The list of ported versions of arcade games was taken from the history.dat provided by the guys at Arcade History.com. They allow for their information to be shared so long as it adheres to the 'Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License' - something we are already doing.
To further populate the arcade games I've added to the Lost in Translation section, and thus reduce the number of stubs ( ), I'm suggesting we add certain other sections from this same source.
The history.dat file includes a Technical section, part of which would duplicate the details already extracted from MAME and present in the Infobox. This is probably the only part we wouldn't need in its entirety.
If the ExoticA team agrees, could we arrange an import please? The history.dat file is indexed on the MAME game ID, so it would be reasonably easy to marry up the wiki page name based on my previous work.
Once the import is complete, I (and possibly other wiki visitors) can go through the relevant pages and add internal links and formatting where needed.
Future updates to the history.dat file can then be added manually.
What say you guys?
Ports is already done right, so that can be ignored too right ?
The main text like trivia etc is doable.
The technical info can be edited/removed afterwards. I don't mind working through them.
I also don't mind if the existing Ports section is wiped to make way for the updated version that is available at arcade-history. The version used by LiT is '1.13a - 2007-03-19', whilst the latest version is '1.27c - 2008-10-09'.
I agree about the default empty tables being added. Can anyone resist filling in the blanks?
Thanks BuZz, for the import. It's much appreciated.
Did you still want to put default empty tables in these pages?BuZz wrote:I also think you should have a default empty table for the music comparison and screenshots comparison so people know what they should put on a page, more change of getting contributions that way too.