1. Tranquil

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    Can someone tell me how to load roms off the network? I don't really know what SMB is or how to set up a file share, so help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Just in case the previous post wasn't explicit enough, here's a little more information:

    -"share computer IP" refers to your computer's IP address (naturally).
    -"share name" refers to the shared folder that contains the roms.
    -"share username" refers to computer name
    -"share password" is the password required to access the shared folder. If no password is needed, you must type in "0." Otherwise, the file share won't work.
     
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    Well, my computer is connected to a non-wireless router, which is connected to another wireless router. Will this have any effect on the file share?
     
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    Oh, and what does SMB even stand for?

    Do I have to set up a network connection in Windows or something like that, or all I need to do it point the xml file to the folder that the roms are stored in?
     
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    SMB stands for Server Message Block (I think)

    To answer your second question, I think that you just need to point the xml file to the shared folder that contains the roms. Here is how I have mine set up:








    Just replace with your info and it should work, provided that you do not have a password on the shared folder. FYI - you can also organize the roms using sub-folders: For example, my SNES roms are stored in : //roms/snes9x/roms, whereas my NES roms are stored in //roms/fceugx/roms etc.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    So on my computer I just need to right click the folder I want to use and check enable sharing?

    Did you also have to edit the LoadFolder and SaveFolder lines?
     
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    you only have to edit the load folder/save folder lines if the destinations are different. For example, if the load folder is organized like this "//wiifiles (this is the shared folder)/Snes9x/roms" then you don't need to change anything.
     
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