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  • 678615c9-54a1-4f47-b504-8dc3a6f8af7f-image.png Hi all,
    I’m trying to get scraping to work on my Pi 2 with the latest version of retropie. Scraping from the main menu doesn’t work. I found these instructions:
    And followed the instructions for Steven Selph's Scraper. I was able to install it but am getting these errors (below) when running it.
    I haven’t tried any of the other options on that page. Before I spend the time to try them, can anyone point me in the right direction for my best option for scraping? I’m not sure why the one I tried failed, or if there is something I am doing wrong.

    2019/02/26 23:56:07 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Golden Axe II (JUE) [!].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:07 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Golden Axe (JU) (REV 00) [!].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:07 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Grand Slam Tennis (E) [!].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:07 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Golden Axe III (J) [!].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:08 ERR: error processing /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Golden Axe (JU) (REV 00) [!].bin: hash not found
    2019/02/26 23:56:08 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/John Madden NFL 94 (UEJ) [b1].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:08 ERR: error processing /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Grand Slam Tennis (E) [!].bin: hash not found
    2019/02/26 23:56:08 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Jordan vs Bird - Super One-on-One (U) (REV 01) [!].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:08 ERR: error processing /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Golden Axe II (JUE) [!].bin: hash not found
    2019/02/26 23:56:08 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Madden NFL 98 (U).bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:11 ERR: error processing /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Golden Axe III (J) [!].bin: hash not found
    2019/02/26 23:56:11 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Micro Machines 2 - Turbo Tournament (JUE) [b1].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:14 ERR: error processing /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/Micro Machines 2 - Turbo Tournament (JUE) [b1].bin: hash not found
    2019/02/26 23:56:14 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/NBA Action (U) [!].bin
    2019/02/26 23:56:39 ERR: error processing /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/John Madden NFL 94 (UEJ) [b1].bin: hash not found
    2019/02/26 23:56:39 INFO: Starting: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/NBA Hang Time (4) [!].bin

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    @deadherring said in Scraping:

    Scraping from the main menu doesn’t work

    It should work - what version of Emulationstation are you using ? Make sure you update it to the latest version.

    As for what options for scraping you have - besides the page you already found in the Docs, there's also a few external scrapers running on Windows - Universal XML Scraper ( and Skraper (, both using information from

  • @mitu Thanks. To update, do I run Update all installed packages from the setup script menu? And then try scraping from the built in scraper?


  • Global Moderator

    @deadherring Yes, run the update from the RetroPie-Setup script.

  • @mitu Thank you. I will try later and let you know.

  • @mitu I ran the updates. Now when I reboot I'm getting a prompt for a retropie login.

    Any ideas?

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  • @mitu Thanks, that worked. I may have 'chosen' the wrong game to display in a few cases during the scraping process. Is there any way for me to redo a specific game, or do I have to go back through the whole scraping process and choose each one again.

    Also, the scraper couldn't find about 20 games. Is there anything I can do for these--either with a different scraper or a way to add the image and info on a one-off basis or am I out of luck for those games?



  • Global Moderator

    @deadherring When you're in the gamelist, you can press Select and you'll be presented with a Options menu.


    Press (A) on the _Edit This Game's Metadata` and you have the option to scrape the game you have selected, including editing the name of the game (this only works with TGDB right now).


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