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Sigh. Every time this happens I'm reminded why I keep wanting to build a database of our own. But @TracyPoff with MobyGames is working on an API, so hopefully we'll be able to move on from this stuff sooner rather than later. That can't happen soon enough.
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I am a Systems engineer for managed services and was searching for info too. I got tired of the gamesdb being offline every time i need it. When the gamesdb is online i am scraping it all and setting up my own on an openstack vm which is distributed over two locations. Varnish cache frontend and memcached caching. The webserver api is complete. When i scrape i will set it online and you are all welcome to use it. It consists of only 5 endpoints and a much better rest interface. The images are also encoded base64 and will be included in the endpoints response. GET /platforms GET /platforms/@platform GET /platforms/@platform/games GET /platforms/@platform/games/@game GET /search?q=@term Give me a heads up if you want to use it. If there is interest i will make it all public. If not then i won't ))) Note: if others want to use it too then I will include monitoring with a SMS service. When an endpoint is unreachable i will get an SMS and fix it.
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Thanks Dany. I actually did the same thing; the LocalDB in LaunchBox is a complete copy of all the metadata from TheGamesDB that I distribute with LaunchBox. That said, it would be great to have a mirror of all the images; obviously I can't distribute the images with LaunchBox. So yeah, definitely interested in that. :)
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I think you misunderstand. I created a completely new and restructured database in MongoDB with a easier json api. This is without all the redundant xml. The system also uses gridFS for the images. So no normal file storage like you are used to. I can give you access to my test system if you want, Jason. You will see it is much better and more responsive.
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Hi Dany, sure; send me the details to jasondavidcarr at gmail. Per the metadata, again, it's a better solution for us to have all the data locally than to use an external API. That said, I can see it as a good option to add, especially for images.
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