Just dived into the wonderful world you peeps put out and so far Pixel is my fave! Will give the others a shot but the “no meta” thing really helps with the “immersion”.
But that aside I was wondering how hard it would be to add a field to a theme (that includes meta) to show the filename. This is to make it easier to clean up the romlists from inside ES itself (and using an iPhone SFTP client).
My CPS collection is especially bad (over 300x Streetfighter 2/3/Alpha’s!) so that would help tremendously as, once scraped, the games order is not tied to the filename and also to easily delete roms that cannot be scraped (those games can be eliminated anyway, for all I care).
I agree, theming should probably not be the solution to your problem. It is an interesting notion though, to be able to see different/additional types of info in a theme.
Apart from filename, what would we like to see?
I for one would like to see some kind of condensed date +dev/publisher tag.
So instead of having three tags (“1983.01.01”, “namco” , “namco” ), I would much prefer: “1983 (Namco)”.
Send from mobile, please excuse any brevity and typos.