hascheevos.sh - a tool for RetroPie/RetroAchievements users
Lookie what I made. My first ever RetroPie script! Granted, it's not usable for everybody. I use the hascheevos tool in a method most likely different from everybody else. I generate 1 list of all games together (that way I can use the random function to pick a game).
This script I wrote backs up the current list in case something goes wrong. It then updates the tool, then scans the basic console roms. Now with the arcade addition being different, it renames the created list, then scans the arcade roms, then combines the arcade list to the console list. All done. It then prompts if you want to reboot or not (since you need to reload EmulationStation to see the updated cheevo list).
Feel free to use it, hack it up, improve it, whatever. I just wanted to share what I accomplished all on my own, with ample Google searching. :)
To use: Place in your /home/pi/ path. Execute
chmod +x updatecheevos.shfrom the terminal. Then as needed, exit EmulationStation via
stt last edited by
well should've known achievement capable game collections/playlists was an active concern among achievement hunters, google-fu failed to pick this up couple days ago when I was interested so instead hacked this together over lunch
Requires py3+lxml (pip3 install lxml)
Given a retroarch .lpl playlist file it fetches achievement supporting games from ra.org and produces a new playlist of that subset by string matching game names.
The result is obviously just a rough approximation as the names differ in punctuation etc, but it was good enough for me for the moment, so maybe somebody else finds some use for it as well.
meleu last edited by meleu
Now that I have access "to the other side" (I mean, not just a RetroAchievements consumer), I plan to make some improvements on the API so we can get more valuable info from those http requests. :)
Not sure if you've got a moment to answer a quick question, but here goes:
hascheevostool only search for roms in specific folder paths?
I'm in the process of moving out all my hacked roms to their own dedicated folders. Using @TMNTturtlguy's awesome ComicBook theme. He's designed it so you could create a folder like
~/roms/neshand that would correspond to
NES Hacks. The way I had my system set up before, I had my hacks inside the same folder with my non-hacked roms. This worked out just fine with the
hascheevostool, but it wasn't very well organized. I liked the idea of the separate folder idea. I just wasn't sure if the tool can accommodate it or not. If it's not able to currently, is there any way to add this capability? I thought about maybe modifying the script but I'm not sure where to begin. I know I'll need at least
snesh. There are other systems that have hacks too, such as
SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, but the ComicBook theme doesn't support those (yet). I'm sure RetroAchievements will be developing cheevos on these games in time. In fact, I didn't even know about hacks until I saw cheevos for them.
@hansolo77 Since the program looks at the ROM itself, regardless of where it's stored, I don't think there is a problem if you have a separate folder for hacks.
I think my concern stems from the program being able to find the roms in the first place. Like, does it look for roms in specific folders based on what systems are currently available at RetroAchievements? When I've watched it run, it looks like it downloads a rom list for a given system, then checks the files located in each system's folder one by one. It doesn't appear to be doing a scan of EVERY rom, just the ones in folders designated as a compatible system. So say for instance that I have completely renamed my
genesis(I haven't, this is just an example). The
hascheevostool then goes to scan but skips the Genesis folder completely because it's looking for Megadrive. I have the roms, but not in the same folder it wants, so it doesn't scan for it. Does that make sense?
CapNinja last edited by
Thanks for this great gaming achievement (eh eh, did you get that? Wink wink, nudge nudge), I'm making my custom collection and found a problem. Hascheevos found only like a ⅓ of games automatically, the missing games I have to put myself. Then I open the retro achievements page and go one by one to see if I missed something, and finally have to open one by one and see if achievements have been listed.
I suppose that's because it's the cheevos amount on the time this was last updated?
Can we include on our own the psx and n64 cores on hascheevos?
Again, thank you very much
meleu last edited by
@CapNinja my tool is a bit outdated.
it's on my plans to update it this month or january, as time permits.
I'll announce here when it's done.
CapNinja last edited by
@meleu like a genki-dama, I'm sending my energy and good vibes to you. Thanks