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  1. [Official] Nintendo GameCube XML Database 9-21-2017 1.0 View File I did some work on this database a while go, and I had big plans - I was going to have a 'players' field, a 'developer' field, and all kinds of other stuff. But I've scrapped that, because HyperSpin in it's current state can't even utilize any of these fields. Instead, I've opted to create custom XMLs. At the moment, I have a 'Two Players' and 'Multiplayer' XML finished - and they are quite accurate, as I compiled the data directly from the backs of the boxes, that clearlly state how many players the game has. Please note that this is for *english games only*. I found the Japanese games too frustrating to navigate menus, and I don't like compiling data from 3rd party sources, so that's that. Otherwise, the manufacturer field now accurately reflects the name of the publisher. It makes no sense to have the name of some obscure, uncredited developer as the name in the description, when we have nice box arts that clearly tell you who published the game. The publisher should be the standard for all console/handheld systems, at least in this version of HyperSpin. An alternative of course is to put both - developer/publisher - and that's always an option. But at the least, the publisher should always be there. Prior to my work, this database was very flawed in respect to the manufacturer field. Sometimes the developer was used, sometimes the publisher was used, sometimes the data was completely wrong. Special thanks goes to JSinn for having a complete set of box backs for me to use to compile the data for the two player and multiplayer XMLs. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 09/21/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  2. Version 0.180

    603 downloads

    Dear HyperSpin friends, I've put together a package of sorts, aimed at HyperSpin newcomers and veterans alike. I've been continuously grooming a custom "best of MAME" database, bezel set, and MAME ini file set for quite a while now. My goal is to provide something that someone can drop into a fresh setup or custom wheel and be up and running right away. I intend to release updates to the individual downloads on a periodic basis, so check the change logs for more information going forward. The package is split into three parts, as follows. Put together, these downloads will have results as shown in the screenshots. HyperSpin MAME.xml database (THIS DOWNLOAD, see below for details) Corresponding RocketLauncher bezel set (Link) MAME ini files (Link) File information: This download contains a custom "best of MAME" HyperSpin XML database. It contains both standard ROM-based games as well as some CHD-based games. It may be copied over an existing MAME.xml file and run against a full romset to achieve a pared down result. The database was developed for a 2-player cabinet with standard orientation, 8-way joysticks and six buttons per player. There is no trackball or spinner on the control panel. So that being said, following are the requirements kept in mind as I develop it: Top 350-ish working MAME arcade games (totally subjective, of course) Based on official HS MAME database I'm in the US and think the US loading screens are cool, so wherever possible I've included US clones instead of parent ROMs 2-player clones of 3+ player games are included instead of parents (ex: TMNT and X-Men) No driving, spinner, dial, trackball, analog, or really custom control games (apologies to many great games) Install instructions: Download file Copy into your \HyperSpin\Databases\MAME folder, overwriting your existing MAME.xml List of included games (by ROM name): 1942 1944 1941u 1943kai 1943u 1945kiii 19xx 3countb 3wondersu aerofgts airwolf aliens aliensyn alpham2 altbeast armwaru astdelux astorm astyanax asurabus asterix atetris avspu baddudes batcir batmanfr batrideru batsugunsp bbakraid berzerk bgaregga bionicc2 bjtwin blazstar blitz2k blktiger bloodbro bloxeedu bnj bombjack boogwing bosco bstars2 btime btoads bubbles bublbob2 bublboblr bubsymphu buckyuab bwidow cabal captavenu captcommu choplift circusc cloak cninjau commando contra cotton2 cottonbm cottonu crimecu crimfght cstlevna ctribe darius2 dariusg dariusu dassault dbreed dbz ddonpach ddp2 ddpdojblk ddragon2u ddragon3 ddragonu ddsomu ddtodu deadconx defender digdug dimahoou dinou dkong dkong3 dkongjr dkongx docastle donpachi dowild dragnblz drmario dsaber dsmbl dstlku dungeonm dynwar eagle ecofghtru edrandy eightman elevator elvactr esprade eswatu excitebk fatfursp fatfury1 feversos ffightub finalbu foodf footchmp frogger frontlin funkyjet futariblj ga2 gaiapols gaiden galaga galaxian gallop gaplus garou gaunt22p gauntlet2p gberet gground ghostb ghoulsu gijoeu gnbarich gngt goldnaxe gorf gradius gradius2 gradius3 gradius4 grdians growlu gunbird gunbird2 gunforc2 gunsmokeu guwange gyruss hcastle hharryu hitice hotdogst indytemp inthunt invaders jojo jojoba joust jrpacman jungleh junofrst karianx kengo kingdmgp kinst kinst2 knightsu kodu kof98 kotm kotm2 kungfumd kyros ladybug lastblad lastbld2 lifefrce lightbr liquidku loht lrescue lwings macross magdrop3 mainevt2p mappy mario matmania mazinger megaman megaman2 mercsu metamrph mikie mk mk2 moomesauac mooncrst mp_gaxe2 mp_sor2 mpatrol mrdo mrdrillr mshu mshvsfu mslug mslug2 mslug3 mslug4 mslug5 mslugx mspacman mtrap mushisam mvscu mwalku mysticri mystwarru nam1975 narc nastarw nbajam nbbatman ncommand nemesis nibbler ninjaku nitd nitrobal nrallyx nslasheru nspirit numanath nwarru openice osman outfxies outzone pacman pacmania pang3 panic paperboy pbobble pengo pepper2 pgoal phoenix popeye prehisleu progear psychic5 pulstar punchout punisher puyo puyopuy2 pyros qbert qix quartet2 raiden raiden2 raidendxu rallybik rampage rastanua rbff2 rbibb rbisland rbtapper rdft2u rfjetu roboarmy robocopu robotron rtype2 rtypeleo rtypeu rygar s1945 s1945ii s1945iii s1945p salmndr2 samsho samsho2 scobra scramble sengoku2 sf2uk sfa2u sfa3u sfau sfiii2 sfiii3u sfiiiu shadfrceu shinobi shocktro simpsons2p slammastu sncwgltd snowbros socbrawl sokyugrt sonicwi2 sonicwi3 spelunkr spf2t spidmanu splatter ssf2tu ssridersubc strider supermanu superpac superspy suprmrio svc tankbatt tengai thndzone timeplt tmnt22pu tmnt2po tnzs toobin tron truxton2 turfmast twincobru uballoon uccopsar umk3 uopoko vanguard vendetta2p vf viewpoin vigilantg viostormu vsav2 vsavu wakuwak7 warriorb wboy willowu wjammers wof wow wwfmania wwfsstaru wwfwfest xevious xmcotau xmen2pa xmvsfu zaxxon zookeep
  3. Ultimate Sega Saturn

