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RE: Suggestions - Kendotlibero - 04-27-2018

i'm all about making new mods to make them work with the queue, even if temporany


RE: Suggestions - Petie - 04-27-2018

The problem isn't that we're stubbornly refusing to add new staff. It's that finding people that are both qualified and also have the free time to devote to the queues is extremely difficult.


RE: Suggestions - ZetTheLegendaryHero - 04-29-2018

Would it be possible to make subcategories for some of the consoles? For example, you would have the PC / Computer main category and subcategories like MS-DOS, Linux, Mac OS / OSX, Windows, Multiple OSes. Another example would be Mobile section being the Mobile main section and subcategories like Java ME and Android / iOS. I think for some of the more broader consoles that span many different platforms and many years this could help.


RE: Suggestions - Superjustinbros - 04-29-2018

(04-29-2018, 04:08 PM)ZetTheLegendaryHero Wrote: Would it be possible to make subcategories for some of the consoles? For example, you would have the PC / Computer main category and subcategories like MS-DOS, Linux, Mac OS / OSX, Windows, Multiple OSes. Another example would be Mobile section being the Mobile main section and subcategories like Java ME and Android / iOS. I think for some of the more broader consoles that span many different platforms and many years this could help.

I think a potential issue with that would be that subcategories would have very little to borderline no entries. Additionally, the same game released on or ported to another console is considered it's own game.


RE: Suggestions - ZetTheLegendaryHero - 04-29-2018

(04-29-2018, 04:26 PM)Superjustinbros Wrote:
(04-29-2018, 04:08 PM)ZetTheLegendaryHero Wrote: Would it be possible to make subcategories for some of the consoles? For example, you would have the PC / Computer main category and subcategories like MS-DOS, Linux, Mac OS / OSX, Windows, Multiple OSes. Another example would be Mobile section being the Mobile main section and subcategories like Java ME and Android / iOS. I think for some of the more broader consoles that span many different platforms and many years this could help.

I think a potential issue with that would be that subcategories would have very little to borderline no entries. Additionally, the same game released on or ported to another console is considered it's own game.

I mean, just for some of the really broad consoles, like the PC / Computer and the Mobile consoles. Those two have decades worth of different hardware and OSes. Basically, the point would be to find games quicker. Of course, not all console need subcategories, and some console might need an other subcategory to prevent little or no entries. The main problem is that PC / Computer is such a broad category that basically spans from the 1980s to present days. Mobile isn't nearly as bad, but a Java ME game (made for phones other than smart phones [there was a time where both Flash and Java ME were supported on both Android and iOS]) is very different from an Android / iOS game. PC / Computer is also the biggest section on the Spriters Resource, and looking for a game from a particular type of PC / Computer can be hard when there are over 1,000 games in that section.

But, I don't know, maybe you're right.


RE: Suggestions - Yawackhary - 04-29-2018

(04-29-2018, 04:08 PM)ZetTheLegendaryHero Wrote: Would it be possible to make subcategories for some of the consoles? For example, you would have the PC / Computer main category and subcategories like MS-DOS, Linux, Mac OS / OSX, Windows, Multiple OSes. Another example would be Mobile section being the Mobile main section and subcategories like Java ME and Android / iOS. I think for some of the more broader consoles that span many different platforms and many years this could help.

It's where it gets a bit hairy, there aren't as many games on Macs or Linux computers as they are on Windows and that would affects the sections here. (Its why many Linux people and some Mac owners also play with emulation to get their game fix) The PC section would end up something like 85% Windows, 10% MS-DOS and last 5% for Mac and Linux. It could also cause some bias where people would rip a different computer version because they don't like the others.

Also there are a lot of cases where the different computer versions share the same assets, where a Windows version has the same graphics as say a Linux or a Mac version. No matter which OS you have the files are the same. They might also share assets with the PC-98 in Japan for the Windows 95 era. Some late MS-DOS and early Windows games share the same assets too, not every game got an enhanced version. Only the really older computers have a distinction and even then its often the same computer just with a different graphics mode. Macs were different though because the early ones were black and white.

Mobile section though you do have a point since Android/iOS and J2ME mobile games do have a clear split with only the last batch of the latter share with the early iOS games, Sonic Runners Adventure aside. Some might argue that Android/iOS are more than just phones but tablets, sticks and set top boxes.

The only section on tSR where it might be possible to split is the Atari section since that has the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and the Atari 8-bit computer range all clumped together. Then again some might argue that apart from the 2600 and the 8-bit range, there isn't enough games for the other two consoles and much of the 5200 versions also share graphics with the 8-bit versions. Then there's the 7800 has backwards compatibility with the 2600. I think that was the reason why the Genesis, 32X and Sega CD were all merged because the latter need the former to work.


