wiiflow, multiple magic numbers per icon

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  1. Lunchbox7985
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    i hvae a couple things grouped together under one icon, even though title in there use different emulators, such as, i have both FB alpha and FB CPS2, but i have them grouped together under one icon, as such

    [BUTTON_9]
    image=arcade.png
    image_s=arcade.png
    source=plugin
    magic=464E254F,43505332
    emuflow=3

    i also have all my smaller games on the SD, but the larger ones such as wii, gamecube and playstation on the USB. now the wii and gamecube are fine, when i click on my playstation icon, the games (on usb) show fine. if i click on nintendo, the games (on SD) show up fine. if i click the arcade button, the games (on SD) for both FB alpha, and FB CPS2 emulators, in two different folders, show up fine.

    the problem is when i click playstation, then back out and click on arcade (or the other 2 icons that use 2 folders) it gives me the message saying it cant find anything. it is looking on the usb. i can switch it back to sd, and the games show up. or if i back out, click on nintendo (or any other icon using one folder on SD) then click on arcade, it has kicked it back over to SD, and the games show up fine.

    so its only playstation (the only "plugin" set to usb), followed by any of the 3 that have 2 magic numbers that cause me problems.

    i hope all that makes sense, it took me a minute to find the connection.

    now i saw somehting on wiiflows guide

    romDir=fceugx/roms //This is the folder where your roms or movies will be kept. In this example NES roms should be in root:/fceugx/roms/. If you have it in a different partition or device (SD, USB) than WiiFlow you will have to go to emu mode>config and change the partition. Note - this will affect all plugins.

    this makes me think maybe its just not liking me having the "plugin" roms located on both usb and SD. but it was working fine until i grouped a couple things, and the grouped things in and of themselves work fine.

    i also see this arguments setting in the individual plugin ini files.

    arguments={device}:/{path}|{name}|{loader} //This is the arguments sent to the plugin app itself. For more than one argument a '|' is used to separate them and when words are in between { and } wiiflow knows to get that info and put it in place of that word. So {device} would be SD or USB for example.

    i tried changing it to
    arguments={SD}:/{path}|{name}|{loader}
    for each one, and ubs for the playstation one, but im not sure exactly what the arguments line is for, or if i put that in the right format.

    i realize the easy solution is to move everything to the usb, and im willing to do that, but im afraid that will set of a chain of stuff braking and me having to fix it. ive been doing just that forever and this seems like the last "broken" thing, so if i can just fix it, ill be happy
     
  2. AbdallahTerro

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    Ideas factory :)
    take a look at /apps/wiiflow/wiiflow.ini file
    you'll find a section like this
    Code:
    [PLUGINS/PARTITION]
    4336344e=1
    434f434f=0
    ...  etc
    
    it's magic number = partition (0 is for SD 1 is USB)
    so make use your PS number is = 0 and make sure the file is not read only
    don't play with the argument line, so undo whatever you edited there
     
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    i was afraid it would be in there, but at least i know what im looking for. there are no "enters" in any of my ini files, so they all just run on. so let me comb through there and make it readable, and find that setting.

    thanks
     
  4. Lunchbox7985
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    the numbers in that header were all messed up. it had some that i was no longer using, and it was missing some that i am currently using. i just manually put them all in there (in numerical order, tho i dont know if i needed to do that)

    it did seem to be having problems with the second magic number for the 3 icons that have 2 assigned, but even after i changed them, its still doing it.

    what is the [PLUGIN] header right above that, where each number has a yes or no, do those need to match the ones that i just changed and all of them to be yes?
     
  5. Lunchbox7985
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    guess not, i backed up the ini file and tried that, but it didnt work either.

    i dont know if it matters, but before i figured out that i could do 2 magic numbers per button, i found the option in the GUI to check multiple plugins within wiiflow, and it did show both sets of games, but when you hit b to go back to source flow, and clicked on the icon again it reverted back. so its almost like wiiflow is having problems saving the ini file properly, it is not set to read only, nor is the switch on my card locked. and as a matter of fact, after i went and hit enter at the end of every setting to make it more easily readable, changed the sd and usb settings like you said, booted up the wii, and then put the card back in my computer, it had gotten rid of my beautification, so i know it is capable of editing and saving the file. it just doenst seem to be doing it right.

    its looking more and more easy to just move all the stuff on the sd card over to the usb, its a terabyte drive, so its not like im short of space, its more the challenge of figuring it out at this point.
     
  6. AbdallahTerro

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    Ideas factory :)
    you need to launch a game after changing the settings to save your new settings
     
  7. Lunchbox7985
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    that's good info, id say I wish I knew that before, but honestly I prefer just editing the text files, its just how I am.

    still I think im going to just move everything over to the usb when I get a chance, I think I have a good enough understanding of this stuff now to fix any problems that may arise from doing that. I think I should be able to leave all the album art, and that on the sd, and just move the roms, change the source to usb for all of em. that should fix my problem. hell I should move the album art over too, my sd card reader on my desktop quit working, so I have been using my netbook, and its a pain to bust that out everytime I find another game to add.