Offlinelist dat doubts

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  1. lokiseto
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    Is a dat available for 3DS in offline list? Will it ever be available?
    By the way, where can i find updated dats for the previous generations? I tried looking at the old sources and they either dont work or are seriously outdated.

    Is there a similar software to offline list?
    Could you recommend a game collector or something that downloads stuff automatically?
     
  2. FAST6191

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    There are no 3ds rules yet so dats could vary in the future. However
    http://datomatic.no-intro.org/index.php?page=search&s=64&m=L should net something, their offlinelist option seems to no longer be in operation though so you are left with clrmamepro.
    http://www.advanscene.com/ has 3ds apparently but I have not checked it out (click on dats on the left hand side)

    Other games
    http://www.advanscene.com/ (click on dats on the left hand side)
    Does for 3ds, DS, GBA, PSN and PSP.
    http://datomatic.no-intro.org/
    Does for loads of consoles including old ones.
    http://www.tosecdev.org/index.php/downloads
    Aims at being near complete for everything that matters.
    Similar software. Varies, there was some stuff for the GBA, DS, PSP and such but it was aimed directly at it. It did very well for what it was though and was tied closely to it, you can find various ones http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/utilities/rom-managers-renamers/ (though for most it is probably Rominator) and http://www.advanscene.com/ (rtoolDS and ndscrc). There is nothing special for the 3ds yet from what I have seen though.
    More general software is available though.
    ClrMAMEpro ( http://mamedev.emulab.it/clrmamepro/ ) is probably the most notable. There are dats everywhere for it and as it is tied closely enough to MAME and MESS you can get some stuff there.
    RomCenter ( http://www.romcenter.com/ ) is the main one to go up there with ClrMAMEpro

    I am not terribly interested in dredging up the old GBA era stuff right now. Several of the game emulator frontends have fair management options as well (you may have to pay for some, I have never felt compelled to pay for a frontend though). Likewise there are projects like http://romulus.net63.net/#features

    Downloads. Sorry that is now how we roll around here, for the record though I have never seen one that I trust to do anything good like there might be for TV shows.
     
  3. lokiseto
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    Thanks for the answer.

    I dont mean games. What i want is information and images.
     
  4. Cyan

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    I like to use NDSCRC (for DS games) and 3DSCRC (for 3DS games).
    They are using Advanscene's offlinelist.Dat file
    You can find these two program on advanscene's forum.

    They download icons, cover, screenshot and nfo automatically.
    I don't know if the official 3DS icons are now used (they are marked as downloaded, but don't appear in the program nor in the img folder).
     
  5. PityOnU

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    The No-Intro database is what I've always used.

    I think they have a 3DS one? Used it to check most of my dumps.

    Problem is, with the trimmers out now, it's going to be hard to find dumps that aren't nuked.
     
  6. Cyan

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    You can untrim (as long as it's a clean trim without removing data/update partition).
    And you can use srr files to reconstruct the original rar if you want clean released files.

    Though, if you use renamers, they usually work in single zip file so you don't keep the official rar files.
    And trimming is taking less size than compressing, CRC tools should auto-trim instead of ziping, and should check CRC on virtually untrimed files. (it's possible and source code is available).