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  1. [PLUGIN] Game Tagger

    Current Version: 1.1.3 What is this thing? It's a plugin for an alternate gamer tag for GameEx. Not to take anything away from the one that's already available, but one can never have too many choices, right? Along with the tag and the hosting, you can skin this to suit your needs. The tag supports custom fonts (you can set your own outline and fill color too!), a custom 'no game image' image, and a user avatar, as well as the background image. You can copy and paste the HTML or BB Code right from the configuration page into your forum signature virtually anywhere you frequent. Simple, right? I really pulled out some code wizardry here if I do say so myself... From scraping the release XML to database work, I really applied a lot of what I learned to make this possible. I guess you can call it a "live experiment", making a plugin interface with a web site. I really am satisfied with the state of the project, but I definitely have more to do before I fully release it. But that's no reason why you fine folks can't get a leg up on the other members... Consider it my way of saying "thanks" for everything you do around here. OK, so how do I use it? Easy parcheesi. Download the plugin.Register your account on DracLabs from the registration page (you can click here or just press the REGISTER button).Authenticate your account via the link in the email the page sends out.Select or create your theme from the pull-down menu.Watch your friends be amazed!OTHER FEATURES: The new Game Info beta has an integration already set up to display the tag on your second monitor, if you choose to use it. The web page has a user control panel to do some stuff, like see your current tag, change your password, view your stats, etc.The web page will have a section where you can view other user's tags and see what they're playing too.Up to 9 layers to customize your tags however you like, including 3 low level layers, 3 middle level layers, and three top level layersAdd wildcards to your layers to add dynamic images to your tags. A list of supported variables are located below. Custom Theme XMLs You can also browse the gallery and download themes from here. If you would like to upload themes, you will need to register an account first. Theme Templates Photoshop Template (PSD) | GIMP Template (XCF) Wildcard Variables You can set variables in your layer names for specific images to be shown when certain conditions are met. Here's the list of supported variables: [emulator] -> passes the emulator name as the image file name[game] -> passes the database game name as the image file name[rom] -> passes the rom file name as the image file name[developer] -> passes the developer name as the image file name[category] -> passes the game category as the image file name[year] -> passes the release year as the image file name ARGB Font Color Support To use ARGB color, simply use an alpha mask from 0-255, followed by the RGB color you wish to use. So for white with a light transparency, you would use: <fill_argb>192,255,255,255</fill_argb> To maintain compatibility with older tagger plugins, it's advised that you specify HTML color codes as well, as they will both be parsed when the plugin is running, and HTML will be used if an ARGB is not found. Wow that's super easy! What if I find a bug? Report it here! Any questions? Go for it! Feel free to offer suggestions on how I can make it better, I'm always evolving. If you like it, consider making a small donation to help offset some of the server/db server/bandwidth costs. I won't push for it, but I wouldn't say no either. Download It! The latest version below is currently not included in the GameEx installation! You can get it via Direct Download @ DracLabs or use the handy dandy Plugin Updater Software. or of course get it from the Official Download Section. Changelog 1.1.1 <> 1.1.3Core changes for internal codeFixed some handling issues when the game snaps could not be foundMade some changes to the way the exit tag is shownSeveral optimizations to keep it running even if there's an issue in the uploadCode enhancements to speed up the tag drawingChanges to the system for the server-end code1.1.0 Versions prior to 1.0.9 are now officially not supported. Please update your plugin to continue using it.Fixed a bug (for real this time) where the "Last Plaed" snap was not shown properly when GameEx exits (Huge thanks to nullPointer for helping with the testing!)Huge improvement to the backend communication with the DracLabs Game Tagger site:Now uses the new DracLabs API for communicationInitialization is now handled with one query instead of severalAdded new donor check for future development which will reward users that donate to the projectA lot of code optimizations in many ways, includingFaster wildcard parsing and variable replacementMore efficient uploading of tagsBetter checking for image changesSmoother integration with the jukeboxMore accurate image searching for SteamOther changes that I can't remember offhand1.0.9 As of this version, the plugin will be available only to GameEx supporting membersPlease register your GameEx Online account at http://www.gameex.comFixed a bug where last played game info didn't match snap on log outTweaked Steam image displayingAdded GameEx Account Linking