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na1337

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"generate Collection/Rom List" takes VERY long
« on: July 26, 2016, 02:18:23 PM »
Hi everybody,
I'm using my Rasperry Pi 3 with Attract Mode and everything is coming together nicely. Thanks for the tutorials and help here on the forum that I've been silently reading.
One question: I copied for testing purposes 40 Atari2600 roms to my Attract Mode. If I go to "generate Collection/Rom List" it takes about 2 mins. Is that normal? I'm scared if I have like 2000 MAME roms that it takes two days ....?!
Is that normal? Am I missing something?

Thanks for your help!!

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Re: "generate Collection/Rom List" takes VERY long
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 11:53:31 AM »
I have found that the speed depends on thegamedb.net website. Sometimes it's fast and sometimes it's slow but this issue is also true with other frontends that use thegamesdb.net such as EmulationStation. Also, MAME games don't use thegamedb.net they use local files like mame.xml and controls.ini so the list generation should be very fast if you have it setup properly.

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Re: "generate Collection/Rom List" takes VERY long
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 03:47:24 AM »
thanks, I just dared to compile the mame list, everything went pretty fast.
No idea why, but Atari 2600 takes ages.  ???