    Version 1.0.0

    121 downloads

    I hope there's some Sega Saturn fans out there, because I really put some love into this one. If you are... this is the Sega Saturn setup you want, I promise you. Honestly at this point, just describing what this is, is probably the most exhausting part. If you don't know, you should check out my 'Ultimate Sega Genesis' pack for a better description. For those that *do* know, this is my most thorough one yet. Box backs, 2D box fronts, and 3D box artwork for every single game. I always try to do this if possible. Disc scans for all but 30 games. Full publisher wheels for every single publisher, all taken directly from the Sega Saturn era for authenticity. This pack also contains a custom database, using the *publisher* as the standard, and not the developer. I added 23 new games. Don't worry, they all have artwork and wheels. And, I even included videos for the new games, so you don't have to go hunting down any new media. All the typical genres you're expecting, e.g. Action, Adventure, etc. I'm not going to explain all of the custom wheels this time. If you know how to add 2+2, then it should all be self explanatory. Credit and thanks: Most of the artwork and wheels came from the community. I added some disc scans (located in artwork4), however, we're still missing 30 or so games. I actually resorted to photoshopping ebay images to get a few. That sucks, let me tell you. But...! I made them look decent, anyways. I turned to segaretro.com to fill in blanks, and for the new games I added to the database. It's a great site for researching anything Sega. Many thanks to them for not putting a crappy watermark on their images, like so many other sites of that nature do. All the publisher wheels and custom database wheels were done by me. It was a lot of work. I probably have a solid week in this. My hope is that this inspires someone to do something similar. A brief description of the new games added, and why they were added: 1. Akumajo Dracula X - Gekka no Yasokyoku (Japan) - This is the Japanese version of 'Castlevania - Symphony of the Night, and it has added features (2 new areas, new items, and the ability to play as Maria) that the PS1 version does not. It's worth checking out if you're a fan of the PS1 version. 2. Burning Fest. Limit Over. (Hack) (Japan) (Translated En) - This is a translated version of the hacked version of Asuka 120% Burning Fest Limited. The first of 8 fully playable translated games available on this platform, that were left out of the original database. 3. Daytona USA - CCE Netlink Edition (USA) - The Netlink version of Daytona USA - Championship Circuit Edition. Considered one of the rarest Sega Saturn games. I think of HyperSpin as a sort of 'digital Museum,' and no museum is complete without the rarest game. A database should not be about including only the most fun games, or leaving out duplicates. A database should be *complete*, and it should be up to the user to decide what to include or exclude. 4. Dragon Force II - Kami Sarishi Daichi ni (Japan) (Translated En) - The 2nd of 8 translations available. The description has the alternate title of 'Dragon Force II - The Godforsaken Land (Japan) (Translated En).' 5. Dungeon Master Nexus (Japan) - A Japanese RPG. It's in Japanese so you won't be able to play it unless you have a guide or can read the language. But, it's a Saturn exclusive. As far as I'm concerned, every Saturn Exclusive should be in the database as a matter of principal. This is gaming history here people. If you don't want unplayable games in your HyperSpin, don't add it. 6. Dungeons & Dragons Collection (Japan) (Disc 1 & 2) - Considered to be one of the best imports, contains 'Tower of Doom' and 'Shadow Over Mystara.' It's playable, even with the language barrier. 7. Final Fight Revenge (Japan) - A totally playable Japanese game. In fact, if you have your system settings set to 'English,' the game is totally in English. This game should have been in the original database for sure. 8. Grandia - Digital Museum (Japan) - Another Japanese RPG that you probably won't be able to play due to the language barrier, but again, a Sega Saturn Exclusive. There's no law that says you have to add every single game in the database. But if you're a completionist, and you love this system and it's history, it belongs in the database. 9. Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (Japan) - Totally playable, the language barrier is practically a non issue. 10. Policenauts (Japan) (Translated) (Disc 1-3) - The sequel to Hideo Kojima's first game ever, 'Snatcher.' The 3rd of 8 translations. 11. Sega Rally Championship Plus - Netlink Edition (USA) - Supports the 3D control pad and has some bugfixes, and is considered the 'definitive version.' 12. Segata Sanshirou Shinken Yuugi (Japan) - A collection of mini games. Somewhat playable. A Sega Saturn Exclusive, starring the funny Japanese guy from the Sega Saturn commercials that aired in Japan. 13. Shining Force III - Premium Disc (Japan) (Translated En) - The 4th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. 14. Shining Force III - Scenario 1 (Japan) (Translated En) - The 5th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. The USA version was already in the database (Shining Force III (USA) ). I did not include the title following 'scenario 1' as it would make the display name ridiculously long, and wouldn't display properly on your HyperSpin. 15. Shining Force III - Scenario 2 (Japan) (Translated En) - The 6th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. We only got 'Scenario 1' in North America in the form of 'Shining Force III (USA).' 16. Shining Force III - Scenario 3 (Japan) (Translated En) - The 7th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. 17. Shinrei Jusatsushi Taromaru (Japan) - A Sega Saturn Exclusive. From Wikipedia: "The game has the distinction of being one of the Sega Saturn's rarest and most difficult games to obtain, mainly due in part to Time Warner Interactive ceasing operations after only 7,500 copies of it were manufactured. eBay auctions for the game can start for as high as $1,000." "Retro Gamer included it on their list of ten essential Saturn imports, described as "a delightfully nutty game that takes elements of Shinobi and Alisa Dragoon and marries them to insanely over-the-top action scenes that involve gigantic frogs and fantastic scaling and rotating effects. " 18. Shoujo Kakumei Utena - Itsuka Kakumei Sareru Monogatari (Japan) (Translated En) (Disc 1 & 2) - The 8th of 8 translations. Seems to be a graphic novel type game. 19. Virtual-On - Cyber Troopers - Netlink Edition (USA) - The Netlink Edition game of the same name. A two player online version. I'm not sure if that means anything to a gamer or not, perhaps an emulator can implement the feature somehow. 20. X-Men vs. Street Fighter (Japan) - The definitive version of my personal favorite in the Capcom 'Vs.' series. Puts the PS1 version to shame (which lacked several of the arcade features). This game is totally playable, language barrier is barely an issue (if at all). A few tips on making the translations work. I'm using the Mednafen emulator. It's the best. The Retroarch Mednafen Saturn core isn't as good, it doesn't have 3D Control Pad support working properly, and the Bios settings come up for every single game. That being said, you're still better off getting all your files in bin/cue format (which is what the RetroArch core uses). If you download a game in any other format, try mounting the disc image to a virtual drive (like Daemon tools lite), then open up ImgBurn, and convert the image to bin/cue. If you apply a translation patch, and the patch changes the format, follow the same process to get the game back to a cue and single bin file format. If a game gives you a 'disc read error' in the emulator itself, try this process also. If Imgburn gives you an error while trying to convert anything, you know you have a bad file.
  4. [OFFICIAL ] Nintendo Famicom XML database 8-21-2017 View File Credit goes to Tonesmalone, chex, and Retro Goonie. Special thanks goes to Kondorito for already having box art for the entire database - that made my job a lot easier. I have taken the development thread [Official] database, and done the following 1. Corrected errors in the <manufacturer> field. I am primarily concerned with the name reflecting what is written on the box - and I tried to be as accurate as possible. So if one game uses the typical 'Taito' logo, but another one uses 'Taito Corporation,' I entered the data accordingly. Sometimes there is no logo, and I had to use the small print on the back of a box or the cartridge. And some cases, I had to use the title screen. I tried to give respect to any situations where there were multiple names on the box. In that situation, I entered the data in the format of developer/publisher, or in some cases, developer 1/developer 2/publisher. 2. Re-added two games that were taken out of HyperList - Super Mario Bros (25 Anniversary Edition) (Japan) and Super Maruo (Japan) (Unl) (Translated En). Super Maruo has the enabled="0" feature activated, and if you want it in your collection, you will have to manually alter the database and either change it to enabled="1" or delete it, so that it it is the same as the other entries. It is not just an 'adult' game, it is also pornographic and vulgar. It should be in the list, simply because it exists - but it's also trash in every sense of the word. 3. Changed the Shufflepuck Cafe rating back to HSRS - GA. This game is harmless. There were rumors back in the Amiga days that the scantily clad female would flash you but they are bogus as far as I can tell. And I personally played the Famicom version - there's no nudity. 4. Added 4 new games. Downtown - Nekketsu Koushinkyoku - Soreyuke Daiundoukai (Japan) (Translated En) Gimmick! (Japan) (Translated En) USA Ice Hockey in FC (Japan) Venus Senki (Japan) (Translated En) USA Ice Hockey is not a translation obviously, but any Japanese game with 'USA' in the title fascinates me. I've included a genres.zip download, that includes custom manufacturer genres for every single developer/publisher, years, ratings (even though Super Maruo is the only 'Adult' game), and two custom genres - Translations, and Sports Complete. That about covers it. If you have any suggestions/improvements to offer, please visit the following thread: Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 08/21/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits Tonesmalone, chex, Retro Goonie, Kondorito.  
  5. [OFFICIAL] NEC PC Engine-CD xml Database View File I've decided to take this one in a different direction. Included as a separate file are genre xmls, Publisher/Developer xmls, year xmls, ratings xmls, and two custom xmls - Sports Complete, and Translations. Also included is the genre.xml itself already sorted the way I prefer things on my system, for all the included files. This database actually wasn't terrible to begin with - there were errors of course for the manufacturer field (my personal source of OCD), but there didn't seem to be any bogus developers that I was unable to verify. I've given much more respect to the developers in this database than I have in the past. I am still primarily concerned with the manufacturer field reflecting the name on the box - however - the source site I was using (http://www.pcengine.co.uk) made it *extremely* easy to include both developer *and* publisher data in most cases. The format is typically Developer/Publisher. If the developer was the publisher, then only a single name was used. If there were multiple developers, the format is Developer1/Developer2/Publisher. In some cases, a game may have been developed previously by another company, but had nothing to do with the current port - e.g. Sega/NEC Avenue for 'Bonanaza Bros.' In this situation I felt it to be relevant information. Knowing this stuff as you scroll your games makes HyperSpin more fun. The reason I decided to include genres this time (and possibly in future database contributions) is because with the multiple entities being listed in the <manufacturer> field, it's actually a lot of work to create a genre for every single listing. But that's what I want on my setup. And, if I'm going to put in the work anyways, why not share it with the community? That's what it's all about. If you've done something to make things cool on your end, why not let everyone else enjoy it too? A strong sense of community = a better HyperSpin for everyone. This is more or less one of my 'ultimate' setups without any graphic art. There are no plans to create custom wheels for every single publisher/developer - I'm ok with having plain text for most of my wheels. But if you want the graphic art for the main genres (action, adventure, etc.), all you have to do is copy and paste it (or better yet, sym link it) into the genre\wheel and genre\backgrounds folder. I didn't touch the file names, except for two. I added 4 translations. No corrections to year or ratings. But the manufacturer data is now top notch - which is my thing. Enjoy. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 08/17/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  6. [OFFICIAL] NEC PC Engine XML Database View File I said I didn't have the motivation for this one, but I lied. It was just too offensive to allow it to stand. It had to die a fiery death. There were at least 7 instances where the developer name was seemingly made up out of thin air - ITL, Inter State, Now Production, Pixel, Sankindo, Sting, Tenky, Tomcat System, and West one. There' s no mention of these developers on the jewel case, the hucard, or even the title screen. However, after some googling, I was able to link *a few* of them to the games in question. But it doesn't seem right to put some obscure name as the manufacturer. So, as always - the standard here is the *name on the box/jewel case*. Note that with this particular database, since it was such a mess to begin with, I went the extra mile and listed *multiple* names (e.g. Sega/NEC Avenue) for games where there were multiple names mentioned. I used http://www.pcengine.co.uk as a source, which is very accurate, and then checked that source with actual ebay photos if I could find them. Game names were not changed. The only data that is a massive improvement here is the publisher/developer data. I declare this the new official. May the old one never again see the light of day. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 08/16/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits http://www.pcengine.co.uk  
  7. [OFFICIAL] NEC TurboGrafx-CD xml database View File It's a bit confusing the way they did things for this system. Many games are distributed by 'Turbo Technologies, Inc.' But the label on the front of the box will be for the developer. So who then, is the publisher? I typically favor the publisher when making these databases, for one reason, and one reason only - I get irritated when the name of the manufacturer in the description above the game name is different than the name on the box. That's it! That's the only reason I do this. People remember the name on the box. That is the company people will almost always associate a game with. But in this particular instance, I went with the label on the box *regardless* of whether or not they were the publisher. The publisher would be NEC in almost all cases, and to put 'NEC' in every field is useless information. Things get confusing here also, because sometimes the developer will have no mention on the box, but maybe in small print on the back of the manual or on the CD. I solved this little dilemma for myself simply by naming the manufacturer after whatever entity took credit on the box. If Hudson Soft or Icom Simulations, Inc. put their label on the cover, then it is a Hudson Soft or Icom Simulations, Inc. game. If that label isn't there, an in it's place there is simply 'NEC,' then it is an NEC game. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 08/16/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  8. Version 1.0.0

