Topic: [IBM PC] 'Re-Release' version tag?

Just wondering if this tag is really useful, or that maybe it would be better to replace it with the CRC checksum (also to original release)?

Re: [IBM PC] 'Re-Release' version tag?

I'd rather have Re-Release or something else other than CRC, as CRC isn't foolproof, and also ugly as fuck. I would prefer some other kind of version tagging... discuss?

Plextor PX-760A 1.07 (+30) : Plextor PX-W5224A 1.04 (+30) : Plextor PX-W1210TA 1.10 (+99) : Plextor PX-W1610TA (+99) : Lite-On LTR-48246S (+6) : Lite-On LH-20A1H LL0DN (+6) : BenQ DW1655 BCIB (+618) :  ASUS DRW-2014L1 1.02 (+6) : Yamaha CRW-F1 (+733)

Re: [IBM PC] 'Re-Release' version tag?

Yea.. Maybe use a shorter variant like we see on Saturn.  Simply (RE) would do the trick.  Remember that re-release has only been applied if there is no "name" for that new release.  If the release has a different name like "The Command & Conquer Saga" or whathaveyou, then it's usually used instead of simply (Re-Release).

Also, a problem with a CRC tag pops up whenever you get more than 1 dump with similar hashes (especially data track hashes), just a couple audio tracks or all audio tracks different.

4 (edited by Jackal 2012-04-12 10:58:37)

Re: [IBM PC] 'Re-Release' version tag?

I guess it's a good tag as long as the PVD shows a newer date on the re-release (maybe there are more titles where we can replace the 2 crc values with a single Re-Release tag)..

ps. some small observations:

Command & Conquer - Red Alert 2 (USA) (Disc 1)
Command & Conquer - Red Alert 2 (USA) (Disc 1) (Allied Disc) (Re-Release)
Command & Conquer - Red Alert 2 (USA) (Disc 2)
Command & Conquer - Red Alert 2 (USA) (Disc 2) (Soviet Disc) (Re-Release)

original release is missing the disc title? is that correct? and it's also missing the PVD values.

Battlefield 2 (World) - please remove the serial, it seems useless: http://redump.org/disc/2565/
Unlock the Secrets: Blood also seems like useless 'serials'

Thanks

Re: [IBM PC] 'Re-Release' version tag?

Yeah many older dumps do not have PVD, I will get around to my dumps.

Will check the serials.

Plextor PX-760A 1.07 (+30) : Plextor PX-W5224A 1.04 (+30) : Plextor PX-W1210TA 1.10 (+99) : Plextor PX-W1610TA (+99) : Lite-On LTR-48246S (+6) : Lite-On LH-20A1H LL0DN (+6) : BenQ DW1655 BCIB (+618) :  ASUS DRW-2014L1 1.02 (+6) : Yamaha CRW-F1 (+733)