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  1. Hello all, 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!
  2. croserII

    Rom Info Tools

    Version 1.4

    126 downloads

    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 much more compatible format are nonintrodat.dat (parent\clone xml) or standard gamelist.xml 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) mamelist.xml 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 Requirement: 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 Some Tips: 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 ]NOTE: 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 PAUSE now copy the generated gamelist.xml file from your rom folder to the program folder Contacts: http://emulator-organizer-f.forumotion.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Emulators-Organizer/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty6F9RyhFdg done enjoy Best regard Croser
  3. Hey Guys, 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.
  4. Version 1.4

    517 downloads

    Daphne Database (Official)
  5. Creatronic Mega Duck - XML Database View File Here is the XML for the Creatronic Mega Duck Enjoy! Submitter zbboc Submitted 07/08/2018 Category Databases (XML) Credits zbboc  
  6. Version 0.0.198beta1

    2,660 downloads

    This is the mame xml databases full lists generator application : Generate Mame xml full lists of any version you want. Auto-Download all ini files necessary for generate Mame xml full lists. You can create your own Files from mame (official) sorted by : working or All games(including non-working) number of Players (from 1p to 9p) Genres (48 genre lists + 1 "new" genre list for games added from the current version) Manufacturers (26 lists of the most important manufacturers) Years (5 lists by decade of years) Extras (Controls,Buttons,Sound Channels,Screens,Languages,Versions,Best games,In/Not in Dir,Others...) Same thing for Folders: Manufacturers , Genre , Years , Players , and all Extras : These lists will have the same directory/lists created : For ex : Genre "Fighter","Soccer","Adventure","Capcom","Sega","1970-1979","2p sim".... will have : working or All games(including non-working) Genres (49 genre lists) number of Players (from 1p to 9p) Manufacturers (26 lists max) Years (5 lists max) Extras (Controls,Buttons,Sound Channels,Screens,Languages,Versions,Best games,in/Not in Dir,Others...)
  7. Hi, im editing xml list for MAME 0.139 and im seeing that there is an alphabetical order, but what happens is that is not an exact order Im asking me if someone knows about a program that can handle that, i mean, reorder the blocks in the xml by alphabetical order by a determinated tag/label (in this case description label). In the next example we will see that the game mgakuen2 should be place before than the game mgcldate (because the description tag/label is the real alphabetical order for this case): <?xml version="1.0"?> <menu> <game name="88games" index="true" image="'"> <description>&apos;88 Games</description> <cloneof></cloneof> <crc></crc> <manufacturer>Konami</manufacturer> <year>1988</year> <genre>Sports / Track &amp; Field</genre> <rating>AAMA - Green (Suitable For All Ages)</rating> <enabled>Yes</enabled> </game> <game name="005" index="true" image="0"> <description>005</description> <cloneof></cloneof> <crc></crc> <manufacturer>Sega</manufacturer> <year>1981</year> <genre>Maze / Shooter Small</genre> <rating>AAMA - Green (Suitable For All Ages)</rating> <enabled>Yes</enabled> </game> <game name="a51mxr3k" index="true" image="a"> <description>Area 51 / Maximum Force Duo (R3000)</description> <cloneof>area51mx</cloneof> <crc></crc> <manufacturer>Atari Games</manufacturer> <year>1998</year> <genre>Shooter / Gun</genre> <rating>AAMA - Red (Animated Violence Strong)</rating> <enabled>Yes</enabled> </game> <game name="mgakuen2" index="" image=""> <description>Mahjong Gakuen 2 Gakuen-chou no Fukushuu</description> <cloneof></cloneof> <crc></crc> <manufacturer>Face</manufacturer> <year>1989</year> <genre>Tabletop / Mahjong * Mature *</genre> <rating>AAMA - Red (Sexual Content Strong)</rating> <enabled>Yes</enabled> </game> <game name="mgcldate" index="" image=""> <description>Magical