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 ==== 4. Update the database ==== ==== 4. Update the database ====
  
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 This will do more detailed scanning such as scanning your exe's for thier checksums. This will do more detailed scanning such as scanning your exe's for thier checksums.
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 TypeXtra will let you know if it knows your exe and if so, whether it's good, bad or one with idiosyncracies. For example: TypeXtra will let you know if it knows your exe and if so, whether it's good, bad or one with idiosyncracies. For example:
  
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 Shows that there are some issues with this exe. Click on the icon for further details. Shows that there are some issues with this exe. Click on the icon for further details.
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 Let's say you know you have Arcana Heart 2 in your set. It's likely that this is a game without a game.inf file. Click on the Folder icon at the bottom: Let's say you know you have Arcana Heart 2 in your set. It's likely that this is a game without a game.inf file. Click on the Folder icon at the bottom:
  
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 This will open a folder browser and allow you to specify the game folder. This will open a folder browser and allow you to specify the game folder.
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 Once you have things setup, all that's left is to click the Launch Game Button: Once you have things setup, all that's left is to click the Launch Game Button:
  
-====   ====+{{:​software:​typextra:​play.jpg?​direct&​75x75}}
  
-====   ​====+====== Next Steps - Nesica setup, Game and HD Patching ======
  
-====   ​====+===== Global HD Patch =====
  
-====   ====+This helps all games run at higher resolutions. It makes changes to the registry which can later be undone via "SD Patch" if you wish. You will get a warning - don't worry - the changes are kosha.
  
-====   ====+{{:​software:​typextra:​hdpatch.png?​direct&​400}}
  
-====   ​====+===== Nesica Setup =====
  
-====   ====+Nesica requires a file running which acts as a networking bridge. This is called NeSysService. You have a choice whether you run this service game by game, but I would reccommend **running NeSysService **as an actual service.
  
-====   ====+NeSysService.exe is a Taito file, so this isn't included with TypeXtra. You will need two files to install NeSysService as a service:
  
-====   ​====+  ​* NesysService.exe (preferably the one dated 22/​11/​2016) 
 +  * NesysService_x64.exe (preferably dated 08/07/2014)
  
-==== Shortcuts ====+Once you have these, install them to TypeXtra via the Settings page below and then click "​Install As Service":​
  
-Shortcuts will only be created for games that have a confirmed Folder and LaunchfileYou can choose whether to further filter by "​Confirmed Good."+{{:​software:​typextra:​nesysinstall.jpg?​direct&​400}}
  
-==== Command Line ====+This is a one time operation. The service will then start and stop automatically with windows. 
 + 
 +===== Optional - Game Setups Sets ===== 
 + 
 +These are sets of modified executables and other files which help the games to run better than the origianl dumps. These have to be sourced outside of TypeXtra, but once located, can be imported. 
 + 
 +These are version controlled and in 7z format - TypeXtra will check the checksum of the 7z file to ensure it's of the right structure and the files are virus free etc. It will also display the creation date of the set you are trying to install and the one installed presently:​ 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​impgameservices.png?​direct&​400}} 
 + 
 +Go to settings and click Import Game Services Set. Choose the correct 7z file and follow the process. 
 + 
 +Once you have imported the set, you can install the updated sets with: 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​setupfolders.jpg?​direct&​75x75}} 
 + 
 +===== Optional - HDExe Sets ===== 
 + 
 +You can also install modified exe's to increas the resolution. Like above, you will have to source these yourself, but once found they can be imported as long as they are in the correct format: 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​hdexesimport.jpg?​direct&​400}} 
 + 
 +Once they have been imported, if a game has an HDExe file available to it then the HD button will show a green background when the game is selected. To install the exe, click this. Depending on your settings, you will either have to choose the resolution you require, or it will automatically be set to your default: 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​hdinstall.jpg?​direct&​400}} 
 + 
 +====== Launch and Test Games ====== 
 + 
 +===== Testing the Game Monitor file ===== 
 + 
 +This file is the file that TypeXtra watches for exit. The Launchfile isn't always the main game file, therefore it has to watch something else to know that the game has finished. 
 + 
 +You can do this by clicking the radar button next to the play button. It'll animate to let you know it's running: 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​radar.jpg?​direct&​75x75}} 
 + 
 +If the file that TypeXtra is monitoring finished when you finish the game, then the radar will turn to a success icon: 
 + 
 +{{:​file:​c:​program_files_typextra_helpdocs_assets_success.gif?​nolink&​}}{{:​software:​typextra:​success.gif?​direct&​75x71}} 
 + 
 +Hint: if you can't exit out of a game, the best method is the press Alt+Tab and then close it from there. 
 + 
 +====== Shortcuts ====== 
 + 
 +You can create shortcuts to the Launchfiles. You can tel TypeXtra to separate these into system file dirctories of just pool them all together. You can also choose to name the shortcut by either the long or short name.Shortcuts will only be created for games that have a confirmed Folder and Launchfile. You can choose whether to further filter by "​Confirmed Good."​ 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​shortcuts.png?​direct&​400}} 
 + 
 +====== General Tips ====== 
 + 
 +a.k.a "I wish some bugger would have told me that before I spent 3 hours chasing my tail."​ 
 + 
 +  * Some games require a specifically named drive on your PC. The best way to do this is by using Windows "Map Network Drive" to point to dummy drive locaitons. Do this for drives D, E and F. 
 +  * Be careful of the namings or your root folders fopr your game files. With some games, special characters (e.g. the '​squared'​ symbol for KOF XII) in the root folder name will break the game launch. 
 +  * If a game isn't launching start with setting the game.exe and the associated launcher (e.g. "​typex_loader"​) to run as administrator. 
 +  * Next, tinker with the game.exe'​s compatibilty mode. E.g. some games only work in XP compatibility mode. 
 + 
 +====== Appendices ====== 
 + 
 +===== Command Line =====
  
