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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:

  • Shoutcaster/Streamer
  • Referee
  • 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.

Console Support

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.

Mega Duck

Support for Mega Duck has been rolled out. You can use the SameDuck core and earn achievements for the 20 currently supported sets.

PlayStation 2

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.

Game Developer
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Shmelyoff Shmelyoff
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Excessiveiser Excessiveiser
Culdcept Culdcept TeddyWestside TeddyWestside
Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME wolfman2000 wolfman2000
Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures LogicalFallacy LogicalFallacy
Extermination Extermination Cadaxar Cadaxar
Fairly OddParents, The: Breakin' Da Rules Fairly OddParents, The: Breakin’ Da Rules pinguupinguu pinguupinguu
Gauntlet - Dark Legacy Gauntlet - Dark Legacy ventuz ventuz
Grappler Baki: Baki Saikyou Retsuden | Fighting Fury Grappler Baki: Baki Saikyou Retsuden | Fighting Fury Anic Anic
Incredible Hulk, The - Ultimate Destruction Incredible Hulk, The - Ultimate Destruction MGNS8M MGNS8M
Katamari Damacy Katamari Damacy blendedsea blendedsea
Mashed: Drive to Survive Mashed: Drive to Survive Excessiveiser Excessiveiser
Mega Man X Collection Mega Man X Collection AlexGatao AlexGatao
Mega Man X7 Mega Man X7 AlexGatao AlexGatao
Mega Man X8 Mega Man X8 zxmega zxmega
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior
Snow Snow
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior
gollawiz gollawiz
Monster Hunter Monster Hunter Cadaxar Cadaxar
Okage: Shadow King Okage: Shadow King Cadaxar Cadaxar
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Excessiveiser Excessiveiser
Pac-Man World 2 Pac-Man World 2 timenoe timenoe
Pac-Man World 2 [Subset - Bonus] Pac-Man World 2 [Subset - Bonus] timenoe timenoe
PopCap Hits! Vol 1 PopCap Hits! Vol 1 TeddyWestside TeddyWestside
Ratatouille Ratatouille Griffin Griffin
Ridge Racer V Ridge Racer V Lewis50248 Lewis50248
Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights LogicalFallacy LogicalFallacy
Simpsons, The: Hit & Run Simpsons, The: Hit & Run zxmega zxmega
Sims, The - Bustin' Out Sims, The - Bustin’ Out voiceofautumn voiceofautumn
Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes DarkyAndreas DarkyAndreas
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie pinguupinguu pinguupinguu
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly Excessiveiser Excessiveiser
SSX 3 SSX 3 Chawk Chawk
Stuntman: Ignition Stuntman: Ignition TeddyWestside TeddyWestside
Taiko no Tatsujin: Taiko Drum Masters Taiko no Tatsujin: Taiko Drum Masters SporyTike SporyTike
Taiko: Drum Master Taiko: Drum Master SporyTike SporyTike
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge Bryan1150 Bryan1150
TimeSplitters 2 TimeSplitters 2 SlashTangent SlashTangent
TimeSplitters 2 [Subset - Platinum Trophies] TimeSplitters 2 [Subset - Platinum Trophies] SlashTangent SlashTangent
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger Ty the Tasmanian Tiger blendedsea blendedsea
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue blendedsea blendedsea
We Love Katamari We Love Katamari gollawiz gollawiz
WRC Rally Evolved WRC Rally Evolved suXin suXin
Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra FBernkastelKues FBernkastelKues
~Demo~ Need for Speed: Most Wanted ~Demo~ Need for Speed: Most Wanted Blazekickn Blazekickn

Site Updates

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

Full Changelog

Quality Assurance

  • Various achievement descriptions updated for Waku Waku 7.
  • Approved for DQ2:
  • Various discussions regarding game naming and tagging.
    • If ~Demo~ or ~Prototype~ tags are used alongside ~Hack~ or ~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 ~Unlicensed~.
    • 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.

Developer Compliance


DevQuest Awards

[DevQuest 001] Ticket Massacre [DevQuest 001] Ticket Massacre

[DevQuest 002] Summer Set Repair [DevQuest 002] Summer Set Repair

[DevQuest 006] The Unwanted [DevQuest 006] The Unwanted

[DevQuest 007] Most Wanted [DevQuest 007] Most Wanted

[DevQuest 008] World Traveler [DevQuest 008] World Traveler

[DevQuest 009] Launch Party! [DevQuest 009] Launch Party!

[DevQuest 010] It Takes Two [DevQuest 010] It Takes Two

[DevQuest 011] Happy Birthday RA! [DevQuest 011] Genesis of RA

[DevQuest 012] Hacker's Habit [DevQuest 012] Hacker’s Habit

[DevQuest 016] Wish This Set [DevQuest 016] Wish This Set

Vet Developer Progress

Vet Dev I

blendedsea blendedsea Cadaxar Cadaxar Blazekickn Blazekickn

Vet Dev III

DanielARP DanielARP Suffa28 Suffa28 Blazekickn Blazekickn

Vet Dev IV

blendedsea blendedsea Cadaxar Cadaxar

Vet Dev V

AlmightyXor AlmightyXor blendedsea blendedsea Hotscrock Hotscrock Blazekickn Blazekickn

Vet Dev VII

Searo Searo siouxerskate siouxerskate TheJediSonic TheJediSonic valts valts voiceofautumn voiceofautumn