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Here is the last version of HyperXMLspin for Hyperspin :

+ create/edit/save favorites that stretch across all systems in one wheel.
+ create/edit/save search results that stretch across all systems (ie create a Mario wheel from all systems) in one wheel.
+ create/edit/save console favorites, handheld favorites, arcade favorite genre wheels etc...
+ as you update your media, you can sync the genres media here by pressing a button so your new media is always up to date in the genre wheels here.
+ Play directly to game found from HyperXMLspin results view.
+ Play to any games from Hyperspin wheel created.
+ Hide/Show HyperXMLspin (MultiSearch or QuickSearch) with an Hotkey.
+ Compatibility with all launchers (Hyperlaunch & RocketLauncher)
+ Add a game to its favorites system list with a button when selecting a game from results view.

 

Video tutorial :

 

 

Text tutorial (also in readme.txt):


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****    I - hyperXMLspin : Quick Installation  :                         ****
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1 / Launch HyperXMLspin.exe and setup parameters :
2 / On tab menu <General> Select HyperSpin folder (where is located HyperSpin.exe)
3 / On tab menu <General> Select launcher file executable.(Hyperlaunch.exe or RocketLauncher.exe)
4 / For advanced parameters look for chapter III.

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****  II - hyperXMLspin : Full Installation   :                             ****
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With Full installation it will be possible to save lists from mode "show" and "export" lists from HyperXMLspin item databases.
If you doesn't need one of this features , just use the Quick Installation from chapter I

************Installation inside Hyperspin***************
1 / Launch HyperHQ.exe (On tab menu "main menu wizard") add new item with any name you want , for example : "HyperXMLspin"
2 / To the question : "Does this menu item have a sub-wheel" select "yes".
3 / Select item position inside your system wheel list. (Anywhere you want)
4 / Go to tab menu "wheel settings" , select "HyperXMLspin" wheel then tab menu "emulator"
5 / On field "Executable" : Select HyperXMLspin.exe file previously downloaded and extracted.
6 / On field "Execution" : Normal , "PC game" : Disabled , "Use Full Path To Roms" : Disabled , "Search Subfolders" : Disabled
    Open & Check in ini file parameters : "userompath=false" & "searchsubfolders=false". ("HyperSpin\Setting\HyperXMLspin.ini" for this example)
7 / Leave empty fields : "Rom Path" , "Params" , "Extensions - WinState : Hidden"
8 / Select menu tab "navigation/themes" then checkbox "use xml indexes","clones use parent videos","clones use parent themes" then close HyperHQ.
9 / If you have choosed "HyperXMLspin" as item name : Copy & replace Databases & Media folders from Hyperxmlspin package inside HyperSpin directory.
    Otherwise rename all "HyperXMLspin" folders & files name by yours , before copying and replacing.
****************Setup HyperXMLspin**********************
10/ Launch HyperXMLspin.exe and setup parameters :
11/ On tab menu <General> Select HyperSpin folder (where is located HyperSpin.exe)
12/ On tab menu <General> Select launcher file executable.(Hyperlaunch.exe or RocketLauncher.exe)
13/ On tab menu <General> Select HyperXmlspin item name.(Name given in step 1/)
14/ For advanced parameters look for chapter III.

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****     III - hyperXMLspin : Advanced setup :                          ****
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1 / On tab menu <General> HyperXMLspin language : french or english
2 / On tab menu <General> resolution (fullscreen/window) : 800x600/800x600 , 1024x768/1024x768 , 1280x720/1000x720 et 1920x1080/1380x1010

3 / On tab menu <Controls> Keyboard hotkeys for exit , parameters and hide/show HyperXMLspin.
4 / On tab menu <Controls> virtual keyboard , to show a virtual keyboard inside HyperXMLspin interface.
5 / On tab menu <Controls> Emulate Joystick to mouse and set up joy number and its 8 buttons.