 ^Switch^Parameter^Description| ^Switch^Parameter^Description|
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 |-hc|{none}|Force hide console on execute. Overides game setting.| |-hc|{none}|Force hide console on execute. Overides game setting.|
 |-sc|{none}|Force show console on execute. Overides game setting.| |-sc|{none}|Force show console on execute. Overides game setting.|
-| | | |+ 
 +Examples: 
 + 
 +<​code>​ 
 +TypeXtra.exe -gs "​AH3"​ -hc 
 + 
 +TypeXtra.exe -gl "​Arcana Heart 3" -sc 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +===== Making Your Own HDExe Sets ===== 
 + 
 +HDExe sets are sets of Exes at different resolutions. I believe that AllLoaderRH can produce these at different resolutions. To make your own HDExe sets, structure the files like this: 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​hdexessetstructure.png?​direct&​600x435}} 
 + 
 +The AH3NX is the Short Gamer Name. Then, the gamename folder must be zipped and finally, the root HDExes folder should also be zipped. Then you should be able to import your custom HDExes set. This basically installs the files in the shortgamename folder into the folder you have set up as the game root folder. 
 + 
 +===== Tutorial Videos ===== 
 + 
 +General installation and setup: [[https://​youtu.be/​o7rRWh9ttDc|https://​youtu.be/​o7rRWh9ttDc]] 
 + 
 +NesicaXLive Setup: [[https://​youtu.be/​Y098rrjzp7M|https://​youtu.be/​Y098rrjzp7M]] 
 + 
 +===== Front End Setups ===== 
 + 
 +==== GameEx ==== 
 + 
 +{{:​software:​typextra:​txtrasetupge.jpg?​direct&​400}} 
 + 
 +Working path = Path of the TypeXtra.exe file. 
 + 
 +ROM Path = Path to the shortcuts you have created from TypeXtra. 
 + 
 +Command Line: If you created your shortcuts using the Shortnames (e.g. Arcana Heart 3 shortcut is named '​AH3'​) then use '​-gs'​ instead of '​-gl'​ 
 + 
 +{{:​file:​c:​program_files_typextra_helpdocs_assets_txtrasetupge2.png?​nolink&​}}{{:​software:​typextra:​txtrasetupge2.png?​direct&​400}} 
 + 
 +You must set Show Desktop to true, or else the games won't boot. 
 + 
 +===== Glossary ===== 
 + 
 +|Term|Description| 
 +|Short Game Name|A unique series of letters representative of the game. Where the same game is available on different systems, this will be insidcated by a suffix. E.g. Raiden 3 on Nesica is "​RIIINX"​ with NX being Nesica.| 
 + 
 +===== Common Problems ===== 
 + 
 +==== Controls ==== 
 + 
 +=== Direct X Error when running pad_config.exe === 
 + 
 +Try changing the compatibilty mode to Windows 7: 
 + 
 +Right click pad_config.exe>​Properties>​Compatibilty>​Compatibility Mode>​Check "Run this program in…" and select Windows 7 below that. 
 + 
 +==== Display ==== 
 + 
 +=== DXWnd window displays over game === 
 + 
 +Go into "​Settings>​Hacks>​DXWnd Hack" and select "Use DXWnd Hack"
  
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