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  • Fixed an issue which caused RFW to not launch native games and apps
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  • Complex execution strings can be set in the "execs" property
    • example:
      execs = /usr/bin/flatpak run --branch=stable --arch=x86_64 --command=retroarch org.libretro.RetroArch -L /home/usr/.var/app/org.libretro.RetroArch/config/retroarch/cores/snes9x_libretro.so
  • All gmenu2x links can now be launched from SimpleMenu.
    • applications such as "Terminal" or "System info" now work from SimpleMenu
    • For this to work, they can be copied to either /home/.simplemenu/apps or /home/.simplemenu/games, and the .fgl extension should be added (and this extension should also be listed in those sections' ini files, if not there already)
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where the console was sometimes visible when launching things or coming back to the menu
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where the custom loading screen would sometimes be replaced by the default OD logo
  • Fixed the Miyoo version, which was crashing when launched.
  • Fixed running as default in rogue/stock

Important notes!!!

Instructions for a fresh install on Rogue / OD-BETA:

  • copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Instructions for a fresh install on Miyoo consoles (bittboy, pocket go, q20, etc.)

  • Extract the zip file to /mnt/apps/simplemenu
  • Add a shortcut to the simplemenu executable in GMenu2x
  • Run the SimpleMenu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If your are NOT using a bittboy but OTHER Miyoo console, edit .simplemenu/config.ini, comment out the current controls and uncomment the ones above them
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again
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What's new

  • Several navigation bugs, fixed
  • New property available in config.ini: set original_controls=1 in config.ini, to return to the old control scheme
  • Cleaned up section_groups directory, pngs no longer included with default installs and it's now up to the themes to include them, otherwise, a default gray screen with the name is shown.
  • Themes that have been updated for 640x480 devices, including section group cards:
  • Only for OD and OD-Beta, for the moment, Miyoo and RFW releases coming later this week

Important notes!!!

Instructions for a fresh install on Rogue / OD-BETA:

  • copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Instructions for a fresh install on Miyoo consoles (bittboy, pocket go, q20, etc.)

  • Extract the zip file to /mnt/apps/simplemenu
  • Add a shortcut to the simplemenu executable in GMenu2x
  • Run the SimpleMenu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If your are NOT using a bittboy but OTHER Miyoo console, edit .simplemenu/config.ini, comment out the current controls and uncomment the ones above them
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Pending

  • GMenu2x shortcuts transformed to FGL, that include parameters (like the "Terminal" app), won't work, yet.
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What's new

  • Apps and Games bug fixed, which was causing memory corruption.
  • New theme property, to show a default picture when the game doesn't have art
  • Performance improvements, especially in 640x480 devices
  • Themes now can define real coordinates, to save processing power and also make theming easier. 320x240 themes won't look right if put in the 640x480 folder
  • 640x480 themes need to be updated by doubling their positional values and incorporating assets that are adequate for that resolution
  • Themes that have been updated for 640x480 devices:

Important notes!!!

Instructions for a fresh install on Rogue / OD-BETA:

  • copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Instructions for a fresh install on Miyoo consoles (bittboy, pocket go, q20, etc.)

  • Extract the zip file to /mnt/apps/simplemenu
  • Add a shortcut to the simplemenu executable in GMenu2x
  • Run the SimpleMenu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If your are NOT using a bittboy but OTHER Miyoo console, edit .simplemenu/config.ini, comment out the current controls and uncomment the ones above them
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

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  • GMenu2x shortcuts transformed to FGL, that include parameters (like the "Terminal" app), won't work, yet.
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Important notes!!!

Instructions for a fresh install on Rogue / OD-BETA:

  • copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Instructions for a fresh install on Miyoo consoles (bittboy, pocket go, q20, etc.)

  • Extract the zip file to /mnt/apps/simplemenu
  • Add a shortcut to the simplemenu executable in GMenu2x
  • Run the SimpleMenu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If your are NOT using a bittboy but OTHER Miyoo console, edit .simplemenu/config.ini, comment out the current controls and uncomment the ones above them
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Pending

  • Battery measurement not implemented in RFW
  • GMenu2x shortcuts transformed to FGL, that include parameters (like the "Terminal" app), won't work, yet.
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What's new

  • Fixed an Overclocking bug in the OD-BETA version.
  • Pico 8 ROMS now use themselves as their preview
  • Not releasing Bittboy, OD or RFW at this point since there are no changes fot those (well, the Pico 8 feature may apply, not sure really, but I'm lazy today and, additionally, I can't test those versions currently anyway)

Important notes!!!

Instructions for a fresh install:

  • copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Known issues

  • The first time it's loaded after a clean install, the section shown when the "Arcades" group is selected may not display the background correctly. Switching to a different section group and going back fixes it forever. Currently looking into it.

Pending

  • Battery measurement not implemented in RFW
  • Still need work on a better battery algorithm.
  • GMenu2x shortcuts transformed to FGL, that include parameters (like the "Terminal" app), won't work, yet.
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What's new

  • Many, many, bugs fixed.
  • Added a waiting text to the first boot, so people don't wonder what's going on
  • Brought the Bittboy version up to date

Important notes!!!