from PlugIn ConfigurationPLEASE NOTE: Versions prior to 1.0.9 will no longer work. You must update Game Tagger to continue to use it.1.0.8 Fixed bug where game tag was not updating when GameEx logs offFixed bug where Steam games were not being added to the user's history due to a GameEx DB reader bugFixed incorrect GameEx Database play counts/favorites/last played data for games in Zip/7-Zip/RarFixed a bug where tag was incorrect if a user exited GameEx without playing any gamesOther code tweaks and fixes I forgot about1.0.7 Adds full integration with GameEx's play count, last played, and favorites statusSupports both MDB and DB3 formatsMore status information has been added to the pluginPlease be sure to extract the whole zip, the two DLL's inside will be required from this point forwardFixed a problem where status was not being updated when GameEx was exited using GameEx OnlineAdded additional logging for support issues should they arise1.0.6 Now there are four customizable layers for all existingAbility to change font colors for each line of textYou can set the default color if you don't want to specify a color for each and every category by setting line="0" in the XML attributeSee the above XML for an exampleAdded 3 new overlay layers for the snapshotThese are handled differently than the overlays are. Instead of being scaled to the tag size, they are specific to the snap size.This is useful if you want to round out corners or maybe add a scanline effect to your snapshotsThe avatar is overlaid after the layers are appliedSee the above XML for an exampleRewrote the theme XML to be more descriptive to the overlayYou can see the attributes are now labeled as z-indexes, 1 being the bottom and 4 being the top"LOW" is the bottom-most layer, "MID" is applied before the text, and "TOP" is overlaid on topAll current themes will be checked and updated automatically as needed without any user interventionAdded game history integration for each user with a play counterThe user's history will be updated as you launch a game and bypassed if in attract modeThis will soon be integrated into the web portal and the 20 most played be displayed on the user's landing pageFor now the play counter is only set to count while the plugin runs and does not take your GameEx play count into consideration, which I will probably code in laterAdded a user status to the databaseWhen GameEx is running, this will show you as being onlineI will be adding this to the user landing page soon as wellStarted work on an integrated theme editor and some online optionsOnce I get the PM system in place, I will hook this into GameEx so you will be notified via popup if you have a new messageYou will soon have a mailbox you can access through your user control panel1.0.5 Added wildcard support for all layersUse the following variables for dynamic files:[emulator] -> passes the emulator name as the image file name[game] -> passes the database game name as the image file name[rom] -> passes the rom file name as the image file name[developer] -> passes the developer name as the image file name[category] -> passes the game category as the image file name[year] -> passes the release year as the image file nameIf an item specific file is not found, the data will be subbed out for a default value for that category (using png as an example):[emulator] -> emulator.png[game] -> game.png[rom] -> rom.png[developer] -> developer.png[category] -> category.png[year] -> year.png NOTE: If an image is not found, the layer will not be loaded!Added Member Titles to the plugin (mostly for internal use, also a framework for a possible future enhancement) NOTE: These can only be set by an administrator on the DracLabs Tagger site!Image positioning, for the last time (I promise!) I really did this more for an exact layout where everything aligns perfectly. The locations of the images are like so:​TEXT LINE 1: X=178px; Y=15px; W=437px; H=25pxTEXT LINE 2: X=178px; Y=40px; W=437px; H=25pxTEXT LINE 3: X=178px; Y=65px; W=437px; H=25pxTEXT LINE 4: X=178px; Y=90px; W=437px; H=25pxTEXT LINE 5 : X=178px; Y=115px; W=345px; H=25pxTEXT LINE 5 GAME SNAP: X=8px; Y=8px; W=160px; H=134pxGAME SNAP [vertical]: X=36px; Y=8px; W=100px; H=134pxAVATAR: X=2px; Y=80px; W=68px; H=68px LAYERS: X=0px; Y=0px; W=625px; H=150pxStarted framework for uploading user history to the site (This isn't ready yet, but be on watch for it!)Code tuning to make upload times much faster and smootherMore logging for fixing those pesky bugs!!1.0.4 Added support for up to 3 background layersAdded support for up to 3 middle layersFine tuned the snap postitoningFine tuned the avatar positioning, expanded size to 70px x 70px1.0.3 Added support for up to 3 layers, making it possible to make more complex game tagsAdded theme support for tag avatars, the tag will use your default avatar if none is specified in the theme xmlAdded support for ARGB colors for fonts allowing transparency in the font colors1.0.2 Changed BB Code and HTML to reflect new tags, which are drawn on the server to make dynamic images bypass the forum.browser cache. Images are now served from tags.hfc-essentials.com/YourUserName.png1.0.1 Fixed a bug where snap and title weren't uploading1.0.0 Initial ReleaseRegister your account on DracLabs to start using the Game Tagger! : X=485px; Y=115px; W=150px; H=25px
  2. Version

