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Scraping or manually creating game art for Game & Watch games in Retropie



  • I am hoping people can help. I have some game & watch games on my retropie 4.4.2. I tried using the built in scraper which would only let me scrape from thegamesdb, this didn't find any of the game & watch games. I have seen videos where people try to change the input name to a game that can be found and this I have but still it didn't find any. I have also tried manually finding the artwork then putting in the path to the file and putting this in the edit metadata section. I could edit the game description but the image wouldn't show up (there was initially no gameandwatch folder like there is in the roms section so I manually created one), this didn't work either. I have even tried installing the steven selph's scraper through sh but when I got to the menu following directions from an etaprime video the options were different (perhaps he had a different version of retropie). I looked in configuration/tools but there was no option to install the scraper. I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do next so any help is appreciated. Apologies for going on a bit, but this has been a bit of a saga.


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    @melbmatt50 said in Scraping or manually creating game art for Game & Watch games in Retropie:

    I looked in configuration/tools but there was no option to install the scraper

    You've done everything but read the docs - https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Scraper/ - which would have saved you a lot of time.



  • @mitu I went through the process of exiting emulation station and installing the scraper. I selected the gameand watch folder and attempted to scrape the games. It said games have been scraped but when I went back to emulation station there were no images for them. I don't know if it just did't find images or if somehow they didn't stay. I read the part about doing your own scraping. I am not sure how to do this as the instructions are a bit confusing and I am new to this sort of thing.



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