TypeXtra is a launcher that helps you fix, set-up and boot any TypeX or Nesicca games. Useful for sorting messy sets and integrates fully with Front Ends.
N.B. Chrome/google erroneously label this download as a virus – please ignore – see note below (1)
TypeXtra was designed to make setting up TypeX and Nesica Systems more straightforward. There are lots of different game sets out in the wild, so setup can be quite a confusing job. This aims to make it a few clicks job. TypeXtra does not come with any “ROMS.” However, it does seek to ensure that any necessary, non-copyrighted files required are present in any game folders.
Once you have the ROM/s you want, TypeXtra makes setup a 3 step process:
- Point it to the directory/s in which your ROM/s reside
- Click “Autoscan.” It will automatically identify most games if their folders contain a game.inf file (some roms don’t)
- Click “Setup Games” to install an assured set of support files which will make the game run. This does depend on your ROM files.
- Import other “Game Service” sets – ones that are designed to ensure games boot OK. Some of these have modified game executables, therefore they’re not included with this distribution. However, see elsewhere for instructions on obtaining and importing.
- Import “HD Exe” sets. The original game executables ran at lower resolutions. Some modified executables have been produced to have these games work at higher resolutions (not just stretch to fill your display, but to actually render at higher resolutions).
- Customise what files launch the game, what file to monitor for the game ending and what controls setting application to use on a game-per-game basis.
- Runs invisibly from command line – once you have your games set up, send it the short or long game name and it will boot the game and close itself once the game executable has stopped. This helps with front end setups, where the front end will monitor for the termination of the launch application (in this case, TypeXtra).
- 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)
(1) – Google tagging TypeXtra.zip as dangerous: During development, due to the way TypeXtra works (adding files to game folders), I mistakenly included an exe from another well known TypeX launcher that is also known to trigger google warnings. Once I removed this, I tried to find a way to request a review, but sadly google do not make this easy – I cannot find a way to even submit a request! Other browsers do not throw this error, so use another browser to download. If you’re still worried – take all the usual precautions – virus scan etc..