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  • couchpotatotalk
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    everytime I restart my retro pie all of my scraped metadata is wiped out. Am I not saving it? Am I overlooking something? Running 2.3

    ——–SOLUTION——–
    [quote=82649]I think the issue has to do with the starting format for the XML files under:

    /home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/*/gamelist.xml

    By default I think they contain (mine were actually blank):

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <gameList/>

    Which messes with the scrapers. If you manually replace the contents of the files with:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <gameList>
    </gameList>

    I then run the scraper, I believe it will work…

    [/quote]

    davidesm
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    After scraping select the quit emulation station option instead of shutdown or restart. It should save after that point.

    couchpotatotalk
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    [quote=82615]After scraping select the quit emulation station option instead of shutdown or restart. It should save after that point.[/quote]
    Thanks, I’ll go try that.
    *4 mins later*
    No go. I properly quit the ES after having added some games. I then pulled the power plug to see if things were saved when it started back up, they were not.

    proxycell
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    which systems are you having trouble with?
    i got mine to save for some (Sega CD) but not for others like the sega master system

    couchpotatotalk
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    [quote=82640]which systems are you having trouble with?
    i got mine to save for some (Sega CD) but not for others like the sega master system[/quote]
    I am trying NES and SNES. Both are failing to save.

    Do I not have permissions correct? I didn’t change anything from the basic install

    couchpotatotalk
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    Interesting… I went to /home/pi/.emulationstation/downloaded_images and all of the scraped images are there. Weird that Retropie isn’t pulling them up.

    gamelist.xml found in /home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/nes is blank. Not sure if that’s the issue or not.

    proxycell
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    yeah thats the “issue” – i’m still unclear as to what causes it to not be written to the file. i haven’t done NES or SNES yet but I believe you.

    i thought it was a permissions issue but I did the following:
    sudo chown -R pi /home/pi

    that should give me total ownership over everything under it. i have done it with other directories on this system without any issues. You should understand however that the scraper isn’t exactly the best part of RetroPie lol, it has a lot of issues overall and you should consider using the Pi version of sselph’s scraper:
    https://github.com/sselph/scraper/releases

    couchpotatotalk
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    [quote=82647]You should understand however that the scraper isn’t exactly the best part of RetroPie lol, it has a lot of issues overall and you should consider using the Pi version of sselph’s scraper:

    https://github.com/sselph/scraper/releases

    [/quote]
    Thanks, I am checking this out now. Are there more clear instructions somewhere? I downloaded the zip but the directions found on the main page don’t make a lot of sense to me.

    bobbyt
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    I think the issue has to do with the starting format for the XML files under:

    /home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/*/gamelist.xml

    By default I think they contain:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <gameList/>

    Which messes with the scrapers. If you manually replace the contents of the files with:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <gameList>
    </gameList>

    I then run the scraper, I believe it will work…

    sselph
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    [quote=82648]Thanks, I am checking this out now. Are there more clear instructions somewhere? I downloaded the zip but the directions found on the main page don’t make a lot of sense to me.[/quote]

    Sorry my directions are very terse. Floob made a nice video but essentially:

    • extract the zip and copy the scraper file to the rom directory you wish to scrape.
    • ssh to the pi and cd to the rom directory ie( cd ~/RetroPie/roms/snes/ ).
    • chmod +x scraper
    • ./scraper -thumb_only
    • if you get an error about gamesdb being down do ./scraper -thumb_only -use_cache
    couchpotatotalk
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    [quote=82649]manually replace the contents of the files with:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <gameList>
    </gameList>

    I then run the scraper, I believe it will work…
    [/quote]

    You are amazing. The gamelist.xml files were actually empty, but when I pasted the above text it now works. Thanks!

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