    14 downloads

    As usual, the HyperList database was a mess in regards to the <manufacturer> field. It's like someone used inaccurate sources like Wikipedia exclusively, copied the information badly, and didn't bother to check anything. I checked the offical thread, it didn't look like anything was done with the Hyperlist database - so I am declaring this the new official. The name on the box is the name in the manufacturer field - none of this 'Turbo Technologies, Inc.' in small print on the back of the box (who was the *distributor* in many cases, not the developer or the publisher). I check the box labels, not a 3rd party source - so if there are errors, they are mine alone. Also note that I give priority to the label name given on the box above all else. If a game was developed by Data East, has the Data East logo on the front, but then in small print on the back it says "Published by NEC," yeah that's getting labelled as a Data East game. Database work isn't fun to me... but I get seriously annoyed when I see inaccurate data. The PC Engine database is about 10x worse but I just don't have the motivation to do that right now. Just trust that the name of the publisher (?)/developer(?)/distributor(?) has about a 50/50 chance of being right every time you see it. There's room for improvement with this database - I didn't check years or rename games pedantically according to the name on the box (the *right* way to name a game). But publisher data is one thing I'd like to always see right, so this is my contribution. If you find fault with this database please bring it to my attention. I hate inaccurate data just as much as you do, trust me.
  9. Ultimate Sega Genesis

