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OverClocked ReMix Design ?'s and Issues

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speaking of, we still need the steam field

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Is there any way to get a notification if someone quoted me in a thread? It would be a great way of keeping track if someone is directly replying to something I may have said, in a more specific manner. (As opposed to subscribing to the thread and checking all the posts manually)

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I haven't worried much about this up until now, when it blocked me from loading up the newest mixpost... Here's some screenshots:

http://www.abadoss.net/photos/OCR-Error1.jpg

http://www.abadoss.net/photos/OCR-Error2.jpg

http://www.abadoss.net/photos/OCR-Error3.jpg

{WinXP, IE8}

If you'll notice, there's a white box that is covering a part of the page. I think it's related to the YouTube embedding. If you look on the second and third screenshot, the position of the box changes depending on whether I have the YouTube previous expanded. Plus, the box didn't appear on the front page until after the YouTube clip was no longer there. Is this a quick fix?

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Is Metal Monkey from Secret of Monkey Island (the mix page and review thread's 1st post say so) or Escape from Monkey Island (like the review thread's overt title and the file name in the latest torrent)? I see the latter in OCR's database, but no listed mixes.

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Is Metal Monkey from Secret of Monkey Island (the mix page and review thread's 1st post say so) or Escape from Monkey Island (like the review thread's overt title and the file name in the latest torrent)? I see the latter in OCR's database, but no listed mixes.

If you read Ryan's sub letter in the judging decision, it's representing Escape. There are a handful of game reassignments we still need to make live on the site to reflect corrections I've made for the torrents, but we'll get everything updated soon.

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Isn't the source in both games regardless?

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Isn't the source in both games regardless?

Yep. However, game assignment can only go to one game; when I know which specific game inspired the ReMixer, I use that.

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What about ReMixes from games that have been released on several consoles? For example, http://ocremix.org/game/624/fallout-3-xb360 lists no remixes, but http://ocremix.org/game/623/fallout-3-ps3 and http://ocremix.org/game/622/fallout-3-win do. Is this just an oversight?

You say game assignment can only go to one game, and in the case of the only Fallout 3 ReMix on the site (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02077/), it's assigned to the PS3 version, but apparently, 2 games (database-wise), both the Windows and the PS3 versions of Fallout 3 list ORC02077 as being ReMixes of them (which totally makes sense other than that the Xbox version doesn't list that same ReMix). So what's stopping both Escape and Secret from listing OCR00670 (even if the ReMix itself only lists Escape)? There are several ReMixes that use sources from several different games and only list one game, but the game pages themselves all list that same ReMix (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02496/ being one example).

EDIT: I noticed the Windows version's list of songs refers to songs actually listed as being songs from the PS3 soundtrack. I am assuming, therefore, that the reason that the Xbox version doesn't list the ReMix is because it doesn't list the songs, either (which it should). Unless the song ReMixed in OCR00670 is identically the same in both the Monkey Island games, it wouldn't make sense to have either game refer to a song that's listed as being part of the other game, or you'd have to crosscheck every time a ReMix is posted whether the song it is a ReMix of exists in another game (take the Zelda overworld theme. Good lord). So... I guess it makes sense to do things the way you're doing them now (besides OCR02077 not being listed under the Xbox version of the game, that is, but again, I'm guessing that's just an oversight).

Edited by Dafydd

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The following games are listed as Windows games, despite being (first) released for MS-DOS:

DOOM: http://ocremix.org/game/110/doom-win

Released in 1993 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/doom and to Windows only in 1995 as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/doom

Star Control 2: http://ocremix.org/game/351/star-control-ii-win

Released in 1992 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/star-control-ii - there's no Windows release at all for the original SC2 (contra the open-source Ur-Quan Masters).

7th Guest: http://ocremix.org/game/26/7th-guest-win

Released in 1993 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/7th-guest and to Windows only in 1997 as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/7th-guest

Legend of Kyrandia: http://ocremix.org/game/342/legend-of-kyrandia-win

Released in 1992 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/legend-of-kyrandia and to Windows (3.x) in 1993 as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/legend-of-kyrandia 2012 edit: the latter has actually disappeared from MobyGames (the link goes to the Amiga release) Wikipedia doesn't list a Windows release.

Doom 2: http://ocremix.org/game/111/doom-ii-hell-on-earth-win

1994 for DOS: http://www.mobygames.com/game/doom-ii_

1995 for Windows: http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/doom-ii_

2012 edit: working links. I also notice that the 1995 Window release data (GT Interactive as a publisher) looks correct on OCR, it's just that the 1994 DOS release was the first one.

Highway Hunter: http://ocremix.org/game/503/highway-hunter-win

Only a DOS release in 1995: http://www.mobygames.com/game/highway-hunter

King's Quest V: http://ocremix.org/game/294/kings-quest-v-absence-makes-the-heart-go-yonder-win

DOS looks like the earliest release platform (1990): http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/kings-quest-v-absence-makes-the-heart-go-yonder

Win (3.x) in 1992: http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/kings-quest-v-absence-makes-the-heart-go-yonder

Mechwarrior 2: http://ocremix.org/game/278/mechwarrior-2-31st-century-combat-win

DOS release predates the Windows release by a few months: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/mechwarrior-2-31st-century-combat vs http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/mechwarrior-2-31st-century-combat

Command & Conquer: http://ocremix.org/game/76/command-and-conquer-win

According to Wikipedia, it was first released for MS-DOS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_%26_Conquer_(video_game) (MobyGames only listed 1995 for both)

--Eino

Bumping after 2+ years. ;) edit: Links checked and fixed.

