about artwork display



  • I was wondering, i love the way this recalbox has the scrapper function that helps download the artwork, better now videos, however, i notice there are tons of games without an image, wich makes me wonder. As on any windows based front end you can always setup a default image to display in case theres no image for a particular game, but i cant seem to find such feature in recalbox, better yet, i do have a complete set of images for hyperspin wich i thought i could just copy over to the downloaded_images folder in order to make recalbox or emulation station to display the games images, but it does not work. i guess my question is, its there a way to display a default image, or if i have the images, what do i need to do so recalbox or emulationstation recognises the images? thanks for any help.



  • @javier-sandoval

    Hi,

    • ...tons of games without an image:
      Do you scrape with ScreenScraper? When yes:
      The best way to have good results on ScreenScraper is to have an good romset (pack no-intro, tosec, redump,..).
      And:
      You haven't changed the rom from his original source (renamed or unziped/reziped).
      For more details you can read here:
      https://github.com/Universal-Rom-Tools/Universal-XML-Scraper/wiki/Rom-Missing-on-Screenscraper

    • ... you can always setup a default image to display in case theres no image for a particular game, but i cant seem to find such feature in recalbox...:

    Yes, i have also not seeing this.
    I dont know if its planned, maybe @screech can give an information about that.

    • ...if i have the images, what do i need to do so recalbox or emulationstation recognises the images?...

    Thats makes the gamelists.xml in every system rom folder.
    Inside the .xml you see for example this entry:
    <game id="xxxx" source="ScreenScraper">
    <path>./YourGameName.zip</path>
    <name>Your Game Name</name>

    <desc>Description of YourGameName.</desc>
    <image>./downloaded_images/YourGameName-image.png</image>
    <rating>x.x</rating>
    <releasedate>xxxxx</releasedate>
    <developer>xxxxxx</developer>
    <publisher>xxxx</publisher>
    <genre>xxxxx</genre>
    <players>x-x</players>
    <region />
    <hidden />
    </game>

    With modification (or adding new entry) you will be able to put your own images.
    This can be a lot of work. Other alternatives I do not know.
    Maybe there is a tool for generating it automatically.



  • Perhaps whoever is in charge of the scraping thing or the part of the software that looks for the image to display, either emulation station or recalbox, can make it easyer for the end user to add the images for the games, perhaps as easy as any other front end, just add the images and voala....


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