Can save files be included?

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Hiccup
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Can save files be included?

Post by Hiccup » 18 Jul 2017 20:56

Some dev carts contain interesting save files, but as far as I know there is no way to host them on Datomatic - could this change?

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Re: Can save files be included?

Post by badinsults » 19 Jul 2017 21:07

If it is for the SNES, I would put both the save and ROM image in the same zip file (along with explanatory readme).

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Re: Can save files be included?

Post by Hiccup » 20 Jul 2017 13:37

I'm confused. Uploading ROMs in zips to datomatic? Or are you talking about uploading on ROM sites?

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Re: Can save files be included?

Post by badinsults » 20 Jul 2017 21:34

Why would you store the RAM separately from the ROM?

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Re: Can save files be included?

Post by Hiccup » 21 Jul 2017 11:33

uhh...

I'm even more confused now.

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Re: Can save files be included?

Post by Tauwasser » 21 Jul 2017 14:48

I think your both confused. Hiccup is talking about archiving the SRAM dumps with the ROM dumps in DAT-o-MATIC, while badinsults seems to talk about distributing both in a zip file and storing them in the same directory.

Personally, I find there is some appeal to archiving, but it's really an edge case. Right now that could be accomodated by adding both files to DoM and providing checksums for both while forcing the name of the save files, I think.

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Re: Can save files be included?

Post by Hiccup » 21 Jul 2017 15:55

Okay, but what do you mean by "forcing the name of the save files"?

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Re: Can save files be included?

Post by xuom2 » 01 Aug 2017 17:41

forcing = adding data to file's field "Native filename".
any file described there will go to datfile as it is, ignoring naming convention.

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