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Game not shown in Kids mode, while Hidden + Kidgame tags are ON


  • Global Moderator

    @thelostsoul Since this is - seemingly - the 2nd report about this bug, it doesn't seem to affect a lot of people.



  • @mitu You should not underestimate a bug, just because it did not get reported (although in this case it is really harmless and easy to work with). In example that guy in Reddit didn't report it and I can only assume many people reading this (including me since long time) thought this is something wrong with the personal setup or get confused and just ignore it. I think the easiest and most secure way would be to correct the webpage. That is not a suggestion, so don't take my word for it. In the end it is just a very unimportant detail.



  • I think it makes sense to correct this behaviour, because then it allows for more configuration permutations than the current behaviour. That is:

    • Show in Normal and Kiosk mode - no attribs
    • Show in Normal, Kiosk and Kid mode - kidgame
    • Show in Normal, but not Kiosk nor Kid - hidden
    • Show in Normal and Kid, but not Kiosk - hidden kidgame

    Notice that with current behaviour the last case is not possible. Meanwhile, if you want to retain current behaviour of hidden kidgame, just switch it to hidden and it's done.

    In other words, current behaviour doesn't allow for "kid only" games. While it's probably marginally useful, it's better to have an option than not to have it.



  • I would like to second the suggestion to correct this in the code although @silent has put it better than I could.

    I raised this originally on the retropie subreddit as I thought perhaps I was just misunderstanding the system. Just registered here for this and future queries.

    Whilst I understand the different modes limiting the available options, I am not completely clear on the rationale for the ROM management side. For my set up, there are games which I won't necessarily want in my "short list" (kiosk) but would be good for the kids to play, hence the enquiry.

    Thanks all!


  • Global Moderator

    @glastonberry I only jokingly added the suggestion to add a fix just be modifying the docs. Of course the code has to be corrected - a patch has been submitted for this.



  • @mitu Seriously, I took it seriously.


  • Global Moderator

    @thelostsoul Gotcha. Sadly, I've seen this approach in other part of the code world.


  • Global Moderator

    Just to let you know, the patch that corrects this problem has been added to the -dev branch of Emulationstation. Which will probably become the -stable branch in the near future, so it will be available in an update.


  • Global Moderator

    Since the new stable branch has now incorporated the latest developments, you can now update normally your Emulationstation package and get the fix committed on the dev branch.
    A minor glitch with the new version - if you're pictures/videos don't seem to show after the update, check if your GameList view style option in the Emulationstation's UI Settings menu are set to detailed/video.



  • @mitu Hey thank you for the update. :-) Next time I update my RetroPie, I will check it out.


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