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Ruodokas
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Rather than having a separate entry for each game on every single system/platform, why can't we rather just have multiple entries in playform/system section and have launchbox select approriate platform when scraping. As far as I can see, this way, updating games data would become a lot simpler and LB scraper would find games much easier. (See 'The Journeyman Project 2; Buried in time' for example, ScummVM can't scrape it within LB (using 3rd party download folder, so always up to date when I remember to dl the new version in there))

Multiple game entries for same game just unnecessarily bloat the database or am I completely mistaken?

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On 8/14/2022 at 5:02 AM, Ruodokas said:

Rather than having a separate entry for each game on every single system/platform, why can't we rather just have multiple entries in playform/system section and have launchbox select approriate platform when scraping. As far as I can see, this way, updating games data would become a lot simpler and LB scraper would find games much easier. (See 'The Journeyman Project 2; Buried in time' for example, ScummVM can't scrape it within LB (using 3rd party download folder, so always up to date when I remember to dl the new version in there))

Multiple game entries for same game just unnecessarily bloat the database or am I completely mistaken?

This is a matter of opinion, but generally, I don't agree. Images, titles, and gameplay can differ greatly between releases on different platforms. Sometimes a game will release with the same title for several different platforms, but be completely different between the platforms. This change would only create confusion, and you'd end up with images for your games that don't actually apply to the platform of the game you're looking at.

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