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Updating Uploaded Games

#1 User is offline   T-Bone 

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 04:04 PM

I have a question about previously uploaded games to the archives. This may have been answered in the past.

Is it possible to update previously uploaded games? What is required for that process?

My uploaded catalog of games are in no way impressive, and the ratings speak to that. I'd like to at some point in time go back to correct the issues some may have had with them.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 05:12 AM

So, this was mostly answered on Discord, but I wanted to give a response here for anyone else to find.

The game update process is a semi-automated process. If an Upload is made with all metadata on the upload form (especially the title) other than version number matching the current record, it will be marked in our system as an update that we can one-click approve to supercede the original record. The old versions are always kept around in this case, so no data is lost.

If the upload form title does not match, the record will have to be edited before we can have it supercede the old game. As such, we do not ever advise uploading updates with the version number in the title, for example.
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Posted 14 March 2021 - 03:03 PM

Good to know. I uploaded a ZIP , same name for the title field as well.

Curious though, should we be using the release date of the original version, or the date of when we upload the latest build?
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Posted 15 March 2021 - 07:12 AM

When doing an update? Honestly I think people have done either, but I would say release date of the update. The release date for the original will be kept in the original record, which is still publicly visible.

Doing release date of the update helps keep sort of a historical record of updates and their release dates.
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