    Version 2.0.0

    116 downloads

    HyperSpin is not just a way to play games. That is secondary to me. I see it as a sort of 'digital museum.' That is the inspiration behind my 'Ultimate' default themes. You don't just get the best quality images (box arts, cartridge scans, wheels) I could find. You also get a huge number of custom genre databases, showcasing the games in a filtered fashion. Want to check out all of the 'Mega Mouse' games? With this setup, you can. Want to check out some 'Sega Channel' exclusive games? No problem. Want to see every game that Konami published? I've got you covered. I've tried to imagine every common filter for games that you could imagine, and implemented it in a fun way. Because emulation to me is about preservation of our culture. 20 years from now, your kids and your grandkids will be able to look at the work we've done here, and hopefully appreciate our culture as much as you and I do. This is my contribution to the community, I hope you enjoy it. If you like the work that I do, please show your appreciation by clicking the 'like' button or saying a few words. A little bit of appreciation goes a long way, and it keeps me motivated to keep giving you more. What is included: Full (as in every game) wheel art, full cartridge art, full 3D box art, 857/954 2D box backs +2D box fronts (this will display in Rocketlauncher's 'Pause' if you have it configured correctly), an updated and very much improved official database (using the 'publisher' instead of the developer), 116 different publisher wheels/databases (all but 14) including wheel art, several custom genre wheels+art+backgrounds, regular genre wheels+art+backgrounds, a default theme, letters, sounds, pointer, and every game theme I could find (a couple of them fixed+improved). What is not included: Videos, games Instructions: 1.In your HyperSpin\media folder, rename your current 'Sega Genesis' folder to '1Sega Genesis' to disable it (in details view, it will autosort to the beginning of the list). Drag and drop the new 'Sega Genesis' folder that is included into the HyperSpin\media folder. You can delete the old '1Sega Genesis' folder later on, if you decide to keep everything included in this pack. 2.In your 'Databases' folder, rename the 'Sega Genesis' folder to '1Sega Genesis to disable the original database folder. Drag and drop the 'Databases\Sega Genesis' folder that is included into the 'databases' directory. 3. Copy or move your old Sega Genesis videos (or download new ones from emumovies.com) into the new HyperSpin\media\Sega Genesis\Video folder. 4. Open 'HyperHQ/Wheel Settings' go to your Sega Genesis wheel, and click on the 'wheel' tab. Change the wheel image sizes as follows: Large: 290 Small: 195 This is so that the wheels don't interfere with the Genesis console/cartridges theme, and everything displays properly. The proper settings are pictured below. Credits: Most or all sounds, wheels, letters, themes, 3D box art and cartridge art came from various sources in the community, I take no credit. 2D box fronts and backs I got from the following thread: https://gbatemp.net/threads/cover-collections-for-emulators-with-cover-support.324714/ and credit goes to the respective contributors. The default theme is not mine, however it was tweaked by me, as were the themes for 'ShadowHunt' and Streets of Rage 2 (to make the videos display correctly), and Sonic Spinball (background was not sized properly). My own personal contributions: 1. The database. I went through the official database, and changed the manufacturer field to reflect the publisher of the game, rather than the developer. Most people don't care about some obscure developer that developed one or two games, only to never be heard from again. People remember the name on the box. That is what i wanted displayed in the info above the game name. Other changes include adding "Battle Mania Daiginjou - Trouble Shooter Vintage (Japan, Korea) (Translated En)." This is an alternate trasnlation for "Battle Mania Daiginjou (Japan, Korea) (Translated En)," as the creator of both patches stated that both versions were worth a playthrough for fans of the game. I ditched the one French translation "Surging Aura" and reverted it back to the Japanese game. No sense putting extra effort into patching a game or hunting down a patched game if you still can't understand what is being said. Miracle Piano is not an adventure game. Changed to 'Educational' genre. Body Count is a gun game, not a platformer. I'm concerned about the quality of the genre field in the official database as well, but I already put 2 days into this, and to be frank I have better things to do. Hopefully someone will overhaul it in the future. For now, I consider what I've done a significant improvement over the official database and I'm betting you will too. Last change - if a translated game has an alternate title in English, that was preferred as the 'description' entry. The 'name' entry was left alone so that your videos will still work without having to rename them. 2. Collecting, editing, and creating publisher genre wheel art for 116 different publishers for the Sega Genesis. I combined 'Virgin' and 'Virgin Games,' 'Hi Tech Expressions' and 'Hi Tech Entertainment,' and 'Sportsmaster' and 'Codemasters' (Sportsmaster was a shortlived sub label of Codemasters, and I couldn't find a quality scan, and since it was just a few games, I just combined them). There are only 14 rather obscure publishers that were not included, and they are: C&E, Chuanpu Technology, CYX, Home Data, KABAL_MK (creator of Ultimate Mortal Kombat Trilogy Hack, so not even an actual publisher so much as a hacker), King Tec Information Co., Never Ending Soft Team, Senchi Technology, Shogakukan Production, Sik, Soft Vision, Sportsmaster, Supervision, and Wonder Amusement Studio. I'm only listing them here in case someone wants to contribute the last missing publisher wheels, then this project will be even more complete than it already is. But most (if not all) of those publishers only produced 1 or 2 games. This project was a ton of work. I redrew many (probably 20+) logos. The quality is decent, even with my very average photoshop skills, because I put a lot of work into them. That, and I'm getting better. 3. Custom genre databases, from various sources I've found. They include: American Games - All games with (USA), (World), or (USA, Somothercountry) in them. European Games - All games with Europe in parentheses, that did not also have 'USA' in them. Does contain games with '(Japan, Europe).' Australian Games - The one Australian game (Daze Before Christmas) Brazilian Games - All games with 'Brazil' in parentheses. Chinese Games - All games with 'China' in parentheses. Japanese Games - All games with 'Japan' in parentheses, that did not also contain 'USA' or 'Europe.' Translations - All translated games. Prototypes - All prototypes. Homebrew - All homebrew games in the official list I was able to research and verify. Hacks - All hacks (only 2 games) that were included in the official database. Co-op games - All or most co-op games. Very accurate. Credit goes to: http://segaclassics.blogspot.com/2012/11/genesis-multiplayer-co-op-games.html Best of co-op games - The 'co-op games' database contained 106 games. The source that I used had them rated. This database contains the top 50. Multiplayer - A list of multiplayer games, data was compiled from multiple sources. Not verified. May contain errors or omissions. Should be considered a guide, not 'the last word.' Mega Mouse - All 'Mega Mouse' games from the official list. 6 buttons - A list of games that utilize the 6 button gamepad compiled from multiple sources. Not verified. May contain errors or omissions. Should be considered a guide, not 'the last word.' I considered adding a '3 button' database, but since it would be quite a chore to compile the accurate data necessary for such a task, I decided against it. Sega Channel - A list of 'Sega Channel' exclusives. May have some ommissions, but reasonably accurate, as it's a short list. Themes: All games with themes included (everything that I could find). Action, Adventure, Beat'em-up, etc. - Your typical genres. It should be noted that I personally found a few errors without even trying. This database needs an overhaul, but it most likely won't be from me. That about covers it. If you find any errors, no matter how small, please share them here so that I can fix them.
  10. {Official] Super Nintendo Entertainment System XML Database 7-7-2017 View File This is the official Hyperlist database, cleaned up heavily by myself over four days. It is worth noting for anyone who has downloaded my 'Ultimate SNES' pack that this new database will completely break functionality for that. But, 'Ultimate SNES v2' is in the works, so keep that in mind. Quick list of changes: 1. A more pedantic naming scheme for games. E.g. "Eye of the Beholder" becomes "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: Eye of the Beholder" 2. Game name on the box gets priority over the title screen. E.g. "Sporting News Power Baseball, The" becomes "Sporting News Baseball, The." "Ultima VII - The Black Gate" becomes "Ultima - The Black Gate." 3. Blatant errors. 4. Liberties that were taken in naming that I felt should not have been taken, if any. Again the game name on the box is gospel. 5. ESRB ratings added for all games 1994-present. I checked authentic ebay photos for every single game, as prior to my work, there wasn't a single reliable source for this data, at least that I could find. K-A (Kids to Adults) chosen if the game was released with that rating first, then re-released later with E (Everyone). Some games were initially released with no rating, then released later with E. So for those games, the E rating stays. ELSPA was supposedly around, but I could not find a single PAL SNES box or cartridge with any rating information on it. So I didn't bother adding ratings for the 43 post 1994 Europe games. 6. Very accurate (~98%) publisher data, with publisher named pedantically after the label they used on the actual box, with a few judgement calls by myself. A huge step up from before. I decided against putting a lot of time and effort into date checking. To do so accurately (my own standards) is too much work, and yields too little benefit. I made it a point to research a game when a conflict arose, and that's that. If you find any errors in this database, no matter how small, please bring them to my attention so that I can fix them. I want this database to be the best it can be. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 07/07/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  11. Sega Mega-Tech System

    Sega Mega-Tech System View File Submitter fame-shadow Submitted 06/22/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  12. [OFFICIAL ] Sega Dreamcast XMLdatabase 6-7-2017 View File This is a combination of the official hyperlist xml, the 'official' thread that Tonesmalones and others contributed to, and work done by me. I'm trying to steer away from renaming 'ROM' names. It's a hassle for the entire community. At the end of the day the 'game name' or 'file name' is irrelevent, what displays in HyperSpin (currently, the description) is what matters. Big changes are coming with the way we do databases, but for now, I prefer to change the 'description' name only, unless the ROM name is particularly offensive to me (e.g. Sega Rally Championship 2 instead of Sega Rally 2: Sega Rally Championship. Also not that Tonesmalones made it a point to utilize semicolons in the descriptions. I agree with this, it looks more 'professional' like a movie title. Hyphens will still be used for games like Street Fighter 3: Third Strike - Fight for the Future, also in certain instances, like Resident Evil - Code: Veronica. What I'm trying to avoid is double instances of anything. It looks sloppy. Again, these changes are only in the description, the filenames will use hyphens for everything. I understand that the current consensus is to include 'everything playable,' even mahjong games that require you to navigate a Japanese menu to even play. I have mixed feelings on this. I didn't include stuff like this because I consider it culturally insignificant. If you take issue with this, speak up. But it's more work for everyone involved - it means someone has to make a 'Hentai Tentacle Master Gangbang Mahjong part 5' wheel, box art, video, etc. I have no desire for these kind of stuff in the official list, playable or not. Games that are either 'unplayable' or 'culturally insignificant' have been exported to an 'exclude' list. The idea is, you can easily merge the official list and the exclude list, to have every game if you so desire. This should please everyone. If you're mad that a game wasn't included, well, there's the exclude list. Feel free to add it yourself. If you believe there have been errors made, and some Japanese games belong in the main list, by all means, bring it to my attention, we'll make it happen. Games have been checked for publisher and rating accuracy. The list is certifiably 96% accurate, there me be minor updates as I continue to work on my 'Ultimate Sega Dreamcast' project. As always, if there are errors, feel free to bring them to my attention. We all want the same thing here - accurate data. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 06/07/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  13. Deutsche Datenbanken

    Hier werden in Zukunft alle Beiträge zu deutschen Datenbanken verlinkt. Korrekturen oder Verbesserungen bitte im jeweiligen Foren Topic erstellen. [Database] Deutsches Database Projekt Nintendo Datenbanken [Database] Nintendo 3DS - deutsch [Database] Nintendo 3DS eShop - deutsch [Database] Nintendo Wii - deutsch [Database] Nintendo Wii U - deutsch
  14. Nintendo 64 2.0 Dev Version

    Nintendo 64 2.0 Dev Version View File A small update to the N64 development database. I added CRC values that were missing for the Japanese games and added the following translations: Animal Forest (Doubutsu no Mori) (Translated En by Zoinkity) new, aka. Animal Crossing, I left the Japanese title in Bomberman 64 (Japan) (Arcade Edition) (Translated En by Zoinkity) replaces Bomberman 64 (Japan) (Arcade Edition) Chameleon Twist (Japan) (Translated En by Zoinkity) different gamplay from the international version Densha de Go! 64 (Japan) (Translated En by Zoinkity) I left the untranslated Japanese version in because I did not playtest it, I currently only run RetroArch and that crashes on this Note: I only gave credit to the translator in the description, the game name will just have '(Translated En)' All CRCs I added are based on the Doctor V64 format (Technically speaking: byte-swapped big-endian), that the rest of the datfile seems to have been generated from. Personally I do prefer the Mr. Backup Z64 format, since that uses the native byte order (plain big-endian), meaning when you open the file in a hex editor you can read the cartridge title without twisting your mind Incidentally that is also the fileformat you need to use when you apply the translation patches to the original ROMs. Translation patches come from: RomHacking.net When you need to convert ROMs to the appropriate format, I suggest you try ucon64 which is kind of swiss army knife Submitter EyMannMachHin Submitted 05/28/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  15. Ultimate SNES

