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Author Topic: Does a utility exist for auditing games to determine genre, # of players, etc?  (Read 3957 times)

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Hi all. My significant other and I have been playing more games together during this pandemic. I would like to find games for different consoles that are two player and in the action/adventure genre. Whenever I Google "two player games for xyz" I usually just find lists of co-op games. We actually prefer games like Super Mario Brothers where each player gets their own turn. Is there a utility or database out there that would have that kind of information? I think what I'm looking for would be a program similar to ROMLister, but for console games.

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You are really bad at google then.   For one of your first questions here your answer should have been a program that uses controls.dat (that'll help you sort by controls, ect) and for this the answer is a program that uses nplayers.ini  They've only been around for over 10 years.  ;)

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You are really bad at google then.   For one of your first questions here your answer should have been a program that uses controls.dat (that'll help you sort by controls, ect) and for this the answer is a program that uses nplayers.ini  They've only been around for over 10 years.  ;)

Do those files contain data for console games? I've always been under the impression that they were just for arcade games. If the do contain console game info, what program would I feed those into to generate a list of 2 player games by genre or to audit a rom set in order to filter out everything but those types of games?

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Honestly I'm not sure these days.   Since mame merged with mess the console games should be in there for nplayers.ini   As for controls.dat that would be a rather silly thing to add considering 99.9% of the games on any given console would just use the stock gamepad.