myPrograms 0.2 beta is here! (1 Viewer)

waeberd

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Hello,

ok, time to give back something to the MP community:

Here is the first beta of myPrograms0.2 with the following features:

Code:
* SQLite based
* supports several launch modes (hidden / minimized, etc)
* can import myGames *.my files
* can import myGames *.mlf files
* for database content: <F3> displays detailed fileinformation

How to install:
If you want to play safe, backup the following files:
Code:
<mp>\language\english\strings.xml
<mp>\plugins\windows\GUIPrograms.dll
<mp>\skin\mce\myprograms.xml

Download this , unzip it and copy it over your MP directory (this will overwrite the mentioned files).

The plugin works only in ENGLISH and only in the MCE skin for now.

For devs & for MP quality assurance dept :):
Download this to get the sources.


QUICKSTART: how to integrate MAME output of myGames

1)
Launch myGames.exe and export the files you wish to play into a meedio *.mlf file.

2)
Launch MP configuration, go in to myPrograms and add a new Program with the following entries:
Code:
Title: mame
Launching Application: <your path to heaven>\mame32.exe
Arguments: -joy -skip_disclaimer -skip_gameinfo
Window-Style: Hidden
Source-Type: MyGames Meedio output (*.mlf)
Source: <your mlf file saved in the previous step>

3)
Launch MP, select MyPrograms, select mame, select REFRESH... and wait :)

4)
Play!
or press <F3> on a game item... and... Play! :D



URGENT EXIT
If nothing works anymore, simply delete the following file:
<MP>\database\ProgramDatabase.db
to restart...

KNOWN PROBLEMS / TODO:
*fileinfo: reenter on the last selected file => textarea emtpy
*general: mp resets to main menu on launching of "some" directX applications
*cancel import freezes progress dialog but doesn't stop anything

later:
*fix and improve sorting
*add grouping by genre / most recent played / most plays
*add DBCache mode

maybe later:
*write filelist editor in configuration

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did developping it!

Cheers,

Daniel
 

MrMario64

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    Great stuff!

    If it's all ok it will be in CVS shortly to replace the current My Programs.
     

    Patric

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    Uhh, ohh, those nifty little swiss men... ;)

    Cannot test it right now. But if nothing unpredictable happens this will be a long night for me.

    Thanks a lot waeberd!

    Patric
     
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    Anonymous

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    Great plugin! One bug though.

    I love it! But I have a problem - it seems if I do this:

    1) Add multiple file-browse-type entries into My Programs (internet favorites, games, etc.)
    2) Run MP and go into one of the folders that has some subfolders (internet favorites for example)
    3) Escape to MP's main menu without going all the way up to the root folder

    ...then next time I go into My Programs, no files show up! I have to exit MP and reload it again.

    Any ideas? This carried forward from .1.

    Thanks again for such a useful plugin!

    -Doug
     

    waeberd

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    Re: Great plugin! One bug though.

    DougHamm said:
    ...then next time I go into My Programs, no files show up! I have to exit MP and reload it again.

    Doug,

    should be fixed! Please re-download the plugin and check....
    Thanks for pointing that out!
     

    cheezey

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    Re: Great plugin! One bug though.

    waeberd said:
    should be fixed! Please re-download the plugin and check....
    Thanks for pointing that out!


    Fraid not, I still get this error with the updated plugin, dissappearing shortcuts in different My Programs folders when escaping back to the home menu.


    Also two MyPrograms show up in configuration.exe

    configerror.jpg
     
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    Anonymous

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    Re: Great plugin! One bug though.

    waeberd said:
    DougHamm said:
    ...then next time I go into My Programs, no files show up! I have to exit MP and reload it again.

    Doug,

    should be fixed! Please re-download the plugin and check....
    Thanks for pointing that out!

    Wow! Seems to be working now for me, thanks! That's service. :D I'll keep an eye on it since someone else says it isn't working - though it's fine for me.

    -Doug
     

    waeberd

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    August 16, 2004
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    Re: Great plugin! One bug though.

    cheezey said:
    Also two MyPrograms show up in configuration.exe

    Hi cheezey,

    this must be another problem!
    I guess something went wrong while you were copying your files.

    In myProgram0.2, "waeberd/domi_fan" MUST appear as the author,
    like this:
    plugin.jpg

    otherwise MP certainly has loaded the old DLL from somewhere!

    Can you please check if there are multiple copies of GUIPrograms.dll in your MP directory. Make sure that there is only the actual version in the plugin/windows directory.

    I'd check for duplicate files on the following too:
    myprograms.xml (mce/skin)
    language/english/strings.xml
    and make sure that the following exists in this directory
    DialogFileInfo.xml (mce/skin)

    Hope that helps, otherwise just ask !

    Daniel
     

    Patric

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    Hi waeberd,

    could only test basic MAME-utilisation today - real life duties...

    But MAME works great! THanks alot for this one. Will keep you informed if something breaks.

    Patric

    P.S. Dagegen is' Toblerone ja Kindergarten... :)
     

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