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diskmach

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  1. Hi guys, I thought I would share my controller setup in Hyperspin for the Xbox 360 controller, as everything I tried earlier presented various problems and/or had bugs (Xpadder, JoyToKey, HyperSpin Startup Script and antimicro). If I read the forums, I don’t seem to be alone. So maybe this will benefit someone. So you know, my setup is Windows 10 x64, can’t guarantee how this will work in other OS. I have 69 systems set up, plus Hypersearch. So, for those of you who haven’t heard of it, Padstarr is like the “new version” of Pinnacle Game Profiler, and supposedly (it seems right) the most feature-rich game profiler. It costs USD 5.99 at the time of writing this. The real benefit here are “exclusions”, that stop all active profiles when a certain program is active and restores it when exiting that program, so that for, for example Retroarch, I would set up the controller in the emulator for each system, then all I would need to do in Padstarr is to add an exclusion for the emulator. Then it would automatically switch back to the Hyperspin profile I made. Of my 69 systems 61 works in this way and are fully automated. In addition this works for single PC Games that has controller support. For the systems AAE, Dice and RCA Studio 2 (Emma 02) I have set up profiles, as the controller can’t be configured directly in these systems. These profiles auto-start, but I can’t have auto-stop on them, as the Hyperspin profile can’t be started in that case. Instead I set up the Guide button to hot swap back to the Hyperspin profile. This command plays a sound when pressed, so I know where I am (but see bug note 2 below). This setup also goes for systems ScummVM, and Sega Pico (Fusion), where I basically have an empty profile with just mouse on the right analog stick, and mouse buttons on LT and RT, as I needed to add mouse control for them. This is also what I would use for single PC games that does not have controller support, although most that I have do, and I haven’t really gone through my collection yet. For Wii and Wiiware, the Hyperspin profile can of course remain active, as I’m using the Wiimote, so the procedure is: start game in HS – press 1+2 on Wiimote, it connects – play game –turn off Wiimote by long pressing the power button – exit with Xbox controller. Gamecube was a bit trickier. I couldn’t get neither exclusion nor auto-start to work, and it was problematic to exit the Emulator. My solution for now: start game – switch manually to an empty profile, that has only “Alt” on press the left analog stick and “F4” on press the right analog stick + hot swap to Hyperspin profile on the Guide button – play – exit with Alt-F4 on the sticks – use Guide button to go back to the Hyperspin profile. Messy but working... Rocketlauncher profile for the Pause function is identical to the Hyperspin profile and works with just auto-start. Long press start takes me to the Pause screen. Hypersearch works “out of the box”, set up in the main menu wheel. The F1 key that needs to be pressed when starting a Triforce game, I set up at long press on right analog stick. Note. Padstarr needs to be minimized at all times, so start the HS profile by right-clicking it in the notification area. General exit is set in Rocketlauncher to long press select. Bug note. Padstarr is not bug-free. But right now, I don’t have any problems that breaks the setup. 1. I can’t set Padstarr to start when Windows boot. There is a setting for this in the profiler, I also tried to do it manually, but no go. Just start it manually when ready to start up Hyperspin. 2. There is an option to play a custom sound file when executing a command, this would be pretty cool if it was working, maybe just a voice saying “Hyperspin profile activated”, or “deactivated” when you manually execute such a command? The built-in sounds work though. The developer is aware of the bug. 3. At some point I had problems if I forgot to switch on the controller before I started the profile in Padstarr, then I couldn’t get it going again, Padstarr said “Device not attached”, even when I restarted the controller/Padstarr. But recently I haven’t been seeing this behaviour. Possibly due to a faulty Logitech mouse that I uninstalled, or it was fixed in the latest release, but I’m not sure. 4. The biggest problem came from crashes in the exclusions list. When adding an exclusion Padstarr would crash, although upon reopening, the exclusion would still be saved. Annoying, but what was worse was that when clicking in the exclusion list in order to remove an exclusion, the program would also crash. So if I tested out an exclusion, but it didn’t work, I couldn’t remove it. Workaround was to install another instance of the emulator and use that instead. Now this bug seem to have disappeared magically, possibly due to factors mentioned above under 3. Edit: April 20, 2016 Padstarr is now at version 2.2.0. Bugs/problems note 3 and 4 are long gone. And I have a fix for note 1 above in post #22 below. That leaves note 2, where still nothing seems to have happened. Well, not a deal-breaker anyway... So, to sum it up, I should never have to rely on the keyboard or mouse from starting until exiting Hyperspin – unless something crashes…
  2. Some people are saying that they never had the problem in Windows 10 that I described above, yet many have reported it as well. I haven't checked this again as Padstarr is working for me. Did you mean to say that you have the same problem I described somewhere here?
  3. Добрый день. Вы используете Rocketlauncher?
  4. Setting "Roms Only" when roms are in subfolders?

