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How do you scrape games successfully?

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I've added CPS 1 & 2 roms and have tried scraping them as CPS 1 & 2 and Arcade and barely get any results (about 5 games pull in metadata). How can I get proper results for games?

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Hi Neuro, what are your ROM file names? A lot depends on the type of ROM set that you are importing. If the names are obscure then that might be the issue.

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The files names are obscure xmvsfu.zip mvscu.zip, etc. I used EmulationStation before deciding to try LaunchBox starting last week and while LaunchBox is far superior in terms of UI I feel like LaunchBox's importing and scraping abilities are lacking. That is, EmulationStation has no problem finding metadata for commonly named roms like those mentioned above. 

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Some other questions on this.

Is there a post somewhere where I can read about the import process of LaunchBox in detail? That is, what database does it use for scraping? Why couldn't it use the same DB that other front ends like HyperSpin and EmulationStation use to get good results? I'm pretty sure EmulationStation uses TheGamesDB and it has no issue scraping CPS games. I'm curious as to why I'm having issues wit LaunchBox if it uses the same database.

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