Author Topic: emulator cover / automatic cover download  (Read 4030 times)

hermine.potter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 552
    • View Profile
emulator cover / automatic cover download
« on: December 11, 2014, 01:44:13 AM »
hi there!
awesome frontend. thank you.
i use different emulators e.g. zsnes, vice and so on.
simple question, but i don't have a solution:
where can i get covers automatically from my inserted rom-files / is there an automatic way to download covers from added games / not adding covers manually (looking like this http://attractmode.org/images/cools2.png)?
« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 01:46:24 AM by hermine.potter »
AM Version : 2.6.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : Windows10 Pro
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 12GB RAM

raygun

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 391
    • View Profile
Re: emulator cover / automatic cover download
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 07:13:54 PM »
I don't know for sure myself, I've never tried to find something to automate this.  Maybe one of the hyperspin related utilities would do this (hypersinc?).  You could also roll your own as a shell script pretty easily I would think...

nitrogen_widget

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 307
    • View Profile
Re: emulator cover / automatic cover download
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 05:05:57 AM »
Emu movies has a paid and free client that scans your Roms and downloads all the art types or specific based on your choice.
http://emumovies.com/forums/index.php/files/category/164-emumovies-download-service/

The free subscription requires you to register and has a 250 mb daily limit which isn't too bad if you arnt in a hurry.
Its faster than a scraper also since its downloading off their ftp site.


hermine.potter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 552
    • View Profile
Re: emulator cover / automatic cover download
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 05:45:50 AM »
the new added scraper options works nearly perfect. Thank you

But : I've got still the same problems with emumovies and other cover providers : I do not get the covers of many asia / japanese games (like games of Super Famicom ).

1) Is it possible adding another or extra InfoSource/Scraper? Like this ones:

http://archive.vg/
http://www.giantbomb.com/
http://www.mobygames.com/
http://maws.mameworld.info/

2)
On the website of www.gamefaqs.com their offer a nearly complete overview of all covers that exists. Like this one:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/581919-chibi-maruko-chan-mezase-minami-no-island/images

Is it possible adding game-covers from gamefaqs? Have no idea to solve it...
 
AM Version : 2.6.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : Windows10 Pro
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 12GB RAM

raygun

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 391
    • View Profile
Re: emulator cover / automatic cover download
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 10:14:42 PM »
Hey there,

Thanks for the list, I haven't had a chance to check them out yet but do you know if any of these sites offer an API for others to connect to their data? The reason Attract-Mode uses thegamesdb.net is because they make it so easy for other programs to interface with them: http://wiki.thegamesdb.net/index.php/API_Introduction