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Ultimate DATs Collection (UDC)
« on: July 15, 2016 - 02:46:28 »
Introduction
The Ultimate DATs Collection (UDC) catalogues all DATs ever released and lists them in a SuperDAT. It's a DAT for DATs. The DATfiles Content and Names are untouched and as original as possible. However SetNames (Archive/Folder) are renamed to provide a nice clearly arranged Collection. The DATfiles originality does not see any Harm.
One important Note: each DATfile is only listed once. And most likely in the latest Release it was seen. This keeps the Collection deduped.
The recommended Rom(DAT)-manager is Romvault, as it builds the SuperDAT like intended. Though Romvault uses Torrentzipping as Default, the File's Timestamps will be all reset. For this matter the UDC-SuperDAT stores the Date/Time information inside the DAT. Whenever the Files should get there original Timestamps back, it is possible to do that with SabreTools. Which is also the Tool that is used to generate the UDC-SuperDAT. Enjoy~


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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016 - 14:01:01 »
The Ultimate DATs Collection has been updated. newest release can be found in the first post.

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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016 - 18:36:01 »
This feels like a more worthy successor of the WoD DATs than anything. Feel free to pilfer from the WoD Redux sources to get a better set going. I salute you  :)
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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016 - 18:51:39 »
thanks buddy. this is just the first part of the bigger picture i have in mind. the ultimate dats collection shall provide a nice organized collection of all dats for commonly known sources in their original form. i count wod/redux as one of them (and they are already sorted and waiting). now that i have your approval they will make their way in sooner then later :)

having all the dats as an organized basis will eventually help to improve "not" only the rollback dats. but no spoilers yet ;)

this project is still fresh and new like a new born
first i hope this gets more recognition and participation.

we will see where this will go  8)


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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016 - 03:44:16 »
Loving These  Project that your doing :)

Here are 322 No-intro dat files that dont match with your superdat they are all taken from [You are not allowed to view links] Register or Login

and its from (20150104) to (20160715)

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Edit..
here is my fixdat attached if anybody can help :)
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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016 - 04:05:01 »
here is your fix gryla: [You are not allowed to view links] Register or Login
peace ;)

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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016 - 06:39:35 »
@tractivo: What's the difference from WoD Dats???
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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016 - 00:34:19 »
UPDATE: new release in the first post!

i did a lot of sorting the last two days and filled the ultimate dats collection with a lot new files. all files are reversed chronological deduped. each datfile is only listed in the last release it was seen.
also all sources i am supporting are up2date as of right now.
and big thanks to gryla for his participation :)

@sleepwalk7: its either @tractivo or attractivo ;)
the shortest answer to your question would be: this is a datfiles preservation project. (no roms, only datfiles and everything that comes with the datfiles like cue, gdi, releaseinfo files etc.) i would suggest that you load the superdat in romvault and see for yourself.

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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016 - 06:44:20 »
@tractivo: edited in the preavious post!  ;D
I've loaded it in RV... but I was wondering... While WoD merged DATs used to avoid dupes crossing multiple DATs files... Would The Ultimate DATs Collection do the same (diffdats)?? or as it collects all DATs releases should unavoidably contains dupes?

TIA for the explanation!  :)

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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016 - 20:01:17 »
Update: after the big commonly known sources were mostly covered i decided to add some other sources.
what we have so far:
MAME
Maybe-Intro
MESS
No-Intro
Redump
TOSEC
trurip
Yori Yoshizuki (NonGood)

whats in the update:
Darkwater
Neo Kobe
Rawdump
Total DOS Collection
WoD
Zandro (SMW)

also keeping up with Mordor's dats.
and of course every source is up2date

@sleepwalk7 never say never, we will see
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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2016 - 20:33:38 »
ATTENTION:
if some datters or datproviders like "Zandro, Yori Yoshizuki, Kludge, Connie etc." want to participate in the preservation of datfiles i would like to request your dats to list them in the ultimate dats collection. that is if you still keep your old releases.
to all other rom enthusiast, if you have dats that are missing in the ultimate dats collection superdat, then consider sharing them.

everyone else let me know if you prefer other sources? whats missing? just check my awesome superdat out :D its the most attractive dats collection out there ;)

@Mordor, you can add these two for mess roms and mess rollback roms from my attachement, they are missing on your share

thanks everybody~ stay healthy~


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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2016 - 21:04:20 »
Hey bud... I'm always on the look for missing files for the Archives collection... thanks so much!!!

But... I need to ask, where did you get these from?
You see... I assumed I just hastily missed these files when I was creating the MESS portion of the MAME Archives a few months back as I added a ton of files then... but I just scanned over all those original files that I got from ARMAX directly and these were not there either.

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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016 - 21:14:32 »
yo Mordor
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they should be legit based on this info:
28th February 2012
Miscellaneous : MESS - Rollback ROMs (v0.145u3) [uploaded by ARMAX at 18:05]
Miscellaneous : MESS - ROMs (v0.145u3) [uploaded by ARMAX at 18:05]

i have already datted all of the files from there and also run your files through my dat. i think those two were the only missings. but you can doublecheck your files with my latest release. if you need anything let me know

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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2016 - 21:17:49 »
Cool... thanks.

Interesting though... they truly appear to be his files but they also don't follow ARMAX's way of labeling either.

BY that I mean:

This would be his style... with the underscores
MESS_-_Rollback_ROMs_(v0.145u3)

but the files above don't have any underscores at all.... which likely fails my search.

Thanks again though... will look more into this and likely include them into the next MAME Archives update!  ;D

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Re: The Ultimate DATs Collection
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2016 - 21:23:28 »
mine are from my superdat set. the files inside are untouched and unrenamed. the archives are torrentzipped through romvault.
you can either add the underscores or get the original archives from the link i just posted. they have underscores as you desire :)
or from my attachement