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Localized Wikipedia sites ?

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Hi,

I'm new to Launchbox and so far I think it is a really great front end ! I wondered if there is a way to request localized version of Wikipedia to get game details ? I mean, I have no problem with english but I still prefer my language :)

It would be great because if doable, I wont have to copy/paste info manually for each game notes ;)

thx

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To be honest, the Wikipedia scraper has a lot of issues, and has been debated on being dropped all together. I noticed that it causes issues with scraping if you import your games and have that box checked. It works ok if you edit a game after the fact, and try and choose Wikipedia for that one game, you can get some info there, but it's still not a great solution and something we added a long time ago thinking it would help. It really didn't. xD So I honestly don't know how much Jason will want to work on the Wikipedia Scraper unless he's removing it, and even then he has been so busy he hasn't even done that.

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I understand :) Too Bad, I think I'll have to make a script then to modify the notes node in the xml files with data from wikipedia when available

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Yea, I feel bad, the more scrapers the better, but our focus should be on our own Database, it's the only way we can know for sure that it's functioning right and we can build it to our every need.

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