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It can be pulled in automatically :)
Brilliant. I say go for it then.

The only downside to having a single label is the lack of little icons for the different platforms, like the PlayStation logo or a little N64 logo. Of course you go down that road and it would also be nice to have different colours for each platform too, like red for Nintendo platforms... but having a dozen more label colours in the game lists might not be the best idea, I dunno.

Unless different icons and label colours could be used with single labels while still staying together under the RA category? I don't know how it's set up.
 

x3sphere

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Brilliant. I say go for it then.

The only downside to having a single label is the lack of little icons for the different platforms, like the PlayStation logo or a little N64 logo. Of course you go down that road and it would also be nice to have different colours for each platform too, like red for Nintendo platforms... but having a dozen more label colours in the game lists might not be the best idea, I dunno.

Unless different icons and label colours could be used with single labels while still staying together under the RA category? I don't know how it's set up.
They could, it might be difficult to get good looking icons for some of the platforms though. Not sure. I'd like to keep the platform icons in SVG format also.

I think there's like almost 30 platforms or so in RA, having different colors for all of them might be too much. I would be on board with the icon replacements though if we can find good ones.
 
They could, it might be difficult to get good looking icons for some of the platforms though. Not sure. I'd like to keep the platform icons in SVG format also.

I think there's like almost 30 platforms or so in RA, having different colors for all of them might be too much. I would be on board with the icon replacements though if we can find good ones.
Oh cool. I would implement the label platform names first and keep the RA icon as a placeholder and add new icons as we find/make them. We already have a PlayStation icon and I'm sure an N64 one would be easy to find. A few platforms might be tricky but I'm sure we can figure it out. Maybe use little silhouettes for the handhelds like the default controller icon.

As for the colours I had a look at the platform list on retro achievements and if we stick to companies rather than individual platforms it's actually very reasonable. Nintendo covers like a third of the platforms, they could all be Nintendo red. PS1 can match the blue of PS3/PS4/etc. and Sega platforms, which are another large portion of them, could use the SEGA logo cobalt blue. Maybe orange for Atari or a different shade of red? There's not much left after that so it's really not that many. I think it would look good.

I think my brain would reject seeing SNES or N64 labels in blue, just wouldn't look right, you know? 😅
 

x3sphere

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Oh by the way, when/if we do get this platform indicator for RetroAchievements, will we be able to sort by those consoles?
Yeah, could add that. I think it should be separate from the main platform filter though. Maybe when you click Retro from the platform dropdown, then a second panel would appear underneath showing all the sub-platforms you can filter from. Thinking it might be a good idea also to make the platform labels clickable, so that when clicked they filter your list by the chosen platform.
 

Sachifus

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Yeah, could add that. I think it should be separate from the main platform filter though. Maybe when you click Retro from the platform dropdown, then a second panel would appear underneath showing all the sub-platforms you can filter from. Thinking it might be a good idea also to make the platform labels clickable, so that when clicked they filter your list by the chosen platform.
Excellent idea! I agree with this second panel.
 

PortaledEdge

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Yeah, could add that. I think it should be separate from the main platform filter though. Maybe when you click Retro from the platform dropdown, then a second panel would appear underneath showing all the sub-platforms you can filter from. Thinking it might be a good idea also to make the platform labels clickable, so that when clicked they filter your list by the chosen platform.
Sounds great!
 

Sachifus

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Sachifus

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