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Title: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on July 18, 2018, 11:19:47 pm
New GMenuNX release is out:
https://github.com/pingflood/gmenunx/releases/tag/2018-09-16 (https://github.com/pingflood/gmenunx/releases/tag/2018-09-16)

ATTENTION:

If you use gameblabla's Useless CFW, download the release built with musl.
If you use Steward-fu's 97Next CFW, download the release built with uclibc.


## Highlights

**2018.09.16** (*Codename: No more tears (AKA: My work is done here).*)
* Renamed fork to GMenuNX;
* New gridded menu layout:
   * Allow to customize number of rows and columns in settings;
   * If column number is set to 1, will use list layout;
* Do not hardlink icon and manual when adding a new link;
* Properly detect TV out on boot;
* Improved font rendering engine;
* Default CPU clock to 600MHz and max CPU to 624 MHz;
* (Try to) Fix SD card mounting mess introduced in Useless CFW;
* Add some workarounds trying make USB mount work better;
   * Force reboot on UDC unmount (sorry, but needed to prevent more corruption due to crappy filesystem management in CFWs);
* Updated Simplified Chinese translation; Thanks to Luckyhgq;
* Prevent Suspend mode while using BatteryLogger;
* Fix Selector browsing directory up when selector browser is off;
* Assert '..' directory is the first in list;
Title: Re: GMenuNext (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on July 18, 2018, 11:51:14 pm
How to add previews/screenshots/boxart (the simple way):

1. Edit link and set a path to "Selector Directory"

2. Drop an image file (jpg or png) with the exact same name as the rom file with no extension, in the same directory as rom file.

It will automatically show the preview when you select the rom file.

Complete way, with more details and scrapper utilities, check the excellent manual by @m1024:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/showing-previewsscreenshots-in-gmenunext/

https://github.com/m1024x/retrogame-preview-guide
Title: Re: GMenuNext (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on July 19, 2018, 12:12:49 am
How to add rom name aliases:

1. Edit link
2. Select a path for Selector Directory
3. In Selector Aliases, select a .txt file containing the original file name (no extension) and the name to be shown in file selector.
E.g.:
nam1975=NAM-1975
bstars=Baseball Stars Professional
tpgolf=Top Player's Golf
...

Attached follows aliases with commom names for FBA, Mame and NeoGeo game files.
Title: Re: GMenuNext (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: lucianoberto on July 30, 2018, 03:34:20 pm
Hi,can someone please tell me the max resolution of the selector screenshots tanks and i canot open the alias file ".zip.txt " ???
Title: Re: GMenuNext (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: Jim Goose on July 30, 2018, 06:34:32 pm
Supposed to be only .zip, not .zip.txt
Title: Re: GMenuNext (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on July 31, 2018, 06:08:29 pm
Hi,can someone please tell me the max resolution of the selector screenshots

The size can change due to skin settings. Anyway, pick a 128x128px and it's ok.

i canot open the alias file ".zip.txt " ???

Dingoonity no not allow to upload .zip files. Just rename the .zip.txt to .zip and you will be able to extract it.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on September 16, 2018, 05:19:15 pm
New release is out. Grid layout is back.  ;)

Complete release highlights and download links in first message of this topic.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: www123 on October 10, 2018, 08:10:04 am
I am from china.Many people use your  GMenuNX ,it very well.
but ,i set  language  to CN ,still can not show  Chinese character , file name  also can not show  Chinese character .
how are  figure out it .
thanks.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: HercTNT on October 12, 2018, 12:23:48 am
Pingflood, very sorry for the late reply. It works great. fixed all my usb mounting issues as well. Now both my internal and external nand are readable from the usb cable. Greatly appreciated, thank you!
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: Jellyfish on October 29, 2018, 02:35:09 am
Hi. I'd just like to ask about the plausibility of porting this (or the 'vanilla' GMenu2X) to the Pap K3 Plus, as its stock GUI is crap. Thanks
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: szempek555 on February 12, 2019, 10:05:13 pm
Hi, is there any way to get this working on the new RetroFW? I just get a black screen when ever I try to install it. I would really like to get it working so I can get the boxarts for my games.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on February 13, 2019, 01:42:57 am
Hi, is there any way to get this working on the new RetroFW? I just get a black screen when ever I try to install it. I would really like to get it working so I can get the boxarts for my games.

RetroFW uses GMenuNX by default.

If you want to update, just download the latest gmenu.ipk in repository:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/5/folders/14bgV9f_weOz0ZAy7WdRl4i5ItYGGViK3
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: odjinan on February 13, 2019, 05:28:04 am
love the code name ;)
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on February 13, 2019, 10:41:15 am
Hi. I'd just like to ask about the plausibility of porting this (or the 'vanilla' GMenu2X) to the Pap K3 Plus, as its stock GUI is crap. Thanks

Sorry, I don't own a K3P Plus, so I can't do the work by myself.

Anyway, gmenu2x source code is available for anyone who's willing to try. ;)
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: Jutleys on March 06, 2019, 11:11:36 am
Hi Pingflood are your latest releases here for the RetroFW
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: blackz1982 on March 06, 2019, 12:44:15 pm
Hi. I'd just like to ask about the plausibility of porting this (or the 'vanilla' GMenu2X) to the Pap K3 Plus, as its stock GUI is crap. Thanks
Flash custom firmware.

