ES Not Scraping

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  • #93746
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    illcoolz
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    Hi guys,

    The road to completing my arcade machine has hit another setback. It kind of feels like I go 1 step forward, and two steps backwards at time -.-. Still knew to all this.

    I’ve been using the ES scraper, and its been working well until yesterday. When I try to scrape a system, the scraper turns on, but its just skips through the roms, doesn’t add any image or info of the game at all :/. I am sure a lot of these games have information for them. I am not sure what’s happening.

    Any ideas of what I can do?

    #93752
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    robofruit
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    The website that hosts the database : https://thegamesdb.net is down at the moment. No idea how to contact the person who hosts it. Looks like a timestamp problem to me due to daylight savings changing. If you want to know how to do images and text manually message me and I can send a brief description. It’s not that hard to do.

    Hate the game not the player !

    #93756
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    Floob
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    You could try this approach rather than the built in scraper

    http://dai.ly/x2huhdi

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #93759
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    illcoolz
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    You could try this approach rather than the built in scraper

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    hi Floob! Thank you for youre reply.

    I actually did try this method! And everything worked out on Terminal just the way you did it, but when I rebooted the system, no pictures or info were in the SNES list :/. It was like I hadn’t done anything, and I have no idea why.

    Any ideas?

    #93768
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    Floob
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    Make *sure* that Emulation Station isnt running when you scrape.
    It does auto start when you boot the Pi so you need to exit out of it – and with version 3.0.0 of RetroPie it will auto restart – so make sure to press a key when prompted to stop it restarting.

    You can usually tell if its running by typing “ps -u pi”

    Also make sure all your actions, (logging into terminal etc.. ) are done as user pi, as opposed to root.

    New easy install instructions can be found here for the scraper
    https://github.com/sselph/scraper#rpi-v2-1

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #93772
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    drvenkman
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    Can someone explain where the default ES scraper stores images and meta-data? For some weird reason the databases accessed by the scraper don’t have information for such common launch-titles as Dig Dug and Ms. Pac-Man, as well as a some random commons like Donkey Kong Jr. I’d just as soon find box art and meta-data elsewhere and manually save them.

    Thanks in advance.

    #93774
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    Floob
    Member

    The defaults are stored here:
    /home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #93779
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    illcoolz
    Participant

    Make *sure* that Emulation Station isnt running when you scrape.
    It does auto start when you boot the Pi so you need to exit out of it – and with version 3.0.0 of RetroPie it will auto restart – so make sure to press a key when prompted to stop it restarting.

    You can usually tell if its running by typing “ps -u pi”

    Also make sure all your actions, (logging into terminal etc.. ) are done as user pi, as opposed to root.

    New easy install instructions can be found here for the scraper

    https://github.com/sselph/scraper#rpi-v2-1

    Floob, you are the MAN!!! Thanks a lot

    #93799
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    robofruit
    Participant

    Floob that’s awesome going to save a ton of time! Especially seeing as how the old site does not seem like it’s going to be back up any time soon.

    Hate the game not the player !

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