RecalBoxER simplifies adding games to systems running RecalBox. Features:
Download RecalBoxER from here: http://bit.ly/RecalBoxER
Unzip to location of your choice, then run RecalBoxER.exe
If you are wishing to use the unzip features, you'll need to have 7z installed. Get it here:
You have to change some Internet Explorer settings to enable this feature. Open the Start Menu, type “Internet Explorer” into the search bar and launch it. Then go into Settings(Cog Icon)>Internet Options>Security. Click on “Local Intranet” Then you have two options:
Just change your Security Level to “Low”:
Click “Custom Level” and ensure the highlighted options below are enabled:
If your RecalBox system isn't found in Windows Network places (“\recalbox”) then you will need to set the location of “\recalbox\shares” manually. Note: if you changed the name of your system, it'll be “\[yourname]\shares”
Open the settings page. Check that your path to 7z is correct if using the zip features.
Next, set up the paths to your Downloads folder and local rom folders (if you have a store separate to those on your recalbox system). Select the file browser, find the relevant folders, right click and choose set path:
You add games by drag and dropping. You can do single files or batches. If either the filetype will not work with the system, or you are trying to do a zip operation on non-zip files, the dropzone will turn red:
Here, the Atari2600 only takes .a26, .bin and .zip files. .7z files are trying to be dropped onto the “Drop Files” dropzone (i.e. just drop files straight into the recalbox system roms folder). Thus, the warning.
RecalBoxER will also check inside zips to check if they contain the right extension:
Here, the .7z files contain .a26 files. Thus, the dropzone turns green indicating that it will be an acceptable result (i.e. unzipping .a26 files to the system folder).
You can also change the zip format. A lot of roms are in .7z and other archive formats. RecalBoxER will unzipthese files and then re-zip them to .zip format (accepted in a lot of recalbox systems):
This also works as you're converting .7z to .zip (the latter of which the system accepts).
You can modify your drag + drop via the shift key. The indicator on the cursor will change, indicating a shifted drop:
The above is an unshifted drop. This will just drop the files as is into the system folder (system takes .zip files).
This is a shifted drop, calling the secondary function of this dropzone.
The shifted functions are:
|Drop Files||De-tag||De-tags each file (e.g. “Aaargh! (Europe).zip” becomes “Aaargh!.zip”|
|Unzip Files||Make Folder||Extracts each zip into folder based on zip filename. You can also set recalboxer to de-tag folder names in settings.|
|Rezip Files||De-tag||De-tags each rezipped file. “Aaargh! (Europe).7z” would become “Aaargh!.zip”|
Lastly, you can create a folder to drop any processed file into. This folder will be created in the system root directory.
In this example, a folder will be created in “\recalbox\share\roms\psx” called “Tekkens.” The drop is shifted, so it will rezip all the files and remove the tags in the filenames. The final result is:
\\recalbox\share\roms\psx\Tekkens\Tekken.zip \\recalbox\share\roms\psx\Tekkens\Tekken 2.zip \\recalbox\share\roms\psx\Tekkens\Tekken 3.zip