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Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI


  • New version : V3.0

    Changelog

    This is mainly an interface update, focused on ease-of-use and user experience.
    As a result, this is the first release I'm confortable calling "stable".

    • Can now parse an INI file (like catver.ini) to convert it to CSV
    • New options in overlays and rom management to overwrite existing files or not
    • Automatically detects and processes list of games without the "name" column
    • Long-running operations (overlays and roms management) can now be cancelled
    • Handles errors and displays them to the user
    • Displays the number of files/lines processed at the end
    • A few bugs fixed

    Download

    https://github.com/cosmo0/arcade-manager/releases/


  • New version : v4.0

    Changelog

    This release makes the overlay installation work with Recalbox.

    • Can now install overlays for Recalbox in addition to Retropie
    • Some small improvements
    • Fixes conversion of INI files

    Download

    https://github.com/cosmo0/arcade-manager/releases/


  • If you have installed "artwork" overlays using this tool, quite a lot of games had broken config paths. It's now fixed.
    A few "realistic" overlays had position problems (x and y were inverted), but not many.

    You can just install the pack again and check "overwrite existing files".


  • Will the overlays installed with this look correct when outputting at 720p?


  • @cloudlink said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    Will the overlays installed with this look correct when outputting at 720p?

    The "artwork" overlays are resolution-independant and should work with any 16/9 resolution.

    The "realistic" overlays are configured to work at 1080p, but maybe Retroarch will automatically downsize everything if your screen is not capable of 1080p ? I have no idea. I wouldn't count on it.

    Allowing to switch resolution during install is a good feature idea. I might work on that soon (it's not that hard, either).


  • New version : v4.1

    https://github.com/cosmo0/arcade-manager/releases

    This is a bugfix release.

    Changelog

    • Displays file size when copying rom files (copying large files would make it look like it crashed)
    • Activates the menus on MacOS so you can now copy/paste
    • Fixes the "only keep roms" feature, which didn't work at all (small typo in the code)
    • Changes the files order in the "download CSV file" screen

  • First off, this tool is great! Thank you for all your work on it!

    I'm having an issue with it freezing while copying roms using a .csv file.
    I used the app to download a set-noclone-noconsole.csv for a MAME 0.78 set and am trying to use it to copy roms from a full MAME 0.78 set to a different directory. It always freezes on "bmaster (2 MB)". I'm using Windows 10.

    I checked in the set-noclone-noconsole.csv I'm using and the next rom after the one it freezes on is "bmcompm2", which happens to not be in my full rom set I'm copying from. I removed that line from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv and ran it again, and it got passed where it was freezing. It then froze again on another rom so I removed the one after that from from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv, which I am also missing, and it got passed that.

    It seems it freezes while copying roms using a .csv if the next rom in the .csv is not in the full rom set.


  • Does this work over network with SSH? Or do the roms have to be on a flash drive?


  • @cloudlink said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    First off, this tool is great! Thank you for all your work on it!

    I'm having an issue with it freezing while copying roms using a .csv file.
    I used the app to download a set-noclone-noconsole.csv for a MAME 0.78 set and am trying to use it to copy roms from a full MAME 0.78 set to a different directory. It always freezes on "bmaster (2 MB)". I'm using Windows 10.

    I checked in the set-noclone-noconsole.csv I'm using and the next rom after the one it freezes on is "bmcompm2", which happens to not be in my full rom set I'm copying from. I removed that line from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv and ran it again, and it got passed where it was freezing. It then froze again on another rom so I removed the one after that from from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv, which I am also missing, and it got passed that.

    It seems it freezes while copying roms using a .csv if the next rom in the .csv is not in the full rom set.

    Yeah, sorry, I noticed this bug yesterday evening, too, and didn't had the chance to release a new version. I'll try to release one ASAP.

    @lilbud said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    Does this work over network with SSH? Or do the roms have to be on a flash drive?

    The roms and config have to be accessible through your file explorer. So, through \\retropie\roms on Windows, /Volumes/romson MacOS, and whatever mount point your flavor of Linux has.


  • New release : v4.2

    Fixes the rom copy (sorry...)

    https://github.com/cosmo0/arcade-manager/releases


  • Thanks again @cosmo0!
    I tried this again today but it keeps encountering an error:

    Error: Uncaught Unable to download file /cosmo0/retropie-overlays-arcade-realistic/master/overlays/configs/msh.cfg

    File: C:\arcade-manager\resources\app.asar\src\downloader.js
    line: 24 ; column: 17

    Although it says it is erroring on msh, I believe it is actually erroring on the next file, mshvsf.


  • @cloudlink woops sorry ! I updated the overlay pack with OrionsAngel's pack 38 yesterday, and I made a mistake. It should be fixed now.


  • New realistic overlays

    I integrated pack 38 and 39 of OrionsAngel's overlays : https://forums.libretro.com/t/my-realistic-arcade-bezels/10604/182

    New or updated overlays : alcon, archrivl, arknoid2, armorcar, avsp, bootcamp, bsktball, bwidow, centiped, dino, dkong, dkong3, dkongjr, dspirit, elevator, frontlin, hbarrel, hyperspt, indytemp, kram, kurikint, mp_gaxe2, msh/mshu, mspacman, pacman, pbillrd, powerdrv, psychos, skyshark, superbug, tndrcade, zwackery


  • Thanks @cosmo0!
    I can't believe how great the Realistic overlays look and how awesome your Arcade Manager is!


  • @cloudlink Thanks! ^^
    I'm glad if at least one person enjoys it :)

    If you like the realistic overlays, I encourage you to go to OrionsAngel's thread at the libretro forums (there is a link just above) and tell him you like them, I'm sure he'll be glad to hear it :)


  • @cosmo0
    Do you know of a good way to install realistic overlays for consoles?


  • @cloudlink said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    @cosmo0
    Do you know of a good way to install realistic overlays for consoles?

    What do you mean, realistic console overlays?
    I have made a consoles overlay pack, maybe that's what you're looking for?
    https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/16430/
    No automatic install but you can just copy and paste.

    If you want a TV screen with scratches and reflection it can easily be done, I can add that to my existing ones.

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  • @cosmo0
    A TV screen with scratches and reflection would be awesome!


  • Can your tool be used to create "Full Non-Merged" romsets, where the BIOS is added to the game romset zips?

    To do this in ClrMamePro you go to the Advanced button and uncheck "Separate BIOS Sets"

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