>So the barcode is Dutch
Same with many Action Replays. Same barcode worldwide, different executeables.
>, the disc was made in Germany.
All PS2 made in Austria, unless you agree all PS2 should be marked as Austrian region, this argument is inconsistent.
I meant to say that the combination of a European barcode and European disc should mean that the dump gets Europe region.
Fixed, but they were all submitted that way by you.
yeah, Ignore that bad logic, if you go my manufactured region then all discs mastered by nimbus should be assigned to Wales.
Nimbus isn't exclusive to Europe. USA discs with IFPI L125 are from a facility in Charlottesville USA. I don't remember any European manufactured Nimbus discs with non-Europe region?
So we have a couple different cases:
- PAL or NTSC-US console discs manufactured in for example Japan, in the case of Nintendo games.
- Datel unlicensed stuff released with the same barcode worldwide and all manufactured in Europe. However, the USA releases have USA specific information on the box and the mastering ringcode contains USA or NTSC and the discs are region locked.
- USA manufactured IBM PC stuff released in other regions, for example some Asia/Pacific EA releases, and some early Activision games (MechWarrior 2, Pitfall Europe). The barcode and box/covers indicate the correct region.
- Web order (Unlicensed, Kickstarter etc.) stuff where the same disc is sold from a central place and distributed worldwide.
With these exceptions in mind, I think this would be the correct way to determine a region?
Was a disc manufactured for release/distribution in a specific region (excl. World, so Europe / USA / Asia, etc.)? If so, then that region should be assigned, if not then the region of origin should be assigned.
And this is basically the rule that we've been applying so far?
By this logic, a game would only get (World) region if there's different discs from different regions with matching dumps, like we have with Xbox (360) and some other systems.
You can't go assigning (World) regions to these Web order discs just because they are distributed worldwide. They are still products of a particular region/country of origin. The ringcode and barcode clearly indicate a specific region.
But the reason why this topic was created is yet another different case, where we have a web order game with European ringcode and barcode that is sold with different artworks, supposedly for different regions. However, if I ordered the game from the US, I would still get to choose the artwork? And anyone from anywhere could order any artwork variation? So I fail to see why it should get (USA) region then.