[RELEASE] NS Emulators Launcher

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  1. netsparro
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    Hi , as an emulation lover , i wanted an easy way to play my Roms/iso (s) as easy and elegant as possible so i created a launcher that goes with all emulators available and also can take all shape and looks you want :

    * - it supports custom parameters and extentions for full compatibility with all emulators .

    * - you can customise :
    - launcher position (X and Y)
    - launcher height
    - launcher width
    - game icons height
    - game icons width
    - space between icons
    - space on the left and/or right side for a better background view
    - the background
    - loading screen
    - game title font and color

    * - you must put your covers / icons in one of these paths :
    1 - Rom directory\Rom.Ext.jpg
    2 - Rom directory\Rom.Ext.bmp
    3 - Rom directory\Rom.jpg
    4 - Rom directory\Rom.bmp
    5 - <SrcDir>\Net Sparro Launcher\icons\Rom.jpg
    6 - <SrcDir>\Net Sparro Launcher\icons\Rom.bmp
    7 - <SrcDir>\Net Sparro Launcher\icons\Rom.Ext.jpg
    8 - <SrcDir>\Net Sparro Launcher\icons\Rom.Ext.bmp


    9 - if no cover exists , the launcher will use "empty icon pic.jpg" , you can customise it to match the console being emulated ....

    - Screen shot.JPG
    wii u.jpg

    ps2.jpg

    ps1.jpg

    snes.jpg

    Download :
     

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    i guess it would be so nice if you post scrreen shots showing how does the launcher look like on your pc and what games ( Roms) you play
     
  3. Enigma Hall

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    Beautifull. Congratulations.
     
  4. TheVinAnator

    TheVinAnator GBATemp's Greatest Vin

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    This looks pretty darn nice!
     
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    Thanx .
     
  6. Rick Astley

    Rick Astley The real one !

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    Well, i was looking for something since a long time, searched for many tools, something nice etc because I use a LOT of hack-roms (and sometimes not big edits, just personal ASM edits on some games)

    So well, gonna see future updates to see if this can fit,

    But nice work really !
     
  7. Enigma Hall

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    The most beautifull toll i know is the wiiflow. But I belive is only to wii. If you can turn this to a 3d cover will be perfect.
     
  8. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    What is NS Emulators Launcher stands for ? I know it is not Nintendo Switch. :P
     
  9. netsparro
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    well , i didn't wanna use an already taken name , so i went with : Net Sparro Emulators Launcher , but it looked too long so ...
     
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    Ahh, I see. Maybe you can find a better name to avoid the confusion. :P
     
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    Excelent work. Thanks
     
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    It's very good to see the work of a talented guy, this launcher is incredibly beautiful.

    A small suggestion, The "power" icon is serrated and in low resolution, it would be cool to upgrade it to an HD version.
     
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    I decided to test the launcher more thoroughly, i made my settings and changes and got to the result below, this is definitely a program that can go very far, I'll leave 4 suggestions for the next version.

    1° Put the "power" icon in HD it is serrated in low definition
    2° Add a button to open the emulator (Useful to configure the emulator before opening the games)
    3° Add support for the covers In png format (I want to use images of boxes in png would keep the transparency of the background.
    4° Add option to customize game names (Is currently displaying the names of the rpx)

    Forgive the translator's mistakes :P

    Loading Screen
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    Launcher Game Screen
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. xtheman

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    I thought this was a Fake Nintendo Switch emulator for a second. This looks cool tho
     
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    very cool!!
     
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    I think a name change would be recommend, I thought it's a switch launcher for a fake emulator
     
  17. ww97

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    I customized it after a lot of trial and errors, just one last thing: When I click each icon, it opens the "raw" emu screen, not opening any game "automatically".

    Also, at a certain time, just one emu could be launched here? e.g. I wanna then launch Citra on NSL. I should make a backup copy of not possible?

    MY SCREEN: cemu2nsl.PNG
     
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    Very good friend, it looks beautiful. When clicking on the covers just open the emulator, then its parameters are wrong, Look at my parameters and extensions below.

    %emu% -g %rom%

    *.rpx,*.wud,*.wux

    And to take the launcher to another emulator, you should get a new copy from scratch and add other parameters, each emulator has its own.
     
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  19. markehmus

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    in the GAME
    name suggestion due to the combination of parts combined to make this whole.

    Gestalt Launcher
    or
    Netsparro-gestalt Launcher

    Gestalt = a unified whole,
    a perceptual pattern or structure possessing qualities as a whole that cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts.
     
  20. ww97

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    Thanks!x2 one for liking the screen!