    Sounds like a smart solution. Thanks for the post.
  5. Some systems have their roms in subfolders, like Playstation, that has separate "tracks". If I activate "Wheel filters - Roms only" in HyperHQ, the PS menu doesn´t start. Is there any solution to this, besides downloading 800 more roms, editing a XML with 2000+ games, or manually deactivating wheels for 800 games??
  6. Version 1.0

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    517 wheels and 52 alternates, coinciding with database 1.1 of 11 Oct. 2017 Credits: @diskmach - Project Lead, Wheel Creator, Source Art Collector @32assassin - Wheel Creator @Black Hazor - Wheel Creator @agent47 - Database Link to thread Link to database
  7. If you ever get an error about "The configuration data is corrupt! Padstarr cannot load this profile" in Padstarr, the solution is to go to game settings for that profile (game/emulator), and delete the path to the .exe, instead enter the path to the .exe's folder. That should do it.
  8. HyperUpdate HyperSpin News

    Nice, and they're still mushrooms, gave you one...
  9. HyperUpdate HyperSpin News

    Hey! Thanks for mentioning me twice! ?
  10. (Android) Working Systems List

    In Retroarch or Scummvm, but better to run them directly in those, if you set the games up in Hyperspin you have to put all files from separate games in one folder, so it gets really messy fast. Although you could do it if you only wanted to add a couple of games and they didn't have any files that were named the same.
  11. I set up Dreamcast. Downloaded last nightly, it's called just r7 in Shield settings. Looked at Thatman's Setup Notes. Basic setup works as expected. Setup Shield controllers, I have two of them. Launched a game, it starts up. Now, as soon as I touch any button on any of the controllers, Reicast crashes. I tried restarting, disabling the second controller, changing all options in Launch Editor for the controllers, still the same. Anyone? I should add that if I click in the game window with my mouse the touch controls appear and I can click around with my mouse without any crashes.
  12. Shield Controller crashes Reicast r7

    Tested it, same here. And screen is flashing, and menu is weird. It's not exactly the only game that doesn't work properly in Reicast, so I would just leave it at that. Hopefully, a later version of the emulator could fix the game.
  13. Shield Controller crashes Reicast r7

    @thatman84 Fixed it. Basically you just have to reinstall reicast making sure to delete all data and the cache and start anew. Should maybe have messed around more before posting.... Don't know why this is happening, and it doesn't seem to be related to just this version, see: http://forums.reicast.com/index.php?topic=1553.msg2444#msg2444
  14. Retroarch dual config trick

    Thanks, this worked for me so I could fix three systems that weren't reading their bioses. But I don't quite follow why you need access to data/data? The retroarch.cfg is in data/user/0/com.retroarch as you mentioned? I'm on 1.3.6, by the way.
  15. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    I've tried to switch off my flag about five times, but it keeps coming back by itself?
  16. Hyperspin Android Base Pack

    Thanks for your hard work on this. I got the Shield TV pro for Xmas, will try to setup HS with the help of this.
  17. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    Yeah. I think I'm going over to setting Chrome on Android to get the Desktop version and following the forums individually... Sent from my IBM PC XT 5150/5161, Intel 8088 @ 4.77 MHz, 128 kb RAM, 360 KB double-sided 5¼" FDD, 10 MB HDD
  18. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    +1, but have it on GBAtemp as well. This has been going on for months. Thinking of giving up on Tapatalk, is there an alternative?
  19. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    I wonder if I'm seeing a bug. Quotes that I made in an earlier post are showing up every time I go to make a new post. Have to delete them every single time. Once or twice even pics that I attached earlier showed up again, had to thrash them. Also, where is the info for the flag coming from? I have a japanese flag, although I'm not Japanese and not living in Japan? As I used to live there, is it from an IP-address at some point?
  20. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    Seems to be working now. Both here and in Messages. Thanks a lot!
  21. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    Interesting. Resolution was 1012x638 pixels. Fails every time. For the heck of it I lowered the resolution to just 999x630. Then it works?! Even if the file size went up to 486 kB. Can something from my side do that I can't upload files with over 1000 px on one side??
  22. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    Test PNG 3.5mb 4000x4231
  23. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    Just tried to upload it here, same error. An ordinary png. This one below, 117 kb, processed without a hitch.
  24. New Website - What Works and What Doesn't

    TEST zoom909.mp4
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