Batocera really needs to fix issues with the inability to overwrite files especially gamelists. Ive found that once a gamelist is placed in the system you cant delete and replace them afterwards. The old one overwites anything new. Even if you go into the main system using WInscp, it wont overwrite. You dont get this issue with other operating systems, so it must be fixable. If anyone has any suggestions I would appriciate it.
i don't understand what you're trying to do.
Maybe he’s talking about the same problem I have: when replacing gamelist.xml files and rebooting, the new files are deleted by the system and replaced with the old files.
Exactly what Thad said.
I just use ES File Explorer from my Android deleted play the network an update my game list from the menu then restart
You can also use a laptop if it's on your network and map the network drive \Batocera\shared
I created the game lists for each system with this structure:
but when I reboot, it deletes my files replacing them with the blank defaults.
Where is this gamelist being created, could you give more detail of the steps being done?
I created them manually. I put paths and names like in the example.
Then I put the files named "gamelist.xml" in each rom folder (atari2600, megadrive, etc).
When I reboot, the files are gone and new files are created instead of them: blank "gamelist.xml" files
I believe that you are editing the file with the EmulationStation open, to edit this file it is necessary to close the ES through the command "/etc/init.d/S31emulationstation stop" and after editing it initializes with the command "/etc/init.d/S31emulationstation start "
ill try that j and let you know if it works, thank you
I tried it with this method but it stops at the loading screen. Is there a limit to the xml size? All the xml files combined are 150MB.
I installed Batocera on an Acer Aspire One D257.
just use menu -> exit "fast shutdown"
worked fine for me, thanks for the help 🙂
oh and i used putty to use the commands btw
Every time you reboot it goes through looks at what games you have and creates a new game list
could you give more detail of the steps being done?
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