Instructions for a fresh install:

  • OD/OD-BETA: copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • RFW:
    • copy the OPK to /home/retrofw/apps
    • reboot before running it for the first time
  • Bittboy:
    • unzip the zip file inside the apps folder of the "main" partition.
    • create a link to the executable file "simplemenu" in gmenu2x
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the /home/.simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Known issues

  • The first time it's loaded after a clean install, the section shown when the "Arcades" group is selected may not display the background correctly. Switching to a different section group and going back fixes it forever. Currently looking into it.

Pending

  • Battery measurement not implemented in RFW
  • Still need work on a better battery algorithm.
  • GMenu2x shortcuts transformed to FGL, that include parameters (like the "Terminal" app), won't work, yet.
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What's new

  • Updated the controls wiki: https://github.com/fgl82/simplemenu/wiki/3.-Controls
  • Pressing L2 now switches back and forth between favorites and the current section, without having to press A to go into either.
  • Fixed favorite indicator placement for some systems.
  • Updated 0A theme (if your are not installing from scratch, download the latest version from the repository listed below)

Important notes!!!

  • If you are using OD-BETA and don't have the custom loading screen, grab it from the 9.1 release.
  • The RFW version requires a reboot before being launched for the first time.
  • Download the latest Big Cody and 0A from their repositories.
  • If using OD-BETA, Play with the overclocking value in config.ini, some consoles can go as high as 1200 Mhz.
  • If using RFW, check OC values in config.ini.
  • Autoconfig won't work with RFW yet.
  • Battery measurement not implemented in RFW.

Additional information

  • The first launch will take longer, due to new auto-config scripts.
  • For auto-config to work in OD/OD-BETA:
    • your rom files should be in a directory named "ROMS" (uppercase) inside /media/data or /media/sdcard.
    • your rom directory names should also use uppercase.
    • some common directory names will be scanned (eg. PS, PSX) some won't (Eg. PLAYSTATION).
    • your OPKs should be in /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/APPS (uppercase).
  • The wiki has been updated (still in progress), CHECK THE CONTROLS SECTION THERE: https://github.com/fgl82/simplemenu/wiki/3.-Controls.

Instructions for a fresh install:

  • Copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps (This path will vary if using RFW)
  • Run the menu once (reboot before running it for the first time if using RFW)
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the .simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Known issues

  • Battery measurement not implemented in RFW
  • Others: See the 9.0 Release.
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What's new

  • New custom "loading" screen for OD Beta. To be placed in /media/data/local/share/opendingux. Attached below!!!
  • Fixed picture and text alignment for some systems, like GBA, when using the Big Cody theme.
  • Created new repository for Big Cody, so the latest version can always be downloaded.
  • Created new repository for 0A, so the latest version can always be downloaded.
  • Added some 3 missing logos to Big Cody: Atari st, Atari 5200 and Neo-Geo
  • Fixed text in apps and games logos, in Big Cody.
  • Updated the 0A theme, so it looks good with the latest changes.

Important notes!!!

Additional information

  • The first launch will take longer, due to new auto-config scripts.
  • For auto-config to work:
    • your rom files should be in a directory named "ROMS" (uppercase) inside /media/data or /media/sdcard.
    • your rom directory names should also use uppercase.
    • some common directory names will be scanned (eg. PS, PSX) some won't (Eg. PLAYSTATION).
    • your OPKs should be in /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/APPS (uppercase).
  • The wiki has been updated (still in progress), CHECK THE CONTROLS SECTION THERE: https://github.com/fgl82/simplemenu/wiki/3.-Controls.

Instructions for a fresh install:

  • Copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the .simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Known issues

  • Same as previous release
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What's new

  • New rom preferences menu, when pressing select.
  • Roms can be set to autostart with the console, as if there was a game cartridge.
  • Overclocking and emulator selection for roms is now saved between sessions.
  • Sections can have a "fantasy name" set in themes. See Epic Cody's or Big Cody's theme.ini files to see how it's done.
  • Sections can now show the game count in their logos/section cards (once more, see the new themes' config)
  • Big Cody theme for 320x240 (or 320x480) consoles
  • Epic Cody theme for 640x480 consoles

Important notes!!!

  • If you have issues with your existing favorites (VERY likely), try deleting one of them and restart the menu.
    If issues persist, delete all of your favorites and start over
  • Be sure to use the config file attached below!!!
  • Play with the overclocking value in config.ini, some consoles can go as high as 1200 Mhz

Additional information

  • The first launch will take longer, due to new auto-config scripts
  • For auto-config to work:
    • your rom files should be in a directory named "ROMS" (uppercase) inside /media/data or /media/sdcard
    • your rom directory names should also use uppercase
    • some common directory names will be scanned (eg. PS, PSX) some won't (Eg. PLAYSTATION)
    • your OPKs should be in /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/APPS (uppercase)
  • The wiki has been updated (still in progress), CHECK THE CONTROLS SECTION THERE: https://github.com/fgl82/simplemenu/wiki/3.-Controls

Instructions for a fresh install:

  • Copy the OPK to /media/data/apps or /media/sdcard/apps
  • Run the menu once
  • Check the different section groups and sections
  • Exit the menu
  • If you want to modify the different sections (emulators, rom directories, etc.) open the .simplemenu folder on your PC and modify the section group ini files under /home/.simplemenu/section_groups
  • Delete .simplemenu/last_state.sav
  • Launch it again

Known issues

  • Still working on a better battery algorithm. Can you tell by now I don't care about this at all? =).
  • GMenu2x shortcuts transformed to FGL, that include parameters (like terminal), won't work, yet. (another case of idontcareitis)