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Showcase Theme Image/Video Issues


  • Global Moderator

    @WylieCoyote Emulationstation only knows about image, marquee and video tags, other types of images/boxart (like logo) are ignored.



  • @mitu Thanks for the clarification, handy to know.


  • Global Moderator

    @WylieCoyote You can check the Emulationstation log file (~/.emulationstation/es_log.txt) to see if you spot any errors.
    I used Skraper a few times and didn't have any problems, as long as I copied the resulting gamelist.xml and the downloaded media folders in the ROMs folder.



  • @mitu Many thanks. Not sure it means but apart from a selection of pbp's that were ignored, I found these relating to the theme in the PSX folder.

    lvl2: Parsing XML file "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/psx/gamelist.xml"...
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/showcase/psx/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/showcase/psx/../theme.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/showcase/psx/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/showcase/psx/../theme.xml")
    could not find file ""
    lvl1: Warning from theme "/etc/emulationstation/themes/showcase/psx/theme.xml"
    (from included file "/etc/emulationstation/themes/showcase/psx/../theme.xml")
    could not find file ""

    I'll update/reinstall the theme and redo the scrape. I think that's the best starter for ten.


  • Global Moderator

    @WylieCoyote There's nothing related to your problem in the logs, unfortunately. I'd just re-scrape a few ROMs and test the new gamelist, not to waste any time for a full re-scrape.



  • @mitu Understand. Can you do that with Skraper Beta or do I have to remove the roms from the PSX folder? Doesn't appear to have an individual or smaller subset option, it's all or nothing (on a per system basis that is).


  • Global Moderator

    @WylieCoyote Since Skraper is Windows based, I've just copied a few ROMs locally and scrape them in a folder. If you're just pointing Skraper directly at the roms file share, you could move the bulk of the psx ROMs in a different folder (roms/psx2) and just scrape the few ones left.



  • @mitu Right, fresh scrape a couple of ROMs, with original gamelist.xml deleted, I get the following results;

    Theme View
    Video - wheel art in central window, fade to video snap. no wheel art in top right window above metadata
    Auto - Shows nothing in either window.
    Detailed - screenshot 3 mix in central window, fade to video snap. no wheel art in top right window above metadata

    Must just be fortunate on my bartop build because there doesn't seem to be any view that shows all 3 (image, wheel and snap) on one screen. But at least I know it's me that's screwing it up. :)


  • Global Moderator

    @WylieCoyote Try a different theme then, it'll give an excuse to play more with the build and try new things :).



  • @mitu I will. I've been into Retropie for a couple of years now so have a reasonable handle on the themes available, the challenge is always finding one which hits the spot but gives you what you want. Given it's a build in an actual PS1 case, the Playstation theme was the obvious, choice but it didn't really tick all the boxes. After a lot of trial and error, Showcase seemed the next best alternative. I'll keep on looking.

    I've been meaning to build this for about a year now, just sod's law when I get round to it, it looks like modding the PS Classic is now the way to go. :)

    Many thanks for your advice and assistance, greatly appreciated.

    Regards
    Andrew



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