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Blogs / RetroPie Scraper Setup
« Last post by Dragon on February 17, 2017, 18:07:09 »
When I first got my RetroPie setup, I was having trouble with the Scraper, which is a feature that searches for images and descriptions of the games that you in your RetroPie EmulationStation. Unfortunately, every time that I ran the Scraper, I'd get the data but it wouldn't stay in the system after I rebooted.

I was searching for an answer to this for a while myself before I figured it out on my own. I'm running version 4 of RetroPie and despite it being mentioned that the Scraper was fixed in a previous version, I still had some troubleshooting to do. What I found in the error logs is the XML file wasn't able to be written to... in my case, they didn't exist at all, so I wrote this Bash script to create a basic XML file to start it off. After running, hopefully the built in Scraper for RetroPie will be able to save all your data.

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#RetroPie gamelist.xml setup
#by Nathaniel Dragon on 2017-02-04
for d in ~/RetroPie/roms/*; do
  if [ ! -f $d/gamelist.xml ]; then
    echo "Make gamelist.xml in $d"
    echo '<?xml version="1.0"?><gameList />' > $d/gamelist.xml
    echo "$d already has a file."

I know that not everyone trying to get this to work is a programmer, although, you probably have already found out something about scripts on Linux. In case you've never written or run a Bash script before, save that code in a file on your RaspberryPi as something like "" and then make it executable with "chmod 755" and finally run with "./" ...

I've also posted this up on the RetroPie forum for other users there, but I haven't uploaded the code to GitHub or anything yet, just copied the text... hopefully someone else can make some good use of my script though, or at least learn from it.

By the way, this is a fix for the built-in Scraper - something that is probably overcome with SSelphâ??s Scraper, but I wanted to see about using the built-in program.
Tyco RC / Re: tyco OUTLAW red, black.... blue??? somebody knows about it?
« Last post by Mr. 9.6V on February 15, 2017, 16:59:33 »
FYI - I noticed a rare blue one for sale on ebay today.  Thought I would share the link so here you go....
General Discussions / Re: Avoiding common eBay scams
« Last post by Dragon on February 14, 2017, 23:43:43 »
:D I definitely plan to keep this site going. I actually have a bunch of old messages that I need to get imported into here. They are from my old message board and had lots more of the same.
General RC / Re: Old 90s rc buggy
« Last post by R/C Toy Memories on February 14, 2017, 23:39:51 »
I had two people ask me for one of these, in the same day, just last week.
« Last post by R/C Toy Memories on February 14, 2017, 23:38:28 »
Super Fast Traxx are unfortunately fairly hard to come by, in any condition - but particularly NIB. You should definitely keep an eye on US ebay though ( as I have seen a few examples there, and a simple search of completed items shows a few that have ended in recent weeks:
General Discussions / Re: Avoiding common eBay scams
« Last post by R/C Toy Memories on February 14, 2017, 23:34:40 »
Thanks for sharing this here Dragon :)
And I hope you keep these forums online in future years. Even though the message rate is low, they are an excellent resource of information.
General RC / Re: Old 90s rc buggy
« Last post by Dragon on February 10, 2017, 17:53:54 »
Oh yeah, I was trying to remember what that was. I could totally picture it in my head. There's an image of the XRC posted in this other thread...
General RC / Re: Old 90s rc buggy
« Last post by mstana on February 08, 2017, 19:32:00 »
Tyco RC / ISO Tyco Hammer parts
« Last post by Racinmx426 on February 03, 2017, 12:00:26 »
Looking for a junk Tyco Hammer, really just need a right front steering knuckle, thanks
Tyco RC / Re: Wanted: 27mhz fast track remote
« Last post by Racinmx426 on February 02, 2017, 22:47:02 »
How much are you asking?
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