Author Topic: Artwork / Scrape for windows_games?  (Read 181 times)

sTo0z

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Artwork / Scrape for windows_games?
« on: February 14, 2020, 06:59:58 AM »
Hey all,

Got my MAME setup going near perfect but now I'm trying to add a few Windows games.

I followed the suggestion to create shortcuts to my games and place all shortcuts in a folder. Then have AM build a list from the shortcuts folder.

For fun I tried an artwork scrape which ended up with nothing.

I suppose I can manually add some artwork but I don't fully understand how to do that.

Has anyone here setup windows_games artwork either via the scraper or manually that can share some info?

Thank you!

Quick edit: I did search many times and did read the most relevant setup and artwork topics but did not find much specifically for windows_games.

hermine.potter

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Re: Artwork / Scrape for windows_games?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 08:56:18 AM »
=quick & dirty solution for every missing romfile or empty display in AM:

-Goto AM folder > scraper > choose a folder, that already founds/collect successfull artwork.
note the folders there (flyer, marquee and so on; depends on your used layout).

-goto AM folder > scraper > create a folder of your empty display (in your case : windows_games

-goto your created folder > create folders with your noted folder names (flyer, marquee and so on)

-use serach engine like google, duckduckgo and serach cover for your windows games

-goto your folder with your windows game shortcuts

-Rename downloaded game cover to your name of your link (my_game123.lnk => my_game.png)

-move covers to folder that belongs (marquee to marquee, and so on)

-Start AM. Now your links gets artwork.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2020, 08:58:37 AM by hermine.potter »
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Re: Artwork / Scrape for windows_games?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 06:08:37 PM »
Alright, I figured it was something like that, but wasn't sure about the "My game.lnk" part to associate imagery.

Let me go give it a shot!