    222 downloads

    Launch GameEx from Kodi with this simple add-on. Select Add-Ons - Install from Zip file within Kodi.
  3. Thought I'd try and make it easier for would-be coders to "jump in" and get coding! It's not anything special, but if anyone needs it, here's a snap-in template for GameEx plugin creation. This ZIP file includes everything you need to get started, including: GameEx Plugin class, which is fully documented/updated for your coding pleasure. A log writing class (which is a modified version of Ben Baker's logging class... Thanks Ben!)An INI reading/writing class (which is a modified version of Ludvik Jerabek's INI class)A blank configuration formTo use it, all you need to do is put the uncompressed ZIP file in your Visual Studio 2010 Templates/Project Templates folder, start a new project, and select it from the list. All the settings have been set already (Strict:On, Target:x86, Framework:2.0). So... Get coding!!!!! Download it here.
  4. Hey All, I just started building again after many years. I have an I pac, 2 led wiz a betabrite and a crystalfontz 4 line display all purchased years ago. It's all working great in gameex arcade. Only problem is that the Betabrite and the crystalfontz display the same information. I'm good with the betabrite display but I'd like the crystalfontz to display other info like controls eg. "Button 1: Fire", "Button 2:special weapon" ect..., maybe even high scores. Anyone know if this is possible? Thanks in advance...
  5. [PLUGIN] Virtual Drive Loader

    Virtual Drive Loader 1.2.3 Simply put, it's a plugin for virtual drive loaders. It currently supports Daemon Tools, Alcohol, and Virtual Clone Drive natively. The plugin also supports GameEx's Roms In 7-zip and Roms In Subfolders options, making it your only native choice for these features if you use them. Some other features for the plugin include: Emulator Specific Setup Select the emulator you wish to use the loader on from the drop down menu Set up your mount and unmount commands If you don't have this set up the fields will populate based on found mounting software Headless Mode Add switches to the GameEx emulator command-line to bypass the emulator configuration Using [DTLOADER] or [DTOOLS] in the emulator's CL will mount using the default DAEMON Tools drive Using [DTLOADER-SCSI] or [DTOOLS-SCSI] in the emulator's CL will mount using the default DAEMON Tools SCSI drive Using [DTLOADER-IDE] or [DTOOLS-IDE] in the emulator's CL will mount using the default DAEMON Tools IDE drive Using [ALCOHOL] in the emulator's CL will mount using the default Alcohol drive (both 52% and 120% are supported) Using [CLONEDRIVE] in the emulator's CL will mount using the default Virtual Clone Drive drive Using [MAGICISO] or [MAGICDISC] in the emulator's CL will mount using the default MagicISO/MagicDisc drive NOTE: If you installed these programs using the default options, no setup is needed for Headless Mode to work Any questions or comments? Feel free to ask 'em. I also like feature requests and very much appreciate bug reports (these are especially helpful if you also attach a copy of your log file in the GAMEEX > PLUGINS > DT LOADER folder). Thanks again for using it! DOWNLOAD LOCATIONS: This plugin can now be downloaded using GameEx's Repository Manager or via the plugin administration menu in the Setup Wizard. Download @ GameEx Community Download Portal, or you can get it via Direct Download @ DracLabs or use the Plugin Updater Software. CHANGELOG:
  6. [RESOLVED] Ultrastik plugin not working for me

