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Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:31 pm

F.M.C. Trading - Added the correct name, company & Programmer, Added another screenshot
System 5 - Added the game to the database
Around The World In Eighty Days - Added the game to the database (it is a AGT Adventure)
Top Of The Pops - Added Publisher
Deathstar - Added Programmer
Squidegy II - Added Developer
Squidge - Added game to database
Asylum - Added Programmer,Developer & Genre
Doppy & Pru Summer Holiday - Added Developer
Crowley's House - Added Developer, Programmer & Genre
Prisoner of the Dark Pearl - Added Developer, Programmer & Genre
DoppyWorld - Added game to database
Tamoret - Added game to database
Star Portal - Added game to database
Misadventure of the Holy Grail, The - Added Developer & Genre
Match - Added Developer
Tark Simmons - Priestess of the First Church - Added Programmer, Publisher, Deveopler & Genre
Battle for the Throne - Added Developer
Company - Added game to database
Treasure Search - Added game to database
STOS Jigsaw - Added Programmer
Don't Bank On It - Added Programmer, Genre, Publisher & Developer
Sleepwalker - Added Genre & Developer
Arkanoid - Added new title page & similar games
Football Tactician - Added Programmer, Graphic Artist & Developer
Shoot'em Up Builder Kit - Added game to database
Spectral Sorcery - Added Programmer & Genre
Mix'n Match - Added Programmer, Publisher, Developer & Genre
Grimoire, The - Added Programmer, Developer, Genre & Graphic Artsit
Star Maze - Added Publisher Developer & Genre
Asteroida - Added Developer & Programmer
Berzerk - Added Developer & Programmer
Bobbles! - Added Developer & Programmer
Bugs - Added Developer & Programmer
Cud Lee's Quest - Added Developer, Programmer & Graphic Artist
Deluxe Invaders - Added Developer & Programmer
Evader - Added Developer & Programmer
Frantick - Added Developer & Programmer
Insectoid - Added Developer & Programmer
Kaboom - Added Developer & Programmer
Kid GP - Added Developer & Programmer
Megapede - Added Developer & Programmer
Mrs Munchie - Added Developer & Programmer
Ms.Pac - Added Developer, Programmer, Graphic Artist & Genre
Square Off - Added Developer & Programmer
Super Dark Pearl - Added Developer & Programmer
Frog Race - Added game to database

The games i have added to the database, i will upload the pictures, when there is more more space.

More to come
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Re: Database Update

Postby Mug UK » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:58 pm

Nice work there ..
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Re: Database Update

Postby alexh » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:26 pm

Nice work. I love this resource.

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Re: Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:31 am

Part Two
Rabbit Jump - Added Genre, Publisher, Developer, Programmer, Graphic Artist & Year
Manager, The - Added game to database
Blobb Run - Added Programmer, Graphic Artist & Genre
Traffic! - Added Genre, Publisher & Programmer
Columns 2 - Added Publisher, Developer & Stos Game
Pickpocket - Added Programmer, Graphic Artist & Publisher
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Re: Database Update

Postby Klapauzius » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:33 am

Great work, Champs! :-)

I also added genres to a few games recently, but can't remember which ones.. :oops: ;-)
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Re: Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:38 am

We need more Genres, any suggestions

Also on the cpanel we have game made in STOS, STAC & SEUCK, what about adding others
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Re: Database Update

Postby Mug UK » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:47 am

3D Game is the main one that I can think of.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Klapauzius » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:06 pm

"Racing" games is another one I was sorely missing...
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Re: Database Update

Postby bullis1 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:21 pm

Klapauzius wrote:"Racing" games is another one I was sorely missing...

Yes! Me too.

Also, nice work Champs. I can't wait until we can upload screenshots again.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:31 pm

Some Ideas for the genres

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Adventure - Text
Adventure - Graphic
Adventure - Adventure Game Toolkit
Adventure - Arcade 2D
Adventure - Arcade 3D
Adventure - Isometric
Adventure - Point & Click
Adventure - STAC
Adventure - Telespin

Arcade - Avoid It
Arcade - Beat'em Up
Arcade - Bomberman
Arcade - Breakout
Arcade - Collect'em
Arcade - Frogger
Arcade - Labyrinth/Maze
Arcade - Pacman
Arcade - Platformer Multiscreen
Arcade - Platformer Singlescreen
Arcade - Platformer Scrolling
Arcade - Tetris
Arcade - Worm/Snake

