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Launchbox-RetroPie Export

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Launchbox is great, but it doesn't run on linux. RetroPie is great, but the scraper is terrible. This script will copy your roms, metadata and images from LaunchBox for use with RetroPie. It will also reduce the size of the copied images to make them load faster on the Pi. Edit the attached file to choose your platforms, and decide if you want everything, or only your favourites.

How to Install:

  1. Download and install Python
  2. Choose All Users and add it to your Path
  3. Open cmd, and type 'pip install Pillow'
  4. Download the attached file and edit it accordingly (specify your LaunchBox folder, desired output folder and platforms)
  5. Run 'python launchbox_retropie_export.py'
  6. Transfer the files to your Pi using WinSCP or similar
    • Copy the gamelists to /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/gamelists
    • Copy the roms and images to /home/pi/RetroPie/roms
  7. Enable the 'Parse Gamelists Only' option in EmulationStation

 

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line 77, in <module>
    for fname in glob.glob(r'%s\**' % lb_image_dir, recursive=True):
TypeError: glob() got an unexpected keyword argument 'recursive'

 

It looks to be creating the first root folders /Roms/    and /gamelist

*** UPDATE  / EDIT ****

 

I removed the "recursive=True" section in the glob call and it parsed through my library! THANKS!

Edited by deafeagle

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