    Version 1.0.2

    498 downloads

    For those who are familiar with my "MAME 0.181 full wheels (minus casino), genre art, databases" project, you should already know what to expect. The idea is, you get everything you need as a one stop solution. Hopefully I'm saving someone else time that they could be spending actually playing the games. Included in this pack is an edited version (for typos, errors, and inconsistencies) of the official database, 132 (genre, publisher, and custom) genre databases, genre wheel art to go with it, every theme I could get my hands on, a default theme, wheel sounds, letters, the official wheel art, and complete 2D, 3D, and cartridge art. When I say 'complete,' I mean even the protos and homebrews. Every game in the official list has a 2D box, 3D box, and cart. Credit and thanks: Themes: Everyone who contributed an SNES theme. Too many people to name. I'm not sure who made the default theme included in this pack but it wasn't me. I simply tweaked it to make the videos display properly. If you know who did it, please PM me so I can give proper thanks. Box Art: (see the following thread) https://gbatemp.net/threads/cover-collections-for-emulators-with-cover-support.324714/ Azzbarb @ HyperspinKoolbrez67 @ HyperspinMildanti @ HyperspinBajaResident @ HyperspinDonnie1979 @ HyperspinJuniorUnderground @ HyperspinBBB @ HyperspinWallyWonka @ HyperspinCrapahute @ ColecoBoxArt.comShenske @ TheCoverProject.netArseen @ TheCoverProject.netLumberjack42 @ TheCoverProject.netRx_79 @ TheCoverProject.netsegagamer @ TheCoverProject.netEktoPhase @ TheCoverProject.netSheep2001 @ TheCoverProject.net1980coelho @ TheCoverProject.netmel @ TheCoverProject.netPeachWaffles @ TheCoverProject.netRaven1280 @ TheCoverProject.netOther Cover Artists @ TheCoverProject.netmastershoes @ DarkUmbraJabossi @ DarkUmbraToddofWar420 @ gbatempTetsuo Shima @ gbatempsion_zaphod @ gbatempmike1 @ gbatempdrakorex @ gbatempRiCK420 @ gbatemphalen @ gbatempCypher16 @ gbatempSeam @ gbatemphalen @ gbatempWiimpathy @ gbatempPepois @ gbatempModdingBird @ gbatempKeith_Loving @ gbatempBeast @ DarkUmbraTimothy RookerNeoCverA/loopyeddie @ SouthtownOther Cover Artists @ Southtowntravistouchdown @ AtariAgeFelyx @ AtariAgeJeffrey_Bones @ AtariAge 2D box: Basically all I did here was set up a batch routine in photoshop to crop out the fronts and backs, using the art from the above link. It took me all of 5 minutes to make the best quality SNES box art I've seen. Then I used azzbarb's set to fill in some blanks. Fixed Barbie Vacation Adventure box, Super Copa box (looked kinda rough). Box Backs: All the box backs (700 out of the official 807 games) are in Artwork4 folder by default. If you have Rocketlauncher configured properly, you can read the backs of the boxes in the 'Artwork' tab in Pause. Cartridge: I used the Official HyperSpin set and filled in the blanks. Database: The official of course. This database needs some work in my opinion, particularly to double check the 'manufacturer' field. I fixed the following entries: Jim Power - The Lost Dimension in 3D (USA) database entry, manufacturer is Electro Brain (with a space), consistent with other games containing the space Ultima - Runes of Virtue II (USA), manufacturer/publisher is FCI, not Electronic Arts Victor Legend (USA), manufacturer/publisher Seika Corp. (entry did not have the period before, added for consistency) Changed all entries of 'Sun Soft' as a manufacturer to SunSoft, there should be no space, all other databases I've encountered have it as one word. Plus, there were both Sun Soft and SunSoft in the original database. Ninja Warriors, The (USA), changed manufacturer 'Taito corporation' to 'Taito Corporation.' Super Caesars Palace (USA), changed manufacturer from 'Virgion' to 'Virgin.' Added, created, or edited artwork (Box 2D, Box 3D, Cartridge) for the following games: Apocalypse II (Europe) (Proto) Arcus Odyssey (USA) (Proto) Batman - Revenge of the Joker (USA) (Proto) Classic Kong (World) (Unl) Congo - The Movie - The Secret of Zinj (USA) (Proto) Dragon Ball Z - Hyper Dimension (France) Dragon Ball Z - La Legende Saien (France) Dragon Ball Z - Super Butouden (France) Dragon Ball Z - Ultime Menace (France) MazezaM Challenge (World) (Unl) Miracle Piano Teaching System, The (USA) Mr. Bloopy - Saves the World (USA) (Proto) Network Q Rally (USA) (Proto) Nightmare Busters (Europe) (Proto) RHI Roller Hockey '95 (USA) (Proto) Skipp and Friends (World) (Unl) SpellCraft (USA) (Proto) Super Probotector - Alien Rebels (Europe) Super Shadow of the Beast (USA) (Proto) Tinhead (Europe) (Proto) Uwol - Quest For Money (World) (Unl) Wheels: The official set. I edited 'Mr. Bloopy Saves the World (USA).' It is spelled 'Bloopy,' as per the title screen, original logo had 'Bloppy.' A brief description of some of the custom genre database wheels. All Games: Takes you back to the main wheel. Serves no purpose, other than a starting point. Publishers (Activision, Acclaim, Konami, etc): I've included genre databases (and wheel art to go with them) for 72 different publishers. I didn't get them all, but I got most of the well known ones. I also tried to use a logo that was consistent for the SNES era, but there's a few I couldn't find quality scans for (Gametek and Bulletproof Software comes to mind), so I had to use what I could find. If you'd like to contribute SNES era logos to this project, or higher quality logos than what I've included, please feel free to share them. I have very amateurish photoshop skills. I attempted to do a few redraws (Koei, Sofel, FCI, Hot-B, THQ Toy Headquarters, and Ubisoft. They're acceptable but they could be better. European Games: All games from the official database with (Europe) and (France) in them. Prototypes: All games from the official database with (Proto) in them. Homebrew: All homebrew games that I am aware of from the official database. 2 Player Games: A list of most (if not all) 2 player games. Credit goes to MPQC, see this thread for more details: https://forums.emulator-zone.com/showthread.php?t=15458 Multiplayer: A list of most (if not all) games that use the multitap. I found a google group dedicated to this list. Credit goes to them. Not linked, because I'm not sure if they'd like to be associated with this or not. Super Scope: All Super Scope games. Super: Ever needed to find a game that begins with 'Super' in your alphabetical list, and been frustrated at the hundred thousand regular 'S' games you had to scroll through, then the additional hundred thousand 'Super Something' games you have to scroll through to get to the one you actually wanted? Well, you're not the only one. This was my solution. Themes: All games that have themes. Hacks: A list of unofficial hacks. I can't tell you how to find the file called "SNES Hacks and Translations Pack" that contains every single one of these games. I guess you're on your own. Action, Adventure, Sports, etc.: Your typical genres. Brief instructions: This should be self explanatory, if you've even found this. But a quick rundown. Copy all 139 database files included in this pack to wherever your SNES database is located. You need all of them in order to make the 'genres' function properly. The genre.xml file is already set up and ready to go. Just drag and drop. In my setup, the folder is Databases/Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Copy the 'images,' 'sound,' and 'themes' folders to wherever you have these located. On my setup, it is Media/Super Nintendo Entertainment System. If you want to test the new stuff out without losing the old, just change the folder names of the old by putting a '1' in front of them (e.g. 'Images' becomes 1Images). If you're using 'details' view sorted by name, the folders you just disabled will auto-sort to the beginning of the list. If you don't like the new stuff, just delete it, and rename the old stuff back by removing the '1.' I think that about covers it. If you find any errors, please post them here. This *could* be an ongoing project. The whole idea behind this is to have the 'ultimate SNES' solution. If you have ideas on how to make it even better, and would like to contribute, be sure to share them. I have more of these up my sleeve. Particularly, my NES wheel, which puts this project to shame. But it's also a lot of work organize, put together, and upload. So, we'll see.
  16. MAME software list and HyperSpin

    I thought I should leave another message here on the Android board, too. Even though the CMD method from @thatman84 does sort of work for me (it does for my Atari 5200 setup, but breaks again on the Bally Astrocade), the MAME Software list method works 100% of the time for me. So I came up with a little Windows Powershell Script (after only learning about it this week) that will read a MAME software list and a HyperSpin database and convert the game names it finds in them to MAME software list names, so you can use the ROMs with those names. It only does matching by CRC so it will possibly leave a few unchanged (actually A7800 doesn't match at all with the HyperSpin database, but RetroArch comes with it's own core for A7800 ) but it will give you a start without having to manually convert them all. http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/files/file/13773-swlists-hs-convertps1/
  17. swlists-hs-convert.ps1

