Author Topic: Recent Additions to Database  (Read 53572 times)

burningdoom

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Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #510 on: July 24, 2020, 06:26:18 pm »
Oh yeah, also added Raiden V (Xbox Live (XbOne) [NA]):

https://www.vgcollect.com/item/182804

And recently edited the picture on it, because I realized I put the "Director's Cut" version of the picture, originally.

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #511 on: July 25, 2020, 01:23:42 am »
Over the past few days and more to come, I've been working on adding as many details for listings of items I own, having finished PlayStation, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch as of now. Obviously, completing all of the box text is what's taking the longest, but the work pays off in seeing a full listing being approved to update.

Also, some featured items I created listings for recently include the Only On PlayStation Collection of ten PlayStation 4 titles that was exclusively released in Europe in 2019.

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #512 on: July 28, 2020, 06:39:03 am »
Hi,

During the middle of July I made an effort to ensure ALL PS3 PSN "classics" listings for North America region are non-missing -- at least according to currently for-sale games (a few dozen have been delisted in the last 5 years).

The game types involved were specifically:



FYI: In the entries that I added I believe I always populated "Item Number" though in practice this field seems rarely populated on VGC for PSN games.

For instance, in the PSN store URL for "The Adventure of Cookie & Cream" (PS2 classic):
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP9000-NPUD20170_00-0000000000000000
... the Item # is the substring in the last part of the path from the first hyphen up to the first underscore: NPUD20170
By convention (see 98% of PS3 game spines) the alpha part and number are usually separated by hyphen: NPUD-20170
You can usually also confirm this is the PSN identifier on GameFAQS:
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps2/450719-the-adventures-of-cookie-and-cream/data

For now I have merely focused on creating entries so in most cases I didn't put the time in to assign a genre, publisher, or developer.
Someday I would like to return and fill out the rest of the fields for all of the PSN PS3 Classics NA games in those categories...

All that said, for completeness sake perhaps it would be possible to divide and conquer and also completely fill out the JP & EU stores? (if someone didn't already do this)

tripredacus

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #513 on: July 28, 2020, 09:34:52 am »
... the Item # is the substring in the last part of the path from the first hyphen up to the first underscore: NPUD20170
By convention (see 98% of PS3 game spines) the alpha part and number are usually separated by hyphen: NPUD-20170

For this DB, all Sony item numbers should use the hyphen, even if the hyphen isn't present.

koemo1

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Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #514 on: December 21, 2020, 05:31:38 pm »
Recently added a bunch of Ghostlight published titles for the Wii, DS and PSP.
Besides those, I also added some other obscure PAL games.
Currently a graduate student History of Politics & Society at Utrecht University
Playing:
Halo 4 [360] Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WiiU] & Brute Force [Xbox]


koemo1

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Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #515 on: January 20, 2021, 08:47:38 am »
I think the European Wii U E-shop section is almost complete
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Playing:
Halo 4 [360] Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WiiU] & Brute Force [Xbox]


fazerco

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Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #516 on: January 20, 2021, 01:11:55 pm »
Does the Atari Lynx has a separate EU/USA library?

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #517 on: January 20, 2021, 01:37:34 pm »
Does the Atari Lynx has a separate EU/USA library?

Maybe?

tripredacus

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #518 on: January 21, 2021, 09:37:10 am »
I didn't do a deep dive on the Lynx games in EU, I was only looking at Ishido as that is where I am at on the Amiga update I am doing. Now if there was some EU version with an import label, it would be good enough, even if that label was only on sealed copies. For Ishido, none of the sealed copies in EU had any label on the plastics, and had the same copyright text and barcode as the sealed copies being sold in US. Now I am also aware of the situation that having 20+ years of internet commerce can cause region free console games to cross oceans in large numbers, so even the sealed Ishido games on EU Ebay could very well just be US releases that were imported years ago.

So the "merge/delete" response is on the table, if nothing is done regarding these EU Lynx entries by the time I get to it on my worksheet... Which is after Amiga and then after sorting out the Lynx console boxes (current US console entries appear to have EU boxes for front art) and then I will be looking at these entries. And if there hasn't been any change on the EU Lynx game front by then, I will only be doing a pedestrian look into each entry, and if no EU/NA difference is found, then the items will be merged or deleted.

I estimate the time frame before I get to it be to perhaps 2-4 weeks.  8)
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koemo1

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Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #519 on: January 21, 2021, 06:11:38 pm »
After doing some reading, I came to the conclusion that the only way of spotting the difference between many European and American releases is the fact that they sometimes put a sticker with Atari France on it.
Example:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xTsAAMXQsmFRctqn/s-l500.jpg
Since the Atari Lynx is region free, they sold the same games in boxes and the USA. Helaas :/
Currently a graduate student History of Politics & Society at Utrecht University
Playing:
Halo 4 [360] Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WiiU] & Brute Force [Xbox]


tripredacus

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #520 on: January 22, 2021, 10:07:46 am »
After doing some reading, I came to the conclusion that the only way of spotting the difference between many European and American releases is the fact that they sometimes put a sticker with Atari France on it.
Example:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xTsAAMXQsmFRctqn/s-l500.jpg
Since the Atari Lynx is region free, they sold the same games in boxes and the USA. Helaas :/

That's good enough then. So that means that the only games in Atari Lynx [EU] category can be ones that are verified to have a label like this. If you can't or do not know how to create the back art to look well enough, then you can put into description that this label is present, and into box text you put the text of the label.

