rename_arcade_game_en

Rename Arcade Game Titles

Available since 1.9.0.2 beta 15

You must have Arcade Roms whose filename meets the standard Arcade file naming format:
  • 19xx.zip
  • 19xxa.zip
  • airattck.zip
  • dkongjr.zip

Why use this feature?

You can use the Rename game titles with the help of Datfiles functionality, but this uses CRC / MD5, and the processing is much longer (CRC / MD5 calculation). For Arcade ROMs, you can use one of the 3 methods presented here, I advise you to use the 3rd method

When you scrape an Arcade ROM, the name returned by the scrape site does not necessarily refer to Arcade clones. You want to distinguish between clone Roms and non-clone Roms by keeping the original name (the one contained in the Datfiles.

In summary, you currently have this:

and you want to get this:

Remember to check if your arcade systems are present in the %appdata%\Nexouille soft\arrm\database\arcade_systems_list.txt file editable via the Tools tab. Restart ARRM when you modify this file to take effect.
Warning, the renaming is not 100% reliable, sometimes the names found are not the correct ones

3 methods are possible:




1 - Before scraping the Roms (no gamelist.xml)

You have not yet scraped your Roms and you do not yet have a gamelist.xml? Then you just have to

  • Charge your system

Your ROMs names should look like this, because ARRM retrieves Arcade names from its database by their file names.

  • Uncheck the Game name checkbox from the ROM Information panel.

  • Uncheck the Clean name checkbox in the Scrape Options tab.
  • Uncheck the Add language checkbox in the Scrape Options tab.
  • Uncheck the Add Country checkbox in the Scrape Options tab.

When loading the system, ARRM retrieves Arcade names from its database by their filenames.

  • Start the Scrape. The name of the game will not be changed and will keep its original value. You will get this:




2 - The Roms have already been scraped (existing gamelist.xml)

You have already scraped your Roms or you have loaded an existing gamelist.xml containing the names of the scrapped Roms and the game name of your arcade ROMs look like this:

  • Check the checkbox Name of the game of the panel ROM Information

  • Uncheck the Clean name checkbox in the Scrape Options tab.
  • Uncheck the Add language checkbox in the Scrape Options tab.
  • Uncheck the Add Country checkbox in the Scrape Options tab.

  • Select the Roms for which you want to change the name.
  • In the 'Replacements' tab, select DB fields: Game Title

  • Click on Empty field : This will blank the name of the game. You get this:

  • Select the Roms whose game name is empty
  • Click on the Check Roms button of the Panel Possible actions on selected Roms (scroll down)

ARRM will then search its database for the original name of the game by its file name, and you will get this:


3 - Easiest way (available since 1.9.1.2 beta 3)

  • Check the checkbox Name of the game of the panel ROM Information

  • Select the Roms for which you want to change the name.

  • In the Scrape Options tab, check or uncheck this checkboxes : Clean name , Add language , Add Country

  • Click on the Rename with DAT button of the Panel Possible actions on selected Roms (scroll down)

ARRM will then search its Arcade database for the original name of the game by its file name, and you will get this:

In this example, the Clean Name option is unchecked

rename_arcade_game_en.txt · Dernière modification : 2022/08/09 19:11 de nexusone13