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Old 08 April 2018, 20:50   #1
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Open game folder

A lot of games contains in his folder useful stuff like cheats, walkthrougs, maps, etc.
WinUAE should have a method to open this folder and with the recent addition of the boxart window,
i think this can be done "easily".
Changing the behaviour of one of the mouse buttons in this window (e.g. right clicking in the boxart)
can open a windows explorer (the path is the path of the boxart).
I think this solution is "cheap & effective", no need of new buttons, no changes in the main GUI.
Only a new function useful and an WinUAE more user-friendly.
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Old 09 April 2018, 20:15   #2
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I am not going to change button operations but something like double clicking title bar or something less unexpected can do it
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Old 11 April 2018, 22:40   #3
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If you select a new image you can right click a folder in the game folder, open it in a new window and navigate one up in the hierarchy. Thats the fastest way I know to do it atm...
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Old 24 June 2018, 17:47   #4
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I am not going to change button operations but something like double clicking title bar or something less unexpected can do it
Maybe in 4.01???
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Old 28 June 2018, 20:52   #5
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Sorry, I forgot..

Done now but probably not something you expected or wanted..

Added extra menu item to Windows system menu. Right click window title bar to open the menu.
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Not something that I'd ever use but that's just me... tested anyway.

You mean; right-click on the title bar of the "Box Art" panel and then select "Open Game Folder" (which obviously opens "Windows Explorer" in the configuration's Game Folder):



Guess it may be useful for some and quicker than having to pressing <Windows Key> + <E> and then navigating to the required path
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Old 28 June 2018, 21:02   #7
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Yes.

If game folder has something important that user should see/open, it probably should be have some specific identifier and only in this case winuae should show some extra button or something. (If it is really needed)
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Old 28 June 2018, 21:06   #8
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I believe this request probably came about from OsabaKoldo using my collection and wanting a quick / easy way to view the following... sorry...

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Also, in some of the <gamedirs> you will find cheats, hints, level codes, manuals, maps, strategies, tips, walkthroughs which have been painstakingly formatted by me to be printer friendly and in a consistent layout / format.
In these game directories there could be:

a) .TXT files (this is the overwhelming majority).
b) .PDF files.
c) .DOC files.
d) .JPG files.
e) .PNG files.

Edit: regarding .PNG files in <gamedirs>; if you were going to setup some kind of recognition / buttons you would want to exclude "___SShot.png" and "___Title.png" from being picked up.

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Not something that I'd ever use but that's just me... tested anyway.
On second thoughts; even as currently implemented; it's quite useful

...you can quickly check if there are cheats, hints, level codes, manuals, maps, strategies, tips, walkthroughs for the highlighted game.
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Old 01 July 2018, 17:10   #10
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Great Toni
Works perfect, an easy and quick method to open the desired game folder.
And yes DamienD, your pack is the guilty
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