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    Hi, I like the carbon theme but wondered is there a way of editing the theme to just show the 4 digits of the year for a games release date rather than the full date? Without editing every entry for each games in a game list?

    For example if a date was 01/01/1986, just showing the 1986 rather that the full date.

    Thanks!


  • Suer, look for the tag <datetime name="md_releasedate">; within this you can add: <format>%Y</format>

    These are the available options as per https://github.com/RetroPie/EmulationStation/blob/master/THEMES.md:

    format - type: STRING. Specifies format for rendering datetime.
    %Y: The year, including the century (1900)
    %m: The month number [01,12]
    %d: The day of the month [01,31]
    %H: The hour (24-hour clock) [00,23]
    %M: The minute [00,59]
    %S: The second [00,59]


  • @smartazz104 Thank you! A lot of the dates for games that I've scraped state the 1st of January because I think the exact date is unknown. I shall have a go at adjusting the theme.

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