Organization e scraper amstrad/zx spectrum, how?
someone organize the amstrad or zx spectrum roms, and scrap them?
I dont understand some things, if someone can help me.
- i have a lot of roms with [a] [a1][b] tags, i understand thats are alternative version?
- well, i think that i need to separe these roms 1 by 1 (i dont found any no intro/parent list).
- many roms have more parts (part1, part 2 ecc), when u scrap the directory how can put only 1 of this (i need to hide one by one from recalbox?) and if i hide the other parts and play with part 1, all work? i can play the full game?
plz hel pme to understand a bit more about amstrad and zx spectrum.
tks a lot.
i have a lot of roms with [a] [a1][b] tags, i understand thats are alternative version?
Yep but the [b] mean broken, those won't launch so don't use them
well, i think that i need to separe these roms 1 by 1 (i dont found any no intro/parent list).
parent doesn't have any meaning at all outside arcade romsets
many roms have more parts (part1, part 2 ecc), when u scrap the directory how can put only 1 of this (i need to hide one by one from recalbox?) and if i hide the other parts and play with part 1, all work? i can play the full game?
I can only speak for Amstrad, yes you need the first one then use to GUI to change the disk. However this is broken in 4.0.2 and will be fixed in 4.1. Very few amstrad games are concerned by this anyway, most of them are 1 disk games
You indeed need to hide every disk after the first one.
Or like me you can write a custom scrapper (i used it for amiga, atari st and amstrad) :
If your game is named for instance like Batman (disk 1 of 3), Batman (disk 2 or 3) and Batman (disk 3 of 3), I scrapped it like the following :
- First disk has an name in gamelist.xml like "Batman (3 Disks)"
- Second and first disk are hidden so not showing in Emulation Station
@voljega well tks a lot, also there isnt a simple solution and automatic solution.
@voljega do u have a complete amdstrad list? how many different games (not aka, alternative, other language) do u have?
@gothrek somewhere between 900 and 1000 bt i removed a lot of crappy ones
You can try Universal Rom Cleaner (check my signature ;) )
So you can play with the Bracket tag to filter you romlist.
Some advise :
Put the (Disk XXX) in the ignore part to keep them and don't filter on them ;)
Put the [b] in the "not keep" section
An order you desired tag ;)
After That, you can try to scrape with Universal XML Scraper (check my signature too ;) )
And check the "Hidden part" in the Recalbox.xml Profil. You can Add some "elements" like "Disc 2" or "Disk 3" and so on... not so easy to put all of the Disc XX you don't want (and to be exaustive) but normally when the scrape is done, all Disc XX (except the Disc 1 you haven't put in Auto hidden) will be Hidden in your gamelist ;) so in your Recalbox...
It's a lot's of "work" but I think way much faster than Doing it by hand ^^
@screech Hi and tks,
i just use universal XML scraper (very good prog), also i must try the rom cleaner and give u feedback.
I can ask something about futures versions :D? for found the images the program ask to a website, i can change it? or better more then one, or its possible develop something like, translate the description with google translate web site automatically? I know the traslation is not perfect but for tons roms maybe yes.
well, im here and u too, also i ask more :D
when i change few roms in the directory and rescan whats append? the old entries in the gamelist.xml are deleted? and the pics? delete too?
maybe another features for import and check gamelist/pics (also offline).
tks for all, i give u feedback
UXS (small name for Universal XML Scraper) is very "bound" to ScreenScraper Website.
The best way to have translation (in several language) is to propose translation on the website directly ;) so everyone can have the translation and it's way better than a google trad ;)
The same for picture, if you have some that aren't in the DB ;) just submit them ;)
If you rescan there is several option : New scrape (it start again from zero), update scrape (it only add rom that aren't already scraped)
The update don't delete anything, but if you delete a Rom, it won't show in recalbox, even if you had scraped it...
For the offline feature, it's not on the todo ^^ sorry...
@screech yes i know that i can submit translation, but i talk about an unofficial translation (with google?), maybe in the future just for have a not official translation for tons of rom (translate 1 by 1, 50.000 roms its a bit large maybe in the future we have all roms description traslated but for now the italian community (or other small) its complicated. Well its only an idea.
some thing for the pics, many site have pics but not all site have all pics, if (in the future), we can choice the site, or import a list of sites for check its better ithink, but its just only another idea.
for rescan i know the update features, but its complicate rescan the roms and delete 1 by 1 the pics, maybe (just another idea) a delete option when use the update function.