    Version 1.0.0

    45 downloads

    This is a Windows Powershell script. It will take the information from a MAME software list and from a HyperSpin database XML and try to match the entries by the ROM CRC32 value. When it finds a match, it will update the information from the HyperSpin Database XML to the MAME software list name. When it doesn't find a match for a game in the HyperSpin data, it will log that event. When done, it will write the information to an output file of your choosing (be careful, you can choose to overwrite your original database ) You can configure the files either in the script itself using your favourite text editor, or you comment them out and the script will open Open and Save file dialogs, so you can pick them yourself at runtime. And you definitely need to open and edit it to match your MAME and HyperSpin config. And READ the Fine Comments I left in there about how it works and what it does Note: This is a Powershell script. On Windows 8.1 and above, Powershell comes preinstalled with your Windows. Windows 8 and below can install Powershell, by downloading it from Microsoft https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/mt173057.aspx But even on Windows 8.1 and 10 you will need to relax the the execution policy to allow to run those scripts locally. This can be done by starting an elevated (aka "Run as administrator") powershell and execute the following command: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned Disclaimer: It did not break my system. It does not do any nasty stuff to your Windows environment. So you should be good, too. But you should always be careful and work on your backups!
  18. [OFFICIAL] Nintendo 64 XML database 5-18-2017 View File I've fact checked the entire database for accuracy of the <manufacturer> field, and this is the result. Five new games have been added. I've been given the ok to release this as official. List of some of the changes: Top Gear Rally - Publisher is Midway instead of Kemco Electro Brain changed to Electro Brain Corp (as per their logo) Changed games released under 'Acclaim Sports' sub label instead of Acclaim Changed games released under Activision O2 (Tony Hawk Pro Skater Series) sub label instead of Activision Starshot - Space Circus Fever - box label says Infogrames Entertainment, changed to reflect that NBA Live 2000 - EA Sports instead of Konami Mindscape Inc. changed to Mindscape Entertainment (the label they used on this platform) F1 World Grand Prix II (Europe) - Changed publisher from Nintendo to Video System Diddy Kong Racing - Changed publisher from Nintendo to Rareware (says 'published by Rareware' right on the box) All games developed by Rare and published by Nintendo, changed from Nintendo to Rareware/Nintendo (because Rareware was a huge presence and deserves to be acknowledged) Changed Rare Ltd. to Rareware (as per their logo) All games published by Nintendo with the name of the developer on the box, changed to (developer)/Nintendo. Changed Donkey Kong 64 from Rare Ltd. to Rareware/Nintendo (was officially published by Nintendo, even though it has the Rareware logo) All instances of Ubisoft changed to Ubi Soft Entertainment (as per their logo during the N64 era) F1 Racing Championship changed from Ubisoft to Ubi Soft Entertainment/Video System (has both logos, Ubi Soft Entertainment developed the game and published it in Japan, while Video System published it in Europe) UFO Interactive changed to UFO, as per their logo (I don't like unnecessary additions like "Co." and "Inc.", these things should only be added if the company used it in their logo during the era of the platform) Finally, I added 5 games. I went through romhacking.org's N64 translations section, and added four of the games that are playable. The other two I couldn't get to work, and if I can't, I doubt anyone else can. The four games are: 1. Bomberman 64 (Japan) (Translated En) - Japan got an exclusive 'Bomberman' title that was released in 2001, which is different from the 'Baku Bomberman' (Bomberman 64 in the USA). Translation works great in Retroarch/Parallel core. 2. Chameleon Twist (Japan) (Translated En) - Japan got a superior version of this game, and someone translated it. Has extra features not in the USA version. Works with RetroArch/Parallel core. 3. Densha de Go! 64 (Japan) (Translated En) - A train simulator. Works in Project 64 only, and you have to fiddle with some emulation settings to make it work (game conifg, change from recompiler to interpreter) 4. Wonder Project J2 - Josette of the Corlo Forest (Japan) (Translated En) - This game has some weirdness. After the initial story fades out, the game actually seems to freeze. There's nothing you can do except reset or end the emulation. But when you go to play the game again, your file will be there, and when you load it, the game will start. I don't know if this is perhaps the way it is on real hardware. But regardless, the game is working and playable. 5. Tetris 64 (Japan) (En) - This game is fully in English without having to patch anything. It is published by Seta and is different from any of the USA Tetris games. I added CRCs to all the new games I added. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 05/18/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  19. Ultimate Sega Saturn

    Ultimate Sega Saturn View File I hope there's some Sega Saturn fans out there, because I really put some love into this one. If you are... this is the Sega Saturn setup you want, I promise you. Honestly at this point, just describing what this is, is probably the most exhausting part. If you don't know, you should check out my 'Ultimate Sega Genesis' pack for a better description. For those that *do* know, this is my most thorough one yet. Box backs, 2D box fronts, and 3D box artwork for every single game. I always try to do this if possible. Disc scans for all but 30 games. Full publisher wheels for every single publisher, all taken directly from the Sega Saturn era for authenticity. This pack also contains a custom database, using the *publisher* as the standard, and not the developer. I added 23 new games. Don't worry, they all have artwork and wheels. And, I even included videos for the new games, so you don't have to go hunting down any new media. All the typical genres you're expecting, e.g. Action, Adventure, etc. I'm not going to explain all of the custom wheels this time. If you know how to add 2+2, then it should all be self explanatory. Credit and thanks: Most of the artwork and wheels came from the community. I added some disc scans (located in artwork4), however, we're still missing 30 or so games. I actually resorted to photoshopping ebay images to get a few. That sucks, let me tell you. But...! I made them look decent, anyways. I turned to segaretro.com to fill in blanks, and for the new games I added to the database. It's a great site for researching anything Sega. Many thanks to them for not putting a crappy watermark on their images, like so many other sites of that nature do. All the publisher wheels and custom database wheels were done by me. It was a lot of work. I probably have a solid week in this. My hope is that this inspires someone to do something similar. A brief description of the new games added, and why they were added: 1. Akumajo Dracula X - Gekka no Yasokyoku (Japan) - This is the Japanese version of 'Castlevania - Symphony of the Night, and it has added features (2 new areas, new items, and the ability to play as Maria) that the PS1 version does not. It's worth checking out if you're a fan of the PS1 version. 2. Burning Fest. Limit Over. (Hack) (Japan) (Translated En) - This is a translated version of the hacked version of Asuka 120% Burning Fest Limited. The first of 8 fully playable translated games available on this platform, that were left out of the original database. 3. Daytona USA - CCE Netlink Edition (USA) - The Netlink version of Daytona USA - Championship Circuit Edition. Considered one of the rarest Sega Saturn games. I think of HyperSpin as a sort of 'digital Museum,' and no museum is complete without the rarest game. A database should not be about including only the most fun games, or leaving out duplicates. A database should be *complete*, and it should be up to the user to decide what to include or exclude. 4. Dragon Force II - Kami Sarishi Daichi ni (Japan) (Translated En) - The 2nd of 8 translations available. The description has the alternate title of 'Dragon Force II - The Godforsaken Land (Japan) (Translated En).' 5. Dungeon Master Nexus (Japan) - A Japanese RPG. It's in Japanese so you won't be able to play it unless you have a guide or can read the language. But, it's a Saturn exclusive. As far as I'm concerned, every Saturn Exclusive should be in the database as a matter of principal. This is gaming history here people. If you don't want unplayable games in your HyperSpin, don't add it. 6. Dungeons & Dragons Collection (Japan) (Disc 1 & 2) - Considered to be one of the best imports, contains 'Tower of Doom' and 'Shadow Over Mystara.' It's playable, even with the language barrier. 7. Final Fight Revenge (Japan) - A totally playable Japanese game. In fact, if you have your system settings set to 'English,' the game is totally in English. This game should have been in the original database for sure. 8. Grandia - Digital Museum (Japan) - Another Japanese RPG that you probably won't be able to play due to the language barrier, but again, a Sega Saturn Exclusive. There's no law that says you have to add every single game in the database. But if you're a completionist, and you love this system and it's history, it belongs in the database. 9. Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (Japan) - Totally playable, the language barrier is practically a non issue. 10. Policenauts (Japan) (Translated) (Disc 1-3) - The sequel to Hideo Kojima's first game ever, 'Snatcher.' The 3rd of 8 translations. 11. Sega Rally Championship Plus - Netlink Edition (USA) - Supports the 3D control pad and has some bugfixes, and is considered the 'definitive version.' 12. Segata Sanshirou Shinken Yuugi (Japan) - A collection of mini games. Somewhat playable. A Sega Saturn Exclusive, starring the funny Japanese guy from the Sega Saturn commercials that aired in Japan. 13. Shining Force III - Premium Disc (Japan) (Translated En) - The 4th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. 14. Shining Force III - Scenario 1 (Japan) (Translated En) - The 5th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. The USA version was already in the database (Shining Force III (USA) ). I did not include the title following 'scenario 1' as it would make the display name ridiculously long, and wouldn't display properly on your HyperSpin. 15. Shining Force III - Scenario 2 (Japan) (Translated En) - The 6th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. We only got 'Scenario 1' in North America in the form of 'Shining Force III (USA).' 16. Shining Force III - Scenario 3 (Japan) (Translated En) - The 7th of 8 translations, and a Sega Saturn Exclusive. 17. Shinrei Jusatsushi Taromaru (Japan) - A Sega Saturn Exclusive. From Wikipedia: "The game has the distinction of being one of the Sega Saturn's rarest and most difficult games to obtain, mainly due in part to Time Warner Interactive ceasing operations after only 7,500 copies of it were manufactured. eBay auctions for the game can start for as high as $1,000." "Retro Gamer included it on their list of ten essential Saturn imports, described as "a delightfully nutty game that takes elements of Shinobi and Alisa Dragoon and marries them to insanely over-the-top action scenes that involve gigantic frogs and fantastic scaling and rotating effects. " 18. Shoujo Kakumei Utena - Itsuka Kakumei Sareru Monogatari (Japan) (Translated En) (Disc 1 & 2) - The 8th of 8 translations. Seems to be a graphic novel type game. 19. Virtual-On - Cyber Troopers - Netlink Edition (USA) - The Netlink Edition game of the same name. A two player online version. I'm not sure if that means anything to a gamer or not, perhaps an emulator can implement the feature somehow. 20. X-Men vs. Street Fighter (Japan) - The definitive version of my personal favorite in the Capcom 'Vs.' series. Puts the PS1 version to shame (which lacked several of the arcade features). This game is totally playable, language barrier is barely an issue (if at all). A few tips on making the translations work. I'm using the Mednafen emulator. It's the best. The Retroarch Mednafen Saturn core isn't as good, it doesn't have 3D Control Pad support working properly, and the Bios settings come up for every single game. That being said, you're still better off getting all your files in bin/cue format (which is what the RetroArch core uses). If you download a game in any other format, try mounting the disc image to a virtual drive (like Daemon tools lite), then open up ImgBurn, and convert the image to bin/cue. If you apply a translation patch, and the patch changes the format, follow the same process to get the game back to a cue and single bin file format. If a game gives you a 'disc read error' in the emulator itself, try this process also. If Imgburn gives you an error while trying to convert anything, you know you have a bad file. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 05/11/2017 Category System Default Themes HyperBase Version Media Dimensions File Count Credits  
  20. APF MP-1000

