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(1 replies, posted in News)

Hey Jackal ! How are you doing ? smile

Passing by and glad to see redump is not dead.
I read this and I have a suggestion that you may want to forward to our admin friend.
When users try to register they get the message : This forum is not accepting new registrations.
irobot should edit the template/phrase to point to the account request forum.

Cheers !

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

database editors have difficulties to comply with a convention as simple as the one used currently and you expect them to be able to keep up with a convention including per-language variations? with all due respect, get real, especially when they can't even keep up with the new dumps flow

there is a far more simple way to deal with current inconsistencies : fix them to be convention compliant

anyway I don't really care, I can live with the database remaining a mess

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

I wouldn't see any upside to it, only downsides, throwing more confusion. Sticking to one convention is enough work.

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

amarok wrote:

German would be a counter-example. We capitalize all nouns.

Interesting, I didn't know about that, sorry. Could explain the confusion a bit. I speak four languages, but German isn't part of it.

Does it apply to any other Germanic language or is it German specific?

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

amarok wrote:

Well, okay.

I just think the No-Intro standard is a bit "lazy" when it comes to capitalization. Their naming convention says that "all common names, adjectives and verbs should be uppercased. Articles and link words should be lowercased except when first word." That's fine for English titles, but most (if not all) languages have totally different capitalization "rules".

Sorry but I stopped reading there. Correct me if I'm wrong but English grammar never had such a capitalization rule. This is a capitalization convention based on a certain tradition specific to titles, it is unrelated to proper grammar.

English capitalization grammar is the same as the one of any Germanic or Latin language as far as I know : the first letter of the first word of a sentence if capitalized, as are the first letter of proper nouns, and that's it.

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

iR0b0t wrote:

The current title naming should be okay actually.

I assume the mods who approved these dumps while adding used to follow the capitalization standard which is set in http://redump.org/guide/ description, which should be identical to no-intro standard too.

they're definitely not, they're neither consistent with your convention nor with other French titles in your database

example : http://redump.org/disc/22408/
that one follows strictly the redump/no-intro convention

So I guess they were included as is because the dumpers/database editors were clueless or careless about certain foreign languages. I've seen a lot of similar issues with foreign titles through the redump database, so it's not anything new to me.

My above submissions should be good.

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

the above submissions are based on the convention used by redump, which isn't based on English grammar btw

I have never heard of any language specific rule

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

http://redump.org/disc/21962/
11th Hour, The - La suite de The 7th Guest (France) (Disc 1)
11th Hour, The - La Suite de The 7th Guest (France) (Disc 1)
up to disc 4

http://redump.org/disc/21774/
Call of Duty (France) (Disc 1) (Jeu de l'annee)
Call of Duty (France) (Disc 1) (Jeu de l'Annee)
up to disc 2

http://redump.org/disc/22140/
G.H.O.S.T. Hunters - Le manoir hante ! (France)
G.H.O.S.T. Hunters - Le Manoir Hante ! (France)

http://redump.org/disc/21918/
Phantasmagoria - Priez Le Ciel Qu'il Ne S'agisse Que D'un Cauchemar (France) (Disc 1) (SierraOriginals)
Phantasmagoria - Priez le Ciel Qu'Il Ne S'Agisse Que d'un Cauchemar (France) (Disc 1) (SierraOriginals)
up to disc 7

http://redump.org/disc/5098/
Phantasmagoria - Priez Le Ciel Qu'il Ne S'agisse Que D'un Cauchemar (France) (Disc 1)
Phantasmagoria - Priez le Ciel Qu'Il Ne S'Agisse Que d'un Cauchemar (France) (Disc 1)
up to disc 7

http://redump.org/disc/22621/
Retour Sur l'Ile Mysterieuse (France) (Disc 1)
Retour sur l'Ile Mysterieuse (France) (Disc 1)
up to disc 2 + same issue on the following:
http://redump.org/disc/21982/
http://redump.org/disc/22407/

http://redump.org/disc/22132/
Riven - La suite de Myst (France) (Disc 1)
Riven - La Suite de Myst (France) (Disc 1)
up to disc 5

http://redump.org/disc/21989/
Tex Murphy - Overseer (Mise a jour v1.03) (France)
Tex Murphy - Overseer (France) (Mise a Jour v1.03)
region flag is prior to any other

http://redump.org/disc/22404/
Road to India - Entre mystere, reve et realite (France)
Road to India - Entre Mystere, Reve et Realite (France)

that's enough for now, good luck smile

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(1 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

here's a list of psx dat entries violating a very important rule of the convention which is the region flag is prior to any other

http://www.sendspace.com/file/minvmx

either it's part of the title and you don't use brackets, or it's a flag and you move it after region flag


For not for sale editions, I recommend to fully integrate any special edition tag to the title, AND use a (Not For Sale) flag, this is what I do in MESS, but this would not be No-Intro compliant (mostly because the convention is now being very old)

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(4 replies, posted in General discussion)

oh snap! can't trust anyone nowadays  mad

Nice, thank you.

Wouldn't the project grow faster if there was a link in the front page, I have never seen the wiki before.

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(4 replies, posted in General discussion)

here at gamefaqs 2 versions, SCUS-94301 and greatest hits
http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/915932-wipeout/images

here is SCUS-94351
http://i55.tinypic.com/2quhz5x.jpg

.

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(4 replies, posted in General discussion)

Hello,

There is an alternate serial for WipeOut (PS) it's a bit different than the one in db. http://redump.org/disc/2772/

Here is the back cover  link

There is also a greatest hits version of WipeOut (src: gamefaqs) which isn't this one above.

So three packaging.

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

fuzzball wrote:

@Read Only
Have you seen a word as 'Wild ARMs'? (in game,cover,manual,etc...)
I think... correct capitalizing is 'WILD ARMS'. tongue

Fully capitalized words are forbidden by the naming convention unless it's an acronym.
And ARM is an acronym in most or all episodes.
But if iR0b0t doesn't care, not much can be done.  tongue

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

Notice:

http://i56.tinypic.com/10nccbc.jpg

big_smile

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

iR0b0t wrote:

ReadOnly, yes, there are different figures in this game like Golems, ELWs and ARMs.

The official title and its Trademark however is "Wild Arms" smile

Are you sure?
check the bottom of

http://www.wildarms5.com/

at the bottom you can read something about the trademark being Wild ARMs big_smile
maybe it's not 100% consistent.

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

consistent through the series

http://cdn.cnetnetworks.fr/gamekult-com/images/photos/00/00/74/65/ME0000746505_2.jpg

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

And here is the proof ARM (Ancient Relic Machines) is capitalized in the game.

http://i55.tinypic.com/nobu4g.jpg

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(10 replies, posted in General discussion)

OK thanks for this explanation

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(10 replies, posted in General discussion)

iR0b0t wrote:

chd is something specifically, its a file container and not a file descriptor !

Isn't ISO a container too?

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

Rocket wrote:
Read Only wrote:

powerful weapons called Ancient Relic Machines (ARMs)

But games called Wild Arms. Thats write on covers, in manuals, on discs and on title screens.

Don't know what you talk about cover title etc... are ALL CAPITALIZED

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Arms

powerful weapons called Ancient Relic Machines (ARMs)

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(14 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

Note the capitalization ARM is an acronym in the original game. Not sure about others tho.

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(10 replies, posted in General discussion)

who thinks the MAME chd format is better than cue sheets?