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software:typextra:start [2017/12/31 14:28]
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software:typextra:start [2021/01/25 22:35]
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   * Create shortcuts pointing towards the game launch files in either the '​long'​ or '​short'​ game format. This can be used to have a front end launch a file directly by executing the shortcut, or, more helpfully, get the correct command line parameter to pass to TypeXtra to launch the game.   * Create shortcuts pointing towards the game launch files in either the '​long'​ or '​short'​ game format. This can be used to have a front end launch a file directly by executing the shortcut, or, more helpfully, get the correct command line parameter to pass to TypeXtra to launch the game.
   * Audits the exe files and compares against a database of known working vs known rubbish roms (database in early stages)   * Audits the exe files and compares against a database of known working vs known rubbish roms (database in early stages)
 +
 +====== TypeXtra and Virus Warnings ======
 +
 +Let's get this out the way right off the bat. I have no desire or intention to spread malware or viruses, despite this applicaiton being plagued by false positives. I will address these below, but if you're just not happy **//​don'​t download or install it!! //** It really is no skin off my nose.
 +
 +===== Windows defender shows cmdow.exe to be a trojan. ​ =====
 +
 +This is a well known false positive. Google search it. A lot of network admins use this utility, but it gets falsly flagged due to its function. It's hosted on GitHub and the author explains the false positive problem here:
 +
 +[[https://​github.com/​ritchielawrence/​cmdow#​is-cmdow-malware|https://​github.com/​ritchielawrence/​cmdow#​is-cmdow-malware]]
 +
 +Any other 3rd party files that were triggering AV warnings have been removed. These files mainly related to exes related to the GameLoader All RH application. This is another TypeX launcher/​application that would modify the game's exe files via something called injection. The author is clear this causes the false positives, but by all means google this yourself. I removed any GameLoader All RH files I included by accident, not because I beleived they were viruses but because I don't reallty want false positives being triggered.
 +
 +Do let me know if any other warnings appear - post in the forum.
  
 ====== Quickstart ====== ====== Quickstart ======
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 ==== 4. Update the database ==== ==== 4. Update the database ====
  
-{{:​software:​typextra:​updatedatabase.jpg?​direct&​400}}+{{:​software:​typextra:​updatedatabase.jpg?​direct&​400|updatedatabase.jpg}}
  
 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:
  
-{{:​software:​typextra:​exehash.jpg?​direct&​400}}+{{:​software:​typextra:​exehash.jpg?​direct&​400|exehash.jpg}}
  
 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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 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}}+{{:​software:​typextra:​play.jpg?​direct&​75x75|Start}}
  
 ====== Next Steps - Nesica setup, Game and HD Patching ====== ====== Next Steps - Nesica setup, Game and HD Patching ======
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 Once you have these, install them to TypeXtra via the Settings page below and then click "​Install As Service":​ Once you have these, install them to TypeXtra via the Settings page below and then click "​Install As Service":​
  
-{{:​software:​typextra:​nesysinstall.jpg?​direct&​400}}+{{:​software:​typextra:​nesysinstall.jpg?​direct&​400|TypeXtra 
 +02/09/2017 , 17:58:01 
 +TypeXtra Settings...}}
  
 This is a one time operation. The service will then start and stop automatically with windows. This is a one time operation. The service will then start and stop automatically with windows.
  
-===== Game Setups Sets =====+===== 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 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.
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 Once you have imported the set, you can install the updated sets with: Once you have imported the set, you can install the updated sets with:
  
-{{:​software:​typextra:​setupfolders.jpg?​direct&​75x75}}+{{:​software:​typextra:​setupfolders.jpg?​direct&​75x75|setupfolders.jpg}}
  
-===== HDExe Sets =====+===== 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: 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}}+{{:​software:​typextra:​hdexesimport.jpg?​direct&​400|hdexesimport.jpg}}
  
 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: 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}}+{{:​software:​typextra:​hdinstall.jpg?​direct&​400|hdinstall.jpg}}
  
 ====== Launch and Test Games ====== ====== Launch and Test Games ======
  
-Testing the Game Monitor file+===== 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. 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.
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 You can do this by clicking the radar button next to the play button. It'll animate to let you know it's running: You can do this by clicking the radar button next to the play button. It'll animate to let you know it's running:
  
-{{:file:c:program_files_typextra_helpdocs_assets_radar.jpg?nolink&}}+{{:software:typextra:radar.jpg?direct&75x75|radar.jpg}}
  
 If the file that TypeXtra is monitoring finished when you finish the game, then the radar will turn to a success icon: 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&​}}+{{:​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. 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 ====+====== Shortcuts ​======
  
-Shortcuts will only be created for games that have a confirmed Folder and Launchfile. You can choose whether to further filter by "​Confirmed Good."+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."
  
-==== Command Line ====+{{:​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|txtrasetupge.jpg}} 
 + 
 +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"
  
 \\ \\
  
  
software/typextra/start.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/25 22:36 by stigzler