    Hi. I'm looking for some help to get Headkaze's Ultrastik plugin working on GameEx. I've read through a lot of threads here and on other forums and tried everything I've found which may be causing an issue. I'm pretty sure I had this set up a few years ago on a system with the same configuration, but there must be something subtly different I'm doing. System: Windows 10 Home premium 64-bit Account with user privileges MAME 0.124 2 Ultrastiks set to output mode into a minipac Latest version of GameEx The plugin is enabled in the manager and in GameEx.log: - Loaded plugin Ultrastik 1.23 - Pluginultrastik initialized OK - Nothing else appears during ROM load GameEx.ini shows the plugin is set to enabled Gameslist.xml is present Debug is enabled in pluginultrastik.ini - Pluginultrastik.log isn't created, but an empty file named pluginultrastik without an extension is created. Any help is appreciated as I've hit a brick wall! Thanks.
  7. Version 1.0.1

    100 downloads

    This is an Xpadder plugin for PinballX. You can seamlessly integrate your pin cab with Xpadder quickly and easily. Just browse to the Xpadder.exe, select your installed machine from the drop down list, and browse to the profile you want to load for it. To remove the settings for a machine, just click the REMOVE PROFILES button and they're gone. No need for Launch Before or Launch After commands with Xpadder, everything happens automatically. If you don't have a profile enabled, Xpadder won't launch (or close if it was running). You can also set profiles for navigating the PinballX interface! Unique to the PinballX version is the profile editing feature. Click the EDIT button next to the profile, and your Xpadder editor will launch allowing you to edit your commands quickly. This is the first plugin for me using the new system. It's working on my machine, but I only have a handful of tables running. I'd be interested to know how it works for others.
  8. [RESOLVED] Xpadder plugin not working

    Hi!! I'm trying to use Xpadder plugin and it's not working correctly. Getting an error and not launching. Attached my log file. Thanks in advance!!! log.txt
  9. GEmvoy

    Version V1.0.83

    59 downloads

    This plugin does various stuff. It's main aim is to make running multiple emulators for each system as easy as possible. You can setup all your emulators in GEmvoy first - running and testing them from there before dovetailing with GameEx. You can also choose which Emulator to launch a game with from GameEx itself. Lots of additional stuff. Best way to find out what it does - download it and have a tinker - it's very low impact on GameEx; your game and asset files + your existing setup, so you can't break anything. Features: Quickly launch zipped gamefile sets without having to wait for them to unzip. Have different system emulators mapped against one GameEx 'emulator.' Be able to choose which emulator boots a game from the Game Details page in GameEx. Simple approach to mounting gamefiles Test emulator/games setups before running through GameEx - boot games in "Fullboot" or "Setup boot" modes. Can work with multi-format gamefile sets for one emulator (e.g. Playstation sets with mixtures of .cue, .mds etc.) Save emulator settings on per-game basis, allowing for different graphics, sound and controller setups for each game. Launch support apps before, alongside or after a game boot on a per-system, emulator or game basis. Full tokenised game/system/emu details allowing insertion of these into any command lines. Make your own emulator settings scripts, swapping out files, folders and registry entries between game boots. Key-remaps on per emulator or game basis (experimental) Timelapse picture capture via webcam during games. Continuous, timed or burst mode. GameEx tweaks allowing: Choose which sounds to use for the GameEx menu Choose to use random sounds for the above Relocate the message window from the bottom right User prompting throughout any unzips showing progress. Links: Codeplex Docs
  10. [PLUGIN] MAME Commander 2

