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favian said:
how difficult would it be to create something like that? out of curiosity.
Not difficult at all, tie it in with a database of some sort and all it boils down to is basically writing a stupid VB interface and some ADO tomfoolery.

If you added a webserver to the equation with similar funtionality to freedb that could be updated by end users, then cataloging your collection would be a fairly painless task.

If I don't end off getting drunk over the weekend, I might hack something together to demonstrate.
 

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I decided to spend half an hour on it to quickly sketch the layout in VB:



If there's any serious interest in something like this and I can find the motivation, I'll officially take it onboard and develop it. The 'Config' text is grayed out because the mouse is over it (haven't touched any DInput yet, so I'm just ****ing about with mouse right now), and you don't see any games on the left because I've not written any directory parsing code yet. Pretty much enerything is hardcoded, but at least you can see it's workable.

Also, to do with the netcode side, I have a couple of servers online I could use temporarily until something more permenant becomes available.

Also, i dislike the idea of torrents with game-art and such. I'd much rather it was stored on a centralised server and populated by the community as it would save a lot of hassle for end-users.

Lemme think about it for a day or so and I'll get back to you on it.
 

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favian said:
lmao @ motherb*ches..... wow. its coming out quite nicely...

can you create fields for specific details each game?

e.g.

[Title]
[Year]
[Company]
[Genre]
I will be able to eventually, yes, I'd rather get the core of the thing layed out first though. Im planning on going customisable, like with foobar2k formatting strings and such. I've only been on and off playing with this for a grand total of about 2 hours, and it's already reminding me of why I hate VB.
 

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favian said:
i would love to be able to do this sorta stuff on my own.. what would i need to learn to be able to do this?
You would need to learn a programming language, although I couldn't recommend one as some people react better to different languages.

[edit] Im gonna pack it in for tonight and pick me up a bottle of vodka
 

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gameman733 said:
man, you really get to work fast, if you need any help, let me know. (ive done some work in VB.net, probebly nothing that would help)
Sounds good to me, we both seem to be on the same wavelength and have the same general goals for this project anyway. I'd appreciate the help, I'll let you know when I've cleaned the code up because its a mongolian clusterfvck right now.

I just wanna settle summore of this in stone too.

PM me and we can sort our stuff out?
 
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