I created a Wiki for ESR info and sharing testing results.
All the compatibility lists I've come across so far, some are on questionable sites (Warez sites) and all of them are lists compiled by a couple people who created them.
The site I set up allows ANYONE to read, and anyone who registers, to add their result.
It's not as nice as having a user submission database where you just pop your info into little text input boxes and submit, but I neither had the time or resources to set that kind of thing up.
I figure it should at least be easier than digging through a thread, and maybe get some standardization to the reports that may help ffgriever and others out.
Any suggestions are welcome, and please be sure to read and follow the guidelines on the Wiki to ensure a positive experience for all. Especially using the EXAMPLE I have setup.
It appears this isn't of much interest, or am I mistaken?
I think it's a good idea to have it all in one place like that. The design is simple and clean. I unfortunately don't use ESR as I have all my games on a hard drive, so I can't add to it. Hopefully the right person with the interest will find it and help it grow into a more complete wiki.
Originally Posted by IJTF_Cinder
Just a bump, 4 members on the Wiki including myself. How about some more additions!?
It's definitely a good looking setup. You should ask ffgreiver to post about it in an ESR thread if you finds it useful since that would add a little weight to your wiki. I didn't look to long at your site so I don't know if you have this but if I remember correctly, The most useful information for ffg is the games that are still not functional so he would probably be more interested if you had a dedicated list of the broken ones as well as the compatibility list.
I think its a good idea but I know we have been down this path before, and we do have an ESR compatibility thread going and an ESR bug thread.
I know for me I quit updating mine, I had just done it because people were asking.
I am a tester in many things, so for me I will burn a game to see whether it works or not myself instead of asking someone.
But many people like to know first.
List is for reporting things that don't work too, I have 1 game I added that doesn't work.
I know about the compatibility thread, but digging through a thread (even using the search) is much more time consuming and difficult that a nice organized wiki-type area.
As Cinder said, searching through a thread is unwieldly. I am definitely behind this Wiki 100%. Hopefully it (or a similar effort) gets official backing.
I noticed you added a page for problematic games. :cheers:
Due note to anyone who does contribute, as I was asked this question already.
When you add a page or add to one, I do make formatting changes, alphabetize new pages and add incoming/outgoing links to streamline navigation.
Don't worry, you're not doing anything wrong! (Well, you may have made a spelling mistake or something, but I'm a grammar Nazi so.....)
Ok, I decided to sticky this thread so people can start using this this wiki instead of the ESR Compatibility List, which takes more time for everyone to search through.
I haven't joined this wiki site yet, so I don't know how it would be modified to add another field, but I really think this wiki needs a field for "Serial #" for each game reported working or not working, so we know which version of the game it was tested on.