1. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    Yes. There is a limitation on the number of games that can be moved. Currently, the max length of the title_prefixes is 2000 chars and you can't split the lines. I can increase to 4000 char to fit more as a temporary solution to fitting more games. But long term, I will start save that info into the database instead of ini file.

    Alternatively, you can create folders under homebrews and move games into folders. Folders have no limitations on number of games that can be moved.

    I didn't implement hiding categories under folders feature. That is something todo.
     
    Last edited by cy33hc, Mar 30, 2021
    Zeon001 and oRAZY like this.
  2. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    Release 2.9
    https://github.com/cy33hc/vita-launcher/releases/tag/v2.9
    • Add ability to change the Category order. A new "Order" field is now editable from the "Category" settings dialog.
      • The order of Favorites cannot be changed. It's always the first.
      • Categories with the same "Order" value will be sorted by the name
     
    nowhereman87, Tarmfot and oRAZY like this.
  3. Zeon001

    Zeon001 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Country:
    United States
    Hi would it be possible to add more categories? I been messing around with the config.txt file but i cant seem to be able to create a new category thanks
     
  4. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    Categories are hardcode in code. It's not possible to add new Categories. Create "folders" within Category for sub-categories.
     
    Zeon001 likes this.
  5. Zeon001

    Zeon001 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Country:
    United States
    Thank you i will do that.
     
  6. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    nowhereman87, oRAZY and VatoLoco like this.
  7. nowhereman87

    nowhereman87 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2019
    Messages:
    23
    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello @cy33hc I wanted to thank you for taking into account and implementing my suggestions on different aspects for cover art, now they look a lot better !!! :yaypsp:

    2021-04-11-094251.jpg
    2021-04-11-094428.jpg

    As I see that you continue to update the app ... if you have another new features or improvements that you want to implement soon, I suggest you to submit Vita Launcher to participate in the new KyuHEN homebrew contest ( https://gbatemp.net/threads/kyuhen-new-hombrew-contest-for-psvita-featuring-cash-prizes.585935/ - https://twitter.com/KyuHENcontest ) which has a great prize pool. I don't think there going to be many entries in the Utilities / Apps category ;) On the other hand it will mean that more users will learn about this excellent launcher. Greetings, take care!
     
    cy33hc likes this.
  8. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    Thx for the aheads up. At the moment I don't have any new feature planned so I'll pass on this for now. Second I don't want to include the splash screen. I just depend on your good reviews for spreading the word :)
     
    oRAZY and nowhereman87 like this.
  9. Prax

    Prax Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Country:
    United States
    I uninstalled a game that I had in my Favorites. Now it shows with a broken/missing icon. Is there already a way I can remove that icon since I didn’t remove it from my favorites before deleting the game?
     
  10. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    Selecting the square button on the highlight game should have removed it from Favorites.
     
  11. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    Nevermind. I found a bug that won't allow you remove the game from favorites. I'll have to fix this.
     
  12. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    Release v3.0
    https://github.com/cy33hc/vita-launcher/releases/tag/v3.0
    • New "System Apps" category added
      • Added support for launching System Apps like Settings, Content Manager etc...
    • Added support for playing background music
      • Only OGG files are supported
      • Under Global settings you can add multiple music files. On startup, only 1 random music file is selected and played repeatedly.
      • When you change the music settings, you need to restart for change to take effect
    • Changed the background image
    • Fixed bug where game couldn't be deleted from favourites if game was uninstalled.
    Know Issue: If you suspend the app and resume, the music playback is corrupted. Install TheFlow "FdFix" plugin to resolve this issue.

    @Prax Release v3.0 fixes this issue. You can hit SQUARE button on the game in the favorites to remove it.
     
    Last edited by cy33hc, Apr 19, 2021
    Prax, nowhereman87 and Flame like this.
  13. Prax

    Prax Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Country:
    United States
    Thanks!
     
  14. nowhereman87

    nowhereman87 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2019
    Messages:
    23
    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello @cy33hc , it's me again with some proposals to further improve the possibilities and advantages of using Vita Launcher.

