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Sideburns Thursday 18 February 2016 at 0:02

There are a number of games here that I'm curious about and would like to try.  However, I've been burned a few times by programs that need more RAM, a better graphics card or a faster CPU than I have, and once or twice by programs that didn't turn out to be what I expected.  (One interesting game turned out to be a 2D side-scrolling "adventure" instead of the 3D game that the blurb implied.)  Is there any reason that each offering doesn't include a brief description of the game, including minimum reuirements?

petch Thursday 18 February 2016 at 7:30

Installation scripts are contributed, descriptions are contributed.

Requirements are a more difficult question than it seems, because requirements under emulation could be different from the requirements under native environment. The latter could be added to the description, but would be at best just an indication.


Sideburns Thursday 18 February 2016 at 23:33

Even a rough estimate is better than nothing.  If you know that a game requires 8 GB under Windows, you're not going to expect it to run in 4 GB under Linux, and the same reasoning is true for disk space and graphics.  Even if all that's listed is the OEM's requirements under Windows, it's a start, especially if it's made clear that that's what's offered.

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