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All I can see is bugs... bugs... bugs... thumbnails view was not showing zipped snaps, only unzipped. I didn't notice it until now.
But this build also bring new stuff, like showing MAME software list images from snap_sl.zip, titles_s.zip, covers_sl.zip, others. All image categories are supported. Make sure these files are in the same folder as snap.zip, titles,zip, etc, or the frontend will not find them.
More fixes related to game preview images. If you have mulitple path entries in snaps, titles, cabinets, covers, etc, they were not handled correctly, making it impossible to show images. Emu Loader can now detect the first path entry, ignoring everything else after the ; char. This is for MAME and arcade systems only. Make sure you change image directory entries in MAME's ui.ini file and snap directory entry in mame.ini, and
move the relevant path to the front of the string. If you don't do this, images will not show in the preview panel.
Multiple paths suport is not possible with the current implementation and it will require a complete rewrite on how Emu Loader search for preview images.
So... current titles directory entry in ui.ini: titles_directory "titles;H:\MAME 0.199 EXTRAs"
all you need to do is: titles_directory H:\MAME 0.199 EXTRAs;titles
Easy, right ? Do this for all image categories, including snap_directory entry in mame.ini.
Moving on, I added a feature to the MAME Machines Filter Panel called Machines List Filter. Accessible in the machines list popup menu (mouse right-click), you can hide machines that you don't want to see. It even comes with a customizer (interface is unfinished) that shows a list of all machines so you can easily show/hide them with checkboxes. The list is stored in a new \arcade\mame_machines_exclude.txt file.
This filter is only for the machines filter panel, the main games list does not use it, all machines are listed.
- Oh darn... I forgot to delete some beep/ding sound commands when initializing game zipped images lists
- Re-added support to generate zipped snapshot thumbs in thumbnails view
*the code was removed by mistake more than a year ago when EmuCon was merged with Emu Loader, and nobody noticed, not even me
*all arcade systems are supported, "snap.zip" file; MAME also support "softwarename.zip" and "snap_sl.zip"
*Console/computer systems from EmuCon were Ok
- Games list was not focused after a manual switch between light and night mode (main menu)
- Minor optimizations to save some RAM when handling game image folders and improve game images preview search
- Changes to "Image Category Settings" screen
*button "Default" folder was doing nothing
*category folders are now read directly from config files and not from RAM vars, which might contain different data
*relative paths in console/computer systems (from EmuCon) are now relative to the frontend root path since you can have multiple emulators per system
*minor code tweaks
- New "Machines List Filter" filter for "MAME Machines Filter Panel" (machines list popup menu)
*you can customize what machines appear in the list
*it works like the "Customize MAME Software List" feature
*excluded machines list is saved in "\arcade\mame_machines_exclude.txt" file
*machines are only hidden from the list, not disabled
*it's only for the machines filter panel, not for the main games list
- Support for "all-in-one" zipped image files (MAME software lists only)
*you can have snaps for all MAME softlist games combined into one humongous file instead of separate "softwarename.zip" files
*filename is the same as MAME's image .zip filenames, plus a "_sl" suffix
*filename format: "snap_sl.zip", "titles_sl.zip", "covers_sl.zip", etc (all categories are supported)
*files must be located in the same place as their "arcade/machine" files (snap.zip, titles.zip, etc)
*you can use "softwarename.zip" files together with these new files
*they will be scanned after "softwarename.zip"
*easy to use, just drop files in them proper folders and start the frontend
- Mulitple image paths detection (MAME only)
*only the first path will be used, ignoring everything else after the ; char (snaps, titles, cabinets, covers, etc)
*removal of surrouning quotes, just to be safe (first and last char on the string)
NOTE: there is no multi directories scan to show game preview images!
- Added "\videosnaps_sl\" sub-folder scanning for video preview, MAME software lists