    As you may have noticed, I mostly use Vita Launcher as a alternative front end and for Retroarch roms, since theirs menus tends to crash all the time. VL allows me to have all my games organized by system by system and with covers, which is very attractive, neat and intuitive, one of the functions that stands out the best is the VL search, since in Retroarch the use of the touch keyboard is not allowed at all on the UI. It is wonderful to put "racing" or "space" and see how a list of all the games that include that word in their title is displayed. Having said that, some possible improvements:

    1 Using the Triangle or Circle button to return/exit a menu or dialog box as the PS ecosystem does. Many times I find myself opening an options dialog box that I did not want or I simply want to continue browsing my games and I have to go to the bottom and press "Ok", when the triangle could be used to go back. The same when you enter a folder and want to return to the root category ... it would be much more comfortable to go back with a button, instead of going to the address bar and selecting the previous location from there.

    2 Retroarch's front end has somehow an advantage over Vita Launcher ... its playlists. Although your implementation of creating "custom" folders fulfills a similar function, playlists, as VL "Favorites" page, have the advantage of being able to list games from different systems and that they themselves could still remain visible from their own category page, that is, they do not "move" but rather that entry would be more of a shortcut. A good thing is that you can generate thematic or genre playlists combining systems, for example "80's classics", "Bootleg games", "Fighting games" etc etc.

    I think you could implement Vita Launcher's own playlist creation and have them displayed in an exclusive category / tab, which could be second after the Favorites category. Being so, in the options menu there should be an option for "add to playlist ..." which would be very handy. If including playlists may cause performance issues, maybe you could limit the number of possible playlists to something like 10, which would be enough. At the same time this could satisfy the need of creating additional custom categories / tabs than others have asked.

    3 This also makes me wonder if you can somehow import or "copy" the playlists already created for Retroarch as well, which would practically eliminate their need for use and would motivate many users to use Vita Launcher as a front end and "enhancer / add-on" for Vita Retroarch. Another feature of the playlists is that those can save the option of the core used by default for each game entry.

    4 It would be wonderful if the dialog that shows the results of a search allowed the same options as when navigating within categories / folders and when one clicks triangle on a game. By this I mean, allowing multiple selection, moving and hiding games in batches, which would be ideal for filling playlists. I tell you as an example that I made a folder for my Super Mario World hacks, which were all easily found and listed by putting "Mario" or "SMW" in the search box, but for which I had to find scattered browsing my entire SNES category.

    From what the organizers explained, it is enough to show the splashscreen as a LiveArea asset ( pic0.png ), which you can put only for the "official entry version" that you want to show in the contest, obviously you can remove it in later versions. If you wanted, I would very much like to see VL participate in the contest because I think that many more people are going to find out about the awesome Vita Launcher.

    Finally I ask you, do you have a Twitter account? I usually share these homebrews there, where I have a lot of followers who are fans of PSVita and its scene ( https://twitter.com/matiascel ) I think it would be good to be able to give you the credit you deserve for this app. Greetings, keep safe.
     
    Last edited by nowhereman87, Apr 22, 2021
  15. such

    such Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2021
    Messages:
    8
    Country:
    Barbados
    Thank you so much for this launcher, cy33hc!

    One thing I noticed is that it doesn't seem to read zipped roms - is there any way around that, or am I just doing something wrong?
     
  16. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    which category. I believe most of the category include ".zip" extension when searching from roms. Did you check your rom_path is configured to the correct location and make sure there is no leading or trailing spaces in the path
     
  17. such

    such Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2021
    Messages:
    8
    Country:
    Barbados
    Ah, there you go. No, I have not done that (in hindsight: painfully obvious) step. I just assumed the initial scan would cover everything. Sorry and thanks :)
     
  18. Prax

    Prax Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Country:
    United States
    I'm noticing that Launcher doesn't get all the way through to launching a PSP game or one through RetroArch. It seems to be a break and me at the Adrenaline or RetroArch screen at one of the latest steps. Probably not a bug, but my own set up. Im just not sure what to do.
     
  19. cy33hc

    OP cy33hc GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Country:
    Canada
    There are particular PSP games that work with different driver. Try the inferno or m33driver.
     
  20. kid sampson

    kid sampson GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    280
    Country:
    United States
    I also have this issue with RetroArch. My PSP/PSX games launch just fine after installing the additional Adrenaline .vpk provided with the release. Roms just kick me back to the RetroArch menu (with the last used core loaded).
     
    Last edited by kid sampson, Apr 26, 2021
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - [Release], Launcher, launch