wyzrd

Stellar ~ RetroArch Nightly Updater

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program.jpgI was asked to post my program here that I started over on the RetroArch Forums. Shout-out to lordmonkus.
You can update your RetroArch Nightly builds and Cores in a few clicks instead of manually off the website.
It is still in testing, if you experience a bug or crash, send me a message.

Download https://stellarupdater.github.io
Check for new versions as this is in development.

Please update only once per day to conserve Libretro server bandwidth.
Please install 7-zip to unzip the file.
Stellar also uses it to unzip the Nightly 7z. Also supports WinRAR.

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How it works:


How to use:

  • All you need is the exe. It's portable, no install.
  • Select your RetroArch folder, click Update.
  • It will download the latest Nightly 7z and extract only retroarch.exe and retroarch_debug.exe to your folder.
  • The Check button will preview the file URL before downloading.
  • It should not overwrite your configs, but keep a backup before updating.
  • If RetroArch is installed in Program Files folder, you may need to Run As Administrator.

 

New Install:

To install RetroArch and Cores for first time use (Large download):

  1. Create a RetroArch folder on your computer
  2. Select the folder
  3. Select New Install from the Download menu.

Don't use this option to Update or if you already have it installed. Please conserve Libretro bandwidth.
If you don't need Nightly alpha builds, consider using the Stable version1 before installing.


Cores Update:

  1. Select your RetroArch main folder
  2. Select Cores from the Download menu
  3. Click the Check button to preview download (optional)
  4. Click Update
     
  • It will check if Server Core Dates are more recent than PC Core Dates.
  • Downloads only Cores you currently have, won't add more.
  • Temp zip files are stored in %appdata% and deleted when complete.


To Exclude Core from Updates Download List

  1. Click Check Button → Uncheck the Cores you don't want to update → Close Out → Click Update
  2. It won't save the checkbox states (for now), you will need to exclude again each time you update.
  3. Keep a backup of your important cores in case of accidentally overwriting


Requirements:

  • 7-Zip or WinRAR to extract 7z
  • Older Windows may need .NET Framework 4.5 installed.
  • Old versions of Windows 7 may need to be updated to SP1
  • Run as Administrator if accessing Program Files path (should be default).


Notes:

  • Only a few updated cores are released on the Server each day, not all.
  • Server Time might be ahead of your PC Time, making some cores appear newer.
  • Buildbot Displayed Modified Times are not the same as the Parsable HTML Times.
  • This software is in Beta Testing.
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Awesome man, good to see you over here. Gotten several people liking your utility here already.

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1 minute ago, lordmonkus said:

Awesome man, good to see you over here. Gotten several people liking your utility here already.

Thanks! If you experience a bug or crash, get the latest version where I've probably fixed it. By v1.0 it should be stable and working for everyone.

If anyone has any suggestions or feedback, let me know.

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6 minutes ago, AFaustini said:

There is a way to use this program to update stable cores?

Currently it only connects to the nightlies repo, but maybe later I can give it functionality to choose between Stable and Nightly.

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2 minutes ago, wyzrd said:

Currently it only connects to the nightlies repo, but maybe later I can give it functionality to choose between Stable and Nightly.

Thanks. I'm eager for a way to update my stable cores.

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This is a perfect solution for updating. One question, can it still be used if you have an older stable version. As an example if version 1.2 is installed or even 1.0

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I'm gonna guess that it probably would work but no guarantees on how compatible the new cores would be with and older build of Retroarch itself.

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Oh I meant the build itself not the cores, will it update the build from say version 1.0 stable too the newest nightly

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Ahh, im gonna guess / assume it would. Make a backup of your older version and try it out :) Be a guinea pig lol.

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3 hours ago, Rincewind said:

Oh I meant the build itself not the cores, will it update the build from say version 1.0 stable too the newest nightly

It only extracts the exe's, but not the redist 7z 14mb. I'd say download the redist separate and overwrite all the dlls manually first.

I could add a checkbox that allows it to optionally download that. I may also do a full installer.

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@wyzrdvery nice, thanks for the utility. Very interersted to see updates to stable cores implemented.

Thanks for sharing:)

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Thank you for this @wyzrd! I'd love to see the stable option as well. It's awesome regardless though.

Also, when I saw your name, all I could think of was this:

 

 

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8 hours ago, Zombeaver said:

Thank you for this @wyzrd! I'd love to see the stable option as well. It's awesome regardless though.

Also, when I saw your name, all I could think of was this:

 

 

Ha, yeah that's what I based it off of. I remember going to the real site with all the popups.

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Wow, this is RAD!!! Thank you so much. I still can't believe they don't have a all in one updater in Retroarch... Kinda seems like a no brainer

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Update v0.75 Beta

~~ Themes & Full Installer ~~

Download http://x.co/nightly


New Features:

  •     6 Space Themes
  •     Full Installer - for first time use or installing on a new system
  •     General Optimizations


Themes
Click the Configure Button, select theme from the dropdown.

Stellar-Themes.jpg


Full Installer
To install RetroArch and Cores for first time use (Large download):

  1. Create a RetroArch folder on your computer
  2. Select the folder
  3. Select Full Install from the dropdown.

Don't use this option to Update or if you already have it installed. Please conserve Libretro server bandwidth.
If you don't need Nightly alpha builds, consider using the Stable version before installing.

Stellar-Full-Install.jpg

If you experience any bugs, send me a message.

 

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