Enhance RP docs with "Tools/Helpers" page
daeks last edited by daeks
Looking through the forum and seeing all these new editors and helpers, it would be a nice addition to https://retropie.org.uk/docs/ from @herb_fargus to have some common page listing all these tool on one page at the documentation section.
To create such a list, we should list all the tools here first.
It does seem like there is an awful lot of helpers out there in the forum ether.
Rookervik made a theme helper for emulationstation:
If at all possible it would be nice if all these helpers were sourced on GitHub somewhere just for consistency instead of having all these varying executables that will inevitably have broken links.
Also I'm not sure how many are actively maintained
XML editor by rookervik (also Windows based.
Universal XML creator by @screech
Seems there's not much Linux love in the world
HurricaneFan last edited by
@herb_fargus Yeah, being on a Mac kinda sucks when all the scrapers and tools are written for windows.
meleu last edited by
@daeks My 2 cents:
- Joystick selection tool: https://github.com/meleu/RetroPie-joystick-selection/
- "Launching image" generation tool: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/7193/runcommand-launching-images-for-any-theme/
- RetroPie-Manager (quite useful, but the development is dead): https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/2303/retropie-manager-web-app-recalbox-manager-fork-mod
Jeck11 last edited by
We have to include the OP's YARMan Web (former RetroPie WebGUI) + Metadata Editor (BETA)
There is also the rpi-video-manager by floob
meleu last edited by
@herb_fargus In a new RetroPie repository, or would it be ok for anyone to host them? I'm happy to volunteer for the latter if it meant the tools weren't permanently buried down in the forums.
@robertybob I don't have a preference. Would be preferable for the creators to host the source themselves with binary releases but short of that if they don't or won't then I don't see any issue with you consolidating them. My main concern is just for the software to disappear because it was hosted on some shady download site
felleg last edited by
Only reason there's so much Windows crap is because Windows has a LOT of visual software-creation suites. No programming needed, just plug things in, on-screen, and set some connections in the background and you have a program. Not much of that on Linux or Mac I'm afraid. I can't code, but I can plug stuff in and export an exe :D
See if this link works. I can't stand Github. So, sorry if it's annoying finding the file.