Date / Magical Date - dokidoki kokuhaku daisakusen (Ver 2.02J)</description> <cloneof>mgcldtex</cloneof> <crc></crc> <manufacturer>Taito</manufacturer> <year>1996</year> <genre>Multiplay / Mini-Games</genre> <rating>AAMA - Green (Suitable For All Ages)</rating> <enabled>Yes</enabled> </game> </menu> The MAME xml list that im creating have a lots of this alphabetical "errors" that can't be handle in an easy way (because in the xml are +7000 games). So im hope that someone here knows a program that can handle that. If not, i will put here somes ideas for create this program (i think that create this program should be easy, but i don't know program): 1.- Check all blocks in a determinate xml file (a block for me is from here <game name="unknown" index="" image=""> ... to here </game>). 2.- Once that the program check all the blocks in the xml, then is needed reorganize them by alphabetical order according to the description tag/label inside each block. 3.- Export the new xml and thats all. So finally, I don't know if this program exist. If someone knows about a program that can make this, please, say me.
  8. Im new in this retro world, since one month ago maybe. I learn faster and Im notice some deficiencies concerning to the *.xml´s. Why nobody create a program that takes the crc from the roms , contrast that crc with an xml file that have all the info about that rom (like name, description, clone, crc, manufacturer, year, genre, rating, enabled) and make this live of renaming xml´s more easy? Im editing *.xml´s with my hands one rom by one and is really painfull and boring. Im start to think that i will finish like in at least 10 years, being a no lifer of course. So if someone is interesting, im going to write my ideas here, with examples, hoping that someone will create this powerful tool someday. How should the program be? Must take the crc from roms in a folder (for MAME and similar will take the crc number from the zip, for others systems will take the crc from the rom inside the zip). Once the program collect all thats crc numbers, will contrast them with an xml file or a info file or dat (but its important that xml, info and dat have really op info about that roms). The program will say something like this: "Ok, if i found the same crc number of this roms in the xml, then i will fill all thats tags in that block with my op info about that specific rom". Then the program will start to scan all thats roms and for contrast them with the xml will do the next: "Ok, i collected all the crc numbers in the folder Atari 2600 roms, now im going to check if this first rom with crc number 58010BE3 matches with some tags <crc></crc> inside the xml". <game name="Asteroid Fire (Europe)" index="" image=""> <description></description> <cloneof></cloneof> <crc>58010BE3</crc> <manufacturer></manufacturer> <year></year> <genre></genre> <rating></rating> <enabled></enabled> </game> "Oh wow, here we go. I find this match inside the tags <game name="Asteroid Fire (Europe)" index="" image="".......<crc>58010BE3</crc>........</game> . So now im go to fill with really op info the other tags that accompany to crc tag and are inside of the same block <game name>...</game>". Then the program will ask you an amazing question: "With what info do you want that i fill the tags?: For HyperSpin (and then you will have this roms perfectly named with the media in this launcher). For No-Intro (if you prefer the No-Intro version names, i can do it, even i can rename the media for your HyperSpin with No-Intro names if you want). For Atari 2600 Vcs Collection HunterV11. Etc., etc., etc... Then we select for example option 1 and Boom! : <game name="Asteroid Fire (Europe)" index="" image=""> <description>Asteroid Fire (Europe)</description> <cloneof></cloneof> <crc>58010BE3</crc> <manufacturer>Homevision - Gem International Corp.</manufacturer> <year>1983</year> <genre>Shoot-&apos;Em-Up</genre> <rating>Other - NR (Not Rated)</rating> <enabled>Yes</enabled> </game> Awesome! In just a few clics we have hundreds of roms with a perfect correspondence to works with HyperSpin or other frontend or whatever . Of course this is only an idea that can be developed much more.
  9. Version 0.189

