SNES Covers with Gameflow

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  1. JanosValentine
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    EDIT: Solution Found
    It seems that nearly everyone who wrote a guide or made a video had their file extensions hidden in their folder options.

    I'm ashamed to have not figured this out myself, I tried everything but this. I know a lot of people have had problems with this because I've seen posts searching, so here's the solution for anyone in google.
     
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  2. mastershoes

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    Have you tried refreshing your cache since re-naming the files?

    If so, could you post your snes9xgx .ini?

    Is your wiiflow.ini pointing to SD for covers?
     
  3. JanosValentine
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    My wiiflow.ini has this path
    dir_box_covers=sd:/wiiflow/boxcovers

    My snes9xgx.ini is the default that comes with Wiiflow Masterpiece.
    [PLUGIN]
    displayname=SNES9xGX
    magic=534e4553
    coverfolder=snes9xgx
    dolfile=snes9xgx-mod11.dol
    romdir=snes9xgx/roms
    filetypes=.smc|.fig|.sfc|.swc|.zip|.7z
    consolecoverid=nintendo
    covercolor=01a300
    bannersound=SNES.ogg
    arguments={device}:/{path}|{name}|{loader}

    But I may have an idea! The ini is named
    snes9x-gx.ini
    and there's another names
    snes9x_next.ini

    Imma try renaming one and deleting the other,
    [​IMG]

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    On second thought it might be smarter if I just changed the boxart snes9xgx folder to sne9sx-gx

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    Dang tried it refreshed catche and everything no luck at all.

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    !!! AHHH maybe! Maybe! I know!

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    Ok I changed the file path in the ini to point to the boxart snesx9gx folder and still no luck after a refresh of cache it's still all blank.
     
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    Whelp I'm officially out of ideas.

    I've put my AvP Alien vs. Predator.smc 3d box cover (the one recommended for Wiiflow) in my sd:\snesx9gx folder, in the wiiflow WiiFlow\covers folder (both with and without a copy in the snesx9gx folder) of course one in the WiiFlow\boxcovers\snes9xgx\ folder AND the root boxcovers folder, the rom name and image name should match perfectly extension and all (I have extensions enabled by default in folder options), and every time I reboot the wii and refresh the catche. I'm at a complete loss here, I've had this problem from day one before I even got the wifi set up, I'd hoped Wifi would enable me to just download the covers but it errors.

    Is there any list of things I have to name my roms to get the covers to download? I can't figure out where to place the boxart or how to set it up for SNES (and Genesis/GBA) for the life of me.

    On a positive note, who needs WiiFit when you can run back and forth across a house unplugging and plugging in your SD card?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ok I've tried just about everything I can think of including following this tutorial step by step.


    Why won't it work? Why?
     
  6. Leo Alves

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    only the name has to be the same, not the file extension.
    The cover needs to be in .png file format, not .smc

    so, the correct is:

    rom:
    USB1:\snes9xgx\roms\Alien vs. Predator.smc

    cover:
    SD:\WiiFlow\boxcovers\snes9xgx\Alien vs. Predator.png
     
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    Err, what? Is this a new masterpiece only thing? Coz if it isn't you're wrong I'm afraid....
    OP: Are you sure you're using the snes9xgx plugin, as in selecting the right one? I did a similar thing back in my Wii newbie days with Genesis covers, ending up realising I'd picked the other emulator... just to make sure, open up and edit the snes9x next ini, and change the coverfolder to the same one in the 9xgx ini. Reload cache.

    Another idea (though I'll have to giggle if you've really done it) is similar to the one Leo Alves has posted: the cover has to be named xxxx.smc.png - You're not renaming the png suffix to smc as well are you?? :lol:
     
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    xxxx.smc.png
    That may well explain everything.
    I'll try it.
     
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    That was exactly the problem, thank you so much!
    [​IMG]

    I'm ashamed to have not thought of this, it seems all the guides I happened across were written by people who have their extensions automatically hidden in their folder options.
     
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