Basic Rom questions

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  • #105785
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    bswart
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    Hi guys,

    brand new to retropie, just completed the setup and now I’m onto transferring roms.

    I’m looking at setting up atari 2600, C64, Amiga, SNES and Mame.

    Simple q – are all the roms dumped into the root folder? Eg no sub folders just copy all related roms into /c64 or /amiga etc?

    Also are Mame roms left compressed in .zip in the relevant mame folder?

    #105789
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    bswart
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    Just to qualify, the sub folders would be to break up the list of roms. Eg split them from a-d e-g etc

    #105794
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    gonzothegreat
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    you can arrange them as you wish, if you use sub folders tho, gamelist.xml info will not show, like box art

    #105806
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    bswart
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    sorry I’m not sure what the gameslist.xml is

    #105812
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    Xenotome
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    In Emulationstation it is possible to pull information about your roms from a database, i.e. Developer, number of players, boxart etc. The gamelist.xml is the file that stores this information about your games.

    P.S.: You can also just jump to a specific letter in Emulationstation by pressing select.

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