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over the free days since christmas I did some programming

Posted: 09 Jan 2011, 20:12
by DerMicha75
Hi,

over the free days since christmas I did some programming. The result comes here.

New in this version (hope not forget some things):

- Support jpg, png and gif, more image types (all from ecc)
- Image handling tab (just like images dialog in ecc)
-- Drop images from windows
-- copy/paste images inside ecc
-- double click shows original image size
-- options (copy/move and confirm dialogs), saved on exit
- better parsing for roms (publisher, languages, recognize shareware and freeware, ...)
- import Hyperspin datfile
-- parse name, year, manufacturer (as publisher), genre and rating
- default platform values (e.g. always disk as medium)
- more options
-- show video if available
-- rotate images
- Metadata
-- new field "Hyperspin name" and new type for rom dirs

Feel free to test and give some feedback.

Next steps:

- Ask before importing ecc1 or hyperspin datfiles which fields should be overwritten (and for hs in which field comes the "manufacturer")
- Give statistics after importing (datefiles and images/videos)
- rom starting. I will try a mixture of gemus script and hyperload scripting

Questions to you:

- Are there other datfiles around which contains useful information? nointro and toesc only have name and hashes
- At the moment you only can import / handle data for roms you own. This is the style I preferred. In ecc1 you have more values in database, also for roms not owning. Do you need this? Why or why not?

Open things:

- how to handle multirom platforms (mame)
- how to handle windows games. How build up a crc32 for them.

And here is the link: http://www.michas-modellbahn.de/_static/ecc2.zip

(I will think about an update mechanism...)

Micha

Re: What I'm doing since January

Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 13:04
by Vicman
DerMicha75 wrote:
Questions to you:

- Are there other datfiles around which contains useful information? nointro and toesc only have name and hashes
Whats about the Gamebase*.mdb's ?
Can ecc2 read the infos from mdb-files ?

Re: What I'm doing since January

Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 13:48
by Vicman
also another (importend) question :
How do you want to handle Games with diff. dumps ?
Is it possible, to list them as "Extras" like in Gamebase ?

(but...because ecc2 is also a "crc32-based" Frontend...it isn't possible, right ? )

btw.
- I can't import images by using drag&drop (better : i can not import any images at all (manually).....what's the trick ? )

- also "double click shows original image size" don't work for me.....

Re: What I'm doing since January

Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 21:39
by DerMicha75
AAAAAAAAArgh, I'm so stupid... I uploaded an old version :wow: Sorry. Now please reload and there will be an image edit tab. And new things done after my post above (parsing dialog before Hyperspin import). Currently I updated ecc1 datfile import, now working on import dialog.
Whats about the Gamebase*.mdb's ?
Can ecc2 read the infos from mdb-files ?
Reading infos from gamebase databases is a good idea (and technically no problem). Problem is to identify the games, sine there is no crc entry in gamebase databases. I will have a look at this.
How do you want to handle Games with diff. dumps ?
Is it possible, to list them as "Extras" like in Gamebase ?
(but...because ecc2 is also a "crc32-based" Frontend...it isn't possible, right ? )
I put it on my list and will see what I can do.

Micha

Re: What I'm doing since January

Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 19:24
by Vicman
Yep ! much better ;)

edit :

The tab "open image folder" has no function, yet ? - or is this a bug ?

Re: What I'm doing since January

Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 19:53
by DerMicha75
Congratulation, you found the only button without a function yet :-)

I have to figure out how to open a folder from java (and stay platform independent so I do not want to do a "explorer.exe fioldername" command).

Micha

Re: over the free days since christmas I did some programmin

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 19:55
by DerMicha75
Closed, newer version available.