mapache
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RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:08 pm

Hi,

I have tried es_scrapper with my MAME4ALL full 2270 romset but only a few games where recognized.

I have coded my own gamelist.xml with the help of history.dat and added snapshots for all the games.

You can download http://www.putlocker.com/file/956485A9B34693C5 and unzip the content into mame roms folder ( /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame ) by default

The next time you open emulationstation the new content will be shown

Regards
Mapache

tinkernaut
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:03 pm

Holy crap. As someone who has been building a bunch of gamelist.xml manually, I really appreciate the (probably HUGE) effort that you took to do this. Thanks very much for posting this!

luigui
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:12 am

Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:03 am

Hi! I just copied all the contents of the ZIP inside my mame roms folder, but Emulation Station don't show any images, info or full names instead of roms file name. The only change I can see it's the layout of the page, now the names are shown in the right of the screen.

Any idea?? Thanks!

cacophony555
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:26 pm

This is a neat idea, and I was wondering if someone would ever do it. Unfortunately, the images provided are of very low quality compared to what you can obtain from common sources.

BTW, you shouldn't need to build the gamelist.xml or obtain images manually.
Check out this script! :D
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/viewto ... 78&t=70957
(it only takes about 10 minutes including the image downloads, and you'll end up with much better images as well as xml that has been written for your specific roms and paths; and it alphabetizes the list of games too)

@luigui, the xml assumes your mame roms are /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame

luigui
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:18 pm

That's a great script!! I have used it with my mame roms, but the result is the same: no image/info is displayed in ES.

I'm going to describe all the data I have for a sample game, the first in the list, the 005:

In this path "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame" I have this files:

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-rwxrw-rw- 1 pi pi 884799 Mar 10 19:09 005.png
-rwxrw-rw- 1 pi pi  29390 Aug 25  2012 005.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 638616 Mar 10 21:10 gamelist.xml
And in the file gamelist.xml, the specific info for the game 005 is:

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   <game>
      <path>/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame/005.zip</path>
      <name>005</name>
      <image>/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame/005.png</image>
      <rating>0.000000</rating>
      <userrating>0.000000</userrating>
      <timesplayed>0</timesplayed>
      <lastplayed>0</lastplayed>
   </game>
I restart the raspberry Pi, go to MAME screen, and the list of ROMS it's aligned to the right, but when I'm over the 005 game (or another one), no image is displayed, no info, and no full name of the game :(

What I'm doing wrong? I need to activate something in ES?

Thanks!

cacophony555
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:24 pm

Did you follow the script instructions exactly?
Are you sure that emulation station is configured to point at that rom directory? (maybe include the relevant snippet of es_systems.cfg in your next post)
Did you make sure that emulation station wasn't already running while you attempted to replace the xml file?
005 isn't the best example because the rom name and actual name are identical, so another example from the xml would be helpful.

lakeuk
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Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:45 pm

Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:03 pm

I did a little app to help update a gamelist.xml file and search for snapshots online to use (top link), on the back of this another took inspiration from my app to build his own version with some extra additions (bottom link)

http://lakeuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/ra ... ropie.html

http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/top ... -scrapper/

Image

21-22-23
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:03 am

Please could somebody Repost this?
i really would appreciate it.

thanks for your help.

justinbeaird
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:06 am

PLEASE re post link is bad

mgoulart
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Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:40 am

I have the gamelist for MAME and FBA but is all configured to RecalboxOS. If you want to try to port to the other systems, get them on this link. This file has the gamelist and the snaps:

https://mega.co.nz/#!bMBA1KTC!0PGTwvY89 ... zyIb2oUUx8

Steps (Using any Linux distribution):

1 - Extract the gamelist.xml to the folder /root/.emulationstation/gamelists/fba/ and /root/.emulationstation/gamelists/mame (On root partition, using super user privilegies)
2 - Copy the snaps (png files) to the folder /roms/fba/ and /roms/mame/ (On SHARE partition)

21-22-23
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:40 am

Thank you sooooo much!
you are the man!

Shouldn't bother us that it comes from another plattform as long as it works with retropie :)

Will try it in the evening when i'm home.

mapache
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:03 pm

Hello,

I think that I'm a bit late, but here it is my gamelist.xml reposted:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/183 ... melist.xml

Beware that the path of the games is set at "/home/pi/roms/" so you should find&replace with yours.

Regards

tommymsw
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:35 am

Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:08 am

Can anybody tell me if there is a way to know the name of the rom's game without having to load it? So you can know what ones you want and do not want to load? I got clrmamepro hoping it would reveal the names of the roms, but I can't see that it does.

facuz
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Re: RetroPie Gamelist.xml and snapshots for mame full romset

Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:18 pm

...You can download http://www.putlocker.com/file/956485A9B34693C5 and unzip the content into mame roms folder ( /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame ) by default
...
The link is dead, anyone out there could provide a good one ? i'm sure it will help a lot of people.
Thanks
:)

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