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Rebuild fba/mame romset to remove clones



  • Hi, i have2 non-merged romsets, one for fba and one for mame. These take up a lot of space. I have read that you can use clrmamepro to rebuild a romset. I'm wondering if you can use this to remove clones/differen regions so i have only one rom per game to save space.

    Kr
    Wouter



  • @Wouter I posted a script for it a few months ago:
    https://retropie.org.uk/forum/post/27093



  • Hi Meleu,
    thanks for your advice. I tried your script but without any succes.
    No roms were copied to the new folder. See the log file

    for your reference: i've tried this on the 2016 FBA reference set v0.2.97.39
    maybe something to do with the gamelist?

    thanks for your help,
    wouter



  • @Wouter I'll look into it when I get home. Thanks for the log, but, please edit your post and delete that other link.



  • @meleu hi, i've deleted the other link. My apollogies, i wasn't aware this isn't allowed.

    Thanks!



  • @Wouter hey man. I tried here and the script just works.

    Pay attention at the command line:

    usage: noclones_fba-next.sh /path/to/original/romset /noclone/romset/destination
    

    I used this command:

    ./noclones_fba-next.sh ~/path/to/my/complete/romset/directory ~/RetroPie/roms/fba/
    

    What command did you use?



  • Yes, you are right! I copied the path from nautilus but in this process it replaced the spaces with %20 thus pointing to an non-existing directory in which it could not find the roms in quedtion.
    I've corrected the path and now it's working like a charm!

    Many thanks!

    ps: could i adapt this script to work with mame romsets as well (by pointingf to different gamelist i suppose?)



  • @Wouter said in Rebuild fba/mame romset to remove clones:

    could i adapt this script to work with mame romsets as well (by pointingf to different gamelist i suppose?)

    it's on github! mess with the code as you wish! If you share the results with us it'll be very much appreciated. ;-)

    But, keep in mind that this line of code takes into consideration the fbalpha gamelist text format. Where are you planning to get the mame gamelist txt file from?



  • @meleu said in Rebuild fba/mame romset to remove clones:

    Where are you planning to get the mame gamelist txt file from?

    Well, actually that was my question :-). I'm not so familiar with arcade romsets let alone how to rebuild them..
    Guess I'll stick with clrmamepro for my mame romset. If i've found a solution, a certainly will post this into this topic!

    Much thanks for your help!



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