Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles

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dariwonka
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Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles

Post by dariwonka »

Hello, I am using the version 2.2.0 (Daily Build), and one of the changes is:
- Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles.

Can it be that like an option?
Because I preffer to have for example "The Dig" next to the other "T's"

Thanks a lot!

invwar
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Re: Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles

Post by invwar »

Then I would add the option to sort by series instead of title (or release year). I would really like to have the original title of Monkey Island 1,2,3 in order, currently I just put them as Monkey Island in ScummVM, which is the simple solution. But as the amount of titles is, a hidden hardcoded alternative sort is manageable. Don't worry, I don't expect anything.

Kasenshlogga
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Re: Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles

Post by Kasenshlogga »

That's a great suggestion, I would also add sort by game developer to that. Maybe put them in groups for a better overview.

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Raziel
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Re: Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles

Post by Raziel »

Another idea would be to sort by "engine" (Scumm, SCI, AGI, etc.), always wanted to have it like that

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criezy
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Re: Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles

Post by criezy »

You are welcome to create an improvement ticket with the idea on https://bugs.scummvm.org/. Posts in the forum are likely to be missed by many developers, and forgotten quickly by those who do see it.

digitall
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Re: Games are sorted in GUI ignoring the articles

Post by digitall »

Improving the launcher to allow grouping of games by engine or different sorting orders has been discussed in the past... or at least I think I talked about it with Strangerke and a few others at different times. However, no code patch exists for this or any other work was done to my knowledge. Patches / Pull Requests for discussion are welcome! :)

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