Can I make a gamelist.xml for only part of the metadata of a few games
laserbones last edited by
I'm currently using Skraper to scrape my metadata. When used, it overwrites any edits in the metadata every time I scrape. The metadata is saved in my roms directory under gamelist.xml. With that said, I have two problem, First I would like to use the Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog rom over USA rom since it has more environmental animation. That said, I would like to use the U.S. artwork with the japanese rom. My second problem is with the SNES-mini theme. Skraper lists the number of players as 1-2, 1-4, etc. However the SNES-mini theme only accepts player metadata as single digits like 1, 2, 3, 4. I would like to edit the <players> metadata to single digits so it will work with the SNES-mini theme but would like to do it in a way so that I can still update the rest of the metadata when I scrape.
In short, I would like to only edit the following metadata of a few games but still be able to have the rest of the metadata scraped, and updated, when I use Skraper.
Is this even possible. Thanks for any suggestions!
You can use Skraper on a local folder on the PC, with only the games you want to scrape.
Once it generates a
gamelist.xmlfile for that folder, copy over the games and their artwork to your real ROMs folder on RetroPie, then edit the RetroPie
gamelist.xmland add the contents of the - smaller - gamelist generated by Skraper.
Skraper lists the number of players as 1-2, 1-4, etc.
Actually, this is how the information comes from ScreenScraper. There's nothing you can do except editing the scraped
gamelist.xmlafter the fact and replacing the values.
nexusone13 last edited by
Hi @laserbones , you can use ARRM to update only the metadata you want. See Wiki : http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=scrape_text_only_en
Download link : http://jujuvincebros.fr/telechargements2/file/10-arrm-another-recalbox-roms-manager