6 / On tab menu <Options> Fullscreen mode allow picture selection for background.
7 / On tab menu <Options> For each HyperXmlspin views set background color , font color , transparency , and police style.
8 / On tab menu <Options> Hide HyperXMLspin on startup. (Then use Hide/Show HyperXMLspin key/button to unhide)
9 / On tab menu <Options> Video preview allow you to disable/enable video preview
10/ On tab menu <Options> Parental control Parental to define a PIN code to limit access to parameters and limit HyperXMLspin to "Show" and QuickSearch mode.
11/ On tab menu <Options> Parental Filter to not show mature/adult games in HyperXMLspin and also in HyperSpin (for hyperxmlspin wheels).
12/ On tab menu <Options> Symlinks NTFS to use Symlinks instead of duplicating medias (prevent space on hard drive but only possible with NTFS partition)
13/ On tab menu <Options> Use confirm exit to show a message box and confirm to exit hyperxmlspin.
14/ On tab menu <Options> HyperXMLspin graphical theme.(custom theme must be placed on Themes folder in HyperXMLspin.exe folder)

15/ On tab menu <Update> Check medias to update hyperXMLspin artworks & videos with those from HyperSpin. Allow you to share custom HyperXMLspin wheels.(Look for chapter IV)
16/ On tab menu <Update> Scan Filters to update genres and years lists for HyperXMLspin search engine.

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****   IV - hyperXMLspin : Tips                                                  ****
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1/ For found games that have same name , HyperXMLspin add a space to distinguish them from others , actually this tip is just working with HyperLaunch
   For RocketLauncher , edit HyperSpin/settings/settings.ini file then modify "Hyperlaunch_Path" with HyperXMLspin full path
   ( ex: Hyperlaunch_Path= F:\HyperSpin\HyperXMLspin.exe ) , don't forget to save modifications.
2/ To make an HDD backup with symlinks created by HyperXMLspin , use an NTFS HDD
   Then use cmd or PowerShell with administrator rights , and use this command line : xcopy /e /b /i /h Path_In Path_out
   ( ex: xcopy /e /b /i /h C:\HYPERSPIN f:\HyperSpin-backup )

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****      V - hyperXMLspin : functioning  :                                 ****
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******HyperXMLspin functioning (QuickSearch)  :********

Enter or select at least on search term , then validate.("Tools" button must not be activated)

*******HyperXMLspin functioning (MultiSearch)  :*******

Enter or select at least on search term , select "tools" then :
--> Use the "show" function for an immediate search.(Results can be saved if HyperXMLspin have been setup as a full installation : Chapter II)
--> Use the "create" function to save your search results in an hyperspin "genre" or "main" wheel.
--> Use the "Add" function to add the search results to an existing list.
The last three functions are usable without search criteria:
--> Use the "delete" function to delete an entire list and media..(Use HyperHQ to delete an entire "main" Wheel)
--> Use the "edit" function to sort games by genre, year , etc ... or to delete them.
--> Use the "Export" fonction to export an hyperXMLspin "genre list as an other "Main or "Genre" list.(only available if HyperXMLspin have been setup as a full installation : Chapter II)

Once list have been edited , click "OK".

Tip : for multiple search for multiple games separate each keyword/letter with a comma.

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****      Sharing HyperXMLspin lists functioning                    ****

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You can share any hyperXMLspin list you want with HyperSpin community , but their compatibility between each users will not be all the time at 100 % :
Games from lists are compatible only with lists with same game name and same system name.
But you can increase compatibility with function "Update medias" on manual mode.

Example with list ABestOfAll created by ninja2bceen (inside package Databases\ABestOfAll) :

************Installation inside Hyperspin***************

1 / Launch HyperHQ.exe (On tab menu "main menu wizard") add new item with the name of the list , for this example : "ABestOfAll"
2 / To the question : "Does this menu item have a sub-wheel" select "yes".
3 / Select item position inside your system wheel list. (Anywhere you want)
4 / Go to tab menu "wheel settings" , select "HyperXMLspin" wheel then tab menu "emulator"
5 / On field "Executable" : Select HyperXMLspin.exe file previously downloaded and extracted.
6 / On field "Execution" : Normal , "PC game" : Disabled , "Use Full Path To Roms" : Disabled , "Search Subfolders" : Disabled
7 / Leave empty fields : "Rom Path" , "Params" , "Extensions - WinState : Hidden"
8 / Select menu tab "navigation/themes" then checkbox "use xml indexes","Themes only","clones use parent videos","clones use parent themes" then close HyperHQ.
    Option "Themes Only" allow to hyperspin to not show games not compatible from the shared list.(Do not check this option if you not have at least 1 default theme per system)
    Open & Check in ini file parameters : "userompath=false" & "searchsubfolders=false". ("HyperSpin\Setting\HyperXMLspin.ini" for this example)
9 / Copy xml list ("ABestOfAll.xml" inside package Databases\ABestOfAll) inside hyperspin databasest ("/Hyperspin/databases/ABestOfAll/ABestOfAll.xml" for this example)

