Get your information need with the History.dat

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:
mame and raine emulators
as well as Frontends and GUIs like QMC2, Emuloader, MAMEui, etc.

The History.dat serves information for MAME games, machines and software lists in the Info tab.

History.dat showing the Atari 2600 info.

atari 2600 information in mewui

History.dat info for the Atari 2600 software list

software list information in mewui

History.dat 2.06 for MAME 0.206

Download History.dat as a ZIP file or 7Z File
Please help us to save bandwitch by downloading the 7z version if you are using 7-zip on your computer, thanks.


MAME users: put the file "History.dat" in the folder called "history".

MAMEUI users: put the file "History.dat" in the folder called "dats".


- First release of the History.dat was on April 11, 1999.

- Version 2.06 serves info for ~76400 games through ~1.48 million lines!

- The History.dat is extracted from the Gaming-History database.

Frontend developers ?

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,


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