Sort the gamelist.xml on different criteria
Under Batocera and Retropie, it is possible to sort the gamelist.xml via the Tag <sortname>. ARRM offers a database sorting module based on 5 possible criteria. When a sort is applied to the database, when saving the gamelist.xml, ARRM will create the tag <sortname> with an index (example: <sortname>002 =- City Defender</sortname>) thus allowing to display the sorted gamelist.xml in EmulationStation.
- Select the system (only one) then click on Display
When the Database is filled with the found Roms,
- Click on the button 'Sorting the database'
A form opens where you can select your sorting criteria.
Click on 'OK' to validate the criteria or 'Delete Criteria' to delete them.
* Save your gamelist.xml by clicking on 'Create gamelist.xml'
Your gamelist.xml will then have a new <sortname> tag like in the example below:
<game> <path>./Berzerk.bin</path> <name>Berzerk</name> <sortname>022 =- Berzerk</sortname> <desc>Berzerk is a video game developed by Stern Electronics, released in 1980 on an arcade terminal. The player controls a humanoid in labyrinthine multi-picture environments viewed from above. He must progress by eliminating an army of belligerent robots. It is a precursor to run and gun, which notably influenced the design of Robotron: 2084. The game presents innovative gameplay features (including multi-directional shooting) and production with synthetic voices.</desc> <rating>0.8</rating> <releasedate>20020101T000000</releasedate> <developer>Stern Electronics, Inc.</developer> <publisher>AtariAge</publisher> <genre>action</genre> <players>1-2</players> <image>./downloaded_images/Berzerk_screenscraper_mix_arrm.png</image> <thumbnail>./downloaded_images/Berzerk_screenscraper_boxart_arrm.png</thumbnail> <marquee>./downloaded_images/Berzerk_screenscraper_wheel_arrm.png</marquee> <video>./videos/Berzerk_screenscraper_video_arrm.mp4</video> <playcount>0</playcount> </game>