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Errors & Contributions / Re: Voicer-kun
« Last post by NLS on September 20, 2021, 09:05:12 PM »
interesting
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Errors & Contributions / Voicer-kun
« Last post by proffrink on September 20, 2021, 07:44:11 PM »
Possible new DAT for TOSEC-ISO.

First, some history:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voicer-kun

'ROM' was taken from MAME SL (snes_vkun.xml). I split the BIN file into individual tracks. DAT and ROM can be found here:

https://mega.nz/folder/WOJ1XaBC#hd_ZO_8bLe3HYtk0zUwugA
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Errors & Contributions / Re: Amstrad CPC disks discovered
« Last post by Wanderer on September 18, 2021, 02:50:57 PM »
Hi there.

Well, from what i've understood, the first four seem to be someone's personal work. I'm not sure how they ended up to be public but since they are, it might be nice for them to be included in the TOSEC DATs.

As for the renaming process, you got me thinking... Can't promise anything for now, but let me do some research...
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Errors & Contributions / Re: Amstrad CPC disks discovered
« Last post by mictlantecuhtle on September 18, 2021, 11:02:15 AM »
Check this out. Somebody discovered and uploaded 4 disks from 1985 (all in Greek).

Don't know what could be done with them, but maybe the Amstrad CPC DATs maintainer knows...

EDIT: while searching around, i found additional links to other disks (i.e. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hZcn2TQ0GRmKUW4oY4IGR-eiDlEpcan8). I wonder, is there a specific TOSEC "policy" for these situations? Whatever is found in the 'net can be included in the DATs?

Hey, thanks for letting us know about these! I don't believe anyone is currently looking after Amstrad CPC at the moment but I've registered so I can grab the files and have also snagged the ones from the Google Drive link you posted. If nobody else takes it on, I'll make sure they're added for the next release.

In terms of policy, we'll basically take anything, yes. If you wanted to help out, you could try renaming the files according to the TOSEC Naming Convention (https://www.tosecdev.org/tosec-naming-convention) and sending us a link to the renamed files. Makes things a lot easier if I just have to check the work rather than doing it myself!
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Errors & Contributions / Amstrad CPC disks discovered
« Last post by Wanderer on September 17, 2021, 09:43:17 PM »
Check this out. Somebody discovered and uploaded 4 disks from 1985 (all in Greek).

Don't know what could be done with them, but maybe the Amstrad CPC DATs maintainer knows...

EDIT: while searching around, i found additional links to other disks (i.e. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hZcn2TQ0GRmKUW4oY4IGR-eiDlEpcan8). I wonder, is there a specific TOSEC "policy" for these situations? Whatever is found in the 'net can be included in the DATs?
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General Discussion / A New Bit Joins the Scene.
« Last post by Bitboy01 on September 17, 2021, 08:16:54 PM »
Hello. Could someone (if allowed) or an administrator be as so kind, to let me use the TOSEC DAT explorer new or original ? as there is no link available on the site or none provided plus, it will keep me not intellectually bored or complain really about a lot - to avoid some major trouble, if the tool actually I heard did exist. = 2021 reference.

= Thank you if possible.

I heard so much really, about preservation and all that, and thought hey, why not just ask if much is ok. I just want to use the software to test on some dats that I have (personal *legal* use only aside from reality check of boredom). I had been looking for something like it, but besides reading hashes or fixing, and risking corrupting the file, nothing seems to work. I want to rebuild my own as well like the rest of society. Do they have a tool to extract or view contents within a file? Thank you, as I am just sort of going crazy. = Anyway of contributing would be nice if I knew how to do that, but the problem is, there are too many contributors and ethical situations. (Save me a spot on some list asking for software reference which, may or may not exist .) As the original link was removed. Would be nice to get it by email if concern of product trustee. = thanks. (Personal use only without share, for legal check and situations to avoid) - Not sure how to respond to TOSEC or contact someone who is "qualifiable" that has official software claim. Looking for a reputable reference. (note, someone posted before but surely any assistance would be nice. Besides the TOSEC dat explorer, there is really nothing I came here for except sign up and just watch the magic happen and read on anything I might have missed for a time. ._. Others who ask for help, I am unsure at what means but whatever. I am looking for advice mainly on what to do in my situation. Thank you for your support TOSEC team for reading my comments. ^-^
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On mobile and short of time so will try to give a more full response later but this is basically correct. Short of files which are genuinely garbage data (like, someone's just generated 8kb of random data and stuck a .nes extension on it), we are interested in cataloguing everything.

What it always boils down to is time and interest, and at the moment we don't have anyone focusing directly on the NES set. It's kind of on my radar but not for at least a couple of years due to other priorities.

If anyone is interested in renaming these according to TNC and contributing that, I'm happy to help answer questions and guide them through the process.

That's good to know :) That's why I opted to contribute to this project rather than the other competing ones. From a preservationist perspective, there really ought to be one ultimate database for software files. It's good that a more curated database like No-Intro/Redump exists, but who's to say for sure if their choice of the 'best' ROM among the alternatives available will be the correct one in every case? The worst-case scenario, as I see it, would be if the chosen ROM ended up being a bad dump and the discarded ROM was the correct one, and the original media is now unreadable (a rare case, to be sure, but still possible).

Plus, some of those old hacked/trained ROMs have a certain historical value to them. Takes me back to the days of NESticle, et al.  ;D (for better or for worse).

Would love to do this, but I'm focusing on the 2600/VCS right now.
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I'm not an admin here, so my opinion is basically worthless, but...

I kind of see TOSEC as being the superset, of which all of the other cataloguing projects are subsets. So, from my thinking, the other databases should be able to be reproduced from the TOSEC set, but the TOSEC set can't be reproduced from the other sets. From this perspective, I would think they should be included, ne prorsus interirent (lest they perish entirely).

But, of course, others here will have differing opinions.

On mobile and short of time so will try to give a more full response later but this is basically correct. Short of files which are genuinely garbage data (like, someone's just generated 8kb of random data and stuck a .nes extension on it), we are interested in cataloguing everything.

What it always boils down to is time and interest, and at the moment we don't have anyone focusing directly on the NES set. It's kind of on my radar but not for at least a couple of years due to other priorities.

If anyone is interested in renaming these according to TNC and contributing that, I'm happy to help answer questions and guide them through the process.
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I'm not an admin here, so my opinion is basically worthless, but...

I kind of see TOSEC as being the superset, of which all of the other cataloguing projects are subsets. So, from my thinking, the other databases should be able to be reproduced from the TOSEC set, but the TOSEC set can't be reproduced from the other sets. From this perspective, I would think they should be included, ne prorsus interirent (lest they perish entirely).

But, of course, others here will have differing opinions.
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Hi.
I think there is a dubious/corrupted name in this dat.

Around lines 248979 - 248981

Code: [Select]
         <game name="Methodist (2019)(BegaÃ<9f>e, Sebastian)(de)(PD)(Disk 1 of 2 Side A)">
                 <description>Methodist (2019)(BegaÃ<9f>e, Sebastian)(de)(PD)(Disk 1 of 2 Side A)</description>
                 <rom name="Methodist (2019)(BegaÃ<9f>e, Sebastian)(de)(PD)(Disk 1 of 2 Side A).d64" size="174848" crc="22202685" md5="56a856b2928b99dce11b9bd5e76ecc47" sha1="b427787dca128648ed83b03dae0449113baf0a48"/>
         </game>

The publisher name seems to be formed of non-valid characters (at least on my UTF-8 linux machine)

still in the process of fixing those names, thanks.
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