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diskmach last won the day on June 26 2021

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  1. It does seem plausible that they just messed up the English at some point. I have seen it before. I wouldn't trust dot or no dot too much though, as in practice transliterating English words seems to turn out in different ways. Yet, here we have a game that has the same name (except for the "The" then) in English on both the English and Japanese game art. So, what should we go with? Well, it's always a judgment call of course. But to me, cover name is quite convincing. Even if it was a possible mistake. ?
  2. Sorry, but the naming of "Contra The Hard Corps" as something else doesn't seem right, as it has just that in English both on the spine and on top of the cart. https://item.mercari.com/jp/m99319650704/?_s=U2FsdGVkX18971IH3J3eGTJ9V8OU4LGgJjgiRXKjwyFTMol9C9e67eECkU8pWCh88aiVxSdX1RnunlloFAfIp-S123h_efXQCu8ZfzIwIBTfi8IqXqU4kggO94JX9swg ハードコア "haadokoa" in katakana is an approximation of what the English name sounds like to the Japanese. Also they normally don't use space in Japanese, altho sometimes it can be indicated by a dot to make something extra clear. They also don't use article, so it's up to you to pick if it should have the or not. So "haadokoa" could possibly translate back as Hardcorps, the Hardcorps, Hard Corps, the Hard Corps, Hardcore, the Hardcore, Hard Core, the Hard Core. So it's not clear just looking at the katakana.
  3. Database has been updated, so better get it from the source. Look two comments up.
  4. FYI, I have made a preliminary 3DS eShop curated database with metadata. Get it now from https://diskmach.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/nintendo-3ds-eshop-database/ Thanks for the inspiration @AK45
  5. On the other hand I saw that Xeodrifter is only in DLC and nowhere else to be found. Weird. Maybe you need to go through that anyway... ?
  6. You might not want to include DLC's when you do the DB, or you'll get things like Conception II - Children of the Seven Stars (Europe) in the DB, that is a retail game, only DLC is eShop. You should also do a manual search for dupes that have different names across regions, like Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder (USA) and Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! (Europe). Although some may argue against it, I also think it might make sense to exclude games that are in the retail database, like Alien Chaos 3D or Crash City Mayhem.
  7. Thanks. If you can find the last remaining in good quality, large enough, even from eBay, I could rebuild that for you as well. I'm going to ask if you could please release the 2D scans/worked-on 2D fronts in high resolution? And/or release a 2D set as well with just the box fronts? Or should I say inlays?
  8. Updates to this will now be at my new Game Art blog at: https://diskmach.wordpress.com I have posted and will post high quality art for various systems that haven't been posted before. Check it out.
  9. Thanks for your great effort with these. Would you please consider releasing the 2D versions of these as well? Many of us use 2D instead of 3D as is. Also if you have the 2D stickers available as a set you can choose to use them with a cart template of your own choice. Edit: I see now that that is in your plans, big thanks for that.
  10. Hey, @Kondorito , nicely done. I was wondering if this is/will be available as a 2d set?
  11. I haven't abandoned this project, so at one or other point in place and time there will be updates.
  12. Hey! I really liked reading about your success with PadStarr and iPac. I have an ultimate and am having a hell of a time setting up PadStarr with my Ultimate and getting it to work. That, and I don't know which would be the best keyboard keys to program my ipac on to.

    Would you be interested in sharing your padstarr config files and any spreadsheets or planning documents that you used to get to your setup?

    Thanks! I just finished my Dreamcast themed arcade too, if you want to have a look. 


    1. diskmach


      Hi, nice cab, you really covered all possible controller needs. :)

      As for Padstarr, I'm still using it, and am pretty happy with it. It might be slightly hampered by the fact that the developer disappeared and development stopped, but it's pretty much the complete package already.

      As long as you remember to add exclusions to all programs that have the controller configured within the program or emulator, and when adding paths to programs that you set up a profile for, add the path both to the folder AND the exe,  as there is a buggy error message about corrupted files that might pop up otherwise.

      That being said, you might have misunderstood one thing, I never used Padstarr for anything else than the XBOX 360 controller. So any profiles and/ or config files would be pretty specific to me. Although i did post some of those profiles in the thread I believe.

      I still might be able to help you out if you have some more specific questions?

    2. tdscooter


      I'll have a look at the thread again to see what I missed. As for your set-up, I'm hoping to do something similar by mapping everything to the Xbox pad as well, as it's more likely to be compatible with the widest number of emulators, and the buttons, axes and joysticks double for most of what I have set-up on my cab.

      Specifically, I'm wondering a few things about yours. 

      1. Padstarr recognizes my IPAC Ultimate as two separate controllers (IPAC 1&2). Did you have that happen?

      2. I'll build a profile intended to be recognized as a 360 Xinput controller, but most emulators insist on recognizing the keyboard inputs instead of the padstarr profile, despite the profile being activated, even when running as admin. Did you ever have this happen? 

      Thanks again for your post -- once I get this all running, I'm hoping to make a video about my crazy control set-up that describes how it all works. I have a feeling that your suggestion will get me there.

    3. diskmach


      1 & 2, didn't have/try that, so not sure.

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