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  • #105010
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    niksteve70
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    Hello
    I was wondering how to edit gamelist.xml in Retropie so I can change things like where the image is located and descriptions for games that do not show up when I use the scraper. I am using RetroPie 3.0 on a Raspberry Pi 2. If there is a command prompt to bring up the script for gamelist.xml then that would be great, since I have been having trouble using the command I found online to bring up the script.

    #105012
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    Floob
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    Which scraper are you using? The built in one, or the one from sselph?

    https://github.com/sselph/scraper

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    #105014
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    niksteve70
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    Yeah the built in scraper

    #105015
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    Floob
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    I’d use the one above instead, it has a lot of benefits, not least the speed it will rip through the files.
    After that, you can always edit the gamelist.xml if you want, it would be in the roms folder by default.
    So, “nano /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/megadrive/gamelist.xml”

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    #105017
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    niksteve70
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    Awesome, one last thing is there anyway I can move the downloaded images file (i.e. Where the game covers are located) to my USB hard drive, so I don’t fill up my sd card. I already am able to play my roms from the usb hard drive

    #105018
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    Floob
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    Yes you can move the images, but as they are thumbnails they really dont take up much space at all.

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    #105019
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    niksteve70
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    Ok that’s good I thought they were like high quality jpegs and take up a lot of space on my sd card, Thank you for your help

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