Adding a game

Building your library

Adding games is a straight-forward process.

Adding a ROM

Game ROMs need to be placed in the \roms\<system>\ folder, they will be detected and added to the Game Llibrary when starting Retrobat or when updating the Game List.

More information about ROM format per system in the Supported Games Systems section of the wiki.

The System will be visible upon restart or upon refreshing the gamelist.

The game will be visible in the Game View.

Scraping Game Information

The next step is to scrape game information, your game library will look better with media and information.

Scraping can be done globally, per system or per game.

Global Scraping

Press START (ENTER on keyboard) to display the MAIN MENU and choose SCRAPER.


For ScreenScraper, you need to create an account on the Screenscraper website.

Then enter your credentials (User/Password) in the SCRAPER SETTINGS menu.

More details in Scaping & Metadata section of the wiki.

The following message appears on the top right of the screen, the scraping is in progress.

Once the scraping finalized, refresh the gamelist.

Press START (ENTER on keyboard) to display the Main menu and select GAME SETTINGS.


Game information is now available in the Game View

Per game scraping

Select SCRAPE.

The default search string is based on the ROM filename, to change the search string use the INPUT button at the bottom.

CONGRATULATIONS : you have added your first games to Retrobat !

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