Actually I had not mentioned v4 over here just yet.. just in case anymore issues were reported?
I was thinking of going for a v10 at this rate!
Anywho actually it is not quite what you think. I really was not putting two and two together when you and Cbagy told me something was not right. What was/is happening is when "use sprites as background" is set to Yes it is not displaying them at all on the main menu and game select screen. But is displaying it properly while in game (you can see the game image while in the IGM menu and the load/save state pictures).
However when that option is set to "No".. it reverts to the old method of handling sprites. So the main menu and gameselect screen are displaying the sprites properly. But then when you go in game you will notice that the game image while in the IGM menu and load/save state pictures are missing now.
So really it all boils down to one line of code that needs to be moved. A literal two minute fix!
But not a life threatening issue for those who don't mind.. have that option to no is not gonna kill the useage of the emulator.