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ScarAce1989

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Display games naming
« on: December 31, 2022, 12:47:43 AM »
Wonder how to get proper naming of the games? For example I want something like this:

Addams Family, The - Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt

to

The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt
« Last Edit: December 31, 2022, 10:29:19 AM by ScarAce1989 »

Pieter Hulshoff

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2022, 11:08:43 AM »
It either displays the file name or the corresponding description in the XML file. If there's an XML file for this system, just change it there.

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2022, 12:51:12 PM »
I understand I can edit the xml to this:
<description>The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt</description>

but that moves the game to the letter T.

Is there a way to keep the order of the xml file?

Pieter Hulshoff

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2022, 10:15:04 PM »
Normally it orders alphabetically, but you could turn that off in the settings.conf file of the collection.

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2023, 09:36:49 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2023, 03:06:45 PM »
Is it possible to have the firstLetter based on the game name instead of the description?
If I scroll now, firstLetter is a T instead of a A in this example.


 
Code: [Select]
<game name="Addams Family, The - Pugsley&apos;s Scavenger Hunt (USA)" index="" image="">
    <description>The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt</description>

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2023, 05:20:32 PM »
I'm afraid not.  You could delete the XML file, (and the database file so it will regenerate without the XML file), and have it use the file name instead, but there's no option in the RetroFE program for doing this configurably at the moment.

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2023, 08:08:04 AM »
Is it possible to have the firstLetter based on the game name instead of the description?
If I scroll now, firstLetter is a T instead of a A in this example.


 
Code: [Select]
<game name="Addams Family, The - Pugsley&apos;s Scavenger Hunt (USA)" index="" image="">
    <description>The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt</description>

I'm pretty sure you're in the minority here where you want 300+ games starting with "The". Most people favor the dismissal of articles when sorting. But if you want it that way you can absolutely alter the xml to do that for your use.

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Re: Display games naming
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2023, 09:42:47 AM »
I'm pretty sure you're in the minority here where you want 300+ games starting with "The". Most people favor the dismissal of articles when sorting. But if you want it that way you can absolutely alter the xml to do that for your use.

That's not the issue, Agent47. What is requested here is for RetroFE to display the name as "The Adams Family", but for the ordering to put it under A.