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Cheat Investigation

We’ve started an official cheat team and created the dedicated account RACheats RACheats.

If you suspect anyone may be cheating or see suspicious scores/times, you can send a DM to that account and the team will look into it.

Official RA YouTube

An official RetroAchievements YouTube Channel has been created. We’re looking for users who may already have videos or would like to make videos to contribute to the channel.

Type of content we’re looking for:

  • “What is RetroAchievements” - A Channel Intro video showcasing what the website is all about!
  • Emulation Tutorials,
  • Developer Tutorials,
  • Achievement Guides,
  • Announcement Videos,
  • Reviews,
  • Top 10’s
  • …and more!

If you’re interested in making content for the channel reach out to Snow Snow via DM!

Jr Developer Graduates

Graduate Game
UnsolidSnake UnsolidSnake Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (PlayStation)

Current Stats: 35 Developers have graduated in 2023 so far

Developer Compliance

Set Approvals

Updated Achievements

Demoted Achievements

Approved Reauthors

Site Updates

RAWeb v4.0.0

  • New wider layout by @luchaos in #1821
  • New navigation bar by @luchaos in #1776 and #1831
  • New progress tracking component on game pages by @wescopeland in #1785
  • Add Want to Play Games list by @Jamiras in #1815
  • Add progression statistics to home page by @wescopeland in #1780
  • Remove maximum contribution from softcore when calculating available set requests by @Jamiras in #1803
  • Add In Review claim status by @Jamiras in #1809
  • Allow Jr Devs to mark progression in bulk by @drisc in #1822
  • Use multiline game avatars on top 100 ticketed games by @wescopeland in #1817
  • Use multiline game avatar for active claims and expiring claims pages by @Jamiras in #1832
  • Report error manually unlocking achievements by @Jamiras in #1805
  • Fix JSON Parse error on client viewing achievement unlocks for achievement that has yet to be earned by anyone by @Jamiras in #1784

Features in progress (currently disabled):

  • Add progression/win condition type indicators to achievements on game page by @wescopeland in #1802
  • Add progression/win achievement list dialog to game page by @wescopeland in #1810
  • Use aggregated data in slow queries by @Jamiras in #1814

Full Changelog

RAWeb v4.1.0

Features in progress (currently disabled):

  • Add progression status component to user page by @wescopeland in #1816
  • Add info button to game page Progress widget to open required achievements dialog by @wescopeland in #1859
  • Allow sorting achievements by type on game page by @wescopeland in #1857
  • Fix tag rendering for game titles on beaten game credit dialog by @wescopeland in #1878

Full Changelog


DevQuest Awards

[DevQuest 001] Ticket Massacre
Amir96lx Amir96lx

[DevQuest 001-II] Ticket Massacre II
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho

[DevQuest 002-II] Retro Renovator II
BoomEX BoomEX Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (SNES)
Shaman King: Master of Spirits (GBA)
Action Man: Robot Atak (GBA)

[DevQuest 002-II] Retro Renovator II
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho Mega Bomberman (MD)
Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack (GBA)
Street Fighter II (GB)

[DevQuest 005] Trigger Happy
xnaivx xnaivx Amir96lx Amir96lx Brandovsky Brandovsky
LogicalFallacy LogicalFallacy Jamiras Jamiras FBernkastelKues FBernkastelKues
xTr4ceur xTr4ceur stfN1337 stfN1337 SlashTangent SlashTangent
Hotscrock Hotscrock Etron Etron siouxerskate siouxerskate

[DevQuest 006] The Unwanted
Bedtime Bedtime Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (DC)
ThatAmericanSlacker ThatAmericanSlacker Tapper (AII)

[DevQuest 007] Most Wanted
Bilalscape12 Bilalscape12 Carnival (CV)
Released Released WCW/nWo Revenge (N64)
soltyd soltyd Gorf (CV)
AlmightyXor AlmightyXor Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix (PS2)

[DevQuest 008] World Traveler
kmpers kmpers Route-16 Turbo (NES)
GP World (SG1000)
Bedtime Bedtime King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch (NES)
Flying Hero (NES)
AfroRyan AfroRyan bit Generations: Dialhex (GBA)
Pachinko II (SG1000)
Sutarion Sutarion Hero Shuugou!! Pinball Party (GB)
Space Mountain (SG1000)
Amir96lx Amir96lx Beatmania featuring Dreams Come True (PS)
Dancing Stage featuring DREAMS COME TRUE (PS)

[DevQuest 009] Launch Party!
AuburnRDM AuburnRDM Aura-Aura Climber (DSi)
Amir96lx Amir96lx Game & Watch: Helmet (DSi)

[DevQuest 011] The Genesis of RA
Dennis1543 Dennis1543 Hard Drivin' (MD)
Hexadigital Hexadigital Dangerous Seed (MD)
Bedtime Bedtime Thunder Force II (MD)

[DevQuest 012] Hacker's Habit
suspect15 suspect15 ~Hack~ Legend of Zelda, The: Winter Solstice (NES)
~Hack~ Castlevania: The Last Tear (NES)

[DevQuest 013]
Excessiveiser Excessiveiser Pierre le Chef is... Out to Lunch (SNES)
Mr. Do! (2600)
Alfred's Adventure (GBC)
BoomEX BoomEX Shaman King: Master of Spirits (GBA)
Action Man: Robot Atak (GBA)
International Superstar Soccer (SNES)
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho Ys II: Wanderers From Ys (NES)
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (SNES)
Mega Bomberman (MD)
ThatAmericanSlacker ThatAmericanSlacker Mortal Kombat 3 (SNES)
Crisis Force (NES)
Spyro the Dragon (PS)
Sines Sines SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (Arcade)
Kamen Rider Agito (PS)
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (Arcade)

[DevQuest 013-II] II
wolfman2000 wolfman2000 ~Hack~ Super Mario World Bros (SNES)
Mega Man & BAss (GBA)
Super Mario Advance (GBA)
WanderingHeiho WanderingHeiho Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (GBA)
Street Fighter II (GB)
Mega Man III (GB)
TheMysticalOne TheMysticalOne Dick Tracy (MD)
Castlevania Legends (GB)
Final Fantasy V: Advance (GBA)

[DevQuest 017] RA World Cup
Bl4h8L4hBl4h Bl4h8L4hBl4h WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game (32X)
Steep Slope Sliders (Saturn)
ThatAmericanSlacker ThatAmericanSlacker Champion Baseball (SG1000)
International Track & Field (PS)
TheMysticalOne TheMysticalOne Pole Position (7800)
Champion Ice Hockey (SG1000)
Bilalscape12 Bilalscape12 Champion Tennis (SG1000)
Zippy Race (SG1000)
Maximdraco Maximdraco Champion Boxing (SG1000)
Tennis (2600)

[DevQuest 018] Subset Station
timenoe timenoe Shinobi [Subset - Akujiki's Wrath] (PS2)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 [Subset - Zero Stats] (PS2)
televandalist televandalist Earthbound [Subset - Camera Shy]
Global Defense Force [Subset - Impossible Difficulty]

Vet Developer Progress

Vet Dev VII Has used at least 75 percent of all currently available flags and features [Vet Dev I and VI required]
Excessiveiser Excessiveiser

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

Vet Dev IX Has obtained at least five badges through DevQuest
Jamiras Jamiras FBernkastelKues FBernkastelKues