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General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:39:28 PM »
that's where i'm getting the names! i also tried a LOT of different ways just in case, nothing works. I don't understand what's wrong. Maybe there's some other setting i have badly set up? i thought only the platform name mattered

General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 11, 2020, 11:54:18 AM »
It's very hit and miss. It scrapes "Sony Playstation 2" but not "Sony Playstation"
I found absolutely no way to scrape gameboy, gameboy color and gameboy advance either.
It did work for genesis, SNES and the mentioned PS2.
Where can i double and triple check the right spelling? because currently im taking it from the platforms menu but that led me to make the mistake with NES where i left the "(NES)" as it was written in that page

EDIT: i tried creating a romlist with multiple emulators ("ALL GAMES" sorta list) and the metadata i did manage to get before (NES, Genesis, etc) does not show up in this list. Apparently it only gets MAME metadata. But there's no place to select the included platforms or the source of the data! i figured it would simply import the data from the original lists and merge it, that's why i was trying to get the data of each emulator in the first place... but no! it creates a brand new list without any metadata.

Any ideas?

General / Re: Cannot see snap, boxart with parentheses for Sega Genesis
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:47:44 AM »
I didn't read the whole thing but on your fist bunch of codes, i can see your wheel has the path to "boxart" instead.
Also, why have two routes for snap? leave just one.
And try other layouts. Sometimes some layouts are coded expecting your art to be named "snapshot" or "screenshot" instead of "snap" or whatever, and you created the thingy in the menu as "snap" by default without knowing, and then it doesn't work.

Read the layout.nut and see if anything there looks off. And make sure the path to your art is correct, and also, the names of the roms and the art must be EXACTLY THE SAME. A single extra space can make it stop working.
AM ignores parenthesis when showing the rom name, but for the filenames of the art they should be included!
I never had trouble with parenthesis and such. And it's a great way to have more than one version of the same game without it showing on the menues. Like diferent regions, or "Megaman (nes)" and "Megaman (arcade)"

General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:33:33 AM »
That worked! and somehow the genesis romlist is also grabbing metadata now!
Some titles are still missing it but i guess it's because of the filename being different from how it's named in the database, but i can work with this, i can change the badly named roms


General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 10, 2020, 08:00:08 PM »
Generating a romlist shouldn't scrape anything
i know i meant the rom metadata. MAME roms get it automatically from that other listxlm source, whatever it is.

this is my NES .cfg
keep in mind that i modified it a lot of times when trying things, and i grabbed this from my regular older version of AM, the new one i deleted until i get something to work with from you guys. I tried everything i've been told with the new AM and it didn't work so i deleted it to keep things clean until im certain it works.
so something might be off now. But still, if you see anything weird let me know

Code: [Select]
# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.5.1
executable           C:\Users\w\Desktop\Emuladores\NES\Mesen.exe
args                 "[romfilename]" -fullscreen
rompath              C:\Users\w\Desktop\Emuladores\NES\ROMS
romext               .nes;.unf;.unif;.fds;.zip;.rar;.7z
system               Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
artwork    flyer           C:\Users\w\Desktop\Emuladores\FRONTEND\attract\menu-art\flyer
artwork    flyer3D         C:\Users\w\Desktop\emuladores\FRONTEND\attract\menu-art\flyer3D
artwork    marquee         C:\Users\w\Desktop\Emuladores\FRONTEND\attract\menu-art\marquee
artwork    snap            C:\Users\w\Desktop\Emuladores\FRONTEND\attract\menu-art\snap
artwork    support         C:\Users\w\desktop\emuladores\FRONTEND\attract\menu-art\support
artwork    wheel           C:\Users\w\Desktop\Emuladores\FRONTEND\attract\menu-art\wheel

General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 10, 2020, 04:47:12 PM »
This error dissapeared when i updated AM btw.
The version i been using was stuck on that gamesdb API limbo we've been for months. It wasn't a problem on my end
But the new one, although it takes some extra time to generate the romlist, and doesn't give me that error, doesn't scrape a thing

General / Game works when ran from emulator, but not from frontend
« on: August 10, 2020, 01:58:19 PM »
This never happened to me before, but right now i was completing my neo-geo/CPS2 and such collection, and "VHUNT2" as  in "vampire hunter 2", one of the entries on the darkstalkers fighting games, is stuck in a black screen BUT only when ran from AM. If i open Nebula and then select the rom from the list, it works. No other game gave me such error. Oh im using nebula 2.25, btw.
To be honest i'd give up on this game at this point, there's like three other darkstalkers games that ran. But i'd like to know what caused this issue and how to avoid it in the future, and by doing so also possibly helping out someone out there with the same problem.

