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TOSEC Project => Database / Datfiles => Errors & Contributions => Topic started by: Duncan Twain on January 26, 2010, 07:26:13 PM

Title: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on January 26, 2010, 07:26:13 PM
Hi all,

I found out that I own some more C64CD'96 files than are present in Tosec. I've de-doubled and renamed all the files. How do I get from this to submitting them to Tosec?

Cheers,
Duncan
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: PandMonium on January 26, 2010, 10:11:41 PM
Hi Duncan,

I guess you should upload them somewhere (sharebee or other place) and give me or someone the link to get those files. If you have a lot more of these unknown sets i may try to get you a place or something.
If you want to rename them accordingly and provide a cmp datfile just to those new files (+ information on what datfile they should be at) it will be highly appreciated too :)
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on February 08, 2010, 07:40:07 PM
Hiya,

I've recreated the whole C64CD'96 after dedoubling and renaming the files. You'll find the new dat file as attached, I hope it'll be part of the next release. The newly added files are available on torrent sites, but I can upload them if needed.
As I said before, this is my first contribution and I like to do some more renaming on Amiga and C64 sets.

Take care,
Duncan
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: PandMonium on February 08, 2010, 08:42:32 PM
Hi there,

I don't have much time currently but can take a look at it to give you some feedback and evaluate your work (at least related with TNC errors) :P
Anyway i can't get the file, the 7z seems to be corrupted (that's what winrar reports), anyone has the same problem or is just me?
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!  Commodore C64 - Collections - C64CD'96 (TOSEC-v2010-02-04_CM)-2.7z: Unknown method in Commodore C64 - Collections - C64CD'96 (TOSEC-v2010-02-04_CM).dat
!  Commodore C64 - Collections - C64CD'96 (TOSEC-v2010-02-04_CM)-2.7z: Error - operation failed
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on February 08, 2010, 10:27:46 PM
Hi there,

I don't have much time currently but can take a look at it to give you some feedback and evaluate your work (at least related with TNC errors) :P
Anyway i can't get the file, the 7z seems to be corrupted (that's what winrar reports), anyone has the same problem or is just me?

The latest version of WinRar (3.91) shouldn't have a problem unpacking the file, just tried it myself. I've compressed it with 7Zip's new algorithm LZMA2.
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: TKaos on February 08, 2010, 10:34:08 PM
If you're updating a DATfile then please leave the existing names in the "Author" field (author "DesertWolf - Apache") and add your name at last to it because first name is maintainer of the DATfile and following names are the DAT helper.

Also all setname are in lowercase but that shouldn't be a big problem since it'll be just some option while creating the DAT.
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on February 08, 2010, 10:55:18 PM
Cheers TKaos, I've made the suggested modifications and attached the updated file.
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: PandMonium on February 09, 2010, 12:28:27 AM
Just a brief look, don't know how you generated it but all the sets have an extension and shouldn't (only the romnames should have).
Also, i'm not sure if there is really the need to use upcased extensions (.D64), does it make any difference or is it more correct? I think lowercased extensions are used mostly.

That's my initial report, i'm ready for a new try, good luck :)
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Cassiel on February 09, 2010, 10:48:13 AM
It's the default setting in CMP. Best to set up a proper 'Profile' for creating TOSEC specific DATs.

Duncan - I can share this with you if you can't work out the options in CMP you need to toggle.
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Cassiel on February 11, 2010, 12:26:36 AM
Here you go....

(I've posted this here instead of responding to your PM in case any other new/potential members might find useful)

You obviously still need to fill in the fields I've 'boxed' though.

I've also included the actual CMP settings file for convenience.

Dump this in:
C:\Program Files\ClrMamePro\dir2dat\
(path may be different depending on where you've installed CMP).

Any probs then shout.....   8)
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Cassiel on February 11, 2010, 12:30:41 AM
Grrrrr...... forum won't let me post a *.D2D file.

Nevermind, I'm sure you can work it out from the screenshot...
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: PandMonium on February 11, 2010, 01:21:54 AM
it is not an allowed extension, don't know what that is but why don't you simply zip/rar/7z it? :P
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Cassiel on February 11, 2010, 09:48:23 AM
Cos it was late and I was tired (and a bit pissed when I got in!) so brain not fully engaged regarding 'problem solving'   :D

Will do that later if I think of it....    ;)
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Cassiel on February 11, 2010, 10:29:39 PM
Here we go....
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on February 13, 2010, 10:18:28 AM
Hi Guys,

Thank you all for your response, I'm getting the hang of it! Here's my, hopefully, final version.

Cheers,
Duncan
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: PandMonium on February 13, 2010, 03:05:56 PM
Ok, now i don't see any problem with the datfile or setnames (talking about TNC), about the content correctness i have no idea since i don't know the system or sets you describe there (+ valid values for c64 flags aren't used yet)
Good work :)
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: idoru on March 01, 2010, 04:31:08 PM
Duncan, I've just added this to the WIP set of dats for the next release ;)

Is there anywhere I can grab some of the added files from ?  I had the set from the original dat & some others but have some missing still, but I don't like releasing dats if I don't know 100% that the files are "available" (unlike some other projects).

I've attached a ClrMamePro fixdat.

Thanks in advance ;)
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on March 01, 2010, 10:50:07 PM
Duncan, I've just added this to the WIP set of dats for the next release ;)
Haha, great!

Is there anywhere I can grab some of the added files from ?  I had the set from the original dat & some others but have some missing still, but I don't like releasing dats if I don't know 100% that the files are "available" (unlike some other projects).
I could upload them to my TOSEC ftp account if you like?

I've attached a ClrMamePro fixdat.
Are you aware that the fixdat is in xml format?
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: idoru on March 02, 2010, 07:26:20 AM
Is there anywhere I can grab some of the added files from ?  I had the set from the original dat & some others but have some missing still, but I don't like releasing dats if I don't know 100% that the files are "available" (unlike some other projects).
I could upload them to my TOSEC ftp account if you like?
That's should be OK, as they'll only be there temporarily & they're not going to be that big filesize-wise.  Thanks.

I've attached a ClrMamePro fixdat.
Are you aware that the fixdat is in xml format?
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That's ClrMamePro's standard dat format (and fixdat's only dat format) these days.  Do you need something else?  I should be able to easily turn it into a deprecated dat or a text list.
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: idoru on March 14, 2010, 01:16:03 PM
New fixdat uploaded.

Now we finally managed to get inside Duncan's 7z file, there's still a whole bunch of files missing.
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on March 14, 2010, 06:16:51 PM
New fixdat uploaded.

Now we finally managed to get inside Duncan's 7z file, there's still a whole bunch of files missing.

No files missing, I only gave you an extract. Do you need all the files? 
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: idoru on March 15, 2010, 03:51:58 PM
Well, I/we need all the files contained in the fixdat - fixdat's only contain details of the files missing from the creator's file set.
Title: Re: C64CD'96
Post by: Duncan Twain on March 15, 2010, 07:32:31 PM
Well, I/we need all the files contained in the fixdat - fixdat's only contain details of the files missing from the creator's file set.
Sorry, you've lost me. I've 'touched' all the files in that particular DAT and the fixdat only contains 10% of the original set, how come? Main changes to the DAT were adding the first 250 files (give or take one), they're not included in the fixdat.
Could you please explain some more?

cheers,
Duncan
btw, I've upload the files contained in the fixdat to my tosec folder.