Cover Collections for Emulators With Cover Support

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by mastershoes, Apr 9, 2012.

Apr 9, 2012
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    Damian666 Coder from Hell

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    i know, but my roms arent named the same, thats why i asked for a easy way to rename my roms :P


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    Also, if you want to use the front-only covers for SNES and N64 with WiiFlow to fill in for any missing ones in the full covers, you'll need to rotate them. This could help :
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Digital-Photo-Tools/Multi-Image-Rotator.shtml
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    thanx mate, didnt see that fuzzy app :)
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    Hi all,

    I have recently upgraded to the wiiflow 4.05 r435 (beta r813) - Dec 9, 2012

    Now, I can't get my wii or gamecube games to work. Everything else seems to work fine.

    When I select wii games, it freezes on the wii flow uploading screen.
    When I select the gamecube games, error pops up stating: app_entry is not within the app loader

    What have i done wrong?

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    Hello! I've been lurking around for a while now and decided to make an account -- mainly because I have something to contribute that might be useful to someone.

    First, I'd like to thank mastershoes and everyone else for all the hard work on these wonderful covers.

    Second, some background info:
    My ROM collections are basically strict versions of No-Intro with USA releases and Europe exclusives (named with GoodTools) -- odd, I know. Personally, the issue isn't with storage space, just with clutter and obscurity. I started out renaming these covers using both FuzzyRename and Bulk Rename Utility (since FuzzyRename doesn't add the ROM extension). I soon realized that the all-inclusive nature of FuzzyRename made for quite a headache, having to go through hundreds of lines of text manually to find duplicate cover lines and delete them. I eventually decided to just write my own program to accomplish this task in order to minimize my own errors in sifting through every file.

    Finally, the resulting program:
    WARNING! Spoilers inside!

    My goal is not to hijack this thread. If anyone has any questions, PM me.

    The only reason I didn't start a new thread is because:
    I don't know if I'll ever update this, so if anyone wants to take it over and turn it into something more useful -- probably ending up just scrapping all my bad code and starting from scratch, lol -- feel free!
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    This is a cover thread, not a Wiiflow support thread. Please post in the appropriate forum, thanks.
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    -Just about Done re-formatting and updating the entire 1st post, with many new additions! There are new covers up for Neo-Geo, CPS1, CPS2, Sega Saturn (WIP), PS1 (DVD covers - WIP), TurboGrafx CD (PCE CD / TurboDuo), and Vectrex. Also, it is now possible to download individual covers. Now, I'm just trying to figure out the best way to organize them orderwise on the page.. perhaps by the generation of the system? Share your thoughts! Merry Christmas & Shiz!
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    I just want to put in a THANK YOU! before I'll work my way through 25 pages, hopefully these pages contain some clues on how to get this setup real nice. Thanks for making these cover collections! I started doing them myself but found this page after making 4 NES covers! :-D
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    Thanks for the heads up, I received a PM about it also, but wasn't able to do anything yesterday. I'll re-upload the set with a different file name tonight and have it up tomorrow for everyone!

    Edit: The link should be fixed, 3 people confirmed it working.. Also, the individual download folder is now active!
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    All I can say is WOW guys, not only is the new format great Mastershoes, it really shows how much work has been put into this whole project in general along with everyone's contributions. Absolutely fantastic.

    @TOW420 can't wait till the PS1 CD cover set is uploaded in the OP for now I've d/loaded every individual pack you uploaded. Keep up the great work man, I know it's a labor of love and must just seem like labor sometimes lol.

    @all I see the genesis set has like 615 covers but for SNES there's only 443, is there any reason that the SNES isn't getting as much love? I tend to keep more SNES roms then Genesis but I'll probably change things up since there are more covers for Genesis. Since I don't want to keep a lot of the duplicate roms for both Genesis/SNES and would prefer to just keep the game for one system. Do you guys think I should keep those roms for Genesis or SNES? I hear the Genesis was a more powerful system, I'd like to keep it on whichever system the game is better for.

    Plus I also need to save space, I have a 1TB HDD and between 419 Wii Games/About 15 GC games/PS1 Games/Sega CD/Movies(FAT Partition) and all the other plugins I'm quickly down to my last gig and a half, although I'm now about to put my PSX games/Movies on my NTFS partition since there's more space there. Still though I'm probably an SNES fan cuz I played tons of RPG's for it lol, but please any feedback is welcome on the SNES vs Genesis roms of the same game, which should I keep?
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    Sup MassiveRican,

    Labor of love is about right with more labor then love lol B-)

    Anyways, I just sent the PS1 CD set to MS so he's gonna do his thing to get them up in the OP. Update 7 is also included too cuz I did a few covers then uploaded the set. (Sorry, blame Genesis lol)
    Speaking of which, I'm just about finished with the Genesis set too and so far I have over 800 covers with 600 new/recompiled (or pretty damn close to it!) Right now my Genesis Master set folder is well over a Gig full of just covers if that gives you or anyone an idea.

    As far as SNES goes, it's my favorite console for RPG's and it was one of the sets I was working on updating until I took a break and starting getting sidetracked with other sets. I plan to get back on that as soon as I finish up PS1 CD covers. Which if anybody can make a list of workable/playable games, please submit it to me so I don't have to test each game to decide whether I need to make a cover for it or not. I can just focus on the covers and get them out much quicker.

    As far as your SNES vs Genesis royale goes, I would just keep them both. Usually both games on the systems are different in some way (ex. Mortal Kombat, Aladdin) and I personally like the idea of a full rom set in WF. Just compress them if you hadn't already or if you can, do like me and upgrade to a 3TB hdd, js
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    Awesome work TOW420 and thanks for the feedback. Yea I'm considering keeping them all anyway screw it right lol, once I move over the PSX games and Movies over to my NTFS partition on my drive I should be ok for space, I still won't have a ton of games for PSX/Sega Saturn like I would like but I'll just swap em' out as necessary. Thanks.
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    Here's some examples of what's been going on to the Genesis set. 92% of the covers have either been reworked, replaced, constructed from scrap, or cleaned. The results:
    WARNING! Spoilers inside!

    These covers are not the right size so I wouldn't recommend using them until the full set has been released.
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    New Genesis set looks great! Really looking forward to it!

    Also, @everyone - I got ToW's PS1 CD Style Covers added to the OP.. A lot nicer than the DVD covers if you ask me!
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    Carnt wait for these genesis covers looking great!
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    @Mastershoes, quick question, does the new Neo Geo Shrunken Spine complete download link include the non supported Neo Geo games that you uploaded previously as well?
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    Yessir it does include them!

    Also, finally got that Zombie Panic cover put together for ya :)

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    Nice, looking pimpmatic, one step closer to a complete wiiware Full HQ cover collection, thanx shoes!
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    Well it took me all day today to put this together for u man i also updated the beta 2 list with some of my concrete results heres what i got im putting it here so everyone can see :)

    gbatemp compatibility list beta 2
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/WiiSX_compatibility_list_(beta_2)

    my list
    http://www.mediafire.com/?059v4kg8hcfoh9m
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