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Old 20 January 2016, 10:49   #2
DamienD
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Hello there a7mag3ddon,

Welcome to EAB

That would be very nice I indeed but... unfortunately a DAT like this is almost impossible.

There are sooooo many Amiga games and as you know there are multiple alternate / hacked / trained versions of the same game. For example take Beneath a Steel Sky; this is a possible combination:

... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 01 of 15)(0).adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 02 of 15)(1)[cr DLM].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 03 of 15)(2).adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 03 of 15)(2)[a].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 04 of 15)(3).adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 05 of 15)(4)[a].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 06 of 15)(5).adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 07 of 15)(6)[a].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 08 of 15)(7)[a].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 09 of 15)(8).adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 10 of 15)(9)[a2].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 11 of 15)(10).adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 12 of 15)(12)[a].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 13 of 15)(13).adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 14 of 15)(14)[a].adf
... Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)(Virgin)(Disk 15 of 15)(Boot)[a3].adf

Unless you want to go through each game yourself, test as far as possible (to completion ideally) your best bet is to use something like GameBase Amiga where people like Belgarath have spend many painstaking moons trying to get 100% working sets

I myself stupidly don't use GameBase Amiga and I can tell you I've spent more thank a year on / off configuring 1200+ games for collection. This has involved a lot of testing / research etc and there are probably issues with some of the sets I've chosen...
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