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what is a TCR list?

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i was watching a GDC video on this (http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/03/09/news_6120142.html) website and the speaker said stuff about a TCR list getting bigger. so i was wondering what a TCR list is.

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no idea what it stands for but to develop for consoles you need to meet the TCR requirements for that platform. For the PS2 it's stuff like: "user has to be able to cancel movies", "the X button has to be the button to do certain things in the GUI", etc. basically large sets of rules so that all games on a given platform have consistency that you as a user probably don't consciously notice, but which make many of the game controls feel "intuitive" when you pick up a new title. They also serve to provide a "good user experiencee" (like XBOX requires that there is never a screen displayed in which nothing is moving, this way you never wonder if the XBOX has crashed)...

-me

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TCR is "technical certification requirements", its a list that console manufacturers use to check out games before they allow you to publish them.

Alan

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it's a 'must have' to be able to publish a game on consoles. Requirements from the console manufacturer. If you fail TCR (TRC, ect...), then you must fix the bugs, and re-submit, with added costs. THe game can be as shit as you like (almost), as long as TRC certificates are all green, you can publish the game.

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