MAME supports displaying data via the command line interface (CLI). The output can be redirected to a text file.
Use the command below to create an XML file with a list of all the games and its detailed properties:
mame.exe -listxml > games_detailed.xml
The XML generated has information of ROMs, CHDs and samples.
The generated file
games_detailed.xml is very large (about 254 megabytes) and can be opened with a text editor such as Notepad++.
Short and full names
The command below only lists short and full names:
mame.exe -listfull > games_names.txt
A sample of the result is below:
D:\mame>mame.exe -listfull Name: Description: 005 "005" 100lions "100 Lions (10219211, NSW/ACT)" 10yard "10-Yard Fight (World, set 1)" 10yard85 "10-Yard Fight '85 (US, Taito license)" 10yardj "10-Yard Fight (Japan)" 110dance "Retro Dance Mat (110 song Super StepMania + 9-in-1 games) (PAL)" 11beat "Eleven Beat" 1292apvs "1292 Advanced Programmable Video System" 1392apvs "1392 Advanced Programmable Video System" 15lions "15 Lions (10166211, Queensland)" 18w "18 Wheeler (set 1)" 18w2 "18 Wheeler (set 2)" 18wheelr "18 Wheeler (deluxe, Rev A)" 18wheelro "18 Wheeler (deluxe)" 18wheelrt "18 Wheeler (deluxe, Rev T)" 18wheels "18 Wheeler (standard)" 18wheelu "18 Wheeler (upright)" 1941 "1941: Counter Attack (World 900227)" 1941j "1941: Counter Attack (Japan)" 1941r1 "1941: Counter Attack (World)" 1941u "1941: Counter Attack (USA 900227)" 1942 "1942 (Revision B)" 1942a "1942 (Revision A)" 1942abl "1942 (Revision A, bootleg)" ...
There is a command to list all commands:
The list of listing commands is below:
# # FRONTEND COMMANDS # -listxml all available info on driver in XML format -listfull short name, full name -listsource driver sourcefile -listclones show clones -listbrothers show "brothers", or other drivers from same sourcefile -listcrc CRC-32s -listroms list required ROMs for a driver -listsamples list optional samples for a driver -verifyroms report romsets that have problems -verifysamples report samplesets that have problems -romident compare files with known MAME ROMs -listdevices list available devices -listslots list available slots and slot devices -listmedia list available media for the system -listsoftware list known software for the system -verifysoftware verify known software for the system -getsoftlist retrieve software list by name -verifysoftlist verify software list by name -version get MAME version
Below is an alternative to generating XMLs from MAME's binary: