[Release] PS3 cover tool v1.0

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    Hi !

    I've re-worked my old cover tool and it's totaly different and at least it's now what i want it to be.
    I slightly renamed it to PS3 COVER TOOL. Take it as a restart and i want to start with v1.0 for it's 1st version.

    Ok... here we go:
    Code:
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    *                       PS3 COVER TOOL V1.0                     *
    * by Rudi Rastelli                                              *
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    * Credits:                                                      *
    *  No0bZiLLa,  aldostools                                       *
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    Features:
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    - Searches an existing cover collection for covers which suits exactly to your game collection 
    - If covers are missing program tries to find them online and add them to the cover collection
    - You can select a prefered region for the online search
    - Covers which suit to your game collection can be optionally be resized to the resolution needed for multiMAN/webMAN
    - Covers which suit to your game collection can be transfer to PS3 (via FTP)
    - Covers which suit to your game collection can be packed as a PKG and optionally transfered to PS3 (via FTP)
    
    
    Getting started:
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    1a)Copy your cover collection (if u have one) to 'CoverArchive'-folder (in 'PS3 COVER TOOL' folder)
    or
    1b)Select your cover collection folder at 'CoverArchive'
    2) Select your 'PS3ISO'-folder or your 'GAMES'-folder at 'Game Collection'
    3) Select your prefered region(language) at 'Prefered Region'
    
    
    Notes:
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    - If your 'Game Collection' is on PS3 i recommend using a little program called "NetDrive". It allows to map PS3 as a real netdrive.
      'NetDrive' is a 30 days trial, but allows to use 1 connection if expired. And that's all you might need.
      You need some tips for configuration ? See below !
    
    - If program finds a cover in 'Cover Archive' that matches the GameID nothing will be downloaded no matter which settings you've made.
      This means: You 1st have to delete a cover from 'Cover Archive' whenever you want another version.
      
    - On 1st hand any covers in any resolution have to be in 'CoverArchive'
    
    - Covers which suit to your game collection will be optionally resized and copied to 'MyGameCollectionCovers'-folder (in 'PS3 COVER TOOL' folder)
    
    - When downloading high quality covers with the selected region will prefered 
    
    - Whenever a cover with the selected region isn't available then the english cover will be prefered
    
    - In 'CoverArchive' this name scheme is used for downloaded covers: '[GameID]_[Region]_[Quality].jpg'
    
    - Created PKG-file is named 'MyGameCollectionCovers.pkg'
    
    - last but not least a request: 
      If you own covers in your prefered language not being in the online database please upload them to 'www.gametdb.com' and help growing the database.
      To help you with that task you will find a note in log file for each cover that has downloaded but does not have your prefered region.
      
      
      
    Tips:
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    - 'NetDrive' :
      1. Click 'Add Drive'
      2. Typ      = FTP
      3. Name     = MyPS3 (or whatever you like)
      4. URL      = [url]ftp://[IP[/url] of your PS3]
      5. User     = anonymous
      6. Password = ps3
      7. Check 'Save Passwort'
      8. Click 'Save'
      9. Click 'Connect' next to the name you've choosen(see 3.)
      
    - Distored resized covers:
      While testing i had some rare covers which looks somehow distored.
      To fix this go into 'Cover Archive' open these covers in  eg in 'Paint' and then save them.
      No re-run PS3 COVER TOOL and the resized covers should be ok now.
    Download : PS3 COVER TOOL V1.0

    Regards
    Rudi
     
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    **** Moved to post #1 ****
     
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    If we remove first post then we delete whole thread (which i tested long time ago on one of [MENTION=2]STLcardsWS[/MENTION] articles ;) good he got it into open tab.). Anyway, you can edit your posts including first one and also there you should be able to change thread name if you want to.

    Fyi [MENTION=108]Rudi Rastelli[/MENTION]
     
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    Could not change the thread name unfortuanally :(
     
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    Ive change it is that what u wanted?
     
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    [MENTION=108]Rudi Rastelli[/MENTION]

    Very nice tool... one feature that it would be neat for future releases is if it would be able to connect to the PS3 and scan the existing covers and games that are already installed in the different devices and download only the missing covers.
     
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    You're such a sweatheart... but there is an "S" to much :(

    Noticed
     
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    fixed. ,.,.,.
     
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    I didnt notice lol all i added was "v1.0" thanx [MENTION=118]kozarovv[/MENTION]
     
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    Very nice tool Rudi, much appreciated :D


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    Not a suggestion exactly, but just to point to a problem with all ps3 homebrew related with covers

    For some triple AAA games (like assassing creed, god of war, or many others) the covers officially used for each country uses texts in the same language than the country where it was published (one of the 20 languages supported by PS3 firmware)
    Not sure how gametdb manages this, but in PS3 the name of the cover we are using is simply the title_id... so is not posible to store together different covers per-country of the same game

    The per-region is easy because is ncluded in the title_id (BLUS for usa, BLES for euro, BLAS for asia, etc...) ... but the per-country is a problem not solved yet

    Also, there are some special re-editions of games that uses the same title_id than the original but different cover (like platinum editions, and some others with extras included)
     
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    all you have to do is take the original titleid and rename the alternate titleid to the original titleid. but what i was hoping, is that noone would upload alternate covers to the wrong region on gametdb.... say for instance if bles12345 didnt have a cover in the euro section, then it would go to the preferred section or any alternate section at gametdb. that ofcourse would put the wrong region cover, but it would be the correct game (even though it is the wrong region cover) and rename the alternate cover to original titleid. This ofcourse is what i mean when i say please do not upload the alternate covers to gamtetdb. if you see a missing cover on gametdb, then source it out and make sure it is the correct cover for the region before you upload anything.

    but all in all, this is just for "looks". noone likes looking at 200 disc icons <.<
     

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