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Offline VG8020

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Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« on: June 19, 2011, 12:47:56 PM »
Hello,

I have doubts about how to name the following release:

Sanyo released two MSX videogames in one tape: Vicious Viper and Exploding Atoms

As they are currently dumped and named as:

Vicious Viper (1985)(Sanyo)(JP)(en)[CLOAD].cas
Exploding Atoms (1985)(Sanyo)(JP)[CLOAD].cas

The way they are currently named there is no way to discern the two videogames were actually released in the same tape. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance and greetings to everyone in TOSEC! :)


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Re: Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 04:40:32 PM »
Humm... not sure if i got it right. Each side of the tape has a different game in it? Were the same images probably released in separated tapes also, right?
If that's the case i don't see a way to name it differently atm, that's probably the right way.
Or is it some sort of compilation or something?

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Re: Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 10:16:09 PM »
Small example from the Jupiter Cantab DAT:
Overtaker + Brands Hatch (1983)(Jupiter Cantab)(GB)(File 1 of 2)[overtaker][3k]
Overtaker + Brands Hatch (1983)(Jupiter Cantab)(GB)(File 2 of 2)[brands hatch][3k]

Not quite sure if "File x of y" is really needed, might change that since I done something similar in Atari 8bit but without that info.

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Re: Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 07:39:36 PM »
Hello TKaos and PandMonium,

@TKaos: Bingo! Just what I was looking for! :)

BTW, offtopic: any ideas about the next TOSEC update?

Greetings,
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Re: Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 02:47:02 PM »
Hey VG8020,

Not sure about that. I've been really busy for the last months and looking forward to a few weeks off to rest and some free time to dedicate to TOSEC too. Most of our members also seem to be suffering from the same effect, busy with real life and/or enjoying vacations/summer so things got a bit slower lately. If we have some work and time i don't see a problem in doing a release near.
Hopefully, somewhere in the future, the process will be easier to do :)

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Re: Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 10:21:11 AM »
I can vouch for that…. busy busy busy!

I’m happy to check/coordinate the next release again though. Was looking towards end July-ish.

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Re: Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2011, 02:59:57 PM »
Seems like I actually need to work again on my DATs.  >:(  :P
It's not even much I have to do to get them uploaded, but the creation of DATs with the current tools is just my least liked work. :/

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Re: Two videogames into one tape, how to properly name it?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 04:03:53 PM »
Hello,

I'm interesting on this topic.
Sometimes for Oric, there's some k7 packs with a few softwares on the tape or tape-in softwares from a book.

I prefer having the name of the game starting the description - and is it possible to add a flag naming the container ;
and this is allow to have a shorter tosec description than name 1 + name 2 ... [name of the game] between brackets.

for example (with flag c for container):

game1 (19xx)(publisher) [c name of the book] in case of a book
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game1 (19xx)(editor) [c name of the compil-tape] in case of a tape, or something else

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