Posting VC Releases

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  1. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Give credit to luke_c for this. I just copy and pasted this so people would know. When the VC Releases backlog is completed, I'll work on a guide for posting any release that isn't all copy and pasted from luke_c's posts and PM's. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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    <p align=" " class="none">Here are some helpful links for if anyone feels up to taking the challenge:
    This is where I get my boxarts for the VC releases from, it has next to all the boxarts you will need when posting the releases - <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. If you can't find the boxart there have a quick look for it on Google and if still no luck leave it blank and I shall have a dig round myself for it.
    For NFOs <a href="" target="_blank">ABGX's Virtual Console section</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Ludibria</a>
    <a href="" target="_blank">ABGX</a> for the data in general such as directory name, file name, rars etc.[/quote]

    This is the list I use to check what game should be posted next - <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
    A simple way to do it is to search for the directory name of the last release, in this case Zombies At My Neighbours is the latest release for Virtual Console in GBAtemps database so we search the directory name of that release which would be Zombies.Ate.My.Neighbors.PAL.VC.SNES.Wii-OneUp, so ctrl+f and search for it then start scrolling upwards and posting the releases, make sure you avoid certain releases such as:
    <b>[NUKED]</b> R.Type.II.VC.PCE.JPN.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL
    PROPER/REPACK/NUKED/DiRFIX/iNTERNAL/iNJECTs etc should all be avoided posting, there are probably more that fall into this category but I can't seem to find or think of any at the moment. The next release to be posted would end up being Xevious.VC.Arcade.JPN.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL as it is the next release which isn't a repack/fix/crack/internal of some sort.

    <b>PROPERS:</b> These are just re-dumps of the same game, which are supposed to be of better quality, they are labelled as PROPERS to avoid being nuked for duplication of previous releases, we edit the name of these into the original release instead of creating new topics.

    "Due to scene rules, whoever releases the first Telesync has won that race (for example). But if the quality of that release is fairly poor, if another group has another telesync (or the same source in higher quality) then the tag PROPER is added to the folder to avoid being duped. PROPER is the most subjective tag in the scene, and a lot of people will generally argue whether the PROPER is better than the original release. A lot of groups release PROPERS just out of desperation due to losing the race. A reason for the PROPER should always be included in the NFO. "

    <b>REPACKS:</b> These releases are just as the name suggests, repacks, often used when groups dump a bad release, this release normally fixes the problem, and as PROPERS are just edited into the initial release instead of creating an extra topic.

    "If a group releases a bad rip, they will release a Repack which will fix the problems."

    <b>INTERNALS:</b> These are releases that are 'internal' and only released to specific people but in most cases they leak out anyway, they are considerably harder to find though, we don't list these releases at all as there is no need.

    "An internal release is done for several reasons. Classic DVD groups do a lot of .INTERNAL. releases, as they wont be dupe'd on it. Also lower quality theater rips are done INTERNAL so not to lower the reputation of the group, or due to the amount of rips done already. An INTERNAL release is available as normal on the groups affiliate sites, but they can't be traded to other sites without request from the site ops. Some INTERNAL releases still trickle down to IRC/Newsgroups, it usually depends on the title and the popularity. Earlier in the year people referred to Centropy going "internal". This meant the group were only releasing the movies to their members and site ops. This is in a different context to the usual definition."

    <b>NUKES:</b> These are releases that are bad for various reasons, most likely for breaking scene rules, e.g. incomplete headers in ROM, RARs not split etc. but also account for things such as bad dumps, incomplete dumps and non-scene dumps, where they are dumped by anonymous users. We don't post these releases at all either but some releases get nuked after they have been pre'd so if that is the case we leave the release as it is. Nukes CAN be posted as #XXXX releases but only in cases such as there is no other versions that have been released or no propers, you don't need to worry about posting nukes.

    "A film can be nuked for various reasons. Individual sites will nuke for breaking their rules (such as "No Telesyncs") but if the film has something extremely wrong with it (no soundtrack for 20mins, CD2 is incorrect film/game etc) then a global nuke will occur, and people trading it across sites will lose their credits. Nuked films can still reach other sources such as p2p/usenet, but its a good idea to check why it was nuked first in case. If a group realise there is something wrong, they can request a nuke."

