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I'm relatively new here, but I am very active in contributing alternate ROM set titles, especially with respect to the No-Intro database. I have a few questions. Also, please excuse me if I am being profoundly dumb, or if I have missed the obvious. First question. Is there a way to see who/why someone rejected a particular contribution? Or is the case where-by if no reason is given, the rejection is recorded without the possibility of dispute? I have been slightly frustrated by people not properly cross-examining my name contributions, because for example, one or two people seem to be rejecting names and titles with commas in them such as "Siedler, Die". They are also not providing a reason why. If they were to take a second to check https://datomatic.no-intro.org/?page=show_record&s=40&n=0401 or searching at the SPS http://www.softpres.org/games for example, they would find out that my name submission is correct. This is a naming standard convention that also applies to TOSEC https://www.tosecdev.org/tosec-naming-convention Second and third question, which is also a suggestion. Does Launchbox use a hash table? Are there any plans to collate all the ROM DAT names from popular DAT collections so we can link names to the Launchbox database? I feel that the process I have been following thus far is less about submitting a name, but rather, saying that "this" ROM is from "this" DAT collection, where the name information is already pre-set. It would be great to see the Launchbox database implement a more robust way of recognising ROMs. Also, I feel that this ability should be tied directly into the front-end application interface, perhaps by offering a wizard that asks the user 1) Are you a contributor? or 2) Are you just here to game? Optimising the user experience by tailoring the options available.
What does this solve: Manually applying xDelta patches Manually downloading xDelta patches Requirements: 7zip AutoIt xDelta Internet Connection How: Upon execution of the script, it will unarchive any 7z, Zip, Rar files you have & get the CRC-32 value of the file, then use this to download the correct xDelta patch, then apply the patch. Then afterwords you will need to process the resulting file with ClrMamePro & DAT from No-Intro for proper naming and archiving. Instructions: Install 7zip if it's not already installed on your system. Install AutoIt and set it to execute scripts when double clicked. Now Right Click on Desktop and select "New\Folder" from the context menu, and Rename it "NDS Rom Update". Now open the folder "NDS Rom Update" and Right Click on it's background and select "New\Folder" from the context menu, and Rename it "Bin". Now once again Rick Click on the folders background and select "New\Folder" from the context menu, and Rename it "Fix". Now download & extract xDelta into "Bin" folder. Now download the AutoIt script "NDS Rom Update.au3" from this thread and save it to "NDS Rom Update" folder on your Desktop. Now open Windows Explorer or whatever your favorite File Manager happens to be and navigate the location of your ClrMamePro backups. i.e. "C:\Program Files\clrmamepro\backup\No-Intro\Nintendo - Nintendo DS (Decrypted)\" Now copy all the files there and any that might be under a folder called "_unknown" to your "Fix" folder. Now finally execute the AutoIt script "NDS Rom Update.au3" by Double Clicking it and if all went well after some time you'll get a dialog box saying the batch has completed...and you should have the resulting files in a new folder called "Fixed" Next time you run ClrMamePro use "Add-Paths" under Settings to add Fixed as one of the paths, you'll also need to check "Use Add-Paths" under ReBuilder then when you press the "Rebuild..." button it should pull in the new files. This is an old script of mine...and basically forgot about it...till I just did an audited on my NDS roms...600 M.I.A....ran this..did another audit...came down to about 200 M.I.A....so a big improvement. Your mileage will most certainly very. NDS Rom Update.au3
Hey, so I've been moderating for a while, and I've been wondering - should we start adding names on the DB according to No-Intro naming conventions? I usually curate my games with the No-Intro lists, so if we change names or at least add alternate names on the DB which correspond exactly to the No-Intro lists it should make scraping some games a lot easier. For example, No-Intro usually names games like The Legend of Zelda as "Legend of Zelda, The", which doesn't get scraped correctly on Launchbox. So I guess what I'm asking is - will there ever be a feature to update Launchbox DB with No-Intro/TOSEC/Redump conventions or data? Cause that would would be great for achieving parity with other game databases across the web.