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Everything posted by Honosuseri

  1. No, you clearly misunderstood the situation by saying just don't update RA. Hyperspin on PC and Android are two very different animals. When M$ does a Windows update which messes up Hyperspin, I'm confident it'll be fixed as that's happened many times. On Android I'm not as confident but hope for the best, the fact Launchbox has abandoned their Android version should tell you enough to be concerned. It's sound advice to warn new users about the changes to Android and the knock on effect it will have on HS with the STV. Arc Browser is a superior frontend with better features, being actively developed AND it's also compatible with phones/tablets when HS is not. When the Android OS changes kick in on the STV and HS is known to be working, I'll recommend HS "for show" and help people set it up. Until that day comes, I agree with Hyperseeder and new users should wait before sinking in a lot of time learning and setting up Android Hyperspin. I have a very nice Hyperspin PC setup, people are perfectly "safe" sinking time into that, many of the assets can then be shared with an Android setup later.
  2. Worst case scenario is that when the STV is updated to Android 11 or 12 that Hyperspin won't work, it's not about RetroArch but the changes Google is making to the OS. Perfectly valid post for him to make, I'd be livid if as a new user I sunk in a lot of time setting up HS for it just to stop working out of the blue. I help people with HS plenty BUT still recommend Arc Browser as it is a better frontend being actively developed. I've used HS on the STV for what 5 years, there's a suggested features thread here on the forum BUT nothing new has been added. I hope that HS will be updated when the Android OS changes kick in BUT I can't say for sure that it will be.
  3. To my knowledge it's @reznnate who we have to thank for the Android version of HS. I believe he created it originally for the Shield Portable device. I seem to recall the official HS app was updated, when it stopped working because of previous Android changes many moons ago. Of course I can't speak for future development. I applaud your efforts on modding and maintaining your version of the APK. I modded it solely for RA32 as IMHO adding the 64bit version of RA for it's limited benefits were not worth my time. I was aware of these Android changes coming, the dev for LaunchBox has stated they've stopped development of their Android version iirc. I hope FreeLancer will continue on with Arc Browser. All the best, I'm sure many people are thankful for your efforts
  4. No you don't have to guess, I've told you what to do. I explained in one of your other threads that the 64bit version of Retroarch is missing cores, it's why I modded Hyperspin to use Retroarch_ra32 (32bit). Hyperseeder took things further and his HS build allows you to have 32+64bit versions of Retroarch installed and Hyperspin launches what you want via the .ini file.
  5. Then you'd want the Mame2010 core. It's probably still missing in the 64bit versions of RetroArch. You said you were using Hyperseeders modded Hyperspin SO...Install RetroArch_ra32 and install the mame2010 core, follow Hyper's thread to ensure you do the .ini file correctly to launch RA32.
  6. The Play Store is the Devil! Their changes have caused us no end of aggro. They now limit the size of the .apk and force the device to use 32 or 64 bit depending on what's native to the device. I haven't checked in a while BUT the 64bit version of RA was missing some cores to do some popular systems, hence me modding HS to use RetroArch_RA32. I suggest you download Retroarch 32 and 64 bit versions from the Libretro website and "sideload" them through a file manager like X-Plore. Your call of course, all the best with it.
  7. You use the name of the core. You can find them listed at the Libretro buildbot which is where the downloader pulls them from, ignore the file extension (.zip) https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/android/latest/armeabi-v7a/ so... cores/snes9x_libretro_android.so On a side note @HyperSeeder modded the Hyperspin.apk to use any version of Retroarch (he continued on from me modding it for RA32). I would use that over the stock Hyperspin app, check his thread here on the forum to ensure you are doing the .ini files correctly.
  8. Awesome! Yes you can resize the artwork, there's free PC software called "Fotosizer" which can do the lot in a batch job. You will lose some picture quality using that though, maybe someone else knows of a better free tool for the job.
