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xuom2
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[DEV] Convention (doubts)

Post by xuom2 » 21 Nov 2008 18:43

This post is for veteran datters! :P
While importing the sets on DoM I've found the following regions pre-convention.

VTech - CreatiVision (from Lukeage)
We have (AE) tags. Please confirm this is: (Asia, Europe)
The other option is (Australia, Europe), but according to Convention this is a redundant combination not to be used, as both are PAL regions. I mean (Europe, Australia) releases are default.

Sega - SG-1000 (from BigFred)
I have found (JA) and (JAE) tags. See: Bomb Jack (JA), Borderline (JAE)
For (JAE) we should use (Japan, Europe). Whether "A" stands for Asia or Australia both possible 3 region combos would be redundant. (Japan, Asia) releases are default.
For (JA) should be (Japan, Australia) if "A" stands for Australia. Otherwise just use (Japan).

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The only [TAG] at the start of the title should be: [BIOS]

Microsoft - MSX & Microsoft - MSX 2 (from Gigadeath)
[Program]
What exactly this refers to? Is it really needed?

NEC - PC Engine - TurboGrafx 16 (from BigFred)
[CD]
Assuming this is telling about a dump from alternative physical media readable by the system, then move to
"Special" field as (CD) like (NP) and (SF) for SNES.

Sega - SG-1000 (from BigFred)
[Othello Multivision]
OM was a clone system of SG-1000. I suggest using OM (no brackets) leading the title, like BS is used on SNES.

Kazumi suggested more changes to the actually registered regions on DoM:
(China, Korea) -> Remove and mass rename to (Asia)
(Japan, Asia) -> Remove and mass rename to (Japan)
(Japan, Asia, Europe) -> Remove and mass rename to (Japan, Europe)
(Japan, USA, Europe) -> Remove and mass rename to (World)
Last edited by kazumi213 on 21 Nov 2008 23:16, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Sorry to edit, I think some ommited points could cause confusion.

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Re: New romsets on DoM..

Post by NGEfreak » 22 Nov 2008 19:36

xuom2 wrote:This post is for veteran datters! :P
While importing the sets on DoM I've found the following regions pre-convention.

VTech - CreatiVision (from Lukeage)
We have (AE) tags. Please confirm this is: (Asia, Europe)
The other option is (Australia, Europe), but according to Convention this is a redundant combination not to be used, as both are PAL regions. I mean (Europe, Australia) releases are default.

Sega - SG-1000 (from BigFred)
I have found (JA) and (JAE) tags. See: Bomb Jack (JA), Borderline (JAE)
For (JAE) we should use (Japan, Europe). Whether "A" stands for Asia or Australia both possible 3 region combos would be redundant. (Japan, Asia) releases are default.
For (JA) should be (Japan, Australia) if "A" stands for Australia. Otherwise just use (Japan).

[...]

Kazumi suggested more changes to the actually registered regions on DoM:
(China, Korea) -> Remove and mass rename to (Asia)
(Japan, Asia) -> Remove and mass rename to (Japan)
(Japan, Asia, Europe) -> Remove and mass rename to (Japan, Europe)
(Japan, USA, Europe) -> Remove and mass rename to (World)
I agree with all suggestions.


xuom2 wrote:The only [TAG] at the start of the title should be: [BIOS]

Microsoft - MSX & Microsoft - MSX 2 (from Gigadeath)
[Program]
What exactly this refers to? Is it really needed?

NEC - PC Engine - TurboGrafx 16 (from BigFred)
[CD]
Assuming this is telling about a dump from alternative physical media readable by the system, then move to
"Special" field as (CD) like (NP) and (SF) for SNES.
Yes, this info should be moved to the additional or special field.
xuom2 wrote:Sega - SG-1000 (from BigFred)
[Othello Multivision]
OM was a clone system of SG-1000. I suggest using OM (no brackets) leading the title, like BS is used on SNES.
This should also be moved to the special field.
btw, most BS titles will be renamed for the next SNES update. The BS prefix will be moved to the special field.

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Re: New romsets on DoM..

Post by xuom2 » 28 Nov 2008 20:01

BigFred wrote:the CD-tags can be changed to BIOS. I agree to the rest

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