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On Screen Keyboard & Mame ROM Scraping. #380

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StupidInvaders opened this issue Feb 8, 2015 · 2 comments

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commented Feb 8, 2015

Hey Aloshi,
I was just scraping some of my games, and there is a couple of things i have noticed and hoped it might be possible to implement,

  1. When scraping game, if a game is not found, you can manually search for it, But if your using a controller there is no way (that i can see) to enter text unless you have a keyboard connected, So would it be possible to have a basic On Screen Keyboard?
  2. Currently it seems as though the scrapers are not able to find games based on mame's naming system, My initial thought was to simply specific a zip file in the mame command-line, but there was no joy with that due to mame not accepting anything but there own naming convention. So would it be possible to implement some sort of feature that would automatically take mame ROM names from a list and search using a real name for the game, For instance, it could look in an XML file for "mslug" and see the real name is "Metal Slug" and use that for scraping.

I hope they made sense, if not I'll be happy to clarify.
Keep up the good work :)

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commented Feb 25, 2015

+1 for the on screen keyboard. I have a wireless keyboard connected, so I'm able to work around that, but it'd be handy to be able to just use the controller.

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commented Mar 9, 2015

The on-screen keyboard is absolutely neccessary in my opinion.

For the MAME stuff. As far as I know ES already has a database of MAME games included, but it's stone old. I think MAME 0.037bleh.

mmatyas pushed a commit to mmatyas/EmulationStation that referenced this issue Mar 28, 2018

Merge pull request Aloshi#380 from tomaz82/getHomePath_fix
Fix getHomePath crash when the environment variable isn't set
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