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iroteta
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New game added not matching found

Post by iroteta » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:02 pm

Hi to everybody.

I am new in this forum but i have been using the site for a couple of months.

I have added a new game to the database and it shows ok.
But when i call the game identifier from an android app where i have my android games launcher, it says that can’t find a match for the game.
If i use the identifier for the PC version it finds the game (identifier 27419)

https://thegamesdb.net/game.php?id=27419

But if i use the identifier for the version i created (identifier 61011) it doesn’t find it

https://thegamesdb.net/game.php?id=61011

Both urls are working.

Do i have to do anything else?

Thanks for your help and for such good site.

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Zer0xFF
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Re: New game added not matching found

Post by Zer0xFF » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:01 pm

Hi there,

the site and API have been updated few months ago, and the old api have been moved to legacy support, the old api wouldnt include any new game added since.

from your report, i can tell that the new game id (61011) was added after the new api was introduced (all new games added after the new api/site would start from 60k+), as such you need to contact the app maker to switch to the new api.

do note, he might just as well be in the process of switching.

Regards
Zer0xFF

iroteta
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Re: New game added not matching found

Post by iroteta » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:14 pm

Thank you very much for your help. I will contact the developer explaining the case.

Best regards.

keith.f.kelly
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Re: New game added not matching found

Post by keith.f.kelly » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:38 am

Any idea if/when RetroPie will release a new version that uses the new API? Because its built-in scraper uses http://legacy.thegamesdb.net, so it's not able to pick up any of the games I've newly added via https://thegamesdb.net. Is there any plan in the works to create an automatic scheduled backport so that when people add things to https://thegamesdb.net, things like RetroPie (latest available version) that still use the "legacy" API can actually see the new games? The current state of affairs is very confusing and user-unfriendly.

Leo_Pride
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Re: New game added not matching found

Post by Leo_Pride » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:27 am

It looks like squiz is working on a stop-gap for the moment:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=508
We're curious to see how new projects use TGDB API.
If you have a new public project, please provide a link to it so we can highlight cool new applications! 8-)

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