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VGCollect Site Stuff => Video Game Database Discussion => Topic started by: dhaabi on May 11, 2021, 03:23:41 pm

Title: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: dhaabi on May 11, 2021, 03:23:41 pm
Following tripredacus and telly, I thought it may be beneficial to keep track of the progress I've made with VGC's database as I've just finished tackling a project I originally underestimated.

After about eight months, I've finally finished cataloging new entries and updating existing ones within PlayStation [JP]. In that time, PlayStation [CN] and PlayStation [KR] categories have been added to the database as well. Overall, I'm pleased with the work across the three categories, as nearly every entry is as fully fleshed-out as can be, aside from Box Text information. When I began the main [JP] project, the category had roughly 1,875 entries and now currently holds 4,620 entries. Technically, that number can still grow, as I didn't go out of my way to create separate entries for bundled items that include games in their own separate packaging. At the same time, there is information that I came across that I couldn't find physical evidence for, in addition to finding items that I couldn't properly identify well enough to create a proper entry.

Moving forward, I feel as if, for now, I will largely be working on improving the PlayStation categories, although I may venture into other areas from time to time. My next immediate project is to work on the PlayStation Demo category. I've already collected as much information that I've been able to find for PlayStation demos and non-retail releases, and I plan on tackling at least the Japanese side to it, although I'm sure I'll work toward the other regional sections within the category as well at some point. However, there is a lot less documented information on these items, unlike with retail releases.

I've documented all the information in a spreadsheet, although there is still a fair chunk that has been difficult to find information for. If you're wanting to take a look at what information I've collected so far and to see if you can fill in some of the blank information yourself, I'd be very appreciative.

On that note, if anyone would like to help me with information across some of the areas I've worked on and plan to work on soon, I've made additional spreadsheets that can be viewed publicly that details all the information I currently have gathered and what I'm still missing. If you know any additional information for the items I can't verify or have any knowledge whatsoever and would be willing to share, that would be a tremendous help. Thank you!

Missing JP PlayStation Demo / 非売品 Spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tbToxmp3WKpLd8rGjrvCkwM5Lmaf3OP5no0HMa_Kb3Y/edit?usp=sharing)
Missing PlayStation [JP] Entries Spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12rFXTzmv4KDd4btOypVp7D5Bn6TKwGVL7od5N4Rxhqs/edit?usp=sharing)
Missing PlayStation [CN] Entries Spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iSdfX5e21WqistiynQMYuDbhdsi4LGzwWVeMs1Fk2yg/edit?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: jason on May 11, 2021, 08:08:29 pm
Thanks so much for your hard work on this front! :)
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: weirdfeline on May 11, 2021, 10:49:09 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: Flashback2012 on May 12, 2021, 12:46:22 am
Thanks so much for your hard work on this front! :)

Seconded.  ;D
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: monkeyjam on May 12, 2021, 08:16:37 am
Really nice, thank you!
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: mastafafik on May 13, 2021, 04:17:18 am
Thank you for your hard work!  :)
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: leonefamily on May 14, 2021, 07:10:33 pm
PlayStation [KR] would make no sense to add to the database because it was never released in South Korea. The first PlayStation they got was the PS2 with model SCPH-30005 and SCPH-30005 R.

Edit: Oh wait I forgot, despite never getting the console they did get a few late PS1 titles (because PS2 retrocompatibility)
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: dhaabi on May 24, 2021, 02:57:05 pm
PlayStation Demo (https://vgcollect.com/browse/ps1demo/) has been fully organized and updated. Every entry has been as fleshed out with as many details as I could find, aside from Box Text information for large compilation items. I was not expecting the ridiculous amount of "Demo 1" (https://vgcollect.com/search/advanced/466/"demo%201"/no-filter/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL/no-filter/no-filter/no-filter) variants.

However, I still am unsure about these three items. If anyone knows any information for them, feel free to make the appropriate edits.
Atari Demo Disk (https://vgcollect.com/item/78380), PlayStation Demo Disc - Ver.1.15 (https://vgcollect.com/item/7294), Ur Not e (https://vgcollect.com/item/72851)

My next task is to add Japanese demos to the PlayStation Demo category
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: dhaabi on June 18, 2021, 11:04:53 pm
Just finished cleaning up PlayStation Portable [JP]. There were a surprising amount of duplicate entries in addition to a dozen of UMD entries that needed to be re-categorized to PSP UMD [JP].

PlayStation 4 [NA] and Nintendo Switch [NA] should be now clear of all watermarks.
Title: Re: dhaabi's VGC Database Work
Post by: jason on June 20, 2021, 06:52:33 pm
Just finished cleaning up PlayStation Portable [JP]. There were a surprising amount of duplicate entries in addition to a dozen of UMD entries that needed to be re-categorized to PSP UMD [JP].

PlayStation 4 [NA] and Nintendo Switch [NA] should be now clear of all watermarks.


:) Thank you!