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Kalisiin

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WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« on: October 31, 2009, 02:47:26 pm »
OK, folks...I just downloaded
Dingux-hugo (PCE)
Dingux-2600
Dingux-7800
and Dingux-Atari

These four Emulators, however, are NOT showing up when I am in Dingux!!
I followed the directions on the "README" files.  It said to put these on your SD card - to unzip the files, and put everything from the "local" folders on the card.

Which I did.

The SD card, of course, already contained a folder called "Emulators" so I went to the folder called "Emulators...and downloaded into the SD card from that point from the zip files.

Now, when I boot up in Dingux....and go to Emulators....I CAN'T CHOOSE THOSE EMULATORS, THEY DO NOT SHOW UP!!!

However, when I'm in Native, and I browse my SD card in the Dingoo, I see them all there.

BUT I HAVE NO WAY TO SELECT THEM FROM DIGUX!!!

WTF did I do wrong??

PLEASE help!!!

Also...and this is weird...
When connected to my Computer...the Roms all show up in their right folders...but on the dingoo, when in native and browsing...it does not see the ROMS at all....even though they are named .A26, .A52, .A78, and .PCE respectively.

I can see why that might happen, because Native Firmware doesn't recognize the extensions....For example, browsing, and going under MAME4ALL and in THAT ROMS folder, I DO see my .zip files.

But, still, I can't understand WHY...when I launch Dingux...and go to Emulators on my choice screen.....I have no way to get into the Emulators I just friggin installed....I'm so confuzzled...
« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 02:56:19 pm by Kalisiin »

eule

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 02:56:23 pm »
1) You have to make a dmenu entry, as explained here:
http://dingoowiki.com/index.php/Dmenu
Important: Don?t use Windows Notepad to edit the config, use Notepad++. Notepad would make your config corrupt, something to do with UNIX-characters or so...
Oh, and if you use the latest toddler local pack, you have dmenu 0.4, there you mustn?t edit dmenu.cfg, but theme.cfg (iirc) in the default theme folder.
Unfortuneately zx81 doesn?t explain that in the readmes, dl some other dingux emulators, games etc. for a better explaination. :) It?s pretty easy actually, if you?ve done it once.
Here is for example my dingux-atari entry:
Code: [Select]
MenuItem DinguxAtari
{
Icon = "res/emulators/atari.png"
Name = "Dingux Atari"
Executable = "./dingux-atari"
WorkDir = "/usr/local/emulators/dingux-atari"
}

2) Do you browse with the filebrowser or do you use the "Interesting games"? Because in Interesting Games, Dingoo only recognizes those files, an emulator is associated with (like .smc, .gba and so on).
« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 03:05:11 pm by eule »

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 03:06:30 pm »
Thanks.
Downloaded it.

Before overwriting the existing folders, I copied them to my desktop, so that if anything fouls up I can go back to where I was.

EDIT: Still didn't work...dammit.  Well, now I am at least back to where I was....

What happened that time, the only Emu that showed up was MAME4ALL, but it didn't launch when I selected it....why does this stuff have to be so frigging HARD?!?!?

I'm confuzzled...badly...and now I wanna cry....I can't make it do what I want....the Readme files don't help!!

And I don't have Notepad ++ where do I get it...or would Crimson Editor or PSPad work ok for editing the darn files?

I wish I knew better what I was doing!!
« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 03:19:37 pm by Kalisiin »

codiak

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 03:25:57 pm »
You can get notepad++ here.
Its strongly nessesary to use notepad++ to edit the dmenu config files. Otherwise the file gets unuseable.

eule

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 03:31:17 pm »
Hope you get it to work after my PM, if there are questions, feel free to ask. :)

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 03:35:19 pm »
You can get notepad++ here.
Its strongly nessesary to use notepad++ to edit the dmenu config files. Otherwise the file gets unuseable.

OK...got Notepad++  Now, I have to edit which file, LOL...is it dmenu.cfg??  That the one??

Nope.  that sure didn't work!!

I got errors, and no menu loaded up at all when I edited the file.

Of course, I backed up the original first, and re-installed the original, so now I am back to where I was...

WHICH frigging file do I alter, and how do I alter it??

