We have discussed some months (years?) ago about adding a "game synopsis option"
into our always more fantastic emulators for xbox
Yes i think xbox is the perfect old system museum ever
I explain what it is(example of mameox128 plus):
when you are in the gameselect screen and push "start" you can choose "view history info of the game"
here you see the game genre,release date,developper, and a synopsis of the game
excellent and really cool , because you learn some things you didn't even know about pacman and final fight and all the mame games (244 pac gums in each labyrinth, excellent!)mameox128 plus is matching the crc of the roms if it match the crc of the game synopsis; but for colecovision (and other xports emus) i suggest the emu to check if the rom name is matching the rom name in the synopsis.txt file
Here is an example, i'm in the mednafen x nes gameselect screen, i'm in front of the legend of Zelda and i'm clicking the right thumbstick(only unused button in the xport gameselect screen), it would be fantastic to see this:(try to push the black or white button while in the rombrowser to see what i mean, the emu recall the popup screen)
Or,i'm in the adamx gameselect screen, i'm in front of antactic adventure and i'm clicking the right thumbstick, it would be fantastic to see this:
1)Perhaps the best solution would be to say the emu to check if the rom is matching the crc
I hope our masterjedi Xport (or a great coder out of here)will read this thread and just say (from a coder view point) what should be the easiest solution;perheaps have a "400 max widht text" and a "font of 8" in the system synopsis.txt?Madmab,what's your opinion here?
2)I would like a coder opinion before continuing this synopsis.txt:
See, for the moment i'm working like this(my sources are gamefaqs.com,mobygames.com, and digital press)
is the format ok for any future coder who wish to introduce this new feature?
2010 (1984) (Coleco)
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name: 2010 - The Graphic Action Game
Genre: Genre: Action > General
Release Data: 1984 US
This is a game based on the movie, 2010: The Year We Made Contact.
You are an astronaut aboard the Discovery and need to repair its systems before it crashes into Jupiter's moon, Io. Time is limited so do not dawdle or the Discovery will be destroyed.
Alcazar (1985) (Activision)
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name: Alcazar - The Forgotten Fortress
Genre: Action > General
Release Data: 1985 US
Developer: Telegames, Inc.
In this adventure game you control an explorer who's on his way to fortress Alcazar. To reach Alcazar you are travelling through a countryside of fortresses and you need to collect several items that you can find along the way. Once you enter the Alcazar fortress you have to search for the crown.
Alphabet Zoo (1984) (Spinnaker)
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name: Alphabet Zoo
Genre: Action > General
Release Data: 1983 US
Developer: Spinnaker Software
Alphabet Zoo is a top-view game where the player races around a maze, avoiding enemy creatures. The twist however is that each maze has a graphic representation of an object in the middle... and it is up to the player to collect the letters scattered around the maze, in the correct order, to spell the name of the object. Difficulty can be adjusted to focus on consonants, vowels or the entire alphabet.
3)the colecovision synopsis is an easy one, perhaps we should first try with this one?
I mean, i'll make the desired system synopsis, it's just to say, the files are here
Edited by gilles9999, 08 October 2008 - 11:08 PM.