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For information, Recalbox IS NOT compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 yet.
Pour information, Recalbox N'EST PAS encore compatible avec le Raspberry Pi 4.

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[SOFT] Skraper

  • Hey there I am a user of Skraper but I use it for LaunchBox and since this is the only forum which had a topic for Skraper I figured it would be better to post here and so @Bkg2k could you assist me to use all 10 Work Engines or at least 2 work engines on Skraper because currently, only 1 is working and so scraping one of my the ROM collections I have takes around 8 Hours and I would honestly love Skraper even more if I were able to get the ROMS scraped in a lower amount of time

  • Hi @Sam-Saju
    if you want more 'thread' you need to help us on ScreenScraper DB ;)
    The easy way : give a little of your time filling the hole in the DB (Synopsys, media, info,...)
    The money way : give some buck on Tipee or patreon ;)

    The soft and DB access is fully free, but to thanks our helper and donnator, we give them more "speed" and ressources from our server ;)

    And you can always come to see us here : https://www.screenscraper.fr/ Or on IRC ;)
    (there is a forum also where you can talk about Launchbox ;) )

  • Can you make a platform for Pokemon ROM hacks on screenscraper.fr because I don't see much stuff that you are missing in terms of media because you've done a pretty good job of getting well everything or I guess I could try to get the missing media for some FB Alpha titles and one more thing could you update SKraper to have FB Alpha scraped into FinalBurn Alpha instead of arcade or give us the option to customize where it should go because I just find pain trying to fix things after like it goes in arcade and the last thing I want to say is thank you for creating such a good scraper.

  • I originally was using Universal XML scraper until I came across Skraper beta (through screenscraper). I used it to supplement UXML, but I finally decided to make the switch to Skraper. Main reason is it scraped more reliable. I would be missing random boxart with UXML for example. I am impressed with the customizability, and the progress Skraper is making. Looking forward to DOS scraping!

    Is there a thread dedicated Skraper forum for user contributed mix profiles (or Skraper in general)? I haven't been able to locate any except the small handful that's included with Skraper. I was trying to make one but I was having a very hard time not seeing the changes in real time, and I figured there must be some creative mixes out there.

  • Hi there, really enjoying this scraper but I have a couple of requests. The first is allowing us to specify a custom gamelist node since it selects 'none' for anything that it doesn't recognise (which is nearly everything).

    The other would be to add support for Pegasus Frontend. The details of this frontend's metadata can be found here: http://pegasus-frontend.org/docs/user-guide/meta-assets/

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • While I like Skraper, how can I make it recognice a rom it didn't catch by itself?

    I have, for example, in psx a rom "Tempest X3.pbp" and "Tempest X3" is also the name on screenscraper.fr, but Skraper doesn't get it.

    Can I select this somehow manually?

    Sadly, the inbuild scraper on retrobox latest beta (pi 3b+) is broken, so I cannot use this for individual scraping.

  • @serpi Look to see what rom file Screenscraper has listed and rename a copy of the file to that name (eg: I have some exoDOS disk art named according to the screenscraper rom name - I literally used an advanced renamer to change the extension from .png to .dos and was able to scrape 2,000 MS-DOS games)

    EDIT: this thread is not very active. Is there a more active thread related to Skraper? I would really like to check out some custom mixes!

  • Banned

    @bizzar721 I don't think Skraper is actively maintained anymore or at least its dev doesn't visit the recalbox forum

  • @serpi

    Your example is not correct ;)

    The "Gamename" is Tempest X3, thats correct.
    But the matching "Romnames/Filenames" are different.
    Go to screenscraper Homepage, log in and search for the Tempest X3 Game.
    Click on it and look in the "ROMs/ISOs" field.
    You will find for example:

    • Tempest X3 (USA)
    • Tempest X3 (Europe)
    • Tempest X3 (USA) [SLUS-00283]

    And on Skraper Soft:
    look in the "Miscellaneous" section that your "Database matching method" is not only "CRC".

    Maybe a better way is to join the IRC or Discord from Screenscraper ;)

  • @abunille

    Ah, now I see!

    I've never noticed that "ROMs/ISOs" field, now it makes sense, at least some kind of.

    And I have already set the matching mode in Skraper to filename only, so CRC should not be a problem.

    Many thanks, that should do the trick.

  • @serpi

    With pleasure :)

  • Revisor

    @Bkg2k A big thanks for this tool. Very useful and, for me, the best scaper to use with Recalbox !

    I just made a small correction in the mix "ArcadeMoon":
    In ArcadeMoon.xml and ArcadeMoonPlus.xml, the first point of Vertical presentation (Portrait) should be 84,167.

  • Staff

    @lmerckx Thanks, I'll fix it :)

  • Revisor

    Another strange behaviour:
    The arcade game "1941 - Counter attack" is not recognized by Skraper.
    The system is FBA libretro, the ROM name is 1941.zip and the MD5 is C4FFF5A2D094D663ECCA7D307067B63D, which is referenced in ScreenScraper.

    Is there something wrong with numbers as name ?

    (sorry if I'm in wrong place for the post)

    Edit: The only error I've got in log is this one. But I'm not sure it is the cause of the problem.
    For information, it is my only game which is not scraped ...

    [2019-01-04 20:30:06.073] EXCEPTION   : Unexpected character encountered while parsing value: <. Path '', line 0, position 0. : 
    [2019-01-04 20:30:06.080] STACK TRACE :    à Newtonsoft.Json.JsonTextReader.ParseValue()
       à Newtonsoft.Json.JsonTextReader.Read()
       à Newtonsoft.Json.JsonReader.ReadForType(JsonContract contract, Boolean hasConverter)
       à Newtonsoft.Json.Serialization.JsonSerializerInternalReader.Deserialize(JsonReader reader, Type objectType, Boolean checkAdditionalContent)
       à Newtonsoft.Json.JsonSerializer.DeserializeInternal(JsonReader reader, Type objectType)
       à Newtonsoft.Json.JsonConvert.DeserializeObject(String value, Type type, JsonSerializerSettings settings)
       à Newtonsoft.Json.JsonConvert.DeserializeObject[T](String value, JsonSerializerSettings settings)
       à Newtonsoft.Json.JsonConvert.DeserializeObject[T](String value)
       à SkraperLibrary2.ScreenScraper.ScreenScraperApi.GetObjectsExt[T](String method, Dictionary`2 ext, Int32 systemid, Hashes hashes) : 

  • Revisor

    Apparently, the problem for 1941 disappear as it came !
    Thank you !

    And, for information, I created a custom mix for Skraper which is (or should be) the same than the Recalbox Mix 1 of ScreenScraper.
    For me, it gives better results if all resources (screenshot, wheel, box) are not in same language/cover/...

    If interested, you can download it here: https://www.proximuscloud.be/web/app/share/invite/kfzfLCeKdh

  • Staff

    @lmerckx I can include it in the next release if you're ok :)

  • Staff

    Beta 8 (or Rc1, or even first final release) is approaching quickly.

    Until then, here are link to latest semi-private betas:

  • Revisor

    @Bkg2k No problem, I share it to be used. :)

  • Hi!
    Didn't know this app until you talked about it during RecalBox live event tonight...
    Just tried it! Amazing!
    Thanks so much Bkg2k

  • @bkg2k Hi, is there any option to scrape (skrape) only games that haven't any metadata yet?

    Skraper is finished but some games have not been detected. So I want to do another run for missing games ONLY with changed program settings.

    In Emulationstation Scraper this setting exists, unfortunately could not find it in Skraper.


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