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Fields important to me:

1. Theme

2. Other available platforms a game was released on, so -  "Conversion hardware" or "Conversions" field

3. Setting field (this is a field that Mobygames offers)

You could also add Perspective (top-down etc.), related games, scrolltype (sinlge screen), dimension, viewpoint fields. 

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On ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 2:47 AM, wirtual82 said:

 

2. Other available platforms a game was released on, so -  "Conversion hardware" or "Conversions" field

 

I would love this or an "exclusive" tick box to be there this way people can mark if a game was exclusive to a system. 

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I'd like for that exclusive tick box to be automatically ticked if it was an exclusive, which of course would require work to the database to have that info there in the first place. But that would be so cool, then another option on top of that which allowed you to tick under each platform "display exclusives only". 

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34 minutes ago, damageinc86 said:

I'd like for that exclusive tick box to be automatically ticked if it was an exclusive, which of course would require work to the database to have that info there in the first place. But that would be so cool, then another option on top of that which allowed you to tick under each platform "display exclusives only". 

Right exactly.  If it's ticked in the DB it should be auto populated in launchbox/big box and even be a sort by option.

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I would like a related games fields, if you select a game then it will show you other games that has belong to its serie or the same game in other platforms.

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On 2016-05-04 at 9:38 AM, Soundtrackgeek said:
M-6502 said The multiplayer mode options seem good. Additional field suggestions: - Alternate Title (as mentioned above) - Media (Floppy, Cassette, Cartridge, CD, DVD, etc.) - Manual

Back in the day I had a Commodore 64 and me and every one I knew had cassettes only. Those fancy (and huge) disc drives weren't common in Europe I believe. I am adding a bunch of C64 games to the database, but there is no image type for cassette currently. It gives me that extra nostalgia boost when I see one... Pirates! Would love to have this option.

Also there would be great to have "Cassette Case" as Image Type too.

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29 minutes ago, heelsinc said:

just put the cassette image under "cart" no?

yes if you put cassettes in your cart folder it will show the cassettes as carts

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Im not sure if this has been mentioned already but it would be great to have a  new field for fruit machines like you have for pinball machines as it would also help to keep the arcade game looking organised and tidy

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On 26/04/2016 at 5:51 AM, Jason Carr said:

I'll be adding new fields soon to the database. I want to add all new fields in one fell swoop so I figured we should discuss it first. Open to ideas and suggestions about new fields to add. First off, one field I want to add is Series, to match the Series field that we have in LaunchBox. Beyond that, I want to better handle the description for multiplayer games. Right now we have "Max Players" and "Cooperative" but that doesn't quite cover all the details. At first I thought about replacing Max Players and adding a new "Play Mode" field to match the one in LaunchBox with options like "2-Player Alternating" and "2-Player Simultaneous", but with online games these days I'm thinking that would get unruly fast. So my current plan is to keep "Max Players" and add a new field called "Multiplayer Modes" with these options: Alternating Simultaneous Cooperative Online Split-Screen This would eliminate the Cooperative check box (we can move the data over to the new field easily). Also, of course you would be able to select several of these options at once. Looking for feedback on the above and also any new fields you think are important to add. Thanks guys! I'd like to nail these down before I implement the last major piece, which is adding new games.

Hi Jason, 

I am very supportive of the "Multiplayer Modes" field and really hope it's still on your radar please.   

I've been frustrated for a while that there is no way (that I'm aware of) that I can filter my collection of games to the ones that support local multiplayer and local coop games.   From what I can figure out, although there are currently "Max Players" and "Cooperative" fields that can be filtered, there is no way to then figure on local multiplayer.  The aim is that when friends show up, you can quickly filter down to a set of games that are appropriate for the crowd to play quickly without hours of Googling before actually starting a game.

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17 hours ago, Ugoogalizer said:

Hi Jason, 

I am very supportive of the "Multiplayer Modes" field and really hope it's still on your radar please.   

I've been frustrated for a while that there is no way (that I'm aware of) that I can filter my collection of games to the ones that support local multiplayer and local coop games.   From what I can figure out, although there are currently "Max Players" and "Cooperative" fields that can be filtered, there is no way to then figure on local multiplayer.  The aim is that when friends show up, you can quickly filter down to a set of games that are appropriate for the crowd to play quickly without hours of Googling before actually starting a game.

Just add local coop or online coop. You can add whatever you want in that field

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2 hours ago, mcfilmmakers said:

Just add local coop or online coop. You can add whatever you want in that field

Thanks. From what I can see, I cannot put what I want in the "Max Players" or "Cooperative" field in the shared database.  I can put what I want in the "Play Mode" field that I can access in my local database, which would be a non-trivial task to perform and would not be made available back to the cloud Launchbox Games Database, meaning ultimately any effort would not be shared with the community.  Finally if there was a way to upload it back to the cloud (that I'm unaware of), then entering free text like this into such a field would ultimately end up with a whole range of non-standard, inconsistent terms being used which could make the effort in vain anyway.  

A "Multiplayer Modes" field that only allows certain values in the cloud Games Database would solve many of these problems, and implementation of https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/285/additional-scraper-options by scraping Co-Optimus (or similar) would be a great way to sourcing the required information rather than manually entering it.

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Thanks guys, I will re-evaluate the multiplayer fields situation for the upcoming poll and it'll probably end up as an item on the poll (grouped in with other fields most likely).

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