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phulshof [Directory Structure of a collection]
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phulshof [Playlists]
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 |include.txt|If not empty, include only those files to show on the list, if empty, all files in ROM folder will be included. This file must contain one game per line (without the file extension). | |include.txt|If not empty, include only those files to show on the list, if empty, all files in ROM folder will be included. This file must contain one game per line (without the file extension). |
 |exclude.txt |List of ROMs to exclude from showing up on the menu (if you want this collection to be a menu of collections). This file must contain one game per line (without the file extension).|  ​ |exclude.txt |List of ROMs to exclude from showing up on the menu (if you want this collection to be a menu of collections). This file must contain one game per line (without the file extension).|  ​
 +|exclude_all.txt |List of ROMs to exclude from the all playlist. This file must contain one game per line (without the file extension).|  ​
 |[[settings.conf|settings.conf]]|Set ROM file extensions, launcher (emulator to execute), override default media paths, etc | |[[settings.conf|settings.conf]]|Set ROM file extensions, launcher (emulator to execute), override default media paths, etc |
 |<​collectionname>​.sub|Imports a list of games from another collection. (i.e. Your collection is named "​Mario"​. You would have an "​Nintendo Entertainment System.sub"​ and "Super Nintendo Entertainment System.sub"​. Each sub file would contain a list of all mario games for that system. The .sub file contains one game per line (without the file extension).If the file is blank, the list settings defined for the subcollection will be used. | |<​collectionname>​.sub|Imports a list of games from another collection. (i.e. Your collection is named "​Mario"​. You would have an "​Nintendo Entertainment System.sub"​ and "Super Nintendo Entertainment System.sub"​. Each sub file would contain a list of all mario games for that system. The .sub file contains one game per line (without the file extension).If the file is blank, the list settings defined for the subcollection will be used. |
-|**roms**|**Default location to search for ROM files (can be different if modified in the settings.conf file)**+|roms|Default location to search for ROM files (can be different if modified in the settings.conf file)| 
-|**playlists**|**Default location for the favorites.txt file allowing you to manage your favorites**+|playlists|Default location for the favorites.txt file allowing you to manage your favorites| 
-|**medium_artwork/​**|**Artwork for individual games**+|medium_artwork/​|Artwork for individual games| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​artwork_back|Default location to search for flyer, box and case backs | +|medium_artwork/​artwork_back|Default location to search for flyer, box and case backs | 
-    ​medium_artwork/​artwork_front|Default location to search for flyer, box and case fronts| +|medium_artwork/​artwork_front|Default location to search for flyer, box and case fronts| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​medium_back|Default location to search for disc and cartridge backs| +|medium_artwork/​medium_back|Default location to search for disc and cartridge backs| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​medium_front|Default location to search for disc and cartridge fronts| +|medium_artwork/​medium_front|Default location to search for disc and cartridge fronts| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​screenshot|Default location to search for screenshots for each individual game| +|medium_artwork/​screenshot|Default location to search for screenshots for each individual game| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​screentitle|Default location to search for screentitles for each individual game| +|medium_artwork/​screentitle|Default location to search for screentitles for each individual game| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​logo|Default location to search for logos for each individual game| +|medium_artwork/​logo|Default location to search for logos for each individual game| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​video|Default location to search for videos for each individual game| +|medium_artwork/​video|Default location to search for videos for each individual game| 
-    ​medium_artwork/​story|Default location to search for game information story txt files for scrolling text display.| +|medium_artwork/​story|Default location to search for game information story txt files for scrolling text display.| 
-|**system_artwork/​**|**Artwork for the system collection. i.e. a picture of a Nintendo Entertainment System, its logo, or a "best of" video.**+|system_artwork/​|Artwork for the system collection. i.e. a picture of a Nintendo Entertainment System, its logo, or a "best of" video.| 
-    ​system_artwork/​device.png|Picture of the system device| +|system_artwork/​device.png|Picture of the system device| 
-    ​system_artwork/​logo.png|Picture of the systems logo| +|system_artwork/​logo.png|Picture of the systems logo| 
-    ​system_artwork/​video.mp4|Video to play for this particular system| +|system_artwork/​video.mp4|Video to play for this particular system| 
-    ​system_artwork/​story.txt|Text file containing system information for scrolling text display. |+|system_artwork/​story.txt|Text file containing system information for scrolling text display. |
  
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 RetroFE supports playlists, a sort of sub collection within a collection. You can step through them using the previous/​next playlist keys defined in your [[controls|controls.conf]] file. You can use this feature to e.g. show a list of all games from a certain manufacturer or a certain genre. RetroFE supports playlists, a sort of sub collection within a collection. You can step through them using the previous/​next playlist keys defined in your [[controls|controls.conf]] file. You can use this feature to e.g. show a list of all games from a certain manufacturer or a certain genre.
  
-Playlists are defined via txt files in the playlists directory of your collection, and like include.txt files simply contain a list of the games you want in that playlist. If a game is pulled from another collection via a sub/merged collection (.sub file), use _<​collection name>:<​game name>.+Playlists are defined via txt files in the playlists directory of your collection, and like include.txt files simply contain a list of the games you want in that playlist. If a game is pulled from another collection via a sub/merged collection (.sub file), use _<​collection name>:<​game name>. The asterisk (*) can be used in stead of the game name to include an entire collection.
  
 Example: playlists/​example.txt Example: playlists/​example.txt
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