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[SOFT] Arcade Manager : install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI



  • @cosmo0

    Thanks for the app, but I`m having troubles with it also.

    The overlays are downloading to /recalbox/share/system/configs/overlays/fba_libretro (when I tell the app the roms are located at "/recalbox/share/roms/fba_libretro") which is great, but the .cfg files are referring to an incorrect path.
    the *.zip.cfg are located at /recalbox/share/system/configs/overlays/fba_libretro

    As example (3countb.zip.cfg) lists this in the file:

    input_overlay = /recalbox/share/overlays/fba_libretro/arcade-artwork/3countb.cfg
    input_overlay_enable = true
    input_overlay_opacity = 0.900000
    input_overlay_scale = 1.000000

    ie: not referring to "/recalbox/share/system/configs/overlays/fba_libretro/arcade-artwork" where the artwork is located

    I have tried in the configs setup in the app to use "/recalbox/share/system/configs" and
    "/recalbox/share/system/configs/retroarch/overlays" (where another overlay path is used, for example zover4recalbox `s overlay) with the same result.

    I am currently using pack01-clean-1080 from zover4recalbox for my libretro cores which work. Is there a conflict with them, or just the *.zip.cfg are referring the wrong path?, or perhaps I`m just doing it wrong and need a little guidance.
    Thanks in advance.



  • Stupid question as i was really lazy to read the whole topic and test the software : can it check roms against dat files ?



  • @gnubit said in [SOFT] Arcade Manager : install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    @cosmo0

    Thanks for the app, but I`m having troubles with it also.

    The overlays are downloading to /recalbox/share/system/configs/overlays/fba_libretro (when I tell the app the roms are located at "/recalbox/share/roms/fba_libretro") which is great, but the .cfg files are referring to an incorrect path.
    the *.zip.cfg are located at /recalbox/share/system/configs/overlays/fba_libretro

    As example (3countb.zip.cfg) lists this in the file:

    input_overlay = /recalbox/share/overlays/fba_libretro/arcade-artwork/3countb.cfg
    input_overlay_enable = true
    input_overlay_opacity = 0.900000
    input_overlay_scale = 1.000000

    ie: not referring to "/recalbox/share/system/configs/overlays/fba_libretro/arcade-artwork" where the artwork is located

    I have tried in the configs setup in the app to use "/recalbox/share/system/configs" and
    "/recalbox/share/system/configs/retroarch/overlays" (where another overlay path is used, for example zover4recalbox `s overlay) with the same result.

    I am currently using pack01-clean-1080 from zover4recalbox for my libretro cores which work. Is there a conflict with them, or just the *.zip.cfg are referring the wrong path?, or perhaps I`m just doing it wrong and need a little guidance.
    Thanks in advance.

    Hello

    The overlays should actually be downloaded to /recalbox/share/overlays/fba_libretro/.

    Are you telling the software to download to /recalbox/share/system/configs/, or is it doing that automatically?

    @substring said in [SOFT] Arcade Manager : install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    Stupid question as i was really lazy to read the whole topic and test the software : can it check roms against dat files ?

    Nope :) it doesn't rebuild romsets.



  • @cosmo0

    Thanks for the reply. It looks like it may be doing it automatically.

    I tried again with these inputs:

    Roms folders
    /run/user/1000/gvfs/sftp:host=XXX.XXX.X.XXX/recalbox/share/roms/fba_libretro

    Config share
    /run/user/1000/gvfs/sftp:host=XXX.XXX.X.XXX/recalbox/share/system

    with the same result. 0_1526081918778_Screenshot from 2018-05-12 09-05-06.png



  • @cosmo0 i dont mean "rebuild", i mean simply check if the rom is valid



  • @gnubit said in [SOFT] Arcade Manager : install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    Config share
    /run/user/1000/gvfs/sftp:host=XXX.XXX.X.XXX/recalbox/share/system

    Config share should be just recalbox/share, not /system :) Let me know if it fixes it :)

    And sorry, I didn't test my program with Linux :( every distro seems to have a different method for accessing , and apparently even the same distro can change the path to access Samba share from version to version... :/ I've made things automagical for Windows and MacOS but Linux looks too hard :(



  • @substring said in [SOFT] Arcade Manager : install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    @cosmo0 i dont mean "rebuild", i mean simply check if the rom is valid

    No, sorry.

    First, because CLR Mame Pro already does that, and it works under all platforms (using Wine for Mac/Linux). Despite the... complicated interface, I'm not a fan of doing things that have already been done.

    And second, because this tool was designed for Retropie at the beginning, and this feature wouldn't make sense in Retropie, between the "arcade" folder, the multiple MAME versions, etc. As you're probably aware, Retropie is... complicated :D

    I might do it in a later version, though, it's not really complicated (open a zip file, checksum the files inside, check against data in an XML...).



  • @cosmo0 said in [SOFT] Arcade Manager : install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    I might do it in a later version, though, it's not really complicated (open a zip file, checksum the files inside, check against data in an XML...).

    Indeed ;) hence my suggestion :D



  • @cosmo0

    Yippie! it works with the config share as /recalbox/share

    You may want to mention the config share path in the help section for linux on your next release.

    Many thanks :)



  • @gnubit said in [SOFT] Arcade Manager : install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    @cosmo0

    Yippie! it works with the config share as /recalbox/share

    Glad to hear that :)

    You may want to mention the config share path in the help section for linux on your next release.

    Yep, will do :)



  • Hi ! Nice app.
    But i sée on net something quite interressing : the bezel project. But for retropie. Maybe You Can use it to update your app.

    https://github.com/thebezelproject



  • @mathieum hey !
    Thanks but I already saw it. They don't have as many overlays as I do :) They do have a few more but they're not 16:9.
    The big difference is that they have copied all overlays for the clones, and they have generic ones when no one exists. So it looks like they have 6000 overlays but on reality there are less than 1000, and I have more than 1200 unique ones.


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    Thank you very much for the good program you have done. It's good work.


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  • @cosmo0 This Arcademanager is GREAT! Pretty cool stuff! Now, I do agree that you should look into "The Bezel Project". They have a lot of individual bezels for a lot of systems! Because of you and your Arcademanager I was able to use them manually :) I had no way of making it work, and the Recalbox wiki is plain wrong. It does not work. But the way you did it with a subfolder for the config + image, and use a config file to point to that work great. I now am able to manually add bezels fom "The Bezel Project". Add those bezels to your manager and make it easy for every system available :)


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    @cirion the wiki is editable by anyone, so you can help the community by correcting it ;).



  • @paradadf I have done it... But I suck at getting it to look right, feel free to clean up my info. Look at the bottom:
    https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Retroarch-setup-overlays-(EN)


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    Hi! I use this software a lot and I would appreciate an update for Recalbox 6. Thanks :)



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