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EmuMovies integration feature: problems with SOME Titles


MMMiguel
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Hello, when trying to import some game's data using my EmuMovies account, the EmuMovies Tab under rightclick on game -> edit ->download graphics/media just shows "game not found in EmuMovies".

If you want to try it out for yourselves, use "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" (Launchbox Db Id #1318). 

I noticed this with 2 official nintendo games, one from the pokemon and one from the zelda franchise. Is this some kind of legal issue and EmuMovies can't offer these games or is it a problem with the naming/connection between the the games in the Database of Emumovies and the Launchbox Database?

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Investigating just a bit further I stumpled upon the FTP access that EmuMovies offers. On their FTP servers the game is always listed as

"Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past (USA)"

Putting in the game's title like that (in launchbox's game title) shows the correct downloads in the "download graphics/media" section for emumovies!

so I think it's an issue with the wording of the title (the word "the" must be at the end of the string, separated with a comma and not at the beginning). I suggest the string should be manipulated accordingly before passing it into the search engine of emumovies (could be a bit problematic because the word "the" title is not put at the actual end of the string but the end of the series title... it's not "Legend of Zelda - A Link to the past, the" after all...)

The reason for the issue with the Pokémon game is the é in the "Pokémon" title, which Launchbox DB does list but EmuMovies doesn't. I suggest an overhaul of the EmuMovies Search String, maybe with multiple tries, using special characters like é the first time and subsequently removing special characters and trying various combinations of the title's words (see the "the" problem).

 

 

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I've been thinking about it, and I think we should be using Hyperlist for our game names and the base game lists for our game db.  Those guys put a lot of work into making sure all the games are represented, including playable homebrew and translations. Also, Emumovies base their names off of Hyperlist, and don't use ':' in their file names.  

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