Wingens

Info scraper

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Hi,

I don't know if it is possible but I am creating a little program to catalog my game collection.

It would be awesome if my program could get the boxcover, developer info and game info with the titles I add.

Does anyone know how to get me started?

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@Wingens welcome to the forum. Where would you be pulling this information from? Are you looking to manually input the data, and are just looking for a repository (database) to house it? Or are you looking to input a title and have the script search for the boxcover, developer info, etc. online? The more information you can give us, the better equipped we are to assist.


√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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My thought was, i put in a title and choose from a pulldown box the console and it gathers the boxcover and intel from the world wide web.

Only problem is i have no idea how to do such a thing.

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You could use InetGet to pull the files (see below). The problem with that approach is you're going to need to the URL for the files.

#include <InetConstants.au3>
$sUrl = "http://vgboxart.com/boxes/PSX/47732-final-fantasy-vii.png"
Local $boxCover = InetGet($sUrl, @DesktopDir & "\MyBoxCover.jpg", Default, $INET_DOWNLOADWAIT)

 


√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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It is a start, the real problem is finding the right url on the sites...

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There's a few scrapers out there like this already for Emulation Station. It would be a good start. There might be a pattern for the urls or you might have to open up an IE connection to fill out a search and go through the search results for the game that fits. Grab the url from the search and inet get the webpage.

https://github.com/sselph/scraper (Written in go, idk what language go is)

https://github.com/thadmiller/ES-scraper (Written in python)

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Going to look in to the scrapper scripts found. thank you.

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Hi,

I would suggest also looking into the _IE* functions to retrieve data. 
If you are going the InetGet route and feel adventurous maybe take a look at StringRegExp.

What kind of games are you talking about? Tabletop/PC/Console? Old/New?

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I am talking about console games. From NES 2 PS3 at the moment nothing newer.

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      Downloads (2263 previously):  AUTOITEROIDS v1.019 Build 2016-01-14.7z (use e.g. 7-Zip to extract archive)
       
      Only compiled version incl. needed files here: <4shared.com> or <MediaFire.com>
       
       

       
       
       
      LEGAL NOTICE:
       
      This game is an unoffical clone of the original Asteroids®
      game and is not endorsed by the registered trademark
      and copyright owners Atari Interactive, Inc.
       
       
       
      Short description:
       
      AUTOITEROIDS is a remake of the video arcade game released in 1979 by Atari, Inc.
      It was one of the most popular and influential games of the Golden Age of Arcade Games.
      The player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers.
      The object of the game is to shoot and destroy asteroids and saucers while not colliding with either,
      or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire.
       
       
      Keys:
       
      ctrl - shoot,
      up - thrust,
      left - turn left,
      right - turn right,
      space - hyper jump
       
       
      Game details:
       
      game is starting with 3 asteroids
      every 10.000 points increase of level (among other things amount of asteroids + 1)
      every 30.000 points extra live
      biggest asteroid = 20 points
      medium asteroid = 50 points
      smallest asteroid = 100 points
      big alien spaceship = 200 points
      small alien spaceship = 1000 point
       
       
      Credits:
       
      Main code: UEZ
      Bass UDF: BrettF
      Bass DLL: www.un4seen.com
      GDI+ font loader code: Yashied
      Menu item code: rasim
      Sound + sound code modifications: Spiff59
      Font: ck! [Freaky Fonts]
      GetKeyboardState code: eukalyptus
      Atari for the original game concept
      AutoIt forum for all the help and the source of knowledge
       
      Have fun
      UEZ

       
       
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