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    Lightbulb check my Rom Info Tools

    version 1.2:
    Improved combine function algorithm,now it will merge info from both files
    Fixed None values lead to unassigned tags when saving
    Fixed error appear when canceling save during combine action
    Improved: now Ritools remember last path

    Version 1.1:
    Fixed: combine not work properly in some cases
    fixed: missing rating tag from hyperspin_retrofe.xml

    What is this?
    It's my contribution for retro community over the world,this is my thank you,it was not easy task,it cost me lot of time and effort,it's complicated project but I'm glad I did something useful for retro *community

    convert from compatible xml\txt\dat game database format to xml\txt\dat game database,
    extract story files from gamelist.xml mamhistory.dat or mameinfo.dat
    combine or merge two compatible xml\txt\dat and get one file with updated games and info

    Tested on windows 10 x64,should run on any windows +7 os
    you 'll need at least one xml\txt\dat compatible file,check below in Note section

    How to use:
    Simply choose the function from drop menu,click on input\output buttons,choose file extension from open\save file dialog choose dat for nointro dat hyperspin.xml ....,remember always provide the right file type,hyperspin need hyperspin file,nointro.dat need nointro dat file .......
    click do it

    Combine Nointro.dat+gamelist.xml=>resultfile saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
    combine resultfile.xml+hyperspin.xml with rating tag=>final_result.xml saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
    put the final_result.xml in RetroFE\meta\hyperlist rename it to your prefered system,make sure the name is matching the collection name in retrofe collectio dir
    delete meta.db from retrofe dir
    launch retrofe and have fun

    combine explained:
    this is tool created to merge info from compatible xml dat xml database format.xml based on name or crc tag,the result is xml\txt\dat file with uptodate info added roms from both combined file and rom names,

    Important don't choose the wrong file always feed the right one
    the combine function priorties the info from input1 button when using crc as comparation,that means if you have the same game but the name in the first is different from the second input file,the first will be considered

    compatible format are
    nonintrodat.dat (parent\clone xml) or standard
    hyperspin.xml(there is custom one,you can generate one as hyperspin_retrofe.xml)
    mameinfo.dat (only works in extract function)
    mamehistory.dat (only works in extract function)

    how to get gamelist.xml
    use scraper to get gamelist.xml for your prefered system(mame,sega,snes...) can be found
    put scraper inside your roms folder,ru cmd or use bat(recommended) put these commands:
    scraper.exe -add_not_found -console_src="gdb" -use_filename=true -download_images=false -no_thumb
    *now copy the generated gamelist.xml file from your rom folder to the program folder

    Download Latest Version
    Version 1.2
    Google drive
    Mega Link

    Download older release
    Version 1.1
    Mega Link

    Hyperspin Site*
    Best regard Croser
    Last edited by croser; 1st-August-2018 at 20:04. Reason: new updat

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