RE: Suggestions - Ton - 04-30-2018

I also thought about splitting the PC section up, maybe into Flash games and "real" games, but it seems arbitrary and difficult. Arcade also suffers because it's so broad and long-running that sprites of all kinds are lumped together.


RE: Suggestions - ZetTheLegendaryHero - 04-30-2018

(04-30-2018, 08:16 AM)Ton Wrote: I also thought about splitting the PC section up, maybe into Flash games and "real" games, but it seems arbitrary and difficult. Arcade also suffers because it's so broad and long-running that sprites of all kinds are lumped togeth

I'm not actually talking about splitting up the sections, but maybe have something like how the Other Consoles work (just a more advanced version), where you would have the main category, and under it would be subsections that are a part of it.

For example:

* 3DS
* Amiga / Amiga CD32
     * AGA
     * ECS
     * OCS
* Amstrad CPC
* Arcade
     * Capcom CPS1 / CPS2 / CPS3
     * ...
     * Neo Geo / NGCD
     * ...
     * Sega Super Scaler
     * ...
* Atari
     * 2600
     * 5200
     * 7800
     * 8-bit Family
* ColecoVision
* Commodore 64
* Custom / Edited
* DS / DSi
* Game Boy / GBC
     * Game Boy
     * Game Boy Color
* Game Boy Advance
* Game Gear
* GameCube
* Genesis / 32X / SCD
     * Genesis
     * 32X
     * SCD
* Master System
* Mobile
     * Java ME
     * Android / iOS
     * ...
* MSX / MSX2
     * MSX
     * MSX2
* Neo Geo Pocket
     * Neo Geo Pocket
     * Neo Geo Pocket Color
* NES
     * NES
     * Famicom
     * Famicom DS
* Nintendo 64
     * Nintendo 64
     * Nintendo 64DD
* PC / Computer
     * Linux
     * Mac OS
     * Mac OS X
     * MS-DOS
          * CGA
          * EGA
          * VGA
          * SVGA
     * Web
     * Windows
     * ...
* PlayStation
* PlayStation 2
* PlayStation 3
* PSP
* Saturn
* SG-1000
* Sharp X1
* Sharp X68000
* SNES
     * SNES
     * Satellaview
* TurboGrafx-16
     * TurboGrafx-16
     * TurboGrafx CD
* Wii
* Wii U
* WonderSwan / WSC
     * WonderSwan
     * WonderSwan Color
* Xbox 360
* ZX Spectrum
* Other Systems
     * 3DO
     * Acorn Electron
     * Apple II
     * Atari ST
     * Bally Astrocade
     * BBC Micro
     * CD-i
     * Commodore 16
     * Dreamcast
     * FM Towns
     * FM-7
     * Game Master / Systema 2000
     * Game.com
     * Intellivison
     * Jaguar
          * Jaguar
          * Jaguar CD
     * Lynx
     * Mega Duck
     * N-Gage
     * NEC PC-8801
     * NEC PC-9801
     * Nintendo Switch
     * Pico
     * PlayStation 4
     * PlayStation Vita
     * Pokemon Mini
     * RCA Studio II
     * Sharp MZ
     * Super Cassette Vision
     * Supervision
     * TI-83
     * TI-99
     * V.Smile
     * Virtual Boy
     * Xbox


RE: Suggestions - sutinoer - 05-01-2018

Good idea some sections you can easily split like the PC in web since there are certainly 100 games that you can pack in the web area.


RE: Suggestions - Shinigami_Guntz - 05-01-2018

I'm pretty sure this has already been brought up multiple times but maybe a animations resource or something? So then it's easy for people to get animations for the characters they want them for it someone has ripped them?


RE: Suggestions - Kendotlibero - 05-06-2018

what about merging pc98 and pc88? that's basically the same pc with some minor adjustements and pc88 games can run pn pc98.


RE: Suggestions - Magma Dragoon - 05-06-2018

Makes sense. The Sharp MZ could be merged with the Sharp X1, and the two TI systems could be merged together as well.


RE: Suggestions - Rainbow Question Mark - 05-23-2018

I wish pending revisions appear in the Unapproved page!


RE: Suggestions - Παρατηρητής - 05-23-2018

(05-23-2018, 12:26 AM)Rainbow Question Mark Wrote: I wish pending revisions appear in the Unapproved page!

Wouldn't that get confusing?


RE: Suggestions - Petie - 05-23-2018

Do you mean on your own list of pending submissions? Pending revisions are a totally separate thing and there's really no reason to include them in any public-facing list.