Internet Archive ROM Launcher

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zachmorris Offline
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(2017-07-06 07:56)CrazyGamerTV Wrote:  I just found out about this add-on and I am really enjoying it. Thank You for creating such a great add-on!!!

I already changed the settings for if a rom is found on local device don't download . I have also set it to only one rom for the cache folder...I think this is meant to save my device's storage so I don't end up with a bunch of unused roms? Please correct me if I am wrong about that... I would like to know if my game saves / progress gets saved somewhere though.

I have everything setup and it works great but I seem to be missing something in the settings maybe? Whenever I play a game and then quit retroarch it goes back to SPMC which I like. Then if I go back into the IARL later to play the same game it downloads it again even though it is already in the cache folder. Is there anyway to fix this? I am also wondering if it is legal to download roms from archive.org?

I am using SPMC 17 3rd Alpha on a Android 6.0 Mi box.

Thanks for any feedback and thanks again for making this great add-on!

All of your questions are covered in the wiki.
Cache / game files
If the cache is set to Zero, then essentially it will purge the temporary cache every time you try and launch a game (i.e. no cache is used). If you want to save one game and then close it and launch that same exact game again, set the cache to something small that is non-zero (depending on the game you're playing).

Is it legal? I'm not a lawyer, but I believe archive.org has been granted a DMCA exemption 'for the purpose of preservation or archival reproduction of published digital works by a library or archive.' See here and here.
(This post was last modified: 2017-07-07 04:14 by zachmorris.)
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WuZaa Offline
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Loving IARL. Thank you and everyone else for all the hard work. Seeing a strange issue on libreelec s905x where some archives returning no file or logon required while most others work fine. Have login credentials configered and same settings working fine for all archives on android so not sure what my issue may be. Any help is much appreciated. Thx!
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(2017-07-17 05:11)WuZaa Wrote:  Loving IARL. Thank you and everyone else for all the hard work. Seeing a strange issue on libreelec s905x where some archives returning no file or logon required while most others work fine. Have login credentials configered and same settings working fine for all archives on android so not sure what my issue may be. Any help is much appreciated. Thx!

Hmm. I don't have a S905 box to test on. Any chance you can get a debug log from the box?
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yevaman44 Offline
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Post: #1024
Hi !
First of all; thanks for your admirable work and theo time you spend for it.

I've got a question for you. I'm going to make a little PC only for retrogaming propose. It will be on my holiday's house with NO INTERNET connexion at all.

So i've got 2 questions :

1) When I try to disconnect my ethernet cart, IARL refuse to lauch, asking for http://plugins ... Is there a way to bypass that in offline mode ?

2) I found in the Faq how I can download the game that I need manually and then launch it in offline mode , even if i've got no connexion. I change the path and put t a 20 giga limit.

Anyway, your addon is so beautiful with all thoses artworks ! But it seems that there are downloaded everytime and not stocked in local.

Is there a way to have the artwork saved in local to work with no internet connexion ? If not, do you have a big pack somewhere ? ( I will correct the XML manually to direct point to local )

Thanks for all

Bye
(This post was last modified: 2017-07-18 23:05 by yevaman44.)
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zachmorris Offline
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(2017-07-18 16:10)yevaman44 Wrote:  1) When I try to disconnect my ethernet cart, IARL refuse to lauch, asking for http://plugins ... Is there a way to bypass that in offline mode ?

I'm not sure what you mean by this. I can launch IARL if there is no internet connection. I've tested this by just turning off my wifi and then launching the addon and that seems to work. Can you provide a log?


(2017-07-18 16:10)yevaman44 Wrote:  2) I found in the Faq how I can download the game that I need manually and then launch it in offline mode , even if i've got no connexion. I change the path and put t a 20 giga limit.

Possibly your setup isn't quite right. I've tested this as well by starting a game with the internet connected, then closing the addon, turning off wifi, and then starting the addon and launching the same game which works.

(2017-07-18 16:10)yevaman44 Wrote:  Anyway, your addon is so beautiful with all thoses artworks ! But it seems that there are downloaded everytime and not stocked in local.

All the artwork is downloaded / cached by Kodi. You do have to be connected to the internet for Kodi to grab the artwork. After that it should be cached and be available, although I'm not super familiar with how the artwork cache works and when it's cleaned by Kodi.

You might want to take a look at AEL as well, which can launch local games.
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Hi there... Here a RPi3 LE8 user.

Can't find a way to configure "External launch command" for RPi-Gamestarter (currently at LE8 and Gamestarter-v2.9). Or even set the download folder. Are these broken or something not documented..?

I followed this instructions with no luck! :/

Games run flawlessly from local roms, archive.org credentials have been added and rom downloading works but don't know where!

Cheers!
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(2017-07-20 18:14)xel_arjona Wrote:  Hi there... Here a RPi3 LE8 user.

Can't find a way to configure "External launch command" for RPi-Gamestarter (currently at LE8 and Gamestarter-v2.9). Or even set the download folder. Are these broken or something not documented..?

I followed this instructions with no luck! :/

Games run flawlessly from local roms, archive.org credentials have been added and rom downloading works but don't know where!

Cheers!

Got It!

Following your previous reply understood what your plugin should do, then realize that for each console collection we must select what core should be launched! I think you should make this explicit on wiki for future references! Big Grin

Thanks for your good work and excelent add-on

Cheers!
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