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New "system" on a modified theme does not scrape.



  • Hello!

    System: Rpi3B+
    Updated to latest version of retropie

    I've made a new theme (carbon modified) and made myself a new rom/system folder. We'll call the newly made system the "Awesome system" for now.

    I used the skyscraper mod to scrape the informations of the games that is in the roms folder of the awesome system but it doesn't work.

    I tried a lot of experimentation like copying an existing system (like fba) and renaming it to awesome system folder but it still doesn't work.

    Maybe theres a configuration file that I forgot to configure?

    Please help. Thanks!


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    Skyscraper has a list of known systems (platforms), so it will ignore any system (platform) that it doesn't know. You can find out which platforms are supported in the docs or using the --help command line option and looking at the possible values of the -p (platform) parameter.

    In a new release (hello @muldjord !), there might be support for aliasing a platform, so you could rename your arcade folder to arcade games and tell Skyscraper to treat the new folder as an arcade ROM folder.



  • @mitu said in New "system" on a modified theme does not scrape.:

    In a new release (hello @muldjord !), there might be support for aliasing a platform, so you could rename your arcade folder to arcade games and tell Skyscraper to treat the new folder as an arcade ROM folder.

    That would be nice as I currently have pce-cd separated out from tg16 and cant use skyscraper to scrape it.



  • @mitu said in New "system" on a modified theme does not scrape.:

    Skyscraper has a list of known systems (platforms), so it will ignore any system (platform) that it doesn't know. You can find out which platforms are supported in the docs or using the --help command line option and looking at the possible values of the -p (platform) parameter.

    In a new release (hello @muldjord !), there might be support for aliasing a platform, so you could rename your arcade folder to arcade games and tell Skyscraper to treat the new folder as an arcade ROM folder.

    This is already supported with the config.ini inputFolder variable. The challenge is to get it to see one platform as several platforms without having to change it around all the time.



  • SOLVED! I forgot to copy the gameslist.xml into the folder! Haha silly me.

    It now works fine. Thanks guys!



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