Change the template of a system without having to re-scrap the Roms

You have already scraped your Roms using a template and you want to change templates. Most of the time, it is necessary to relaunch a complete scrap of your Roma by applying a new template.

ARRM allows you to modify your template without having to re-scrape on the net your Roma. For this it is necessary that your previous scrapes were carried out with the options '4 images' activated available in the configuration tab 'General Options'

Indeed this mode allows, during a scrap on Screenscraper to recover the following 4 images:

  • Screenshot
  • Boxart
  • Cartridge
  • Wheel / Marquee / Title

These 4 images then appear, for each Roma, in the gamelist with their associated tag (screenshot, boxart, cartridge, marquee)

If your gamelist.xml contains these tags, you will be able to choose another template and click on the button 'Recompose Image'. ARRM will browse each of your Roma in the gamelist.xml and apply the new template. (this is faster than a scrape on the net)

In the case where the tags are not present in the gamelist, but the image files do exist in the image directory, 'Recompose image' can apply the template by searching locally (in the downloaded_images directory or the one defined in the parameters). missing images.

Here's how:

  • Select the system (only one) then click on Display

  • When the Database is filled with the Roms found

  • Select the roms to be treated
  • Check that you have selected the correct image parameter (Mix, Screenshot, boxart …) in the tab Images options

  • Click on the button Recompose image

  • Remember to save your gamelist.xml

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new_template_without_rescrap_en.txt · Dernière modification : 2020/04/19 11:39 de nexusone13