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On the issue of metadata could use a scraper catching information ThegamesDB or even the Gamedb of LaunchBox, if possible, because their database is growing increasingly.
And also support the idea of subwheels and better support for joystick.

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On the issue of metadata could use a scraper catching information ThegamesDB or even the Gamedb of LaunchBox, if possible, because their database is growing increasingly.

And also support the idea of subwheels and better support for joystick.

I think thegamesDB would not be adequate for HS rom sets due to a lot of uncommon games that are in them. It would help but def not get info for everything.

Mobygames would be the best imo.

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We just need to add those uncommon games to the gamesDB. Jason is a cool dude and has been more than willing to work with us. Maybe we could all help each other out.

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Imagine official Hyperspin artwork crossed with Launchbox database, metadata and functionality. It would be the best front end marriage ever.

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I'm not speaking in any sort of official capacity here, just my personal opinion, but I would find it very unlikely for a large part of a feature to rely on the assets of another frontend.

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The LaunchBox database is growing every day. I know because I am one of the moderators who value the arts and information that users are sending.
I think at the moment he is very good and with the help of users Hyperspin he will be even better and the best picture quality, and the various options, such as logos, covers various regions, Covers 3D, etc...

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Dust has settled. Enhancement list is likely complete. It's aggregated in the second post

Hyperspin 1.4.16 enhancement request

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***3rd party bugs since 1.3***

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1. Hyperspeech from buggie man support again. Since adding script folder intro and system names are messed up

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***Minor hyperspin Enhancements***

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1. full letter jump support for multiple numbers not just one number

2. Add two more later support to themes

3. Hevc video support

4. Ability to display letter jump when wheel has fewer than 24 games

5. Add 3rd and 4th special layer artwork support - layer d and layer e

6. Letter jump in main menu if xml is alphabetized

7. Main menu wheel description/year display

8. Allow for special art c to display custom favorite genre art. Ie when you select a genre you can display special genre art. However when you select favorites, you are unable to have favorite png art as "genre"

9. Control the text that is displayed in the information section of hyperspin- pick and choose year, description, manufacture etc

10. When letting hyperspin sit for a long time in attract mode (hyperspin freezes) can't remember if this got fixed yet

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***controller issues***

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1. fix for the bug that causes the scrolling for player 2 to skip the small pause that you get when you start scrolling. This bug makes it very dificult to scroll only one step using the player 2 controls

2. Multi control per key in hyperhq. It would be great if you could set multiple butttons for the "select" or "enter" button

3. Better joystick control within hyperspin. (Joystick control is irregular- xinput available?)

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***BIG picture hyperspin enhancements***

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1. 3rd wheel layer or more: Select Group (wheel 1) > select System (wheel 2) > select Game (wheel 3). Add an optional 3rd Wheel or more to Hyperspin UI that allows users to group their systems into Arcade, Consoles, Handhelds, PC Games, Pinball, etc

2. Wide screen support for wheel/theme/hyperspin

3. Ability for multiple favorite files and name each one so mom and dad can have there own

4. Ability to scrape info and graphics from mobygames

5. Allow themes to shift so that the wheel art doesn't overlap it at all so wheels have there own real estate

6. Use global genre wheel art and genre background art

7. Global hyperspin/hq settings like for special art, font, themes, etc

8. Universal theme at two levels- one for main menu level, and one for game menu level. This would allow for unified looks across the front-end

9. configurable media paths or a "Use media from xx system" to eliminate the need for symbolic links or duplicating media for derivative systems (ex. MAME media for Cave, CPS)

10. Ability to see game info when you click a assigned button, like Triagle or Y and press "Game Info" option, as I believe not everyone likes to see all that info in a theme.

11.Ability to add "Finished Stamp" to a finished game.like display somehow that the game has been "played"

12. Rate game 5 star system

13. High score display for all systems

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***Hypertheme enhancements***

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1. Swf support and MP4 in hyper theme

2. Theme background image smoothing

3. Ability to theme the genre background also use video on genre wheel

4. Ability to have a 4th and 5th layer within themes so it could hold text etc related info

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***Hyper hq enhancements***

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1. Ability to control spacing within wheel and speed of fade per wheel

2. Hyper hq Roms only doesn't work

3. Windows 10 hyperhq path field crashes exe

4. Global settings for all wheels

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/index.php?/topic/27070-Hyperspin-1%2E4%2E16-enhancement-request/page__view__findpost__p__243267&share_tid=27070&share_fid=23677&share_type=t&share_pid=243267

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Question, if the next Hyperspin supported widescreen, would Hypertheme support widescreen by default, or would it need to be updated as well?

