Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

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Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

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This might be a very spoiled request and not even doable but:
Is it possible to select a game before loading the core?
I find myself often waiting on the core and then browsing through the library. I figured that it could load while selecting a game. I'm well aware this could be a chicken&egg problem however I thought it might not hurt to put in a request :D
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Re: Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

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I'm not sure what you really want to do.

If you want to browse for a game instantly after selecting the PSX core...no that's not possible, as the video out is not stable and you would not see anything.
Also, the HPS/Linux part doesn't yet know what type of files it should even search for.

But i'm wondering how long that takes for you. Core load should be only 4 seconds, i just tried it.
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Re: Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

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Cores load so fast I never even thought about it. A few seconds max. If it takes longer, I'd say something is wrong with your setup.
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Re: Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

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Re: Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

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FPGAzumSpass wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:46 pm I'm not sure what you really want to do.

If you want to browse for a game instantly after selecting the PSX core...no that's not possible, as the video out is not stable and you would not see anything.
Also, the HPS/Linux part doesn't yet know what type of files it should even search for.

But i'm wondering how long that takes for you. Core load should be only 4 seconds, i just tried it.
Yes, that was basically the idea. I was wondering if it could load the core while selecting a game to play. It does not take that long, but it would have been a nice speed up ;)

@jca: I will look into those, tnx
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Re: Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

Unread post by MrChatouille »

You can perhaps consult the script games_menu by wizzo. viewtopic.php?t=4589
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Re: Request: possible to select a game before loading the core?

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AFAIK, it's the core itself that chooses the ROM, so it has to be loaded and running before you can browse to something random and pick it.

You can use the favorites script to anchor specific ROMs to your main menu, so you can jump straight into, say, Chrono Trigger almost instantly. But you have to take a minute or so to set up each entry. It's not spontaneous, it's planned.
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