    MAME Commander 2 2.1.6 Take complete control of your MAME games with this plugin. Version 2.1.0 is a complete, from the ground up re-write of the earlier 2.0.8 Mame Commander. This change brings a ton of new features, as well as the best of the old version. You can control nearly every aspect of your MAME launching. Here's the rundown: MAME Integration Search all of everything using MAME.Select from the following criteria:ROM NameGame NameManufacturerCategoryRelease Year# Of Players# Of ButtonsDriverCheck your XML based off the current version of MAMESet a MAME path or just use GameEx's MAME.EXE locationSet your support file paths or use GameEx's specified filesCommand Settings Add or remove the game from GameEx's Filter ListAdd or remove the game from GameEx's Do Not Filter ListSet a custom global command line for that game Note: This overrides your global command line for GameEx but does not replace it!Set game specific commands to be sent when the game is runOverride Settings Check the box to enable/disable Emulator overridesBrowse for the emulator you wish to useSet up the commands to be sent to the emulator Note: This supports all GameEx command line switches also (ie "[RomPath]\[RomFile]", etc)Launch Before/After/Also Launch Integration Setting a command for Launch Before will launch the command before the game runsSetting a command for Launch Also will launch the command the same time that game runsSetting a command for Launch After will launch the command after the game exitsA command might look something like this: C:\Xpadder\Xpadder.exe "C:\Xpadder\Emulator Profiles\NES-1.xpadderprofile" "C:\Xpadder\Emulator Profiles\NES-2.xpadderprofile"Search Filtering Set ROM, Driver, and Emulation Status filters to apply when searching for gamesCheck the box to only search the ROMs you have added to GameExExtra Game Information View your art for the selected gameGet all the MAME info on the game, like status, savestate support, etcView the game's History and MameInfo informationSee all the dip switches for a game and what their values areSee all the ROMs required and some info about themMame Switch Importer Browse a list of switches split up by categoryView a brief description of the switch's purpose when appliedShows an example of the MAME switchAdd To Global adds the command-line switch (and value if needed) to the global command for that gameAdd To Game adds the command-line switch (and value if needed) to the game switches Any questions or comments? Feel free to ask 'em. I also like feature requests. Download it here: NOTE: MAME Commander 2 is not packed in with GameEx! The lighter weight MC Lite is, however, and is suitable for most users... Most of the advanced features have been removed from the Lite version and the search does not rely on the MAME xml. If you need something more, or need greater control of your MAME build, this plugin is for you. It should be noted that the MAME all games XML is a big file, and if you use an older system you may have issues using this version. Download @ DracLabs, or use the DracLabs Plugin Downloader software Beta Version [Current - 2.1.6u1]: NOTE: this is a beta version, you can try out all the new features of the plugin before they're released. If you choose to use this beta version and you encounter an error, please enable "Debug Mode" in the configuration and provide your full log so I can address it. Download @ DracLabs, or use the DracLabs Plugin Downloader software CHANGELOG
  11. [PLUGIN] Game Info Plugin

