Seeking Parsable Mapper Data File

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Seeking Parsable Mapper Data File

Post by Controllerhead » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:38 am

I am looking for a parsable data file (JSON, XML, Toml, anything honestly) that contains info on each mapper:

- Board Name(s) / iNes number
- Valid ROM / RAM Configurations (Size)
- Register Address
- Register Function
- Register Format (Serial, Bus, etc.)
- Bus conflicts (Y/N)
- The more information the better

I know you can gather this information manually on the wiki / other various documents, but, i figure a structured parsable data file like this might be buried in the source code of an emulator somewhere. I'm not picky on language, format, or even completeness: if it can be parsed, i want it. Let me know if you know of anything that meets even some of this criteria. Thanks!
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Re: Seeking Parsable Mapper Data File

Post by lidnariq » Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:39 am

Mappers vary in capabilities too much to be able to describe things in anything more structured than code or prose.

But if you're ok with a 30000-foot summary,
nesdevwiki:User:Lidnariq/Discrete Logic Table
and
nesdevwiki:User:Lidnariq/ASIC mappers

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Re: Seeking Parsable Mapper Data File

Post by Controllerhead » Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:47 pm

lidnariq wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:39 am
But if you're ok with a 30000-foot summary,
Well, i've managed to smash those HTML tables into JSON, so, that's a good start. Thanks!

I'll post the result when i mutate it into something more useful...

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Re: Seeking Parsable Mapper Data File

Post by lidnariq » Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:52 pm

Also, note that I haven't kept up with the hundreds of UNIF-now-NES20 mappers that NewRisingSun has been adding documentation for.

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Re: Seeking Parsable Mapper Data File

Post by Controllerhead » Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:57 pm

lidnariq wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Noted. I'm happy to have structure and a starting point for now. All good in the hood.

EDIT: Progressing...

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EDIT 2: Data getting valider. Tables getting tablier. Etc.

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