Would it be possible to create custom dats? I just need an XML with the filenames. It's a pain to edit them manually for use with Hyperspin frontend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LbtvmdR … re=related

The code doesn't allow it afaik.

If you give me an example of a complete redumb db entry from the dat, and how you want that resulting entry to be formatted, I will look into throwing something together that can do it for you.

For example, here's Tekken 2 (USA) for the PlayStation:

    <game name="Tekken 2 (USA)">
        <description>Tekken 2 (USA)</description>
        <rom name="Tekken 2 (USA).cue" size="306" crc="7b45c1a8" md5="b28b88a353507118f1586d71eef1b7c0" sha1="73b58d9c70c59f0f2a6b19ad9d04e9a61f820256"/>
        <rom name="Tekken 2 (USA) (Track 1).bin" size="717922128" crc="7ab1c17b" md5="b2ce9448df23b0378f7bf5cce901eecc" sha1="2b6a371fc70c2e625f238ef98104ad1d2a07a5bc"/>
        <rom name="Tekken 2 (USA) (Track 2).bin" size="26554080" crc="9a0d6a04" md5="9f64359d59fa921a68dea3300bd54ac2" sha1="5faad8d827cc9390dc097e75822e23c2f4953364"/>
        <rom name="Tekken 2 (USA) (Track 3).bin" size="6350400" crc="d387cac5" md5="131bb82eb1ba56b4991091f1717770a2" sha1="47eb5ef6093e80099f710b7e221b461ca3ab3c26"/>
    </game>

What do you want the result to look like?

4 (edited by MrX_Cuci 2010-05-04 13:16:04)

Awesome if possible!

This is how the formatting looks like:

<game name="Tekken 2 (USA)" index="true" image="t">
    <description>Tekken 2 (USA)</description>
    <cloneof></cloneof>
    <crc></crc>
    <manufacturer></manufacturer>
    <year></year>
    <genre></genre>
</game>

Index is first game of that letter / number. Image is the first letter / number of the game name. . The rest needs to be filled in manually I guess. CRC is not used at the moment. Here some example DATS: http://hyperlist.hyperspin-fe.com/

5 (edited by velocity37 2010-05-04 18:13:22)

Well, I looked at the sample Playstation XML dat, and it didn't even use the index and image fields, so neither did I. There was also spaces between some blank fields, so I recreated those too.

Anyways, I threw together this crappy program in VB (I'm more of a scripting guy, myself). You'll probably need the .NET framework if you don't have it.

Just rename the redump.org dat to "RD.dat", and throw it in the same folder as the program. Run it, and it'll create "NEW.DAT".

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dude you will save me if you can tell me what to use to split the pc dat into cd and dvd. splitting the iso and bin entries into two dats

The best crappy programm I ever used....at least looks like it. It converts the dats nicely. Testing it with Hyperspin in a few moments. Be prepared for some crap lovin if it works as it should  big_smile Mucho thanks in advance!

8 (edited by velocity37 2010-05-05 02:24:14)

ghost wrote:

dude you will save me if you can tell me what to use to split the pc dat into cd and dvd. splitting the iso and bin entries into two dats

Here you go. Just rename the PC Dat to "RDPC.dat" and stick it in the same folder as this program. It will output "RDPC_BIN.DAT" and "RDPC_ISO.DAT".

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amazing thanks a lot  big_smile