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The Stuff of Orfax » Quickplay databases

The Stuff of Orfax

July 28, 2006

Quickplay databases

Filed under: Miscellaneous — orfax @ 11:08 pm

This page has a number of files / databases to use with Quickplay.

If you have any changes, additions or complaints please let me know. I will only be updating the latest version of each though. I don’t keep any of the older GoodMerge sets, but provide the .ini as a service for those who do. My email is orfax9@yahoo.com.au

MAME database

The following Quickplay database is for MAME. This is distributed as a ROMData.dat file, because there is no way to change a name via an import. It needs to be put in the MAME folder under quickplays “data” folder. It fills out Name, Game Type, Emulator, System, Language, Year, Comment, Company and Players. Comment holds the preliminary and imperfect tags. To make it work you will need to:

  1. set up Quickplay to run MAME
  2. close Quickplay
  3. download the MAME database below
  4. modify the supplied ROMData.dat file and change the path to where your mame roms live. This can be easily done with the replace in Wordpad. Change \\path to mame roms\\ to the path wherever your ROMS are.
  5. replace the ROMData.dat file in your Quickplay MAME directory with the file you just edited.
  6. start Quickplay, and the changes should be evident

Download the MAME database. This is valid for MAME 0.139.

NES database

The following is a NES database file to import into Quickplay through the Import/Export data in the File menu. Not all the games have their information filled out, only about 650 or so. This relies on the names being set to the names from the GoodNES GoodMerge set. This fills out the Game Type, Language, Year and Company. As an archive can hold more than one rom for different regions, Language is set to English where there are mixed language roms. Company is filled out such that all those that were involved with its orginal creation are listed first and those that were involved with importing to a different region are in ( ). Company only lists game companies, not the owners of a licence (such as movie studios for a movie game tie in).

Download the GoodNES 3.10 GoodMerge Quickplay NES database.
Download the GoodNES 2.01 GoodMerge Quickplay NES database.

SNES database

The following is a SNES database file to import into Quickplay through the Import/Export data in the File menu. Not all the games have their information filled out, only about 600 or so. This relies on the names being set to the names from the GoodSNES 2.04 GoodMerge set. This fills out the Game Type, Language, Year and Company. As an archive can hold more than one rom for different regions, Language is set to English where there are mixed language roms. Company is filled out such that all those that were involved with its orginal creation are listed first and those that were involved with importing to a different region are in ( ). Company only lists game companies, not the owners of a licence (such as movie studios for a movie game tie in)

Download the SNES database. This is valid for the GoodSNES 2.04 GoodMerge set.

Nintendo 64 database

The following is a N64 database contributed by Roy Dionysus. Import this database into Quickplay through the Import/Export data in the File menu. This fills out the Game Type, Language, Year and Company for all entries. This is version 0.3, with only players and rating to complete. Thanks Roy.

Download Roy Dionysus N64 database (version 0.3).

Genesis database

The following is a Sega Genesis database file to import into Quickplay through the Import/Export data in the File menu. Only about 100 games have their information filled out (about 10%). This relies on the names being set to the names from the GoodGen GoodMerge set. This fills out the Game Type, Language, Year and Company. As an archive can hold more than one rom for different regions, Language is set to English where there are mixed language roms. Company is filled out such that all those that were involved with its orginal creation are listed first and those that were involved with importing to a different region are in ( ). Company only lists game companies, not the owners of a licence (such as movie studios for a movie game tie in).

Download the GoodGen 3.00 GoodMerge Quickplay Genesis database.

ScummVM database

The following is a database for the ScummVM engine. Not all games are present, such as Humungous Entertainment ones. The names are also dependent on how you have set up the games in ScummVM, but if you look at the file, you should get an idea of what data goes to which game. Because of this it makes little sense to import the data in. Just do it by hand, theres not that many!

Download the ScummVM Quickplay database.

Tools

Below is the perl script that I use to create the MAME database. You will only need this if you want to create the MAME database yourself. Most people should just grab the MAME database above. You will need Perl installed on your system to run this.
Download the MAME database creation script.

Other

As a note, I’m trying to come up with some common definition of what a game database should be. Not much has been done with it yet, and it still has a long way to go, but if you are interested in seeing it, follow this link to get there.

Links

Quickplay homepage

10 Comments

  1. I just wanted to thank you for creating these Quick Play database files. Your efforts are appreciated and I’m very grateful. Thank you and please keep up the good work.

    Comment by Guy767 — August 20, 2006 @ 8:55 am

  2. Yeah thanks for this, this has been a BIG help for me!

    Comment by Phil — September 7, 2006 @ 7:01 pm

  3. Thanks, good work! Did you type the console datfiles manually or is ther a way to script it ?

    Comment by pucpuc — October 9, 2006 @ 10:54 am

  4. Unfortunately these are manually done, except for MAME which is scripted. I am looking for ways to doing all of them automatically.

    Comment by Orfax — October 10, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

  5. Wow, excellent work! Thanks a lot.

    I can’t wait to see more updates and other new systems. ;)

    Comment by awaken — October 21, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

  6. It’s nice to see that someone is still doing something with QuickPlay :) I was wondering where I could get some technical support for QuickPlay. Everything is working fine but N64 stuff. Seems that QP is trying to launch the Emulator before the game is done extracting … as far as I can tell anyway. When I run the extracted ROM with the Emu manually, it works just fine. Any way I can get some hints from a kind soul here? :D

    Very nice web site by the way.

    Comment by TheArkive — March 5, 2007 @ 12:36 am

  7. Thanks a lot for the databases, keep up good work :)

    I hope more systems will be available, once more a big “THANK YOU” ;)

    Comment by DrWh0 — May 21, 2007 @ 5:44 am

  8. hey orfax!

    I while back you were very kind enough to email me a quickplay mame database with the “cloneof” field ready input into the quickplay comments field…

    my gaming laptop and harddrive have died. alas i’ve had to rebuild my whole collection and also have lost all my old emails!

    is there any chance you could re-send me the file or that email? It would be Greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, and hoping all is well with you,
    Neak. (UK)

    Comment by Neak — July 23, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

  9. Hey, I love the databases you release. They are so useful. I have a couple of off topic questions though. First, why doesnt quickplay use the normal *.dat files for this? Secondly, a question I have been meaning to ask, why dont my pngs display properly in quickplay. I have system pngs with transparent backgrounds and they seem to be all glitched in quickplay. Any solution?

    Koss

    Comment by Koss — August 30, 2007 @ 6:50 am

  10. I love you orfax, Your work to keep quickplay alive is amazing. I have actualyl made some high quality console images in png format but with a background since QP doesnt support transparency. I will upload them soon. Maybe you can host them?

    Comment by Koss — October 26, 2007 @ 9:23 am

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