Some of stuff you can do
create hyperspin or nointro dat from rom folder
create mamlist.xml from rom folder
copy roms listed in nointro or any supported xml\dat\xml format to desired rom folder
rename your roms from any supported xml\dat\txt file and copy them to desired folder
merge two supported xml\dat\txt file even info will be merged
compatible format are
nonintrodat.dat (parent\clone xml) or standard
hyperspin.xml(there is custom one,you can generate one as hyperspin_retrofe.xml)
retrofe_include.txt (simple txt file with rom names)
mameinfo.dat (only works in extract function)
mamehistory.dat (only works in extract function)
So What is this?
convert from compatible xml\txt\dat game database format to xml\txt\dat game database,
extract story files from gamelist.xml mamhistory.dat or mameinfo.dat
combine or merge two compatible xml\txt\dat and get one file with updated games and info
copy rom listed in compatible xml\dat\txt from source rom folder to desired folder\rename and crc32 supported,crc32 work with zip and none zip files
scan and create xml\dat\txt from your roms folder,crc32 supported,crc32 work with zip and none zip files
Tested on windows 10 x64,should run on any windows +7 os (might run on win xp but not tested)
you 'll need at least one xml\txt\dat compatible file,check below in Note section
How to use
Simply choose the function from drop menu,click on input\output buttons,remember always provide the right file type,hyperspin need hyperspin file,nointro.dat need nointro dat file .......
click do it
combine function explained:
this tool is created to merge info from compatible xml dat xml database format.xml based on name or crc tag,the result is xml\txt\dat file with updated info added roms name and info from both file
Combine Nointro.dat+gamelist.xml=>resultfile saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
combine resultfile.xml+hyperspin.xml with rating tag=>final_result.xml saved as hyperspin_retrofe.xml
put the final_result.xml in RetroFE\meta\hyperlist rename it to your prefered system,make sure the name is matching the collection name in retrofe collectio dir
delete meta.db from retrofe dir
launch retrofe and have fun
Important don't choose the wrong file always feed the right one check compatible file format above for more info
the combine function priorties the info from input1 button when using crc as comparation,that means if you have the same game but the name in the first is different from the second input file,the first will be considered
how to get gamelist.xml
use scraper to get gamelist.xml for your prefered system(mame,sega,snes...) can be found https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/scraper
put scraper inside your roms folder,ru cmd or use bat(recommended) put these commands:
scraper.exe -add_not_found -console_src="gdb" -use_filename=true -download_images=false -no_thumb
now copy the generated gamelist.xml file from your rom folder to the program folder
Best regard Croser
First of all, a huge shout out to the amazing feedback on my last questions. You guys are fabulous! Ok....now for my question.
I have a about 12-13 systems that I am setting up on the Nvidia Shield Hyperspin. I am wanting to know how to create MAME themes - particularly Midway Classics and Capcom Classics. I have downloaded the xml file (in addition to the relevant artwork) from this site, however I want to know where to paste this in my main Hyperspin folder and calibrate it so that it will show up in the Hyperspin main menu? Will I have to edit the xml file? Do I need a separate settings file? Any step by step instructions would be fabulous!!! Please use quite basic language to help answer this question...….I know very little about Hyperspin and am just at the beginning of my journey.
For the record, I am using a PC and an external hard drive to setup Hyperspin, then transferring this to the emulated storage on my Nvidia Shield.
Again.....Thank you so much for all of your help. I really appreciate it!