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Old 21 November 2011, 13:53   #1
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Understanding Game ADF filenames

I have an interest in Amiga games, and I've come across a collection of 20,000 or so games that are named like these examples here:

Aaargh! (1988)(Melbourne House)[cr PRD].adf
Abandoned Places 2 (1993)(I.C.E.)(En-De)(Disk 1 of 5)[cr Crystal].adf
Advanced LASER CHESS (1989)(Compute Publications)[cr Piranhas].adf
Airball (1989)(Microdeal)[cr Black Monks][t +1].adf
I can't imagine who could come up with a more complicated naming convention for such files!

I can only assume that the first thing is the game title, the year of release in brackets, the publisher in brackets, and so forth.

But what does [cr ?] in square brackets mean? Cracked, so the copy protection is removed? Who are PRD? Who are Black Monks? Is one group better than the other?

Lastly, what does [t +1] mean? I have no idea about that at all.

This collection I've got has about, on average, half-a-dozen variations of each game, so I can imagine once I've sorted through them all I'll only end up with something like 4000 games.

Why complicate it like this?

I also have a collection of C64 games, but they're all zipped, meaning two double-clicks every time I want to play one in C64 Forever!

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Ah, I see, so it's official. Thank you!
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