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Another Gamelist, Roms manager, and Scraper for Recalbox, Batocera, Retropie

Welcome to the ARRM software wiki


Writing of the WIKI in progress


Introduction

For some time, I use Recalbox and Batocera. These frontends, usable on raspberry or pc / linux allow to run emulators of old console, as well as the very good media center Kodi. Wishing to change the descriptions of games roms, add them to favorites or hide them in a simple way and incidentally to scrap some roms on ScreenScraper, MameDb and theGamesDb, I wrote this little utility ARRM (Another Recalbox Roms Manager) for my personal use . Over the versions, many other features have been added, often at the request of users. I make it available if it can be useful to you. All input areas and buttons have their Bubble Info to know their function. This software is also compatible with Recalbox, Batocera, Retropie and EmulationStation.

Warning

ARRM does not offer gaming ROMs, nor does it allow them to be downloaded; he uses the Roms you own. Image and informations recovery is done on the following sites: Screenscraper, TheGamesDb and The MameDb

Some features

General

  • Compatible with Recalbox, Batocera, Retropie and EmulationStation
  • Interface in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Chinese
  • All buttons have bubble info to guide the user
  • WIKI available with concrete cases for better handling of the software: http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/

Scrape

  • Ability to scrape to the unit or automatically mass of roms on ScreenScraper, MameDb and TheGamesDb.net with recovery of images and information : http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=scraper-en
  • Can retrieve boxart info, screenshot, wheel, image mix, cartridge, video, game manual, region
  • Compression possible of the videos during the scrap, or unitarily / in number with Handrake or FFmpeg . http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=settings-en#tools
  • Retrieving text information in the chosen language of the interface
  • Possible selection of textual elements to update during a scrape. Useful if you do not want to overwrite text information that you have changed: http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=edit_game_data-en
  • A Mix'Me module allows you to choose the images you want (drag & drop possible) and apply them to the chosen template: http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=mixme_en
  • Try different methods to find a game on screenscraper : filename, game name, md5 (search inside .7z and .zip files too)
  • Ability to force a scrape with an MD5 entered by the user.
  • Missing list for games not found
  • Ability to recover 2D or 3D boxart
  • Can specifically retrieve, if necessary, the media Japanese, European, USA
  • ARRM automatically retrieves images from other scraps, or manually created if present in images directory: http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=retrieve_images_en
  • Possible recovery of scrap made after a crash
  • Recovery of overlays with automatic creation of overlays configuration files for Batocera, Retropie and Recalbox by automatic recognition of the Viewport zones (zone where the game screen must appear in the overlays): http://jujuvincebros.fr /wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=bezels_fr
  • Possibility of automatically resizing overlays 1080 to 720 with recalculation of viewport areas
  • Possibility of adding the country at the end of the game name.

Template

Roms management

GameList

  • Setting favorites, hidden, normal for Roms in mass.
  • Filter of roms without images
  • Filter of roms without description
  • Filter of roms without video
  • Filter of roms without screenshot
  • Filter of roms without boxart
  • Filter of roms without marquee
  • Filter of roms without manual
  • Filter on genres, or on a string on the file name or title of rom.
  • Upgrading the gamelist.xml based on the roms files on the disk
  • Tri possible gamelist according to 5 levels of criteria.
  • Backup of gamelist.xml from all systems
  • Backup of modified gamelist.xml via the program
  • Possible export of the gamelist in a file in .csv format
  • Customization of subfolders with image and description: http://jujuvincebros.fr/wiki/arrm/doku.php?id=custom_subfolder_en

Tools


Donations

You can donate via The JujuvinceBros Utip or Streamlabs website (click on one of the links below)

  • Utip
  • Streamlabs

Go to Download ARRM Software

start-en.txt · Dernière modification: 2019/12/01 13:08 par nexusone13