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-obviously i'd like all these little dumb differentiation things (individual releases, player side) because games are dumb and like to hide all these differences just for the hell of it, especially older games (argh r-type leo ARGH RAIDEN). we need notes for all this bullshit. i've always wanted some movement to find all this crap and store it somewhere.
-add raiden/raiden ii/viper phase 1 just so we can have them all
I've tried to account for the differences I was aware of such as version differences and differences between 1P and 2P, but if I've missed anything or it can be done better let me know. Like you said, older games can be really torturous to add for these reasons (I watched full runs of every port of Parodius Da on Youtube and made lists of which games had which levels). Still, I'll see what I can do to understand raiden 1/2/viper and get them up.
-bwrp has an accel version of every mode. also, what about things like wait etc?
Can add Accel in there. I can add Wait as a secondary option, similar to Mushihimesama's option for rapid fire on/off, and set up Wait On/Off sub-boards.
-not sure people would for elemental gearbolt being a shmup, unless you wanna put up sin and punishment or time crisis (that'd be cool actually! i want a database for video games that isn't useless like cyberscore or twin galaxies)
Oops. I added Elemental Gearbolt while I was testing with just me because I was playing Elemental Gearbolt. I thought I dropped it - I'll pull it out, but I agree that it would be nice to have a system like this for a wider varieties of games in the future!
-not sure why dfk 1.5 isn't separated by ship type as well, i've seen those records
Ship types are separated in sub boards, which are selectable while viewing the score board. They're not really different modes the same way BL's Styles are so I've kept them all under the Arcade Mode banner, with the option to break them out since I know that's important to people with DFK.
-noticing things like "saturn mode" and then all these non-saturn platforms, i assume it's something with the system that you can't fix?
If you mean the filter fields on the scoreboards, it's a tough one to tackle because the fields don't re-populate themselves when the others change. I'm sure there's a way to requery everything if one of those fields changes but I haven't really looked into it yet; in the meantime I think the situation you're describing is fortunately fairly rare.