    APF MP-1000 View File Here is the XML Database for the Sega Mega-CD Enjoy! Submitter zbboc Submitted 05/10/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  21. Official Sega Saturn Database, manufacturer=PUBLISHER View File Does it drive you crazy that the official database uses the 'developer' as the manufacturer data some of the time, and then the publisher other times? Do you like accurate data, free of mistakes and typos? Do you like consistency? Do you like the idea of someone sitting down with the official Sega Saturn database, and spending 2 days doing research, making sure that the manufacturer data reflects not the developer, not the distributor, but the publisher? Well look no further, this is that database. The manufacturer field is the *only* thing changed from the official database. 9 times out of 10, the publisher will match the name on the box. However, there were some oddities with this particular system. For example: 1. Quake has 'id Software' on the box, but was published by Sega. I debated putting 'id Software/Sega' as the manufacturer but decided on Sega. 2. Some games, the publishers didn't bother to put their logos on. (VR Soccer, VR Golf '97). One could easily come to the conclusion that Sega in fact published the games, but did not. 3. Three very well known Capcom games, "Mega Man X3," "Street Fighter - The Movie" and "X-Men - Children of the Atom" were published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Acclaim Entertainment Inc., and Acclaim Entertainment Inc., respectively. But it didn't sit well with me, putting those companies in the description, so I solved this little dilemma by putting "Capcom/Virgin Interactive Entertainment", and "Capcom/Acclaim Entertainment, Inc." This is one of those instances where a judgement needed to be made on whether to make things 'black and white.' Capcom published the games originally, and the games are well known Capcom games. So I made it a point to make mention of them in the 'manufacturer' field. I do not mean to step on anyone's toes by releasing this or any other database. Database work is thankless, tedious work, and I'm guessing that most of the official databases were done by just a few people. If I were personally doing 30+ systems, I wouldn't be spending a whole lot of time researching and fact checking. But since this particular system (and the few other databases I've re-done) is important to me, I decided to put in the extra effort. The 'official' HyperSpin artwork standards are very high. So are mine, when it comes to fact checking. I would not be making this available for download if I was not willing to stand behind it, and make the claim that the manufacturer field is ~ 98% accurate, and substantially more accurate than the original that I altered. The original used the developer most of the time, but was not consistent, and would occasionally use the publisher instead. And, it had a lot of errors. So I consider this to be a substantial improvement, and I'm betting you will too, especially if you believe, as I do, that the publisher - the name on the box - should be the standard for the 'manufacturer' data. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 05/05/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  22. Ultimate Sega Genesis

