Re: [stella] ROM image classifications

Subject: Re: [stella] ROM image classifications
From: Adam Wozniak <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 15:44:58 -0800 (PST)
On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Adam Wozniak wrote:
> Why not create a new file format, which includes the information along
> with the ROM data?  That way no centralized authority is required to maintain
> or track data as people come up with new homebrews/ hacks/ conversions/
> versions/ etc...
> The file should contain all the information in the current, and
> be extensible.  All it would take for the new format to 'catch' would be for
> the 3 biggest emulators to support it, and a set of free tools for
> manipulating it.
> Thoughts?

How's this for an example?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<Name>Party Mix (2 of 3) (1982) (Starpath)</Name>
<Note>Uses the Paddle Controllers</Note>
<Rarity>Extremely Rare</Rarity>
[140 lines of base64 encoded binary data omitted]

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