SOLVED: Scrape DOOM?


  • Banned

    I'm trying to add metadata for the PRBOOM wad files (Doom, Doom 2, etc) but when I scrape them I have very mixed results. Doom comes up for every system BUT PC. Is there a way I can force it to find the PC version? If I could input the database number from TheGamesDB that would be perfect.


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    Not possible.

    As there is really afew, the best is that you edit metadata manualy.


  • Banned

    That's too bad, thanks.


  • Banned

    Okay I've tried adding the data from thegamesdb but nothing shows in the Doom section. Then if I restart the Pi, it resets the gameslist.xml.

    What am I doing wrong?

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <gameList>
    	<game>
    		<path>./DOOM.WAD</path>
    		<name>Doom</name>
    		<desc>In Doom, a nameless space marine, gets punitively posted to Mars after assaulting a commanding officer, who ordered his unit to fire upon civilians. The Martian marine base acts as security for the Union Aerospace Corporation UAC, a multi-planetary conglomerate, which is performing secret experiments with teleportation by creating gateways between the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos. Suddenly, one of these UAC experiments goes horribly wrong; computer systems on Phobos malfunction, Deimos disappears entirely and "something fragging evil" starts pouring out of the gateways, killing or possessing all UAC personnel! 
    Responding to a frantic distress call from the overrun scientists, the Martian marine unit is quickly sent to Phobos to investigate, where you, the space marine, are left to guard the hangar with only a pistol while the rest of the group proceeds inside to discover their worst nightmare. As you advance further, terrifying screams echo through the vast halls, followed by a disturbing silence ... it seems, all your buddies are dead and you're all on your own now - fight back, exterminate every evil creature and get your ticket back home to earth!</desc>
    		<image>./downloaded_images/DOOM.jpg</image>
    		<rating>0.8</rating>
    		<releasedate>19931210T000000</releasedate>
    		<developer>id Software</developer>
    		<publisher>id Software</publisher>
    		<genre>Shooter</genre>
    		<players>4</players>
    		<playcount>31</playcount>
    		<lastplayed>20160922T032359</lastplayed>
    	</game>
    	<game>
    		<path>./DOOM2.WAD</path>
    		<name>DOOM 2</name>
    		<playcount>6</playcount>
    		<lastplayed>20160922T031340</lastplayed>
    	</game>
    	<game>
    		<path>./PLUTONIA.WAD</path>
    		<name>PLUTONIA</name>
    		<playcount>1</playcount>
    		<lastplayed>20160922T031358</lastplayed>
    	</game>
    	<game>
    		<path>./TNT.WAD</path>
    		<name>TNT</name>
    		<playcount>1</playcount>
    		<lastplayed>20160922T031704</lastplayed>
    	</game>
    </gameList>
    

  • Themer

    @Dinierto you're not killing Emulation Station process before modifying the gamelist.xml file. Please read the wiki


  • Banned

    @voljega said in Scrape DOOM?:

    @Dinierto you're not killing Emulation Station process before modifying the gamelist.xml file. Please read the wiki

    I tried searching the wiki but there's no information in the Scraper section and a search for "gameslist.xml" brings up no results.

    Thanks for the tip I'll give that a shot.


  • Banned

    Quitting ES worked, thanks.


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