Custom Arcade Lists

netbeui
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Custom Arcade Lists

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I’d like to create 2 sub folders for the arcade games in MiSTer; 1 for vertical games and 1 for horizontal games. I don’t mind doing this manually, I’m just not sure how to do it. If someone can point me in the right direction I’d really appreciate it! :)
alanswx
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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Just make two directories and move the mra files into each. Make sure to put the right roms in the right folder or just put two copies in since they aren’t big.

I am not sure if we added the orientation to the mra files yet. I think we didn’t merge that change in. Otherwise you could write a script to separate them
alanswx
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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alanswx wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:17 am Just make two directories and move the mra files into each. Make sure to put the right roms in the right folder or just put two copies in since they aren’t big.

I am not sure if we added the orientation to the mra files yet. I think we didn’t merge that change in. Otherwise you could write a script to separate them
Actually if you want sub folders then the roms stay in the same place.

Make sure the directory starts with an underscore.
netbeui
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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After I create the sub folders using an underscore how do I put the game names in those folders? Is it simply copying MRA files into the folders or some other method?
alanswx
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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Just copy the mra in or create a link.
netbeui
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Re: Custom arcade lists

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alanswx wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:40 pm Just copy the mra in or create a link.
Thanks alanswx. Sorry didn’t see your first reply til now. How do you create a link to an MRA? I prefer to go that route vs copying so I don’t have duplicate MRAs all over my SD card. Thanks again for your help, much appreciated!
alanswx
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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ln -s source dest
netbeui
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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alanswx wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:13 am ln -s source dest
Thanks for all your help. I created symbolic links and I have my own vertical and horizontal folders populated and working now :D

One last question; since my folders simply contain links to the actual MRAs, if/when one of the games gets updated there won't be any need to change anything in my folders, correct? They'll just pick up whatever updates are there in the original MRAs that I've linked to, if I understand correctly.
alanswx
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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Yes. Which is why the links are better.

Unless the filenames change. Of course if there are new games you will have to add more links.
netbeui
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Re: Custom Arcade Lists

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Yup that’s what I figured too. And I don’t mind manually adding links in the future. Thanks for the confirmation!
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