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PostSubject: Database file managment in EO guide   Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:24 pm

Hi, in this guide I 'll try to cover some of eo feature that deals with database file,database file can be variates beside the internal eo format (used to export import roms or extra file info only work for eo) eo support many online format:
No-Intro (*.dat) can iport and export this format
NesCartDB (*.xml)
Clrmamepro (*.dat)
Csv system ini (*.ini) can iport and export this format

why to use this files?
you can do the following:
-match your romset names to the name provided in the database file(physical on your harddisk or virtually only inside eo)
-match your extra file(like snaps cover...etc) with the name of roms
-rename your collection,then apply this physically to the real rom
-filter the missing or non exists matching rom and even delete them
-fill info about your rm like :company year of release.....etc from ini or csv file
-import and export any console(in eo) to .ini or .dat format file
-much more.....

let's say we have build console of sega, we want to rename our rom to no intro dat set file,download the file for sega,then go to database menu=>get name and data from database



now click browse:


now click where I point the mouse,this should open drop box with many format type

now you should see similar format

in this example I have sega rom set,so I want to import their names and their info(year company player....)
I chose no intro dat file that holds sega rom names and the crc or sh1 (hash)
now I clcik open

as you see,all the option are self explained,just over the mouse over it and hints should appear
some options goes gray as we didn't be usefull for no intro format,try to import other format like clrmamepro and check it out

now we want to fill info about these rom,download some ini files,those can be found in this page:
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the file format is like this:

[After Burner]
Publisher=SEGA of America, Inc.
Developer=SEGA Enterprises Ltd.
Released=1994
Systems=Amiga|Amstrad CPC|Atari ST|Commodore 64|DOS|MSX|NES|SEGA Master System|ZX Spectrum
Genre=Action
Perspective=3rd-Person Perspective
Score=3.5
Controls=6-button Controller
Players=1 Player
Esrb=Kids to Adults
Url=http://www.mobygames.com/game/sega-32x/after-burner
Description=Afterburner is a conversion of the arcade game of the same name. The goal is simple: use your F-14 Tomcat and shoot as many enemies as you can. This aircraft has two weapons: lock-on missiles and Vulcan cannons (basically machine guns). In some versions there is an option to let the cannons shoot automatically all the time.<br><br>The game is viewed from behind the plane with you fighting wave after wave of enemy fighters. But at heart it offers the usual shooter mechanics, meaning you spend most of your time dodging and shooting. Sometimes you come across a friendly supply plane and if you dock with it you can replenish your missiles.
Goodname=After Burner Complete
NoIntro=After Burner Complete ~ After Burner
Tosec=After Burner Complete

now follow above step and import ini file instead no intro file(or .dat) and your rom should now have new looks



How to match your extra file(like snaps cover...etc) with the name of roms ?
now we have great looking rom collection with extra file for each rom and infos,we don't want to loose our peace of art work, ofcourse you should save your collection but how about your extra file names? you want each rom has same name as rom name,right?
go to tools menu=>rename rom related file

now the list of tabs you have shown up,check what you want to rename and click ok


export\import csv or n intro dat file

list of your rom shown up,edit the position of any selected rom ,when read click export,choose ini or dat format from drop box


exporting ini file will backup your roms info,export dat will backup your rom hach and names

How to rename my rom not the name in the eo but actuall name in hard disk from database file?
follow above step and rename your rom from database file now go to tools menu=>apply rom names





If you have any question we glad we could help
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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:08 pm

Thanks for the guide, it's very helpful.

I have recently added the Amiga whdload romset, but haven't figured out a way to rename them in EO, to display the game names cleanly. I don't think there is a datfie for them, so I can't use the normal method of importing a dat. currently they are displayed in EO like:

AbandonedPlaces2_v2.0
Abracadabra_v1.1
Academy_v1.1
ActionFighter_v1.0

For whdload, I use WinUAEloader to launch the games. It comes with map files (can also be generated in WinUAELoader), which look like this:

Code:
AbandonedPlaces2_v2.0.zip|Abandoned Places 2
Abracadabra_v1.1.zip|Abracadabra
Academy_v1.1.zip|Academy
ActionFighter_v1.0.zip|Action Fighter
AddamsFamily_v1.3_0419.zip|Addams Family, The
TieBreak_v1.0.zip|Adidas Championship Tie-Break

Could support be added for them in EO?
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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:20 am

yes for sure, we 'll try to support as many format as we heard or check new one ,plz upload the generated file here
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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:41 am

Thanks, here is the file...

gdriveurl.com/?idl=413619183995&out=2
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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:22 pm

the link not work
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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:02 pm

Oh... try this instead - sendspace.com/file/cmnxwq

btw, it says I can't post an external link for 7 days, so that's why I don't include the www bit Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:06 pm

This is what the emuxtras synopsis editor would be able to export:

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one game = two files. one for description and one for CSV.
i can create an export that creates this:

Files\Phantasy Star.txt <- description
Files\Phantasy Star.csv <- rest of the info

Also an example file of how the csv should look would help. There are some differences in csv formats. Some use "value","value2" and some just value,value2 without quotes.
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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:50 pm

I thing I missed the www lol
eo has his own csv\txt format, we 'll support more like synopsis soon
this is the csv file supported by eo:
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Also an example file of how the csv should look would help. There are some differences in csv formats. Some use "value","value2" and some just value,value2 without quotes.
that is the point, so we need to check the synopsis txt,csv file


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PostSubject: Re: Database file managment in EO guide   Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:32 am

Here is the export for master system...

sendspace.com/file/ylohvt

There are txt files for each game, but also a "synopsis.txt" that combines all the games together.
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