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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: KevinEvans on January 23, 2011, 08:50:35 PM

Title: Add more file types to Plugins->Games
Post by: KevinEvans on January 23, 2011, 08:50:35 PM
Is there a way that I could easily add .gbc file types to the game's menu (Plugins>Games)? Would I need to edit source and recompile?  :-\
Title: Re: Add more file types to Plugins->Games
Post by: d_fawlt_uzr on April 07, 2011, 11:05:43 PM
Just put your .gbc files in a folder and put it on the root of your iPod or whatever you have.

You don't even need a folder, just put the files on the root and look them up through the file viewer and you can see them. click on on and Rockbox will open up Rockboy for ya
Title: Re: Add more file types to Plugins->Games
Post by: lolsack on April 08, 2011, 12:36:31 AM
Yes, you would need to edit the source and recompile. I do support this idea though, and although I cannot code for shit myself, I would love to see a patch implementing this idea. :)
Title: Re: Add more file types to Plugins->Games
Post by: [Saint] on April 08, 2011, 08:57:30 AM
Is the idea here that it's supposed to be "easier" to access the roms?
It overcomplicates things unnecessarily in my opinion, if you want to access them quickly just store them in the root of the player, change show files to "supported" or "all", and access them with the filebrowser.
Two clicks.


[St.]
Title: Re: Add more file types to Plugins->Games
Post by: soap on April 08, 2011, 02:13:49 PM
There are two ways this could be done.

1 - An in-game menu which displays Game Boy games based on their location in the file system.

IMHO you might as well just create a directory (as Saint said) and launch them from there yourself.

2 - An in-game menu which scours the filesystem for Game Boy games and compiles a list regardless of the ROM's actual location within the filesystem.

This would take far more effort and, IMHO, would be better served by an expansion of the role of the current Database to include files other than music.
Title: Re: Add more file types to Plugins->Games
Post by: gbl08ma on April 08, 2011, 02:44:37 PM
(...), would be better served by an expansion of the role of the current Database to include files other than music.


Which, IMHO, would be the best thing to do if the database (and Rockbox) ever support dealing with videos as if they were songs (mixed playlists & etc.). Basically now the database is the "taggy" way of browsing music; it would be the "taggy" way to browse music, videos, pictures and games.

Not that I like launching files through the database, but it has some interesting features such as the search one and as the History one (which gives pretty decent playing statistics, much better than any player I've seen). And I know people that can't live without the DB feature :)