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garwil

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Unofficial Controls.xml Alpha Release
« on: November 20, 2009, 08:43:14 pm »
Posted here for a larger audience...

As some of you may be aware I've been working really hard over the last few months to create a complete Controls.xml file for use with CPWizard and similar software. Well here's the alpha release!

Please note, this is not meant to be a complete documentation project like the excellent work done by SirPoonga, merely a guide to what each game's buttons are for!

I think I've included every parent rom in MAME 0.134 with the following exceptions:

1. Games not currently working in MAME.
2. Games that do not run on my system.
3. Games in the following genres - Casino, Quiz, Mahjong, Pinball, Tabletop, *Mature*, BIOS
4. Games in foreign languages that I've not been able to work out how to play!
5. Clones.

I've been verifying games using the following references:

1. Photos of control panels
2. Flyers
3. In-game instructions

Any game for which I've been unable to find one of the above references has been marked as unverified. In this case, buttons have been given generic names like "Fire" or "Jump" etc.

The plan for the future of this project is as follows:

1. Re-check all games for spelling errors/typos.
2. Re-check references for all unverified games. *BETA RELEASE*
3. Fill in Colors.ini for all verified games (where possible).
4. Add games in the Quiz / English genre.
5. Fill in all clones.
6. Update to latest MAME version for final release.
7. Keep up to date with MAME.
8. Fill in any requests (e.g. if someone *REALLY* wants to me to do all the Casino or Mature games I'll do them)

How can you help?

1. Post details here for games I've been unable to fill in.
2. Post details of any mistakes.
3. Test the file with other CP viewers.

Anyway, please find the file attached below, and bear in mind it's an alpha release!

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Re: Unofficial Controls.xml Alpha Release
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 08:58:07 pm »
Cool.  Sorry I haven't been around much.  The last couple of days I have been talking with saint.  Controls.dat is moving here. 

If all of your entries are verified through documentation (flyers, control panels, etc...) I think we will have to merge the projects.  I would like help with administrating the projects also.  I'm not going to have much time for that.  Let me know what you think.

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Re: Unofficial Controls.xml Alpha Release
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 08:47:29 am »
Sounds good to me. To be honest I haven't had any tme to work on this lately, as I've been really busy with work and uni assignments, but I plan on getting some more done over the next couple of months.

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Re: Unofficial Controls.xml Alpha Release
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 01:04:14 pm »
It will be awhile until the project is usable here.  The big reason for the move is I can't log into the database any more on the old site and woogie takes too long to respond to me.  There fore I have to make a script that converts the xml back into the database tables.  Since I have to do that it will probably work well with your xml file with some tweaks.

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Re: Unofficial Controls.xml Alpha Release
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 11:07:37 am »
there an updated version of this xml file?

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Re: Unofficial Controls.xml Alpha Release
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 09:53:15 am »
Is there a controls.ini file for Garwil's release or is there a way to convert the xml to the ini file?

« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 10:10:28 am by Garetmax »

  
 

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