Author Topic: Can't search for Ys games  (Read 755 times)

CrossoverGR

Can't search for Ys games
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:47:34 am »
I thought it was some kind of error or maintenance, but it isn't. You can't search for the Ys games in the search option and I think I know why.

You can submit a new game that is less than 3 letters, however, it appears this applies to the search option as well. I can put any 3 letters and it'll give me a result but anything less will not result in anything.

Perhaps this is only useful for the Ys games as that is the only series I can think of that is less than 3 letters, but I just want to do a general search of the games, nothing specific.

disgaeniac

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Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 11:28:02 am »
It's more convoluted -but- you can get around that by using the "Browse" function for the platform & region that you're looking for.

http://vgcollect.com/item/38823

Would be an example of the new Ys game for the Vita.
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karyann

Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 11:39:30 am »
I don't know for other 2-letters games, but for Ys you can search "Ys:", since they all seem to have a "sub-title" (and the official syntax for sub-titles is to put a ":"). I just tried and it works well, though there are other games that show up too.

disgaeniac

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Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 01:22:45 pm »
I don't know for other 2-letters games, but for Ys you can search "Ys:", since they all seem to have a "sub-title" (and the official syntax for sub-titles is to put a ":"). I just tried and it works well, though there are other games that show up too.

Nice.

You're right: "ys" shows nothing while "ys:" brings up a bunch of games (including a lot of Ys titles).

Quicker -n- easier than 'Browsing' for it too  8)
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matt

Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 02:03:15 pm »
This is a tough one to solve and I'll be the first to admin that the search functions....well...they suck.

desocietas

Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 03:14:15 pm »
awwww   :'(
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soera

Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 04:19:40 pm »
The other thing is not every Ys game comes up like that. Type in "book" and you will see ones that dont pop up under the "Ys:" search.

CrossoverGR

Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 02:43:03 am »
I don't know for other 2-letters games, but for Ys you can search "Ys:", since they all seem to have a "sub-title" (and the official syntax for sub-titles is to put a ":"). I just tried and it works well, though there are other games that show up too.

Well what do you know, that worked like a charm. Why didn't I think of that? Well, I guess that'll do.

90snostalga

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Re: Can't search for Ys games
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 08:46:04 am »
I have a Y's game for my Famicom and I could not find it.  I had to create a new item and add it. I don't know if it comes up in a search or not tho'