some issues with mime types

kendell clark coffeekingms at
Sun Jun 3 06:22:43 UTC 2018


I have filed a new bug against shared mime info at, I accidentally
commented on a bug that was not mine, I've attempted to find a way to
delete the comment since it was clearly the wrong bug but I can't find a
remove comment button. This is a feature request, not a problem or bug
in shared mime info itself, but I couldn't find a feature request

Kendell Clark

On 06/02/2018 10:12 PM, kendell clark wrote:
> hi all
> I play a lot of emulated game consoles, from regular nintendo, nes to
> playstation 2, ps2. The freedesktop mime database has no magic detection
> for nes, snes, wanderswan, some of the older atari rom types, and
> doesn't support ps1 or 2 rom images, nor xbox images. I'd like to help
> improve this. I have a couple of ps1 and one ps2 roms I can provide, so
> a magic sequence can be found, because of now caja identifies everything
> with a .bin extension as a "sega cd disk image" when they clearly
> aren't. This doesn't affect playability, I just use mednafen or pcsx2 to
> open the files but it is a little bit confusing. Also, does anyone have
> any desire to improve the set of generic icons for game image files? I
> know that game titles are probably copyright in terms of logos and such,
> but is it possible to provide a blank NES cartridge, or a blank Snes
> cartridge, blank sega cartridge, etc to use as icons instead of the
> generic executible icon? Same for gamecube, wii and playstationa nd xbox
> rom images, if those get added? I have blank dvd's, I'd be happy to take
> pictures of them and remove any branding, and I also have a couple of
> gamecube mini disks, I could do the same thing. I'd also be interested
> in helping improve the existing mime database.
> Thanks
> Kendell Clark

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