Brain - Hangman
Brain - Logical
Brain - Mastermind
Brain - Memory
Brain - Minesweeper
Brain - Puzzle
Brain - Tic Tac Toe/Noughts & Crosses

Construction - Level Editor
Construction - Level Designer
Construction - Game Design

Educational - Geography
Educational - Maths
Educational - Quiz
Educational - Spelling
Educational - Typing
Educational - French
Educational - German

Gambling - 4 Wins
Gambling - Backgammon
Gambling - Board Game
Gambling - Cards
Gambling - Chess
Gambling - Dice
Gambling - Draughts
Gambling - Horseracing
Gambling - Kalaha
Gambling - Monopoly
Gambling - Othello
Gambling - Slots
Gambling - Solitaire

Racing - Cars
Racing - Formula 1
Racing - Motorcycle
Racing - Overhead
Racing - Stay On Track

Shoot'em Up - 3D
Shoot'em Up - Centipede
Shoot'em Up - Defender
Shoot'em Up - Down Scrolling
Shoot'em Up - Duel
Shoot'em Up - Gauntlet
Shoot'em Up - Horizontal scrolling
Shoot'em Up - Multi Scrolling
Shoot'em Up - Platformer
Shoot'em Up - Scramble
Shoot'em Up - SEUCK
Shoot'em Up - Space Invaders
Shoot'em Up - Uridium
Shoot'em Up - Vertical Scrolling

Simulation - Flight Civil
Simulation - Flight Military
Simulation - Marine
Simulation - Space
Simulation - Tank
Simulation - Train

Sports - American Football
Sports - Baseball
Sports - Basketball
Sports - Bowling
Sports - Boxing
Sports - Cricket
Sports - Cycling
Sports - Darts
Sports - Fighting
Sports - Football/Soccer
Sports - Golf
Sports - Ice Hockey
Sports - Multi Event
Sports - Riding
Sports - Rugby
Sports - Shooting
Sports - Skating
Sports - Skiing
Sports - Snooker/Pool
Sports - Squash
Sports - Table Tennis
Sports - Tennis
Sports - Volleyball
Sports - Watersports
Sports - Wrestling

Strategy - Company
Strategy - Detective
Strategy - Life
Strategy - Politics
Strategy - Trading
Strategy - Wallstreet
Strategy - War
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Re: Database Update

Postby bullis1 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:26 pm

Honestly I think that's too many, and some are very vague or not useful. Then again, we can assign more than one genre to a game right? Because then it works out a little better. Where did you steal those from btw?

I think it's better if we just have a bunch of more generic descriptors, and then we assign a few to each game. For example:
Toyota Celica GT Rally: Simulation, Racing, 3D vector
R-Type 2: Shoot 'em up, Horizontal scrolling

This system is best I think, but it also requires that the user be able to search by more than one category. Whether you were interested in games that were 3D vector and didn't care what genre it was, or if you were only interested in vertically scrolling platformers, this system works.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:34 pm

bullis1 wrote:Honestly I think that's too many, and some are very vague or not useful. Then again, we can assign more than one genre to a game right? Because then it works out a little better. Where did you steal those from btw?

I think it's better if we just have a bunch of more generic descriptors, and then we assign a few to each game. For example:
Toyota Celica GT Rally: Simulation, Racing, 3D vector
R-Type 2: Shoot 'em up, Horizontal scrolling

This system is best I think, but it also requires that the user be able to search by more than one category. Whether you were interested in games that were 3D vector and didn't care what genre it was, or if you were only interested in vertically scrolling platformers, this system works.


I used them from Gamebase ST.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Klapauzius » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:26 pm

We need more genre categories - that' for sure.
But I have to second bullis1, that list is a bit of overkill to me. ;-)

Wouldn't it also mean to change the genre entries for all games that already have a genre assigned?
Perhaps something along the lines of the genres in HOL (http://hol.abime.net/) would be more appropriate? (see their "Category" pull down menu)
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Re: Database Update

Postby Mug UK » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:37 pm

A quick copy/paste to Notepad and a few search & replaces ... HoL's category list

Action
Adult
Adventure (All) Adventure
Point and Click Adventure
Text and Animated Gfx Adventure
Text and Gfx Adventure
Text only
Bat and ball
Beat-'em-up
Board games
Cards games
Construction kit
Data disk
Educational
Gambling / Fruit Machine
Maze game
Miscellaneous
Pinball
Platform
Puzzle
Quiz
Racing
Rpg
Shoot-'em-up (All)
Shoot-'em-up
3D Shoot-'em-up
First-person shooter Shoot-'em-up
Horizontal Shoot-'em-up
Isometric Shoot-'em-up
Multi-directional Shoot-'em-up
Vertical Simulation
Sport and games
Sport management
Strategy
Wargame
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Re: Database Update

