RoM-Jacket's frontend MetaData should be downloaded and installed prior to frontend configuration
Users of RoM-Jacket have different needs and so several HTPC
frontend options are available.
Some frontends are configured to use shortcuts or windows links and some users may require a portable frontend.
Artwork such as box-covers, banners and backgrounds can be scraped to your ROM jackets via some frontends however many enthusiasts may wish to import or transfer existing assets.
Advanced users have artwork migration tools available for each frontend. A robust set of configuration options for Hyperspin enable managing and creating a configuration easy.
Emulationstation, Advanced Launcher and Rom Collection Browser plugins scrape artwork and metadata for games from the internet.
Kodi's Internet Archive ROM Launcher has a vast repository and has a wealth of metadata at it's fingertips. It can emulate ROMs using its own internal libtretro engine, and alternatively use retroArch. Mediabrowser, retroFE, Emulationstation and TIARL will populate any games added to a library dynamically.
Cabrio-FE, retroFE, Internet Archive ROM Launcher and Emulationstation are ideal frontends for older computers or lightweight libraries.
Steam users can browse their libraries easily.
Oblytile and Mirror+ are great for Windows™ users who don't want the overhead of an HTPC frontend, but would like to be able browse using box-art icons for their games.Caveats:
The BatchscriptLauncher.exe program should be used as the "Emulator" and the extension to assign is ".bat" (or .lnk for mirrors)
From the menu at the the top:
Tools>Import Games>From Files...>ROM Files>Add Files>Select a System Folder>
In the dialog box that opens, use the search field for *.bat (or *.lnk for mirrors)
> Select the platform>Add Emulator>Create Profile for Batchscriptlauncher.exe>USE THE FILES IN THEIR CURRENT LOCATION>>>>...