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New Version of HyperSpin release date, and, are they looking for AHK coders?

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Hi,

I'm trying to find if there's a set release date (I've seen the video on AVArchivist youtube about new update); is there a date or can someone estimate how far along they are on the release?  IE 80%, 90? etc?   Will it have 'nested' or 3 level views of wheels (Grouped systems, then system, then wheel), or HyperSpeech, HyperXMLSpin, or other 3rd party support built in?

Also,  are they looking for any help with AHK coding or ideas?    I've only been doing AHK for a couple months, but, I've created some pretty unique stuff for HyperSpin (and RocketLauncher) using autohotkey.

I've refined Stephan Gagne's and ***drive seller*** hybird "swapper method" script for 3rd level nested HyperSpin view.  I've also created scripts that integrate with 3rd party software that does video background screen savers on desktop, but, it also integrates with RL to auto-launch a background video on 2nd monitor of the selected system for the rom chosen... ie if you choose an arcade game from Mame, it plays your Mame system video on 2nd monitor.  If you have EDS/HyperMarquee on 2nd monitor, it'll be visible over the video so it won't hurt or affect anything, and can be easily turned off.  Few others like a mass-system wheel sounds turn on/off (instead of HyperHQ wheel by wheel), etc.

 

Msg me if interested in seeing anything of them.

 

 

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Removed name of drive seller
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Theres no details on the state of development or release date.

That stuff is closely gaurded. Your best off messaging the admins directly

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2 minutes ago, wallmachine said:

share whatever you have! show us what you're made of :)

Sure, I'm still new but maybe I can help.  I'm with a group of people that we all work together to make our drives better.  The scripts are all based off the same format/layout of the drive, but, I can make them easily changed for out-in-the-open use with a simple "enter your directory for settings, xml databases, and rom folders" etc.   I'll post it tonight when have access to scripts.

 

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@jdm001Define "make our drives better." At least one of the names you dropped is not a friend of HS.

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The fact the OP mentioned a drive seller (whose name I removed from the post) who distributes things through a Facebook group and is part of a "group of ppl trying to make your drives better" makes me want to have nothing to do with it.

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Sure, here's a few examples I have saved online.

 

This first one is a RL auto-list that is a proof of concept.  I made a utility that takes a top10 list video, plays the video, then plays the rom mentioned in the video.  It then plays the #9 entry in the video (say timeframe of 82 seconds to 110 seconds) and then auto launches that game mentioned as #9.  When you escape out of it it plays the #8 video, then the #8 rom.   This is more RL than HS, and also requires VLC; but, shows what I've made so far:
https://pastebin.com/hfPwU4ip

 

This is an older copy of a settings saver I made.  It saves my game saves, joystick settings, few other things to a zip file.  It's great for if you have to format drive, or if you have have a portable setup that you bring to parties, friends, etc... I got tired of remapping Joy2Key for different controllers, so I made this:
https://pastebin.com/wpJT7zeM

 

And here's an old version of a Move & Linker I made.   When I was running out of space on one drive; I put a bunch of my MAME roms on another drive and then put MKLinks to everything.  I figured other people might want or have use for it.   It asks for a folder, then where you want to move it.  It then makes all the MKLinks to link the old directory to point to the new directory.  
https://pastebin.com/sy5uM0EQ    EDIT:  Yes, this one is old and breaks, I since fixed it but have files at home.

 

These are early examples, I can post updated scripts later.

 

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Yeah I'm really waiting on a reply here to explain. Sent a PM as well. Nothing yet.

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Who is developing new HyperSpin version? Is there any post for feature request and future features already working on it?

 

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There's a thread here from a year ago when it was announced the HS was back in dev. Don't expect any answers about progress, release dates, or what is being implemented because you won't get one other than possible the generic "It's coming soon" and/or "we're working on it". But we've heard those responses for several years so they don't really mean much to me and some other members who have been around for a few years or more. Just to be clear, I know as much about the dev situation as you guys do, nothing.

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An update may be closer now than before but i doubt we will know until it drops. 

The thread linked by agent covers most feature requests or at least gave the tree toppers something to work with.

