Convert your Gamebase64 C64 ROM files to Emulationstation (RetroPie & Recalbox) format

Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Dennis D. Spreen | Raspberry, Retro

I’ve written a small bash script which extracts the VERSION.NFO informations from your Gamebase64 C64 ROM collection and converts them to the Emulationstation (e.g. RetroPie and Recalbox) compatible gamelist.xml format.

This is a linux script. Don’t try to run it on Windows!

This script is based on the Gamebase64 v14 release.

1. Put the Gamebase C64 ROMs (incl. subdirectories) in the appropriate rom folder (this tutorial is done with a RetroPie installation), copy the contents (incl. subdirectories) of the Gamebase64\Screenshots folder into ~/.emulationstation/downloaded_images/c64/, then open a shell and verify roms & screenshots folders:

2. Download & run the script

3. Reboot if finished (~2 hrs)

Emulationstation parses the gamelist.xml in this ROM folder OR in the ~/.emulationstation/gamelist/c64/ folder! Be sure to have only one gamelist.xml file!

 

4 Comments to Convert your Gamebase64 C64 ROM files to Emulationstation (RetroPie & Recalbox) format

1013149086
April 19, 2016

看看!

Luke
October 1, 2016

Hi Dennis,

Thank you very much for sharing this! its fantastic.

Kind Regards,
Luke.

Ross
December 3, 2016

Thank you very much for this! Works perfectly, followed the instructions, no issues. Cheers!

Dennis D. Spreen
December 4, 2016

You’re welcome!

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