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Old 17 April 2021, 21:03   #1
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Gamebase Amiga 2.3

Hi,

while working on completing my Gamebase Amiga collection, I've added several new screenshots and game files along the way.

Belgarath kindly allowed me to share my "version 2.3" with you. You can find it on the EAB FTP server in /Gamebase Amiga 2/.
There is a .ZIP file available, or you can just download what you like from the Amiga 2.3 subfolder.

To ease the load on the server, you can also use this mega.nz link:

https://mega.nz/file/zFtBHALa#BtJRwcxQaosH9Ms-s3iqkkIjZO7mRqgPQrCV3rg5N4Q
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This is fantastic. Thanks twitek! And obviously thanks Belgarath for the enormous amount of work he's put into it.

I hope you don't mind but I have some questions:

- Is there a changelog for this update? ie. Is it a couple of games added/updated or dozens?
- Do you have plans to continue it or is this a one-off?
- Do you verify games to be the best possible versions? I know Belgarath and DamienD always verify games as best as they can. Just curious if you're doing that too, or if you're just selecting anything that looks like it might be the best version to include.

Even if you stop here, I'm still happy and greatly appreciate you taking the time to update GBAmiga
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Old 12 May 2021, 07:18   #3
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- Is there a changelog for this update? ie. Is it a couple of games added/updated or dozens?
There is no changelog. When i started, my goal was to find all missing files and complete my Gamebase 2.1. Two days ago i found the "Amiga 500 - 1200" Gamebase by dax, which would have been an easier starting point. Oh well...
Statistics/no. of files:
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        dax2.0   2.1   2.3
Games     3013  3036  3152
Tunes     2201  2201  2201
Pictures  4793  3195  3323
Extras   10747 11225 11232
dax added 2916 pictures from HOL to his GB. I asked at HOL if i may use them too, but no reply yet.

TLDR; 116 game files added, 128 screenshots, 7 extras.

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- Do you have plans to continue it or is this a one-off?
I have plans to continue it. This time i started a changelog

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- Do you verify games to be the best possible versions?
I know Belgarath and DamienD always verify games as best as they can. Just curious if you're doing that too, or if you're just selecting anything that looks like it might be the best version to include.
Am i as meticulous as Belgarath and DamienD? Maybe not. That's not up to me to decide.
In the end, we all can only choose from what is available to us.
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Thanks for the answers!

Yippee. GBAmiga is back
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Old 12 May 2021, 10:22   #5
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Code:
        dax2.0   2.1   2.3
Games     3013  3036  3152
Tunes     2201  2201  2201
Pictures  4793  3195  3323
Extras   10747 11225 11232
dax added 2916 pictures from HOL to his GB. I asked at HOL if i may use them too, but no reply yet.

TLDR; 116 game files added, 128 screenshots, 7 extras.
I was wondering about that recently. Because, when I look at "All Games" in my old GBA (not sure now if it's 2.1, or dax's version) the number is 5132. Meanwhile, in your 2.3 it's 5131.


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I have plans to continue it. This time i started a changelog
Great to hear. If you need help, I have a huge collection of manuals & other extras in pdf format. I could check what's missing in the current GB and send you the list and files, then you could add it all.
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[...] when I look at "All Games" in my old GBA [...] the number is 5132. Meanwhile, in your 2.3 it's 5131.
I checked the lists. The differences between 5132 in 2.1 and 5131 in 2.3 are:

duplicate and broken entry: 'Allo 'Allo! Cartoon Fun!
added: Bismarck german version
added: Links Championship Course 2 - Bountiful Municipal Golf Course, Utah
combined: Spaceward HO! ECS and Spaceward HO! AGA english (both versions are on the same disks)
combined: Spaceward HO! ECS and Spaceward HO! AGA german
removed: UMS II - Scenario Disk 1
removed: UMS II - Scenario Disk 2 - Napoleon
- both are in the WHDLoad of the main game "UMS II - Nations at War" and I can't find the disks. In hindsight ... in will re-add those two.

Plus some renamed entries.

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I could check what's missing in the current GB and send you the list and files, then you could add it all.
Sure, go ahead! Manuals are always useful.
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Hi everyone, first of all thanks to twitek for the effort he is making in carrying out this project, I hope you want to continue in the future.

On the GameBase64 website you will find a mod of mine created on the basis of this version of the GameBase, all contents at the database and file level are by twitek and have not been changed, I only limited myself to making it portable, fixing and improving the scripts and WinUAE configuration files updated to the latest version, creating a bezel, etc.
For the complete list of changes, I refer you to the original post on gamebase64.com...

http://gb64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5917
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Finally proceeded with the twitek / cnterr update, had to include a few "notes" by hand since Gamebase import feature is rather limited in scope
I was running a very old version of Gamebase Amiga / Mage (v1.4.3 I think) before that
For the record, I don't use it to play games, just for wading through my list of favorites, or should I say noteworthy Amiga games
A small tip, you may use the .png's from DamienD collection along with Gamebase auto renaming capabilities for those games that are still missing screenshots in Mage
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Noticed a potential issue with one of the database entry :



Highlighting said game (Allo! Allo! Cartoon Fun!) will make Gamebase crash, no biggie. So what I did was delete the duplicate entry with MDB Viewer Plus. It didn't seem to affect my gamebase setup upon restart (and Allo! Allo! Cartoon Fun! is still there, with its screenshots and all).
1) Make a backup first 2) You're doing this at your own risk

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I tried to download it, but link is dead. If you have the chance to upload one more time, i will mirror it with easybytez.

EAB ftp is overloaded.
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The Mega link works fine. It's just that twitek linked it incorrectly in the first post.

Here you go: https://mega.nz/file/zFtBHALa#BtJRwc...qgPQrCV3rg5N4Q
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Ok i have been able to download it! Thanks.
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