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Offline Indus

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How to contribute?
« on: March 10, 2022, 02:21:12 AM »
Hi,

I'm the owner of a huge PC, Mac, Atari ST/Falcon030/JagCD games, educational and utilities collection with thousands items (mostly french and EU) with some really rare. A big part of my collection is missing from TOSEC.

So, how to contribute to TOSEC ?

My collection list (Loose floppies and CDs, OEM, Budgets and utilities are not listed) :
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FsuS6ihO_6oasjtiq5qdTerGbqHqsCEIPq229ZXlJ9o/edit?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: March 10, 2022, 02:26:29 AM by Indus »



Offline NLS

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Re: How to contribute?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2022, 08:11:14 AM »
Hello,

Are you able to rip the software to images?
Are you able to hash compare to TOSEC and filter out just the misses?
Are you willing to also rename according to TNC?

Not sure how "deep" TOSEC still is in documenting PC software (as there are specialized projects just for that), but I am sure Mac and Atari additions are very interesting.

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Re: How to contribute?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2022, 08:53:47 PM »
... is in documenting PC software (as there are specialized projects just for that), ...

There are specialized projects? I'm interested, where/wich?

Thanks

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Re: How to contribute?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2022, 09:00:04 PM »
No-Intro, Redump etc.

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Re: How to contribute?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2022, 05:18:16 PM »
To expand a little on NLS' response, the main aim of TOSEC is to catalogue files for a variety of retro systems. We always welcome new dumps obviously but there are other projects which are more specifically based around getting and verifying good dumps from various media. Broadly speaking:

  • No-Intro - mostly focused on cartridge-based systems although they have recently expanded into cataloguing some other formats
  • Redump - focused on optical media preservation (CD/DVD/Blu-ray), using hardware and methods that allow for repeatable, reproducible dumps from these kinds of discs
  • RetroBytes - focused on preservation specifically of PC floppies using a variety of different methods

In particular for the CD/DVD stuff Redump is really the home for that. We'd definitely be interested in the floppy images if you're able to get dumps of these and happy to do what I can to help on that front.