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tonesmalone

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Problem - Systems with . in title
« on: December 27, 2016, 11:39:08 AM »
Hi...

Does RetroFE have issues with systems that have a full stop in the title?

Can't seem to get Tiger Game.com to work properly - not seeing roms, etc.

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Re: Problem - Systems with . in title
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 12:10:27 PM »
Never really tried that to be honest; I'll have a look and fix it if needed.

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Re: Problem - Systems with . in title
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 05:17:01 PM »
I can confirm this is an issue, but only with the meta info. Looking at the meta.db database the system names are trimmed at the first occurrence of the period. Microsoft Windows 3.x is stored as Microsoft Windows 3 and Tiger Game.com is stored as Tiger Game in the db so when it is queried for the meta it doesn't match.

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Re: Problem - Systems with . in title
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 05:19:13 PM »
I will have a closer look. I wouldn't be surprised if it's used to differentiate between files and directories as well. I need to do some fixes in that area anyway, so I'll give it a closer look.

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Re: Problem - Systems with . in title
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 05:45:31 PM »
I will have a closer look. I wouldn't be surprised if it's used to differentiate between files and directories as well. I need to do some fixes in that area anyway, so I'll give it a closer look.

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Re: Problem - Systems with . in title
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 07:57:12 AM »
Ran into the . problem a few time before in the xml files. Try replacing the . with . and it should read properly. Some dat files use html encoding for special symbols typically used for coding and functions.

Here's a link to a substitution table:
[http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

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Problem - Systems with . in title
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 12:23:36 PM »
Ran into the . problem a few time before in the xml files. Try replacing the . with . and it should read properly. Some dat files use html encoding for special symbols typically used for coding and functions.

Here's a link to a substitution table:
[http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

Thanks. In this case though it's because the full stop is being used to split the string. Don't that substitutions will help with this specific issue.


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