Cripes...if I could only manage this, I'd be okay....
« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 03:42:32 pm by Kalisiin »

eule

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 03:45:57 pm »
In 0.2 you had to edit the dmenu.cfg. In 0.3 and 0.4 (very likely you have those when you downloaded toddler?s local pack) it?s a different file i don?t know the name of. Maybe someone else can help. But the file is easy to recognize, many entries for many programs.  ;D
Look at them, copyone and edit it, so that the paths match the program you want to install.
Oh and btw: I wrote
Quote
1) You have to make a dmenu entry, as explained here:
http://dingoowiki.com/index.php/Dmenu
Not
download dmenu and replace your current dmenu with it. :P
We all had similar problems in the beginning, i?m sure you?ll get it. :)

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2009, 03:47:08 pm »
In 0.2 you had to edit the dmenu.cfg. In 0.3 and 0.4 (very likely you have those when you downloaded toddler?s local pack) it?s a different file i don?t know the name of. Maybe someone else can help. But the file is easy to recognize, many entries for many programs.  ;D
Look at them, copyone and edit it, so that the paths match the program you want to install.
Oh and btw: I wrote
Quote
1) You have to make a dmenu entry, as explained here:
http://dingoowiki.com/index.php/Dmenu
Not
download dmenu and replace your current dmenu with it. :P
We all had similar problems in the beginning, i?m sure you?ll get it. :)

Themes.cfg??

That one, maybe....

eule

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2009, 03:51:49 pm »
Probably, it?s a big config file, iirc in the default theme folder.
And there should be many entries like this one:
Quote
MenuItem DinguxAtari
{
Icon = "res/emulators/atari.png"
Name = "Dingux Atari"
Executable = "./dingux-atari"
WorkDir = "/usr/local/emulators/dingux-atari"
}
Go, Kalisiin, you can do it!  ;D

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2009, 04:00:29 pm »
YES!!!  I found that file.

But every time I try to add your coding into it...it freaking won't boot Dingux anymore...I keep getting a repeating loop message of SOMETHING fault over and over again.

then I take out your coding, back to the original file...and it works again...but no goddam selects for the emulators ....

This is beginning to seriously piss me off

I gotta work night shift, meaning I need some sleep, and I won't sleep now until I freaking make this work, dammit....HELP!!!

eule

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2009, 04:02:32 pm »
Well, that?s a good start! Probably it won?t load because you haven?t got the icon specified in the entry
Quote
Icon = "res/emulators/atari.png"
There you have to copy an atari icon (to local/dmenu/res...), or edit the line to use an existing icon.
Here?s the Atari icon:

Mark it to see it, it?s white ^^.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 04:04:21 pm by eule »

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2009, 04:18:17 pm »
Well, that?s a good start! Probably it won?t load because you haven?t got the icon specified in the entry
Quote
Icon = "res/emulators/atari.png"
There you have to copy an atari icon (to local/dmenu/res...), or edit the line to use an existing icon.
Here?s the Atari icon:

Mark it to see it, it?s white ^^.

Yeah, I just figured that part out...Now I can get into the emulator, but none of my carts will load, I keep getting a crash screen....is this because I re-named the rom files?

I named them all like this...

Got, say, Digdug.a52 and renamed it 5200 Digdug.a52

Should I go back to original naming?

Plus, the screen icon to select for the atari is frigging huge!!




Edit...ok, crap...tried renaming a few, that didn't matter, still getting crash screen.  BUT...the zaxxon file that came with the download...THAT one works...and I notice the file extension is ".a52" and all mine are .A52"  I'm gonna try changing THAT...

« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 04:24:22 pm by Kalisiin »

eule

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2009, 04:26:49 pm »
I think there mustn?t be any spaces in filenames, dingux likes to hickup on those.
As for the icon (i think you mean the one i posted?) : Really? It?s ok for me and fits to the others, almost all are 48x48 in my dmenu.
 ???
edit: hmm ok, maybe the compatibility of the emu isn?t that great, dunno, i only tried some demos and BoulderDash for the Atari 800, which work fine.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 04:29:00 pm by eule »

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2009, 04:33:11 pm »
I think there mustn?t be any spaces in filenames, dingux likes to hickup on those.
As for the icon (i think you mean the one i posted?) : Really? It?s ok for me and fits to the others, almost all are 48x48 in my dmenu.
 ???
edit: hmm ok, maybe the compatibility of the emu isn?t that great, dunno, i only tried some demos and BoulderDash for the Atari 800, which work fine.

