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  • @felleg I currently use UXS + screenscraper.fr (https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/5291/soft-universal-xml-scraper-v2-easy-scrape-with-high-quality-picture) with a custom profile to only scrape screenshots (among other metadata like name and description)

    I uploaded the profile to github just now here:
    https://github.com/anthonycaccese/es-theme-tft/blob/master/_inc/uxs profiles/no-video.xml

    The specific part around scraping screenshots is...

    <Element Type="Picture">
    		<Source_Type>XML_Download</Source_Type>
    		<Source_Download_Path>%Local_Path_File%</Source_Download_Path>
    		<Source_Download_Tag>-screenshot</Source_Download_Tag>
    		<Source_Download_Ext>jpg</Source_Download_Ext>
    		<Source_Value>Data/jeu/medias/media_screenshot</Source_Value>
    		<Target_Type>XML_Path</Target_Type>
    		<Target_Path_Type>%XML_Path_File%</Target_Path_Type>
    		<Target_Value>game/image</Target_Value>
    	</Element>
    

    I have heard that selphs scraper also can work with screenscraper.fr but I need to check to see if that can also be configured to look up screenshots instead of boxart. I will see what I can find.


  • @alphatoanant thanks! I tried using uxs, but it kept crashing for some reasons unknown. If there's a way to do it with sselph's, that's the one if be interested in!


  • @felleg it looks like there is a way to prefer to screenshots when using sselph's scraper

    Check out the flag "consoleImg" in https://github.com/sselph/scraper/blob/master/scraper.go
    The default value is "b" (boxart) if nothing is set. "s" can be used to scrape for screenshots and you can comma separate a few values to define preference order.

    It looks like it can only be set if you running it from the command line though

    I did find this request that goes into another option of manually editing the defaults so you can run it from the gui - https://github.com/sselph/scraper/issues/130

    Thinking of one of those approaches might work. Hope this helps.


  • @alphatoanant Thanks for this!
    Luckily, I finally got the chance to test your test for real today. Man, I absolutely ADORE this theme. It's in my top 3 favorite themes as of yet. Can't wait to see it appear in the official RetroPie repo! It looks unbelievable on my TFT. Weird detail, but I like how vibrant the grid in the background looks. It's much more noticeable than the grid in your standard CRT theme (even when connected to HDMI), in comparison. It's a shame you're missing a few systems in there, like the 32x, dreamcast, N64 and DOS. Since there is no text, it's hard to pick the right system if they're missing ;)

    I wish there was a quick way to change from boxart view to screenshot view, let me know if you know of a trick. Since like the automatic view mode is great at picking the few videos I have (and frankly is looks quite stunning with videos!).

    Last little detail: I noticed on your github page, there are small arrows in the console select screen, but my version of the theme doesn't have theme. What happened to them? :P

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    Edit: last thing I noticed, my boxarts don't seem to be re-aligned in z (the suggestion you implemented), but it does re-align the videos. Is the re-alignment for videos and screenshots only, or is this a bug?
    EDIT EDIT: Seems like it's only affecting "portrait" boxart, like NES and Genesis. SNES centers the image fine. Weird.
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  • suggestion for your TFT theme! Since you had a CRT snow video for files with missing videos in your previous CRT theme, maybe you should do the same for this theme when a screenshot or a video is missing! :)


  • @felleg thank you for your feedback and photos!

    I have made some updates...

    "missing a few systems in there, like the 32x, dreamcast, N64 and DOS"

    • I have added those 4 and committed the changes to github
    • if there are any others missing just let me know and I should be able to turn them around soon

    "I wish there was a quick way to change from boxart view to screenshot view, let me know if you know of a trick"

    • unfortunately, there isn't a way I know of. ES currently only looks for the <image> property in a gamelist so I believe whatever is defined for a given game is the image that will be displayed. I have seen some conversation of new media properties in other threads but that's likely a ways off.

    "I noticed on your github page, there are small arrows in the console select screen, but my version of the theme doesn't have theme. What happened to them?"

    • This is simply a miss on my part =)
    • I'll try to commit the code for this in the next week

    "last thing I noticed, my boxarts don't seem to be re-aligned in z (the suggestion you implemented), but it does re-align the videos. Is the re-alignment for videos and screenshots only, or is this a bug?"

    • This one is puzzling me =)
    • I have the use case set up in my test env but haven't wrapped my head around why its happening yet. Will keep digging

    "suggestion for your TFT theme! Since you had a CRT snow video for files with missing videos in your previous CRT theme, maybe you should do the same for this theme when a screenshot or a video is missing! :)"

    • The main reason I didn't implement was wanting games without a video to be able to fallback and display their screenshot
    • I am thinking of this though

  • @alphatoanant Thanks for your response! I will pull the newest version of the theme right away. Hype!


  • @alphatoanant Hey Anthony, i tried to get in touch with you via Instagram regarding your TFT theme. Now I found this post here :-) Is there any way i can message you?
    Cheers,
    Ale


  • Found your message. Sorry for missing that, talk soon.


  • @alphatoanant Cheers!

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