My issue with these is that while they’re technically correct they’re likely to cause confusion to less technical people.
‘Cart’/‘cartridge’ is a better metaphor for the less technically inclined.
Most people know what a game cartridge is, not as many people know what a disc image is.
Also it fits better with the name ‘goldcart’.
Goldcart is a ‘cart’ (collection of games) rather than a physical golden cartridge.
Also the physical cartridge used in the prototypes isn’t likely to be discussed as much, and probably won’t be mentioned at all in marketing/PR stuff.
The only other alternative I can think up is to use ‘pack’ instead of cart,
thus creating ‘goldpack’ instead of ‘goldcart’, which doesn’t sounds as nice.
Either that or refer to both as ‘cart’ and differentiate between P carts (physical) and V carts (virtual) when necessary.
Hey @filmote and @Vampirics I’ve got one field in the csv for developer what would you like to have be there? I’d like to avoid any non alpha characters too. (or spaces really, I might be able to make an exception)
Cool, hopefully have a sorted version published soon with a web tool that easily lets you see all the games and their title screens. I’m actually hopeful I can turn it into a tool to make your own cart and you just download a .bin file from the website, it looks like I’ll be able to run python on the server. (maybe?)
Then if you want to have a different title image for your game (or are so kind as to offer to spruce up a game that doesn’t have one), or want to make any final updates to your game before it’s published you can do so by making a pull request.
Hopefully get it published by the end of this week, maybe next week. I’m getting shipments of Arduboy and MicroArcade in so it will be a busy one.
After that I can clean the office and start filming a video.
Hey @bateske, would love to know what fields are recorded in your CSV (and format restrictions). Any reason to avoid spaces?
My hope is this can be generated from the Google Doc spreadsheet I initiated.
@filmote and @Vampirics - I’ve been documenting the ‘PPOT’ games- wow! You guys are prolific!
The csv as of yet does not use these id and also that hash does also require the name and developer to be identical. Which I guess doesn’t even really matter for what this CSV is actually intended to do.
There is no solution here that doesn’t require a bunch of manual effort any way you cut it so instead of wasting time trying to figure out I just started doing it. Not letting perfect get in the way of progress here, we gotta ship this.