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Noobie questions

Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:57 pm

Hi,

I have installed GB 1.3 in D:\GameBase.

1. Would you recommend putting the folders of the various game bases in that folder or not?
2. What is the best way to view/modify a gamebase MDB? :oops: The current version of MS Access does not want to open them.

Fair warning: This will likely be the first of many posts of mine with questions! :D

Thanks!
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Re: Noobie questions

Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:53 am

RetroJJ wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:57 pm
I have installed GB 1.3 in D:\GameBase.
1. Would you recommend putting the folders of the various game bases in that folder or not?
ALL core gamebase setup and MDB files MUST be in the install location folder.
it's reccomended to install gamebase at the root of the drive partition.
c:\gamebase, d:\gamebase

other files... GAMES, EXTRAS, MUSIC...
can be anywhere you have the HD space.
e:\roms\nintendo\nes

but personally, i would keep all gamebase files together.

to avoid unpack /rezip errors, do not install to folders with long names and spaces.
c:\retrojj gamebase collections\
2. What is the best way to view/modify a gamebase MDB?
The current version of MS Access does not want to open them.
If you wish to edit the mdb in newer Access, you need to update and convert the mdb file.
the original gamebase MDB's are ACCESS97 format.

Access 2003 has an option to convert them to newer version.
this will allow you to open in a newer version and convert it again to latest Access version.
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Re: Noobie questions

Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:04 pm

I really appreciate the great help. Thanks! :D
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Re: Noobie questions

Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:25 pm

I also have a couple:

- is it possible to somehow export/transfer favourites from old version to a newer one? Eg from Speccymania V4 to v5?

-how do you remove a Favourite? I can set it with Ctrl+12 or mouse, but can it be reversed?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Noobie questions

Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:27 am

arkive wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:25 pm
- is it possible to somehow export/transfer favourites from old version to a newer one? Eg from Speccymania V4 to v5?
Yes, by copying the "FAV" column in the MDB using Access, from old to new version.
*** if the NEW mdb has had an entry delted between versions...
Favourite results will be wrong from that deleted entry game ID.
-how do you remove a Favourite? I can set it with Ctrl+12 or mouse, but can it be reversed?
Right click on game entry and select Personal Info (CTRL+F3)
untick the favorite box.

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