SOLVED SCUMMVM structure
I wanted to reply to the following post but as is an old one, maybe is a better idea to open a new one. I have been reading several posts in english, french and spanish but I am not sure about the best files structure for this emulator. Currently I have 2 games. For both games I have the empty file as shortname.scummvm:
Once I have executed the universal scrapper, this is the result:
Game 1, folder named without .summvm: it appears as a subfolder in the emulation station without screenshot or data and once I click on it, the game appears with data and screenshot.
Game 2, folder named with scummvm: I have no data or screenshot in the list but once I click on it, I access directly to the game.
Which is the best option? I was trying to follow this wiki but people in the forum say different things
Thanks in advance
my best option is how described in the blog:
Inside the tentacle.scummvm folder a file called tentacle.scummvm
Then Scrape with internal scraper.
@abunille So, universal XML scrapper won´t work by this way? only the internal scrapper?
Yes, how I know UXS not work with folder at the moment.
With the internal scraper you also can scrape via ScreenScraper
@abunille I am trying to scrape the games with the internal tool but is not working, it shows the following message:
I have tried scraping the scummvm and with every single game, but the result is the same. Do you know what I am doing wrong?
Have you tried with shortname? (monkey.scummvm)
On your screenshot you don't use it.
If you use Screenscrapper as scrapper (even internal), you have to know that very few ScummVM and Dosbox games are known.
Check here: https://www.screenscraper.fr/gamesinfos.php?plateforme=123&alpha=0&numpage=0
(only 2 games)
Prefer GamesDB for these two systems.
For me, it works !
Thats not right.
Your link goes to alphabet
For Monkey Island as example check here
@abunille Done. My mistake was use the long name in the folder and the short name in the file, instead of using short name in both.
Thank you very much
You are welcome
Oups ... sorry for my mistake.
Stupid question : should'nt we add long names as ROM too ?
It will allow to recognize directories with complete game name too ...
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@lmerckx This might as well be a problem on the ScreenScraper API, not just how games are referenced.