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Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:15 am

I don't know brother, it seems you took a wrong turn somewhere. This is a Commodore Computer Forum.. We (at least "I") don't recommend "Bands" in here.

Got a Commodore PC related question or comment, and we'd (I'd) like to hear it!

Have a great day!

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Has there been any progress on this DOS-Gamebase? I have been working on my own personal version for the last year. It is such a daunting task that I have only managed to work up to the letter 'C' as far as game titles. That already puts me at over 1600 games and that still leaves a long long way to go. I wouldnt mind helping out with the project or even releasing an alternate version, but I just don't want to step on anyone elese toes in the process.
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Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:41 pm

my current version has 3599 games linked A-Z.
using the DOS Collection v0.8.

but this needs a lot of work installing games and re-packing them.
but the main core of the gamebase works fine.

I will upload it sometime in the new year.
and you can have a look, and see if you want to help improve it.

but feel free to carry on and release your own version.
The more gamebases released, the better for everyone.
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Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:56 pm

That sounds great. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product. The most time consuming part for me was getting all of these games to work.

When I started, I knew very little about Gamebase. So I read, read, and read some more here in these forums. I still wasnt ready to tackle a script, so I cheated a little by using .bat files for each game. If only I knew then what I do now about GEMUS, I would have done it a little differently. In any case, I has progressed to far and didnt want to scrap the work I had already put in, so I pushed forward.

Maybe I'll release it later for a bit of a chuckle...
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Exodos

Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:19 pm

Folks have a look at Exodos on Underground Gamer for a good solid DOS Gamebase collection
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:57 pm

eXo is doing compilations dedicated types, like:
eXoDOS vol.1 - Adventure Collection v1.5
eXoDOS vol.2 - RPG Collection v1.1
eXoDOS vol.3 - Strategy Collection

we are talking about THE CLASSICS, like Prince of Persia, Digger, Raptor, Doom, Quake and so on...

nothing against You, of course
I love Gamebase's creators and compilations
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:22 pm

No probs dax - the different volumes merge into one big collection - where over time the fps and platform classics you mention will be included in a further volume. Its not Gamebase I know but its the most complete collection with frontend for DOS I've seen so far. Might not be to everyone's taste though - just thought I'd pass it on incase no-one had heard of it.
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:34 pm

Hooded_Claw wrote:No probs dax - the different volumes merge into one big collection - where over time the fps and platform classics you mention will be included in a further volume.
yeah, waiting for his FPP and RTS collection
I love Gamebase's creators and compilations
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Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:24 pm

I think the RTS games are part of the strategy collection.

It's a very nice collection, and worthwhile to any collector looking to play some of those DOS oldies. However, I think he uses MEAGRE as a front end, and although there are a lot of similarities between it andGameBase... this is a GameBase forum, so it would be nice if someone would make a GameBase for DOS, or convert the EXO collection to work with GameBase.

After all, I think we all would agree that it would be a lot nicer to just have 1 big assortment of Gamebase databases, to access from the frontend, rather than several different front ends that you have to start up seperately.

Just my opinion.
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:48 pm

dax wrote:waiting for his FPP and RTS collection
Covering all genres, ExoDOS has 5 parts: Adventure, RPG, Strategy, Simulation, Action. The current version is 2.0 and the author said he's planning the next version in 2015.

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