GenPlusGX w/ SMB Support

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  1. Ergo
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    Ergo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I noticed this while poking around the code.google.com page for GenPlusGX and thought some of the folks here might be interested:

    Code:
    http://code.google.com/p/genplus-gx/issues/detail?id=82
    Here's a direct link to the mod (by auntieNeo, based on ekeeke's work, from the above-linked thread, w/ updated SMB icon from reydarz) that allows SMB:

    Code:
    http://genplus-gx.googlecode.com/issues/attachment?aid=820034000&name=genplus_wii.dol&token=237fda32e0b0aee84a2f69510f5f7109
    I've been using it for a a week or two now, and it seems to work great with no perceptible loss in speed.

    Edit: updated .dol w/ latest version.
     
  2. StupidGamer1

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    Ehh? I am retarded... What's SMB? If you don't mind me asking.
     
  3. obcd

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    SMB is the protocol windows computers use to share folders and printers over the network.
    If you share a folder in windows, A wii program with smb support should be able to access it's contents.
     
  4. StupidGamer1

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    So let me get this right. Is it possible to access my roms on the computer rather then a SD card? If so I would save so much space! unless what I am saying isn't what it does...
     
  5. Ergo
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    What obcd said: basically it just lets you access Genesis ROMs on a network drive, rather than storing them on an SD card or HDD, which makes it more convenient for those of us that centralize such things on a network drive.

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    Yes, it makes it possible to access ROMs directly from your computer's HDD and/or a NAS, and eliminates the need to shuttle them over to SD card or external HDD manually.
     
  6. StupidGamer1

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    wow that sounds awesome! What do I need to do to run SMB correctly? I'll try hard not be a questioning noob but since I have little experience with this sort of thing I'm quite enticed by the idea.
     
  7. Magsor

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    In windows right click on a folder. choose properties then share...
     
  8. StupidGamer1

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    Thanks so much! I'm going give it a try, This will save me the SD card space needed for other things.

    EDIT : IT WORKS!, THANK YOU!
     
  9. Slimmmmmm

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    Hadn't noticed this until today. Very good [​IMG]

    I love SMB so I can edit things easily without moving consoles or USB Hdds or sd cards, space saving is a bonus but roms and saves aint that big.

    It's really handy for keeping regular backups too so you never lose saves.

    But best of all is the fact it offers more choices without taking anything away [​IMG]


    So what systems now support SMB ?

    NES - YES
    SNES - YES
    GB/GBC/GBA - YES
    N64 - NO ?
    MEGADRIVE/GENESIS - YES
    MASTERSYSYEM / GAMEGEAR - YES ?
    TurboGFX - YES

    NEOGEO - NO
    PS1 - NO
     
  10. Ergo
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    Ergo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    N64 does not.

    Which one of the TG16 emus support SMB?

    And, yeah, I think you can run SMS games from SMB on this version of GenPlusGX but *not* GameGear.
     
  11. Jacobeian

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    This version with SMB support is based on older version, so no SMS support.
    Version of SMSPLUS available on the googlecode page has SMB support though.
     
  12. Slimmmmmm

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    http://code.google.com/p/hugo-gx/ [​IMG]
     
  13. Clarky

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    not yet anyway [​IMG]