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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07686 Documentation Minor Always 31 days ago 22 days ago
Tester ArcadeShadow View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To ArcadeShadow Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver sms.cpp
Version 0.221 Fixed in Version 0.222 Build 64-bit
Summary MESS-specific 07686: gamegear [shinobi2]: Incomplete title name
Description The complete name of the game should be:
The GG Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (World)
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Affected Sets / Systems gamegear [shinobi2]
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png file icon BoxCover - TitleScreen.png (135,582 bytes) 31 days ago Uploaded by ArcadeShadow
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26 days ago
Sure, but I'll put "-"(dash) instead of ":" to be consistent with the rest of gamegear.xml

MAME should ideally decide on "sub-title" style it uses, : or - and do the same style everywhere, unless the game title specifically has it.
I have no preference, but if I google around, I see for example Wikipedia using ":" style.

random examples:
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22 days ago
I believe the only reason a dash is used instead of a colon in most of the soft lists is partly due to some of the titles being copied straight from filenames; since Windows cannot use the : character in a filename, a dash was used as a separator. "Title: Subtitle" is much more common than "Title - Subtitle" when not counting filenames.