In the end its pheonton decision
>Badges don't make sense if you don't want the additional traffic.
for me it doesnt make much sense since
- If you already on the games homepage you don't need to find the game anymore(keep in mind this is a database so its primary goal is to let people find games for linux)
- Everybody can link to its gamepage but why would someone does it? you find probably more info on the games homepage than on its lgdb gamepage.
Forum topic: Runs too fast
Seems like it is like this on every machine. I'd say there is not really a game here since it is impossible to interact reasonable with the gaming environment.
I thought lgdb.org would like to get linked from other Websites. But you are right. Badges don't make sense if you don't want the additional traffic.
On GNU/Linux this has several hoops for you to jump through and they are burning. Worst of them is the bad documentation.
Visit on lgdb" or a badge that displays the lgdb rank like "5 of 3000 on lgdb"?
>not sure why this should make sense also voting/ranking/ppl is probably bad since its just to easy to modificate.
Forum topic: add new field for games
>>- Will be great to have a "First Release" field for all games.
I personally don't use the release field anymore since the most games stay up-to-date due package managers, integrated updaters or clients like steam
>>- A field for filter "Indie" game would be nice too, to see only big commercial...
also you can hide opensource games I don't think we need more categories
>>Auto import for all Steam Games will be nice. Steam got a API, and import all database will be easier than type all games.
not sure, for me steam games are still not linux games since you always need the client.
secondly, If you use steam you need no gamedb since you are browsing the steam shop.
>>And posibility to edit Game engine.
>> http://www.lgdb.org/engine/adventure-game-studio who isn't a game replacement
there are many AGS games that are windows only so i would consider it a replacement engine
Forum topic: add new field for games
Thanks for your input, i try to answer everything.
Disclaimer: All questions are serious, even though they might sound abrasive and defendant. ;)
> "- Will be great to have a "First Release" field for all games. Release field is not really revelant because is the Release of the last patch. (And possibility to use only a year, because for all game it's not easy to find exact date)"
Why would a first release field be relevant? We picked last release because it gives an idea how "active" or "current" the game is.
> "- A field for filter "Indie" game would be nice too, to see only big commercial games. Because if I want to play a racing game, I want to see Game like GRID Autosport not TuxRacer :)"
This is highly subjective and we need very robust criteria for that, i can definitely see the potential.
> "- Auto import for all Steam Games will be nice. Steam got a API, and import all database will be easier than type all games. http://store.steampowered.com/search/?&category1=998&os=linux (link is external). And field for Steam like "Controller support" can be useful."
We work with the api to get the prices, i can see this to be very useful also for the other sites we support. But someone has to do it and my holidays are over :(
> "Because yet the search got lots of options, but i don't think it's really usable."
Well, the main reason is the stupid internal search mechanism, we tried to work around that the best we could but it is definitely a weak point and much criticized in the past. but i just checked and there might be an easy to implement options around.
> "And posibility to edit Game engine."
ok, thats a first, but of course a valid point especially after this section got so much love from our tireless admin ssf.