General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 10, 2020, 01:53:41 PM »
I downloaded the last AM version from github (can you confirm which version you use please?) and copied the platform name right from thegamesdb, so i'm 100% positive it's the same.
It makes no sense, it should work in theory

General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 10, 2020, 03:20:51 AM »
I'm getting a "couldn't resolve host name" error with the metadata scraping apparently. I'm positive i've set the system name as thegamesdb does, since i copied and pasted it right as it was on the website.

How do i fix that error?

edit: Tried a newer version of AM that allegedly fixed the issue, and now the romlist generation takes a few extra seconds, so apparently it is doing the request, but no metadata is retreived whatsoever.

edit2: the artwork scraper ain't working either. Has anyone made this work? I think i'll just resort to the catver.ini and Nplayers.ini, which is a pain in the ass and it's not the full information but at least i can rely on myself and the information i fill in by hand.

Emulators / Re: EPSXe and multidisk games. How?
« on: August 07, 2020, 09:21:31 PM »
ePSXe does support PBP files, but the multidisc ones don't boot. A disc selection menu appears, i pick one, press ok, but the screen just stays black.
The single disc ones did boot. In case it matters i used PBPs i copied straight from my PSP's SD card.

Any clues? i really don't wanna use medafen, i tried it and it has no UI, the fullscreen mode is a small square in the middle of the screen, i don't know how to (easily) set up my Xinput.. it's unpleasant to say the least

General / Re: Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 07, 2020, 09:17:52 PM »
To clarify i don't need the art scraping. I did all that already. I need the metadata, and apparently AM needs it in the romlist.
You say naming the system properly will make thegames.db work? i'll give that a try then. It won't overwrite my snaps, videos and such, right? because i like the ones i have

Themes / Re: MAGNUS theme with coverflow game selector [preview]
« on: August 05, 2020, 10:07:05 PM »
Looks great. That happens to be the color combination i use with "Silky" since i started using AM, so it'd feel like home

Emulators / Re: EPSXe and multidisk games. How?
« on: August 05, 2020, 10:04:01 PM »
It's been a while..Honestly i've been busy completing every other emulator, adding all the art and such.

Now i wanna get back to this issue.
I'll try the playlist stuff ASAP and report back. I wouldn't mind having the two/three discs on the frontend list as long as i don't have to touch the mouse and keyboard and manually switch discs from the emulators UI. That's what i really wanna avoid. That's the whole point of using a frontend for me! So hopefully this works.

What's wrong with ePSXe? why is medafen superior?
I'm not too fond of retroarch in general, i think it's super bloated. But maybe for PSX it's fine? maybe it improved since i last tried it almost a decade ago?

General / Metadata for non-MAME romlists?
« on: August 05, 2020, 09:57:12 PM »
Is this possible somehow? for mame i didn't have to move a finger and it scraped all the information for me, which is neat.
It would really help me to filter games by single/multiplayer and make a neat list for whenever i play with friends

Also, since recreating the romlist overwrites any changes i do manually, the auto-scraping of said data is crucial.
Otherwise im choosing between manually fixing every entry each time i add a few roms, or adding the roms manually to the textfile, or creating a new romlist and merging it with a backup with my information (again, manually). Which is awful and tedious.

I have "SkraperUI" installed which really helped me getting all the art for my games, but i never dwelled into the metadata side of the scraping before. I thought it could be added separately from the romlists but apparently not, which is BAD.

Any advice?

General / Re: Joy2Key
« on: January 12, 2020, 07:43:26 PM »
It's easier to switch profiles by linking the emulators applications to certain profiles in joy2key itself than writing commands on the frontend. It's so easy i made profiles for every emulator to have the same "exit back to frontend" button on all of the emulators.
It would also work if you ever play the emulators without the frontend, as long as you remember to open joy2key of course, which might be cool.

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