AtariZoll wrote:Well, I hope that this time you (people working on it) will listen more to error reports and suggestions.
First suggestion: run spell checker on your post
Sorry, but there is really too much of it.
Marcer wrote:I hope my game aka ics 2 help fill gaps. About pasti is connected to originals. But isnt the hacked and extras is more nice when it comes to selection. nice to see you on track
Marakatti wrote:Welcome back Goldrunner
Goldrunner wrote:Thanks! Just like to say what an incredible job you and your team have done with AtariMania, it is by far the premiere site for the ST on the web at the moment. I refer to all the time to check my data and have started linking individual games in GBST to the games entry in AtariMania.
The only thing I would change (if I was you) is to merge the different versions of the same title into one database entry and make a note of them there, users should be able get all the data for a title from a single page entry!
Marakatti wrote:Thank you, nice to hear that The database is slowly getting there, altough there are still lot to do to make it accurate for research purposes.
Goldrunner wrote:BTW, Is there a reson why your not offering manuals in PDF format?
Stefan jL wrote:Goldrunner wrote:is there somewhere iI can easily post if I come across corrections for your database
Goldrunner wrote:Stefan jL wrote:Goldrunner wrote:is there somewhere iI can easily post if I come across corrections for your database
Registered with AtariMania a week ago but still had no email to confirm my registeration. I am eager to help your project but first I need a way of accessing your forum so I can post corrections or suggestions. I also have a huge amount of box scans, disk scans, adverts, manuals, etc that you could use to make the site even better!
Goldrunner wrote:A few months ago I restarted GamebaseST on my own to see if I still had the enthusiasm to take it forward, well, after 5 months of development on it I'm making this post to confirm it. GamebaseST really was stuck in the past and desperately needed updating. It's interface was not the latest anymore and simply updating it threw a few thing off and needed correcting in every single game entry. If you have Windows 8 then hard disk games don't work since pkunzip will not run on a 64-bit operating system. The latest versions of STeem SSE also needed adding to replace the 10 year old v3.2. All in all quite a lot to do before you can even start to add games again.
So far this is what I have done
* The GamebaseST interface has been updated to latest version and work started to correct and add data to new fields.
* PKunzip replaced with command line version of 7zip, the GEMUS script was updated and now hard disk games work again in Windows 8
* STeem SSE added and it works much better than 3.2, for example, pasti images auto mount and run properly unlike before.
* Replaced the pasti.dll with nag free one found on this site.
*Over 100 games have also been added when I wanted a break from the above stuff
I have also started removing pasti images from the main file list and putting them in the extras section. It makes no sense to me too have whole separate entry when a pasti image should be classed as another version of the game. For example ithe image below shows the entry for Goldrunner (well i would pick that one), the pasti image is now shown in the all new extras column as 'Original ST Disk'. It runs perfectly well from there since it gets auto mounted properly by SYeem SSE, unlike with v3.2 when the user had to manually mount the pasti image.
Anyway, that is about it for now, speak to you all again very soon!
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