I've had about an hour of googling to try to find out how/if it's possible even to get data from mame via some kind of scripting. Now from MAME 0.148 this is easy, you have Lua and can do all kinds of good stuff. But unless I've missed something (very plausible), we're more or less stuck on MAME 0.137. Almost all of my googling attempts have ended up landing me on post 0.148 pages and examples. I can't find a single example of someone getting data from MAME in some way without Lua. My purpose for this is to essentially make tracking death series easier on myself. I've been grinding it a bit lately, and it would be nice to be able to automatically track what my current series is. But of course, once I'm given a tool, I may find other purposes for it too. So if anyone has any information about this, I'd love to read about it, even if it's just a link to an old page with a hack.