Get your information need with the History.dat

History.dat, useable for:
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and more...

It serves information for MAME games, machines and software lists.
All these information are extracted directly from the Gaming-History (formely known as Arcade-History) database.

With the new version of the History.dat, have access to all trivia, facts, tips and others information
for your favorite games and machines using:
and more...

History.dat in MEWUI showing the Atari 2600 info.

atari 2600 information in mewui

History.dat info for the Atari 2600 software list

software list information in mewui

Many classic arcade games have made the transition onto online casino platforms leading to a surge in players playing these games.

History.dat in QMC2 showing the Vectrex software list

software list information in qmc2


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History.dat 1.70 for MAME 0.170 now available! It contains information for more than 50,000 games and machines!

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here is how History should be reads:

info for games on $info=rom1,rom2,
info for machines on $info=bios1,bios2,
info for softlist on $(softlist name)=rom1,rom2,