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How to force launchbox to scrap a specific game with the same name as another on the same platform ?


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Hi all,

i have an issue that i can't resolve.

I'm scrapping my Arcade plateform, but there are games that have exactely the same name but who are totally different. For example : there are 2 "Off the Wall" named arcade games (1984 and 1991), which are both in the Launchbox Database, but when i want to scrap, only the one from 1984 appears in the list.

This means i cannot scrap the one from 1991.

This is not the only games, there are many in the same situation, and each time i just can scrap manually and it's not connected to any launchbox ID. That's annoying.

Any idea would be super appreciated ! :) 

 

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14 hours ago, Elhora said:

This means i cannot scrap the one from 1991.

I would have thought when you ran the importer with MAME as your emulator and Arcade as the Platform, it would have scraped correctly via the rom name. 

Depending on how exactly you imported them, it may have been a matter of needing to check the box Force using MAME metadata.

If that doesn't work, what you can do is edit your 1991 version of the game, remove the associated LB DB id by clicking the "X",

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rename the title to "offtwall" (the name of the correct rom file) and click search metadata, and select that version.

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