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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2009, 08:53:44 AM »
Could we have a progress report on this?

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2009, 11:18:11 AM »
I can see what I can do about the Angband variants, and fix the bug with ], and then Slash should update the copy at RogueTemple. Is that OK, Slash?

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2009, 01:33:21 PM »
Yep, go ahead!

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2009, 04:40:59 PM »
Okay. The updated update scripts are here.

The updated database on my site is here.

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2009, 05:59:26 PM »
Okay. The updated update scripts are here.

The updated database on my site is here.

Excellent.  Having everything available in one place like that is very handy.  I shall now go off and update a bunch o stuff.  :P

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2009, 02:57:01 PM »
So what about updating the version at RogueTemple?

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2009, 03:12:55 PM »
Hello there,

Will do this in two hours.

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2009, 05:41:21 PM »
Ok, I updated it, however there is an error in the generated Javascript (seems something related to a line break on the category of the Torchlit article :S

Edit: I manually fixed it, same happens for the "Wayfarer" article

Thank you! :)
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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2009, 08:43:37 PM »
I suggest that a link to the IRDB be placed prominently on the front page of the  Temple of the Roguelike.

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2009, 12:51:21 AM »
Done

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2009, 07:33:24 PM »
I used the database to track down a bunch of games at RogueBasin that needed release / update dates added.  Also found quite a few that appear to be clearly 'defunct' now and changed their status.

It might be worth re-running the data update.

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2009, 11:18:59 PM »
done.

plzchkkthx

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2009, 12:56:49 AM »
done.

plzchkkthx

OK, it's looking very good to my blurry 1:50am eyes. ;-)

I think GENRE was used in earlier game templates but not in current version (see theme instead).  There were only a few and I cleared them away so the GENRE column could probably go.

Similarly the STATUS column is probably more of the same.  Sparsely populated, mostly a copy of what is given by the Type column.  Unless my sleepy brain is failing me it could probably also go (and I should clear out the relevant bits from RogueBasin).

But not today.

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2009, 07:51:34 AM »
Looks nice :)

Yeah, we are interested in themes, not in genres (genre should be "roguelike", usually, maybe except for hybrids like Spelunky:) I added "genre" and "status" because they seemed to contain useful information, but yes, the RogueBasin should be cleaned instead.

As for other fields IRLDb does not use: "download" (not sure whether this is required in IRLDb), "influence" (instead of "influences" - many games have that, but it is always empty anyway AFAIK), and "engine-stable" used by Lair of Demon Ape.

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Re: Internet Roguelike Database
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2009, 10:00:53 AM »
Talkie-talkie projects should have 'released and updated' as "Not yet" (or similar) by default.  Their templates do not contain those fields.  If a talkie had a release it would be an alpha. ;-)