    Ultimate Sega Genesis View File HyperSpin is not just a way to play games. That is secondary to me. I see it as a sort of 'digital museum.' That is the inspiration behind my 'Ultimate' default themes. You don't just get the best quality images (box arts, cartridge scans, wheels) I could find. You also get a huge number of custom genre databases, showcasing the games in a filtered fashion. Want to check out all of the 'Mega Mouse' games? With this setup, you can. Want to check out some 'Sega Channel' exclusive games? No problem. Want to see every game that Konami published? I've got you covered. I've tried to imagine every common filter for games that you could imagine, and implemented it in a fun way. Because emulation to me is about preservation of our culture. 20 years from now, your kids and your grandkids will be able to look at the work we've done here, and hopefully appreciate our culture as much as you and I do. This is my contribution to the community, I hope you enjoy it. If you like the work that I do, please show your appreciation by clicking the 'like' button or saying a few words. A little bit of appreciation goes a long way, and it keeps me motivated to keep giving you more. What is included: Full (as in every game) wheel art, full cartridge art, full 3D box art, 857/954 2D box backs +2D box fronts (this will display in Rocketlauncher's 'Pause' if you have it configured correctly), an updated and very much improved official database (using the 'publisher' instead of the developer), 116 different publisher wheels/databases (all but 14) including wheel art, several custom genre wheels+art+backgrounds, regular genre wheels+art+backgrounds, a default theme, letters, sounds, pointer, and every game theme I could find (a couple of them fixed+improved). What is not included: Videos, games Instructions: 1.In your HyperSpin\media folder, rename your current 'Sega Genesis' folder to '1Sega Genesis' to disable it (in details view, it will autosort to the beginning of the list). Drag and drop the new 'Sega Genesis' folder that is included into the HyperSpin\media folder. You can delete the old '1Sega Genesis' folder later on, if you decide to keep everything included in this pack. 2.In your 'Databases' folder, rename the 'Sega Genesis' folder to '1Sega Genesis to disable the original database folder. Drag and drop the 'Databases\Sega Genesis' folder that is included into the 'databases' directory. 3. Copy or move your old Sega Genesis videos (or download new ones from emumovies.com) into the new HyperSpin\media\Sega Genesis\Video folder. 4. Open 'HyperHQ/Wheel Settings' go to your Sega Genesis wheel, and click on the 'wheel' tab. Change the wheel image sizes as follows: Large: 290 Small: 195 This is so that the wheels don't interfere with the Genesis console/cartridges theme, and everything displays properly. The proper settings are pictured below. Credits: Most or all sounds, wheels, letters, themes, 3D box art and cartridge art came from various sources in the community, I take no credit. 2D box fronts and backs I got from the following thread: https://gbatemp.net/threads/cover-collections-for-emulators-with-cover-support.324714/ and credit goes to the respective contributors. The default theme is not mine, however it was tweaked by me, as were the themes for 'ShadowHunt' and Streets of Rage 2 (to make the videos display correctly), and Sonic Spinball (background was not sized properly). My own personal contributions: 1. The database. I went through the official database, and changed the manufacturer field to reflect the publisher of the game, rather than the developer. Most people don't care about some obscure developer that developed one or two games, only to never be heard from again. People remember the name on the box. That is what i wanted displayed in the info above the game name. Other changes include adding "Battle Mania Daiginjou - Trouble Shooter Vintage (Japan, Korea) (Translated En)." This is an alternate trasnlation for "Battle Mania Daiginjou (Japan, Korea) (Translated En)," as the creator of both patches stated that both versions were worth a playthrough for fans of the game. I ditched the one French translation "Surging Aura" and reverted it back to the Japanese game. No sense putting extra effort into patching a game or hunting down a patched game if you still can't understand what is being said. Miracle Piano is not an adventure game. Changed to 'Educational' genre. Body Count is a gun game, not a platformer. I'm concerned about the quality of the genre field in the official database as well, but I already put 2 days into this, and to be frank I have better things to do. Hopefully someone will overhaul it in the future. For now, I consider what I've done a significant improvement over the official database and I'm betting you will too. Last change - if a translated game has an alternate title in English, that was preferred as the 'description' entry. The 'name' entry was left alone so that your videos will still work without having to rename them. 2. Collecting, editing, and creating publisher genre wheel art for 116 different publishers for the Sega Genesis. I combined 'Virgin' and 'Virgin Games,' 'Hi Tech Expressions' and 'Hi Tech Entertainment,' and 'Sportsmaster' and 'Codemasters' (Sportsmaster was a shortlived sub label of Codemasters, and I couldn't find a quality scan, and since it was just a few games, I just combined them). There are only 14 rather obscure publishers that were not included, and they are: C&E, Chuanpu Technology, CYX, Home Data, KABAL_MK (creator of Ultimate Mortal Kombat Trilogy Hack, so not even an actual publisher so much as a hacker), King Tec Information Co., Never Ending Soft Team, Senchi Technology, Shogakukan Production, Sik, Soft Vision, Sportsmaster, Supervision, and Wonder Amusement Studio. I'm only listing them here in case someone wants to contribute the last missing publisher wheels, then this project will be even more complete than it already is. But most (if not all) of those publishers only produced 1 or 2 games. This project was a ton of work. I redrew many (probably 20+) logos. The quality is decent, even with my very average photoshop skills, because I put a lot of work into them. That, and I'm getting better. 3. Custom genre databases, from various sources I've found. They include: American Games - All games with (USA), (World), or (USA, Somothercountry) in them. European Games - All games with Europe in parentheses, that did not also have 'USA' in them. Does contain games with '(Japan, Europe).' Australian Games - The one Australian game (Daze Before Christmas) Brazilian Games - All games with 'Brazil' in parentheses. Chinese Games - All games with 'China' in parentheses. Japanese Games - All games with 'Japan' in parentheses, that did not also contain 'USA' or 'Europe.' Translations - All translated games. Prototypes - All prototypes. Homebrew - All homebrew games in the official list I was able to research and verify. Hacks - All hacks (only 2 games) that were included in the official database. Co-op games - All or most co-op games. Very accurate. Credit goes to: http://segaclassics.blogspot.com/2012/11/genesis-multiplayer-co-op-games.html Best of co-op games - The 'co-op games' database contained 106 games. The source that I used had them rated. This database contains the top 50. Multiplayer - A list of multiplayer games, data was compiled from multiple sources. Not verified. May contain errors or omissions. Should be considered a guide, not 'the last word.' Mega Mouse - All 'Mega Mouse' games from the official list. 6 buttons - A list of games that utilize the 6 button gamepad compiled from multiple sources. Not verified. May contain errors or omissions. Should be considered a guide, not 'the last word.' I considered adding a '3 button' database, but since it would be quite a chore to compile the accurate data necessary for such a task, I decided against it. Sega Channel - A list of 'Sega Channel' exclusives. May have some ommissions, but reasonably accurate, as it's a short list. Themes: All games with themes included (everything that I could find). Action, Adventure, Beat'em-up, etc. - Your typical genres. It should be noted that I personally found a few errors without even trying. This database needs an overhaul, but it most likely won't be from me. That about covers it. If you find any errors, no matter how small, please share them here so that I can fix them. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 05/01/2017 Category System Default Themes HyperBase Version Media Dimensions File Count Credits  
  23. Newbe - System Database Help

    Firstly let me thankyou all for such a great resource and after many hours reading I finally have a set-up that I can be proud of and all down to you guys. I have a small question regarding the configuration of the emulators game database. When I configure the systems through Rlauncher it asks for a rom directory and then I set it to make a database based upon this. However I have since aquired additional ROMS but they are not showing up. I can get them to show by deleting the system in RLauncher and then recreating it. My question is, is there a way to force a refresh / renew of the database without the deletion/addition? Appreciate any help you could give.
  24. Official Sega Genesis Database, manufacturer=PUBLISHER View File You're scrolling through your awesome Sega Genesis collection in HyperSpin you spent many an hour scouring the internet to amass, and you stop on a game. Which one is it? Why, it's Spider-Man (World) (Sega). The box art that you downloaded clearly says "Sega." But the description above the game reads "Recreational Brainware." Recreational... Brainware?!? Who.... tf is that? So you scroll through some more games. John Madden Football. Everyone knows that's an EA Game... right? WRONG. The description says Park Place Productions. At that moment, did you feel like throwing a shoe at your TV screen? Did you get the urge to go through and fix the database to by hand, and fix every single entry, so that the name in the box is the name that appears in the description? No... that was just me, you say? Well, I did in fact change the database by hand, and it sucked. You're welcome. This database is not as accurate as my 'Gamecube' database thread that I started. I resorted to using the Wikipedia database, (because I didn't want to spend 3 days on this like I did with GC) which actually turned out to be decent. I randomly checked games, and occasionally found mistakes. But what I have here is far more accurate than what I started with. To be quite frank, the original didn't even get the developer right half the time. Putting together a database is a lot of work. Props to whoever made the original Official Sega Genesis database. It must have taken days, and any mistakes made are certainly forgivable. I certainly do not claim that what I am offering here is without error. But at the same time, I feel overwhelmingly compelled to express my opinion that nobody cares about the developer. The name on the box is what people remember. The *publisher* should be the standard for the manufacturer field in the database. If you agree, hit that like button after you're done downloading it. If I get enough support, I'll share more of them. Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 04/27/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  25. The 'official' GameCube database was driving me crazy. I don't mean to step on any toes, now that I know how much work it is to put together a database, but it was inaccurate. Very inaccurate. The publisher of the game should be the standard for the 'manufacturer,' not the developer. People notice the name on the box. The developer, while nice information to have, is secondary. So I made it my mission to redo the entire <manufacturer> section. The database I've completed is very accurate now. The name on the box is the name in the manufacturer field. If the name is EA Sports, I don't list it as Electronic Arts, I list it as EA Sports. If it is listed as Ubi Soft Entertainment, I differentiate from their other logo (all one word) Ubisoft. It's kind of annoying to have to write the same publiser 2-4 different ways but accuracy is more important than anything else with something like this. After I was done, I included a 'developer' field, and began work on that - only to realize that most of the data out there is wildly inaccurate, which is probably why the original database was so flawed. So I got through the B's. After that I made it a point to only add developer information for games that were easily and quickly verifiable (Nintendo & Sega games primarily). I'd rather have no data than incorrect data. Then, I wanted to add a <players> and <Co-op> field, because it turns out, thegamesdb.net has that information for most games. So, I got started on that, and made it through the D's, and decided to randomly check a few games. I had this sickening feeling that the data was bogus like so many other sources, and, sure enough, the very first game I tried, Die Hard - Vendetta, was not actually a 4 player game. How utterly annoying. So now I'm asking for help. I want a respectable, *accurate* database, that is hand tested by actual users. I don't want anyone looking up data from someone else's sucky database. Wikipedia is *terrible*. They give information on the Gamecube game is if it was the exact same port as the PS2 version. It isn't. A lot of times the developer is different, and maybe there isn't even a multi-player mode (as I found out with Die Hard). I'm going to post what I have so far. I can say with confidence that at the very least, the manufacturer field is 98% accurate. I'm sure I've made one or two errors. But it is significantly better than what we had. If you're looking to contribute, that would be great. If I could get 10 people to test 60 games for multiplayer functionality, the existence of a co-op mode, and the developer, this would go very quickly. But accuracy is key. Please do not speculate on details you are not sure about. Any data contribution should be personally verified, and not relied upon another source. A good database is the foundation of everything you try to build. Let's make this thing great. Nintendo GameCube.xml
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