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Old 31 December 2004, 07:44   #1
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GameBaseAMY dat file ready for flaming

Well I said I would do a release before New Years.
Unfortunately I'm not going to make it

But I have finished the initial dat file to be used with the first version of GBA

It contains 3921 Sets and 5765 ADFs and is for ClrMamePro only at this stage

[EDIT: Link removed.. See GBA v0.1b thread or website for links]

The dat file uses the TOSEC - Amiga - Games - ADF (v0.29) dat file as it's basis

It is automatically generated using a little, well not so little, proggy I wrote just for the occasion. It is bound to have problems, mainly for two reasons. 1) I'm an average programmer at best 2) Some very inconsistent names in the TOSEC dat file

I chose this path as I felt it would get the ball rolling faster than manually adding one game at a time. Individual games can now be manually altered as problems arise with the automatically selected ones.

The program used a series of 'rules' to discard known / suspected bad copies and turn the remaining ones into something more usable by GameBase.

Each individual game or set is zipped with every ADF required for that game. The set names and disk / rom names have been shortened, again automatically. The description at this point is a left over from the TOSEC description. It should give you an idea of which TOSEC files each game is using.

Even though the TOSEC dat has it's problems, this would not have been possible without it. So I would like to express my thanks to everyone at TOSEC especially those that have contributed to the Amiga dats.

So if you're interested please have a look. Run the dat through ClrMamePro and get ready for the first GBA. It will be out in a day or two. I'm just putting the finishing touches on it now. However I'm due to go out and get drunk soon So it will have to wait till the weekend.

Well as always all comments good / bad or otherwise are always welcome

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Old 02 January 2005, 20:40   #2
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WOOW! Cool!! I thought about it yesterday. And now here it is!

R.E.S.P.E.C.T Runey
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Old 03 January 2005, 00:55   #3
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Even though the TOSEC dat has it's problems, this would not have been possible without it. So I would like to express my thanks to everyone at TOSEC especially those that have contributed to the Amiga dats.
Maybe you could mention something like that in the Acknowledgement section on the project's homepage then

BTW, the dats have been updated and released several times since v0.29 - with MANY corrections.
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Old 03 January 2005, 02:00   #4
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Give me a few more hours Plasmatron and the first release should be out

Still buggy but working...

I certainly will mention that Idoru, as soon as I finish the actual release and update the site

As for the dat file. v0.29 was the last version I could find before the online datgen came into being. Since the online version generated so many errors (at least for me) I decided against using it until those issues were sorted out. So I stuck with the last version released which was v0.29.

Anyway watch this space
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That's no problem, the dats are relatively difficult to get to at the moment with the site being down. I'll upload the current Games dat to the Zone for you.
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Old 03 January 2005, 14:04   #6
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Thanks Idoru
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Old 03 January 2005, 17:29   #7
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Just noticed you probably need the Games - PD dat also, so I've just uploaded that to the Zone as well now
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Old 04 January 2005, 03:07   #8
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Thanks again Idoru. Downloading them now.

I'll run them through my little proggy and see what it spits out
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Old 05 January 2005, 17:10   #9
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The Gamebase Amy stuff looks good....

I'd also quite like a look at those newer Tosec dats.... but I don't have access to The Zone - guess I'm too new....

Could someone provide a link where I could pick them up?

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Old 05 January 2005, 18:47   #11
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Whoops! Thanks for that, guess who feels like a chump. Did not notice any info for this in the FAQ....

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Old 12 February 2005, 02:29   #12
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would this work with xbox

would this work for the following

Im trying to remove all duplicates so that i can put them onto a dvd with winuae for my xbox
 
Old 14 February 2005, 23:22   #13
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Sorry for the slow reply.

There's no reson why you can't use the dat file to create a duplicate free version of your collection. It's only ClrMamePro conmpatible thouhg, so keep that in mind. Make sure you pick up the latest version of the dat though, as there are some major bugs in the first couple of versions.
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