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Old 10 April 2004, 22:33   #1
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work on offline version

Hi,
are you already working on an offline version of HOL?
And is there a way to make the screenshots named in the TOSEC Convention like on:
http://www.screenshotarchive.com

In that way it would be easier to integrate them into other systems/emulators.

thx a lot for your nice information site
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Old 10 April 2004, 23:51   #2
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At the moment the offline version isn't a very high priority, as the the main focus is to fill missing fields, to verify existing data and to correct bad data. The screenshots themselves often change and are updated with new ones.

It would take a lot of work to convert the screens to a TOSEC naming convention, so I can't see it happening!
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Old 11 April 2004, 18:42   #3
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wont you just release a packed version of HOL, its easy to run apache and mysql.
I have a Linuxbox here for my webdevelopment.

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Old 15 April 2004, 14:53   #4
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One offline version of HOL for windows is currently in dev, it will be a native Directx app and not a LAMP system.
(atm finished at 45%)
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Old 16 April 2004, 18:06   #6
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DirectDraw is the only way to setup one correct user interface under windows

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The offline version of HOL is under development. I am currently working on the underlying librairies, which currently use DirectDraw and DirectInput capabilities to provide a cool and smooth user interface
The HOL Offline version will run on a DirectX platform, and will use :
- PNG files for the eyes ...
- XM files for the ears ...
- C++ for the code ...
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Old 18 April 2004, 18:56   #7
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will there be a way to incooperate with winuae, so we can use something like GB64? and when this is SDL Compatible i would go down on my knees and say thank you guys.
I nice info per game + screenshots helps the brain to remember.
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Old 30 June 2004, 15:02   #8
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I thought about converting the screenshots,
i can give you my reason.
I am Xbox user and we have recently got a wonderfull port of WinUAE
by xport .
I wanna make a screenshot set for this emu.
I looked at the structure of HOL.
You have for every game a ID, pictures have names like 3247_b1.png,
So its easy to compare the ID to the gamename,
I think i can write a php script that renamens the numbered screenshot to the gamename, i kicked the tosec naming idea, because wrote an script that cuts the names from the first ( or [ and moves any file from each game into an folder,
at the end i have the clear namen like "wings of fury" wihout any tosec info,
than i zipped them, inside the zips they have the tosec name.
With the same modified script or a bat script i can convert them into the xport emulator screenshot format.

Is there any way that you can give me an extract from the database,
that includes the ID, Gamename and screenshot names.
select ID, name, shots from HOL or something.

3247 Aliex 3247_b1.png

And a zipped version of the screenshot dirs.
Maybe only with one or two screenshots, *_s1.png.

I donīt know if its much work for you to do this, just a question.
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If there wherenīt so much different dumps out there it would be a bit work,
but at the end we could get something like gb64 or mame, where we have in the gameselection screen Information about the publisher etc.
like i said in the previous post.
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so long

PS: i will make the finished produkt avaible for the public, no question.
One of the reasons i wanna make this set is that its really hard to remember a game by the name, when you see a picture the aha effect is closer.

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Old 02 July 2004, 12:26   #9
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any chance to get a huge set of Amiga game Screenshots?

hi,
like i said at the end of this tread,
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=13263
i wann a create a set of screenshots from nearly every game that exists.
i planinng to name them after the tosec standart and or by simple game name.
Its really hard browsing a list of x 1000 names and remember the right ones,
when you see a picture its easier for the brain to go back .
The set should be compatible to the xbox Amiga emulator and maybe to tugid.
If anyone knows a good source for this, reply please.

so long

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think this is a better place for this than the HOl tread, hope it doesnt count as doublepost.
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Old 02 July 2004, 12:37   #10
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lostfriend - sorry that we (the HOL team) haven't got back to you yet on this issue. In recent times we've had an increasing number of requests to use the HOL screenshots for various projects and we're discussing how best to proceed...

One point to note is that some screenshots are attached to entries with multiple names.
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Old 02 July 2004, 12:48   #11
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ah, nice info. thx.

With mutiple names yo u mean games with "alternate names" right?
wouldnt matter i think.
Glad to hear that you are talking about that, other projects. sounds interresting

when you decided what to do, why not make a torrent from it, could save you much traffic.
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Yes - for example, one game is known under four different names:

A-Soccer (OCS)
Amiga Soccer
Soccer
International Soccer (Microdeal)
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Old 04 July 2004, 00:04   #13
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I took a look on it, dont know how much games have multiple names,
but with a bit work they can be seperated.
A-Soccer (OCS) / Amiga Soccer / Soccer / International Soccer (Microdeal)
this line is the gamename entry in the database, right?
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Old 31 August 2004, 22:16   #14
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do you decided to give access to the screenshot archive?

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Old 08 September 2004, 19:41   #15
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lostfriend - sorry that we (the HOL team) haven't got back to you yet on this issue. In recent times we've had an increasing number of requests to use the HOL screenshots for various projects and we're discussing how best to proceed...
How about simply uploading the database to Aminet? Split the screenshots archive into a few smaller files, and upload the actual info as CSV or something like that.

This way you don't have any bandwith problems and everybody (including people not using Windows, *cough*) could use the data the way he wants.

Of course, everybody out there would just put the whole thing online (or on his ebay-warez-cds) without crediting you guys, so I would understand if you don't like this approach.

Thanks for a brilliant effort btw.
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Old 31 October 2017, 19:58   #16
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I've used the ones from ClassicWB and I'm able to automatically convert/scale them to any size.

But I'm missing a lot of screenshots. Is there a .zip file that we can download instead of manually clicking on the internet?
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