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General Category => Third party applications/tools => Topic started by: GoodWill Emu on May 16, 2017, 07:37:45 PM

Title: RetroFEST Update 0.5b (ttkthemes edition) 10-21-18
Post by: GoodWill Emu on May 16, 2017, 07:37:45 PM
Hello dear RetroFE users!
I renamed the RetroFE Setup Tool to RetroFEST (sounds cooler  8) )

Here is the link for the current version:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lDgxkmJjkpw1ErkOg9sAbakxZX9ISAPP (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lDgxkmJjkpw1ErkOg9sAbakxZX9ISAPP)

UPDATE: Current Version is 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5b ttkthemes edition

CHANGELOG 0.5b ttkthemes edtion:
-added ttkthemes for better GUI visually

CHANGELOG 0.5b:
-added Cascade Menu ("Dropdown Menu") with "About" and "Run RetroFE" Menus
-minor bugfixes
CHANGELOG 0.5:
-reworked GUI
-added Layout preview function ->you have to add a screenshot per Layout in the layout folder and name it "preview.png" for the previews to function!
-added a start RetroFE Button
-hotfix Emulator Config Opener

CHANGE LOG 0.3:

- reworked fullscreen/windowed code
- added function to set horizontal and vertical resolution

CHANGELOG 0.4:

-reworked horizontal / vertical resolution settings
-reworked GUI (love ttk)
-added Launcher Menu for Emulator Launcher configuration files

Installation: Download the .exe, and put it in your Root RetroFE folder.

The only requirement is to download this gif: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IRWp2bkRrVXRQMHc (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IRWp2bkRrVXRQMHc)

Screenshot of Version 0.5
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IcXpmMjNhbkwtZms (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IcXpmMjNhbkwtZms)

Source Code (Python) : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IbTVMM3U2aVlZWEE (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IbTVMM3U2aVlZWEE)

Bitbucket: https://bitbucket.org/Good_Will_Coding/retrofe-setup-tool/overview (https://bitbucket.org/Good_Will_Coding/retrofe-setup-tool/overview)

If anyone wants to fork it, you are welcome, but please refer to this thread.

Happy Gaming!





Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: ryuuji on May 23, 2017, 05:40:09 PM
Tried today but setup 3 and 4 gives only a empty window.
Otherwise keep up the good work. RetroFE needs something like this
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: bodbod on May 23, 2017, 06:25:03 PM
Maybe a dumb question  but why a compressed file in executive mode (with winrar or winzip) is not just enough ?
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: bodbod on May 23, 2017, 06:40:42 PM
worst case scenarion, you have some free apps doing the job :

Windows Installer Creator (http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php)
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: GoodWill Emu on May 24, 2017, 11:09:28 AM
First of all, thank you for using my tool.  :D

Ryuuiji: It's an alpha version, I need to implement the other things.

bodbod: You can download the python source code too, and run it with your python (3) interpreter. I just converted it to an exe for convenience.
              And an installer for one file is a little bit overkill, don't you think so?
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: ryuuji on May 25, 2017, 11:51:33 AM
Ok looking forward to the next release :D
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: GoodWill Emu on June 04, 2017, 08:25:13 PM
UPDATE: Current Version is 0.3

CHANGE LOG:
- reworked fullscreen/windowed code
- added function to set horizontal and vertical resolution
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: Pepeporras on June 26, 2017, 04:19:07 PM
Thanks,good job ;)
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: GoodWill Emu on July 16, 2017, 09:59:17 PM
New version available!

Version Number is 0.4

Changelog:

- reworked vertical/horizontal resolution setting
- reworked GUI
- added Emulator Laucher Configuration File Menu

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IU1JQNVhBSTQ3Unc (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uqlwwop7-IU1JQNVhBSTQ3Unc)
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: klopjero on August 18, 2017, 02:16:43 PM
Awesome tool, I have some questions.

when I want to edit launchers and click the button It doesn't do anything.
and when I want to look at the collections, it shows nothing.

When I pull up procmon i See this, encased in red is when I want to edit the main.conf and in brown is the trace of the collections button.

any suggestions ?
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: GoodWill Emu on August 19, 2017, 07:00:43 AM
Thank you klopjero!

1. In the Launchers window you have to select a launcher.conf FIRST and then click open conf file...
2. ]The collections settings aren't implemented yet (I know I could have disabled them..)

About the procmon problem:
I have no real clue why this acts so strange, but I have some ideas why:
1. The processes in red may appear becuas you didn't select a conf file first
2. The processes in brown may be because I used a beta version of pyinstaller (the only one working with python 3.5 at that moment..)

Sorry I didn't work more on my tool, but because of no comments or suggestions I thought noone will use it anyway...
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: klopjero on August 19, 2017, 07:22:37 AM
Letś make this awesome. I was talking to Pieter yesterday, and it comes down to this:  Iḿ learning to code.. and this tool should be full featured and awesoem :P

adding new systems, should be comprehensive.
Changing layouts is great feature, maybe you could make a preview by reading the source files or ask the theme owner to make a preview thuimbnail.


Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: GoodWill Emu on August 19, 2017, 08:54:37 AM
That's the spirit I am searching!  :D

I am learning to code too (This program is my first...) with HUGE help by stackoverflow.com
You can downlaod and work on the code too, the sourcecode link is on the thread therefore, the code is readable (just not 100% pythonic..)
You can fork it, but please tell me changes you made with added sourcecode...

It would be really cool if the theme makers could add a preview pic ( wink to Pieter and the theme makers....)
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: klopjero on August 19, 2017, 12:29:46 PM
Python.. or C++... what did I get my self into :D

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Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: GoodWill Emu on August 19, 2017, 08:28:10 PM
So I am going on vacation tomorrow.  :D :D
To wonderful Bibione.   :D :D :D :D :D

klopjero, to start programming I recommend python, much easier to read..
Pro-tip: Use https://atom.io/ (https://atom.io/)

So, I am off for the week....  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: klopjero on August 20, 2017, 07:47:21 AM
Ow that's wonderful, I went to Venice with my wife for our 12,5 anniversary in March earlier this year. It was a amazing. it was so quiet and pretty and the people were nice. Then later I saw the reports of citizens protesting the mass tourism and I felt guilty.
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: thatman84 on August 20, 2017, 09:42:35 AM
I will certainly give this tool a go.. I managed to get setup the other night with ergo proxy. I struggled adding systems

I really hope you guys continue with this project as I think it will help RetroFE to keep moving forward
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: klopjero on August 20, 2017, 10:35:42 AM
I'm working on a program structure diagram for writing a hyper2retrofe setup tool...

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Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: Agent47 on August 20, 2017, 05:40:28 PM
I'm working on a program structure diagram for writing a hyper2retrofe setup tool...

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-A700FD met Tapatalk

I made a HS to RFE conversion tool a while back that a few of the HS media/db guys used. I should still have it around somewhere.
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: klopjero on August 20, 2017, 05:46:41 PM
I'm working on a program structure diagram for writing a hyper2retrofe setup tool...

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-A700FD met Tapatalk

I made a HS to RFE conversion tool a while back that a few of the HS media/db guys used. I should still have it around somewhere.

Well that would save me some work :)
Title: Re: RetroFE Setup Tool - v0.4 UPDATE
Post by: GoodWill Emu on August 27, 2017, 12:09:02 PM
Holy buffer underrun Batman!
since I went to hoilday suddenly there is some action in this thread...

klopjero, how is it going with programming? I'd love to see some help here... (no pressure)

Since I am back from holiday I am trying to implement some kind of preview for the selected Layout...
Hopefully I will get it to work this week...
Title: Re: UPDATE 0.5 RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: GoodWill Emu on October 01, 2017, 03:19:20 PM
New Update 0.5 uploaded!!!  :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: UPDATE 0.5 RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on October 01, 2017, 06:26:08 PM
Any chance we can use it for the controls configuration? I get too many requests for that to ignore it these days...

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Title: Re: UPDATE 0.5 RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: GoodWill Emu on October 01, 2017, 08:35:52 PM
Yes, it's a feature I love to add.  :)
I have to get into pygame......
By the way, can you please tell the Layout makers to add a preview.png to their layouts? Would help me much...
Title: Re: UPDATE 0.5 RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: Pieter Hulshoff on October 01, 2017, 08:52:23 PM
I already have preview pictures on the theme download page; I can add those to the zip files if you'd like.

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Title: Re: UPDATE 0.5 RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: GoodWill Emu on October 01, 2017, 09:44:32 PM
That would be awesome.
You only have to put them in the layout root folder and name them preview.png
Thank you very much  :)
Title: Re: UPDATE 0.5 RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: dustind900 on December 11, 2017, 03:33:33 AM
Great job on this!!! I look forward to future updates.
Title: Re: UPDATE 0.5 RetroFE Setup Tool
Post by: NIVO on December 15, 2017, 07:00:25 PM
hello. tool is installed in root retrofe folder as instructed but i get a "failed to execute script retrofe setup tool" error. I think i missed something?

oops nevermind, i forgot to add the .gif file. thx.
Title: Re: RetroFEST Update 0.5b 18-1-10
Post by: GoodWill Emu on January 10, 2018, 09:51:08 PM
Renamed my program to RetroFE Setup Tool to RetroFEST (sounds way cooler  8) )
New Version uploaded: 05.b.
Link on page 1.
Have fun...
Title: Re: RetroFEST Update 0.5b 18-1-10
Post by: dougan78 on January 11, 2018, 12:38:42 PM
That is awesome!  Made me smile!
Title: Re: RetroFEST Update 0.5b (ttkthemes edition) 10-21-18
Post by: GoodWill Emu on October 21, 2018, 09:26:25 AM
Hello again friends.
I made an update to RetroFEST.
Sorry it took so long, but I havent figured out so long how to add ttkthemes to pyinstaller.
Look at the attached picture to see how much better it looks with ttkthemes

Downloadlink is in the first post as usual.

Have fun!
Title: Re: RetroFEST Update 0.5b (ttkthemes edition) 10-21-18
Post by: dougan78 on October 23, 2018, 02:45:50 AM
Oh wow looks good!  Nice job!