    So to summarize, you only need to post <b>clean</b> releases. E.g. Xevious.VC.Arcade.JPN.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL is a clean release, as it has no extra tags in the DiR name whereas Xevious.VC.FC.JPN.<b>PROPER</b>.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL is not a clean version as it has the proper tag. If you are unsure of anything just send <b>luke_c</b> over a PM and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible, this wasn't the most detailed answer but I can't seem to think of anything else to elaborate on it at the moment.</p>

    Step 1) Find the latest VC release in the GBAtemp databse.
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    As you can see the latest release is Zombies Ate My Neighbors, VC #0854 - Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Europe), look below the Game name and you shall see the Directory name, the directory name for this release is: Zombies.Ate.My.Neighbors.PAL.VC.SNES.Wii-OneUp

    Step 2) Navigate your browser to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and Ctrl+f to search for the directory name:
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    It should highlight the release. Look up for the next <b>clean</b> release, as you can see there are a few iNJECT_iNTERNAL_VC_Wii-0RANGECHiCKEN releases, as they are not clean releases you should just avoid them completely, the next clean release is Xevious.VC.Arcade.JPN.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL so highlight it, then navigate your browser to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, this is the Virtual Console section of ABGX. Enter in the search field the name of the next release, Xevious.VC.Arcade.JPN.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL. Make sure you search by folder.

    Step 3) Once you have completed the search the screen will look like this:
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    This screen has all the neccessary data needed for posting the scene release, apart from the release number, as GBAtemp uses their own release list. The next game number should simply be the next number, e.g. VC <b>#0854</b> - Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Europe) is the last release, this release will be <b>#0855</b>.
    First of all you have the releas group "PLAY-SKiLL", you have the filename: "ps-e7hj", you have the region in the directory name (aswell as the release group) Xevious.VC.Arcade.<b>JPN</b>.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL or "NTSC-J" as ABGX points out. You also have the amount of rars, "3x5" this is 3 x 5MB. Finally you have a link to the NFO file in the form of a image of a piece of paper with lines on it. Click it. You will be directed to the page with the NFO.

    Step 4) You will then see in front of you the NFO of the file you searched, along with the option to download it.
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    Download it. You will need to upload this later.

    Step 5) Finding the Boxart. Navigate to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and search for the corresponding cover, we need to ctrl+f for Xevious.VC.Arcade, although searching for the dir name will not work, we will need to simplify it down a bit and search for Xevious, once you have searched for it, it should take you straight to it.
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    As you can see Xevious is highlighted and you can see the boxart. Click on it. You will be directed to the page where you can download the picture.

    Step 6) Saving the boxart. Right-click on the main file and save it, preferably renaming it to a more convenient name such as Xevious.VC.Arcade.JPN.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL, that's what I named it to for convenience, if two files in the database have the same image filename, one will overwrite the other etc.
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    Once you have saved the file we can start on the posting of the release.

    Step 7) Getting into the RMC (Release Management Centre)
    Direct yourself to the GBAtemp portal, and along the side you will see submit scene release, click it.
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    You will then be directed to the Release Management Center.
    It should look like this, not everything will be bolded for you as it is for me though. You need to click on Add a new release under the Wii section.
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    Click on it and we can get to entering in all the required details.

    Step 8) You will now be on a screen that looks like this:
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    Now you need to enter in all the details that we got from ABGX, select the boxart, the nfo, change the release number and make sure the release type is virtual console.
    After all this is done it should look like this:
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    Once it is all complete click post release. You will be taken to this screen where you can view your release or go back to posting more:
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    Now you can click view release and see your release, it will look something like this:
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    Your release won't go straight into the Virtual Console section like mine does, instead your topic will be created in the User Submitted News section where it will be checked and then validated (Which moves it into the corresponding section) by a member of staff.

    Step 9) Repeat this for other releases, the next release to be posted will be Face.Off.VC.Arcade.JPN.Wii-PLAY-SKiLL.

    Hope this covered things up.
  2. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    well since me and you are the only ones who bother to submit them what's the point? [​IMG]