I've been doing some more testing with RCB and I currently feel very confused
I'm still playing around with the genesis rom collection I have but just can't seem to get what I want. My rom collection contains exactly 781 games (the hyperspin collection). After several tries of importing using different techniques (accurate, gues match ...) and using different scrapers, I was able to create 781 nfo files, one for each game. Fantastic. However, not all 781 entries were imported in XBMC. So I deleted the games from the collection, did a clean of the database and tried using the local scraper. Each time again I get 776 games in the DB, not 781. Really weird as I clearly have 781 nfo files. So I tested some more, but it didn't work. I switched of all options like 'don't import games without art' ... but always 776. I tried a new import using a 'select match' option, but this also did not work.
But now this ... I completely removed the collection and it's games and I recreated it using local nfo and art. After the import all 781 games were there, but without any description or nfo. Now I was completely confused. I removed all games again and I did a re-import using the local scraper and behold ... the descriptions and all info was back, but again, only 776 entries
Malte, the scraping mechanism of RCB is still so confusing to me. The fact that you have import features on the RCB tool level, and import features on the rom collection level. You can set a link to your nfo files in a collection, but when importing with the local scraper, the nfo files should be placed in the game dir or it won't work, the parser itself ... all of this is too complex ...
I have currently absolutely no clue why the game descriptions and other info is not loaded when creating a completele new collection using local info. I should test some more, because I had it working in the past.
Again, this is no criticism, I'm a NOOB.
I love RCB, don't get me wrong, but the scraper and import functions I don't seem to get.
I will test more and let you know ...
Thanks for reading,