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  1. I hope this doesnt offend anyone but I think that MAME scores and having my RA in LB is one of my favorite updates to LB in the past year. It really has enhanced the way I play older games. Seeing that either one of those are available tempts me to launch it! However, there is something I REALLY would like to see in LB that might not be too difficult and that is if we could have an update where the way RA works is actually like MAME and gets it's own field. Currently RA just shows up on the sidebar because it pulls it to display but if LB could somehow have an actual field for RA Is supported. The reason that would be nice is because then I could make playlists for it, or have them all show up at once. But let's think about playlists. It seems the next step would be to actually have LB tell you more than just whether there is support for these things or not (Y/N) but if it could report the score you could do quite a bit. You could then make playlists for both MAME and RA (is MAME HIGH SCORE >, < or = to 0, etc) and same for RA ( IS GAME Retro Score % <. >, = 0) then we could use LB to generator RA Achievement lists (Completed, Incomplete) and MAME leaderboards Because then you could use LB to keep tally on when you fall behind or when someone beats your position for 1st on centipede and whatnot!
  2. going step through step i overlooked this because... I saw the lines were already in another section. adding them to this section though (in addition to maybe doing a second thing mentioned along the way in this thread) managed to fix it and my scores are posting now. Thank You! It is cool to have this in addtion to retroachievements
  3. oh God lol A custom Sort order (in the same way it exists for platform sorting) would be a pragmatic solution maybe for when the user who is so inclined to correct an offending title does indeed happen upon it. And yea, this example is a bit unique since they bandy about the "007" somewhere in the mix as a marketing gimmick. The sad fact is you have to take this up with the publishers themselves. the game was indeed GOLDENEYE: 007. informally known as Goldeneye and sometimes addressed to goldeneye 64 (i know you are talking about the DS version but i want to raise the point anyway since many games were affixed with the -64, in this case even though tis not part of the published title and someone would want to do it here as well the way you opt for this change) Either way, annoying I agree and feel your pain lol EDIT: oh cool... I actually hadn't noticed the ability to edit a game > Other > Sort Title
    Thanks for making this. I've been using it for a year or so now. It's a nice dark theme and I got it because I wanted the dark sidebars in addition to narrow spacing when one has many platforms.
  4. oh wow. excellent theme. very minimal and clean looking with maximimum real estate for game boxes. I especially like a lack of scrolling on the details panel and the integrated fan art or whatever. My only concern would be if it chops text off in certain place/at certain times/on certain views, under the game, boxes but it looks solid and I hope you release it
  5. Yeah I been doing that slowly its just taking a long time. I've been adopting things over to the MAME format and cleaning up the more stupid and redundant ones. I guess that's the only real solution and i'll have to do it one platform at a time. focusing on which problem genres exist for which platform. And maintaining a text file of default ones (for like PC/Windows games) that i want to switch the the MAME format. I personally like the MAME Format that subtypes different things like "Sports / Volleyball" rather than a billion games just 'sports' and am adapting my games to go that route. I like multi genre format and think its a great way to screen for games you want to play with a very large library and the automatic population of playlists is really awesome. Maybe casual users just hand pick the things they are familiar with to play but those of us looking to explore older stuff this is a major feature that is held back by this little hitch Another thing down the road that would be maybe overkill but still really worthwhile for some of us would be a rules creation system of some kind that allows importing a game and then declaring that if pulled metadata 'meets this filter' it automatically gets an override to become translated to 'this tag.' That way if you want "FPS" "First Person Shooter" "1st Person Shooter" etc to all become translated to "Shooter / First Person" upon import in the effort of maintaining consistency with little maintenance. Maybe even a Custom rules creation override for metadata upon import might be useful in other ways. (For example it would be tricky but a user could do neat things like: If 'Times Played' =>0 AND 'User Rating' =<black> edit tag 'Status' ='Backlogged' That would mean if you ever launched a game but didnt rate it it goes to a backlog 'shelf' (the default shelf being imported roms) until you move it to a 'played' shelf or other system depending on how you sort it. Probably Very few people who actually do that but I mirror my shelves on the website grouvee.com to match my launchbox.
  6. Yes I agree. And my shooters are a big mess too, lol. The first problem is consistency. You'll have shooters, FPS, First Person Shooter, First-Person Shooter, Shooter / First Person. But the second problem is the user can't really edit this data in a sane way (and i think they should be able to customize all their genres and revert to a default that is consistent if they change their mind down the road) The cause of this problem seems to be that different platforms have different Genre declaration methods because they were sourced differently? For mine I have different styles of genres for Windows/steam, wikipedia, Arcade/MAME, the launchbox DB, and some odd things I cleaned up from Atari 800. I have stupid things too for arcade games like 'climbing / building" and "whac-a-mole / puzzle" i cleaned those up though (I think that's some kind of MAME database but i'm unsure how i went about it) It would be great like so great if you could just right click the Genre and say "Rename" like you can with a platform when you list by platforms. Same with developers (those are a mess as well. Do we need 20+ derivatives of Midway?) Maybe thats feasible? it seems to be the most intuitive approach. Someone had made a bulk editor for genres at one point, but perhaps there would be a bit of an search editor which could more smartly (and safely) search any field replacing something with something else? This could be helpful, For example: Change [Platform] "NES" to "Nintendo Entertainment System" (Renaming platforms causes probably EVERY user grief at some point when they discover you can't just do that! Heck, I know the drill by now and I still sometimes forget how to update it after i rename something in LaunchBox, so might as well make a more straightforward and easier way of renaming everything?) Change [Genre] "Shooter" to "Shooter / First Person" and also give it the ability to preserve secondary [Genre] Tags by only targeting and isolating the first. And someday you might change your mind and want to lump them all into "FPS" so why not have a tool that lets you do it? A tool like this would be great because it would allow a user to download metadata then rearrange it as they saw fit if they wanted. or change things down the road (Lets just rename all those Tactical FPS and regular FPS and open world FPS to "FPS") And if the user decides they dont like that decision maybe an option to revert ot default meta data for the same isolated search results of FPS? I'd spend the time to do it manually and load up an XML into editpadpro but currently the genre info is stored in each and every platform so you'd have to go through each one. or do it internally. Neither are really viable. that'd be a chore. I still might do it, focusing on the more bigger ones like Flight simulators and things that just annoy me the most.
  7. if this isnt a quick fix kinda issue might move this to news or bugs to lower multiple thread type confusion. Game I was trying to add was a shortcut to Undertale. Oh well, Undertale fan art probably is full of spoilers anyway
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