I think it would be awesome if there was a snaps folder that we could add our own artwork, and as long as the rom name matches the snap file it should show up. The snap folder could be like the roms folder having all the different systems as sub-folders, and inside those folders you place your snaps, image files, box art, whatever you want to use. I know we can go through and manually edit the xml’s but who wants to do that, i have thousands of games. There should just be a centralized location for ease of use. I think this would be a huge upgrade. Anyone else?
It can already be done with sselph’s scraper. I don’t think the retropie included version can do it. You’ll have to download it, change to your required rom directory to start scraping and use a command like :-
There is also the raspi2png option where you could probably figure out some way to make a script that recognises the rom you are playing and then when you take a screenshot with raspi2png it automatically names the created png the same as your rom name, then as above you can run sselphs scraper to link all your images.
Lots of ways of doing it. of course retroarch also has a screenshot function as well.
Also as a correction there are no quotation marks in the syntax for -img_format=”png” even though there are in the help docs for his scraper.
Yes i know there are lots of ways about doing it yourself, though somewhat time consuming, but when i have to keep doing it over and over trying to stay current with the new versions of retropie, it gets a little tiring. I think it would be awesome if, like hyperspin, there was just folders ready to drag and drop, and i didnt have to keep creating xml’s or adding them back into the system.
Emulation Station can obviously create gamelists, why not have the option, instead of Scraping from the databases, that when it creates the gamelist, it adds the image from a folder inside the rom folder.
So basically instead of scraping from a database, just scrape from a “image” folder inside the system rom folder.
I’m no good at coding, but i’m sure someone could make this happen, even if it was a third scraping option or something.
You do realise you can back up your scrapes right? Once you have everything scraped just copy the finished gamelist and downloaded images over and then you never have to scrape again unless you get new roms. And again you can set the scraper to scrape data into your own folder manually with sselphs scraper. The resources are all there you just need to learn how to use them.
vids would be cool, but im just refering to box art or gameplay screenshots. I have a ton of games and i couldnt give up the space for vids, but if you were doing a smaller more specialized set of games videos would be cool.