scraper-mobygames-en

Scraping on MobyGames

Since version 1.9.0.3 beta 11 you can only scrape missing media (artworks) by checking no media only in the Scrape Options tab. Only missing media (artworks), checked in the Images options tab will be recovered.
In the scrape engines, only these missing media (artworks) will be presented and selectable.
See: Scrape only missing Artworks (media)

Since version 1.9.1.7 beta 7, it is now possible to scrape on the MobyGames database.

Unlike other engines offered by ARRM, MobyGames will return only one game for a given search.

It is possible to use it automatically (Auto Validation checked) with the risk of erroneous results.

I recommend using MobyGames to complete media not found on other scrape sites. Indeed during a scrape in manual mode (Auto Validation unchecked), the MobyGames module shows you the media found on MobyGames, then you just have to check the media you want to recover. The unchecked media will be replaced by the media already existing in ARRM.

If you checked no media only in the Scrape Options tab, only media you don't already own will be displayed.
The media available via this scrape are:

1 screenshot of your choice among 4 randomly selected
1 Titleshot
1 wheel / logo (rarely)
1 2D boxart
1 2D Boxback
1 2D Cartridge

Before starting, here are the settings to be made in ARRM for the MobyGames module.


In the Tools tab

In the Batocera/Screenscraper/TGBD tab

  • Auto validation Others: On HFS-DB / Steam-DB / GOG / MobyGames, When only one game is found (this will always be the case for MobyGames), the selection of the game is done automatically without displaying the choice window . Please note that the validated game may not be the one sought (game title close to that sought, etc.).



In the General options tab

  • Assignment of media 'LaunchBox' media + Media order : The media images and texts are retrieved pn MobyGames by following the order of priority defined in the form Assignment of 'Screenscraper' media



In the scrapers module

By clicking on the icon to the right of the button, you can modify the association between your game names. systems (directory names of your systems) and the names of the systems of the site MobyGames , which is done via the file:

%appdata%\Nexouille Soft\arrm\database\systemes_mobygames.txt

Sample content:

...
mame|arcade
mastersystem|sega-master-system
mega-cd|sega-cd
mega-play|arcade
...

You can adapt it. Remember to restart ARRM after change.

Click on the button to launch the scrape on the selected Roms


Game selection window found on MobyGames

When you have selected one or more games and clicked on the button, if games have been found the following window MobyGames Browser will appear.

If Auto-validate Others has been checked, when a single game is found in the API, the selection of the game is done automatically and this window will not appear.

When you select a line containing a result, the media found on MobyGames is displayed on the right. The found media checkboxes are automatically checked. You can uncheck the media and textual information that you do not want to recover.

Since version 1.9.0.0 beta 10, it is possible to modify the textual information before validation
the only media available via this scrape are:

1 screenshot of your choice among 4 randomly selected
1 Titleshot
1 wheel / logo (rarely)
1 2D box art
1 2D Boxback
1 2D Cartridge
  • Games Infos Allows to display the page of the game on the site mobygames.com

By clicking on the Choose this game button, the checked media as well as the text information will be retrieved. If media has not been checked, ARRM will use the already existing media.

Scrapes not found are listed in log files located in %appdata%\Nexouille Soft\Arrm\temp , in the format:


_missing_arrm_%SYSTEM%_mobygames.txt

example: _missing_arrm_ZXSPECTRUM_mobygames.txt


TIPS



Do not retrieve textual information

If you do not wish to retrieve textual information, simply check No text in the Scrape Options tab



Only retrieve certain textual information

If you only want to retrieve certain textual information, remember, before launching the scrape, to uncheck the textual information that you do not wish to update.

This is done in the part Rom Information



Recover some media in MIX image mode

When you use MIX image mode, some media are automatically recovered:

  • Screenshot
  • Boxart
  • Wheel
  • Cartridge

If you wish to recover other media, you must specify it in the Images Options tab by checking the desired media under the heading Force Media Download
In MIX mode you will not be able to check the Screenshot, Boxart, Wheel and Cartouche media because they are retrieved automatically.



Recover some media in ** No image mode, only texts **

You only want to recover certain categories of media (boxart, fanart, screenshot, logo, video), you just have to check No image, only texts in the Images Options tab

Then select the desired media by checking them under the heading Force Media Download

In MIX mode you will not be able to check the Screenshot, Boxart, Wheel and Cartouche media because they are retrieved automatically.

scraper-mobygames-en.txt · Dernière modification : 2022/08/06 16:08 de nexusone13