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Title: Quiet...
Post by: captcpsc on October 27, 2010, 05:22:05 PM
It's way too quiet around here?!?!  How's things going?  Any WIP updates?
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Ripper006 on October 27, 2010, 05:40:34 PM
no comment :)
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Kodoichi on October 27, 2010, 06:21:10 PM
It's way too quiet around here?!?!
As always with Tosec ;D So everything's perfectly fine ;)

I'd like some dat updates, dammit.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: captcpsc on October 27, 2010, 07:44:27 PM
Ripper006, you are always up to something!

Deep thoughts by captcpsc,

I find it interesting. But, I guess it's not so much.  When I was in college the saying always was those that can do; those that can't "teach".  TOSEC can easily become an obsession just like anything else in life; and depending on the actual part of TOSEC your obsessed with would be the reason you're not on here posting?  I'm sure there are the ones that are playing the games, there are the ones that are ripping and preserving the games, renamers, set maintainers, etc...  But there are many other hobbies where people do it and talk about it lots?  I wonder what things in a hobby(maybe even job), are present or absent that coincide with active discussion (busy forums etc...). 

captcpsc ponders these and lifes other big questions :-)
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: haynor666 on November 08, 2010, 07:21:33 AM
More than year since last update  :(
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Aral on November 08, 2010, 10:18:16 AM
not quite haynor :)

TOSEC - DAT Pack - Complete (1111) (TOSEC-v2009-12-27)
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Cassiel on November 08, 2010, 11:54:12 AM
But getting there.....
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: haynor666 on November 08, 2010, 07:12:16 PM
I used bad word, I should wrote: almost  ;)

BTW. Who is responsible for japanese computers? I mean Sharp, NEC ones.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: PandMonium on November 08, 2010, 08:12:30 PM
I don't know correctly how those dats started, Cassiel long ago worked on them and after that mek1 (he is registered here) worked on them (mostly Sharp). He said the current ones weren't good and started working on them but disappeared again so currently i guess no one is...

... and yes, in no time it will be an year without releases again.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: haynor666 on November 09, 2010, 11:59:47 AM
I recently downloaded Sharp X68000 WIP dats (leaked??) from UG and was curious about this one.

BTW. I have 11 gb archive of PC9801 games that's why I ask. Personally I don't have to much knowledge about these systems besides whole archive is in japanese. All I can is translate names to romaji.

BTW2. Is Sharp X68000 really so small game archive? Comparing to amiga or even Atari ST it is very small.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: PandMonium on November 09, 2010, 12:46:44 PM
Yup those are probably the dats i was talking. They still have some tnc errors and things to be done (afaik) but mek1 disappeared, he must have leaked them there with the sets.

As for the size, i have no idea about how much stuff is available but probably the TOSEC dats are far from complete, no? It happens in some other systems too, although i don't expect many systems to match Amiga in size since that's one of the biggest we have here.
Well, any help is appreciated and Sharp is currently stopped with that problem, if you would like to help feel free to do so. Translate names to romaji is already something that most of us can't :)
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Cassiel on November 09, 2010, 01:55:03 PM
Yes, they were leaked.
and I would not recommend there use.

Sharp X68000 is MUCH bigger in volume than currently represented in TOSEC. It is another platform woefully under-represented at present.

edit: to fix a small typo :P
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Ripper006 on November 09, 2010, 07:58:06 PM
I bet FM Towns Marty is also or ? :)
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: haynor666 on November 10, 2010, 01:19:56 PM
Sharp X68000 is MUCH bigger in volume than currently represented in TOSEC. It is another platform woefully under-represented at present.

It's really hard to find new games :/

EDIT.

I've found source, It's on http://fullmotionvideo.free.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=734

uploaded actually by mek1
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Starscream on January 16, 2011, 08:27:07 PM

It's really hard to find new games :/

EDIT.

I've found source, It's on http://fullmotionvideo.free.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=734

uploaded actually by mek1

I'd be surprised if there's much more out there. I know some specific games that were missing from mek1's release, but not many. The Japanese release list I have doesn't even reach 700 entries. In terms of commercial games that are featured, the X68000 set is probably in even better shape than the PC-8801 one. It's just a guess, it'd be interested if there's a list with missing stuff. The other Sharp computer sets are obviously missing lots and lots of games.

