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arthurvalenca

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Help AM 2.4 Generate Collection/Romlist
« on: July 21, 2018, 01:12:38 PM »
Good afternoon everyone!
I have a problem to generate list of games for Arcade, it generates the list from thegamesdb.net but it is not pulling the names of the roms, manufacturer, year and number of players, somebody has any idea how I can correct this , below the images of what is happening:


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Re: Help AM 2.4 Generate Collection/Romlist
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 02:11:40 PM »
Are you on a PC or a raspberry pi?

Secondly mame (arcade) roms are handled differently it is not the best idea to use gamesbd.net for arcade roms assuming you are on a PC..if you are on raspberry pi you MIGHT have to do this instead

You want to use list xml as the infosource/scraper to build your list
for  the addional information you want you have to add the correct files to the Additional Import files

use nplayers.ini for number of players http://nplayers.arcadebelgium.be/
use catver.ini for the categories    http://www.progettosnaps.net/catver/
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Re: Help AM 2.4 Generate Collection/Romlist
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 05:24:26 PM »
Are you on a PC or a raspberry pi?

Secondly mame (arcade) roms are handled differently it is not the best idea to use gamesbd.net for arcade roms assuming you are on a PC..if you are on raspberry pi you MIGHT have to do this instead

You want to use list xml as the infosource/scraper to build your list
for  the addional information you want you have to add the correct files to the Additional Import files

use nplayers.ini for number of players http://nplayers.arcadebelgium.be/
use catver.ini for the categories    http://www.progettosnaps.net/catver/

Big Thanks akafox!

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Re: Help AM 2.4 Generate Collection/Romlist
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 08:10:27 PM »
I take it you were on a PC..

well glad i could help and you got it working..happy gaming! :D
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Re: Help AM 2.4 Generate Collection/Romlist
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 08:22:51 PM »
I had the same issue on a pi3 using lr-fbalpha.

Brand new install, updated all to latest OS and packages, installed Attractmode from Retropie menus, copied scanned romset to pi, and all was fine under emulationstation.

Launched attractmode, went to FBA emulator, generated romlist, but FBA display did not show friendly game names:
1941;1941;Final Burn Alpha;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
1941j;1941j;Final Burn Alpha;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

No good, so i deleted it:

rm /opt/retropie/configs/all/attractmode/romlists/"Final Burn Alpha.txt"

Searched the pi and found a couple files i could use:
1) added this line to ~/.attract/emulators/"Final Burn Alpha.cfg"
import_extras        /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-mame2003/metadata/catver.ini

2) renamed .dat file to .xml , imported xml and regenerated romlist
cp /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-fbalpha/dats/"FB Alpha v0.2.97.43 (ClrMame Pro XML).dat" ~/FBA019743.xml
attract --import-romlist FBA019743.xml  "Final Burn Alpha"

Launch Attract, go to FBA, and Bingo! there are the friendly game names
romlist looks better:
1941;1941 - Counter Attack (900227 World);Final Burn Alpha;;1990;Capcom;Shooter / Flying Vertical;;;;;0;;;;;
1941j;1941 - Counter Attack (Japan);Final Burn Alpha;1941;1990;Capcom;Shooter / Flying Vertical;;;;;0;;1941;;;

After some sleep, I'll add the nplayers and controls files to import_extras and see if the romlist populates with more info


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Re: Help AM 2.4 Generate Collection/Romlist
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 05:40:23 AM »
Mame.xml includes the number of players. It works. I created the fix for newer mame versions in attract 2.4. Not sure why we would need nplayers.ini? I’m not really familiar with it.

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Re: Help AM 2.4 Generate Collection/Romlist
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 11:39:39 PM »
Same Problem here (it was always working this way):

Windows 7 PC
Arcade64.exe (Version 0.199 or 0.200) (exported gamelist.xml or not)
listxml
It seems that AM is not reading the XML files correctly

nplayers.ini = works (get imported)
catver.ini = works (get imported)
history.dat = work (it's index get created in AM)

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Update: AM (listxml) importing XML from HBMAMEUI64.exe works fine!
No idea why its not working with Arcade64.exe (you know the former MAMEUIFX)

« Last Edit: August 11, 2018, 09:57:04 AM by mothra »