Game Play Timer Plugin¶
The timer plugin records the total time spent emulating each combination of a system and a software list item, as well as the number of times each combination has been launched. To see the statistics, bring up the main menu (press Tab during emulation by default), choose Plugin Options, and then choose Timer.
This plugin records wall clock time (the real time duration elapsed while emulation is running, according to the host OS) as well as emulated time. The elapsed wall clock time may be shorter than the elapsed emulated time if you turn off throttling or use MAME’s “fast forward” feature, or it may be longer than the elapsed emulated time if you pause the emulation of if the emulation is too demanding to run at full speed.
The statistics are stored in the file timer.db in the timer folder inside your plugin data folder (see the homepath option). The file is a SQLite3 database.