    Game Info Plugin - 1.3.3 - Game Info (In-Game) Jukebox Info (Last.FM patch enabled) Demo Videos WHAT IS IT? Have a secondary monitor? This plugin displays some game info on a banner on the bottom of the screen. If you use GameExtender, there's a light transparency on the form so you can see the image below it as well. HOW DO I USE IT? Simply set (or don't set) your extra options via the Plugin Manager's configuration, or use the command lines outlined below. You can also skin the Game Info interface to suit your tastes since the 1.0.7 update. It's simple really... Themes go in the Game Info/Themes folder. A green "check" next to the list indicates the theme is the one applied for GameEx, and a red "X" indicates that it isn't. Press "APPLY" on any theme to start using it. Click on the "PREVIEW" image to get an idea of what it will look like in GameEx: WHAT DOES IT DO? Here's a list of features so far: The plugin keeps track of total time played for that game, and session time played. The timer view alternates every 60 seconds.There are two main views which rotate every 5 minutes. The first displays the followingGame Title SnapGame Name (or ROM name if you don't use a database for said system or no entry is found)System Name (your emulator's Title Text setting)Developer and [YEAR]CategoryIf either of the previous two is unavailable, Number of Players is displayedThe second display includes Game Name and System Name in addition to the following:In Game SnapLast Played Data (This is the last time you played the game with the plugin enabled) and [Overall Play Count]Game Description if availableThe current time is displayed in the lower right cornerText now is measured against screen length and scrolls to accommodate long info (No more auto ellipse!)Custom user-defined images for Game Mode and Attract ModeScreensaver mode that prevents screen burn-in while Game Extender is runningAttract Mode popup shows game info when the game changesDialog forms that display on certain functionsUpdate notification if a newer version of Game Info is available (disabled by default)Jukebox Mode that displays "Now Playing" data (REGISTERED USER FEATURE ONLY!)Jukebox integration for the screen saver (album art displayed in the logo field) (REGISTERED USER FEATURE ONLY!)Dialog form shows brief info about the game you select before you even start it up!Plugin update notification lets you know if a new version of the plugin is available when you launch GameExCustom themeing/skinnigIf you wanted to disable it for a certain emulator, just add [NOGAMEINFO] or [NOINFO] to the emulator's command line.To hide/show the Game Info while in a game or hide/show the jukebox info, press SHIFT+TABTo refresh or force update the jukebox info, press SHIFT+SPACEIntegrated support for GameEx *.db3 and *.mdb files to keep better track of play timesNEW! Supports GameEx's Hi-Score competition directly *Online only feature!Custom text for labels via the Plugin configurationNEW! Replaces GameExtender Viewer in some situations with a more customized image viewerNEW! Add sound effects to specific actions in the plugin's theme WHAT IF I FIND A BUG? Report it here! Any questions? Ask away. Feel free to offer suggestions on how I can make it better. DOWNLOAD LOCATIONS: This plugin can now be downloaded using GameEx's Repository Manager or via the plugin administration menu in the Setup Wizard. Alternately you can Download @ Community Download Portal, or using the DracLabs Plugin Downloader software. NOTES: The font included doesn't have special language chars, so I'm not entirely sure how it'll work for you if you don't use English. I'm interested in seeing snapshots in the case of foreign languages though. If you wanted the Last.FM features, you can download the patch here. This will modify the way the plugin behaves with the jukebox, and is a huge addition to the cool factor. Check it out! CHANGELOG
  12. [PLUGIN] QuickLaunch

    QuickLaunch GameEx Edition: 1.1.4 PinballX Edition: 1.0.2 Add applications to launch before, after, and with your games using this simple plugin! Specify variables to build your command lines on the fly! Launch as many programs as you want (as long as you give each one a unique name)! It's like GameEx's Launch Commands on steroids! SETUP Select the emulator you wish to add your applications/BAT files to from the drop down menuClick [ADD] to add a new applicationClick [EDIT] to edit the currently selected applicationClick [REMOVE] to delete the currently selected applicationADD NEW APPS QUICKLY Enter a unique name for the process (If you don't, your previous app info will be overwritten!)Click the [...] button and browse to your EXE or BAT fileEnter your command line argumentsSelect the launch type (Launch Before, Launch After and Also Launch fully supported!)Save it and play!SUPPORTED COMMAND LINE VARIABLES FOR GAMEEX SUPPORTED COMMAND LINE VARIABLES FOR PINBALLX [system] The internal system name for PinballX, ie VisualPinball [systemName] The display friendly name for PinballX, ie Visual Pinball[iNI] The system's INI file[GameName] The Game Name from the PinballX Database[Description] The Game Bio from the PinballX Database[shortDescription] A shortened Game Bio from the PinballX Database[TableFile] The table's executable[TablePath] The path to the table's executable[Parameters] The table's command line parameters[DisplayWidth] The game's display width[DisplayHeight] The game's display height[DisplayRotation] The game's display rotation[DisplayWindowed] A boolean variable representing the table's windowed mode[DisplayPlayfield] The display showing the table's playfield[DisplayBackglass] The display showing the table's backglass[DisplayDMD] The display showing the table's DMD[DisplayFilter] The display filter Any questions or comments? Feel free to ask 'em. I also like feature requests and very much appreciate bug reports. This app does not yet contain any logging, I will add this in a future release. It seems to be working fine for me. Thanks again for using it! [GAMEEX VERSION] DOWNLOAD LINK: NOTE: This version IS NOT included with GameEx! Get it from the Community Download Portal, or use the DracLabs Plugin Downloader. [PINBALLX VERSION] DOWNLOAD LINK: NOTE: This version is NOT included with PinballX! http://www.gameex.info/forums/files/file/43-quicklaunch-pinballx-edition/ GAMEEX CHANGELOG: PINBALLX CHANGELOG:
  13. Hi all!! Today testing Visual Pinball and Future Pinball emulators I've noticed that xppader does not open automatically when launch that emulators. The plugin is properly configured and enabled in the setup wizard. Xpadder runs and works fine if I open it manually. Any suggestions?GameEx.ini log.txt
  14. Game Tagger Plugin

