I like the idea conceptually, but the different ideas about dates expressed above, does portray some of the challenges with choosing dates for "builds."  It can be a very subjective thing, so if we are going to do it, we'd need to decide exactly how to do so.  I don't know what is commonly done for build date with these other projects that deal with betas and prototypes.

I do like the idea conceptually of adding valuable data that is helpful in identifying different discs.  For example, I strongly prefer the way we handle datnames for PS2, versus PS1.  PS1 is standardized "Demo 1" "Demo 2" "Demo 3" and the numbers can change back and forth depending on dates and such.  So what is Demo 1 now may change to Demo 2 later, etc.

This is all a compromise of keeping things under control, while adding enough detail to distinguish releases.  The challenge is, different people use dats differently and have different preferences about what information they want to see in filenames.

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(1 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

Please check your e-mail - you should have received a message about setting up your wiki account.  Just let me know if you have any issues!

Hello.  Are you interested in contributing metadata for discs to the database?

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(5 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

It's similar to how Toukyou, is Tokyo in the database, being a widely recognized formal name.

In this case, it's the name of an individual and she is widely established as Sakaki Yuko / Yuko Sakaki.

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(5 replies, posted in Fixes & additions)

I corrected Rockman and Meishi Yuu Yuu.

Machi-ing I'm not 100% sure and there are several other entries as Machi-ing.  Not really sure exact intent there so would need more input there as I'm seeing a HEAVY preference globally for Machi-ing.

Sakaki Yuko - Yuko Sakaki is a name and that is how it is listed both on the item and all over the place elsewhere, so I think that is the reason for an exception to "standard" romanization methods.

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(3 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

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To new users: Thank you for your interest in joining!  Please wait to actually submit discs until your account is added.  It is easy for them to get lost in the guest area.  Thanks!

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(5 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

Hello there and thanks for your patience.  Please bear with us as we get an admin to add your account.

In the meantime, if you'd like some help with getting started or to ask questions, you can join the VGPC Discord:
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Thanks!

Just to clarify so there's no confusion - by remaining PS2 games we mean initial focus on the completely 'undumped titles' list at the top.  There are TONS of undumped revisions and editions - and while it'd be great to get all those some day, the main focus for now is on games that haven't been dumped at all, so we're focusing there.

Also - great to hear you have some from that list Parotaku! If anyone else already has any of the games in the 'undumped titles' section, please PLEASE let us know just so we avoid any double purchasing, etc etc.

Thanks to everyone who has helped.  We will continue to make excellent progress on PS2 Japan and I'm very committed to seeing this through until every last undumped title is addressed!

Have you verified the contents for each of them by looking into the data / game? While it may be accurate, we can't really rely on google results to indicate the contents of particular discs.

@samsam12 - would you be comfortable with this thread in the general area? Or did you want it in the dumpers section?

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(0 replies, posted in News)

Hello everyone! 

We appreciate all of your efforts, including fixes and additions that you have contributed to our database.  However, we've been receiving a large number of fix requests via PMs, Discord chats, and other methods, outside of the forums.  Unfortunately, documentation for these fixes is now sorely lacking and staff workload increases trying to keep track of everything. 

Staff has discussed this issue and we've decided that from now on, all fixes and additions to existing entries need to be posted on the forums in the "Fixes and additions" section for documentation purposes.  In addition, any posted fixes may not be addressed for a few days, in case other people want to express any concerns or disagreements with the proposed changes.  This will ensure transparency and documentation for all corrections to the database.

If you have any questions about this process, feel free to ask any member of staff.  Thank you!

As we explained before, redump does not host or share disc dumps.  We assist users in archiving their own discs and submitting metadata information to the database.

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(6 replies, posted in General discussion)

diego - in an ideal world, where we have a cooperative admin and everything else is up-to-date, perhaps we could look into more nuanced items.  But atm, we have more important items to deal with.  For example, we don't even have a Mexico region, and other regions.

I respect the differences between language dialects and types, but atm, the best compromise I can think of, is that it can be put into the comments for now.

At least if it goes into the comments, the data is recorded and perhaps at some point this could be investigated further.  But in the meantime, we don't have the power to add it anyway.

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(2 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

Hello,

Sorry for the delay!  Please bear with us while we get an admin to review this.  In the meantime, if you'd like to go ahead and get started and/or ask any questions about the process, please feel free to join the VGPC Discord here:

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Thanks!

Hello,

Sorry for the delay!  Please bear with us while we get an admin to review this.  In the meantime, if you'd like to go ahead and get started and/or ask any questions about the process, please feel free to join the VGPC Discord here:

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Thanks!

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(2 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

Hello,

Sorry for the delay!  Please bear with us while we get an admin to review this.  In the meantime, if you'd like to go ahead and get started and/or ask any questions about the process, please feel free to join the VGPC Discord here:

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I know we have a few people here (including myself) who are very interested in seeing those Korean submissions, so thanks!

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(2 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

Hello,

Sorry for the delay!  Please bear with us while we get an admin to review this.  In the meantime, if you'd like to go ahead and get started and/or ask any questions about the process, please feel free to join the VGPC Discord here:

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Thanks!

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(17 replies, posted in General discussion)

Just checking to see if there are any thoughts, concerns, updates about the audio cd issue? I know this took a bit of a back-burner due to the site concerns, of course.

Do we have any sort of consensus on how to proceed here?

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(17 replies, posted in General discussion)

I can share that at least conceptually, I definitely agree with superg's general direction and what he is trying to accomplish here with a solution for the audio cds.

As for some of the specific concerns raised, some of it is a bit outside the scope of my technical knowledge, so it's hard for me to provide valuable input.

I'm very curious to hear what fireball has to say about the recent discussion.  I do think that discussing and addressing this before too long, is pretty important.  As someone else said as well, I know some people are holding back on preserving / submitting audio discs, because they know there are pending issues that need fixing.

Thanks to all of you for your amazing work on this, and especially superg, for digging deep into these issues and bringing this to the forefront.

I'll close this thread for now.  If you decide you want to dump any discs and/or provide info to the database, you can make a new thread requesting an account.  Thanks!

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(1 replies, posted in Guests & account requests)

Redump does not store nor provide disc images.  We merely store metadata information about discs, such as hashes, and provide dats.  If you have your own discs that you would like to preserve and submit info to the database, you can create a new thread requesting an account.

Thanks!

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(0 replies, posted in News)

Hello everyone!  If you are interested in joining our efforts and creating a redump account, we'd love your help! 

An important update:  Unfortunately, at this time we are having issues with Microsoft and Google accounts (hotmail, gmail, etc), so if you can please use a different e-mail provider with your account registration, that will avoid some issues we are having right now with getting new accounts setup.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your patience with us!

Please review the post here about setting up an account: http://forum.redump.org/topic/12228/wan … ead-first/

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