  9. I'm sure the theme you sent will be very helpful indeed. OP asked how the artwork folders are used. That was the point of my post to help them understand why the artwork wasn't showing in some themes they may have. Teach a man to fish and all that Jazz
  10. MAME doesn't have boxart as they're arcade cabinets, so it's unlikely the themes you have will make use of artwork folders. Any who...to answer your question. It's the actual system theme (Default.zip) that decides what is shown and where in the theme.xml file. Most have artwork 1 & 2 in the .zip file these are usually the video snap box border and a logo for the system. Artwork 3 & 4 can be your box and disc/cart artwork taken from your media folder. I'll give an example from a SNES theme.xml... <Theme> <video w="408" h="417" x="312" y="427" r="0" rx="0" ry="0" below="false" overlaybelow="false" overlayoffsetx="0" overlayoffsety="0" forceaspect="both" time="0.5" delay="0" bsize="0" bsize2="0" bsize3="0" bcolor="0" bcolor2="0" bcolor3="0" bshape="square" type="none" start="none" rest="none"/> <artwork1 x="312" y="429" r="0" time="1" delay ="0.5" type="none" start="none" rest="none"/> <artwork2 x="512" y="102" r="0" time="1" delay ="0.5" type="ease" start="top" rest="none"/> <artwork3 x="750" y="435" r="0" time="0.5" delay ="0.2" type="bounce" start="top" rest="none"/> <artwork4 x="900" y="560" r="0" time="0.6" delay ="0.9" type="none" start="right" rest="none"/> </Theme> Artwork 1 is the video snap border box, artwork 2 is the SNES logo, these are assets within the .zip file. Artwork 3 is the boxart it drops down from the top of the screen and bounces when it lands, artwork 4 is the cartridge it slides in from the right of the screen. If you use Hyperspin on PC there is the Hypertheme software for creating your own themes. You can do it manually tinkering with the .xml file BUT you might struggle with those x and y co-ordinates, which position things on the screen. You can be quite creative with it. I have a Mega Drive theme where Artwork 3 is an asset of the console in the .zip file, artwork 4 is the cartridges from the media folder, they lower down "slotting" into the console. THEN because of the "delay command" the video snap plays as if the console has loaded the game...looks pretty awesome!
  11. I have very little interest in emulation on Android now, so it's been a very long time since I touched the STV, RA & HS. I can tell you that it used to install by default to shared storage and the RA paths were different to when on internal storage. So I had to go into apps select RA and move it before running it, once run RA set the paths automatically. If you use adopted storage and everything works with your HS build then that's awesome, nothing to worry about. I only mentioned it as people use different setups, some just have HS and "roms" on an external drive with others using adopted storage...maybe both.
  12. @reznnate is the guy who did the original build to have HS on his Nvidia Shield Portable. Not sure if he published it to Google Play BUT he's the guy we are all really thankful to. Congrats on your project, sadly I don't really have the time to test it out. Those who use adopted storage might need to install RetroArch and then immediately move it to internal storage before running, worth testing that out to prevent people saying your build doesn't work.
  13. Honestly I have very little interest in Emulation on Android these days. If anything it was more for my phone to be able to play decent games out and about (not that we can do that now with the current global situation). I'm more known for Amiga emulation here and have been chipping away at the missing Amiga media (videos, disks & boxart etc.) for a while now, with what little free time I have. Most of the emulation I've done lately is in PCVR with EMUVR and New Retro Arcade: Neon. My Youtube channel also takes up much of the free time I do have. So no I'm not looking to start any other projects, I wish you all the best with the Hyperspin modification.
  14. As I said NOT ALL apps have launch intent implemented. Best thing to do is message the developer and ask for them to add the feature. I did this a looong time ago for Redream (Sega Dreamcast) and tested the APK before it was released on the Playstore. Arc Browser has no profile for Duckstation standalone, only the RetroArch core. Freelancer adds profile updates for us to use for popular emulators, of course it's possible he's not done the profile yet BUT from what you've said it sounds like launch intent isn't being used in DS.
  15. Try "org.devmiyax.yabasanshioro2/org.uoyabause.android.Yabause", that's for the free version not Pro though. I'm not paying the developer again when the old version could have been restored on Google Play, if he wanted it to be. Remember not all apps will work with launch intent which is how frontends load them. Download QuickShortcutMaker from the Playstore to your phone and install the app you want to know the settings for and it will list the activity names.
  16. Not everyone uses adopted storage and just have an external drive attached via USB. I do use adopted storage and I'm aware of this "issue", the STV seems to like installing apps by default to adopted storage. Internal storage is going to be quicker so I keep all apps installed on internal storage and android games which are large installs on adopted storage. The trick is to move the app after installing before actually launching it. I've recently modded a Hyperspin.apk to use the Retroarch_ra32.apk. Google changed the rules for the Play store and devices use 32 or 64bit depending on what's native to the device (STV is 64bit). RA32 is the 32bit version we can sideload rather than use the Playstore version. When I have some free time I'll test my modded apk on the STV, my ini files will need editing to use ra32 v1.8.5. I have a lot of wheels and cores to install & test so it might take a while, once I'm happy with it I'll do a Youtube video and make the .apk available if people want to use it.