    785 downloads

    *** THIS FILE IS AVAILABLE TO HYPERSPIN SUBSCRIBERS ONLY *** 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 I've included most US clones instead of parent ROMs (exception being where parent version is much preferred) 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 Make a backup of your existing MAME.xml Copy file into your \HyperSpin\Databases\MAME folder, and rename it to 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 bublboblr bubsymphu buckyuab bwidow cabal captavenu captcommu choplift circusc cloak cninjau commando contra cotton2 cottonbm cottonu crimecu crimfght cstlevna ctribe cyvern 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 gauntleg 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 lifefrcej lightbr liquidku loht lrescue lwings macross magdrop3 mainevt2p mappy mario matmania mazinger megaman megaman2 mercsu metamrphj 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 rastsaga rbff2 rbibb rbisland rbtapper rdft2u redearth rfjetu roboarmy robocopu robotron rtype2 rtypeleoj rtypeu rygar s1945 s1945ii s1945iii s1945p salmndr2 samsho samsho2 scobra scramble sengoku2 sf2ceuc sfa2u sfa3u sfau sfiii2 sfiii3u sfiiiu shadfrceu shinobi shocktro simpsons2p slammastu sncwgltd snowbros socbrawl sokyugrt sonicwi2 sonicwi3 soulclbruc spelunkr spf2t spidmanu splatter ssf2tu ssridersubc strider supermanu superpac superspy suprmrio svc tankbatt tengai tgm2p timeplt tmnt22pu tmnt2po tnzs toobin trackfld tron truxton2 turfmast twincobru uballoon uccopsar umk3 uopoko vanguard vendetta2pw viewpoin vigilantg viostormu vsav2 vsavu wakuwak7 warriorb wboy willowu wjammers wof wow wwfmania wwfsstaru7 wwfwfest xevious xmcotau xmen2pa xmvsfu zaxxon zookeep
  10. MAME 0.185 Database (no adult/casino/gun games) View File Here's a MAME database I painstakingly put together. Its based on MAME 0.185, includes all games and CHD based games with the following rules applied. No adult games No Gun games No Mahjong or casino games No duplicates (as close as I could get - kept newest version possible) No non-US games (unless it does not have a US clone) What you're left with is a set of around 2600 unique, playable games by joystick, spinner or trackball. Enjoy! Submitter flex221 Submitted 01/17/2018 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  11. [OFFICIAL] Microsoft MSX2+ XML Database View File I've corrected the 'manufacturer' meta data to reflect the developer/publisher accurately. I've also added the following games: Dragon Slayer V - Sorcerian (Japan) (Translated En) Nyancle Racing (Japan) (Translated En) Xak - The Art of Visual Stage (Japan) (Translated En) Xak II - Rising of the Redmoon (Japan) (Translated En) Ys III - Wanderers from Ys (Japan) (Translated En) Also please note there is a game in the database called Ys III - Wanderers from Ys (Japan) (Translated En) (Disk 1) (Alt for Tiger Quarry crash). You will need the Japanese version of the disk for only the Tiger Quarry area, otherwise, the game will crash when you enter. This game isn't actually worth playing if you ask me, as the SNES version and TG16 versions are far superior, but it exists, so it's in the database. Changed hyphens to colons in the descriptions. Final notes - I realized I didn't follow the existing name scheme of "Disk 1 of 4" and just opted to use "Disk 1" on my new additions. I've already got everything set up on my end, and I am uploading my work as a courtesy - but if this bugs you, by all means, drop by the development thread, and upload a corrected database. Development thread: Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 10/03/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  12. [OFFICIAL] Nintendo Wii XML Database View File So I was looking for a Wii development database thread in the forum. There wasn't one, but I found this from 6 months ago instead: "That Wii DB is a mess. Someone did a CTRL+H to replace all instances of the word "Racing" with "Driving" While all they had to do was change "<genre>Racing" with "<genre>Driving" Then circo took that faulty xml and made it "official" =___=!" I have zero plans to do anything special with this database. All I've done is correct the instances of 'driving' in the descriptions/game names, and replaced hyphens with colons in the description. I've made a development thread - if you want to contribute to this database, please do. I am not the keeper of these databases, I'm just a contributor. http://hyperspin-fe.com/forums/topic/34045-official-nintendo-wii-xml-database-thread/ Submitter SupraKarma Submitted 09/26/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  13. [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  
  14. [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.  
  15. [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  
  16. [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  
  17. [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  
  18. Version 1.0.0

    47 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.
  19. Version 1.0.1

    643 downloads

    HyperSpin MAME Renamer is a Windows application that will take a HyperSpin XML file, a MAME softlist XML file, a folder containing ROMs, and multiple artwork folders. It will then use this information to rename the ROMs and artwork files so that they correspond to the MAME short name. The application works in two stages. When you have entered your file/folder details it will process the data in the two XML files and attempt to automatically map the data. Various options for how data should be mapped are available: Automatically map games based on CRC values - When a game has the same CRC value in the HyperSpin database and the MAME XML file then it will be considered a match. Automatically map games where the name is an exact match (excluding ROM tags) - If a game cannot be matched by CRC then it will perform a fuzzy name search. If this option is selected then any games with the same name, apart from ROM tags such as (Europe), (USA) etc. will be considered a match. Automatically select the best name where no exact match is available - If a game cannot be matched by CRC or exact name then the best match will be automatically selected. This option is off by default. You will be able to review the mappings on the "Mappings" tab, as well as manually amend the mappings by using the drop-down in the "Map To" column. This games listed in the drop-down are ordered by how close the names match. Note that when a game was matched by CRC only that game will appear in the list since we can be certain we have the right game and therefore don't need to do the fuzzy name search. Once you are happy with the mappings, click the "Rename" button to proceed. The application will then use the mappings to rename the files. Optionally, the application can also verify that the ROM files match the CRC values in the MAME XML file as part of this process. The files will be written to the output folder in the following structure: HyperSpin XML file.xml - A copy of the HyperSpin database file, with the names updated to use the MAME short names and the CRC values updated to those expected by MAME. - Roms - The ROMs folder will contain the renamed ROMs. These will be automatically put into .zip files so that they can be used with MAME. - Artwork - This folder will contain sub-folders for each artwork folder you selected. The names of the sub-folders will match the names of the input artwork folders e.g. if you selected C:\Users\Me\Downloads\Artwork4 then you will get a sub-folder called "Artwork4" Source code to the application is available here: https://github.com/ChrisSimpson/Hyperspin-MAME-Renamer
  20. {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  
  21. [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  
  22. [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  
  23. zbboc

    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  
  24. zbboc

    Sega Mega-CD XML Database

    Sega Mega-CD XML Database View File Here is the XML for the Sega Mega-CD Enjoy! Submitter zbboc Submitted 04/17/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
  25. Epoch Game Pocket Computer - XML Database View File Here is the XML for the Epoch Game Pocket Computer Enjoy! Submitter zbboc Submitted 04/15/2017 Category Databases (XML) Credits  
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