Postby bullis1 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:54 pm

HOL's is pretty good. I also think that AL's is fine, but needs a few more categories. What stops AL from being most effective is that not all games are tagged.
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Postby Mug UK » Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:22 pm

bullis1 wrote:HOL's is pretty good. I also think that AL's is fine, but needs a few more categories. What stops AL from being most effective is that not all games are tagged.


A few good MySQL searches (if I knew how to set them up) would be able to extract all this kind of "non-group" information.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:17 pm

This update i have added screenshots for the games that i added the other day.

System 5
Around the World in Eighty Days
Squidge
Tamoret
Star Portal
Treasure Search
Company
Shoot'em Up Builder Kit
Frog Race
The Manager


Could not find a working version of Doppyworld, so no pics yet

Updates
Fruit Pursuit - Added Publisher, Developer & Genre
Galactic Playground - Added Genre, Year, Developer, Graphic Artist & Programmer
Skirmish - Added Developer, Programmer, Genre, Year & Graphic Artist
Wortris - Added Developer, Programmer, Genre, Graphic Artist & Year
Cyber Snake - Added Programmer & Graphic Artist
Switchblade - Added Programmer
Rick Dangerous - Added Programmer, Graphic Artist & Game Designer
Rick Dangerous II - Added Programmer, Graphic Artist, Level Designer & Game Designer
Saint & Greavsie - Added Programmer, Graphic Artist & Game Designer
Monty Phythons Flying Circus - Added Programmer, Graphic Artist, Developer & Game Designer
Thunderhawk - Added Game Designer
Wolfchild - Added Graphic Artist

Will do some more later
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Re: Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:09 pm

Thunderhawk - Added Programmer, Level Designer, Graphics Artist & Designer
Wolfchild - Added Programmer, Level Designer & Graphics Artist
Secret Of Steel - Added Details found by MugUK
Cyber Assault - Added Details found by Bullis1
Switchblade - Added details found by simonsunnyboy

if you would rather do the submission yourself just let me know
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Re: Database Update

Postby bullis1 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:32 pm

Champions_2002 wrote:if you would rather do the submission yourself just let me know

I usually add stuff over the course of a couple days and then do the updates myself all at once. If you really want to do my work for me go ahead but I will be doing a sizable update soon.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Champions_2002 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:07 pm

OK Bullis1, i will just do my own updates
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Re: Database Update

Postby Mug UK » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:11 pm

Whoever does them - it's all good as it plugs holes in the database.
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Re: Database Update

Postby simonsunnyboy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:56 pm

..and the lack of an always accessible search box. It is a pain in the a** to click through the menu everytime you are looking for a game.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Desty » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:52 pm

And the fact that combining search terms doesn't seem to work.
I can search for all action games, but I can't search for all action + released in 1990, for example, as it tells me there would be too many results and that I should (ironically) add more constraints to the search.
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Re: Database Update

Postby bullis1 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:54 pm

Desty wrote:And the fact that combining search terms doesn't seem to work.
I can search for all action games, but I can't search for all action + released in 1990, for example, as it tells me there would be too many results and that I should (ironically) add more constraints to the search.

This bug seems to have only showed up recently. AL didn't used to behave like this. It is quite frustrating.
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Re: Database Update

Postby Mug UK » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:20 pm

Wyrd Ways - changed from 'adventure' to arcade/RPG
Tark Simmons - Priestess Of The First Church - added to AGT series
Hero II - changed from 'adventure' to RPG
Nethack: The Adventure - author/company/STAC added
Robot Revolt - non-commerical / STAC and both authors added
Firebird Adventure - author added
Wizard's Tower - added STAC
Escape! - added adventure/STAC/company
Case of the Mixed-Up Shymer - graphics artist added
Three Realms of Suspicion - author, graphics & design/adventure/STAC added
Magic Alpha - coder added
Centipede (Sinister Developments version) - coder added
Anarchy Academy - changed from 'adventure' to arcade as it was a 3D Cons. Kit game.

I tripped across the Interactive Fiction Wiki and found they listed a few of the known STAC adventures - so I updated our database plus their Wiki at the same time (inserted some they'd not heard of etc.)
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