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Old 30 April 2014, 13:29   #1
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games' manual pdf shortcuts

could it be possible to assign a keystroke to open a pdf of amiga games manuals during winuae is playing a game ?
I know this is not emulation but it could be great to access games manuals during the gameplay.
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Old 30 April 2014, 13:47   #2
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Come on, you'd have to assign the exact path per game to each pdf you'd want to load up within WinUAE, also it would have to store this info, and if you changed the location, you'd have to do all of this again. Seems to me like this would be a waste of Toni's time to implement.

Why not just load the pdf up before you start the game?
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Old 30 April 2014, 13:49   #3
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Maybe just switch WinUAE and web browser to window mode. Manuals are in various languages.
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Old 30 April 2014, 14:36   #4
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Make a script on the Amiga side to launch the game and winlaunch.
Use winlaunch to run a batch file in Windows that will load the pdf.

Dont forget to check 'allow native code' in the misc panel.

Amiga script could look as simple as that:

c:whdload yourgame
c:run >NIL: winlaunch C:\your-manual.bat

Batchfile on windows side would look like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe" "C:\manuals\your-manual.pdf"

But with a few hundred games that might be a lots of work.

Now run WinUAE in Full Window mode and press alt-tab whenever you need the manual.

In fact that is a good idea for games that need the manual for copyprotection reasons.
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Old 30 April 2014, 18:13   #5
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Just get the Amiga Gamebase 1.6, all sorts of info inc manuals all in one place..
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