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Im doing the Amiga set in ADF format

Trying to add some roms, does not take them all, even if i try same rom from different set?

The roms are in zip files

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No i have checked it, those roms it does not import it can't find with search

It's strange

With Launchbox roms it adds some roms, with the database on FS-UAE it does not add same roms? Éven if openretro says the games exists but not on my list on FS-UA

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I'd be interested in finding out why this is happening as well.  I've got over two thousand SNES roms and only 172 are imported.  Lots of well-known commercial releases simply aren't coming through to the database.

 

Edit: I've been playing around with the import features. What I've done is imported the files, instead of importing the folder.  Click the first file on the list, scroll to the bottom and while holding shift, click the last file. Not sure what causes importing via folder to miss so many games, but it seems that being a bit more direct with the instruction did the trick for those SNES games, which now shows up as a few over eight hundred.

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On 8/11/2018 at 4:33 AM, ultranothing said:

I'd be interested in finding out why this is happening as well.  I've got over two thousand SNES roms and only 172 are imported.  Lots of well-known commercial releases simply aren't coming through to the database.

 

Edit: I've been playing around with the import features. What I've done is imported the files, instead of importing the folder.  Click the first file on the list, scroll to the bottom and while holding shift, click the last file. Not sure what causes importing via folder to miss so many games, but it seems that being a bit more direct with the instruction did the trick for those SNES games, which now shows up as a few over eight hundred.

One year later, there are still problems with many sets. Let's take the SNES example. I try to import the folder of a well known pack of 777 SNES games 😉 ...Launchbox imports only 700 (but the readme file 😋).

Next I marked all titles in the folder and import again >> 1 new game imported. I don't know the name of the game because Launchbox did not tell me. It's not very transparent at this point. I can't even say exactly what games are missing because the titles are not 100% in order, so it would take forever to check all games. But 2 of the missing SNES games are "B.O.B." and "Jelly Boy".

 

For me, the trasparency and reliability of a frontend is much more important than it's looks. (Better don't start talking about the speed of bigbox 😉)

So I really don't understand why the forum is not full about that. If I import to ANY other frontend (f.e. AttractMode), all 777 titles are there. Same with any other set.

Is there a trick I am missing? I did not find a solution in this forum. Please help!

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I did some testing recently and there is a bug with the importer missing games and it appears to be somehow related to the platform naming. I also told Jason about it and he said he was going to look into it.

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2 hours ago, Lordmonkus said:

I did some testing recently and there is a bug with the importer missing games and it appears to be somehow related to the platform naming. I also told Jason about it and he said he was going to look into it.

Thanks for the info. It looks like launchbox ignores games from multiple plattforms. So it's no SNES-only-problem.

Hope it get fixed soon.

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In my tests I found that if you name the platform differently from the default such as Super Nintendo instead of Super Nintendo Entertainment system but scrape as Super Nintendo Entertainment System it worked fine and caught all the games. Another thing I found was if you turn on Force Import Duplicates it seems to catch every game as well.

Though keep in mind my test was done using a smaller set of SNES specific roms. I did not go beyond that since I was able to reproduce the issue as it was reported by another user.

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I have followed your advice and forced duplicates. Now I have all games twice 😓. Actually, I did not want to use this feature because I want to avoid duplicates.

But the good thing is that the missing games are now imported too. 😉

 

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Yeah if you have a lot of duplicate games like in a GoodSet that is a far from ideal solution to the issue.

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Since i first wrote this, things has become better with updates

Usually when im importing my sets i compare with hyperspin xml or right click to see how many files are in that folder

That has improved

The thing now seems to be the dublicates

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