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#84181 - 01/13/13 08:14 PM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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Eta,

The MO5 & MO6 were compatible and TO7 forward were compatible with each other depending on memory requirements of the software, that is why I have a separate list for the TO7/70 as that piece of software requires the extra memory on that machine.

You will notice that the lists share the same software names. I believe these are re-releases incorporating changes to run on the different classes of machine. Looking at the dumps there are substantial differences between the MO5 & TO7 varieties of software with the same names.

Of course not having an intimate understanding of these Thomson machine and not being able to read French, I could be a little wrong.

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#84193 - 01/14/13 05:55 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: etabeta78]  
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Originally Posted By etabeta78
@K1W1: any info about compatibility between TO-7 with TO-8 & TO-9 and/or MO-5 with MO-5NR and MO-6?


MO-6 is mostly upwards compatible with the MO-5. MO-5NR is a MO-6 (not 5) with the tape deck and with the Thomson proprietary networking (nanoreseau) integrated instead.

The TO series go TO-7, TO-7/70 ("professional" version, essentially compatible), TO-8 (essentially compatible), TO-8D (TO-8 + floppy), TO-9 (less compatible), TO-9+ (less compatible, includes a 1200/75 Modem for the French Minitel).

TO and MO is incompatible with each other.

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#84195 - 01/14/13 07:09 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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Thanks. I had clear the incompatibility between TO & MO, for the rest I was pretty confused smile

#84214 - 01/15/13 06:23 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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Just a question: for systems like PocketStation or Cybiko, that don't have actual physical midia, does make sense do create software lists too?


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#84215 - 01/15/13 06:40 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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PocketStation: Not sure, as the software is curently interfaced as "cart" and not "quik" like the Visual Memory Unit (which are basically saved games, but still like cartridge dumps).

Cybiko: Not yet, as there is currently no way of "inserting" the media.

#84307 - 01/17/13 11:50 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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Maybe a pocketstation software-list comes handy smile


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#84380 - 01/18/13 08:44 PM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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Talking about Sony Consoles...
Recents progress in Playstation driver show that this deserves improvements in Software List.
Since this games library is HUGE and people generally don't have all the games (once they come from CDs and they are BIG), I think that's a good idea to do a collaborative work in this softwaqre list, what you think?


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#84390 - 01/19/13 01:28 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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The Microvision software list went in recently. There's a lot of information there, even for carts that aren't able to be dumped yet.

I think the year for Super Blockbuster is wrong. The list says 1979, but the FAQ says 1982. I think the FAQ is probably correct. As I understand it, Super Blockbuster was the last game released for the system. It was advertised in US catalogs in 1982, but ending up only coming out in Europe. They also advertised Barrage, which was apparently never released anywhere.

http://www.handheldmuseum.com/MB/MicrovisionFAQ.txt

Super Blockbuster is basically like Blockbuster (a Breakout clone), but you have a row of blocks below the paddle that protects you from losing a ball.

#84392 - 01/19/13 02:20 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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Shideravan:
That would be a good idea. I'm thinking (to stay on the legal side of things for now), that we start with demos and samplers. Not the most exciting of things, but quite interesting nonetheless. Take, for example, the most common Metal Gear Solid demo. Obviously taken while translation (to English) was in progress, it says on startup that it contains Japanese voice actors, and English subtitles.

As to source the CD dumps to eliminate bad dumps, I would suggest redump.org, (datfile available here: http://tinyurl.com/9wkomdr). Then its just the matter of adding any others we find and converting them to chd.

#84395 - 01/19/13 02:30 AM Re: Software Lists project [Re: Shideravan]  
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the Playstation lists can be converted from the redump set, I think that's already been decided.

conversion and creation of the lists can be done as a batch process, although the couple of images the redump images can't represent properly due to protections will have to be marked as bad / done manually.




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