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Offline Kodoichi

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Tool to create dats?
« on: May 28, 2010, 02:50:11 PM »
No, I won't touch Clrmame Pro.

Is there any other tool for Windows to create a new dat?



Offline Diaboł

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 03:20:23 PM »
What's wrong with Clrmame?

Offline TKaos

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 03:39:27 PM »
TIM is still working fine for creating DATs, I'm also doing mine with it.

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 07:32:55 AM »
What's wrong with Clrmame?
Everything ;D


What dat type do I have to choose in TIM? Clrmame, Romcenter, TUGID or TIM? And how do I add entries to the database at all?


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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 11:49:46 AM »
DAT Type: Clrmame Pro
It's pretty easy to generate alot DATs in a row, that's why I prefer TIM for DAT creation more than clrmame.
The Feature of adding entries to the existing TIM.db is kinda bugged, I tried it once to make a db for it with the latest DATs but gotit all screwed up.

Here's an example as attachment. (remember that your files need to be zipped before creating the DAT)

Offline PandMonium

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2010, 02:52:06 PM »
AFAIK there is other tool around called "Dat Workshop" or something. I never tried it but maybe it also creates dats :P

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 03:39:48 PM »
Looks like I used the wrong tool in TIM, I thought I need to use the Database Manager.

Offline Guillaume

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 06:16:03 PM »
Hello,
i use DatUtil ( http://www.logiqx.com/Tools/DatUtil/ )

For CRC + SHA1 :
datutil.exe -x -f listinfo -o "data.dat" "Rom Folder"

For CRC + MD5 :
datutil.exe -x -m -f listinfo -o "data.dat" "Rom Folder"

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 01:54:33 PM »
I now have a really small dat for the Amiga public domain collection "Time". Is it of any interest for Tosec?

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Re: Tool to create dats?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2010, 01:01:44 PM »
You could get in contact with PandMonium, he can give you access to ftp for uploading DATs, just pass him a PM. :P