Genesis Flashback HD (2018) Game Manager

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by dcuk7, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Cool but I am waiting for Sega Mega Drive Mini too and hope it will be hack as well. :)
     
  2. spanner

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    Is it possible for you to add .cue extension in the next version of Genesis Flashback HD 2018 Game Manager..?
    cue+bin works fine in Mega Drive Flashback HD 2018 - custom firmware based on the US FB3680_v.2.01 (Picodrive)

    I have tested 4 games, Batman Returns music works fine in the game and on its CD player,Played Sonic CD and that works too and Soul Star is fine. Road Avenger works fine too its uses cd music on the hi score screen,All the Mega CD games I have added that are cue+bin work fine.
    It only works with cue+bin and the cue file need to know exactly how long each track is and where the track is otherwise it will not play the music so its like you have to copied it from the real game disc,I had to convert mine so they worked, I used CDmage. I conveted them from iso+wav to Cue+bin.
    Games that are in iso+wav or mp3,they don't work on the Mega Drive HD 2018, they need converting into cue+bin then they do ware converted Night Trap.

    You would have to do it so it copies both the cue and the bin files over to the SD card as well not just the bin file.

    AtGames Mega Drive Flashback 2018 don't play Mega CD PAL FMV games properly because its thinks it a 60hz machine,it runs the video at 30 FPS and the sound and 25FPS so you have a 1 second delay in the sound and there mouths are out of sync with there voice.
    ATGames have not optimized there emulator to be able to know when the game is in 60hz or 50hz so it just does 60hz but thats because there machines are imported.
     
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  3. spanner

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    :) Outstanding.. :) ... :) Excellent... :)
     
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  4. spanner

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    Have some ideas, can't we make a some sort of database of games for this so if you add a game it can find it and add description for you and that, or be able to put a collection of games on a SD card and it scans the SD card and adds all the games on the SD card to the all-games.ini file..?

    Would it be possible..?
     
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  5. spanner

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    Maybe you could use something like this a gamelist.xml, the Game Manager could read it to get info on the GG,MS,G/MD and S/MCD games,.
    I have added the all the gamelist.xml from EmulationStation for GG,MS,G/MD and S/MCD games there all in there and description of the games too..
    Hope this helps.

    You can use the xml files to add the description to the games,just click on the platform you want say Mega Drive and then then say the game Space Harrier 2 then open up the xml file for Mega Drive and look in the .xml file for that game once you have found it look under description and copy and paste it in the description box, if you need the year too its in there as well.

    If its was able to scan for games it would make it easier on the user.. :) Its would take a long time to add all games to a 64GB or 128GB SD card one at a time.This could be a bit like Bleem Sync 0.4.1 where it would scan the games on the PC in a folder instead and it would build the games list, once complete you then copy the games files over to the USB Stick/SD card.I still use Bleem Sync 0.4.1 to copy loads of games over to the PS1 Classic cos BleemSync 1.01 can't do it.With there GUI site you can only add one game at a time.
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    Download them now, it will make it easier for you to add the description and year to the games.
     

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  6. DoctorEvil8

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    A couple suggestions for the Game Manager.

    I don't know how common it is for ROMs to have the brackets at the end of filenames describing the region and such. All my ROMs have this. Can the Game Manager have an option to remove the bracketed details when creating Game Name and Sort Name?

    Also, I accidentally choose the wrong game when Adding a Game. When I went back to re-select, the every field (except the File) were pointing to the original file I incorrectly chose. Easy enough to fix by hitting Cancel and re-selecting again. But I was wondering if the fields can be populated based on most recent selection? Or is this intentional for other reasons?
     
  7. dcuk7
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    @DoctorEvil8 The app already has the feature to remove brackets and such. From the main window, click the settings button in the top right corner and select Clean Game Names. Next time you add a game it will automatically remove the brackets and the text inside the brackets. To turn off, simply repeat the process.

    As for the second suggestion, I can absolutely add that. I will make sure it is in the next version. Good catch.
     
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  8. DoctorEvil8

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    Clean Game Names. Makes sense. I was thinking it was referring to the filename, which it already does. Doh!! Thanks! Wicked app btw.
     
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  9. Technohippie

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    Hi all,

    This is great, however has anyone created an image to save us from the grunt work?

    I would love it if i could just download an image, pop it on an SD card and have all the games with images etc. ready to go??

    Please share your SD card data to save us from the laborious task of DIY.
     
  10. subcon959

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    Against the rules of this site.
     
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  11. ranja81

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    I love this app, its brilliant. I have a game though that isn't a game and has no artwork but I can't delete it. Is there a way to manually delete it? I think it was one I cancelled but now it won't delete despite having no information at all.
     
  12. DoctorEvil8

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    @dcuk7 I don't know why, but version 32 won't run on my Windows 10 system. 31 works fine. Don't know if there are windows dependencies that changed or not.
     
  13. dcuk7
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    Are you still having this issue. If so can you post your all-games.ini and the name of the game that is giving you the error?

    That is strange. The app is written in pure .NET so it should only need .NET 4.5 to run. Does it give any error message? Can you see it running in the background using Task Manager?
     
  14. DoctorEvil8

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    I fixed the problem. Really strange. The 0.32 would not run with the filename GenesisFlashbackGameManager.exe. I change that name to anything else, and it works. Yet 0.31 can run fine with the same filename. Weird.
     
  15. ranja81

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    I fixed it in the end. I think it had crashed when getting some game info and then left a game in the ini file with no info. I just deleted that and it was fine.
     
  16. dcuk7
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    That is interesting. Might be an issue with the config files. I will investigate this further.

    I will look at adding a further check so if the app detects blank entries it will ask you to remove them.
     
  17. jon_pt

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    hi all,

    im having a problem configuring this... i cant delete that 2 empty 1 and i dont know how to fix it... trying to find them but nothing.

    Any Help?

    Thanks
     

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  18. dcuk7
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    Hi @jon_pt

    Can you post a copy of your all-games.ini so we can help you further?
     
  19. trz34

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    Hello,

    I applied the GX Plus custom firmware and noticed that the 6 button controls don't work for all games that support it, but if I switch and try the PICO firmware then the 6 button controls work. Is there a way to add 6 button support to the GX Plus firmware?
     
  20. brianhutt

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    hiya all, just got this and put the CFW onto it but I'm having an issue with ! showing as games on the first 11 pages,

    cheers

    hxxps://ibb.co/VQkT8Hb
     
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