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Scraper misses Super Mario Advance 1

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I think I have had issues with this title before. Super Mario Advance refuses to be imported into the library. The sequels import and operate fine but this one seems to stubbornly resist both Launchbox and the scraper. Is this known?

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Chances are the name of the game, or the name on the Database are just slightly off. I do recall this one having issues, but a name revision might help...

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What do you think I should try?

 

edit: The database link is http://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/details/2225

During the import process, should I manually edit the name to something like this? The rom name is: "Super Mario Advance (USA, Europe).gba". The importer parses the name as:

Name File Extension Disc
Super Mario Advance D:\Games\Emulators\GBA\Roms\Super Mario Advance (USA, Europe).gba .gba  
Edited by Bedwyr

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Yeah that did it.

 

Perhaps this should be considered vis a vis the scraper algorithm. While understandable that the algorithm probably got hung up on which SM advance game it was, IMO the algorithm should always at least process the official no-intro title correctly. I know it's just a minor inconvenience, but the no-intro convention is so common that it seems an algorithm ought to always catch these cases.

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The problem though is that the entries don't always have the No-Intro name. I am more concerned having the real names up than the name a group gave it, and there's a lot of mistakes (especially in Japanese games). So, sure, as a base No-Intro would be good (I actually agree to some extent) but someone would have to put all those names in and create entries for them. There's lots of things that the Database needs. Maybe @Jason Carr will get to them soon (like merging and using alternate names), but this is exactly what the alt name box is for, not just more regions.

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No objection per se. Wouldn't it be reasonable, though, to associate the no-intro sets into the search algorithm and pre-associate as an initial heuristic? I don't think that would increase search time much and it would sort of work as a "dictionary attack" to start the algorithm with as you say, as a baseline.

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