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Annoying Questions

Q: Do you know where to get the ROM ___ ?
A: Generally not. It's best for you to take a look on any of the sites listed in the Roms locator.

Q: Do you know where to buy ___ ?
A: Nope. Look for Auctions (like ebay) or for Used Games at the ODP.

Things you may have wondered.

Q: What's your test machine for the compatibilty tests?
A: E8400. 2048MB RAM. 8600GT. XP
Previously:
Pentium IV @ 2 GHz. 512MB RAM. NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64. WinME. until 2008-05-09
Pentium IV @ 2 GHz. 256MB RAM. NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64. WinME. until ?
Pentium III @ 450 MHz. 128MB RAM. ASUS APG-V3400TNT (Riva TNT compatible). Win98SE. until 2002-11-03
Pentium II @ 350 MHz. 128MB RAM. ASUS APG-V3400TNT (Riva TNT compatible). Win98SE. until 2002-05-12
Pentium II @ 350 MHz. 128MB RAM. SiS6226. Win98SE. until 2002-03-29

Q: What is needed for a patch to be included in the Games Informer?
A: It must be in some patch format (ips or ppf). Only the patch with the highest percentage is listed.

Q: How is the rating calculated?
A: See below.
If playable start value is 1.00
Minor sound disharmonies, minor sound error, minor graphic error, little slow: -0.05
Moderate sound disharmonies, moderate sound error, moderate graphic error, slow: -0.10
High sound disharmonies, major sound error, major graphic error, very slow: -0.15
Features missing required for full experience (link cable, multiple inputs, saving): -0.15
[hardly playable] tag: -0.15
[unplayable] tag, start value is 0.00. +0.05 - +0.15 for quality of sound. +0.05 - +0.15 for quality of graphic.
[windowed] tag: info that the emulator was used in windowed mode as full screen showed some error.

Q: And the tests are made against which rom image?
A: The topmost listed. Other version may have another compatibility but this seldom the case (If it is known it will be noted in the test).

Q: Can I help you?
A: If you know a new URL of any of the websites listed here you could email it. Also you could start as an editor at the ODP, as a FAQ writer at GameFAQs or as a contributer at the UVL (The larger these get, the more do I profit).