Opened 2 years ago

#13216 new defect

WEB: "Other" screenshots page is broken

Reported by: Thunderforge Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Web
Version: Keywords: screenshots
Cc: Game:


On any screenshots page for a game or series (say Loom), at the bottom of the page is a "Back" button that goes up one level to the company category (in Loom's case, LucasArts).

Games that are in the "Other Games" category (such as Teen Agent) has a back button that goes to, but this page results in the following error:

There was a problem processing your request:

Invalid category specified.

Initial findings

The "Invalid category specified" error is thrown on this line. The issue is that the page is looking for screenshots matching a company name of "Other", finds none, and throws an error.

The "Other" category is generated by this query for any company where no more than one game exists.

I also discovered that you can go to a game's screenshot page if the "other" in the URL is the company id. In other words, these two are interchangeable:

Possible Solutions

It seems that there are two solutions we could pursue:

  • Fix the query so that searching for "Other" results in a properly generated page showing screenshots for all companies that have a single game
  • Change the screenshot page so that the hyperlinks go to the company-specific pages (e.g. screenshots/metropolis/teenagent/) so that the Back button goes to the company page (screenshots/other/). Then the screenshots page has an "Other" category grouping that is purely cosmetic

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