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Team Additions

AuburnRDM AuburnRDM wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior
suspect15 suspect15
Code Reviewer
LogicalFallacy LogicalFallacy DarkyAndreas DarkyAndreas thegotoguyy thegotoguyy Etron Etron
suspect15 suspect15
Rollout Team
TheMysticalOne TheMysticalOne

Jr Developer Graduates

Graduate Game
Butternnife Butternnife Tingle’s Balloon Fight DS (Nintendo DS)
Coloradohusky Coloradohusky Space Subtraction (Apple II)
clymax clymax Pop’n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventures (SNES)
QuinnWasTaken QuinnWasTaken Arcade Classic No. 1: Asteroids + Missile Command (Game Boy)
AntonioFNN AntonioFNN Out of This World | Another World (Mega Drive)
tomojin tomojin Boulder Dash EX (Game Boy Advance)
Sutarion Sutarion Sonic Chaos (Master System)

Current Stats: 26 Developers have graduated in 2023 so far

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

Developer Compliance

Subsets Approved

Demoted Achievements

  • You’re fired! for violating Unwelcome Concept #4 - Dying or playing badly without any purpose.
  • Will Try Anything Once for violating Unwelcome Concept #6 - Achievements popping frequently with little effort from the player.
  • Gotta Give Credit for violating Unwelcome Concept #6 - Achievements popping frequently with little effort from the player.

Achievement Updates

Code of Conduct Updates

Junior Dev Policy Update

The following policies for Junior Developers have been approved and are now in effect:

  • You may only make a maximum of 2 ~Hack~ sets during your Junior Developer period. RAM digging is a vital skill, as is set design, and it is important that a developer be able to design a set and dig through memory without the crutch of a base set to fall back on.
  • You may not revise or add a subset to an already existing set unless you have already published a set of your own. Due to the cumbersome process involved in getting approval for and implementing such sets, we would rather have junior developers experience a more streamlined process for their first set.

Site Updates

RAWeb v2.14.0

  • Subset player counts now include players from the base game by @wescopeland in #1530
  • Event and site awards now grant additional set requests by @Tsearo in #1560
  • Add hide unlocked achievements checkbox to game page by @wescopeland in #1547
  • Remember the ‘Hide completed sets’ check state on user page by @wescopeland in #1521
  • Allow dragging past end of screen when reordering awards by @wescopeland in #1543
  • Add earned achievement totals to user profile by @Tsearo in #1540
  • Add link to dev stats page in My Pages menu by @Tsearo in #1512
  • Add date selector to History page by @Tsearo in #1514
  • Add ‘Retro Ratio’ column to games list by @amine4567 in #1504
  • Add code note count to code notes page by @Tsearo in #1541
  • Add links to fields in Developer Stats table by @Tsearo in #1542
  • Show portion of tickets associated to dev when viewing dev’s game list by @Tsearo in #1511
  • Move ‘Your Rating’ from rating widget tooltip to game page by @wescopeland in #1520
  • Right-align result and date values in leaderboard list by @wescopeland in #1524
  • Add thousands separators to leaderboard display for VALUE formatted entries by @wescopeland in #1517
  • Always display [m] decoration at end of achievement title by @EmoonX in #1523
  • Don’t show ‘Last 1 games played’ or ‘Last 0 games played’ by @wescopeland in #1527
  • Don’t show duplicate user/game pairs in new sets/revisions by @wescopeland in #1536
  • Minor changes to Claim List table to minimize wrapping by @EmoonX in #1546
  • Increase contrast for alternating table rows by @EmoonX in #1567
  • Collections have been renamed to Hubs on game page by @wescopeland in #1557
  • Guide links on game pages must now point to RAGuides repository by @wescopeland in #1553
  • Fix mastered calculation on global ranking when using daily/weekly filters by @cIymax in #1561
  • Fix rank calculation for user on pages past actual rank when using the Followed Users filter by @cIymax in #1562
  • Fix ‘Follows You’ overlapping user avatar on mobile by @wescopeland in #1518
  • Fix extra whitespace when embedding [game=] for subset in code block by @wescopeland in #1544
  • Fix line breaks being lost when canceling inline edit of code note by @wescopeland in #1564
  • Prevent double posts in forums/comments by @wescopeland in #1559
  • Add API_GetUserAwards endpoint by @wescopeland in #1545

Full Changelog

Emulator Updates

RALibretro v1.6.0

  • Add Background Input option that allows controller inputs when window doesn’t have focus
  • Don’t draw window at center screen before remembering previous location
  • Fix crash loading NAOMI arcade games
  • Fix issues related to sharing GL context/framebuffer with core
  • Fix analog keyboard input when pressing both left+right or up+down at the same time
  • Fix invalid JSON preventing yabause core from appearing in list
  • Fix hashing for some CHDs

Full Changelog


DevQuest Awards

[DevQuest 001-II] Ticket Massacre II
Searo Searo

[DevQuest 004] Veteran Developer
Blazekickn Blazekickn blendedsea blendedsea

[DevQuest 006] The Unwanted
Hexadigital Hexadigital Cool Spot (Master System)

[DevQuest 007] Most Wanted
Hexadigital Hexadigital Doctor Who and the Mines of Terror
Falcus Falcus Mario Bros. (Amstrad CPC)

[DevQuest 008] World Traveler
Bilalscape12 Bilalscape12 Gamera: Daikaijuu Kuuchuu Kessen | Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Godzilla Generations - Maximum Impact

[DevQuest 009] Launch Party!
Coloradohusky Coloradohusky All-Star Air Hockey
Sines Sines Mr. Driller: Drill till you Drop
Darkc0m Darkc0m Mighty Flip Champs!
Bilalscape12 Bilalscape12 Pop Island
ZamArch ZamArch Escapee GO!
Dennis1543 Dennis1543 Music On: Learning Piano
Hexadigital Hexadigital Anonymous Notes: Chapter 1 - From the Abyss

[DevQuest 010] It Takes Two
KingS1zzle KingS1zzle Sega Smash Pack: Volume 1
Gitaroo Man
SporyTike SporyTike Victorious: Taking The Lead
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals

[DevQuest 011] The Genesis of RA
Hotscrock Hotscrock B.O.B.
BahamutVoid BahamutVoid Ultracore | Hardcore

[DevQuest 016] Wish This Set
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho Ys Seven

[DevQuest 018] Subset Station
wolfman2000 wolfman2000 Bomberman Max - Ain Version [Subset - Max Charabom Levels]
World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck [Subset - Multi]
TheMysticalOne TheMysticalOne Cadash [Subset - Multi]
Shadow of the Beast [Subset - Perfect Beast]

Vet Developer Progress

Vet Dev I Has published at least 1000 achievements AND worked on at least 25 sets as sole or majority developer
Sines Sines valts valts DoctorV DoctorV

Vet Dev II Has created achievements for at least ten different consoles
Falcus Falcus

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

Vet Dev V Yielded unlocks have exceeded 50,000
Infernox Infernox

Vet Dev VI As a sole developer, submitted one or more sets for code review and received a cumulative grade of at least 22
Jamiras Jamiras Falcus Falcus

Vet Dev VIII Has obtained at least two badges through DevQuest
gollawiz gollawiz

Vet Dev IX Has obtained at least five badges through DevQuest
Excessiveiser Excessiveiser Sines Sines ThatAmericanSlacker ThatAmericanSlacker
Blazekickn Blazekickn Falcus Falcus