Author Topic: FAQ viewer for DINGUX emulators...  (Read 2260 times)

Elta (OP)

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FAQ viewer for DINGUX emulators...
« on: December 02, 2009, 11:07:36 pm »
Hello people :)

One thing I liked from the native OS emulators is the possibility to read the game FAQ from within the emulator.
I travel a lot by train and I wanted to play some SNES RPGs, but taking a printed copy of the FAQ with me isn't the most convenient solution.  ;)
So I decided to modify snes9x to add the FAQ viewer functionality.

I'm publishing the source code here because the code can easily be reused for any emulator.
The archive also contains a precompiled modified version of snes9x.

The viewer is rather simple for now, and will only work with ASCII files.
Also all tab characters are replaced by a single space.
 
To use it, simply put a text file with the same name as your ROM and with extension '.txt' in the same folder.
For example if you load 'Chrono_Trigger.zip' the viewer will try to load 'Chrono_Trigger.txt'
Then you can select 'View FAQ' from the Select + B menu.

Controls
D-Pad: Move around
A Button: Hold it and use the D-Pad to move page by page
Y Button: Change Font
B Button: Exit

(see faqviewer.txt for more technical details)

Link: (Mediafire)
http://www.mediafire.com/?oojmidmmo4v

rip

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Re: FAQ viewer for DINGUX emulators...
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 02:32:32 am »
Hi,

It may be more practical to have that functionality in the emulator. I probe it. Thanks for your work.

Nickeng

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Re: FAQ viewer for DINGUX emulators...
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 09:11:52 am »
Sounds a useful feature, although i only reach for the FAQ when really stuck..


Shin-NiL

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Re: FAQ viewer for DINGUX emulators...
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 02:14:55 pm »
Great work man. Keep going with this and rootfs, please ;D