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Issue loading DAT file on Windows 7

Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:45 am

Hello all!

I am new to this forum, and to the GB64 scene altogether...
(I am very impressed with and grateful for the efforts to keep these classic systems alive and available to generations to come!)

Anyway, I have managed to get everything installed (games, SIDs, Extras, etc.) and verification works wonderfully, but the one thing I cannot for the life of me get to work is the EMUS wizard. When I attempt to start the wizard, I get the error "No valid emulator definitions could be found in the DAT file."
As well, when I attempt to add the WinVICE emulator by using "Manage Emulators", I cannot get the "OK" button to enable, even after I have filled in all the correct items...

Anyone know how I can get this to work?
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Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:47 am

This is because you have a new version of the emulator,
and a old Gemus.dat file.

All you need to edit the GEMUS.DAT file (with notepad) in the Gamebase installed directory.
C:\Program Files\GameBase\

then just change ALL the CRCs to your version of the emulators.

----------------------------------------------------

;The Official GEMUS.DAT file

[DAT]
Version=1.0

[CREDITS]
Author=Michael Plate
Contact=http://www.bu22.com/
LastUpdated=2009-02-16

[Commodore 64]
¬WinVICE v2.1¬http://www.viceteam.org¬¬x64.exe¬6228c629¬D64;D71;D80;D81;D82;G64;G41;X64;T64;P00;TAP;PRG;CRT¬Y¬WinVICE.txt¬vice.ini¬
¬CCS64 v3.7¬http://www.ccs64.com¬¬CCS.exe¬eb0dee52¬D64;G64;G41;T64;P00;TAP;PRG;CRT¬Y¬CCS64.txt¬c64.cfg¬
¬Hoxs64 v1.0.5.27¬http://www.hoxs64.com¬¬hoxs64.exe¬29abf599¬D64;G64;T64;P00;PRG;TAP¬Y¬Hoxs64.txt¬

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or skip this by editing / creating the EMULAOTRS.INI file...
in the actual Gamebase directory.
C:\Program Files\GameBase\GBC_v05\

------------------------
[Emulators]
1=WinVICE v2.1
2=CCS64 v3.7
3=Hoxs64 v1.0.5.27
4=
[CCS64 v3.7]
UseShortFilenames=1
SupportedTypes=D64;G64;G41;T64;P00;TAP;PRG;CRT
EmulatorPathFile=C:\Program Files\GameBase\GBC_v05\Emulators\CCS64 V3.7 Offical\CCS.exe
ScriptFile=CCS64.txt
1=C:\Program Files\GameBase\GBC_v05\Emulators\CCS64 V3.7 Offical\c64.cfg
UseDefaultTypes=0
WaitFinish=1
2=
[WinVICE v2.1]
UseShortFilenames=1
SupportedTypes=D64;D71;D80;D81;D82;G64;G41;X64;T64;P00;TAP;PRG;CRT
EmulatorPathFile=C:\Program Files\GameBase\GBC_v05\Emulators\WinVICE-2.1\x64.exe
ScriptFile=WinVICE.txt
1=C:\Program Files\GameBase\GBC_v05\Emulators\WinVICE-2.1\vice.ini
UseDefaultTypes=0
WaitFinish=1
2=
[Hoxs64 v1.0.5.27]
UseShortFilenames=1
SupportedTypes=D64;D71;D80;D81;D82;G64;G41;X64;T64;P00;TAP;PRG;CRT
EmulatorPathFile=C:\Program Files\GameBase\GBC_v05\Emulators\Hoxs64\hoxs64.exe
ScriptFile=Hoxs64.txt
1=C:\Program Files\GameBase\GBC_v05\Emulators\Hoxs64\
UseDefaultTypes=0
WaitFinish=1
1=

---------------------------

good luck!
Panoplos
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not quite there yet...

Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:19 am

I have tried this previously, as I saw something about this mentioned elsewhere on the forum, but the CRC actually checks out. I am using WinVICE 1.22, which is a version that should be recognized.

As well, just from the error message, it looks like the DAT file itself is not being parsed properly...do you think this has something to do with VB's text parsing on this system?

Thanks...
Panoplos
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Working now...

Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:35 am

The manual Emulators.ini file worked!! However, for completion's sake, if you would like me to attempt something to help you debug the Wizard issue for future users, I would be happy to help out.

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