#1 2022-03-30 09:00:51

Roman78
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Registered: 2022-03-30
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Game Database selecting different Cover from Internetdatabse

Hello,

i'm new to CGStar, just started to get all my Games into the Database. I use Mobygames to add games to my database, but it mostly retrieves the wrong covers.

I'm from Germany, so i most of my games are German version including a German cover. GCStar mostly retrieves the US cover.

For example: The game Lands of Lore (https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/ … f-destiny/) will retrieve this cover:  https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/ … Id,27528/, but i have this one: https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/ … rId,68319/

At this moment i'll download the covers separately and add those to the DB.

So my feature request: a function for selecting a different Cover at the point of adding a new game, or (even better) a country selection in the Internet Settings. As seen on https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/ … /cover-art there are Covers in several countries. So a Country selection in the Internet Settings will retrieve the appropriated cover below the selected county.

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#2 2022-03-30 19:08:31

kerenoc
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Re: Game Database selecting different Cover from Internetdatabse

Currently there is no generic way for do that with GCstar. A solution could be for the plugin to check the language setting of GCstar if you're using the German version of GCstar.

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#3 2022-03-31 05:22:21

Roman78
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Re: Game Database selecting different Cover from Internetdatabse

MobyGame only got EN there. ZZZ TheLegacy and Amazon are available in German. But ZZZ wont find any game.

Last edited by Roman78 (2022-03-31 05:23:55)

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#4 2022-04-01 08:22:23

kerenoc
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Re: Game Database selecting different Cover from Internetdatabse

I try to track the status of the plugins in a Gitlab page.

When a web site if down, I rename the plugin with ZZZ in hope that it may come back, with the plugin appearing at the end of the list.

For the TheLegacy.de site, they didn't succeed to migrate their site since 2018, maybe it's time to remove the plugin from GCstar.

As for the other sites, the websites have been modified and the plugins needs to be updated. I started to work on Amazon.

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