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IDEA: Adding Emulators and Support files for each system


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  1. 1. Would adding Emulators with set up info to the Collection areas be beneficial?

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The main goal of EmuMovies is making your front end as easy and painless as possible. I am always looking for feedback on what we can do to continue down this path. Something common that continues to pop up all the time is what emulators to use and how best to set them up. I did add an emulators section to the downloads area but after some conversations I don't think that is the best idea.

Currently the systems are set up as such:

Category [ie: Arcade Collections, Console Collections, etc]

- System

- Artwork Packs

- Video Packs

What I am thinking is more like this

- System

- Artwork Packs

- Video Packs

- Emulators

- Other

That way everything you need to set up a system in your FE is all right there in one place. The goal is instead of having to search through 4+ forums and google to find out what to use and how to set it up, you can just find everything in one place. Granted it would take some doing, and we would need some volunteers to help. I don't even have a FE set up right now I am so wrapped up in pack updates, new sets, and clearing out the wip area of the F.T.P. What would work best would be if a bunch of members would just add their emulator of choice along with the settings to use in the description to the download area. If there is some interest in doing this please respond to this post. I can set up the categories as we go, it's a ton of work in itself but I think it would all be well worth it. Who knows, maybe if we get a good enough collection emulators can be added to the download service.

What do you think?

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Sounds like a good idea, it can be a pain for some to know what emus to use and then to hunt them down. The only downside is keeping up with the constant revisions. There just is no automatic way of doing that.

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Revisions will happen but they are slowing down to a crawl on the majority of systems

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I think that the idea of re-arranging everything by system is a good idea.

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I added some categories to the Atari systems to test.

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Upon installation, GameEx already has a list of emulators complete with the download links to seamlessly get you started with all the path configuration support files etc.

There are several topics about it on the forums:

http://www.gameex.in...?showtopic=8015

http://www.gameex.in...?showtopic=8682

http://www.gameex.in...?showtopic=6019

http://www.gameex.in...wtopic=4993&hl=

With the newer releases it has also been kept updated.

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Hello there!

What do you think?

I think this type of service would be ideal for those new to emulation and those who are lazy! :rolleyes:

As a kickstart to what the best or most accurate emulators are, then NonMESS do a very good job of keeping up to date with the latest emulators.

I would say that providing a working emulator is good, but most emulators also require a BIOS ROM image and I guess that might make hosting such a project a bit copyright infringing and attracting the wrong kind of visitors.

That said, I still think it's a very good idea to provide this type of service. :thumbsup:

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As long as you don't include the bios roms IN the zip with the emu, it's fine.

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I have added some that I am using for my HyperSpin build. If someone would be interested in going behind me and adding pointers let me know.

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