cengherbogdanParticipant02/24/2016 at 15:04Post count: 3
hi. i just try scraper but the thegamesdb.net is down. how can i get games description with picture in emulatorstation ?
thank youmikeveli20Participant02/24/2016 at 18:21Post count: 59
Wait until it’s back up, or you can add them yourself by manually editing the xml file. I’ve had to do that for a few games where for whatever reason the scraper won’t pick up the game from thegamesdb. Mobygames.com is a good alternate source that I use for images and descriptions. If you have tons of games to scrape though I would just wait for thegamesdb to be up otherwise it will take forever.cengherbogdanParticipant02/24/2016 at 19:49Post count: 3
thank you so much. yes. i have tons of games. i will wait for thegamedb . thanks againmikeveli20Participant02/24/2016 at 23:12Post count: 59
Hopefully it’s back soon. This outage has been longer than any previous ones that I can remember.
Edit: Likely won’t be for awhile according to this latest update: https://www.facebook.com/thegamesdb/posts/1058742734182457newparadiseParticipant02/25/2016 at 20:46Post count: 8
Where do I find the xml, and where do I put the image files?mikeveli20Participant02/25/2016 at 20:56Post count: 59
Then you’ll see a ‘downloaded_images’ folder and a ‘gamelists’ folder. Within each will be a folder for each system.newparadiseParticipant02/25/2016 at 21:41Post count: 8
Cool, thanks. Found it, do you know if there is an example out there of what the layout/formatting is? They are all blank right now.
EDIT: nm, found itzitraxParticipant02/26/2016 at 14:34Post count: 1cengherbogdanParticipant02/26/2016 at 16:33Post count: 3newparadiseParticipant02/26/2016 at 17:38Post count: 8
I don’t see a downloaded_images folder, just gamelists. Inside gamelists, I go to mame-advmame, and open gamelist.xml. It was empty, just had </gameList>. So I opened up mame-mame4all even though I don’t use it anymore. There is path, name, playcount, and lastplayed. I don’t see any place for image though. Any help appreciated thanks!mikeveli20Participant02/27/2016 at 01:55Post count: 59
You’ll have to create the folder if you haven’t scraped any games yet. It should go in the /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation folder.
Once inside the xml, add an
<image>tag to your game with the path to the image.
<image>/opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/downloaded_images/snes/Super Mario World-image.jpg</image>
There’s also a symlink that will take you to the emulationstation folder which is a bit shorter to type: /home/pi/.emulationstationmydriazeParticipant02/29/2016 at 14:32Post count: 28
Tricky one: I’m playing F-Zero on SNES. How to edit metadata? F-zero spelling find nothing. Neither F Zero, neither FZEro. I’m lost, I don’t know how to match this game with the database!crbrxParticipant03/04/2016 at 02:52Post count: 4
Press select on the game and scroll down to edit metadata. It lets you do it for individual games. If that doesn’t work, make a manual entry in the proper folder, as referenced above.herbfargusMember03/04/2016 at 02:59Post count: 1858mydriazeParticipant03/04/2016 at 08:37Post count: 28
Thanks for your reply. I’m not saying i don’t know how to use/scrap metadata, i’m saying that the F-zero spelling did not work properly with the scraper: FZERO, F ZERO, F-ZERO spelling didn’t match anything.herbfargusMember03/04/2016 at 08:43Post count: 1858
Sselphs scraper matches based on hash data not necessarily the game title, but his database may not be complete
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