1. JackMonty

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    Huh
    Looks Amazing!! Just three quick questions:

    1. Will you also be translating this main screen to English?
    2. Can this have the option for users to enter or add their own text description for the games?
    3. What emulators will be running under the interface ? Picco Drive?

    Can't wait for release!
     
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    Retroarch + lr-genesis-plus-gx core :)
     
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  3. Hekel

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    Basicly i can run any emulator i want, but for sega emulation its recomended to use retroarch. I will add the original game gear boarder aswell so it looks like on stock. Its possible to add youre own text description its pretty easy and user friendly. The english translation will be a standard text as i mentioned in a earlyer post.

    But the image you selected is the canceled sega generations design.
     
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    That "Sega Generations" dashboard is really nice and clean. Perhaps you and WD_Gaster might be able to find a way to make that a reality? ;)
     
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    I dont know.. actuall doesnt looks like. But the SEGA Generation Dashboard is downloadable. Just in its original form.
     
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    Sorry I meant the image from your retroshield which had text in another language - will this be in English too?
     
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    I suppose you forgot to mention Sega 32x (runnable with picodrive).

    Usually SG-1000 games can be executed by all SMS emulators.

    @WD_Gaster products are really good and I support them together with @Hekel great stuff; I don't know if some of you are using github for their programs but sharing the sources together will be a truly great thing in order to develop faster anyway I will understand if each one of you want to keep their code; about me I try to share everything I may discover in the wiki.

    EDIT:
    I just tested a Wireless keyboard with USB dongle and it is working GREAT ! VID 0681 PID 0101; something similar (but not identical) to this one:
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    I also just tested an USB 3.0 HUB by ICZI and it is working great too:
    [​IMG]

    If you add some USB peripherals and they will not be recognized at 1st boot try to turn off the console and reboot it.
     
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    anyone know how to reflash the system img when its in recovery? or how to bring up the options in recovery? all i get is the red triangle i fucked it up.
     
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    there is no recovery. i think the only way is to flash it in bootloader mode. I hope you made a nand backup. Asper will have a better answer.

    @asper

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    I sent you the tool you asked for. :)


    ALSO @asper the flashback supports SG-1000 natively.... so it actually supports 4 systems with the built in EMU. you were correct. it looks like i will have to update the generations launcher.
     
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    As WD_Gaster did not answered any of mine or the user questions about the new Skin we can highly say its canceled. But as i sad i will re-use the design in my project. I will try now to totaly focus on retroshield and get all features faster working. If anyone needs help on his own project feel free to ask if any help is needed.

    If i find the time i will upload a new video which shows the build in file manager and the mega cd emulation.
     
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    I think we have different approaches and differences on what we want to achieve. I honestly think you are talented but honestly I want to follow my own approach towards the Generations dash. I do look forward to see your achievements on Retroshield.
    Also at the moment i am more focused on solid functionality.
    to the comunity and (related to this)

    would it be preferable to keep the system icons like this?:

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    or would it be preferable for all 4 of them to be straight in a line (although the icons would be smaller)
    edit: ugh, disregard the bad quality it looks like imgur messed the screenshot up. also the wallpaper in the background is just a theme nothing part of the main dash.
     
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    If they are in a straight line then you have four sections to pick from so you would need 4 folders to put your roms in ? Or one folder for example master system double up but could you make it just show just thehe SG-1000 , can't remember if They have a different extension or not then master system
     
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    since i want to keep the current code base clean and organized i am making it go in 1 more folder. it feels neater to me to at the moment (though i may change my mind)

    and to clarify, its alread 4 sections to pick from. I guess my question is more regarding arrangement.

    also sg-1000 use the .sg extension. odd but yeah.
     
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    Just an input if you wanna have the current code clean and nice you should fix the icon size problem i mentioned before.. specially when it comes to the black border overlay. Its not clean as it looks different in size.

    And to keep it clean change the game foldername from the pal dashboard to megadrive instead genesis :-)...
     
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    6B47180C-2B15-4DC6-A8CB-5D504D06763B.jpeg Update: GAME GEAR is now running with Original MD/GEN Flashback HD Boarder :-). Now we have full functionality of Retroarch in this case. It works the same like in the original console when you select gg you get a boarder if you choose any other system you get fullscreen.
     
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    A question to the community.. at moment i added REGION categoeries to sort things out:

    MEGA DRIVE (EUR)
    GENESIS (USA)
    MEGA DRIVE (JAP)

    GAME GEAR (MULTI)
    -doesnt make sense to split

    PICODRIVE (MULTI)
    -doesnt make sense to split

    32X (EUR)
    32X (USA)
    32X (JAP)

    MCD (EUR)
    SCD (USAJ
    MCD (JAP)

    My question is would you like to have the same Style for the Master System or do we make an Multi folder like for ex. GG for those games?
     
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    i would just say a mult folder PAL master system games are the same as NTSC master games just running slower ( yes apart from sonic games which have been FIX) i don't even bother with PAL roms i just use USA and JAP
     
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    I see well i added a game fullset with this order:

    PAL if available
    USA If no Pal release
    JAP If no pal and no USA Release

    For me it doesnt makes sense to have games twice and it looks better as they have different cover arts. And for sure different names: SEGA CD AND GENESIS for example
     
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    Hmm yes I would do USA games and pal for games did not come out in USA most likely sport games, there are the odd game that comes out in a different Territory ie come out in the U.K. Only etc, like I said in my other post I run with NTSC as they are at full speed and full screen 60hz 9 out of 10 times the version of the same game that came out in a PAL Territory was crippled to 50 Hz black bars and slower music, with the flashback running in HD Tv which can handle 60 Hz I don't see the need or want for a full PAL 50hz rom set , regarding Japanese games there are some dam good ones especially like the translations Of RPG's even now I'm running NTSC ROM sets with the odd game that was not released in United States but was in Australia or the UK but that's like one or two , I will say this is true for mega drive and Genesis master system and game gear mega cd etc and 32x, if you play a game that's from PAL territory and then play from NTSC territory you don't go back to PAL especially when the gameplay slower music slower and black bars
     
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    Basicly youre totaly right xD but technicaly there are different reasons why i preffer pal. Youre 60hz theory passes if we talk about a original console (withouth modification) but on a emulator you can simply run the game in 60hz. One of the bigger problem is the snes! There are some graphic issues and other sound timing problems. But this doesnt count on the mega drive/gamegear/master System.

    Mega CD is another problem as the music soundfile will not be stretched when playing in 60hz. So there we will get time issues.

    I personaly preffer mega drive cause i dont really like the genesis brandt.
     
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