Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

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Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Rat King 64 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:36 am

Hello

I am trying to put together a definitive disc for SMS Plus. Since DC Evololution is down I can't get at their database of screen shot data. Can anyone help me out with either of the following:

1) A link to an alternate place where I can get the database

2) A tool that will allow me to take my own screen shots in a format that is compatible with SMS Plus

Thanks very much for any help.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by mankrip » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:27 am

I made many screenshots of MS games long ago, will upload them later today if I remember.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:05 pm

They're supposed to be here: http://dcevolution.net/cgi-bin/dckbyabb ... rd=smsplus

but they're offline since we had to take down our site after we got hacked in late 2007.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Juan » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:55 pm

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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by MethodGit » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:53 am

Cheers for that Juan!

Although I must remind Rat King that the packs are quite outdated - there've been many new roms released through SMSPower, not to mention one or two GoodSMS/GG revisions - since then, so there's a chance you may still have to create some extra screenshots to suit a complete romset.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:08 am

If anyone can update them it would be great! :)
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Rat King 64 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:15 am

Thanks guys. I downloaded the packs and will have a look.

I tried creating screen shots by taking the title shots from the video game museum and converting them to PCX format, but it didn't work. SMS Plus did not like my snaps, even though I was careful to name them the same as the rom files.

Hopefully I can get it working with these packs.

Thanks again.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:36 am

They need these exact values: 256x192 pix at 8bpp (256 colors). Game Gear shots need to be 160x144.
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Post by Captain Skyhawk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:23 pm

Yeah, I need to update that pack again. As stated in the readme the current pack is synchronised with SMS Checker. The last update was in 2005. I don't know if there where many new Master System rom releases in the mean time, but it might be better to switch to GoodSMS than.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:55 pm

No, let's stick with SMSChecker. That's the much better program! :)

- I'll see if I can upload my current snapshot archive so we can put a decent update together.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by MethodGit » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:51 pm

Yeah, I prefer to grab an up-to-date GoodSMS/GG set, then run the lot through SMS Checker to get more simple (and accurate!) filenames. :)

When SMSPower bring out new roms, they tend to be named in a SMSChecker-compatible manner by default.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Rat King 64 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:47 pm

Thanks for the help guys. I now have a working slide show with SMS Plus DC. Its a small thing, but it makes the presentation feel more polished.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by MethodGit » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:16 pm

Seems those two links are wormfood now. Anyone still hosting snapshot packs these days?
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:38 pm

I'll have a look, but in the meantime you can find them included to this:

http://www.dcevolution.net/index.php?id ... 00_edition

Just mount or burn the image and browse its content.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by MethodGit » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:30 am

That only covers the PD roms provided, though. No snaps for commercial titles.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Christuserloeser » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:54 am

As far as I remember I included some extra stuff - like a snapshot archive.
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by MethodGit » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:43 pm

Well I've looked all over the CD and can't find anything relating to a snapshot archive on it. :-[
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by Juan » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:33 pm

On a related note, maybe some of you would like to contribute with this
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Re: Help with Master System / Game Gear title shots

Post by DCDayDreamer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:23 pm

The SMS Plus packs were on DCHelp all the time, with all the changes the info and links just vanished (along with everything else :roll: ):

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