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Add rom images onto each rom folder - retrofan - 02-06-2020

Hi

Can anyone give me some advice? I have rom images for each respective rom folders and I named it as image on the folder. I put the rom image folder in each rom example rom/nes/image. The screenshot image didn’t show up on each title as I browse through.. even I restart the retrostone 2. Did I do something wrong? I need advice.. please help ?


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - blazouf - 02-06-2020

Hello.
You can find a good tutorial here :


and a detailled tutorial here :
https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/scraper


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - alexkidd - 02-06-2020

you must have a gamelist.xml for the platform with proper paths to roms and images. There is a very useful tool you can try, in case you dont have them
Check https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/9486/gengal-gamelist-xml-generator


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - alexkidd - 02-06-2020

@blazouf IIRC, scrapers will redownload the images all over again. He probably just need a XML file to match the paths.


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - blazouf - 02-06-2020

yes, you're right. Gengal - Gamelist XML Generator is a better option if images already exist ! :-)

The Mega link is broken, but you can find it here :
Gengal Gamelist XML Generator
https://www.dropbox.com/s/he3a48pvhp0bl42/Gengal.zip?dl=0


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - retrofan - 02-06-2020

Thanks guys. It sound more complicated than I thought. Gamelist xml..? Do I need to psychically input the game titles on it?


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - alexkidd - 02-06-2020

It's maybe easier to follow the tutorial provided by @blazouf and have the scraper doing all the work, downloading metadata and creating the XML files.

My suggestion (GENGAL) would create for you automatically, you just need to set the roms folders and file standards (same rom name plus _image.png at the end).

more references:
https://retropie.org.uk/docs/EmulationStation/#scraper
https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/17177/how-to-generate-gamelist-xml


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - retrofan - 02-06-2020

(02-06-2020, 12:34 PM)Okay, will try that. Thanks again to everyone for guiding me


alexkidd Wrote:
It's maybe easier to follow the tutorial provided by @blazouf and have the scraper doing all the work, downloading metadata and creating the XML files.

My suggestion (GENGAL) would create for you automatically, you just need to set the roms folders and file standards (same rom name plus _image.png at the end).

more references:
https://retropie.org.uk/docs/EmulationStation/#scraper
https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/17177/how-to-generate-gamelist-xml



RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - pushka - 02-06-2020

if you set the system to "search for box art locally" and have a folder

gba/game_name.gba
gba/images/game_name-image.gba

It automatically links together for me (just the cover art - if you use a scrapper, it downloads reviews and descriptions and things, but I renamed my rom files so nothing is scrapped)


RE: Add rom images onto each rom folder - Valden - 02-09-2020

The scraper has come along way since I used it a couple of years ago, but how it determines what games it detects is still magic. Used to be the game had to match a specific dumps, CRC and you had to sacrifice an Atari controller. There are some ways to make it easier before taking extreme measures. Editing the name in the meta screen does no good. You have to rename the rom.
*Rename the roms to match the title of the game.
 Example 1: Aburner2.zip to Afterburner 2.zip
 Example 2: Legend of Zelda, The.zip to The Legend of Zelda.zip

*Remove special characters (_&",'*)
 Example 1: Streets_of_Rage.zip to Streets of Rage.zip
 Example 2: Galaga '90.zip to Galaga 90.zip

If everything fails and you just want to add an image to the game, you can do that manually (you will need a keyboard). Download whatever image you want. Convert it to .png (if it is not already). Name the image that is easy to remember. Traditionally, -image is placed after the image name, but it's not needed. Place the image in the rom folder where the game is located (this is the most simple location but you can put them anywhere). Go to the game and press the select button. Select Edit This Games Meta Data. Select Image. Type: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/[system]/[game name].png press Enter. Select Ok. Then scroll down and save. Remember Linux is case sensitive.
Example: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/abc.png