More Fixed DTV games Oct 27, 2008 11:15:21 GMT -5
Post by spiff on Oct 27, 2008 11:15:21 GMT -5
In the new (not finished) repository there are some flags indicating if a game requires joy2, joy1, keyboard or dtv-buttons. But the coupling to the number of players is missing. So I would set the flags as requiring joy2, but to play the game (in single player mode) does not require joy1.
Maybe what needs to be done here is to reconsider the flags and taking the player numbers into consideration. But what would be the easiest way to represent the combinations? Should some of these options be changed to an enumerated list, rather than a single bit option?
I have a flag for "requires flash", which I have thought of as "this program/game is multi-part and loads from flash". Again, I don't know if this covers the needed scenarios.
Well, there is a field in the database for notes, but for most games it has not been filled out, and for those where it has been filled out, it does not necessarily have consistently formatted text. Adding another field to the database table is no problem, but actually filling in the text, that is a different story...
OK, I will check up on this. At this point i still have two parallel databases - one with the old repository, which is listed on the main page, and one which is used for the new (and not quite finished) repository at symlink.dk/nostalgia/dtv/fixed/index2.php. The new one has the information about the time when the game was updated, and is therefore needed for the RSS feed.
OK, I was not aware of the final version. In fact I started by adding the original release, then realized that there was a 101% version, and so I updated it. I really need to get the interface finished for other people to update the repository. I guess this could also allow other people to update descriptions, flags, etc. And it will make it more fun for me to look at the RSS, because so far I have a pretty good idea about when it is updated
Thanks for all the comments - even if some of them point out things I need to get done ;D