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Offline xvid

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Useless folder structure in TI-82 and TI-83 dat files
« on: March 09, 2012, 11:49:56 AM »
Some of the TI-82 and TI-83 dat files contains a useless folder structure.

This is a example from Texas Instruments TI-83 - Applications (TOSEC-v2011-12-19_CM).dat

game (
   name "Ultimath v2.00 (1999)(The Dragat)"
   description "Ultimath v2.00 (1999)(The Dragat)"
   rom ( name Ti-83\ULTIMATH\instructions.doc size 15360 crc 5bd8a693 md5 efe2c4af2517ac8d6af091e835ad9046 sha1 b82fb3f36e4d23d735e8c69570ef0c70a130f3d9 )
   rom ( name Ti-83\ULTIMATH\readme.1st size 627 crc 4f6d6b01 md5 bc1379909e81f52f34601bc82de78663 sha1 6d3e5a1b8bc99a907f4f853ff61df9133e129d77 )
   rom ( name Ti-83\ULTIMATH\ULTIMATH.83p size 9795 crc 7f37b497 md5 ede2a6aa10513f996522759bf58cac08 sha1 580c7071d61b1fd38e5477258327af4e2af4316f )
)

a search for "WINDOWS\" gives 77 Results, this is a example with "pictures\WINDOWS\Profiles\lucas\Desktop\dbzss50\pictures\"
in Texas Instruments TI-83 - Games (TOSEC-v2011-12-19_CM).dat

game (
   name "Dragon Ball Z - Saiyan Saga v5.0 (2001)(Johnson, Lucas)"
   description "Dragon Ball Z - Saiyan Saga v5.0 (2001)(Johnson, Lucas)"
   rom ( name "game files\dbz.83p" size 2558 crc 2b42f1de md5 f27099000fc0963c32fa6e3feb233ad8 sha1 155a66fb621f2e7d0b35576373f3d85b8c8afe0b )
   rom ( name "game files\dbzbattl.83p" size 7413 crc c1ec3225 md5 b89bf5a49d5eb4c2002e655b8ebd5b76 sha1 02b0d78cd3a08b34c5b8919461a42543b6b25bad )
   rom ( name "game files\dbzbubbl.83p" size 747 crc 60bc942b md5 391d785f97b04c627531f6b88d4900f7 sha1 9b61c87152f023fa4d1e9d3bbed594708f66c400 )
   rom ( name "game files\dbzenemy.83p" size 730 crc f05098d7 md5 9f2e12d9b2983a48fe67689219c8e461 sha1 ba7fc6608ba48ee0d167578e4fbca20f4473e896 )
   rom ( name "game files\dbzsnake.83p" size 545 crc 404b3fb9 md5 dfacf84d7b171f102aa9c0f22a9731b9 sha1 5478d63142204fda7feb6c1846758064866ae4b2 )
   rom ( name "game files\dbzstats.83p" size 318 crc 29a013e6 md5 ef92cf4a37557c7e26130310dd17a018 sha1 62e6d9ed6fae0309959ecaabf07f92972a321642 )
   rom ( name pictures\WINDOWS\Profiles\lucas\Desktop\dbzss50\pictures\battle_c.gif size 484 crc 11156be2 md5 f497b142c0f9038de520ad03f4b695de sha1 452f020d0165d477ec06e301e1a46742f4c4d921 )
   rom ( name pictures\WINDOWS\Profiles\lucas\Desktop\dbzss50\pictures\battle_s.gif size 544 crc bd542e92 md5 73b9b3074c33d340fcfd29ccf36ba163 sha1 70c64710b42aa4f38bb65f2a8525c8a2688d6074 )
   rom ( name pictures\WINDOWS\Profiles\lucas\Desktop\dbzss50\pictures\moves.gif size 675 crc 863104be md5 7342bc0c1fa709a7091c2311a58305d0 sha1 85624777edaa33c9ca18f05a638a37d57624319d )
   rom ( name pictures\WINDOWS\Profiles\lucas\Desktop\dbzss50\pictures\stats.gif size 511 crc 70154ac2 md5 96e4d96ea4ec46945d09c3d1e28003c1 sha1 f18569722e3f00a9fc9070460b186ad6078f59ea )
   rom ( name pictures\WINDOWS\Profiles\lucas\Desktop\dbzss50\pictures\vegkill.gif size 264 crc 2b5fd034 md5 be09655320b7f48291b038f5d257b8e4 sha1 1bf7478bc341a654e30c0c0f40ed4f0df7b52ffa )
   rom ( name "User's Manual.txt" size 14895 crc c37f0cf1 md5 8c78265029085b29d31c5376a87e4de1 sha1 524e05614a476d0f700b2975428df97e1c573469 )
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« Last Edit: March 09, 2012, 12:10:12 PM by xvid »



Offline Aral

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Re: Useless folder structure in TI-82 and TI-83 dat files
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 01:40:56 PM »
hmmmm....

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Re: Useless folder structure in TI-82 and TI-83 dat files
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 01:19:05 PM »
I did fix this files, here is the link

http://www.mediafire.com/?g1reg9mcggm2n5e

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Re: Useless folder structure in TI-82 and TI-83 dat files
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 03:52:17 PM »
As far as I remember the files in the TI DATs are kept as released zip files, when some publisher released their software to download it contained the full package like screens, manual & other random files.
The ZIP files have been downloaded and not modified, only the filename of the ZIP was renamed, this way all the TI software is the same way it was released, including all files that were in the release.

It is kinda like the first IPF files in the Amiga DATs or the Enterprise DATs, thought there are a lot less "useless" files in those DATs. :P
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 03:53:52 PM by TKaos »