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incog made a mistake when he updated the list, apparently. update to latest svn (rev. 7972) and you'll be fine smile

alternatively, as a temporary workaround, you can move out the supracan.xml file from the hash directory and use the full path of the cart to load the game(s)... you will need the amended softlist from rev.7972 to use shortnames, in any way, but if you e.g. cannot access svn from the computer you are at the moment, the workaround is fine.

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Simple, that's the Chinese name that appears in-game and on the box smile

I don't get why this game title in particular is getting so much attention haha.

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Originally Posted By SteveMartin
Simple, that's the Chinese name that appears in-game and on the box smile

I don't get why this game title in particular is getting so much attention haha.


Okay, let me get this straight. There's a Chinese name that appears in-game, and also an English name that appears in-game. Therefore, the documented Chinese name should be the Chinese name that appears in-game, and the documented English name should be... the transliterated version of the Chinese name?

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You got it. You'll notice the Chinese says Bao Bao, which is where the other English name, Bomb Bomb Zoo, came from, since there's two "bao's" in there. Er..it means boom and it's repeated twice is all I'm saying.

This is getting confusing :P But you got it.

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Originally Posted By SteveMartin
Simple, that's the Chinese name that appears in-game and on the box smile

I don't get why this game title in particular is getting so much attention haha.


as Just Dessert already stressed, it's not about this specific game. it's about which titles have to be documented wink

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Therefore, the documented Chinese name should be the Chinese name that appears in-game, and the documented English name should be... the transliterated version of the Chinese name?


please, no. the documented English name should be the English name appearing ingame, if any. if there is no english title ingame, we simply don't put any English name...

or are you suggesting to translate all the japanese titles in MAME? are you MASH in disguise? wink

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Originally Posted By Just Desserts

Therefore, the documented Chinese name should be the Chinese name that appears in-game, and the documented English name should be... the transliterated version of the Chinese name?


please, no. the documented English name should be the English name appearing ingame, if any. if there is no english title ingame, we simply don't put any English name...

or are you suggesting to translate all the japanese titles in MAME? are you MASH in disguise? wink


I was being sarcastic.

The simple fact of the matter is that if there is an ENGLISH name in-game, that's what the game's ENGLISH name is. It doesn't matter what the hell the Chinese words transliterate to, the proper English translation is right there in the game.

Edit: By this metric, maybe we should start calling Super Mario Brothers "Suupaamariobruazazu", since that's what the Japanese characters transliterate to. While we're at it, Sonic the Hedgehog needs to be renamed to Sonikku Za Hejjihoggu, since that's what its characters transliterate to. I hope these two examples underscore how ridiculous it is to prefer translated or transliterated Chinese text over the English text that's literally right there.

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Right. The on-screen data is always right, even when it's actually wrong (e.g. MAME's year policy is always what's on screen even though that's not the actual release date in a large chunk of cases).

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Originally Posted By Just Desserts

I was being sarcastic.


with no emoticons, your sentence could have been read both ways. I took the wrong one. wink

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I only brought it up because I don't see any English on those shots of "Speedy Dragon" but I haven't run the game myself.

And no one is proposing transliterating things which are already English words like "suupaa mario burazaazu" or whatever.

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