--Eino

Edited by evktalo
fix links

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Tiny suggestion that would add a nice extra touch to ReMix pages/topic discussions: Use a video game character image appropriate for the ReMix. Any ReMixes that have an image assigned to them will override the random image. I don't think it is too hard to do programatically, but I know it will just be tedious to assign a specific image to hundreds of them. Not all of them would have a specific image, as there are many games either too under-represented/obscure that there's an available character image from them.

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What about ReMixes from games that have been released on several consoles? For example, http://ocremix.org/game/624/fallout-3-xb360 lists no remixes, but http://ocremix.org/game/623/fallout-3-ps3 and http://ocremix.org/game/622/fallout-3-win do. Is this just an oversight?

You say game assignment can only go to one game, and in the case of the only Fallout 3 ReMix on the site (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02077/), it's assigned to the PS3 version, but apparently, 2 games (database-wise), both the Windows and the PS3 versions of Fallout 3 list ORC02077 as being ReMixes of them (which totally makes sense other than that the Xbox version doesn't list that same ReMix). So what's stopping both Escape and Secret from listing OCR00670 (even if the ReMix itself only lists Escape)? There are several ReMixes that use sources from several different games and only list one game, but the game pages themselves all list that same ReMix (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02496/ being one example).

EDIT: I noticed the Windows version's list of songs refers to songs actually listed as being songs from the PS3 soundtrack. I am assuming, therefore, that the reason that the Xbox version doesn't list the ReMix is because it doesn't list the songs, either (which it should). Unless the song ReMixed in OCR00670 is identically the same in both the Monkey Island games, it wouldn't make sense to have either game refer to a song that's listed as being part of the other game, or you'd have to crosscheck every time a ReMix is posted whether the song it is a ReMix of exists in another game (take the Zelda overworld theme. Good lord). So... I guess it makes sense to do things the way you're doing them now (besides OCR02077 not being listed under the Xbox version of the game, that is, but again, I'm guessing that's just an oversight).

Yeah, that's a known issue with how games on similar platforms work. Need some extra coders. :-)

Bumping after 2+ years. ;) edit: Links checked and fixed.

--Eino

I haven't forgotten this, though it'll be a while before it's all fixed, since I want to carefully go through these. Once the systems are corrected in the actual mix tags in the next torrent update, then I can focus on working with djp to correct the database.

Tiny suggestion that would add a nice extra touch to ReMix pages/topic discussions: Use a video game character image appropriate for the ReMix. Any ReMixes that have an image assigned to them will override the random image. I don't think it is too hard to do programatically, but I know it will just be tedious to assign a specific image to hundreds of them. Not all of them would have a specific image, as there are many games either too under-represented/obscure that there's an available character image from them.

Interesting idea. This likely wouldn't happen for years, but I'll at least give things a look as far as matching up characters to games. If djp ever has free time to code something like this, maybe it could happen. Not likely, but I like the idea.

x68k's Akumajo Dracula is listed as a 2001 game, which is the PS1 version release year. X68000 version came out in 1993. wikipedia

Good catch. Fixed.

Edited by Liontamer

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Track 'Hogtied' from album The Sound of Speed is Remix of Boss Theme from 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog, Boss Theme & Scrap Brain Zone from 8-bit Sonic the Hedgehog, but 8-bit StH isn't pointed in the line 'Game(s)'. Fix it, please.

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Thanks for the reply Larry!

There's a broken link in this mix's writeup: the "second time covering the main theme.." link is lacking the forward slash in the url.

--Eino

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I have an interesting suggestion. What if (obviously for V6) instead of a Latest ReMixes sidebar on the right, we put it across the top of the page? People tend to look at the top of a page more often than the bottom, so mixes that currently are nearing the bottom of the page may get less recognition, but it seems reasonable to believe that OCR wants approximately equal recognition for the Latest ReMixes. :) (Or do you think this would draw too much attention away from the Latest Release/Announcements?)

Edited by timaeus222

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Whenever I make a research (using the search bar) with the letter "é", I get an error. Don't know if other letters/symbols do the same.

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[deleted- not a site design issue]

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I downloaded a torrent, but how do i get to the songs? it is not working by just opening the file!

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Are you running the torrent using a BitTorrent client?

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After the last VBulletin downtime, I keep having to re-login despite checking Remember Me. The OCR VBulletin cookies expire in 24 hours, so I'm guessing that's the issue.

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The source for 356 seems wrong, it's the good old Vampire Killer - I can't hear

in there.

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The source for 356 seems wrong, it's the good old Vampire Killer - I can't hear
in there.

That was a mistake from a looooong time ago when the community seeded the first list of source tunes for the mixes, so good catch! Should be fixed shortly.

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It would appear that the notice with the amount of messages you have, together with your login name, in the right top corner is gone. Was this done on purpose or is it a glitch?

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Might be a glitch, since it's still there on my screen. Slightly more to the left than usual though.

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