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bionictoothpick

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Romlist Master
« on: January 28, 2020, 07:56:43 AM »
Hello,

Is there a repository of romlist masters? If so, where is it.

I'm not having any success at the moment generating my own.

Thanks in advance...

dmmarti

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Re: Romlist Master
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 08:04:46 AM »
Not really .. and mainly because everyone's rom files are sometimes named differently.

For myself, I came from a Hyperspin background, so I have always been used to using the No-Intro naming standards.  But even with that, not all systems are covered (and not all games in a covered system also).

I started out by converting my Hyperspin XML files into AM romlist files....then generated romlists where I needed them.

To make a single master romlist text file, what I did was, in unix command line, performed a "cat" command against each of my files and pipe'd them into a single large file.

I ended up with a single romlist that contained all of my romlists game entries.  This works for me and my roms, but probably wouldn't for anyone else.

But...that's just how I did it.  I never tried to have AM generate the large single list for me because I knew it wouldn't find matches for it all.


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Re: Romlist Master
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 08:36:56 AM »
you could use files from my git, not been updated in years but theres a lot of info i collected, again these are based on hyperspin databases

https://github.com/billyc999/Game-database-info/tree/master/xml%20files

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Re: Romlist Master
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 10:23:20 AM »
Thanks, this is a lot of info for adding Maze Craze ;)

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Re: Romlist Master
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 10:45:18 AM »
i currently have a romlist for every system. problem is now attract mode starts slower and slower.

if i use a master romlist for all systems now, can attract mode start faster?

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Re: Romlist Master
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 11:37:45 AM »
My problem is I got spoiled with launchbox/bigbox, and when I import a game with attractmode it doesn't get any of the info....I know it's something probably simple I'm doing wrong...