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Hello, all. I've run into an issue with certain games that won't show RetroAchievements information when I select them. I believe it has something to do with how they're named on the RetroAchievements website, since the names sometime don't match up with the LaunchBox Games Database names. Is there a workaround to fix this without renaming my games?


An example of this issue would be Neo Turf Masters under the arcade platform. On RetroAchievements its named "Neo Turf Masters | Big Tournament Golf," while on the LaunchBox Games Database, it's named "Neo Turf Masters." Another example would be The Simpsons. On RetroAchievements, the game is named "Simpsons, The," while on the LaunchBox Games Database, its named "The Simpsons."

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

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As you can see from the screenshot, the LaunchBox Games Database game name differing from the RetroAchievements game name causes the achievements not to show up.2020-05-18.thumb.png.dc3e13b2840c530e5fe9923d72e40049.png

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This is a known issue. Unfortunately there aren't many good solutions for it currently. The retro achievements guys are working on an updated API which should help, but currently the name was the only piece of information provided that we could use to match them up.

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3 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

This is a known issue. Unfortunately there aren't many good solutions for it currently. The retro achievements guys are working on an updated API which should help, but currently the name was the only piece of information provided that we could use to match them up.

So, is there any way to add a new input field specifically for the RetroAchievements game name? So then it can always find the correct achievements list? But since they are working on an updated API, then it should possibly fix this issue too.

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On 5/22/2020 at 2:07 PM, Phox said:

So, is there any way to add a new input field specifically for the RetroAchievements game name? So then it can always find the correct achievements list? But since they are working on an updated API, then it should possibly fix this issue too.

Yes, would could add that, but it wouldn't really be a good solution. Previously, it's been discussed to do that on the games database; that way at least it updates it for everyone. But I haven't jumped on any of that yet.

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20 minutes ago, Jason Carr said:

Yes, would could add that, but it wouldn't really be a good solution. Previously, it's been discussed to do that on the games database; that way at least it updates it for everyone. But I haven't jumped on any of that yet.

Ah, I understand. Placing it in the games database seems like a good solution. Thank you very much for your feedback, Jason.

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