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kandresen
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Mass add?

Post by kandresen » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:18 pm

(Sorry for the noob questions...)

How do I get at multiple games in the same folder (i.e. Mass Add mode) in the launcher?

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Post by Arshlan » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:22 am

I dont think that it's possible

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Post by md5 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:59 am

Well, it is possible in "desktop" versions of ScummVM by holding down the Shift key, which changes "Add game" to "Mass add". I don't know if it's possible to keep the Shift key pressed in the iPhone port (don't think it is), but in any case, the "Mass add" feature takes up a lot of memory which I don't think that a portable device can handle (but then again, I could be wrong).

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Post by fingolfin » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:35 am

Mass add takes up a lot of memory? That's kind of new to me (and I wrote it ;-). Anyway, the iPhone should have easily enough memory to deal with that; it's mostly a question of how to access the function.

All in all, the current situation is not quite ideal -- Mass Add is kind of "hidden" and many people (namely those who never read docs, shame on you! *g*) only discover it by chance. Maybe we should implement access to it differently, but that's just a pipe dream right now.

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Post by md5 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:58 am

Hm, my mistake, I always thought that it takes up a lot of memory for some reason, scratch that :)

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Post by iPwnzorz » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:41 pm

fingolfin wrote:Maybe we should implement access to it differently, but that's just a pipe dream right now.
When on the default Add Game page, have a checkbox:
"Add games in subfolders"

Then use that as mass add. I could do a mockup...

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Post by iPwnzorz » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:46 pm

Ok here's a mockup, sorry it's such bad, Paint quality. Couldn't be bothered with Photoshop on this terrible laptop.

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Post by abritinthebay » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:18 am

except... don't call it "mass add"

Just have "add games in subfolders" - better UI :)

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Post by iPwnzorz » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:30 pm

Yeah that works

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Post by bushwakko » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:23 pm

Still no mass add?

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Post by fingolfin » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:40 am

Read the thread -- we have had mass add for a long time!

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Post by bushwakko » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:17 pm

I just read it, couldn't find it... there is no checkbox, and holding down shift does not work for me!

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Post by md5 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:30 pm

The checkbox was a suggestion, it's not in ScummVM. And I've just tried it, if you hold down shift while being in the main ScummVM menu changes the "Add game..." button to "Mass add"

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Post by n000g » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:11 pm

md5 wrote:if you hold down shift while being in the main ScummVM menu changes the "Add game..." button to "Mass add"
is that on your iphone? because it doesnt work for me there. :-)

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