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cas398 (OP)

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What to do with new local image updates?
« on: October 26, 2009, 12:39:39 am »
Thought I'd ask in here as it's a general question nothing too technical.

What do you do with say for example Toddlers 0.32 when you have a previous version on your card?

You want all the updates but you also want to keep all your roms intact, do you have to copy your rom folders then just re-write them once you've unzipped the new image to your SD card?
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Re: What to do with new local image updates?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 01:52:22 am »
I try to keep all my roms in the root

/local/
/roms

then I never need to worry about them. The only emu I run that I can do this with is the Atari 7800 which for some reason seems to jail you too the local. I didnt really play around with it to much and just moved the roms over.

I also tried to play around with symbolic links, but they dont seem to be supports. It would things a little simpler for keeping roms out of local, but still letting you have them in the same and default dir for the emu's.

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Re: What to do with new local image updates?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 07:31:52 am »
I think the community should whip up some guidelines for dingux applications.

Like DinguXMB requires, applications should have either .sh (shell script) or .dge (executable) extensions. Outside of that, roms and other standalone files (music/movies/etc) should best be located outside of the /local dir. That way, /local should be more confined to being for the Dinux operating system.

Not sure how all Dinux-applications would deal with files outside /local though, architecture-wise.
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Re: What to do with new local image updates?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 11:32:03 am »
I try to keep all my roms in the root

/local/
/roms

then I never need to worry about them. The only emu I run that I can do this with is the Atari 7800 which for some reason seems to jail you too the local. I didnt really play around with it to much and just moved the roms over.

I also tried to play around with symbolic links, but they dont seem to be supports. It would things a little simpler for keeping roms out of local, but still letting you have them in the same and default dir for the emu's.

I see, glad I asked because I didn't know that. Some of the emulators give you a rom folder with a 'readme' file which tells you to put the roms in there.

So can you launch each emu just by selecting the rom from there?
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Re: What to do with new local image updates?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 04:19:29 pm »
I try to keep all my roms in the root

/local/
/roms

then I never need to worry about them. The only emu I run that I can do this with is the Atari 7800 which for some reason seems to jail you too the local. I didnt really play around with it to much and just moved the roms over.

I also tried to play around with symbolic links, but they dont seem to be supports. It would things a little simpler for keeping roms out of local, but still letting you have them in the same and default dir for the emu's.

I do the same...

Would be a great idea to make this a standard to allow easy update...

 

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