I am using Skyscrapper for pics and Steven Selph's scrapper for videos (as I couldn't login in Screenscraper, now I know how thanks to this thread!). My pics and metadata are ok but my videos are just sound and a blackscreen, any idea what's wrong? I'm on a Pi 3B + retropie 2.7.1, OMX player is on.
I actually do a few things in paint still myself. If I have to move an image slightly to get rid of a bad edge or resize it slightly that's the quickest way for me.
I actually recommend Paint.NET though. It was real easy for me to pick up and there's a huge fan community that makes a lot of helpful extensions. I've used some of these extensions for altering the perspective to make really bad angled box and cart shots look like they were taken directly head on.
Made a HUGE difference when I could get a 1500x2100 image off of ebay and change the perspective to have an amazing HQ image instead of using some 300x425 image with a beat up box and a sticker on it that I found on some random gamer site.
@darknior I don't think our script is what you need then. You might want to look into Skyscraper that muldjord is working on. I can't remember if he ever added the ability to use our synopsis or not, but he was willing to do it.
The script that meleu's been tweaking does it all. There's no way to just convert the synopsis.txt files to xml files with it. Even if there were, I don't know how this would save you any time.
I'm afraid that you're going to end up spending tons of time making xml files that you don't need to. It really doesn't take that long to follow the instructions and set up your media correctly. You can then run the script and let the pi make every gamelist.xml for every system that it currently handles. It would take about 16 hours on a Pi Zero and would probably be much quicker on a Pi 3.
Not bad, considering if I were to do it all by hand it would probably take me 2 or 3 thousand hours to write them.
Good to see people's interest! I'm having a hard time with Super Nintendo as the number of games is just insane for that system!!! Yet I'm making progress and I won't let it go before it's 100% done.
By the way if you know some good places to get box arts in good definition for that system that would be great. Especially the Japanese box arts as they're extremely hard to find in decent quality. Thanks!