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William Moore
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Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:00 pm

Yes, there is no apparent way to end some games when they are running. A keyboard shortcut to close the emulator for these problem games would be good!
At present, I have to bring up the Task Manager to close the emulator!

The ability to at least change the colour of the GUI (without having to change your Windows Theme) would be nice!
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Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:19 pm

William Moore wrote:Yes, there is no apparent way to end some games when they are running. A keyboard shortcut to close the emulator for these problem games would be good!
At present, I have to bring up the Task Manager to close the emulator!
I think you need to know how to shut down whichever emulator you are running rather than it being a GameBase feature, it's not GameBase's job to keep track of which emulators you have open!

If an emulator is running in full screen then pressing the standard windows key combination ALT+Enter together will switch the emulator to windowed mode and you will be able to find out how to close the emulator down and do other stuff. Generally of course most windows programs honour the default windows close key combination of ALT+F4.
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Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:06 pm

Fair enough! But when you know how to do something, it is easy, when you don't know, you need help!
So thanks for the help!
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Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:10 pm

Is there any way where I could tell Gamebase to just switch file formats for my games? For example for my SNES project I just started using BSNES.. (which is awesome) and it can handle .7z files and the new Gamebase also has .7zip support so I used a wonderful free program I just found and might help others "Arc them all" to covert all my SNES games from .zip to .7z to save a little space but now I have to go through all 900 some of them in Gamebase and repoint each individual game to it's new renamed converted counterpart.. what a pain in the... But other than .7z instead of .zip at the end the game files are all named the same and in the same place.. can't I just tell Gamebase.. okay look for the same file names you did before but only look for them in .7z format? I hope I'm explaining this well. This would save me so much time and would probably help others as well.
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Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:43 am

@Flarp

for now, you can change the extention of the Filename in Access.

Highlight the Filename column by clicking on it.
then from menu bar select Edit, Replace.
and use these options.

Find What: .7z
Replace With: .zip
Look In: = Filename
Match: = Any Part of Field
Search: = All

then click the Replace All button.

if you don't have Microsoft Access,
send me the MDB file and i will do it for you.
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Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:10 pm

.mad. wrote:Find What: .7z
Replace With: .zip
Find What: .zip
Replace With: .7z

This would be the proper way to do. :wink:
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Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:10 pm

How about adding the ability to have a piccy of the programmer, and also one for the graphics artist, just like you can for musicians.
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:02 pm

Hi Jimbo,

it would be nice to have an X-tra TAB for additional Infos.
I know, that it is possible to "rename" the existing Fields,
but i need more Fields....

So, a "freely usable" TAB (or maybe more...) should make sense :)
There is enough space for this on the GUI, i think.

what do you think ?

Example:
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:10 pm

In the GEMUS edit window, a "Save" button would be welcome.
The only way to save changes made to the script is clicking the OK button, which will close the GEMUS edit window.
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Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:33 am

Vicman wrote:Please add the Feature to creating own/new Genre-Name to the GB v1.4 / Toolbox :wink:
Same thing for the Control field, since roller controller or super controller for Colecovision is missing.
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Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:14 pm

Not a feature request, but a small bug.
Environment variables are case sensitive, where they shouldn't be.
Example:
After setting this key=value pair:

TestKey=Test Message

This GEMUS code doesn't work:

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If Key_TestKey CONTAINS(*)
        Show_Message(%TestKey_Value%)
End If
It only displays Test Message if there aren't any capitals in %testkey_value%. In the example above a message box is displayed with %TestKey_Value% in it.
However, Key_TestKey properly isn't case sensitive, %TestKey_value% should behave the same way.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:41 pm

Another GEMUS-related issue (or am I overlooking something?):

When using this script:

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If NumGameFiles > 1
        Show_Message(multiple game files!)
Else
        Show_Message(Just one game file!)
End If
and setting Supported Native File Types to d64;g64

The script returns "multiple game files!" when started from a Zip file containing 2 D64 files, but returns "Just one game file!" if the Zip file contains 2 G64 files.

In other words: "NumGameFiles > 1" is always false when I use G64 disk images, even if I specify G64 as a supported native file type.
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Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:22 pm

Well, don't know if it is possible......

When i have more than one name in the Field Coding....

example :
Game 1 :
Coding: john, bob, bill, james

Game 2:
Coding : ben, bob, paul

now, i want list all games coded by bob...

but this don't work....'cause the "search objekt" when clicking on bob is :

[coding = *john, bob, bill, james*]

is there a way, to list all games coded by bob ?

hope you understand the problem.... :roll:
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It's a single field so there's no way of just clicking the field to pick one of the programmers.

The easiest solution is just press CTRL+Q for a quick filter and change the field to programmer and enter the programmer name you want. Not as easy as clicking on the field name but it's still pretty simple.
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Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:14 pm

Thanks for your reply.

too bad there is no other way, as the one you've mentioned :(
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