Author Topic: [GUIDE] Setting up retroarch 1.9.0 playlists with FBNeo  (Read 104 times)

Offline barbudreadmon

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[GUIDE] Setting up retroarch 1.9.0 playlists with FBNeo
« on: September 10, 2020, 05:12:31 AM »
I think it is confusing, so let's explain it step by step :

ARCADE :
1. Open RetroArch
2. Update Databases in "Main Menu > Online Updater" (not 100% sure this one is required)
3. Go to "Import Content > Manual Scan"
4. Fill it :
- Content Directory = the path where your FBNeo arcade romsets are
- System Name = choose "FBNeo - Arcade Games"
- Default Core = choose "Arcade (FinalBurn Neo)"
- Arcade DAT File = download and use the one from there
5. The remaining can be left at default, but consider turning on "Overwrite Existing Playlist" if you are updating an existing list
6. Select "Start Scan"
7. Go back, you should have a FB icon with your new playlist inside

NON-ARCADE :
1. Store your romsets using second method described here
2. Open RetroArch
3. Update Databases in "Main Menu > Online Updater" (not 100% sure this one is required)
4. Go to "Import Content > Manual Scan"
5. Fill it :
- Content Directory = the path where your FBNeo console romsets are
- System Name = choose the one that fits the console you are trying to add
- Default Core = choose "Arcade (FinalBurn Neo)"
- Arcade DAT File = download and use the corresponding one from there
6. The remaining can be left at default, but consider turning on "Overwrite Existing Playlist" if you are updating an existing list
7. Select "Start Scan"
8. Go back, you should have a new playlist

GETTING THUMBNAILS :
Since you probably want to have thumbnails in your playlist, let's go a bit further with some optional steps :
1. Go to "Main Menu > Online Updater > Playlist Thumbnails Updater" and select the playlist you want to download its thumbnails
2. Go to "Settings > Playlists > Manage Playlists" and select the playlist you want to change its settings, like what kind of thumbnail(s) you want displayed
NB : some thumbnails might not be available, i don't know if there is a better method to fetch thumbnails
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 05:15:26 AM by barbudreadmon »