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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Strag0, Nov 29, 2006.
I'm curious as to what people's behaviors are when it comes to collecting data. =)
What the heck are these rom things everyone keeps talking about?
Wow, I havent seen a poll this interesting in a while. I'm curious to see what everyone else does as well. I just grab the ones I am interested in for DS, but GBA I am a collector
hmmm... interesting results so far...
theres so many games out there to play so I only get games that I would buy if I had some crazy $100,000/year income.
But then again I don't do that for the Dreamcast... I just download them all (except for the obvious bad games) and hope they don't suck!
I have full romsets for almost all the systems. And yes, that's over 200Gb.
ONLY (over) 200gb?!? I would think much more... =/
Is this including PS1, PS2, and Xbox?
I collect roms for GBA and NDS
I meant roms, not isos =p
And when it comes to isos, I collect mostly PS1 (80Gb in rar and 7z formats).
We're talking about romsets. PS1, PS2, and Xbox games are ISO's. Diff story.
Anyway, I'm trying to collect em all. Just need to get another hard drive.
Ah, my bad... =/
They're all the same to me.
All the roms are belong to me! LOL~
I tend to pick up all the Japanese releases, and only the ones that REALLY interest me from other languages. Interesting English only release (Not that they ever are, ugh), or just sheer curiousity over what sort of translation they did on something.
At the moment I have complete (J) release collections for FC, SFC, GB, GBC, GBA, NDS, M3, and MD. Plus I`m sure there is something I`m forgetting...
Phew. I have no idea how much space they take up, as I burn them when I complete the collection.
Which means that I guess I can burn the GBA collection now....
Just ones I'm interested in. I don't understand "collectors"; what's the point in wasting time, bandwidth and disk space on files I'm never, ever going to use and region duplicates of the same game?
Okay so admittedly it makes sense for a fileserver who's aim is to make those games availiable for others. And don't get me wrong, planning for the future and collecting extra games from other genres that I might move into later makes sense. But downloading Barbie titles and crappy movie games just to say you've got them all in your private collection? Pointless.
I don't get collectors either. I just grab the roms as they come, but I tend to never delete them -.-. I have the majority of the unique N64 roms, but any other system I just download what I think will be good.
I see myself as a preserver of old games, I'm a retro freak, you may say. So, I NEED to have them all. Recently I even started buying licensed Saturn games to make proper dumps of them (cue/bin instead of iso+mp3 bullshit). This is like an archive or library. You have it all and you act as the preserver of it.
Wrath you are a liar you have like every n64 game everyone ur pc and genesis and the original NES game too
I try and get one version of each game, even games for systems not properly emulated yet. Also betas for unfinished games. So I'm not much of a completest but I like to own every game.
I mostly get torrents of complete rom sets and then delete most of the other roms that have multiple releases and then burn them onto a DVD. Only ones I've not bothered with are arcade games but probably will sometime next year.
A complete set of all Xbox games (no PAL/NTSC dupes) is about 1-1.2T.
I used to collect full GoodTools sets, now I collect full No-Intro sets. You never know when you're going to want to play game x, so it's better to catch 'em all.