Mailvox: question format

Shadow #342 had a good question:

Question, VD: what is the file format (eg Excel, Word, etc.) do you want?

Text is fine, but Excel (or to be more precise, .xls or .ods) would be much preferred if you put each element in its own cell, one line per game. That would speed things up considerably. I don’t need the game data formatted this way, just the 10 questions themselves.

[difficulty][question number][question][answer][multiple choice options][correct multiple choice answer]

For example:

[easy][1][On which planet is the game set?][Chiron][1=Hermes;2=Vesta;3=Chiron;4=Eunomia][3]

[easy][2][How many factions were added in Alien Crossfire?][7][1=5;2=6;3=7;4=8][3]

And so forth, where each set of brackets [] indicates a spreadsheet cell.

Please also provide the following information, either in the spreadsheet or in the email to which it is attached:

Game name
Genre: (action, adventure, strategy, rpg, sim)
Decade: (1980, 1990, 2000, 2010)
Designer name (if known)

UPDATE: Jay sent in a set for Civilization II that worked beautifully. Definitely send them in using spreadsheet format. It’s just as easy to make them that way and a lot easier to put them in the database.

We need 10 questions per game, 4 Easy, 3 Medium, 2 Hard, 1 Expert. Easy questions means anyone who has played the game should be able to get them right. The list of games for which we already have the questions is after the jump.

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Agent U.S.A.
Akalabeth: World of Doom
Annals of Rome
Baldur’s Gate 2
Bomberman 64
Civilization II
Civilization IV
Civilization V
Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Conquest of the New World
Counter-strike: Global Offensive
Covert Action
Dark Souls II
Destiny of an Empire
Dominions 4
Donkey Kong
Doom II: Hell on Earth
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Warrior
Dwarf Fortress
Elevator Action
Elite Dangerous
Empire of the Fading Suns
Europa Universalis IV
EVE Online
Executive Suite
Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fallout 3
Fallout: New Vegas
Fantasy General
Galactic Civilizations 2
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
HALO: Combat Evolved
Halo 2
Halo 3
Halo 3: ODST
Halo: Reach
Halo 4
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Heroes of Might and Magic III
King of Dragon Pass
L.A. Noire
Long Live the Queen
Master of Magic
Mechcommander 2
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Phantasy Star Online
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
Pick Axe Pete!
Planescape: Torment
Postal 2
Rebel Assault
Robot Odyssey
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri: Alien Crossfire
Space Quest 3
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Swords and Serpents
System Shock 2
Team Fortress 2
The Bard’s Tale
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Thief 2
Thief Gold
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2013
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Typhoon Thompson and the Quest for the Sea Child
UFO: Enemy Unknown
Ultima V
Ultima VI: The False Prophet
Ultima VII: The Black Gate
Ultima Online
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Warcraft III
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Wasteland 2
Wipeout 2097
Worlds of Ultima: Savage Empire
Worlds of Ultima 2: Martian Dreams
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
X-COM: Terror From the Deep
X-COM: Enemy Unknown