Dealing with filenames in a folder...
mark at maseurope.net
Tue Oct 18 18:52:25 CDT 2005
You could just filter again
filter ROMlist without ".*" -- no asterisk at the beginning limits
the filter to excluding lines that start with a period
On 18 Oct 2005, at 22:07, Ian Leigh wrote:
> I am, as an attempt to learn Dreamcard, writing a frontend to MAME.
> I have a fair idea of what I need to do, just doing it is a bit of
> a struggle at the moment.
> The user points to where their ROM folder is. What I then need to
> do is take each filename that ends with .ZIP and convert that into
> a full title. At the moment I am cross referencing the filename
> with a text file containing the information I need. Displaying the
> filenames in a field is easy using the files command and filter to
> find the .zips. Because the filename isn't very descriptive I want
> to use the descriptions in the text file instead.
> So far I have been trying the following....
> global allgamedata, ROMlist, ROMtitlelist
> on mouseUp
> local counter, titletoscan, n
> answer folder "Where are your ROMs?"
> put it into field "ROMlocation"
> set the defaultfolder to field "ROMlocation"
> put the files into ROMlist
> filter ROMlist with ".zip"
> put ROMlist into field "gamedescription"
> repeat with n = 1 to the number of lines in ROMlist
> put line n of ROMlist into titletoscan
> put titletoscan into field "filetoscan"
> add scantitle(titletoscan) to ROMtitlelist
> end repeat
> put ROMtitlelist into field "availablegames"
> end mouseUp
> function scantitle titletoscan
> local gametitle, returnedpos
> put lineoffset("$info=" & titletoscan, allgamedata) into returnedpos
> put line returnedpos + 2 of allgamedata into gametitle
> return gametitle
> end scantitle
> The problem is that the first item in ROMlist is .DSstore and the
> whole thing seems to stop there. I could do with a little help if
> anyone can assist!
> I have been thinking perhaps I should take the filename one at a
> time and then create an array to store each game into but don't
> know if that is really necessary in rev. The reason this has to be
> done is that MAME supports many thousands of roms but the user may
> only have a handful.
> Many thanks
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