To make this work the Collection .cfg in .emulationstation\collections should be custom-NAME
The Theme .emulationstation\themes (create the folder if u didnt have one) copy existing theme that u want to customize from Theme folder in /etc/emulationstation/themes to the new folder that u just created, then the new folder should have the name of the collection "NAME" and not the full .cfg name "custom-NAME".
U can copy the .xml from other collection then just tweak it, it is actually super ez.
Edit: for Automatic collections just do the same process but the names for the folders are "auto-lastplayed", "auto-favorites" and "auto-allgames".
If your collection ROMs are not part of an existing system, they won't show up. So if you created a roms/cps1 folder and put the ROMs there, then created a collection with the filenames of those ROMs, that won't work.
EmulationStation needs to know that roms/cps1 is a system, you probably had - in your previous build - cps configured as such.
If that's not your exact setup, then you should post the configuration files for EmulationStation's system list and the custom collection you've created. And it would be nice if you added the info asked in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first, just to know what version of EmulationStation/RetroPie we're talking here.
@mitu Thank you for your reply and I apologize for missing the other information. As soon as you mentioned the es_systems.cfg file was the moment I realized "yup, that's not there". All is good with this build now. Arg I knew it was going to be something silly.
it could be done by editing a config file as many other things in the Pie.
The areas you're referencing are generally related to the emulators, ports and other elements that we often don't maintain. Backend settings for the RetroPie fork of Emulation Station have been discussed in the past and the general consensus so far has been that the developers find it to be a bad practice.
Is there a way to put it in as a request for the next versions?
You can start a thread over in the 'Ideas and Development' section of the forum. If it gains any traction there, it's possible that a developer may take a crack at adding it. However, the change would still have to be approved by the lead maintainers.
I actually emphasized quantity, but I did so only to an extent, excluding any un-translated games, most prototypes, and most unlicensed games. In my mind, I wanted to create a kind of history museum or archival library, showcasing the console's life through its titles. You can flip to any one console and see the styles of box art, the genres and trends that were popular, the character designs that reflected the era, the relevant pop culture icons of the time, and whatever else. Sure, I won't ever play the vast majority of the games I added, but it's a beautiful and eloquent way to look back on gaming history from the late 1970's to the early 2000's.
Hi mate I removed all the unwanted systems off for my cabinet. I found people going straight into stuff like Amiga and Playstation where you need keyboard or Analogue inputs. I have Arcade, nes & snes, master system & mega drive. Simple is better on a cab...i think.