Thanks for the apple2 usage tip. Another huge reply, sorry.
>> I agree that family would be an interesting tag. We have a "compatible" tag for the
>> COMP() and CONS() macros, I don't know if that information makes it out into
>> the XML or >> not.
Huh, now that you mentioned the compatible tag, I think it does.
in the machine "a2600" (Atari 2600 NTSC) there this entry (-listxml):
< softwarelist name="a2600" status="original" filter="NTSC" / >
in the a2600p (Atari 2600 PAL) machine there's this entry (-listxml:
< softwarelist name="a2600" status="original" filter="PAL" / >
and in the atari2600.xml software list, some games have this entry:
< sharedfeat name="compatibility" value="PAL" / >
It probably means that these game are only compatible with the PAL version of Atari 2600. ?
and other games have this entry:
< sharedfeat name="compatibility" value="NTSC" / >
safe to say those games are only compatible with the Atari 2600 NTSC.
Some games don't have the compatiblity tag. Probably they can be used by any Atari 2600 machine.
Still need to check more gamaes and other machines like Amiga, MSX, Atari 800, Super Nintendo, Master System, etc...
I hope I'm right about this.
Ciro Alfredo Consentino
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