10 Year Member
- Jul 2, 2012
I've been juggling with this idea all summer.
Would there be any kind of interest for a big wiki site that would host high quality scans/pictures of known legit pcb boards of games? We already have the way excellent mvs-scan site, but what about something for regular jamma/non jamma titles?
There would be a few issues/conditions...
- The point was already raised in another thread that giving away too much info could help bootleggers get better at their craft. We can avoid this by only allowing pics of legit, confirmed boards.
- We obviously can't use stolen pics lifted from ebay/other sources. The Pics have to be fresh and original
- There should be standards for the submitted pics. Resolutions, lighting conditions, size, etc
- That means the site could use more bandwidth than God
- A wiki site is somewhat easy to use and setup, and would allow users to submit their own material. This could simply moderation and also; we all have lives and we don't want to spend our entire weekends sorting 30mb jpgs
There's so much info scattered around the internet on many forums; having some sort of centralized site would be useful. Let's not forget how the sega-naomi.com forums went down last year for 'an upgrade', and never came back. So much fucking info was lost in this, what a god damn disaster.....
I realise it's a big undertaking, but with time; a site like this could become an useful resource. There are so many variants of boards sometimes with the different regions, it's easy to get confused.