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I want to display a playlist of my favorite games under Platforms (let's call it CrushFav). So i created a playlist matching all games marked as favorite. When i mark a game as Favorite the CrushFav playlist isn't automatically updated, i have to choose to Edit the playlist and then click OK for the changes to appear in CrushFav. Am i missing something or that is the way playlists currently update their contents?

 

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4 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

Setting looks right. When you close Launchbox and reopen it does not add it to the playlist? 

Yes the playlist is updated correctly when i reopen Launchbox.

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11 minutes ago, Crush said:

Yes the playlist is updated correctly when i reopen Launchbox.

Yeah I am not sure there is something that generates the playlist to update on its own without a trigger from the user. Usually had to do the steps you mention or restart. Even BigBox is the same way. 

I am actually not sure if this has always been the case or not. I have a Fav playlist but do not change it much. 

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I guess that adding a game to Favorites or another list should trigger an immediate re-calculation of all auto-update lists.

 

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When I have tested this in the past it has automatically updated without a restart so I don't know what is going on now, could be a bug or intended.

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Thanks Monkus. I will tag @Jason Carr maybe a change somewhere broken something. I did test and again and several set-ups and it is definitely not automatically updating. 

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Performance improvements along the way have introduced an issue here I think. It's on my list to look into.

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There are other times (besides when adding games) that a playlist must be updated. For example if you create a playlist with the filter "Play Count = 0" to list your unplayed games, after starting one of the games in the playlist the game should disappear from the playlist when you exit it because now it's Play Count is no longer 0.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Crush said:

There are other times (besides when adding games) that a playlist must be updated. For example if you create a playlist with the filter "Play Count = 0" to list your unplayed games, after starting one of the games in the playlist the game should disappear from the playlist when you exit it because now it's Play Count is no longer 0.

I'm not sure exactly how we'll handle this, but keep in mind that it might be a tradeoff. I'm more interested in performance than making sure that games that were just played are updated immediately in auto-populate playlists. I may just add a manual refresh option for situations like that.

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