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  • @mitu Thank you so much - i was looking everywhere to try and find the MD5 for the files!!

    Is there a way i can put the missing files in an xml and then run a check - or is this a one-at-a-time process?

  • Global Moderator

    @showstopper You can query the scraping source any time you want, the results will be added to the cache and stay there, then later on when you generate the gamelists for Emulationstation they'll be written to the gamelist and media folders.

  • @mitu OK really sorry but i am trying this with my atari lynx game 'Ninja Gaiden III - Ancient Ship of Doom (USA, Europe).7z' that is coming up as unmatched.

    I have tried searching with query and MD5 which is failing for me. This is what i am getting:

    pi@retropie:~ $ Skyscraper -p atarilynx -s screenscraper --query 'md5=B263E945DA412BDCE0DC88697B629412' ./Ninja\ Gaiden\ III\ \(USA\).zip
    Running Skyscraper v3.3.1 by Lars Muldjord
    Filename: './Ninja Gaiden III (USA).zip' requested either on command line or with '--fromfile' not found!
    Please verify the filename and try again...
    pi@retropie:~ $

    Here is the link to the MD5

    Sorry for the noob questions

    EDIT - OK so i need the full path to my rom and then it worked. Thanks for all your help.

    Skyscraper -p atarilynx -s screenscraper --query 'md5=B263E945DA412BDCE0DC88697B629412' "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/atarilynx/Ninja Gaiden III - Ancient Ship of Doom (USA, Europe).7z"

  • OK so i am now scraping my GBA roms and i have a few that dont scrape on screenscraper. I am trying to run a query in thegamesdb but it says it cant find it. Could someone tell me what i am doing wrong please?!

    pi@retropie:~ $ Skyscraper -p gba -s thegamesdb --noscreenshots --nowheels --nom                                                                                                                                                          arquees --query 'Cartoon Network Block Party / Cartoon Network Speedway' "/home/                                                                                                                                                             pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/2 Games in 1 - Cartoon Network Block Party + Cartoon Networ                                                                                                                                                             k Speedway (USA).7z"
    Running Skyscraper v3.1.4 by Lars Muldjord
    Platform:           'gba'
    Scraping module:    'thegamesdb'
    Input folder:       '/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba'
    Game list folder:   '/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba'
    Covers folder:      '/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/media/covers'
    Screenshots folder: '/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/media/screenshots'
    Wheels folder:      '/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/media/wheels'
    Marquees folder:    '/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/media/marquees'
    Cache folder:       'cache/gba'
    DID YOU KNOW: Skyscraper caches all scraped data in the resource cache. This sav                                                                                                                                                             es bandwidth for the scraping sources as any rescaping will make use of this cac                                                                                                                                                             he instead of pounding the servers again.
    Reading and parsing resource cache, please wait...
    Successfully parsed 9869 resources!
    Looking for optional 'priorities.xml' file in cache folder... Not found, skippin                                                                                                                                                             g...
    Starting scraping run on 1 files using 4 threads.
    Sit back, relax and let me do the work! :)
    #1/1 (T1) Pass 1 ---- Game '2 Games in 1 - Cartoon Network Block Party + Cartoon                                                                                                                                                              Network Speedway (USA)' not found :( ----
    'thegamesdb' requests remaining: 1497
    Elapsed time   : 00:00:00
    Est. time left : 00:00:00
    ---- Resource gathering run completed! YAY! ----
    Writing 9869 (0 new) resources to cache, please wait... Success!
    ---- And here are some neat stats :) ----
    Total completion time: 00:00:01
    Total number of games: 1
    Successfully processed games: 0
    Skipped games: 1 (Filenames saved to '~/.skyscraper/skipped-thegamesdb.txt')
    pi@retropie:~ $

  • I have issues with the code tags and getting spammed!!

    This is what i am typing in:

    Skyscraper -p gba -s thegamesdb --noscreenshots --nowheels --nomarquees --query 'Cartoon Network Block Party / Cartoon Network Speedway' "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/2 Games in 1 - Cartoon Network Block Party + Cartoon Network Speedway (USA).7z"

  • Global Moderator

    I don't see any actual errors in your scraping command output. Maybe the game doesn't exist on the source site ?

  • @mitu It does exist as i copied the wording from thegamesdb exact since they dont seem to have CRC numbers.
    No matter i just manually downloaded images and edited the db.xml. All good now.

  • @showstopper, Just a side-note, you are using a really old version of Skyscraper. I would strongly suggest you update it. Also, I would like to point you to the Skyscraper documentation. It has examples for pretty much all of the available options.

    If you want to use the --query option with the thegamesdb module, you'll need to know their query format. I believe it basically needs you to simplify things a bit so "Rick Dangerous" would become --query "rick+dangerous". It is a bit of an expert option and sometimes it is quite hard to get it right, especially with the name searched based modules such as TheGamesDb. So it expects users to know a bit more about the underlying API. But it is very useful to fill in the missing roms.

  • @muldjord Thank you for this great application! I did an update today and so i'm surprised it is an old version. I'll try and update again.

    EDIT - I did an update from within the app - looks like i need to do it outside the application. Thanks again for your hard work with this scraper.

  • EDIT - I did an update from within the app - looks like i need to do it outside the application. Thanks again for your hard work with this scraper.

    You're welcome! Yes, you need to stick to one or the other (the one installed from the RP script or the one installed manually as describe on Github). Mixing them can cause problems.

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