****************Setup HyperXMLspin**********************

10 / Launch HyperXMLspin.exe then go to parameters.
11 / On menu tab <Update> click "Check medias" then select updating mode :
     Auto mode checked : all fully compatible medias will be automaticly copyed if found.
     Auto mode unchecked: you will have to choose each systems & games not found automaticly with systems or games you have.
12 / Select list to update ("ABestOfAll" for this example) then click "update". (hyperxmlspin main lists have "***" at begining and ending of their name)

So now, media directory of this list contain all artworks and videos you already have. (your Video et artworks files have not been modified or deleted but just copyed or "symlinked")
ABestOfAll.xml file created by ninja2bceen contain 245 games.
With my configuration , after an auto scan i got 130 fully compatible , then after a manual scan i got 63 more...total : 193/245
results depend from each HyperSpin database users, and so may be different from others users.
As a normal list , each shared lists can be edited in hyperxmlspin to add , delete or sort as you prefer each games.

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****         VI - hyperXMLspin : About                                          ****
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Report me buggs or ask me your questions to :
[email protected]
Thanks also to beta tester : ninja2bceen,potts43,ghutch92 & arshesney.
Thanks also to donators that have contributed to HyperXMLspin development.
To help me : use donate button on menu tab "About" inside parameters panel.
Application created with Autohotkey.


That's all folks , now :
Search,play,enjoy !!!


What's New in Version 1.8.0.6beta4

Released

Version 1.8.0.6beta4
+11/02/2018 - Added --> Support for SWF wheels (copy & symlinks) for Hyperspin 1.5.1
Version 1.8.0.6beta3
+06/10/2018 - Fixed --> Compatibility with hyperspin 2.0 (Main Menu Changer) (Thanks to Slayte)
Version 1.8.0.6beta2
+05/15/2018 - Fixed --> debugg windows dpiscale for texts into quicksearch view
Version 1.8.0.6
+05/12/2018 - Added --> Memorize last search filters.(also Quicksearch/MultiSearch view).
+05/04/2018 - Added --> Button to add a game into system favorites (as MultiSearch)
+05/03/2018 - Fixed --> Bug button "tools" disapears.
Version 1.8.0.5beta2
+04/26/2018 - Fixed --> Now , "Update Medias" recreate medias directory if they doesn't exist.
Version 1.8.0.5beta1
+04/25/2018 - Fixed --> Bug through RocketLauncher for games that have spaces behind their name.(See chap.IV/1)

Version 1.8.0.5
+04/12/2018 - Info --> Launch games through Hyperspin with a non-converted HyperXMLspin list is possible.
+04/12/2018 - Added --> Update old HyperXMLspin lists (<exe></exe>)--> Into parameters/Update/scan medias.
             Old lists will be saved (with extention .bak). Old artworks , themes and videos will not be deleted or renamed.
             You have to do that yourself if you do not want to keep them on your HDD.(That is not compulsory , but your directory will be more cleaned  🙂 )
+04/10/2018 - Added --> Xml lists are created with game tag <exe></exe> : no need anymore hyperxmlspin to decode game name before launch.
Version 1.8.0.4beta4
+04/08/2018 - Fixed --> Bugg : Variable not cleared after first search , cause sometimes no results .(Thanks to ninja2bceen)
Version 1.8.0.4beta3
+04/07/2018 - Fixed --> Bugg : Full launch of hyperxmlspin instead of just game launcher from a game from hyperxmlspin wheel.(Thanks to ninja2bceen)

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