*UPDATED 18-9-2011* Yet another new version :-)

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    First off I know there are too many unofficial releases already but I have been intending to release this for a while. I am happy to merge this with the original project or create a 'myEmulators2' and collaborate with whoever wants to contribute so we can try and get some continuity with this great plugin :)

    This release is based on BadMrFrosty's 'innoficial' version, there has been NO database changes so a database from that release 'should' just work.
    I have retained and fixed a few issues with the update logic from previous versions so you should be able to update an existing database - however I would recommend a clean install.



    This plugin is for MP 1.2 only

    Project/SVN

    Download for MP 1.2

    Download for MP 1.2 Beta

    Changes include
    • GUI completely re-written, fixing various bugs and improving performance but probably breaking most old skins
    • Added Coverflow support
    • Updated search to use latest Mobygames search
    • Details/Thumb downloads now asynchronous, added info on progress
    • Basic auto-import implemented - when clicking 'Update New/All from Web' you will be asked whether you want the import to be unattended
    • Option to background import games and get details/thumbs from within MP GUI
    • Improved thumb selection logic
    • Cover art can be converted to correct aspect ratio based on platform - currently the aspect ratio is determined by matching the emulator title against an entry in 'myEmulatorsAspectRatios.xml'
    • Added option to clean Database of files that no longer exist or don't have a valid rom extension
    • Fixed various bugs with thumb saving, images are now converted if necessary
    • Fixed PC games - PC 'emulator' will be shown when at least 1 PC Game has been configured
    • Added ability to define thumb save location
    • Fanart and image loading improved, added option to disable fanart/gameart and set delay
    • **EXPERIMENTAL** - Added ability to map a key to stop emulation, tested with Project64 and ePSXe
    and probably a lot more that I have forgot!

    Update 30-6-2011

    • Fixed issues with image selection/saving
    • Fixed localisation issues when parsing aspect ratios
    • Fixed bug where PC Emulator list position could be incorrect

    Update 18-9-2011

    • Fixed exception caused by files with no extension

    There have been significant skin changes so any old skin files will probably no longer work. The installer includes Default/Wide and StreamedMP skin files - I have done my best but could use some help with these :D

    I have started to implement auto-resizing of coverart based on emulator but I need help gathering correct aspect ratios - by default the plugin includes a few predefined ratios in 'myEmulatorsAspectRatios.xml' in the MP config directory - you will need to add your own entries there with the name parameter matching the name of a configured emulator - and obviously enable the resize thumbs option within the Config.

    coverflow.jpg

    I'm sure I've left some monumental bugs in there somewhere so I look forward to your feedback :D

    Have fun!!
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    At work now so I can't test for myself (yet), but did you include the GoodMerge support (7zip) that frosty's build had? That would be wonderful if yes since that is exactly how my collection is organized.

    And thank you very much for throwing in your efforts!
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    Yes, this version is built from Frosty's so contains every feature that that build had (plus more), I have fixed a few bugs with Goodmerge too :)
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    Hi Brownard!

    Many thanks for the update of the plugin, I hope that you can talk to Chreekar and deliver this version as the official one adding the source code to svn ;-)

    I have installed it (everything went fine), added two games (from my Steam collection) to the database and grab the info (the autograbber works great, Crysis and L4D2 were detected perfectly and the info was downloaded), but after pressing Apply and then Save, I tried to enter again the plugin and get this error:

    Do you know what's happening? My database is corrupted? If I delete the database and try again from the beginning I get the same error.

    Many thanks again for your work and best regards,

    Aitor
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    Lol, first monumental bug.

    I've updated my original post with a new version give that a go.

    Thanks
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    Great Brownard, now it works fine!

    However, I'm getting corrupted images for front and back covers in PC Games (I haven't test it yet with emulators). I have done the test with Crysis, Crysis 2 and L4D2. Here you have the file that I get for Crysis.

    Can you test adding those games to your database and see what happens? Perhaps it's only a problem with my configuration/internet connection, don't know.

    Thanks again for your work and best regards,

    Aitor
     

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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    I don't have that problem here - do you have the resize thumbs option selected? have you edited the aspectratios? Looks like it's setting the ratio to 71 instead of 0.71
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    Hello brownard,

    I've been trying to get in contact with badmrfrosty and checkars, but I'm not having any luck. I want to talk about getting us together as a team to work on the my emulators plugin. Making one release rather then all these un official ones.

    I was hoping to get us all on the sourceforge svn the official release already uses, but since I can't get in contact, its making that rather difficult.

    I would like to talk to you about this and seeing what we can do. Pm me some contact details if your interested .
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    Hi Brownard,

    The MPE installer messed up my InstalledExtensions.xml and all installed extensions were deleted from it.
    You should probably fix this...

    Thanks,
    Yoav
     
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    Re: Yet another new version :) - Major changes PLEASE TEST

    As far as I know I'm not doing anything silly with the MPEI - sorry if it is me but is anyone else having that problem??

    Attached is the xmp2 used to generate the MPEI, anyone see any issues with it?
     

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