(2014-07-19 21:20)Bedwyr Wrote: I'm a little confused. Is there no way to manually import and link specific games with specific artwork? If I can't do that, how should I go about troubleshooting missing games and artwork? Note that I've renamed everything according to standard HyperLaunch naming convention, so artwork, games, and videos have the exact same name already. I know that there is some missing material, but RCB is missing a large number of things.
Any response to this? I'd like to get some advice about how to proceed.
If it helps I can give an example of one missing game: Actraiser 2.
filename: ActRaiser 2 (USA).smc
nfo filename: ActRaiser 2 (USA).nfo (which I made myself)
Box art filename: ActRaiser 2 (USA).png
Fan art filename: ActRaiser 2 (USA).jpg
Video filename: ActRaiser 2 (USA).mp4
The scraper is finding other data correctly so the file structure appears to be correct.
Initial import settings: All games, Interactive: Select Matches, using a single file (downloaded the SNES.txt with parser file from here
- Strangely the matches were not interactive. I got the exact same results using automatic: accuracy.
import settings second run: SNES, local nfo, local artwork. I earlier created an nfo file copied from the original Actraiser game which was found correctly, editing the appropriate data.
import settings third run: SNES, gamesdb, local nfo.
In no case did RCB find the game.
- Can I force RCB to "find" specific games?
- What must I do to correctly import a game that's missing?
- In all the log files I collected, it's very hard to figure out what the scraping process is missing as I'm looking through about 1600 warnings that usually have to do with games in the database file but that I don't actually have.
- There are also the negative returns where the database file has multiple CRCs. Is it entirely dependent on a CRC check from the database file? If so, shouldn't I have the power to force a match purely on name only?
- What CRC value should I be validating is incorrect if this is the problem? I can get really long MD5 and SHA hash values for a file, but none match what's in the database file, even partially. Are rom CRCs a partial form of either or some kind of third CRC value?
I believe I've done my best to do my due diligence in checking, re-checking, and troubleshooting things. I've also tried to ask very specific leading questions that will hopefully show where I am and where I'm stuck. I'm not asking for a lot, just further information so I can continue figuring out what I'm doing incorrectly.