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WootLauncher: Bezel Overlay & Pause Menu

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Making progress. Here are some crappy photos of my computer screen (I don't have the ability to record videos, and the plugin does not support screen captures with Alt-PrintScreen). The pause menu works well for RetroArch (various cores) and Dolphin. It includes support for save states (when supported by a RA core) and a built-in manual viewer.

Here is me about to launch a game in dolphin:

IMG_20181028_135602524.thumb.jpg.bf2ceafe6d284e02123612dadcb6c27c.jpgHere's what is looks like when WootLauncher applies a bezel over dolphin:

IMG_20181028_135837613.thumb.jpg.fafd1210bb435ff2c8fe6c65b507029e.jpgHere's the pause menu when playing zelda using a retroarch core:

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Looking incredible! Really like the way you arranged the buttons and the title/year/platform information. 

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More progress today -- now supports gamepad controls, including a simple way to activate the pause screen while using a gamepad to play a game. No more crappy photos today, as the interface currently looks the same as above. Maybe one of these days I'll setup video capture so I can post a video of it working.

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Looking really good and a nice clean UI, does the pause menu put a vignette effect over the game?

Maybe someone that is beta testing could upload a small video :)

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3 minutes ago, Rincewind said:

does the pause menu put a vignette effect over the game?

Yes, the pause menu takes a screenshot of the emulator window and displays it towards the right of the screen, with a vignette overlay applied. That's just how I decided to throw it together for now. I might make it customizable and I'm sure someone can think of a better design than that.

6 minutes ago, Rincewind said:

Maybe someone that is beta testing could upload a small video :)

+1 dat

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Wow! I have been searching for just this very thing! Thanks for your work, looking forward to using this! Would this be universal for all emulators? also including windows games?

 

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13 hours ago, Nicodemus said:

Wow! I have been searching for just this very thing! Thanks for your work, looking forward to using this!

No problem, hope it helps. I know I'll use it.

13 hours ago, Nicodemus said:

Would this be universal for all emulators? also including windows games?

Currently I'm focused on emulators, and it will only work for those which at a minimum have hotkeys for pause and resume. If an emulator has hotkeys that support save/load states, this plugin can probably support that, too. I've shown it works for Dolphin and a bunch of RetroArch cores (which are what I use). If someone wants to test with other emulators, that would be great.

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Pause screen styles are now configurable, e.g., can change font, colors, background behavior, etc. Next I'll focus on the fade-out screen when exiting a game; think I have a way to do that.

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4 hours ago, eatkinola said:

No problem, hope it helps. I know I'll use it.

Currently I'm focused on emulators, and it will only work for those which at a minimum have hotkeys for pause and resume. If an emulator has hotkeys that support save/load states, this plugin can probably support that, too. I've shown it works for Dolphin and a bunch of RetroArch cores (which are what I use). If someone wants to test with other emulators, that would be great.

I could help test it on many different emulators. However I am not skilled enough to fix the errors or issues, I could only report them. I'm on windows 10, if I can help in that way please send me the plugin to test.

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29 minutes ago, Nicodemus said:

I could help test it on many different emulators. However I am not skilled enough to fix the errors or issues, I could only report them. I'm on windows 10, if I can help in that way please send me the plugin to test.

Sounds great, that'd be a big help. Next time I have an update, I'll add you to the testing thread which has instructions how to setup and test. I use Windows 7, so having more testing on W10 would be helpful. Hopefully I'll have an update this weekend; working on the fadeout back to Bigbox.

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1 hour ago, Kondorito said:

@eatkinola will it be possible to select whether to use fades+pause, fades only and pause only? 

That's not implemented, but shouldn't be a problem. Good idea.

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Very much looking forward to this. 

The only reason I still use RL is to pause emus that don't have pause built in. Be good to get rid of it.

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1 hour ago, damageinc86 said:

Does the save/load slot expand to the right to show the available slots to select?

It doesn't expand, but when highlighting the load or save button you can use left/right to cycle through state slots. On my todo list is showing a screenshot of the selected state, perhaps also with a date and time stamp; would probably show that to the right of the save and load buttons.
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