Game image catalog naming convention as altenative titles
Some of the games don't get results through the API because the names used by ROM (and other game images) documenting organizations have some rules that don't apply to IGDB's main title rule.
Some of them:
If the title starts with an article, it goes to the end of the title. (Legend of Zelda, The)
If there is a non-standard character, like slashes, quotes, etc, they are removed.
The Japanese naming scheme uses double vowels instead of singles ones.
It would be good to have as an alternative title option something like: "Alternative title - No-Intro Naming Convention".
I'm pretty sure it is good both as a catalog stand point and also useful for third party applications that work with ROMs (TOSEC, No-Intro and Redump follow similar rules).
Just as a remark, these organizations are of people who document the information about games, but don't endorse piracy, as many think. They share DATs, a specialized database file, which contains only information about the games.
Also agree. In general, I've been surprised that IGDB hasn't made an attempt to standardise game names with Redump and No-Intro. There are a lot of weird naming variations for games.
I second this idea. It would greatly improve searching to be able to search directly by standardized rom name (no intro, redump, etc.)