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Games with the same name.

#1 Post by Alastair » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:37 pm

How does the site handle games with the same name, as I take it that http://solutionarchive.com/game/id,250/ and http://www.figmentfly.com/hauntedhouse/ ... house.html are not the same game?

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#2 Post by Gunness » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:46 pm

You're right, they are not. This isn't a problem, system-wise. Indeed, we already have three "Quest" and no less than five "The Island". We're about to import around 3,000 Spectrum titles, and I can imagine it will get pretty messy trying to keep all the different titles separated!

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#3 Post by Alastair » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:58 pm

I have now added TRS-80 Haunted House to the site, but I will point out that it can be a little confusing when adding a link as you are faced with a number of titles with the same name. Is there a way to modify the add game link drop down list which will help us differentiate games with the same title?

P.S. I assume there is no problem in stating that a game was written in assembler when the instructions state that it was written in machine language. I doubt the programmer inputted a stream of ones and zeros.

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#4 Post by Gunness » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:34 am

Good point about the game link. I'll ask and see what we can do about it.

Heh.... well, assembler or machine code, I just had to pick one name. But the meaning is the same.

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#5 Post by Alastair » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:22 pm

Gunness wrote:Good point about the game link. I'll ask and see what we can do about it.
Just the simple addition of the game's ID number beside the game's title should be enough to help.

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#6 Post by Mr Creosote » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:27 pm

Alastair wrote:
Gunness wrote:Good point about the game link. I'll ask and see what we can do about it.
Just the simple addition of the game's ID number beside the game's title should be enough to help.
Done

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#7 Post by Alastair » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:46 pm

Thanks.

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