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Steam Scraper 2.3

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Plugin that scrapes Steam Information, banner, screenshots and video to a selected game.

 

Requirements: Launchbox 8.8+

Install: Extract the content of zip file to : Launchbox/plugins/SteamScraper

Source codeGithub (feel free to make a pull request )

Thanks to:

 @fawkesyeah for the extensive testing :)

@CriticalCid for Ideas.

EDIT

If you have trouble running the plugin and crashing due CAS error, please right click on the DLL's , properties and then unblock.

 

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Usage:

 

Just paste the Steam URL from the game that you need to scrape information.

 

Video Tutorial:

 

 

If you want to add Additional Custom fields and Tags please edit the properties.json :

Note: This will generate a LOT of tags, I advise to hide it if you are going to use it. (Legacy Settings -> Game Details -> Disable Custom Fields)

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Also if you have the SteamDB or SteamSpy Link only you can use it to get the Steam metadata as well, the regex works just remind to put the / on the final url just like this:

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BUT THIS WONT GET INFO FROM THE RESPECTIVELY WEBSITES, IT WILL GO TO STEAM ANYWAYS.


What's New in Version 2.3   See changelog

Released

Now it will scrap the newer Images from Steam if the game has it, they are:

  • Box
  • Marquee
  • Clear Logo

Example:

 

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Future update:

  • It will get the fields from Steamspy if found something missing on SteamAPI.
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15 hours ago, Rincewind said:

ok I was trying it on the steam games I just imported which ended up in my "Windows" platform and not its own "Steam" platform which I thought it might of.

So I tested it on all the other platforms and it works on them but not the "Windows" platform @srxz

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Hey @Rincewind why doesn't work? Could you please let me know the steps to reproduce the error? The plugin isn't tied to any platform must the games must have one platform.

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5 minutes ago, srxz said:

Hey @Rincewind why doesn't work? Could you please let me know the steps to reproduce the error? The plugin isn't tied to any platform must the games must have one platform.

Yeah, i personally have a Steam and a Windows platform. For the steam platform i can just highlite all games and use the scraper and it scrapes all games. If i use it on my Windows platform i have to right click each game and enter the url. Is this what you mean @Rincewind?

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1 minute ago, neil9000 said:

Yeah, i personally have a Steam and a Windows platform. For the steam platform i can just highlite all games and use the scraper and it scrapes all games. If i use it on my Windows platform i have to right click each game and enter the url. Is this what you mean @Rincewind?

The Steam auto-scrapes if the game is directly imported from Launchbox or has the steam://rungameid/<appID> if not you will have to find the URL from steam store and paste to that box

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Just now, srxz said:

The Steam auto-scrapes if the game is directly imported from Launchbox or has the steam://rungameid/<appID> if not you will have to find the URL from steam store and paste to that box

Yeah i know. :) Was just confirming if that was what rincewind was seeing, because if so it is working as it should.

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1 minute ago, neil9000 said:

Yeah i know. :) Was just confirming if that was what rincewind was seeing, because if so it is working as it should.

Yeah I was just explaining to him 😀

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@srxz @neil9000 It only works on all the platforms apart from windows. I have not tried selecting more then one game at a time but will try that later.

The windows platform was created from just dragging in shortcut for PC games and then the steam importer in launchbox added the steam games in the window platform so all I can think of doing is deleting the windows platform and try it again.

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Yeah, unfortunately the plugin doesn’t show you when it’s working or when it’s finished. I usually check the videos folder and sort them by date, this way I can see if new videos appear and when that stops I can safely assume that it’s finished.

You may also have to reload the image cache for the scraped games to get LB to recognize all the new stuff.

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@srxz Sorry it was working perfectly ok I just never realised. I did exactly what @CriticalCid  said and after a few minutes I had more videos. Thanks for all your work on this plugin

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