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Import different regions as seperate games (database entires)?


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Looking for a way to break the relationship between different regions imported as the same game.  Normally, this is exactly what I want LB to do - all regional versions of the same game 'are' the same game, and only the prioritized region should show up in the main game list, with alternate regional versions available in a sub menu basically.

But Super Mario Bros 2. for NES is an exception.   The USA version and the Japanese versions are completely different games, even though they have the except same name.   

Is there a way in the GUI (or even XML hacking) to break the Japanese version into a separate game all together?


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I'm not sure if an existing Additional App can be converted to its own game entry, but you can import the Japanese version of the game again. When importing it a second time, check the Force importing duplicate games option and uncheck the Combine ROMs with matching titles into a single game option.


Once imported, it should appear as its own game entry. You can then remove the Japanese version from the additional apps of the original Super Mario Bros. 2 game.


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If you've already imported the games and they are currently combined, then you can right click on the game, Edit > Expand Selected Games...

If you want to do it during import, then deselect the Combine ROMs with matching titles... option during the import wizard.

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