> Is there a way to make baseline MAME sort or filter games and clones depending on > what version they were added to the emulator? > > I mean I'm pretty sure you can do this with a frontend and I think you could do this > with MAME32 (or whatever it's called now...) but I just want to see if this is > possible using nothing but baseline MAME. > > Yes, I suck, but that's besides the point. > > Thanks.
unfortunately the main reason people ask this is because they want to run something in the earliest version it was added / marked as working 'because that version will run faster'
which is invariably the worst thing anybody could possibly be doing
it's basically a meaningless piece of metadata because what is more important is when something last had actual improvements.
there's no good reason to officially keep track of it anyway