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Nice Tutorial, very concise.

Now if only HS could have a way to use Genre's on the main menu. You could make it do so much more than just 'genres' with a function like that.

I always wanted to do something like a 'genre' called "Nintendo Essentials" and list all the Mario/Metroid/Zelda etc games from the various systems. 

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Thank you and agreed....there should be more wheel levels or a genre on main wheel to accomodate our set ups..  there is a slight workaround tho and that is by using Lio974s tutorial at http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/tutorials/article/45-written-grouping-games-into-series-on-main-menu/

 

The concept is essentially create a new system in main menu called Nintendo Essentials and compile an XML that has all those games....its a bit more involved creating the xml however you use rocketlauncher to launch your games from different systems.  Hope that helps what you are looking for.

 

Or if you want to do some more advanced stuff, you can get more than two levels of menus by having your primary HS program call upon a second HS instance.  This would allow a Nintendo Essentials->Mario Series->all Mario games setup as an example.  Tutorial on this method soon :)

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Thank you and agreed....there should be more wheel levels or a genre on main wheel to accomodate our set ups..  there is a slight workaround tho and that is by using Lio974s tutorial at http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/tutorials/article/45-written-grouping-games-into-series-on-main-menu/

 

The concept is essentially create a new system in main menu called Nintendo Essentials and compile an XML that has all those games....its a bit more involved creating the xml however you use rocketlauncher to launch your games from different systems.  Hope that helps what you are looking for.

 

Or if you want to do some more advanced stuff, you can get more than two levels of menus by having your primary HS program call upon a second HS instance.  This would allow a Nintendo Essentials->Mario Series->all Mario games setup as an example.  Tutorial on this method soon :)

 

Now THAT is some creative Hyperspinning! Thanks for the info. That is something I will certainly be looking into.

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Not sure where you got that genre list from iggy, but some of those like Spinner or Trackball aren't part of the official genre list.

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Not sure where you got that genre list from iggy, but some of those like Spinner or Trackball aren't part of the official genre list.

Excellent Brolly!....Ill uodate with correct genres. Are the ones in Black Hazor's link up to date?

Thanks Black Hazor for the link!

Gpig...as always, thanks!

Ninja, what does hyperxmllist utility do?

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Creates multi wheels, genres, multi favorites etc. It's a search and then u can save it as an xml wheel. I have all my fav in the same wheel for example from all systems. I have a genre wheel for all consoles, handheld etc

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Excellent Brolly!....Ill uodate with correct genres. Are the ones in Black Hazor's link up to date?

 

No, it's not seems to have other mistakes like a "Two Players" genre which also doesn't exist. And I only gave both listings a quick look. I'll try to get you a correct genre list.

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Two Players isn't a genre neither is Trackball or Spinner, so it makes no sense to include them as genres. This has been discussed to death already and it was decided to remove them (not even sure where Two Players came from because it was never part of the old genre list...), officially the genre tag will only contain genres and nothing else. Everyone is free to edit their XML files and use whatever they want on the genres of course.

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Hmmm sorry mate, I cannot remember seeing anything like this? Who decided? I think if its something people can use dont see how it could harm anyone? Those who dont think it would be useful could just not use them like the other genres?

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We = The Hyperlist admins, the guys who actually create the databases. As I said this won't be changed, if you want stuff like number of players or control types to be added you need to ask BBB to add support for some extra fields in HS so it can be done properly. Plus those genres wouldn't be compatible with HS2.0 if that ever gets released.

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Makes sense, control types and amount of players are not genres, Racing, Platform, fighting are.

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Sorry guys, you dont ask, you dont get :) Does make sense yes, just trying to get the most out of HyperSpin... but I respect your decision that you and all the admins have made your choice.

Happy Gaming :)

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Makes sense, control types and amount of players are not genres, Racing, Platform, fighting are.

Yep, we should be getting those as separate fields for HS2.0 if that ever happens.

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Correct genre listing:

Action
Adventure
Ball & Paddle
Beat-'Em-Up
Board Games
Breakout
Card Battle
Casino
Climbing
Compilation
Driving
Educational
Electromechanical - PinMAME
Fighter
Flying
Game Show
Gun
Mahjong
Mature
Maze
Mini-Games
Miscellaneous
Motorcycle
Multimedia
Party
Pinball
Platform
Puzzle
Quiz
Rhythm
Role-Playing
Shoot-'Em-Up
Shooter
Simulation
Spinner
Sports
Sports/Baseball
Sports/Basketball
Sports/Biking
Sports/Bowling
Sports/Boxing
Sports/Cricket
Sports/Fishing
Sports/Football
Sports/Futuristic
Sports/Golf
Sports/Handball
Sports/Hockey
Sports/Horse Racing
Sports/Hunting
Sports/Olympic
Sports/Pool and Dart
Sports/Rugby
Sports/Skateboarding
Sports/Skating
Sports/Skiing
Sports/Snowboarding
Sports/Soccer
Sports/Surfing
Sports/Tennis
Sports/Track & Field
Sports/Volleyball
Sports/Wakeboarding
Sports/Wrestling
Strategy
Tabletop
Utility
Virtual Life
Water
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Correct genre listing:

Action
Adventure
Ball & Paddle
Beat-'Em-Up
Board Games
Breakout
Card Battle
Casino
Climbing
Compilation
Driving
Educational
Electromechanical - PinMAME
Fighter
Flying
Game Show
Gun
Mahjong
Mature
Maze
Mini-Games
Miscellaneous
Motorcycle
Multimedia
Party
Pinball
Platform
Puzzle
Quiz
Rhythm
Role-Playing
Shoot-'Em-Up
Shooter
Simulation
Spinner
Sports
Sports/Baseball
Sports/Basketball
Sports/Biking
Sports/Bowling
Sports/Boxing
Sports/Cricket
Sports/Fishing
Sports/Football
Sports/Futuristic
Sports/Golf
Sports/Handball
Sports/Hockey
Sports/Horse Racing
Sports/Hunting
Sports/Olympic
Sports/Pool and Dart
Sports/Rugby
Sports/Skateboarding
Sports/Skating
Sports/Skiing
Sports/Snowboarding
Sports/Soccer
Sports/Surfing
Sports/Tennis
Sports/Track & Field
Sports/Volleyball
Sports/Wakeboarding
Sports/Wrestling
Strategy
Tabletop
Utility
Virtual Life
Water

 

 

Should Ice Hockey games be bundled under just Hockey?

 

thanks in advance

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I'd hold off on updating until brolly can have another look at this official list.

By his own admission, "Spinner" is not a genre yet remains one on the list.

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I'd hold off on updating until brolly can have another look at this official list.

By his own admission, "Spinner" is not a genre yet remains one on the list.

True that. Although through my own OCD I couldn't wait and had clean up some of the xmls to match the current genre lists. Eg GBA, intellivision and a couple others.

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Ice Hockey goes into Hockey.

 

You're right about Spinner, it shouldn't be there, but somehow it never got deleted from HL. So yeah ignore Spinner from that list.

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