History.dat 1.48 for MAME, MESS and UME
12/17/12 11:45 PM
The upcoming History.dat 1.48 will covers not only MAME but also MESS and UME 0.148.
A beta version is now downloadable =>
For now, only SVN builds of QMC2 supports the new version of the file.
Available here: http://forums.bannister.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=12
How to use it in QMC2-MAME/MESS/UME:
Unpack the History.dat file in the ./qmc2/data/cat/ directory.
Then, go in Tool/Options, go on the Files/Directories tab and activate the "Game Info DB" & "Software Info DB" options.
Close the windows, then do a Game/Reload and enjoy the History on the History.dat tab.
For Software lists history, go on the Software List tab
and click on the "Toggle Detailed Software Information" option.
Now enjoy the History.dat on the "Software Info" tab.
Information submissions: All entries are editables directly at arcade-history.com. I'm now adding a maximum of entries from MESS (Machines AND Softwares). The History.dat is extracted from the online database.
Information for frontend authors:
The main format don't change, MAME & MESS machine information are stored under $info=romname,romname1,romname2,
The MESS software lists are stored in $softwarelistname=romname,romname1,romname2,
(I.E. : $nes=rockman3,)
See my collection: https://www.arcade-history.com/?page=public&uid=2