Nope.

No spaces in the file names...still don't work with anything I try, except what came with the download...FREAKKK....but at least I got this far....gonna try...

But I keep getting a light-blue screen saying Atari Computer Crashed and showing CIM errors in various locations.....I dunno.  But the files provided with the download work....

eule

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2009, 04:38:11 pm »
Sorry, can?t help with that. Try different roms from different romsites, or play a bit with the Atari config menu or or or... Or use some Atari 800 roms.
But better sleep now, or you?ll sleep in with the Dingoo in your hand and your chef won?t allow you to take it with you again.  ;D
At least you are now officially able to install new apps on your Dingoo. :)

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2009, 05:06:58 pm »
Well, I can't make jackshit work on this, except the two files that came with it...zaxxon for the 5200 and defender for the 800

All others crash....except Xevious for 5200 it will load, but then I can't start game...none of the buttons seems to work as a start button.

And, as a side note, defender for 800....you never lose any ships!!  You get killed, and you still have same number of ships left over and over.

Zaxxon, at least, seems to work.  But nothing, not jackshit else...works. (because Defender you can never actually reach "Game Over")

I don't quite get it...unless I got all bad roms...could try getting roms from a different place I suppose...but damn.

WTF?


Well, at least now I know how to add new apps....I'm gonna get some sleep and then try messing with Atari 2600 see if I have better luck, I KNOW all my files are good there, as they all work in my DS.

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2009, 05:42:51 pm »
OK!!!

Got this stuff working!!

Must be the ROMS, or the Emu itself, because Atari 2600 works fine, Atari 7800 works fine, and Dingux-Hugo (PCE Engine) works fine!!

I think I must have it now...

Damngggg, what an infernal pain in the butt!!!

I'm going to bed now...at least now I know it isn't ME...with regards Atari 800/5200....because I got the other 3 all working just great...have to adjust the FPS on a few games I think, but mostly, everything works!!

BEDTIME!!!

mimo

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2009, 08:45:46 am »
can someone post the altered file/files to get Dingux-Atari and Atari 7800 to work? I tried to edit as posted, but just ended up borking it.

Kalisiin

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2009, 09:08:00 am »
can someone post the altered file/files to get Dingux-Atari and Atari 7800 to work? I tried to edit as posted, but just ended up borking it.

Don't need any files.  All you need to do is alter your dmenu.cfg file (use Notepad++ to do this)
All you need to do is to put in a menu item so that the emulators will show up in your Dingux menu...if I correctly understand what you are asking for, anyway.

There's a topic on here about it, gimme a sec, I'll find it and link for you.

OK, can't find the topic...but, here's some code...you would insert it into the dmenu.cfg file...if you open that file in Notepad++ it will be fairly obvious where you put the code...
Be sure that you also add the "thumb.png" file from the download...into your dmenu/res folder, or it won't work!!  Rename "thumb.png" to something else, like, "atari.png" or "7800.png" or whatever...and make sure you change the code I'm giving you accordingly...

Code: [Select]
MenuItem Atari 7800
{
Icon = "res/emulators/7800.png"
Name = " dingux-7800"
Executable = "./dingux-7800"
WorkDir = "/usr/local/emulators/dingux-7800"
}

That should then get you a menu item in Dingux, so you can launch the emu.

I hope this helps...is the info you were looking for.

You're pretty vague as to what you're trying to do...so I hope this is it, and it helps you.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2009, 09:18:42 am by Kalisiin »

mimo

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Re: WTF?? None Of My Emulators Show Up???
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2009, 09:16:52 am »
can someone post the altered file/files to get Dingux-Atari and Atari 7800 to work? I tried to edit as posted, but just ended up borking it.

Don't need any files.  All you need to do is alter your dmenu.cfg file (use Notepad++ to do this)
All you need to do is to put in a menu item so that the emulators will show up in your Dingux menu...if I correctly understand what you are asking for, anyway.

There's a topic on here about it, gimme a sec, I'll find it and link for you.
Thanks, but as I said I tried to edit the dmenu.cfg file (in notepad++) and still killed it. As you can probably tell I am a total noob with any kind of Linux!, it is a small wonder that I even managed to get as far as getting dingux to work at all :o

oh, and where does the.png file for the button go (and how should it be named?)

 

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