@SuperPitendo said in RetroPi Media - gamelist.xml generator:
@MotoGp I know, some dudes like marquees and others dont.
But the effort you put in this tool will not be appreciated as it should if you target (unintenionally) a splitgroup (metadata user) of a splitgroup (without interest in marquees). You see, the target group become pretty small.
My advise: more flexibility!!!
Anything that can be scraped, should be an option (like marquees)
I like my metadata in one folder per system (like sselphscraper does it), not in three different folders. here should be an option too.
I see there is a kind of check if there are some missing roms. But missing in comparison to what? Wich list from where is taken to check the missing roms? I think being able to add the newest dat.files by yourself would be an amazing feature in your tool.
The one thing I really miss in any scraper and tool is a prepared (maybe drop down) list of publisher, developer and genre. After many scraping session with different scrapers, I was always unamused about the inkonsistencies in spelling of these tags and sorting by these tags was useless...
This app isn't a scraper, it does not download anything. I've added the marquess to the setup.
You can put all of your data in one folder like roms\systemname\media\
the check is this. If you use either a gamelist from someone or a Hyperlist, it check to see if you have the roms that match the list. I'm not sure what the dat.files are.
I'm note usre how to handle this one.
The overall intent of my app was to see what roms you had and the cooresponding images. It just basically shows you what you have and what is missing.
It allows you to edit the gamelist file. But again, its not a scraper app. The whole scraper thing is foreign to me. I understnad what it does but I think the results of the ones I tried and pretty bad.
If to others this app serves no purpose, I'll just use it myself. I just thought I'd share it and maybe would be useful to someone else. I made a similar app for Hyperspin years ago and was useful for that system but Hyperspin didn't "scrape" to create your gamelist, the lists were already made and you downloaded them to your systema and sometimes you had a game in the menu but you actually did not have the rom, so I was avoiding that issue.
@ruckage Thanks so much for replying to me. I'll try doing that in the morning - the icon is in the right format with the right name but I've only got it in one place, and don't have the logo files saved anywhere. Thanks again, very much appreciated 👍
Did the implementation using gamelist.xml, was very easy and the program is lightning fast now that it doesn't do any file IO or hashing.
Not as interesting problem to solve, but it works just as expected. (Might have some minor bug)
Thanks for the input @mitu and @muldjord .
I am still looking forward to the cache improvements of skyscraper. I'll make sure to look by the skyscraper thread to see when it is finished.
Successfully got zx spectrum and C64 working fine, usb keyboard required for both. Anyway finished with this project, will move to putting a pi zero in a nes cartridge. Please see other posts for advice on that. Hope my information helps. It proves that the original Pi are not complete write offs.
Thank you and regards
@Addison good form, very good form! That is truly stunning. I wish I had a CNC machine even more now.
I really like the aesthetic of the 70s one too. Something about the knobs I think.
I'll bet you could even play pong on that.
@legendos That SNES Mini mod is currently outdated and slightly broken. I may fix it one of these days and release it as a patch (with different made from scratch help visuals), but it's not on my plans for now, sorry.