 

If applicable, I vote for Hypertheme widescreen support w/ Hyperspin widscreen support.

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Yes, they normally run as SWF's with embedded video, this let them display at their best quality in HS, but caused other issues (lag, delays, attract mode issues, sound glitch issues etc...)

MP4 style is running them just like any other theme with no SWF at all, just an MP4 in the videos folder and theme.zip in the themes folder like normal. The video playback wasn't as sharp (still looked good though), but fixed all the issues and performs better.

 

This update just made it so the MP4 style looks as sharp and good as the SWF style. (but with all the added benefits of MP4 style)

 

 

hey metazoic,

 

thanks for your answer. wasn't aware that hyperspin can play mp4's directly. thought it was still only .flv. however i'm still a bit confused and i thought you could help me out further:

 

i experimented a bit the last couple of hours by creating a default theme with the following code in the Theme.xml

<Theme>
       <video w="1024" h="768" x="512" y="384" r="0" time=".2" type="none" start="none" forceaspect="false" below="true" />
</Theme>

i tried various setting but my videos doesn't want to fit the 1080p resolution i set hyperspin to. do you need to resize your mp4 videos beforehand to a 1024*768 format (the mp4 videos i use are in 1080p atm)? do you need to configure the Theme.xml in a special way? do you need to have another argument in the theme.xml for video-smoothing to apply? something like this? 

 <video> [...] smoothing="true" /> 

hope you or somebody can help me out.

thanks for reading!

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Looking good! Subwheel is the most important one for me, so i can group systems nicely as i have over 200 it is a bit cumbersome to navigate..

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So is this an enhancement that is needed? I started a thread of all things related

 

 

no not really. it all falls under widescreen support i guess. i just wasn't aware hyperspin is able to play 1080p mp4's directly; and now that i tried that in my setup, i have a few issues i thought metalzoic could help me with, since he was the one who mentioned direct mp4 playback earlier in this thread.

 

enhancement request list looks really good btw (hope to see some of those things realised soon). great idea, ninja2bceen. thank you for your work collecting and compiling all the requests!

 

cheers

tim

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no not really. it all falls under widescreen support i guess. i just wasn't aware hyperspin is able to play 1080p mp4's directly; and now that i tried that in my setup, i have a few issues i thought metalzoic could help me with, since he was the one who mentioned direct mp4 playback earlier in this thread.

enhancement request list looks really good btw (hope to see some of those things realised soon). great idea, ninja2bceen. thank you for your work collecting and compiling all the requests!

cheers

tim

forceaspect should be both or something like that.... Is easier to Create the theme in hypertheme... Make the video fill the entire screen and save. Use that theme with your 1080p video. Set Hs to 1080 resolution... Should work.

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forceaspect should be both or something like that.... Is easier to Create the theme in hypertheme... Make the video fill the entire screen and save. Use that theme with your 1080p video. Set Hs to 1080 resolution... Should work.

 

 

hypertheme only lets me use .flv for videos tho. am i missing something? sorry it's probably just me being dumb as usual.

 

 

EDIT: k it was just me being dumb. force aspect set to "both" fixed the alignment issues. however i don't see any smoothing. is there a parameter that has to be set to activate it?

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This is a super job on the list. Those things sugested seem well thought out from a user point of view. Who knows what will happen.

I'm excited and I don't even have a PC to game on!!! May have to dust my build off and fix the hard drive.

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hypertheme only lets me use .flv for videos tho. am i missing something? sorry it's probably just me being dumb as usual.

EDIT: k it was just me being dumb. force aspect set to "both" fixed the alignment issues. however i don't see any smoothing. is there a parameter that has to be set to activate it?

Smoothing is automatic in the latest update. There was already a default theme.zip posted by me along with instructions in the Hyperspin Cinematic thread back when I first figured out it could be done.

Sent from my SM-G935V

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why do people make requests when a new build comes out 1 year later????.

Why do you use 4 question marks AND a period????. :P

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