I suppose I might take this opportunity and ask if there's an interest in images for two other (western) platforms,  I've got a few for Amstrad PCW and Epson Qx. I can't determine if these are good ones, the PCW is emulated and many work on the emulator JOYCE, some don't apparently because of copy protection or other issues.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: BlueArrow on January 16, 2011, 11:24:08 PM
I'm thinking about create Neo-Geo dats including:

* ROM Sets
* Covers (from me)
* Manuals (from www.neogeoforlife.com and other sources)
* MVS Cartridge Label Scans (from www.mvs-scans.com)
* MVS Cartridge Board Scans (from www.mvs-scans.com)
* AES Cartridge Label Scans (from me)
* AES Cartridge Board Scans (from me)

Any aditional stuff would be apreciated.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Aral on January 17, 2011, 10:07:34 AM
hi bluearrow, you must be a mindreader, i am in the process of datting all of my neo geo stuff as we speak and will be finished in a few days ;)
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: BlueArrow on January 17, 2011, 11:20:02 AM
Cool, he he.

Only tell me if you need help.
:)

I would like to be a TOSEC member, what must I do to become one?
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: Cassiel on January 17, 2011, 03:28:10 PM
Ah, to become one of the chosen few you must pass a series of strenuous tests that will challenge your mind, your body and your soul. You will be pushed to your very limits, and then some more….

Many have begun this quest, few have even survived. Those that make it thru are battle scarred, but prepared…..

Oh, there’s also a minimum US$10,000 joining fee…. PandMonium can provide the PayPal details.

:D
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: BlueArrow on January 17, 2011, 04:01:33 PM
Hahahahahaha... :(
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: PandMonium on January 17, 2011, 04:22:12 PM
Nice explanation Cassiel :P
Well, "TOSEC Member" status is nothing special or awesome to have. It just represents the group of members that are interested in the project and contribute (or tend to) regularly. That said, you can also become a member if you want to, it's not mandatory to be a renamer, I'm not one for example.

If you stick around and are interesting in helping us out by contributing with your dumps, creating some useful guides (like how to correctly dump DOS games, based on your and vicvan research), renaming, helping in many ways in any work that is needed then you became a member, even if you don't have the tag yet :)
As Cassiel said, (in a funny way), there is not a list of requisites you have to do or achieve, is simply based on your interest and time. If you want to help and be part of the team, there is always room for motivated and valuable people.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: BlueArrow on January 17, 2011, 04:46:57 PM
I would like to help you.

I could maintain Neo-Geo dats and to make some dumping guides. I'm going to dump some NES undumped titles (I'm waiting the arriving o a CopyNES) and I'm scanning all my stuff (Boxes, manuals, and so on).

But, I think, my most desired aportation would be to write a ruby on rails based web collaboration app (I'm currently working on it) to help you to organize, maintain and expand all the data you've collected. This could automate the dat file creation and it would allow us to collect more data "a la" wikipedia's style.

For example. People not involved in this project could add or correct data and then we could add these changes to the database or reject them.

I think it would be nice to integrate the data collected by www.worldofspectrum.org, http://bootgod.dyndns.org:7777, No-Intro and many other groups in order to make this project the one of reference in the scene and, by collaboration with other people, to expand it.

These are my thoughts.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: PandMonium on January 17, 2011, 04:53:39 PM
I'm busy atm but will answer you better later if needed. If you're interested, we are interested in your help too, feel free to contribute!
Your ideas are nice but it is a complex project with a lot of details, my suggestion would be for you to start looking at unmaintained dats of your interest and TNC in order to understand how it works and how you can contribute :)
Will pm you took with some details.
Title: Re: Quiet...
Post by: BlueArrow on January 17, 2011, 06:00:19 PM
I'm doing that. Some dats of minor systems are very precaious. I've readed TNC guidelines.
I'm interested in maintain Neo-Geo for now. I think I can share the work with Aral. I can help with PC and NES.

:)