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So the Retro Achievements website has 'Ys III: Wanderers from Ys' for SNES named 'Wanderers from Ys III.' That is most unfortunate, because I realized earlier that achievements will not show up unless the game is named exactly the way it is on their page. What this means for a user is, that if you want Retro Achievements to work properly for your entire library, you will have to go through and manually rename all of the ones that aren't working. Some of their names are pretty bad (like 'Wanderers from Ys III' ) and I'd never name it that.... but it bothers me, because I want those achievements. Additionally, some games will not show up unless they are listed under the correct platform - Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo must be listed under NEC TurboGrafx-16, and not 'NEC PC Engine-CD' or 'NEC TurboGrafx-CD.' So, these games should be pulling the achievements another way. I think I've figured out a simple way to resolve this issue. Simply add the following two fields to the PlatformName.xml: <RetroAchievementsTitle></RetroAchievementsTitle> <RetroAchievementsPlatform></RetroAchievementsPlatform> And then make these two fields editable within Launchbox, and then make Launchbox/Bigbox use these two fields when pulling data. This would completely solve all problems - if a user isn't seeing the game they wanted to add, they can manually make it working, without having to compromise the 'Platform' or 'Title' that they prefer. So here's two examples (entries shortened to the relevant fields only: Example 1: <Game> <Platform>Super Nintendo Entertainment System</Platform> <RetroAchievementsPlatform><RetroAchievementsPlatform> <RetroAchievementsTitle>Wanderers from Ys III</Title> <Title>Ys III: Wanderers from Ys</Title> </Game> Example 2: <Game> <Platform>NEC PC Engine CD</Platform> <RetroAchievementsPlatform>NEC TurboGrafx-16<RetroAchievementsPlatform> <RetroAchievementsTitle>Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo</Title> <Title>Castlevania: Rondo of Blood</Title> </Game> If the the 'RetroAchievements' fields are the same (same as 'title' and 'platform'), they could just be left blank. This is a great feature, let's get it working properly, and for every game that it was intended to work for. I've made an issue for it here: https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/3722/add-and-fields-into-the-platform-xml-for If you like this solution, please vote on it.
Hello! I just discovered frontend emulation just yesterday, and I also discovered Launchbox and its awesome service, Big Box, today! I've seen videos of people using Retroarch and using it in conjunction with Launchbox. What I'm especially interested in is being able to play games and having the achievement icon be displayed whenever I activate a certain achievement. What I want to know is, is it possible to activate achievements just like in Retroarch in Big Box mode, and if it is possible, where could I find a tutorial? I'm really new to this stuff, and I really want to be able to play retro games while also earning achievements, as I feel that it makes the experience so much more fun.