  17. No worries. With the recent forced changes to Retroarch breaking compatibility with Hyperspin, using Arc Browser which is actively developed makes even more sense now
  18. My honest advice would be to purchase Arc Browser on the Google Play store and use that. It's actively developed and being constantly improved upon and sadly Hyperspin isn't. I actually have both configured on my STV. That single purchase can be shared with your family account and/or used on your Android phone, so although it costs money you can get quite a lot of use out of it. Arc Browser has ready made system presets and can scrape artwork online for the games. It integrates with the voice search which is a nice feature, you can say "Sonic" and all the Sonic games from all the systems you've added to AB's library will show. It now supports video previews, you can add favourite games (Hyperspin doesn't do that), choose to use Retroarch 32 or 64 bit versions for separate systems...I could go on and on. In short it'll make your life easier and is honestly a better frontend. Hyperspin will have to be configured manually through the ini files in the "settings_android" folder. Yes the Hyperspin themes do look more flash than Arc Browser BUT many of them use swf in the zip files, so aren't compatible on Android (trust me I know, having tested and fixed soooo many of them for my STV). It's definitely worth the time doing Hyperspin and Rocketlauncher on PC, as you can do many more systems than on Android. It's your decision of course but hopefully some advice from an experienced retro gamer (i.e me) helps.
  19. If you're using filezilla (like I do). You can edit the .ini files that are stored on the Shield TV. Filezilla will open notepad, make the changes then save and close notepad. Filezilla will ask to send the file back to the Shield TV to complete the change.
  20. No. That's why I edited my last post fella to tell you how to transfer files and access them remotely to do edits
  21. "There is so much more and beckons me. To look through to these, infinite possibilities..."

    Wishing you all a very happy new year!

  22. No worries, we all need to stick together! That change wasn't to fix it, just so that once you have the correct rompath set it will only show the NES games you do own. When set to false it shows everything that's listed in the database xml file. So it would show a game you might not have and then you'd see the "rom missing" warning again, when you try to load it. I can see why you are confused, I would be too. You can try changing the "OEB6..." section to sdcard or sdcard1 as I said earlier. Formatting the drive is done under the Shield TV settings menu, then storage and reset. Choose your drive and you'll have the option to adopt it as internal storage. Be warned it WILL WIPE the drive clean, so you'll need to copy all the stuff back across from your PC setup. Honestly long term it's the better configuration, you'll then be able to copy the rom path from my .ini file. I've enabled the "hidden" developer options too, there's an option to force any app to "external storage". I do go into the settings>apps section and move some apps to the shared internal storage. Stuff like Kodi/SPMC can use up the internal storage fast with their libraries, I do keep emulators and small apps on the internal storage though. I wish you all the best with it, you know where to find us if you have any more questions *EDIT* I should point out, once adopted as internal storage, the drive will be "married" to the Shield TV. You won't be able to unplug it and use it with other devices whilst using it as adopted storage. If you need to copy stuff across to the Shield TV remotely, you can enable the remote manager in ES file explorer and use the IP address and port number it gives you with Filezilla or any other FTP software to do the transfers.
  23. Well spotted, no I don't have it on my MAME.ini. I should tidy up my .ini files BUT they work...so I doubt I'll get around to it.
  24. No you don't need to do that but knowing it works in RA is a good start. Every game will show from the database as you have the Filter "roms_only=false". I'd set it to true eventually so there is no further confusion in case you are missing a game or two from the database xml. It could well be your rompath line. Is that the same path as retroarch shows when you search to load content? You might need it set as /storage/sdcard or /storage/sdcard1. I have my storage formatted as shared internal, some emulators can be fussy about working from external storage. I'll give you a snippet of my NES.ini, obviously you'll need to adjust yours accordingly. I hope it helps. rompath=/storage/emulated/0/Hyperspin/Roms/NES/ userompath=true exe=com.retroarch/com.retroarch.browser.retroactivity.RetroActivityFuture parameters=cores/fceumm_libretro_android.so romextension=zip,nes
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