- Added .REU to the recognized file types for extraction (GB16 support).
How could I work around this?
Essentially, I would also need to have Reorganizer open and analyze the Microsoft Access database file that GameBase 64 uses. This wouldn’t be all that difficult, but it does mean a lot of new code in Reorganizer and some significant retrofitting to its scanning engine. Will I ever do this? Maybe at some point. But no time real soon.
Alternatively, the GameBase 64 team could opt to start including linked extras in the NFO files, just like they include links to the game sids in the NFO files. That would make this considerably easier, but I do not know if that is in keeping with their goals in curating the collection.
Why post this?
Because people have asked me to include Extras, and this is an easy answer to point them to. That’s all.
A minor update to Gamebase 64 Reorganizer has been uploaded. The new version is 188.8.131.52.
In previous versions, the program would fail to extract the archives if there were 251 or more items in the Z folder. The most archives present in the Z folder up through GB v14 was less than 250, so nobody ever came across this until some recent testing and made me aware of it. It was a simple bugfix. Upgrading to this version is strongly recommended. You can download the new version or read the full changelog here.
Nothing major here, just a post confirming that (as far as my testing shows) GB Reorganizer SD 184.108.40.206 works correctly with Gamebase v14 and runs properly on Windows 10. I have not bothered to update the documentation in Reorganizer to reflect this information but wanted to post it somewhere.
I do not test in virtual setups that don’t use Windows drive volumes so I can’t comment on compatibility with something other than NTFS or ReFS file systems and Windows emulators or VMs.
Someone pointed out to me that the Reorganizer was creating empty (no disk) output on archives with .TAP or .G64 images in them. Well, when I originally coded this utility for use with my 1541 Ultimate, the only image formats supported were .T64 and .D64. But that has changed and GameBase 64 is now using quite a few different image formats — .TAP, .T64, .G64, .D81, as well as the ubiquitous .D64. So now these are all recognized and extracted. (Whether or not your chosen device will support the images is a different matter — my 1541-U Mark 1 unit, with my custom firmware, can handle .D64, .G64, .CRT, and .T64 images, but not .TAP or .D81.) Still, it is better to include the files in the output for possible future support by your device.
Another important change for 1541-U users is how filename case is handled. Again, way back in the days of pre-2.0 1541-U firmware, the sorting and searching in the file browser were all case-sensitive, so it was necessary to upper-case all of the output for more useful browsing behavior. Somewhere along the line Gideon fixed all of the sorting and searching to be case-insensitive so this is no longer necessary. But if you are using a really old firmware, such as what was flashed in the old mark-1 units, you will want to restore the previous behavior with the “Ancient 1541-U Uppercase Mode” option. Or better yet, use my custom firmware so you don’t need to. (1541 Ultimate II users shouldn’t need to worry about it.)
I’ve also added a way to save and load your settings. This makes it easier to deal with different output configurations you want to have.
There’s a test mode now, too, which writes out the GameList.csv file but doesn’t build the folder structure or extract the archives.
There are some other changes. Download it here. sd2iec device users shouldn’t feel left out. There are bug fixes in here that affect output for the sd2iec optimized folders as well, so everybody should upgrade.
Posted a new version today for GameBase 64 Reorganizer SD. Version 220.127.116.11 has these fixes:
GameBase 64 Reorganizer SD got a minor update release today.
I’ve finished adding sd2iec device optimization support and a few other things. GameBase Reorganizer for 1541 Ultimate is now GameBase Reorganizer SD and available here at the new official home page.