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Another Gamelist, Roms manager, and Scraper for Recalbox, Batocera, Retropie, Retrobat, EmuELEC, EmulationStation

Welcome to the ARRM software wiki

This wiki corresponds to the new revamped version of ARRM >=
Older versions are no longer updated. The old wiki will remain available for some time at this address Wiki pour ARRM <=

Since version Beta 13, le Multi-Thread on Screenscraper is available

Since version, ARRM is able to scrape on the following databases:

The video corresponds to the old version of ARRM. Since then the interface has changed but you will find some features

See video

On some forms you do not see the buttons located at the bottom of the form ?
please apply the following: Under windows 10, the program does not display texts and forms correctly
Since version, you can assign to the Thumbnail and Marquee tags the desired media for all Scrape engines (Screenscraper, Launchbox and other engines). Please check your media assignments via these modules: Screenscraper Media Assignment in ARRM , Assignment of Launchbox media in ARRM, Media assignment for other Scrape engines in ARRM
You can read this quick guide if you are lost :) : Getting started with ARRM
The different elements of the ARRM interface have tooltips which indicate the functionality of each element. Just hover over it.

Likewise, you can click on the ? present on the different ARRM screens which will take you to the wiki associated with the buttons/forms and thus allow you to better understand their functionalities .


Scrape your games for Recalbox, Batocera,Retrobat, Retropie, EmuELEC, EmulationStation with ARRM. Manage your gamelists and organize your Roms

Scrape your roms or systems individually (incremental scrape) or massively

For some time I have been using Recalbox, RetroBat and Batocera. These frontends, which can be used on Raspberry, pc/linux and other platforms, allow you to run emulators of old consoles.

Wishing to modify the descriptions of game roms, add them to favorites or hide them in a simple way and scrape the information and artworks of some roms on Screenscraper, HFS-DB,, LaunchBox, Steam, IGDB , GOG , MobyGames , ArcadeItalia and GameTDB , I wrote this little utility ARRM 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 the input areas as well as the buttons have their Info Bubble in order to know their function. You will find ? in the interface which will bring you back to the dedicated sections of this WIKI.

This software is also compatible with Recalbox, Batocera, Retropie, EmuELEC, EmulationStation, Retrobat…

Here is what you can get on your frontend using ARRM on each of your systems. Many templates are available. (View list of available templates)

Raspberry Pi 4 Recalbox by RustyMG

BatoceraNation made an English video tutorial on how to use ARRM to scrape:

Watch the BatoceraNation video tutorial


ARRM does not offer gaming ROMs, nor does it allow them to be downloaded; he uses the Roms you own. Pictures and textuals informations recovery is done on the following sites: Screenscraper, HFS-DB,, LaunchBox, Steam, IGDB, GOG , MobyGames and GameTDB

ARRM must not be used to create packs of Roms / Distributions intended for sale


If you use ARRM, do not hesitate to mention it in your videos, posts on social networks etc… this will allow it to have greater visibility. Thanks in advance

A big thank you to these sites for their database dedicated to video games. Do not hesitate to encourage them.

I invite you to connect to these sites and contribute to the development of their database.

Some features

ARRM is a Scraper :
It allows you to retrieve and format (scraper) textual information and graphic media from video games by querying sites offering this information (Screenscraper, HFSDb,, LaunchBox, Steam, GOG, IGDB, MobyGames, GameTDB, ArcadeDB) It can thus create gamelist.xml files compatible with many retrogaming distributions (Recalbox, Batocera, Retropie, EmuElec, RetroBat …) and allows, via exports, to create files compatible with other distributions (Pegasus, AttractMode , Hyperspin) and .csv files

ARRM is a gamelist manager :
It allows you to manipulate the recovered data: filter, sort, delete, edit, clean, replace data … Many built-in utilities allow you to best customize your gamelists and scrapes

ARRM retrieves scrape information from the following databases:

Videos Tutorial


  • Compatible with Recalbox, Batocera, Retropie, Retrobat, EmuELEC 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:
  • Export possible to Hyperspin, Pegasus, AttractMode


Overlay / Bezels


Roms management



and many other features…

Since version beta 5 it is possible to generate videos + overlay based on the templates offered by ARRM. Like the birthday videos offered by Screenscraper on their Facebook. Tutorial video : Creating overlays video



Thanks for using ARRM :)

This software required (and continues :)) many hours of work on the part of its author. Listening to user requests, I try to improve ARRM over time. If you enjoy ARRM, you can donate to support its author (Nexusone13) and the JujuVinceBros by clicking on one of the following buttons :

Patreon Tipeee Paypal

If you make a donation of 6 euros or more, remember to leave a message with your email. I will process your request during the day and you will receive an email allowing you to deactivate the donation reminder popup and to access certain additional features in the ARRM application.

Remember to check your spam, my email may be there
ARRM must not be used to create packs of Roms / Distributions intended for sale

Thank you in advance, it motivates me to continue to improve ARRM, and to respond to your requests as well as possible.

Thank you again for your help :)

Nexusone13 and the JujuVinceBros

You need help ? Do you want to declare a Bug? Would you like to add a feature?
Do not hesitate to use our different means to stay in contact: Keep in touch


JVB Quiz

Try the JVB Quiz game:

I wrote a little game: JVB_Quiz which offers a quiz based on the media / gamelist available with your Recalbox/Batocera/Retropie/Retrobat installations ….

For those who do not have these frontends, I offer ready-to-use media packs per system (without roms), on the download (All media scraped with ARRM)

It uses the gamelist.xml to display videos and / or images (image, marquee, boxart, screenshot etc … available in gamelists) as well as text questions (over 800) in French or English as desired. On the images, a kaleidoscope effect gradually reveals the image. You can mix image and video in the quiz.

It works under Windows or on Wine or Pygame under Batocera PC.

You can play up to 6 players (4 joypads and 2 keyboards)

arrm_relooked_en/start-en.txt · Dernière modification : 2024/03/02 14:22 de nexusone13