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8bitsdeep

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Use info .conf text in menu?
« on: July 14, 2019, 08:56:47 PM »
For example, if I have a ROM named "Game Name - Subtitle (USA)".  In the .conf file for that game, I put

name  = Game Name: Subtitle

Is there a way to have a menu use the name info from .conf instead of the ROM filename?
« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 09:30:10 PM by 8bitsdeep »

Pieter Hulshoff

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Re: Use info .conf text in menu?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 11:26:51 PM »
Game info is pulled from the meta.db database, which in turn is generated from the meta hyperlist files. Why would you want to use separate conf files for that? It would be way slower to load.

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Re: Use info .conf text in menu?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 12:28:28 AM »
Oh, I wasn't familiar with hyperlist (never used Hyperspin).  This seems much more convenient, thank you!

MISAEL JUNIO DE OLIVEIRA

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Re: Use info .conf text in menu?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 11:33:06 AM »
Oh, I wasn't familiar with hyperlist (never used Hyperspin).  This seems much more convenient, thank you!

I made the edits to the Hyperlist file as the example below, but could not have the same information ready to use in the menu as I make the request. Is the model below functional? If I understand correctly this is the best way to bring new information, correct?

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  <game name="Ariel - The Little Mermaid (Brazil)" index="true" image="a">
    <description>Ariel - The Little Mermaid (Brazil)</description>
<title>Ariel - The Little Mermaid</title>
<dev>BlueSky Software</dev>
<pub>Tec Toy</pub>
<player>1 Player</player>
<peripheral>Controle de 2 botões</peripheral>
<Size>2 MEGA</Size>
<Sound>PSG sound</Sound>
<Resolution>256×224</Resolution>
<Country>Brazil</Country>
<idiom>Inglês</idiom>
<Media>cartridge</Media>
<Data>No Save/No Password</Data>
<score>2.5</score>
<other>Levels 6</other>
        <manufacturer>BlueSky Software</manufacturer>
       <year>1996</year>
       <genre>Action</genre>
       <rating>Other - NR (Not Rated)</rating>
       <enabled>Yes</enabled>
  </game>

« Last Edit: July 25, 2019, 02:52:37 AM by MISAEL JUNIO DE OLIVEIRA »