As you can probably guess i am new to this, and up until now had been having fun installing and configuring retropie on my Pi Zero.
Sadly i have hit a snag that i cant sort out and i cant find any info on it.
All my games so far have scraped fine (with the exception of the usual suspects, dig dug, etc.) I have just added my Megadrive games but no matter what i try i cant get the scraper to recognise them.
The Gamedb scrape whizzes through them in a few seconds then says no games were scraped. The archive scraper sits there for minutes then says no match. I even tried the sselph scraper and that also whizzed through them.
Thegamesdb treats them as two separate platforms as the box art is completely different for each system. The real issue is why it wasn’t reading the megadrive platform (unless it just doesn’t have entries for your roms yet)
I don’t know then to be honest. Literally the only thing i changed was the name of the platform in es_systems.cfg, scraped again in exactly the same way and it worked perfectly.
Before i figured it out, I even deleted all the roms i had copied to the pi and tried a different set of roms (went from .md to .bin). The roms were in both the megadrive and genesis roms folders (i think it copies to both automatically?), and when i went to the megadrive section i could see the full list and they all ran perfectly. Just as soon as i tried to scrape it never found anything.
Regarding what you say about them being two seperate systems on thegamesdb, I have just looked down the entire list of platforms on the site and can only find Sega Genesis. There is no mention of the Megadrive in the list of platforms.