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Is it poesible to do a mame favorites AS main Wheel. If i add a new favorite i want it to show up in that Wheel. And then i want to have a 'all games' in my genrelist

Anybody know How to do this?

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A quick search for "favorites" pulled this topic up:

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/9812-how-to-make-my-own-list-of-games/?hl=favorites#entry155520

With this solution that might work for you.

C:\hyperspin\settings\mame.ini edit that and make sure start_on_favorites=Yes Problem solved. You can set this for all the emulators, this feature is not particularly well documented as I looked and looked for it awhile back, but its certainly there.

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I wanted something similar. I'm asking to make my favorites a genre wheel as best in class then I can really use the favorites for the ones I play the most. Horseys new hlm tool that he is making is suppose to support that

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you can make a favorites XML and then add it to your Genre list.

 

 

I did something similar,  instead of having Genre XMLs, (XMLs I never used).

 I moved all the "Classics" XMLs to my Genre lists.

 

I also added the Neo Geo MVS,  and a few others  I constantly play.

 

you press G to list games by the Manufacture or their Systems ( Sega ST-V , Nintendo Vs., or Playchoice)

obiuesly you would also add your custom XMLs.

 

 

I also merged the PC Arcade with Taito Type X and did the same.

 

this is a nice way to add more lists to your main menu but not over populate your main menu wheel.

 

MAME  1:36 - 3:40

PC arcade 3:45 -4:58

 

 

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Hello

 

I have developped an application for Windows to do that.

Here is the link for download.

It was developped on Windows 7 and needs .NET framework 4.0 or greater.

I use it this way:

  • I setup my mame's favorites text file as input 1
  • I setup the full MAME XML hyperspin gamelist as input 2
  • I choose the output xml file

The result is an xml file structured as an hyperspin xml file but limited to the games listed in your MAME's favorites text file.

 

It can build Hyperspin XML list from games text list like:

 

 
1942
1942b
1944
64street
aburner2
airwolf
altbeast
aof
...

 

 

 

and produces

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!--This file is generated by Norkan's Favorites INI/Text to HyperSpin XML converter.-->
<menu>
<header>
<listname>MAME</listname>
<lastlistupdate>05/12/2014</lastlistupdate>
<listversion>.153 Ongoing</listversion>
<exporterversion>HyperList XML Exporter Version 1.3 Copywrite © 2009-2011 William Strong</exporterversion>
</header>
<game name="1942b" index="" image="">
<description>1942 (First Version)</description>
<cloneof>1942</cloneof>
<crc></crc>
<manufacturer>Capcom</manufacturer>
<year>1984</year>
<genre>Shoot-'Em-Up</genre>
<rating>AAMA - Green (Suitable For All Ages)</rating>
<enabled>Yes</enabled>
</game>
<game name="1942" index="" image="">
<description>1942 (Revision B)</description>
<cloneof></cloneof>
<crc></crc>
<manufacturer>Capcom</manufacturer>
<year>1984</year>
<genre>Shoot-'Em-Up</genre>
<rating>AAMA - Green (Suitable For All Ages)</rating>
<enabled>Yes</enabled>
</game>
...

 

 

I hope this will help ?

 

Norkan

 

Screenshot and app are joined to the post

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Favorites to HyperSpin XML game list converter.rar

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I tried something similar to this manually but things were looking weird if the main xml doesn't have all games in it. Does it work well for you where the main menu games show up aka fav all the time? I just used start as favorite and to get the other games I go to genre all games

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Looking for letter makers. Volunteer

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/10813-project-assignments/

To see what hyperspin still needs...

http://hyperbase.hyperspin-fe.com/

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It is the same mecanism as for genres lists so it should work well: test it

 

I use it only to build roms packs, not yet for hyperspin menu.

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I think if you have a name xml that is less then the total of all games genre, wierd stuff displays at least it did me where it want showing l the games it was intended so I just used show favorites at start

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Looking for letter makers. Volunteer

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/10813-project-assignments/

To see what hyperspin still needs...

http://hyperbase.hyperspin-fe.com/

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