If VP-Man needs that the user changes the file name of the screenshot and flyers files, then this means that VP-Man don't need the screenshot/flyer filename from the dat. So if a screenshot and/or flyer is provided with a table, the name of the file(s) should be added to the dat. This way it works with VPLauncher (which needs the names) and VP-Man (which doesn't need this entries).VPLauncher uses the screenshot/flyer filenames that are in the VPLauncher.dat. VP-Man needs the screenshots and flyers named exactly the same as the table (version) name. Any idea, how we can try to make still not available screenshots/playfileds and flyers and backglasses and cabinet side art (from any packs) usable with both frontends? I believe, the naming that VP-Man is using works also with 3D Arcade, so maybe that's the solution, because VPLauncher would use them as well, if in the VPLauncher.dat.
Unfortunately wrong. If a table should be added to the dat, where no version of this table is already in the dat (i.e. the table is unknown for the dat), you have to enter two entries:I have a question: I have changed many/most table file names to my needs/wishes. I used a file manager program to rename them. It's not by using the VP Editor. The crc checksums still seem to be the same. I used this little program to check: http://www34.brinkster.com/dizzyk/index.html (the CRC32 Calculator, windows based program: CheckCRC). I guess I can still use my tables (as long as they aren't changed elsewise) to update the VPLauncher.dat, but I'm not sure 100%. Right?
First entry is an entry to match (hopefully) all future versions of the table by using a part of the table file name which identifies the table. Second entry is the one matching exactly the version of the table by using the checksum. So if you have renamed the table, you can not create the important first entry.