Отправлено с моего LLD-L31 через Tapatalk

Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: simpleasy on March 10, 2019, 04:04:00 pm
There is a problem , when section bar is turned off, if the power is restarted, Section bar will be reset again :'( I want to set it off, what should I do? Thank you, I hope you reply to me.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on March 11, 2019, 02:43:47 am
There is a problem , when section bar is turned off, if the power is restarted, Section bar will be reset again :'( I want to set it off, what should I do? Thank you, I hope you reply to me.

Thanks for reporting the issue. I'll fix that in the next version.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: cloudstr on March 17, 2019, 08:32:09 am
I just found a cool trick with the file "input.conf". My PAP Gameta 2 console has broken power button, so I open  "input.conf" using Glutexto, change the line
Code: [Select]
power=keyboard,279 to
Code: [Select]
power=keyboard,49 and it was mapped to "volume down" button instead, but only on GMenuNX :)

This will not work when the device completely turn off.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: simpleasy on April 11, 2019, 09:28:05 am
Hi pingflood,I found that the last problem has been solved, thank you very much!I made a theme because of interest, but one question is whether the wallpaper in the folder can be set separately. Instead of sharing wallpaper with the home page. If you share wallpaper, it will look bad because the text and wallpaper are mixed. If I can set the wallpaper separately, the theme will be perfect! Thank you again for developing such a wonderful Gmenu2x.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: simpleasy on April 11, 2019, 09:43:48 am
This is the theme I made, based on other themes.The homepage looks great, but the pages in the folder are a bit dazzling.I really want to solve this problem :'(
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: v47 on April 11, 2019, 12:47:28 pm
Was just about to look for a place where GMenuNX issues can be reported, as that is what comes loaded on the new BittBoy:

- the pcsx rearmed emulator locks up when trying to enter options/display
- the about/uptime counter not working or displaying garbage
- the date & time display under settings doesn't work, shows the same date and time forever

Build date says Mar.6. 2019.
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on April 11, 2019, 03:14:45 pm
Hi pingflood,I found that the last problem has been solved, thank you very much!I made a theme because of interest, but one question is whether the wallpaper in the folder can be set separately. Instead of sharing wallpaper with the home page. If you share wallpaper, it will look bad because the text and wallpaper are mixed. If I can set the wallpaper separately, the theme will be perfect! Thank you again for developing such a wonderful Gmenu2x.

Hi @simpleasy, you can't set multiple wallpaers, but you can set different backdrops for each emulator.
Just add a file in "backdrops/appname.png" (just like you do with the icons), then enable the skin backdrops option.

Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: simpleasy on April 12, 2019, 03:22:59 am
Hi pingflood,I found that the last problem has been solved, thank you very much!I made a theme because of interest, but one question is whether the wallpaper in the folder can be set separately. Instead of sharing wallpaper with the home page. If you share wallpaper, it will look bad because the text and wallpaper are mixed. If I can set the wallpaper separately, the theme will be perfect! Thank you again for developing such a wonderful Gmenu2x.

Hi @simpleasy, you can't set multiple wallpaers, but you can set different backdrops for each emulator.
Just add a file in "backdrops/appname.png" (just like you do with the icons), then enable the skin backdrops option.

@pingflood,thank you for your reply! I have set up different backdrops for each emulator.because I can set the backdrops, so the idea can be achieved.please see the attached picture. it there is a drawback  that some confusion in folder.if I can set the wallpapers on the homepage and folders separately, it would be perfect. I hope to add such a function, thank you.
by the way,In the folder "backdrops/appname_result.png" What is the role?
Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: pingflood on April 12, 2019, 01:43:04 pm
@pingflood,thank you for your reply! I have set up different backdrops for each emulator.because I can set the backdrops, so the idea can be achieved.please see the attached picture. it there is a drawback  that some confusion in folder.if I can set the wallpapers on the homepage and folders separately, it would be perfect. I hope to add such a function, thank you.
by the way,In the folder "backdrops/appname_result.png" What is the role?

Now I see what you are doing. You are using the backdrops in lieu of icons, right? Well, that's a really unexpected use of backdrops..  :-[

I don't plan to add another function to customize multiple wallpapers, but thinking in your case, maybe I can add a new option that could help:
Selecting where to use the backdrops: Main menu & Selector, Selector Only or Main Menu Only, it could help?

Title: Re: GMenuNX (GMenu2X fork) - New releases
Post by: simpleasy on April 13, 2019, 03:36:38 am
Now I see what you are doing. You are using the backdrops in lieu of icons, right? Well, that's a really unexpected use of backdrops..  :-[

I don't plan to add another function to customize multiple wallpapers, but thinking in your case, maybe I can add a new option that could help:
Selecting where to use the backdrops: Main menu & Selector, Selector Only or Main Menu Only, it could help?

Yes, you are right !!! I just need this new option! It will help me a lot!I look forward to its early realization.thank you for thinking my case.