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mrneo240
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#41 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:45 am

The metadata system + tools to create is fully implemented at a basic level.

It can currently describe these with room to grow later:

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[ITEM]
num_players = 1
vmu_blocks = 0
accessories = 0
network = 0
genre = 0
padding0 = 0
padding1 = 0
padding2 = 0
description = Don't stop Running, Don't stop Shooting, Don't start Thinking...     ...Because you are Expendable.


Video: (Id post a picture but its not terrible interesting)
https://streamable.com/60569n

many thanks to FlorreW!

FlorreW wrote:May I ask , even if it's probably far away atm ofc, the synopsis. Are they still in your mind to use ?

thanks for the push and here we are, ill slowly keep filling in our document and as we do i can start packaging the synopsis and working towards filling out the cover art.

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FlorreW
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#42 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:39 am

Your the man Mrneo. Let's not stress this , let it slowly grow.

Epic work by you

mrneo240
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#43 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:47 am

In order to speed up the meta gathering process I found a program and set to work extending it, fixing it, then figuring out how to use it.
The result after many hours:

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  <game name="Spider-Man">
    <description>Spider-Man</description>
    <rom/>
    <rating>4.30</rating>
    <ESRB>E - Everyone</ESRB>
    <studio>Activision</studio>
    <releasedate>20/04/2001</releasedate>
    <year>2001</year>
    <plot>Spider-Man is the first 3D game to star the popular web-slinger. It is loosely based on Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Spider-Man Unlimited and features some of the voice cast from each and similar character designs.[CR]Peter Parker is attending a demonstration of the reformed Dr. Otto Octavius's new invention when an imposter Spider-Man steals the device. Spider-Man must work to clear his name and uncover the sinister motives behind the device's theft.</plot>
    <genre>Action</genre>
    <nplayers>1</nplayers>
  </game>
 


A beautiful XML database like this generated for every game. This should definitely help FlorreW and myself get the Metadata catalog filled out much faster.

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dubcity
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#44 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:56 am

Use skraper.

https://www.skraper.net/

Put all your regional games in a folder. run skraper. You'll get covers for every game and xml file that's pretty close to this.

mrneo240
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#45 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:21 am

dubcity wrote:Use skraper.

https://www.skraper.net/

Put all your regional games in a folder. run skraper. You'll get covers for every game and xml file that's pretty close to this.

then i'd have to extract and find all the games. not feasible

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dubcity
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#46 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:54 am

It skrapes for only the games you tell it to. The Japanese list you or florrew posted... Put those game in a folder then tell skraper to get the covers for them. It will get front cover images then make xml file with information very close to what you are asking for in the same alphabetical order of the games in folder. Copy out of xml file what you need.

mrneo240
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#47 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:54 pm

Video:
How a full ntsc-u card would look: (earlier today)
LineDesc: https://streamable.com/22o04o
Grid3: https://streamable.com/wjyz4z


How the metadata system looks in LineDesc: (currently today)
https://streamable.com/4a2alg

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chôkai
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#48 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:52 am

RetroPie has a working scraper for TheGamesDB, maybe you can have a look at this to adapt it ? Otherwise, here is the complete metadata dump of LaunchBox Metadata , regarding feasible, you still have to write a small script to extract the dreamcast content ...

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chôkai
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#49 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:52 am

mrneo240 wrote:
A beautiful XML database like this generated for every game. This should definitely help FlorreW and myself get the Metadata catalog filled out much faster.

I made something, the entries in here look like this :

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  <Game>
    <Game name="Spider-Man">
    <ReleaseDate>2001-04-20</ReleaseDate>
    <plot>Spider-Man is the first 3D game to star the popular web-slinger. It is loosely based on Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Spider-Man Unlimited and features some of the voice cast from each and similar character designs.

Peter Parker is attending a demonstration of the reformed Dr. Otto Octavius's new invention when an imposter Spider-Man steals the device. Spider-Man must work to clear his name and uncover the sinister motives behind the device's theft.</plot>
    <nplayers>1</nplayers>
    <ReleaseType>Released</ReleaseType>
    <rating>4.3</rating>
    <ESRB>E - Everyone</ESRB>
    <Genres> Action</Genres>
    <Developer>Neversoft Entertainment, Inc.</Developer>
    <Publisher>Activision</Publisher>
  </Game>

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    <Game>
    <Game name="Castlevania: Resurrection">
    <ReleaseYear>2020</ReleaseYear>
    <plot>Castlevania: Resurrection, canceled in March 2000, was intended to be the seventeenth title of the Castlevania series for the short lived Sega Dreamcast console. This would also be the third Castlevania game, at the time, to enter the 3D realm.

The game was to focus on Sonia Belmont and a new character, Victor Belmont, an 1800s vampire hunter who had abandoned his lineage. The story is set in 1666, directly before Simon Belmont's adventure in the original Castlevania.

Greg Orduyan, the art director for the game, is so far the only staff member on the project to speak of how it would have worked out. Its cancelation is credited to many things, including disagreements between the Japanese and American Konami teams, and the death of the Dreamcast to the announcement of the Sony PlayStation 2.</plot>
    <nplayers>1</nplayers>
    <ReleaseType>Unreleased</ReleaseType>
    <rating>5</rating>
    <Genres> Action; Adventure</Genres>
    <Developer>Konami</Developer>
    <Publisher>Konami</Publisher>
  </Game>
 


Download here (Should be a complete dump of the Dreamcast catalog, probably with a few errors ...)

mrneo240
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Re: openMenu Alpha 1

Post#50 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:03 pm

Thanks!

I had previously scraped 2 similar ones but had not posted them here.

This is a welcome surprise!

dc_usa.xml
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dc_usa_ALT.xml
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