Thank you for expressing an interest in contributing to RF Generation and it's growing database. These guidelines will help you understand how our database works and hopefully answer all your questions as to how to submit hardware and hardware information.
One thing to note however, we do not accept submissions of pirated or illegal hardware.
If you do not understand something you see here in this guide, or have questions of any kind, please PM a staff member. We are here to help you and are all well versed in how these submission scripts work.
(must fulfill all requirements)
If you wish to add an all-new gaming system we don't have a section for yet and it meets all of these requirements, PM an Admin for help. After careful consideration and research we will add it for you or direct you to the section you may have missed in your search, whichever applies.
*Special note* As with all hardware submissions regardless of the category they fall under, please remember that part numbers and/or UPC/Barcodes are of the utmost importance. These help us sort out minute variations and revisions as well as regions in some cases. If you cannot find a part number and/or a UPC/Barcode for your item, feel free to post a request for help or PM a staff member and we'll help you find one. Worst case scenario, you can submit a picture of the item as an identifier if all else fails, but only after a search for a part/UPC has been performed and that staff are aware of an impending image submission so we approve the initial submission.
(any of the following)
When adding a hardware variation, remember to use the variation field right under the title to name and specify what the variation is. Examples are Game Boy Color [Pikachu Edition] or Gamecube Controller [Platinum]. Here's the list of hardware variation types:
Exceptions can be discussed on a item to item basis. The two major “multiple system” items that should not at all are cleaning kits and game cases. It's too easy to market a cleaning kit for a CD/DVD and slap on a game system's name. The only exception is if it came with a specific tool for a particular system like a security bit or a unique shaped item like a NES/SNES cleaning kit.
Any game case that is submitted has to be specific to one system and also a retail product. If it says “VHS or game system” then no, because it's too generic.
To avoid more duplicate entries in the future, the following will be required for approval of new submissions: