Author Topic: Important TOSEC Announcement  (Read 5017 times)

Offline Cassiel

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Important TOSEC Announcement
« on: April 01, 2012, 12:59:11 AM »
It has recently come to our attention here in the main TOSEC branch that our current TNC may be too old fashioned and not in keeping with the current computing climate. Whilst we have received consistently high praise for our detailed, logical and constantly evolving naming scheme, it does still have one fatal flaw: it remains 'text' based. In this new always accessible, highly visual, dumbed down 2.0 consumer user space, I'm afraid this just doesn't cut it anymore.

In order to rectify this, TOSEC are proposing an important change during 2012. Instead of retaining software details, dump info flags and so on for each set/file, these will now ALL be stripped out. Only software name will remain. In its place, for each software set (currently running at 436,479 as of last release) we will create a full length AVI video capturing every aspect of the software or game, a full walk thru if you will. From title screen (containing traditional Year and Publisher etc.) to the Game Over screen. Each AVI will accompany each ROM/image, in every set. DATs to be updated shortly.

Using Xvid and MP3 encoding, we anticipate each AVI will occupy around 150MB to 900MB per file. I'm sure everyone can agree that's a perfectly acceptable compromise.

On behalf of the TOSEC project, I look forward to this exciting new initiative and invite you all to share any comments you may have in our forum (either written, or 'visually' if stringing a sentence together is too taxing).



Offline Kodoichi

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Re: Important TOSEC Announcement
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 09:29:41 AM »
Next year, make it more subtle  :-*
Remember ROM Doctor?

Offline Cthulhu

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Re: Important TOSEC Announcement
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 04:20:06 PM »
The idea is good, but download gb of avis are useless for most user. Maybe you can post them on website like YouTube and put a html page with all the video links together with the dats (we can use a download manager to get'em, or watch'em online)...

Offline Crashdisk

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Re: Important TOSEC Announcement
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 10:29:43 PM »
it smells like fish ^^

Offline Cassiel

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Re: Important TOSEC Announcement
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 03:36:51 PM »
Yeah, clearly just some April 1st fun. Did get a few people though..... LOL

Offline Cassiel

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Re: Important TOSEC Announcement
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 08:14:02 AM »
Yeah.... I'M the idiot. What a complete tit.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cassiel1137

Offline PandMonium

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Re: Important TOSEC Announcement
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 07:21:05 PM »
LOL! Is that real? :P

Offline Cassiel

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Re: Important TOSEC Announcement
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 04:11:13 AM »
Seems to be.... shame its an anonymous contributor, would have been good to name and shame the dumbo! Even if it was a real announcement, what a dick response. Made me laugh though.

Someone already responded setting him straight, which is for the best. The temptation for me to reply and string him along for an entire hoax conversation was enormous!  ;)