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So I really want the MAME Database to be updated, and want to help the only way I know how to at the moment. So I went looking for some freely available info that I hope can help.
There is a good chance all this info is already known, but I'm just looking to help any way I can.

MAME Databases

Players Database
Summary: NPlayers.ini fills the "Players" column of your favourite MAME / SDLMAME frontend letting you know how many players the game supports and if it's simultaneous play or not.
Site: http://nplayers.arcadebelgium.be/
File Location: http://nplayers.arcadebelgium.be/files/nplayers0189.zip
Current Release: 0.189
Data Example:

10yard=2P alt
10yard85=2P alt
10yardj=2P alt
11beat=2P sim

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Category Database
Summary: Classification by Category
Site: http://www.progettoemma.net/?catlist
File Location: http://www.progettoemma.net/public/ccount/click.php?id=6
Current Release: 0.181
Data Example:

19xxh=Shooter / Flying Vertical
19xxj=Shooter / Flying Vertical
19xxjr1=Shooter / Flying Vertical
2020bb=Sports / Baseball
2020bba=Sports / Baseball

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MAME Release (Version) Database
Summary: The Version of MAME in which the rom was added to the database (part of the Category Database File)
Site: http://www.progettoemma.net/?catlist
File Location: http://www.progettoemma.net/public/ccount/click.php?id=6
Current Release: 0.181
Data Example:

005 = .030
100lions = .173
10yard = .108u5
10yard85 = .137u3
10yardj = .027


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Genre Database
Summary: A Simplified version of Categories
Site: http://www.progettoemma.net/?catlist
File Location: http://www.progettoemma.net/public/ccount/click.php?id=9
Current Release: 0.181
Data Example:

005 = Maze
100lions = Casino
10yard = Sports
10yard85 = Sports
10yardj = Sports

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(Separated) Category/Version/Genre Database
Summary: (2) version of the above data, but separated in folder hierarchy. A Basic and Detailed versions.
Site: http://www.progettoemma.net/?catlist
File Location: (Basic) http://www.progettoemma.net/public/ccount/click.php?id=2
File Location: (Detailed) http://www.progettoemma.net/public/ccount/click.php?id=4
Current Release: 0.181
Data Example:

[Sports / Rugby Football]
cscrtry
cscrtry2
pigskin
pigskina
pigskinb

[Quiz / Spanish]
mastboy
mastboyia
triviaes

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Inforamtion/History Database
Summary: A database of game summaries, with Technical data, Trivia, tips & tricks, ports and more.
Site: https://www.arcade-history.com/index.php?page=download
File Location: https://www.arcade-history.com/dats/history190.7z
Current Release: 0.190
Data Example:

$info=deadeye,
$bio

Dead Eye (c) 1978 Meadows Games.

An old and challenging shoot'em up where the player controls a cowboy named 'Dead Eye' to shoots at coins tossed into the air and the birds, you must keep shooting your gun to the flip coin and only hitting the top and both sides of the borders with he coin and without crashing, to earn points.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : S2650 (@ 625 Khz)
Sound CPU : S2650 (@ 625 Khz)
Sound Chips : DAC, Samples

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 1
Control : stick
Buttons : 1

- TRIVIA -

Dead Eye was released in October 1978.

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=606&o=2

$end

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Game Name/List Database
Summary: ROM name to Actual Name
Site: http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/download.php
File Location: http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/download_file.php?tipo=emulator&id=836&codice=gamelist.txt.zip&rename=mame190-gamelist.txt.zip
Current Release: 0.190
Data Example:

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)"
11beat            "Eleven Beat"

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Info, Recommendation & Other EMUs Database
Summary: Bugs, What's new, info, categories, recommended, version, tips, ect...
Site: http://mameinfo.mameworld.info/
File Location: http://www.mameworld.info/mameinfo/download/Mameinfo0190.zip
Current Release: 0.190
Data Example:

$info=doa2m
$mame
0.182 [Guru]

0.179 [Defor]

0.114u1 [Guru]


WIP:

- 0.182: MetalliC changed 'Dead or Alive 2 Millennium' to be parent of DoA2 set, note: DoA2M is not "new" game or some addon, its just newer revision, EPROM update, released ~month later of doa2 set.

- 0.179: Defor added Dead or Alive 2. Note: Later original version, have unlocked Tag and Survival game modes, but unlike Millennium have no option to disable them like original rev have 1 life in story mode and no way to tweak it (Millennium have it 2 and test mode option to change it). Possible USA or international release. Renamed (doa2) to (doa2a).

Thanks @Replay
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Edited by natemac00
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