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The Stuff of Orfax

The Stuff of Orfax

November 7, 2010

MAME Quickplay database perl script updated.

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 7:09 pm

After some discussion with butter100fly recently, I have update my perl script that generates the MAME Quickplay database. I have added the games name and parent set name to previously non-filled out fields. This data doesn’t appear to make much of a difference now, but it may in the future. The script is found here (towards the bottom of the page). My next release of the MAME QP database will include these new fields.

Also for those not aware, there is a web site dedicated for Quickplay which can be found at http://www.quickplayfrontend.com/. There is a lot of useful stuff that can be found there.

October 29, 2010

MAME 0.139 Quickplay database

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 12:55 am

After a long break the MAME 0.139 Quickplay database is up. You can grab it here.

September 27, 2009

MAME 0.134 Quickplay database

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 3:59 pm

Well, I finally have made the move to a new ISP, and with some small amount of file storage I can continue providing the Quickplay databases. To celebrate I have put the MAME Quickplay database for MAME 0.134. You can find it here. Enjoy.

June 26, 2009

MAME 0.132 Quickplay database

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 11:13 pm

OK, I finally have the MAME 0.132 Quickplay database up. After the database problems, I thought I’d have a small break from the PC, and came back to find that the new version of MAME was out. You can find it here.

Now I have some bad news. My ISP is taking away the small web space they give each of their customers, which is the place where I host my files (but not my blog). This means if I continue to use them I will need to pay, which isn’t too big a deal. But I have been having other issues with them, and had been planning to leave them shortly anyway. My plan is to get another ISP (which hopefully has some space for me to host my files, if not I’ll purchase some). What this means is that sometime in the near future my files will become unavailable for a short time while I swap ISPs. My blog shouldn’t be affected and I’ll update it when I am about to move.

Plus one more thing. I have turned comments off as I have been getting a lot of comment spam lately. Sorry.

May 28, 2009

MAME 0.131 Quickplay database

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 12:15 pm

I have put up my latest Quickplay database for MAME 0.131. You can get it here.

Why is it so late? Well I had a hard drive failure or a raid controller failure. Not a complete one, so I managed to get another drive, clone everything over to it and get it all back up and working (nearly) 100%. Then having to convert all the chd files over to the new format took a while as well. And finally coming here to find out my website was rooted.

The upside is that I now have an external backup of my MAME roms on one of my old drives, which I have been meaning to do for a while.

May 26, 2009

What happened here?

Filed under: Miscellaneous — orfax @ 4:56 pm

Let me explain what has happened at my blog page. This is not how it normally looks. Some time between my last post about 2 months ago and today, I got a database corruption. This caused me to drop and rebuild my database. However my backup didn’t quite work. The data is back in the database (only up to March 2008), but it needs to be cleaned up before it will show. This will be a long process unfortuantely. However in the next few days I’ll get the most frequently updated pages up and running. Please bear with me.

Oh and I have the latest Quickplay MAME file to upload too. That will be done first, so come back in a couple days to get it.

March 30, 2008

MAME 0.124 Quickplay database

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 12:27 pm

I’ve put up the QuickPlay database for the latest version of MAME (0.124). The nplayers.ini is still at 0.123 though, so the Players column is slightly old. You can get it here, my Quickplay database page.

February 11, 2008

MAME 0.123 Quickplay database

Filed under: Miscellaneous — orfax @ 10:52 pm

The Quickplay database for MAME 0.123 is now on my Quickplay database page here.

January 31, 2008

Guitar Hero Review

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 12:38 pm

I’ve put up a review for Guitar Hero here. This is a fantastic game, one of my favorites.

I’ve played through a couple of other games since my last review, namely Call of Duty 4 on the PC, and Ratchet and Clanks: Tools of Destruction on the PS3 (chrissy present to myself). Both of these were very enjoyable, but pretty much like previous games in their respective series (though much better graphics).

I’m currently playing through Guitar Hero 3, which I’m nearly through, but I’m having a hard time with the final set on hard. I have to say the song line up for this game is fantastic, but there are a few things that bug me about this game. The first was that there is no progressive mode for us PAL gamers. This is a backwards step. And then there is an annoying bug with the sound effects which can make playing very painful. But I’m not here to review that game, so I’ll talk more about this one later. One other game I’m playing now is Final Fantasy 5, which is quite enjoyable. I think I’m over half way through so hopefully it will be finished in the next month.

The next game I’ll be playing is GTA: San Andreas (ie restarting it again), in anticipation of GTA IV.

January 3, 2008

MAME 0.122 Quickplay database

Filed under: Gaming — orfax @ 3:58 pm

After a break for Christmas and New Year, I have created a new Quickplay database for MAME 0.122. It is available on my Quickplay database page.

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