Adding a directory structure to ScummVM?

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Post by iPwnzorz » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:31 pm

ScummVM Directory Package and ScummVM unsorted

Two different packages, one for collectors, one for people like me who only want BASS, BS and MI or a little collection. But I think it would definately be needy if your gonna use the AGI Fanmade pack that was posted.

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Post by glokidd » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:38 pm

I really like MD5's idea about a checkbox to select an 'advanced' or 'collectors' mode.
Perhaps, for ease of use, there could be a popup upon first starting ScummVM that says "Choose Your Interface" with classic and advanced buttons

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Post by iPwnzorz » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:56 pm

Or in the options.
Or in an INI.
Or as a separate package.
Or as a... <insert new idea here>

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Post by joachimeberhard » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:01 am

Yeah, making it optional certainly could help to convince some people here.

I think we should make a poll, after we have sorted out all reasonable options. :D

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Post by iPwnzorz » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:23 pm

You got my vote for options.

Hey! What about a built-in style editor!

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Post by exofreeze » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:50 pm

As an option I don't see any problem with it at all.

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Post by DarkSoul » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:35 am

Image

This is my ScummVM GUI. It's exactly what I wanted because ScummVM's GUI wasn't good enough in my opinion. But instead of bringing up a topic trying to get the devs to do something like this, I did it myself as I was more than capable, as I'm very sure most if not all of you are also more than capable. I like the devs to focus on the elements of ScummVM that most of us can't do, like getting our beloved classics to work again. I don't want them focusing on elements which people simply can't be bothered to do themselves, like the GUI.

Find a commandline based frontend, (I suggest 3DArcade at Mameworld) and do the GUI you exactly want... yourselves!!

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Post by clone2727 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:02 am

Interesting... But, still doesn't sway me

Curse of Enchantia? :P

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Post by DarkSoul » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:05 am

Yeah, that one is launched by DOSBox though. Was my first adventure game. Came on a multi-cd with my dad's first pc. Not the best adventure game out there but I still like it.

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Post by exofreeze » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:39 am

Darksoul - would it be possible to get the title screens and logos from you so I could skin 3D Arcade to look like that myself?

I built myself an upright emulator cabinet last year and have been running GameEx on it so far.... I'm really interested in 3D Arcade but it definately seems like a daunting task to get all 30+ emulators running again in a totally new frontend - not to mention renamed screen shots, boxes, cartscans, title shots, etc....

Starting with just Scumm might be a great way to jump in without drowning the first time.

I think it would be great to have a uniform front end for all my PC emulators rather then indivdual shortcuts to scummvm, dosbox, vdmsound, and the like.

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Post by DarkSoul » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:48 am

You mean the marquees and flyers. The flyers are boxart screenshots from mobygames.com while the marquees are actual title screenshots from the game itself. I don't mind emailing them to you. PM me your email and I'll zip up the images and send them to you.

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Post by JamesWoodcock » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:00 pm

I suppose anyone worried about many catagories, a search box would be cool if possible?

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