where are the pictures stored?

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    epicrean
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    I scraped a tons of pics and there was issues with some. I.E. Hudson Island 1 2 and 3 all have the same pic.

    First I was looking for the XML file to edit it’s image source but can’t find it.

    then I decided to just look for the pictures on the Pi and no where I look can I find them.

    Also I don’t want a relative path, ~/emmulationstation means nothing to me as I don’t see anywhere on my pi where that exists.

    Epic

    #56039
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    roquen
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    ~ always means “user home” as in
    /home/pi/ = ~

    so, on the pi your home is probably

    /home/pi

    so ~/.emulationstation is

    /home/pi/.emulationstation

    where the . says its a hidden directory so type
    $ ls -al
    and you’ll see it listed

    but you don’t have to list it to know its there and goto it, you can just type

    $ cd /home/pi/.emulationstation

    which will take you to the place where downloaded_images is located.

    the game images are by default placed into
    /home/pi/.emulationstation/downloaded_images/system

    so for Hudson Island (NES?) it would be

    /home/pi/.emulationstation/downloaded_images/nes/adventureisland-image.jpg

    but, this is only where the scraper sends the images for its library

    the real culprit is in gamelist.xml for that particular system

    so, view the gamelist.xml in that system, which is located in /home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/nes/gamelist.xml

    $ nano /home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/nes/gamelist.xml will open the file, and you can edit it. find the corrosponding <game> tag, and you can change the file it pulls for the artwork with ease, to whatever directory you’d prefer

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