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Offline kafiend

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kafiend WIP
« on: March 16, 2011, 09:01:36 PM »
Hi this is an Atari ST - Games - [ST] WIP.

This is the first dir2dat I've ever created so be gentle and constructive if I managed to make hideous errors :P

Mainly year, crack and Country code changes.
The unneeded file (Total Apathy (19xx)(Bad Brew Crew)[a].zip) is a demo and will be in the correct dat when I or someone takes a look at it.   I wasnt sure of the options in dir2dat so went with what made sense.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 11:50:32 PM by kafiend »



Offline Diaboł

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 06:25:09 AM »
Nice to see you working on ST games! If you use clrmamepro to create a DAT, please make sure to use the "deprecated" format instead of XML. We also add MD5 and SHA1 checksums. I'll PM you later about some files moved from demos to games. Thanks for the hard work.

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 02:37:50 PM »
Nice to see you again kafiend,
Diabol is also working on ST dats, he will be a great help during your first times when renaming.

In your first dat you have 12 errors, can't paste them now but they are related with flag orders, nothing special afaik. Use our tool to see which ones are wrong :)

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 02:30:31 PM »
Saw Diabols WIP post about games moved from Demos to Atari ST Games - [ST] - those games are in the dat uploaded to ftp.

I don't think the moved games were in the WIP I posted though.

Anyway, I made a few additional changes further to the DAT on the ftp, so heres my WIP.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 11:50:21 PM by kafiend »

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 05:39:52 PM »
Diaboł/kafiend - guys, I'm a bit confused about who is working on what and what the latest DATs are.

I see a Games [ST] DAT in Diaboł's folder (which is what I've used/tested) and I'm assuming kafiend's DATs are still just WIP ([ST] + [STX])?


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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 07:00:21 PM »
I uploaded Atari ST - Games - [ST] and Atari ST - Games -  [STX] to the ftp in my folder.  Diabol has kindly pointed out to me some formatting errors in the header and naming dats to _CM etc.  I re-uploaded them with these corrections to the ftp in my dir in a folder called Amended Dats.  

I don't know why Diabol has Games - ST dats in his folder (maybe check the author I added my name) its most likely in error.  AFAIK he isnt working on these dats himself as he has been passing me games that he has removed from dats to add into my dats...

All being well, the dats inside the folder named Amended DATS named

Atari ST - Games - [ST] (TOSEC-v2011-03-22_CM).dat
Atari ST - Games - [STX] (TOSEC-v2011-03-20_CM).dat

should be the ones being used.

Hope thats cleared it up :/
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 07:03:12 PM by kafiend »

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 07:43:48 PM »
That's great, makes sense now. I've checked both these and they look good.

When you upload DATs to the FTP, can you keep all DATs to be included in the next release in the root of your folder. Anything else (such as WIP DATs, old DATs etc) can you keep in a subfolder. Thanks. I've had a shift around as such on the FTP so you see what I mean.

Also, I'd avoid posting DATs on the forum. Try to always use the FTP site. Unfortunately, DATs posted on the publicly accessible part of the forum (even just for review) can be picked up by whoever and spread as 'new TOSEC DATs' which is something we obviously want to avoid.

Good work BTW   :)

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 08:32:58 PM »
I made that Games DAT to include the files removed from Demos before kafiend posted anything. We obviously don't need it anymore so I just deleted that DAT. Hope everything is fine now.

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 09:25:14 PM »
OK, good stuff....

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Re: kafiend WIP
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 07:12:32 PM »
Been mega busy with work but done some more work on the Atari games st and stx dats. 
Also theres some caps errors in between some zip names and the rom files inside them that I managed to create while doing country codes. 
I think I must have managed to create them by working on the zips and using dopus to rename files inside the zip. Fixed now by not using dopus - it sometimes but ONLY sometimes refuses to change capitalisation when inside a zip.