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MAME's History.dat

Download the History.dat 2.17 file for MAME 0.217.

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The MAME History.dat is a file that give you access to all trivia, facts, tips and others information for your favorite games and machines in your favorite gui/frontend. It serves information for MAME games, machines and software lists in the Info tab.

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How to use it ?

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

Frontend developers ?

here is how History.dat should be reads:

info for games: $info=rom1,rom2,
info for machines: $info=bios1,bios2,
info for softlist: $softlist_name=rom1,rom2,
Some games can have two or more $xxx= tags.

Tool: History.dat Scanner

Download The MAME History Scanner (rev. Jan.01, 20)
The History.dat Scanner is a program that let you, as its name implies, scan the History.dat file for MAME. It generates lists of missing and unused ROMs. It would be useful, not only for the actual History.dat keeper, but also for users that want to contribute missing entries and information to the Arcade-History.com website. A Readme.txt can be read inside the archive. The MAME History.dat Scanner is a free software made by DreamSoft (c) 2019.

Tool: History.dat Search Engines

Download History.dat Search Engines (rev. Dec.27, 19)
The History.dat Search Engine is a program that let you, as its name implies, to search words in the History.dat file. It has been split in two executable files (one for the mainlist and one for the softlists) in the hope to keep a certain speed at use. The History.dat Search Engines are free softwares made by DreamSoft (c) 2019.

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