The intent of this plugin is to import MAME's Sega Model 3 roms that are supported in the Supermodel emulator.
Sega Model 3 machines are not playable in MAME, but a MAME full romset does contain the roms for it. This is where Supermodel ["A Sega Model 3 Arcade Emulator"] comes into 'play'. And quite literally. There are currently 60 machines supported, of which 38 are clones.
The plugin uses "Games.xml" to get the rom names, proper Titles and versions for the SM3 machines that Supermodel supports. This file is located inside the "Config" folder of your Supermodel installation.
This downloaded plugin
Not required for importing, but highly recommended:
All Supermodel files (you know, like supermodel.exe, etc.)
A MAME romset containing the necessary SM3 roms
Using the plugin:
Download and unblock the zip file.
Copy the folder (which includes 1 file) inside the zip into your ../LaunchBox/Plugins folder.
Select Tools, Import Supermodel Games.xml v1.00
The process from here should be fairly intuitive by just following the steps in the Import Wizard.
Select the folder where Supermodel's Games.xml file is located (if not automatically selected).
Select Games.xml. (if not automatically selected)
Choose a Platform to import the games into (You can create a new one or use existing).
If you choose an existing Platform, the imported games will be set to Emulator selected in the next step and will not affect any of the existing game's emulator.
Select your Emulator. (I strongly recommend Supermodel. But you can choose any emu [and change it later])
Filter the clones (Options are to Import: All games individually, clones as additional apps, no clones).
Select the roms’ source folder (Only required if you plan to copy them from their current location).
Select the roms’ destination folder (This is required to set the Application Path for the games).
Select Copy & Import or Import Only.
If you selected an existing Platform to import the roms into, Right click that Platform and select “Edit”. Make sure the Scrape As: is set to “Arcade” and then click “OK”.
Click on one of the games, then press CTRL+A to select all games. Now click Tools and select Download Metadata and Media and follow the prompts. Be sure to check the box for: Search for game information and media from the LaunchBox Games Database (recommended).
Check or un-check the media images/videos you wish to download. (You can also click "None" and download these at a later time)
Click Yes, download and replace all existing metadata and media. Then click Finish.
This plugin was "designed" to account for subsequent Supermodel updates. After a Supermodel update (which should include an updated Games.xml file), rerunning this plugin "should" account for any new additions, renamed roms and renamed titles/versions. Adding/changing those respectively in your Platform. It won't, however, account for any games that were completely removed. But I really don't think this will be an issue.
If you're having issues getting Supermodel setup and running your games, a quick Goggle search will usually get you what you need. i.e. "LaunchBox Supermodel", "Supermodel <insert game title here>". For general (and some somewhat specific) information/help regarding Supermodel, see here: Installation - Supermodel: A Sega Model 3 Arcade Emulator (supermodel3.com).
List of currently supported games per Games.xml (Aug 31, 2021):
bassdx Sega Bass Fishing (USA, Deluxe)
getbassdx Get Bass: Sega Bass Fishing (Japan, Deluxe)
getbassur Get Bass: Sega Bass Fishing (Japan, Upright)
getbass Get Bass: Sega Bass Fishing (Japan, Standard)
daytona2 Daytona USA 2 - Battle on the Edge (Japan, Revision A)
dayto2pe Daytona USA 2 - Power Edition (Japan)
dirtdvls Dirt Devils (Export, Revision A)
dirtdvlsu Dirt Devils (USA, Revision A)
dirtdvlsau Dirt Devils (Australia, Revision A)
dirtdvlsj Dirt Devils (Japan, Revision A)
dirtdvlsg Dirt Devils (Export, Ver. G?)
eca Emergency Call Ambulance (Export)
ecap Emergency Call Ambulance (US location test?)
ecau Emergency Call Ambulance (USA)
ecaj Emergency Call Ambulance (Japan)
fvipers2 Fighting Vipers 2 (Japan, Revision A)
fvipers2o Fighting Vipers 2 (?)
harley Harley-Davidson and L.A. Riders (Revision B)
harleya Harley-Davidson and L.A. Riders (Revision A)
lamachin L.A. Machineguns: Rage of the Machines (Japan)
lemans24 Le Mans 24 (Japan, Revision B)
lostwsga The Lost World (Japan, Revision A)
lostwsgp The Lost World (Location Test)
magtruck Magical Truck Adventure (Japan)
oceanhun The Ocean Hunter (Japan)
scud Scud Race (Export, Twin/DX)
scudau Scud Race (Australia, Twin/DX)
scuddx Scud Race (Export, Deluxe)
scudplus Scud Race Plus (Export, Twin/DX, Revision A)
scudplusa Scud Race Plus (Export, Twin/DX)
skichamp Ski Champ (Japan)
spikeofe Spikeout Final Edition (Export)
spikeout Spikeout (Export, Revision C)
srally2 Sega Rally 2 (Export)
srally2p Sega Rally 2 (Prototype)
srally2pa Sega Rally 2 (Prototype Version A)
srally2dx Sega Rally 2 (Export, Deluxe)
swtrilgy Star Wars Trilogy Arcade (Export, Revision A)
swtrilgya Star Wars Trilogy Arcade (Export)
swtrilgyp Star Wars Trilogy Arcade (Location Test, 16.09.98)
vf3 Virtua Fighter 3 (Revision D)
vf3a Virtua Fighter 3 (Revision A)
vf3c Virtua Fighter 3 (Revision C)
vf3tb Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle (?)
von2 Virtual On 2: Oratorio Tangram (Revision B)
von254g Virtual On 2: Oratorio Tangram (Ver 5.4g)
von2a Virtual On 2: Oratorio Tangram (Revision A)
von2o Virtual On 2: Oratorio Tangram (?)
vs2 Virtua Striker 2 (Step 2.0)
vs215 Virtua Striker 2 (Step 1.5)
vs215o Virtua Striker 2 (Step 1.5, older)
vs298 Virtua Striker 2 '98 (Step 2.0)
vs29815 Virtua Striker 2 '98 (Step 1.5)
vs2v991 Virtua Striker 2 '99.1 (Revision B)
vs299 Virtua Striker 2 '99 (?)
vs29915 Virtua Striker 2 '99 (Step 1.5)
vs299a Virtua Striker 2 '99 (Revision A)
vs299b Virtua Striker 2 '99 (Revision B)
As always, I'm open to any and all comments and suggestions regarding this plugin you may have.