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Using ROMS from one image to another

Hi

This may be a stupid question, I'm still very new to this. I have a couple of images downloaded and was wondering does that mean I have those ROMS now to use to create an image of my own? Do I need to go to ROM sites to try and get whats still available or can I access the ROMS from my existing downloaded images and copy them to use again and again. I hope that makes sense. Thanks.

Yes you can extract the roms from those images if you want with this software for Windows

https://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

Just mount the image with the software and you will be able to extract all roms,art,videos

 

 

That's awesome. Thanks for that. I'm wanting to create a smaller system (less games)  for my brother and didn't want to try and find the roms again as it is getting pretty difficult now. I figured I must have them somehow with these images that I use. Thanks again.

As well as mounting in windows you can of course FTP over to the pi when its running and on your network, or even go to MY COMPUTER > NETWORK > PI and you'll see a ROMS folder, simply copy and paste from there the ones you want...

Be warned with the arcade/mame/fba roms, they do require a little more, as they all have various emulators set up to use (and some settings) so you would need to delve further OR, something I once seen, was get a GOOD 16/32gb arcade only and use that as your base, for example, change your theme, add bezels (if required) and so on then start adding  your systems :)

 

 

7Zip can also open the image files natively within windows and you can extract what you want to a Roms folder.

awesome arcade punks member

Such great advice, this is what I was wanting to hear. Was wanting to make sure I still had access to the roms as the other sites are disappearing. Now I know I Have them for future builds. Thanks  everyone.

hi all im wanting to know the opposite of this ive got a 32gb image on my sd card how do i delete the 6000 roms from it permanently and then re image the image.

when all roms are taken off the image is around 10gb. but when i try to read it with win32 disk imager it creates a 32gb image on my desktop and not a 10gb image

so how do i get a 10gb image from the card onto my desktop so i can put the 10gb image on a smaller sd card

on my 32gb sd card ive taken the roms off and pressed f4 to get to term inal and it says ive got 20gb free.

but i still get a 32gb image onto my pc

because the image expands, you need to get that image and then pishrink it when you have it, it will shrink RIGHT DOWN

https://www.arcadepunks.com/knowledge-base/how-to-shrink-pishrink-an-image-img-in-windows/