Softcore Points Update
The contribution of points earned in softcore mode toward a user’s rank on the main leaderboard has long been a point of contention within the RetroAchievements community. After some deliberation among RetroAchievements staff, a new framework for the main leaderboard and softcore points has been created.
More information on the changes can be found here.
RA Olympics 2022
The RA Olympics 2022 Edition is currently being formed! This year we’re looking to add some new team members to increase the amount of people that will be involved with the planning and development process. The current roles for the event are:
- Developer of Leaderboards
If any of these roles interest you, please fill out this survey here.
If you have any question(s), please reach out to voiceofautumn.
Fairchild Channel F
Support for Fairchild Channel F has been rolled out. You can use the FreChaF core and earn achievements for the 21 currently supported sets.
Support for Mega Duck has been rolled out. You can use the SameDuck core and earn achievements for the 20 currently supported sets.
While there is no ETA on the release of PlayStation 2 support, that hasn’t stopped the development team from working on sets to make the rollout the biggest yet. Take a look at the current sets that will be available on PlayStation 2 release.
RAWeb Version 1.89.1
- Don’t show authorization message for non-admins by @Jamiras in #1041
- Validate Fairchild Channel F and Mega Duck on site. by @Snow in #1066
- Various achievement descriptions updated for Waku Waku 7.
- Approved for DQ2:
- Various discussions regarding game naming and tagging.
~Prototype~tags are used alongside
~Homebrew~, they they should comne afterwards.
- In cases where a game is unlicensed and is actually just a hack of another game, then
~Hack~would be used instead of
- Move A/An/The articles to the back of a title when there is a pipe separator between regional titles.
- Do not link bootlet/pirate games to the hubs for their series.
- When both English and Japanese titles are used in an RA entry’s title, the Japanese title should only be first when the game was never officially released in English, making whatever English title used an unofficial title.
- Approved sets:
- ~Hack~ Pokemon Emerald Version: Party Randomizer Plus
- ~Hack~ Dragoon X Omega II - Easy Mode
- ~Demo~ Ridge Racer Turbo
- Armored Core: Master of Arena (Community submitted leaderboards)
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II passed to DevQuest team for DQ13 missing content.
- Tales of Phantasia reauthored to Ryudo.
- Demoted the following after a community vote:
- TheMysticalOne for Final Fantasy IV Advance (Game Boy Advance), Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES) & Batman: The Video Game (Mega Drive)
- televandalist for Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga (PlayStation Portable) & Last Imperial Prince (PC-FX)
- wolfman2000 for Sega Smash Pack - Volume 1 (Dreamcast) & Sonic Jam (Saturn)
- WanderingHeiho for Ys I & II Chronicles (PlayStation Portable) & Sonic Jam (Saturn)
- wolfman2000 for Judge Dredd (Mega Drive)
- WanderingHeiho for Sonic 3 & Knuckles [Subset - Bonus] (Mega Drive)
- Lewis50248 for ~Hack~ Castlevania: Serenade Under the Moon (Game Boy Advance) & ~Hack~ Sonic: Into the Void (Mega Drive)
- WanderingHeiho for ~Hack~ domenyX vs Coronavirus (SNES) & ~Hack~ Sonic 3 and Amy Rose (Mega Drive)
- zxmega for ~Hack~ Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Plus (Arcade) & ~Hack~ Rockman 7 EP (SNES)
- wolfman2000 for ~Hack~ Rockman 3: The Last of Mushroom Kingdom?! (NES) & ~Hack~ Metroid: The Blue Plague (SNES)