Jump to content
zerojay

Faking Subwheels of Subwheels with Multiple Installs of Hyperspin

Recommended Posts

Finally found time to give this a try today and managed to do just what I wanted, i.e. display arcade systems with the normal 4:3 themes and homes systems with the 16:9 Unified Mega Themes. Here's what I did:

1 - Put HyperSpin and HyperLaunch into three separate folders as follows:

H:\HyperSpin

H:\HyperSpin Arcade

H:\HyperSpin Home

2 - Created Main.ahk, Arcade.ahk and Home.ahk by taking zerojay's code and changing the Run command accordingly (e.g. Run, H:\HyperSpin Arcade\HyperSpin.exe) and turned them into executables using the AutoHotkey compiler.

3 - Added Arcade and Home wheels to the main instance of HyperSpin, pointing them at Arcade.exe and Home.exe respectively, and removed all the other wheels.

4 - Configured the Arcade and Home instances of HyperSpin with the appropriate systems and window size, and added Main.exe as the Exit Program for both of them.

5 - Made sure the path for HyperLaunch was set correctly in the Settings.ini for each instance of HyperSpin, and that various things in all three instances of HyperLaunch were pointing to the correct location (e.g. Xpadder, Editpad Lite etc).

That's basically it as far as splitting up the systems is concerned. I'm going to have to tweak it a bit so I can load HyperSearch as well (plus I've moved all my games to my NAS and need to change the rom paths for every system!), but I'm very pleased with the results so far. Thanks a million, zerojay!

Splitting thing up like this does of course mean having to sort out where all the media goes, and I like the idea of having a script to copy files into the right folders after using HyperSync. I have a basic HyperSpin setup on D drive with the full set of systems in the main menu so I can use HyperSync to download everything, then I selectively copy the resulting files to H drive (being sure not to overwrite the Mega Themes and resized-for-widescreen artwork I've been adding for the Home systems).

I use ViceVersa Pro backup software on my PC, and had been thinking about setting up some jobs that will copy themes and videos for each system to the appropriate folders on H drive. It will be time consuming doing this in the first place, but will make updating the media much simpler in the future. However, it would be great to have something that would take care of this automatically based on the main database for each instance, with a means of choosing what gets copied for each system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might be able to use Symlinks to handle some of the media stuff and syncing without needing to do it in multiple installs. Glad to see you got it working, it's not that hard. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never used symlinks before so will have to investigate, but I think that's a job for another day. And it's dinner time now anyway...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've never used symlinks before so will have to investigate, but I think that's a job for another day. And it's dinner time now anyway...

they are a tool for windows 7 that make create hard links as easy as copy a folder :) can't remember the exact name

Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i am using symlinks to speed up access times on hdd. roms and vidoes each are on separate hdd. soon i will move to ssd anyway, and only link from install dir to content dirs

Gesendet von meinem LG-P880 mit Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never did get around to trying this. To be honest I have very little free time at the moment and more important things to do with it, so my HyperSpin setup is pretty much on hold.

Fingers crossed HyperBase Live will be launched soon and take care of this issue for me, and maybe one day I'll have time to enjoy it!

Sent from my phone using Tapatalk, probably while at work...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great work! This is exactly what I'm looking for.

Would it be possible to add both games and sub wheels to the same wheel?

I'm currently building on Lionheart's AVGN theme.

Some episodes review multiple games and it would be nice to be able to have a sub wheel for those particular episodes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could use as deep a depth as you wish, pretty much.

any tutorial?

Everything's already in the OP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zero jay, did u just add genres before the games or can you have the pre wheel that is essentially system genre (handheld, consoles etc), then systems, then games, the select genres?

Edited by ninja2bceen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've just realised this isn't a sticky thread and it really deserves to be, so could someone do the honours please?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Content

    • By zanaga
      Hola como estan?
      estoy teniendo un problema con menu, baje un pack de n64 y cuando lo instalo el dibujo de anterior/siguiente juego no aparece abajo en el medio sino que esta en todo el centro de la pantalla y no se como acomodarlo (Adjunto imagen del menu al que me refiero)
       
      El otro problema que tengo es que cuando instalo los juegos del pack famicon de 550 juegos solo me reconoce 79, es la primera vez que me pasa, rehago la database y solo reconoce 79.
       
      Muchas gracias por su ayuda

    • By hawkfanz
      I use rocketlauncher to start mame64 games in hyperspin but the first game on a fresh windows startup takes 20 seconds to start.  After closing this game the next game will open almost immediately. I know others have asked this question but I can’t find a solution. I have no anti-virus running, no windows defender, no rocketlauncher fades or bezels. I updated the mame64 version to the 209 no nag from 197 no nag with no change. Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated!!
    • By DomusdelCapo
      AGRADECIMIENTOS: A toda la comunidad HS entre otros. Supermomo93 BoOgieman Jose Maria Tojo Gil ___________________   KIT BASE COMPATIBILIDAD ALTA CON HS & RL SOFTWARE DE TERCEROS SUB WHEELS NO NECESITAS DE RUTAS PREDEFINIDAS NI DE VARIOS EJECUTABLES PARA HACERLO FUNCIONAR.   Esta aplicación permite iniciar a HS en modo sub wheels. Filtrando el menú principal con las entradas almacenadas en un archivo XML que le permite crear configuraciones de varios niveles con sus parametros.   - Main Menu con mas de 800 sistemas.     CONDICIONES:   - NO DENOMINAR DOS O MAS SISTEMAS IDÉNTICOS. - TODOS LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN DE LAS CATEGORÍAS CREADAS (WHEELS, THEMES, VIDEOS) ESTARÁN CONTENIDOS EN EL "MAIN MENU" Y CADA SISTEMA EN SU CARPETA ORIGINAL   Teclas asignadas: Ingresar al nivel >> "1"  Salir del nivel >> "Esc"   - Hacer un backup antes de... Si desea modificar las rutas hay una carpeta denominada "Tools" encontraras la herramienta Fart muy usada en años modifica el bat con tu nueva ruta copia el exe y el bat a la raiz de RHS o carpeta donde tengas esta instalación y ejecuta el bat y renombrara todas las rutas (Precaución esto renombrara todo los settings)   - Instale Wallpaper Engine v1.1.0 para tener un fondo en el escritorio y desactive el sonido.  https://store.steampowered.com/app/431960/Wallpaper_Engine/    - Los medios de comunicación Wheels (Silver) y Themes lo subiré en su apartado adecuado con mención a este apartado, creo que los vídeo no puedo subirlos porque infringiría las reglas de la comunidad.     - Cualquier tema referente al funcionamiento daré un apoyo.
    • By roguen1
      Hello , i don't know if this is the correct place to post this , but i have a problem for a while that i have never figured out whats cause it , and is the fact of that in the transitions , from start to end, it appear this horizontal lines all over the screen , and it's bit annoying , i have done everything to trying to resolve this issue (update drivers , windows , download hyperspin again etc) and it still there , what could be? 
      (sorry if my english is bad)
       

×
×
  • Create New...