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Developer Harassment

As a community, we value respect and constructive feedback. However, we have noticed an increase in disrespectful and personal attack messages towards our community members, especially towards our developers in response to achievement set revisions. We understand these revisions can be frustrating for some users, but we want to reiterate why revisions are an integral part of this community.

Revisions are done to add more incentive to revisit old games and experience everything it has to offer. In the early years of RA, sets were often barren with only simple progression or in some cases even missing some. Others might have parts covered but are still missing big chunks of content that some people may not even have known existed until the set was released.

Do not use our site or discord to harass our developers, regardless of if they’re still active or not.

For more information on our community guidelines and expectations, see our Code of Conduct.

RA Minecraft

RetroAchievement now has an official Minecraft server where you build anything you want in the most popular sandbox game ever created.

The server can be accessed at:

If you would like access to the server please contact:
Scott Scott, SporyTike SporyTike, luchaos luchaos or BatFastardJordy BatFastardJordy

Jr Developer Graduates

Graduate Game
ToastLover ToastLover Pac-Man: Championship Edition (PlayStation Portable)
Bilalscape12 Bilalscape12 Shark Tale (Game Boy Advance)
AuburnRDM AuburnRDM ~Hack~ Celeste.smc (SNES) ~Hack~ Celeste.smc [Subset - “Golden Strawberries”](SNES)

Current Stats: 11 Developers have graduated in 2023 so far

Developer Compliance

Code of Conduct Updates

Approval and Claims section updated and combined to clarify which approvals are needed under which cases. Most cases are functionally the same as before. The main change is a clarification to when subset claims can be set as a free “own revision” claim. The new table format should hopefully cover all cases.

Set Approvals

Set Denials

  • Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow Rumor Subset
  • Super Mario 64 Mirror Mode Subset
  • Pokemon HeartGold Version | Pokemon SoulSilver Version Little Cup Challenge


Additional Updates

Site Updates

RAWeb v2.9.0

Full Changelog

RAWeb v2.10.0

Full Changelog

RAWeb v2.11.0

Full Changelog

Emulator Updates

RAIntegration v1.2

For players:

  • Multiple active leaderboards with the same value definition will only show one tracker
  • Added progress indicator widget
  • Whenever a measured achievement’s progress changes, shows that progress onscreen for a couple of seconds

For developers:

  • Add pointer finder dialog
    • Allows users to identify important memory across multiple save states and have the tool attempt to locate any values that differ by the offsets between states.
    • Does not directly handle multiple levels of pointers, but the process can be repeated once a nested pointer is found at multiple addresses.
  • Add aligned search types for 16-bit BE and 32-bit BE
  • Change wording on achievement unlock popup for local and modified achievements
  • Double-clicking address in bookmarks window will now open inspector if its not already open
  • Indirect note fields are now readonly, instead of disabled
  • Fix character input in grid editors when integrated with WinForms (BizHawk)
  • Fix deadlock canceling publish notes
  • Fix crash typing in memory viewer when cursor is offscreen
  • Fix warning about memory addresses when core doesn’t expose all regions
  • Fix serialization of new leaderboard values using old format
  • Fix intermittent flicker of memory view when moving to/from addresses with local notes
  • Fix calculations using floats in SubSource
  • Fix popups remaining open after emulator indicates game was closed
  • Warn when using echo/mirror/kernel RAM
  • Warn about redundancy between MeasuredIf and non-MeasuredIf conditions


DevQuest Awards

[DevQuest 001] Ticket Massacre
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[DevQuest 002] Retro Renovator
Excessiveiser Excessiveiser Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)
Twisted Metal: Small Brawl (PlayStation)
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (Game Boy Advance)
Bryan1150 Bryan1150 Harvest Moon (Game Boy Color)
F-Zero: Climax (Game Boy Advance)
F-Zero: GP Legend (Game Boy Advance)
suspect15 suspect15 Baseball Stars 2 (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)
Streets of Rage 2 (Mega Drive)

[DevQuest 002-II] Retro Renovator II
TheMysticalOne TheMysticalOne Metal Slug Advance (Game Boy Advance)
Dick Tracy (Mega Drive)
Firepower (SNES)

[DevQuest 005] Trigger Happy
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[DevQuest 006] The Unwanted
Bilalscape12 Bilalscape12 Spy Hunter (ColecoVision)
MelodyAsh MelodyAsh SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2: Expand Edition (Neo Geo Pocket)

[DevQuest 007] Most Wanted
Jamiras Jamiras Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Nintendo DS)

[DevQuest 008] World Traveler
Falcus Falcus Frame Gride (Dreamcast)
TwinBee 3: Poko Poko Dai Maou (NES)

[DevQuest 010] It Takes Two
StingX2 StingX2 Sega Smash Pack: Volume 1 (Dreamcast)
Batman: Return of the Joker (Game Boy)

[DevQuest 011] The Genesis of RA
Sines Sines Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu (Mega Drive)

[DevQuest 012] Hacker's Habit
Sines Sines ~Hack~ Golden Sun: Dawn of Djinn (Game Boy Advance)
~Hack~ Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Persephone (Game Boy Advance)

[DevQuest 013]
suspect15 suspect15 Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)
Baseball Stars 2 (Arcade)
Top Gear (SNES)

[DevQuest 014] Laudable Leaderboards
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[DevQuest 016] Wish This Set
ThatAmericanSlacker ThatAmericanSlacker Ikaruga (Dreamcast)

[DevQuest 017] RA World Cup
Brandovsky Brandovsky Bowling + Basketball (Magnavox Odyssey 2)
Cool Boarders Pocket (Neo Geo Pocket)
Blazekickn Blazekickn Mini-Putt (Game Boy)
Need for Speed: Carbon - Own the City (Nintendo DS)
ladynadiad ladynadiad Computer the Golf (PC8000/8800)
Speedway + Spin-out + Crypto-logic (Magnavox Odyssey 2)
siouxerskate siouxerskate NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Game Boy)

[DevQuest 018] Subset Station
Delmaru Delmaru Pokemon Yellow [Subset - Professor Oak's Challenge] (Game Boy)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 [Subset - Yu Solo] (PlayStation 2)
Snow Snow Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 [Subset - Alternate Modes] (PlayStation 2)
Pocket Monsters Ao [Subset - Professor Oak Challenge] (Game Boy)

Vet Developer Progress

Vet Dev III Vet Dev III Has been an active developer for at least two years
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