About This File
What's New in Version 1.2.3
1.0.1 - Forgot something very minor.
1.0.2 - Fixed a stupid mistake.
1.1.0 - More pedantic name changes, some error fixes. If you're annoyed by updates (who isn't), you should hold off, as I plan on giving this database a final run through in the near future.
1.2 - 9/13/17 - Changed 'Beavis and Butthead (USA)' to 'MTV's Beavis and Butthead (USA),' and 'Civilization (USA)' to 'Sid Meier's Civilization (USA). Fixed a couple of 1993 dated games to 1994, and added missing ESRB ratings to them (Wario's Woods and Ogre Battle). More tweaks to the publisher field - I made it a point to include every name that was printed on a box - so if the developer of a game was on the box, it went in the field in the format developer/publisher.
Currently there are no plans to add developer data for every single game. The problem is, there's only one field - and sometimes there are up to five different companies associated with a game. It would become ridiculous to try to include everything. I may have a change of heart in the future but for now, I am quite happy with simply having *accurate* information - the publisher (the name on the box) is present for every single game.
I have compiled what I believe to be the most accurate two player and multiplayer lists on the internet, and I have included them as downloadable xml lists that you can download and implement into your 'genres' list if you choose. Or, you can just download my 'genres.zip' file I've included, and drag and drop all the files into your database folder - I've already done all the work.
I have also taken the time to compile an 'SNES Exclusives' and an 'SNES-GBA-GB-GBC Exclusives' list.
The SNES Exclusives list was compiled primarily with Wikipedia data, so I make no claims for accuracy. I wanted 'something,' however I'm burnt out from doing the two player and multi player lists and that's that. I also took a few liberties - Secret of Mana was thrown in the SNES exclusives list. I don't care that they're remaking it for the current next-gen systems, that game belongs in that list. Also, any 'Virtual Console' re-released games that would have otherwise been 'SNES exclusive' are in the list. All Virtual Console is, is a Nintendo-approved emulator of SNES ROMs - and if I had to guess, they probably downloaded them off the internet just like you did.
The 'SNES-GBA-GB-GBC Exclusives' list are games that, as far as I'm concerned are still SNES exclusive games, but since Nintendo made carbon copies for GBA, or inferior ports for GB or GBC, I felt obligated to separate these. If you prefer, just merge the two lists together and don't worry about such trivial matters. That's totally up to you.
I'm not going to claim this is 'final' but I'm reasonably happy with it, and barring unforeseen circumstances, I'm done tinkering with it for the time being.
1.2.1 - Only changes to the 'genres.zip' - specifically, added Lord of the Rings to 'Two Players' and 'Multiplayer,' and WWF Raw, Barkley Shut Up and Jam, and Super Ice Hockey to 'Multiplayer.'
1.2.2 - Mislabelled Madden 94-98 as Two Player only games. That's fixed, they're now in the 'Two Players' and 'Multiplayer' xml.
1.2.3 - Added Super FX XML and SNES Mouse XML to 'Genres.zip', and SNES Multitap XML (regular Multiplayer includes non-multitap games), to further refine how you filter your games.
All of the standalone downloads are already included in the 'Genres.zip' file.