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Title: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: amyj on November 11, 2009, 10:18:42 am
As topic, probably a stupid question, but I'm new to all of this, so don't want to cock things up from the start!

Where do I put my ROM's for the Dingux emulators to play them?
Do they have to be on my mini sd card, or can I load them onto the on-board flash memory of the Dingoo, and load the from there?
Will I have to add each title to Dmenu before I'm able to play them , or can I laod them from the emulators?

Any info would be appreciated - I want to try this all out this afternoon, but will first have to get around my corrupted sd card!
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: demon cleaner on November 11, 2009, 11:13:02 am
Do they have to be on my mini sd card

Yes.

So no big choice if it's corrupted.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: codiak on November 11, 2009, 11:28:48 am
You dont have to make a Dmenuconfig entry for roms.
Some Emulators have a menu where you can load the roms.
Others needs the "Selector" enabled in the Dmenuconfig to start a rom.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: amyj on November 11, 2009, 12:39:32 pm
Others needs the "Selector" enabled in the Dmenuconfig to start a rom.

Where would I go to do that?
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: demon cleaner on November 11, 2009, 01:00:37 pm
Edit your menu_emulators.cfg file, here's f.ex. mine for Snes9x emulator:

Quote
MenuItem Snes9x
{
Icon = "res/emulators/snes9x.png"
Name = " Snes9x"
Executable = "./Snes9x"
WorkDir = "/usr/local/emulators/snes9x"
Selector = yes
}

You see the line Selector = yes.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: amyj on November 11, 2009, 01:12:14 pm
Edit your menu_emulators.cfg file, here's f.ex. mine for Snes9x emulator:

Quote
MenuItem Snes9x
{
Icon = "res/emulators/snes9x.png"
Name = " Snes9x"
Executable = "./Snes9x"
WorkDir = "/usr/local/emulators/snes9x"
Selector = yes
}

You see the line Selector = yes.

Brilliant - thanks for that - So I just make a SNES folder within the games folder, and put my SMC files in there and snes9x will find them?

Apologies again for all the simple questions, but I'm new to all this!
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: Dekthro on November 13, 2009, 10:31:17 pm
No worries man. You don't have to do to much for the emulators that come with the local package, so for SNES9x, just toss them into it's folder and you'll be good.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: Kalisiin on November 14, 2009, 04:41:54 am
Most Dingux Emu's have a "ROMS" folder you have to put the ROM's into.  Others, like SNES9X, just toss them into the SNES9x folder, as there is no "roms" folder associated with that specific emu.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: codiak on November 14, 2009, 12:41:33 pm
In general, you can put the roms wherever you want on the SD.
But its more comfortable to have a "ROMS" folder in the Emufolder because you dont have to browse too much.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: amyj on November 14, 2009, 09:02:50 pm
Thanks for all your comments - one more question - how do I leave + rep on these forums?
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: Kalisiin on November 14, 2009, 10:35:42 pm
Just click on the plus sign below the name of the person you wish to give positive "karma" to.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: Brissmas on November 15, 2009, 03:03:42 am
Yeah but if you dont have a certain amount of posts you cant give it out. I think its either 5 or 10.
Title: Re: Probably a stupid question - ROM locations
Post by: divechaz on November 17, 2009, 02:49:51 pm
Wow... new poster here, just been lurking for a while, waiting for my Dingoo to arrive before I start with the Dingux and all the retro gaming glee!  ;D

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone (the original poster of this thread, and for all the responses). It helped clarify a lot in my boggled noob mind too!! hehe :)