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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Papy.G » Fri May 29, 2020 6:29 am

You have to concatenate both files with the .cli at the end, DOS prompt has the "cat" command for that, if what I've read is correct, but I haven't done it myself ATM to confirm this. :oops:
Anyway, if you launch from SWISS, you won't have to do that, it will apply the settings with the separate .cli file in the same folder as the .dol ;)
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 6:46 am

Papy.G wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 6:29 am
You have to concatenate both files with the .cli at the end, DOS prompt has the "cat" command for that, if what I've read is correct, but I haven't done it myself ATM to confirm this. :oops:
Anyway, if you launch from SWISS, you won't have to do that, it will apply the settings with the separate .cli file in the same folder as the .dol ;)
Ah so its just a separate file with the configuration in it. Guessing it has to be named the same as the .dol file correct?

The only reason I am trying to mess around with the advance settings is because motion seems blurry to me compared to the gameboy player disk.

Also how do I get a frame to go around the video? I downloaded the extras package and put it the same folder but none show up.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 1:57 pm

If your SD Card is formatted as exFAT, or you're using a GCLoader, neither are supported. As is the case for 99% of software.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 7:49 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:57 pm
If your SD Card is formatted as exFAT, or you're using a GCLoader, neither are supported. As is the case for 99% of software.
I am using neither to launch GBI.

I use Wind Waker to launch Swiss from a memory card then I use an SD card formatted FAT32 though an SD Gecko to launch the latest version of GBI
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 7:58 pm

Try taking a screenshot with the Z button and see if it fails.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 8:16 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Try taking a screenshot with the Z button and see if it fails.
With the on screen display? Nothing really happens. No conformation it took a screen shot that I can see

Trying with a Sony 16GB Micro SD and a SanDisk 4GB Micro SD both formatted to FAT32 and both are unable to take screen shots and it seems they're not able to load .cli files or borders.

This is what my .cli file looks like. Just messing around with settings. Its named gbi.cli and is in the same directory as gbi.dol

--aspect=4:3
--overlay=frame-srgb.tpl.gz
--dither=none
--matrix=identity
--input-gamma=1.
--output-gamma=1.
--contrast=.78125
--sound=analog=.000148021979839541018009185791015625:.00029604395967908203601837158203125:.000148021979839541018009185791015625:-1.965293407440185546875:.965885460376739501953125
--overlay=frame.tpl.gz
-overlay-id=1
--filter=deflicker
--
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 8:28 pm

You definitely should see a message in the bottom right corner.

.cli files are not the responsibility of GBI.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:28 pm
You definitely should see a message in the bottom right corner.

.cli files are not the responsibility of GBI.
Ah yes I see the message now sorry about that. Although it doesn't seem to be saving them.


And what do you mean by .cli files are not the responsibility of GBI?
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 8:31 pm

GBI doesn't care nor has any knowledge about them. It's a Swiss feature.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 8:33 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:31 pm
GBI doesn't care nor has any knowledge about them. It's a Swiss feature.
So how does one use a .cli file to configure .gbi?
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 8:34 pm

The way you did. You'll need to update Swiss if you have both a .dcp and .cli file.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 8:36 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:34 pm
The way you did. You'll need to update Swiss if you have both a .dcp and .cli file.
I'm on the latest version of Swiss. Swiss v0.5r827

I have the following files in the directory. gbi.dol, gbi.dcp and gbi.cli and the folder called frame from the extras download

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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 8:51 pm

Um, that ain't right. You need the GBI folder with frame.tpl.gz on the root directory.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 8:57 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Um, that ain't right. You need the GBI folder with frame.tpl.gz on the root directory.
Do you think you could show me with a picture what you mean? The more I try to show you though text the more confusing this is.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 9:01 pm

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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 9:05 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:01 pm
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and gbi.dol , gbi.dcp and gbi.cli should be in the same directory?
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 9:08 pm

Those can be anywhere.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 9:11 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:08 pm
Those can be anywhere.
Does this look okay? Because when I use this I still don't get a frame around the video
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 9:16 pm

Cuddles wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Although it doesn't seem to be saving them.
That would be why. If you're seeing "No such device", it couldn't mount your SD Card.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 9:20 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Cuddles wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Although it doesn't seem to be saving them.
That would be why. If you're seeing "No such device", it couldn't mount your SD Card.
Its not giving me that message.

I just remembered something funky is happening

When I I launch GBI from Swiss the options come up (Change video settings, border, etc) and when I hit start it doesn't automatically launch GBI. It goes back to Swiss then I have to hit start again to launch GBI. I think it's loosing the settings I am trying to apply. I don't remember this extra step from a few versions ago.

Example. Launch Swiss > Launch GBI > Configure settings > Press Start to Launch .DOL > Back to Swiss Menu > Press Start on GBI to launch > Launches GBI finally
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 9:21 pm

What is it giving you then?
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 9:22 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:21 pm
What is it giving you then?
Nothing really. It simply is playing the GBA game without any borders.
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 9:24 pm

But you said:
Cuddles wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Ah yes I see the message now sorry about that.
So which is it?
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Cuddles » Fri May 29, 2020 9:26 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:24 pm
But you said:
Cuddles wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Ah yes I see the message now sorry about that.
So which is it?
Some times it says its taking a screen shot but its not saving them to the SD card and other times it doesn't say anything at all about a screen shot

Do you think you could upload your set up for GBI? Something I can just extract and dump onto an SD card?
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Re: Game Boy Interface

Post by Extrems » Fri May 29, 2020 9:28 pm

Are you looking for /DCIM/100NINTD/GBIXXXXX.PNG?

Download the main & extra packages and extract to your SD Card. That's all there is to it.
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