Here is an example of such things, although this particular entry does have the back image. It would be valid even if it didn't
https://vgcollect.com/item/187576

Here is one without the import label text:
https://vgcollect.com/item/187899

Now while we can presume that the entire library of Dreamcast EU games were imported to Poland and can have this label, we do not create entries for all of them, only ones we can confirm to exist via photos. This is where the "good enough" image quality option in the Adv Stlye Guide comes in.

Even something like this is true for the Mexican SMS releases:
https://vgcollect.com/item/160925
https://vgcollect.com/search/advanced/24/%22%5BMX%5D%22/no-filter/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL/no-filter/no-filter/no-filter

So prep me a list of entries in the EU section that are not confirmed and we can remove them.

koemo1

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Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #521 on: January 22, 2021, 04:58:49 pm »
After doing some reading, I came to the conclusion that the only way of spotting the difference between many European and American releases is the fact that they sometimes put a sticker with Atari France on it.
Example:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xTsAAMXQsmFRctqn/s-l500.jpg
Since the Atari Lynx is region free, they sold the same games in boxes and the USA. Helaas :/

That's good enough then. So that means that the only games in Atari Lynx [EU] category can be ones that are verified to have a label like this. If you can't or do not know how to create the back art to look well enough, then you can put into description that this label is present, and into box text you put the text of the label.

Here is an example of such things, although this particular entry does have the back image. It would be valid even if it didn't
https://vgcollect.com/item/187576

Here is one without the import label text:
https://vgcollect.com/item/187899

Now while we can presume that the entire library of Dreamcast EU games were imported to Poland and can have this label, we do not create entries for all of them, only ones we can confirm to exist via photos. This is where the "good enough" image quality option in the Adv Stlye Guide comes in.

Even something like this is true for the Mexican SMS releases:
https://vgcollect.com/item/160925
https://vgcollect.com/search/advanced/24/%22%5BMX%5D%22/no-filter/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL/no-filter/no-filter/no-filter

So prep me a list of entries in the EU section that are not confirmed and we can remove them.
Sure, once I'm done with my schoolwork I see it get fixed!
Currently a graduate student History of Politics & Society at Utrecht University
Playing:
Halo 4 [360] Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WiiU] & Brute Force [Xbox]


tripredacus

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #522 on: January 29, 2021, 12:34:46 pm »
Here's where we're at concerning the Atari Lynx Hardware (please correct me if I have made a mistake)

1. There are some limited packs and these seem fine. US has California Games, Deluxe Pack and one with a large yellow label on it. EU has 2 different Batman Returns packs. Simple enough.

2. The "Model 1" gray boxed consoles are the US boxes, but they come in two sizes.

3. The "Model 1" white box is English/French and has an "English" manual (C302154-001)

4. There are more than two models for the console. Models ending in 01 are US or NA models, those ending in 00 are European.

5. The five language white box ( seen on here ) was used in both US and EU. For EU release, the box has checkboxes on one side to indicate the model included. Because there are shared boxes, UPC/EAN is same.

6. There is a large amount of US models in EU and also what appears to be aftermarket piecemealing in boxed samples... for example, known EU box having US system in it. Same goes for manuals. There is no consitency regarding what is included for EU models.

What I am going to do, and also recommend, is that until someone can find definitive information as to how EU releases were put together, that our entries be set "by the box" without variation. In other words, not using NA or EU. This is going to leave out specific models, which apparently aren't being considered on the site as it is. For example the PAG-0300 which I have found for sale or sold in various boxes.

tripredacus

Re: Recent Additions to Database
« Reply #523 on: February 01, 2021, 11:57:21 am »
2. The "Model 1" gray boxed consoles are the US boxes, but they come in two sizes.

After reviewing this, I cannot even confirm it now. There seems to be no consensus as to which type of box came from which country. I looked at many different Lynx sites and they all have conflicting information (showing US consoles being EU and vice versa on various sites) In regards to gray box, they are seem all over US and EU ebay, but some sites say they were only sold in Japan and Taiwan.

So the category is updated a little, but there are still many more box versions out there. Feel free to put in the console pictures where they are needed.

The "Model 1" is only left as [NA] and [EU], the ones with pack-ins are named appropriately BUT for some the only ones I could confirm were imported versions. They are noted as needed. The rest of the ones are a mix of model 1 and 2 and the descriptor is primary C number from the box. Unfortunately there are some that are different and have the same PA number, which I originally was going to use, so the C number will have to do for now.
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