Can anyone help me and point me in the right direction where I might be able to download myself an up to date
Commodore Amiga XML that is populated with the year, genre etc, of each game? I have tried Hyperlist and many other sites but I can't seem
to find anything. Many thanks in advance!
Some of stuff you can do
create hyperspin or nointro dat from rom folder
create mamlist.xml from rom folder
copy roms listed in nointro or any supported xml\dat\xml format to desired rom folder
rename your roms from any supported xml\dat\txt file and copy them to desired folder
merge two supported xml\dat\txt file even info will be merged
copy rom media file with game list from compatible xml\dat\txt
compatible format are
nonintrodat.dat (parent\clone xml) or standard
hyperspin.xml(there is custom one,you can generate one as hyperspin_retrofe.xml)
retrofe_include.txt (simple txt file with rom names)
mameinfo.dat (only works in extract function)
mamehistory.dat (only works in extract function)
So What is this?
convert from compatible xml\txt\dat game database format to xml\txt\dat game database,
extract story files from gamelist.xml mamhistory.dat or mameinfo.dat
combine or merge two compatible xml\txt\dat and get one file with updated games and info
copy rom listed in compatible xml\dat\txt from source rom folder to desired folder\rename and crc32 supported,crc32 work with zip and none zip files
scan and create xml\dat\txt from your roms folder,crc32 supported,crc32 work with zip and none zip files
Tested on windows 10 x64,should run on any windows +7 os (might run on win xp but not tested)
you 'll need at least one xml\txt\dat compatible file,check below in Note section
How to use
Simply choose the function from drop menu,click on input\output buttons,choose file type from filter drop menu in openfiledialog window,remember always provide the right file type,hyperspin need hyperspin file,nointro.dat need nointro dat file .......
click doi it
combine function explained:
this tool is created to merge info from compatible xml dat xml database format.xml based on name or crc tag,the result is xml\txt\dat file with updated info added roms name and info from both file
Associate function explained:
associate function,input1 button should be any compatible xml\txt\dat,mediaroot should be the root folder of your rom media,example: nes media folder contain folders like snaps,title,manual,video snaps ... etc,this function will copy these media according to the name(or crc) in input1 source file
Combine Nointro.dat+gamelist.xml=>resultfile saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
combine resultfile.xml+hyperspin.xml with rating tag=>final_result.xml saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
put the final_result.xml in RetroFE\meta\hyperlist rename it to your prefered system,make sure the name is matching the collection name in retrofe collectio dir
delete meta.db from retrofe dir
launch retrofe and have fun
Important don't choose the wrong file always feed the right one check compatible file format above for more info
the combine function priorties the info from input1 button when using crc as comparation,that means if you have the same game but the name in the first is different from the second input file,the first will be considered
how to get gamelist.xml
use scraper to get gamelist.xml for your prefered system(mame,sega,snes...) can be found https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/scraper
put scraper inside your roms folder,ru cmd or use bat(recommended) put these commands:
scraper.exe -add_not_found -console_src="gdb" -use_filename=true -download_images=false -no_thumb
now copy the generated gamelist.xml file from your rom folder to the program folder
Best regard Croser
I'm rather new to Hyperspin but I have been sucessful in adding systems and roms for the most part. I have run into a problem recently in regards to database xml files. So when I'm on the homescreen where the consoles are on the wheel, when I click a certain console it will not load. I click and it goes black for quick second and returns to the homescreen. Thats in indication that the database is present but it will not load the game list for some reason. I have the database xml in the appropriate folder as well as the roms, media and emulators installed. Still no sucess in loading the Playstation or Dreamcast consoles.
On another note there are instances where I'm able to click the colsole and it loads a few games on the list but not all. I have the roms installed in the appropriate folder but hyperspin is only displaying a few on the list. The database xml that is for the console has all the games listed but when I open the colsole in hypersin the list of games is limited to a few.
If someone has had a similar issue or could give assistance it would greatly be appreciated.