BlueMsxLauncher - OpenMsxLauncher

By giuseve

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18-07-2020, 19:29

@oelsha 6 years ago finished the development of this 2 wonderful launchers.
Considering the actuals high resolution of LCD, it would be nice to have an update of both of them or, at least, a trick to double the size of their windows.

Do anyone know if it is possible?

Regards !

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By oelsha

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19-07-2020, 23:53

@giuseve actually I released updates for openMSX Launcher in the last few years including one last month.
Now I happen to be working on a new launcher for openMSX. The project is just an attempt for me to learn a new technology. I am using Electron for the development, and it is a framework that allows for the development of cross-platform desktop application using web technologies (Node js, HTML, CSS, etc.). It is still in early stages of development though. In the prototype that I have now you can maximize the window, so I think that's what you're asking for. When I have a version that is good enough to use, I'll let you know.

By giuseve

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23-07-2020, 21:34

@oelsha Great news and happy to see you again!!
I have to admit that I use bluemsx because i find it easier to use.
Anyway, I think that if there will be an option like the FILL DB of bluemsx launcher to create entries automatically it would be great.
The same is for drag-&-drop function to add a rom to a DB.
Obviously if you will need an italian translation for your new adventure, I will be very happy to do this.

Regards

By Manuel

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24-07-2020, 00:42

If you need help or have tips for us to make openMSX easier to use, please tell us Smile

By giuseve

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29-12-2020, 16:45

great @oelsha
any news about your new project?
regards !

By giuseve

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29-12-2020, 16:45

oelsha wrote:

@giuseve actually I released updates for openMSX Launcher in the last few years including one last month.
Now I happen to be working on a new launcher for openMSX. The project is just an attempt for me to learn a new technology. I am using Electron for the development, and it is a framework that allows for the development of cross-platform desktop application using web technologies (Node js, HTML, CSS, etc.). It is still in early stages of development though. In the prototype that I have now you can maximize the window, so I think that's what you're asking for. When I have a version that is good enough to use, I'll let you know.

great @oelsha
any news about your new project?
regards !

By oelsha

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30-12-2020, 03:50

@giuseve I made some progress on it, but stopped around two months ago. Here's what works now in what I have:

  • You can scan your hard drive to add games to listings. A listing is what used to be called a database in the older launchers.
  • When you click on a game in the list, the corresponding screenshots and details appear on the right.
  • Only works on Windows currently.
  • You can launch a game on openmsx.

And that's it!

One major problem with the generated exe is that it's huge - more than 100Mb! I don't know how practical it is to share with others because of that.

You can find screenshot of what the new launcher looks like at:
http://msxlaunchers.info/files/novo-player-0.1.png

By giuseve

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31-12-2020, 14:17

Quote:

You can find screenshot of what the new launcher looks like at:
http://msxlaunchers.info/files/novo-player-0.1.png

It looks simply and .. fullscreen.
If you have no problem about it, would you send it to me using wetransfer?
I could give it a try, testing it and maybe translate it?

giuseve AT libero DOT it

thanks in advance...

By giuseve

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05-01-2021, 12:37

@oelsha

It looks simply and .. fullscreen.
If you have no problem about, could you send it to me using wetransfer?
I could give it a try, testing it

giuseve AT libero DOT it

thanks in advance...