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Offline tomse

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Dates on homebrew
« on: January 06, 2016, 09:50:11 PM »
Hi all
For the next release I'm adding a lot of homebrew ISO's for Amiga CD32.

For some of the titles, they've just been converted to work with CD32 on a CD rather than
a disk.
Now I'm in doubt whether to use the release date of the ISO or the original date of the game.

I've dated mixed/compilations as the release date of these ISOs (i.e. 2014 rather than 1994)

And I'd do the same for the single game converts, I just want to be sure.


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Re: Dates on homebrew
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 07:12:59 PM »
Humm, the date usually refers to the software release date but I'm not sure if I understood it correctly.
It is a game done in 1994, that was later converted/released to CD32 in 2014? I guess the later is also acceptable too, kind of complex, would be good to have both dates stored somewhere has it is valuable information.

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Re: Dates on homebrew
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 10:46:41 PM »
with the compilations it's a hazzle, so I've just made the release dates when the ISO was released.

Some games are re-releases with a fix, but most are either compilations or diskette versions made
to work on the Amiga CD32 (atleast on the homebrew I'm working on atm).

I'm tagging the website for the releases.. i.e.  [f www.cd32.co.uk]
but I can sneak in a date there for the single game releases like this [f www.cd32.co.uk 2015-04-05]
or this might be better [f 2015-04-05 www.cd32.co.uk] ?

while we're at it i.e.
Code: [Select]
Commodore Amiga CDTV\Homebrew\Games\ISOshows tags as "m" in my opinion these seems to fit better with "f" according to current TNC

any objections in me fixing these for the Amiga ISOs ?




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Re: Dates on homebrew
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 08:26:29 PM »
I don't have any objections if you feel they are better with [f]. Still I don't like it much to have the extra date there.

Lets see if @Cassiel can have a look at this sometime and give some feedback as he is way more experienced in renaming than I am.

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Re: Dates on homebrew
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 10:40:22 PM »
The ones in mention are in hold.. and apparently there'll be plenty of time to handle those as they won't be added for the next release.

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Re: Dates on homebrew
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 11:01:27 AM »
other idea's

Virtual Karting 1+2 (1995-96)(OTM-Islona)[f Cobe][2014-10-28].iso
but this works best when Virtual Karting 1 is released in 1995 and Virtual Karting 2 is released in 1996
(that VK2 was actually released in '98 is an other matter)


Some titles skip some years. And I'm not sure if using only 2 chars for end year is a good idea.



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Re: Dates on homebrew
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 04:34:08 PM »
I would go with the release of the CD version. Stating that a game that wasn't released for the CD32 at all as released in 1995 is misleading and ahistorical.