Steam Rom Manager

Steam rom manager guide

Want to play some old or new emulator games on your couch? Adding them to steam gives you access to the steam overlay, excellent controller management, and even in home and remote streaming. Adding your emulator games manually is a huge pain, but fear not! Introducing Steam ROM Manager, the bulk game importer and artwork manager for Steam!

Rich documentation

This is the community subreddit for Steam Rom Manager. You are also encouraged to join our Discord! An app for managing ROMs in Steam. Contribute to doZennn/steam-rom-manager development by creating an account on GitHub. Playnite is an open source video game library manager with one simple goal: To provide a unified interface for all of your games. Import popular libraries Link games from Steam, Epic, Origin, GOG,, Uplay, Twitch, Bethesda and, including games that are not installed!

Everything you need to know is right there under your nose! It even has a cheeky FAQ for slow learners or lazy people.

Choose your image

You can choose the artwork you like!

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Other features

  • Multiplatform - runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Capable of supporting multiple image providers - fully supports image downloads from SteamGridDB, but more will be supported as they come online (formerly supported the now defunct Console Grid and providers)
  • Local images - you can set parser up to user your own local images.
  • Exception Manager - Want to rename or exclude a handful of your hundreds of parsed games? SRM has you covered.
  • Presets - a comprehensive list of more than 100 parser presets to handle importing practically all commonly used emulators.
  • Steam Artwork Management - a steam parser/preset that allows you to manage the artwork of existing steam games

Steam Rom Manager Tutorial

  • Thank you doZennn for providing title list for fuzzy matching and an icon, and especially for creating and maintaining SteamGridDB.
  • Thank you HEspoke for building the SRM community in Discord and Steam Groups.
  • Thank you kencinder for managing and adding presets.
  • Thank you klepp0906 for adding thousands of custom variables for Wii U and PS3.
An app for managing ROMs in Steam

Authors: FrogTheFrog


steam-rom-manager is available as an AppImage which means 'one app = one file', which you can download and run on your Linux system while you don't need a package manager and nothing gets changed in your system. Awesome!

AppImages are single-file applications that run on most Linux distributions. Download an application, make it executable, and run! No need to install. No system libraries or system preferences are altered.Most AppImages run on recent versions of Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other common desktop distributions.

Running steam-rom-manager on Linux without installation

Unlike other applications, AppImages do not need to be installed before they can be used. However, they need to be marked as executable before they can be run. This is a Linux security feature.LibrarySteam rom manager duplicatesSteam rom manager setup

Behold! AppImages are usually not verified by others. Follow these instructions only if you trust the developer of the software. Use at your own risk!

Download the steam-rom-manager AppImage and make it executable using your file manager or by entering the following commands in a terminal:

Then double-click the AppImage in the file manager to open it.

Sandboxing steam-rom-manager

If you want to restrict what steam-rom-manager can do on your system, you can run the AppImage in a sandbox like Firejail. This is entirely optional and currently needs to be configured by the user.

Updating steam-rom-manager

If you would like to update to a new version, simply download the new steam-rom-manager AppImage.

Integrating AppImages into the system

If you would like to have the executable bit set automatically, and would like to see steam-rom-manager and other AppImages integrated into the system (menus, icons, file type associations, etc.), then you may want to check the optional appimaged daemon.

Note for application authors

Thanks for distributing steam-rom-manager in the AppImage format for all common Linux distributions. Great! Here are some ideas on how to make it even better.

Pro Tips for further enhancing the steam-rom-manager AppImage

Please consider to add update information to the steam-rom-manager AppImage and ship a .zsync file so that it can be updated using AppImageUpdate. Tools like appimagetool and linuxdeployqt can do this for you easily.

Steam Rom Manager Duplicates

Improve this entry by shipping an AppStream metainfo file inside the AppImage in the usr/share/metainfo directory. We have an online tool that makes it easy to make one.

The screenshot for steam-rom-manager has been automatically taken during a fully automated test. You can specify the URL to a nicer one by shipping an AppStream metainfo file.

Steam Rom Manager Download

If you would like to see a donation link for the application here, please include one in the AppStream data.