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General Discussion / Re: Atari 2600 ROMs
« Last post by Maddog on November 20, 2018, 08:56:21 AM »
Right now, nobody is actively working on Atari 2600.
It passed through my mind to try and improve it at some point, but my time is limited and I eventually decided to put my personal effort on the PC Engine dats which were even poorer.
I don't see myself putting work on 2600 in the close future.

With that in mind, if you feel you have what it takes to become a renamer, please feel free to apply. :)
General Discussion / Re: Atari 2600 ROMs
« Last post by NLS on November 20, 2018, 08:24:15 AM »
I have noticed the same.
There are way bigger collections for 2600, I hope someone merges them.
General Discussion / Atari 2600 ROMs
« Last post by matalog on November 20, 2018, 05:58:15 AM »
It looks like the set is missing most ROMs after Ha, 1700 files are from 1-h and then around 300 are from h-z, couldn't be right.  Also, there are loads missing after h.  Has anyone got the rest of them waiting to be filed, and maybe went forgotten about?  Hopefully :-).
TOSEC Tools / Re: Tosec tool for osX Mac?
« Last post by dholm on November 18, 2018, 05:24:08 PM »
Romulus ( works well with Wine.
Work In Progress / Re: Duncan's WIP
« Last post by NLS on November 16, 2018, 09:12:40 AM »
Per year is indeed interesting, but you will bump on many inconsistencies and one more thing that will need to be more "careful" about (sometimes the year is confused by things like when the crack came). Yes it is already important to have correct year, but if it becomes a folder separator, it becomes way more important.

The suggestion of "good/original" (like a no-intro part haha) vs "rest" is also good, but again, you will face way too much re-organization AND you will end up with a huge "rest" category. So I don't think it will help.

There is one thing you need to consider Duncan! You have to look at how a user will LOOK for a title.
Imagine let say that you want to check out Obliterator. Do you remember the year? You definitely remember the name though.
This is why letter is good.
Also because it is the most "objective" metadata of a game. We even call game collections (or movies etc.) "titles" some times, exactly for this reason.
(that said, indeed there are games with more than one official title, usually because of region issues)

Another classification that could help you split things up (but even I don't like it that say it)... is to separate multi-disk from single disk. Multi-disk are way less than single disk, but because they are erm... multiple, still make the list big. Single disk, are WAY more, but only a single entry (plus variances) per title.

The more I think of it, I believe letter is the most clean/straightforward/objective.
Note that I believe whatever is chosen, it has to become the splitting option for ALL machines (when splitting is needed) -i.e. for the whole TOSEC.

Hope you find a way soon.

Work In Progress / Re: Duncan's WIP
« Last post by mictlantecuhtle on November 15, 2018, 11:10:56 PM »
Per year is worth considering, definitely. You're bound to end up with some kind of bell curve, with really full folders for the middle years tapering up / down at either end, but probably neater than any other solution.
Work In Progress / Re: Duncan's WIP
« Last post by Duncan Twain on November 15, 2018, 09:07:06 PM »
thank you all for the suggestions made. I don't like the letter categories, but never thought of creating subfolders from publishers.
I do like the idea from MdGheist, creating a set of good/preferred dumps and move the rest somewhere else. But then again, how to determine a good dump...

What about splitting per year? That would limit the overall set and create manageable sets per year.
General Discussion / Re: How can we extract tosec
« Last post by NLS on November 15, 2018, 08:10:48 AM »
I think you are just spamming the forum - waking up an ancient thread, not asking anything really.
(your other post is also meaningless)

Also I don't think this is a multi-language forum, so you should probably write in English instead of Finnish.

Work In Progress / Re: Duncan's WIP
« Last post by NLS on November 15, 2018, 08:07:06 AM »
As comparison: the Amiga games ADF dat used to be split up into letters in older releases, now it's one big mess.

what you mean?
Work In Progress / Re: Duncan's WIP
« Last post by MdGheist on November 15, 2018, 04:08:11 AM »
a simple way should be ,sorting by publisher of original software and or group

only a idea  ;)

as example

Panzer (1987)(Wicked Software) is the main original one
Panzer (1987)(Wicked Software)[a] is the other non orig

so it can be moved to (cracked/modded by folders) that yould make the main folder/dat alot thinner
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