Manual metadata disappears when games lists updated?



  • I decided to manually enter metadata for a few games that wouldn't scrape like Pac-Man, NBA Jam, F-Zero, etc...got it all good for one system with pics and info I manually entered from thegamedb and it stayed there until I did a games list update, then it disappeared, but it kept the custom names I entered (basically removing the region/revision), so I'm confused why it would keep that and discard everything else?

    Anybody know why or how to avoid this?


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    What does it mean "I did a gamelist update?" Or better, how did you you it?


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    I think he means "Game Settings -> "Refresh Game list" in ES.

    I don't know how to avoid this problem but you should report i on GitHub and for the future I recommend using the Universal XML Scraper by Screech. It finds ALL games, is faster and the results are waaay better, than the TheGamesDB results :)



  • @Nachtgarm said in Manual metadata disappears when games lists updated?:

    I think he means "Game Settings -> "Refresh Game list" in ES.

    I don't know how to avoid this problem but you should report i on GitHub and for the future I recommend using the Universal XML Scraper by Screech. It finds ALL games, is faster and the results are waaay better, than the TheGamesDB results :)

    I took your suggestion to use Universal XML Scraper but I'm getting quite a few mismatches with images and games. I tried changing the api order but that only seems to make it worse. Any suggestions?

    I'll add that the games are all verified against no-intro dat files. I am fine going through and manually fixing games, but I don't know how to get my own image to replace the incorrect one for the mixed artwork.



  • Hi @Matt-Bauler

    Can you tell me an exemple of mismatch and your configuration ?

    I'll check what's going wrong ;)

    For info, Universal XML Scraper 2 is comming ;) (Like winter :p )


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    @Matt-Bauler you can always enter the database and see what's going on.

    https://forum.recalbox.com/topic/3842/how-to-screenscraper



  • @Matt-Bauler How did you do your edits ? through recalbox ? editing yourself gamelist.xml ? If you edited the xml, you MUST turn off ES, otherwise your data will be wiped



  • @screech said in Manual metadata disappears when games lists updated?:

    Hi @Matt-Bauler

    Can you tell me an exemple of mismatch and your configuration ?

    I'll check what's going wrong ;)

    For info, Universal XML Scraper 2 is comming ;) (Like winter :p )

    Just started out in NES games as a test and about 80% were correct. Some examples:
    Addams Family, The (USA) = Baseball Sumulator 1.000
    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - DragonStrike (USA) = Karnov
    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Heroes of the Lance (USA) = Kid Kool
    Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA) = The Krion Conquest
    Adventures of Lolo 3 (USA) = Krusty's Fun House.

    Checked the database:

    Adventures of Lolo 2 (USA).nes
    CRC: 862AB1E5

    Checked the game it was scraping instead and the CRC didn't match or anything...no sign of that I can see of why it would pull Thr Krion Conquest instead...

    exactly what it expected in the database but scraped a completely different game? I used the default settings and the roms are all verified against no-intro's dat files. I even tried different reorderings of how it scrapes in the advanced settings and that just made it worse.

    Also, how do I get the new xmls to stick in the system exactly once they are scraped with the program? I know you need root access and to stop emulationstation or something but don't know the exact way...



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