Re: [stella] ROM image classifications

Subject: Re: [stella] ROM image classifications
From: "John Saeger" <john@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 19:17:13 -0800
I think something along these lines is a great idea.  I'm not sure this
example has all of the needed information but it's a great start.  My pet
peev is the game name.  I'd like to see the original title as part of the
header.  Information about the name of the game should not be tied to the
particular filename that they're stored under.  Maybe fields with
recommended short and long filenames so it would be easy to write a program
to rename files to short or long names as the user prefers.

There are probably other details like default difficulty settings and
controller swapping that could be put in.  I'm not sure what all needs to be


Adam Wozniak wrote:

> How's this for an example?
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
> <Atari2600ROM>
> <Cartridge>
> <MD5>aaea37b65db9e492798f0105a6915e96</MD5>
> <Name>Party Mix (2 of 3) (1982) (Starpath)</Name>
> <Manufacturer>Starpath</Manufacturer>
> <ModelNo>AR-4302</ModelNo>
> <Note>Uses the Paddle Controllers</Note>
> <Rarity>Extremely Rare</Rarity>
> <Type>AR</Type>
> </Cartridge>
> <Controller>
> <Left>Paddles</Left>
> <Right>Paddles</Right>
> </Controller>
> <Display>
> <Height>192</Height>
> <Width>160</Width>
> <XStart>0</XStart>
> <YStart>34</YStart>
> </Display>
> <Emulation>
> <CPU>High</CPU>
> </Emulation>
> <Binary>
> [140 lines of base64 encoded binary data omitted]
> </Binary>
> </Atari2600ROM>

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