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Ps if you see enhancements needed to be added to that post pm me or reply to the thread. Also I am in no way affiliated with updates though I wish I were

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I made a crappy website and threw all the scripts on pastebin linked here:

https://jdm001.wixsite.com/jimmerscripts

 

If any interest here, I'll rework some of the scripts to prompt user where their HyperSpin root directory is, and make setup INI files etc.   These were just posted as-is for the group that we all use same structure (C:\Arcade\HyperSpin\, or D:\Arcade\HyperSpin\) so I never had to edit.

 

Let me know if I should rework and submit for this site, and, if there's any interest in me helping for the dev team as a contributor for small extra stuff like this.   I have a couple other ideas that might be of interest.

 

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I've also created a really cool script for RL that is called AutoRun.... basically, you load up to 10 games into a gui.  You can choose to add an intro video... and, you can even chop up the video into sections with start and end segments.   This allows you to take a youtube video example Angry Video Game Nerd's Top 10 Worst NES games for example.  You can have it play the time in the video he talks about the #10 worst game.

It then launches the #10 worst game he mentions.  When you're done, hit escape and it autolaunches the #9 segment of the video.  When that is finished playing it auto loads the next #9 worst game, and so on.

The great part of this is with and without the video; you can make custom lists and put them on a wheel.  That wheel can be called "guided access" for example, and, when you have kids over, or not-very-smart friends... ie anyone you don't want poking around your HyperSpin setup; you can launch one AHK file and have them do a round robin of up to 10 games-- all without ever entering HS until the very end.

It also has a list area where you can put game descriptions; it then puts a black background on your main & 2nd (optional) monitor.  This shows the games in-order and brief descriptions... great for 2nd monitor setups, so you can see the next upcoming game; while also hiding cluttered desktops etc.

This isn't on the site I created though.  Brand new.

Would love to help the dev team.

 

Might be something dev team would be worth looking at incorporating?

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1 minute ago, Kondorito said:

That top 10 script looks super intriguing man! :)

 

The best part is I made a gui that is super-easy to use.  Non-technical person can drag and drop roms directly into the GUI and it spits out an AHK file they can then run themselves.

 

Here's a screenshot:

Dn1la6.jpg

 

I have a handful of other ideas... I've never done any other coding, only AutoHotkey and only for about two months... but, I've learned (and created) a lot in that time, think my ideas might be worth a look for future version.

Would love to help! :)

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@jdm001 cool ideas man...fyi the devs are not active in the forum.your probably best using PM to see if they need any help.

Look at the members/staff list here to see who to contact

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21 hours ago, ninja2bceen said:

Nice, I would recommend uploading the scripts to the download page. Especially the toggle hyperspeech

I need to revise all of them, i made them specific for my drive, and i used:  D:\Arcade\  as my root, and then have everything in D:\Arcade\HyperSpin\ etc, so, I just need to change a dozen lines of code to ask for a users' HS directory, then save an INI file.

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21 hours ago, thatman84 said:

@jdm001 cool ideas man...fyi the devs are not active in the forum.your probably best using PM to see if they need any help.

Look at the members/staff list here to see who to contact

I messaged BadBoyBill, figured I'd start right at the top :)

 

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I never heard back from anyone... so, I guess no dice?

 

By the way, I made a new utility for a group I'm in, it lets you quickly add stuff to a certain wheel without having to edit files.   I included a zip file that had:  SumatraPDF Free, Notepad++, IrfanView, and VLC Portable.    In addition to those 4 small programs, i also set up a 5th option for web browser, it allows you to choose IE, Edge, Chrome, Opera, Firefox.

So, you can launch any text file (pdf, comic books, text files for cheats, introductions, walkthroughs etc), video or audio file (movies, background music etc) with VLC, images (screensavers, etc) with IrfanView, or Webpage in your preferred browser.  It requires PCLauncher set up, and then it creates wheel art, and edits your XML and RL INI Module with the new entry.

I made it for people new or not very good with adding to HS.

 

By looking at the program and testing, it might be worth putting on the HS site.  It lets you choose where your files are on first run so that it can be flexible for users with custom setups.

 

 

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Screenshots, kind of grainy and I blacked out the unused tabs just to make it easier to see... but here's the whole interface.

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Can someone tell something about new HS update? What is the state? Is there any release date? Any News? I can't wait for new update!

 

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5 hours ago, ci2own said:

Can someone tell something about new HS update? What is the state? Is there any release date? Any News? I can't wait for new update!

 

Like I said above, you won't get a response so there's no point in asking.

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