Detects almost any game running, including new releases
Automatically describes detected games
Detects user in-game activity
Collects gaming controller usage statistics
Allows to add any game to Windows Games Explorer
Supports 64 bit
Windows OS and applications
Supports high-DPI (4K)
Detects Windows Store (UWP)
Supports user profiles
Does not reduce performance of your gaming rig
Installs and works under restricted user account
It's free of charge!
It is a freeware
, it is free for noncommercial
It doesn't include any adware or banners
It has no expiration date
It is available for direct download without any registration
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP
or later version (including Microsoft Windows 10
Redistributable of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Recent version of Microsoft DirectX
- Brazilian Portuguese
Download page of Gameplay Time Tracker
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Here you can download genuine installer of the last version of this program for
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April 11, 2011 - Version 1.0
April 19, 2011 - Version 1.0.5
- User in-game activity detection.
- Minor interface improvements.
April 25, 2011 - Version 1.1
- Gaming controller usage statistics (mouse, keyboard, joystick, steering wheel).
- Major compatibility improvements.
May 05, 2011 - Version 1.1.5
- Daily statistics for all your games in summary (collected for the last 365 days
of your gaming).
- Minor interface improvements.
June 14, 2011 - Version 1.2
- User defined game groups (strategies, simulators etc.).
- Game quick launcher panel.
- Manual addition of specific games.
- Manual addition of previously registered gameplay time.
- Fully dynamic interface (lower PC hardware usage).
- Automatic check for new version (controlled by user).
July 15, 2011 - Version 1.3
- Full 64-bit OS support: automatic detection of 32-bit and 64-bit executable files.
- Access to information on installed “Games for Windows” titles.
- Export of detected games to “Games Explorer” (“Games” folder) in Windows Vista / 7 operating systems.
- Game completion flag with user comment, built-in group of completed games.
- Minor interface improvements.
August 11, 2011 - Version 1.4
- Browser-based online game detection (“Quake Live” etc.).
- Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera
Browser and Google Chrome.
- Managed DirectX libraries are no more required.
- Ability to block Windows Logo key to prevent problems with fullscreen games.
- Tweakable overlay window with current gameplay time (for non-fullscreen games only).
August 15, 2011 - Version 1.4.1
- Fixed critical problems with User Account Control (UAC) enabled in
Windows Vista / 7 operating systems. Typical symptoms - application may not
start at all, or user data can not be saved.
September 20, 2011 - Version 1.5
- New simplified startup screen for newcomers (can be disabled by user).
- Application localization engine has been changed. Now you can participate in translation
of this program into your native language!.
- Gaming statistics for groups as interactive pie charts.
- Automatic detection of good old games from GOG.com.
- Periodic autosave of all application data (configured by user).
October 21, 2011 - Version 1.5.1
- Fixed issues with localized versions of Windows.
November 29, 2011 - Version 1.5.2
- Automatic backup of user data for last 10 days.
March 19, 2012 - Version 1.6
- Different users may use program on the same PC (user profile support).
- Gameplay time can be displayed in hours (without days).
- User interface hints at startup.
- Improved game controller support (no input lag).
- Selectable DirectX input libraries.
March 20, 2012 - Version 1.6.1
- Fixed issue with interface localization after the first start of application.
- Preliminary ukrainian language support.
March 23, 2012 - Version 1.6.2
- User data is correctly transferred after upgrade from any previous version.
April 17, 2012 - Version 1.6.3
- Interface language of application installer is now selectable.
- Day-by-day gameplay statistics graph has been refactored.
August 14, 2016 - Version 2.0
- Migrated to SharpDX/SlimDX.
- Migrated to Microsoft .NET 4.0.
- Major compatibility improvements.
November 7, 2016 - Version 2.0.1
- Deutsch interface localization.
November 23, 2017 - Version 2.1
- Detection of Windows Store (UWP) games
- Detection of browser-based games is removed. Sorry, guys, but modern browsers are a big pain to be detected properly.
- New game detection criteria based on video memory usage.
- Game session is suspended, not terminated, when game window loses input focus. Game session count is more accurate now.
- Statistics graph for entire period of observation is now available.
- Displayed columns can be changed when browsing the list of games.
- Recently used applications can be easily added to the list of forcefully detected applications.
- Games may be added manually even if they are not installed now (useful when importing your gameplay data from other similar applications or services).
- Migrated from DirectInput (obsolete) to Raw Input (recommended).
- Major refactoring of source code, many issues were fixed.
- Installer does not require administrative access (program will be installed to “C:\ProgramData” folder).
November 27, 2017 - Version 2.2
- Import your gameplay statistics from recently closed online service Raptr.com in JSON format.
If you have downloaded your file my_playtime.json from Raptr.com, then you can import it via “More actions...” menu in the list of games.
- Fixed error opening icon cache file.
If you had this error, then you can extract file ApplicationIconCache.xml from backup archive and overwrite existing file. Some lost icons should be restored now.
- Brazilian Portuguese interface localization.
March 30, 2018 - Version 2.3
- Added achievements (just for fun).
- Search for a game in the list.
- Select path to the folder which contains files of saved games.
- Choose to automatically back up files of saved games after each game session.
- Transfer statistics to another game (can be useful when duplicate entries exist).
- Create shortcut for a game on desktop (via context menu item).
- Support of high-DPI displays (4K etc.) and large system fonts.
- Support of high-contrast themes.
- Interface overhaul (new images and icons).
- French interface localization.
April 10, 2018 - Version 2.3.1
- Added option to disable setting current game session on pause when the game is out of focus.
- Fixed incorrect detection of interactive gameplay time.
- Updated Brazilian Portuguese interface localization.
July 20, 2018 - Version 3.0
- User data is now stored in single SQLite database file instead of XML files (user data will be migrated to the new format automatically).
All changes will be saved to disk immediately to prevent data loss.
- Added GPU usage detection criteria for game detection (this should work for all GPU vendors).
- Added detection of games running in some emulators. Only large ROM files can be detected (e.g. CD/DVD images).
You can configure application to support your favourite emulators.
Preconfigured game detection works for Dolphin, Cemu, PCSX and PCSX2.
- Redesigned group icons according to new “flat” theme.
When you are updating this application your icons of groups will remain the same.
If you want to use new icons you can find them as PNG files in subfolder “Icons” of installation folder.
Also, if you are using stock groups, you can just delete “GroupIconCache.xml” file from your profile's folder.
- Added available column “Installation folder size” in the list of games. You can sort your games by this parameter.
- Export of games to “Windows Games Explorer” does not work anymore.
Microsoft had removed “Windows Games Explorer” functionality from Windows 10 version 1803.
Existing GDF files are still being parsed during game detection.
- Interface improvements.
- Fixed some bugs.
July 23, 2018 - Version 3.0.1
- Fixed XML file conversion errors.
September 17, 2018 - Version 3.1
- Added export of all applications and statistics to CSV files (comma-delimited, quoted).
- Improved detection of games installed with Steam™ client.
- Added voice messages about duration of current game session, e.g. “You are playing for 1 hour” (disabled by default). Language of voice messages is English.
- Pie chart of games now shows only games displayed in current group.
- Fixed XML file conversion errors.
- Bulgarian interface localization.
- Localization engine and localization tool was updated, replaced XML file (single dictionary) with RESOURCES files (separate languages).
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Required software components
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
redistributable package, you can download
it using the following link
For versions prior to 1.4: Microsoft Managed DirectX
package, you can download it from our site using the following link
(alternatively you may update Microsoft DirectX
libraries to the
latest version, you can download it using the following link