may be put a password on menu settings.
Even if we accept relaunching the GUI program from scratch to 'exit' from a game, so we don't have to keep it all resident, this still means having a special elf launcher resident, which is not used for anything else. And this may have ramifications on extra modules being required in resident form as well, as we can't assume that it is safe to launch homebrew elfs through the currently active IRXs of the game (which can vary greatly from homebrew standards).
I believe it can be done, but it is not a trivial task to do it well.
Best regards: dlanor
first: thanks for the amazing work on this tool, and many others. I am amazed to keep learning new ways to use my PS2!
- provide a compiled list of games, regardless of where they came from.
- options that could go with it:
- list sorting (ABC, add date, frequently used, ??? )
- some kind of "marked favorites" maybe, if you have a lot of them.
- or just groups instead: "Kid's Games", Dad's Games..
- could color code names or use the existing icons to show the source
for each games (HDD,LAN,USB), if people still care to see that.
- If, someday, if PS2PSXe becomes available, list psx games right along with the others too. Basically - always abstracting out the "start mechanism" for the items on the list.
the point is.. for my kids or for guests, a simple list with all games
would be nice, so they don't need to know how I have things organized, or if there's a special launch method (emulator).
I would use at least two sources - internal HDD, as I am already, and LAN for new stuff.
I'm excited about the ability to do LAN, as I had run out of space on my internal HDD... so again, thanks that this is possible AT ALL! It is very appreciated!
So the Theme/Skin-Config CAN come with a 'Theme' to override Open PS2 Loader's defaults (for example for backgroundcolor, font/character/letter-color, x&y-axis of the 2 tab-bars,...).
User-login, if enabled in the config.
So 'Dad' can play its 'Mature' rated games and if the kids want to play the access is restricted, or another game-list is loaded.
Anyway,... Just ideas (I know, some seem to be a bit 'overloaded'). ;)
Edit: Ooops. I saw gastroman's post yet and he posted a similar idea (groups).
Here are fonts, background images and icons. And you can make your own!
A rather simple suggestion.
An option to de-activate the debug-screens (as global option under settings, or "Compatibility Mode" like Debug-Screen on/off [would mean, it is off by default]).
And I have one question about the hdd icon.It's already been requested to start the hdd by pressing on the hdd icon(like before).The question is why it's maded like it is now(first enable autostart=>restart and then it will load the hdd every time you start the app)
It is just a first shot, it's hard to do anything with you guys following the development so closely :D
I'll probably have time tomorrow to implement it the same way as network is done.