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Status Updates posted by Rowr14
Hey mate just wanted to say thanks for the amazing work. In particular for the various Multiplayer xmls you have put together, personally I think the value of these older games and systems are being able to share them reliving childhood memories with friends or with the younger generation experiencing it for the first time and those xmls really make that possible.
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Ok, I came across this on the first one i looked up as a tester actually - I found a mix of box's with GA and KA (I'd guess GA is from the sega rating though I didn't look into it further as yet) . I'd intended to ask about that before I started proper. I've got a few other things I will run by you for your advice/opinion as well before I get going. I'm probably going to chip away at this here and there so it could take a month or two perhaps to get through - I guess i'll see how it goes.
I'll message you later on or tomorrow and see if I can clarify a few other things
I'm happy to receive any help with database work. Everyone's so eager about the artwork around here, and these databases are still trash.
Take your time, absolutely.
The main reason we use the HSRS for some games that are actually rated already is, Rocketlauncher has all of the artwork for most of the rating systems already - so if you use Rocketlauncher fade in screens, you can have it display the rating while your game is loading.
But now that we're on the topic, it almost seems wrong to replace one rating system with another.
Tell you what - for those 'Sega Rating System games,' name them like this:
VRC - GA (General Audiences)
VRC - MA-13 (Mature Audiences)
VRC - MA-17 (Mature Audiences)
VRC - NYR (Not Rated Yet)
VRC stands for Videogame Rating Council. If I'm going to have you put in the time, I'd rather have you do it right.
I've approached Brolly from the Rocketlauncher Dev. team in the past, and he implemented a new HSRS rating for me. I'm sure he'd be open to adding the artwork for the VRC ratings as well.
And worse case scenario (he says no), we can just include the art ourselves with the download for the updated/improved database.
As for ESRB rated games, you will want to fill in the field for those with:
ESRB - KA (Kids To Adults)
ESRB - EC (Early Childhood)
ESRB - E10+ (Everyone 10+)
ESRB - E (Everyone)
ESRB - T (Teen)
ESRB - M (Mature)
ESRB - AO (Adults Only)
ESRB - RP (Rating Pending)
Again, this is so that the artwork for the ratings will appear on your RocketLauncher fade in screens.