    Version 1.1.4

    14 downloads

    It's a plugin for an alternate gamer tag for GameEx. Not to take anything away from the one that's already available, but one can never have too many choices, right? Along with the tag and the hosting, you can skin this to suit your needs. The tag supports custom fonts (you can set your own outline and fill color too!), a custom 'no game image' image, and a user avatar, as well as the background image. You can copy and paste the HTML or BB Code right from the configuration page into your forum signature virtually anywhere you frequent. Simple, right? There's a ton more information available in the release thread, which is also the best place to go for bug reports and suggestions. OK, so how do I use it? Easy parcheesi. Download the plugin. Register your account on DracLabs from the registration page (you can click here or just press the REGISTER button). Authenticate your account via the link in the email the page sends out. Select or create your theme from the pull-down menu. Watch your friends be amazed! OTHER FEATURES: The new Game Info beta has an integration already set up to display the tag on your second monitor, if you choose to use it. The web page has a user control panel to do some stuff, like see your current tag, change your password, view your stats, etc. The web page will have a section where you can view other user's tags and see what they're playing too. Up to 9 layers to customize your tags however you like, including 3 low level layers, 3 middle level layers, and three top level layers Add wildcards to your layers to add dynamic images to your tags.
  15. Function Logger - 1.0.6 - What is it? It's a Plugin Development tool that does some logging of plugin data. If you need to know what event is triggered when, this tool is your friend! You can log everything, only events, only menu changes, and only inputs with a check in the appropriate box. Select the option to log GameData if you're tracking the GameExInfo variables, and select the UI Timer option to log GameEx timer ticks. I've been using this plugin for a while so I can learn my way around GameEx's PlugIn system, and I added an interface for the end user so you don't have to struggle to learn the ins and outs like I did my first time. How do I use it? Configure it, and enable it in the PlugIn Manager. By default (in its unconfigured state) it logs all activity and game data. What if I find a bug? Report it here! Any questions? Ask away. Feel free to offer suggestions on how I can make it better. Download it here: Download @ The GameEx Community Download Portal, or you can get it via Direct Download @ DracLabs or use the Plugin Updater Software NOTES: I'm still working on enumerating the MenuChange event. If you use this and you get an "Unknown Menu!" popup in GameEx when you select an item, it would be helpful to me if you could post the menu number and the menu that was up on the screen at the time it was displayed so I can add it in to the MenuNumber enum in the plugin system. If you miss the popup, you can also find it in the log.
  16. Version 1.1

    83 downloads

    PINemHi LeaderBoard is a program that catches the score and specialscores from player 1 The normal score doesn't have to be on the hiscore table of the game, even scores like 1000 can be submitted. Special scores however can only be submitted if they are over the score of the hiscore table. Special scores are for instance , 20 loops (back to the future) or 50 martians killed (attack from mars) and so on... If you wanna go for SPECIAL SCORES the use of a new,clean nvram might be handy as you can get the scores more easy (especially helpful when trying to get a challenge) If you have a nice score, just don't start a new game but just quit the game, PINemHi LeaderBoard will do the rest. When quitting a game you don't have to rush , just as long as you don't start a new game the score(s) can be retrieved. ANYTHING ELSE ? --------------- Did you know you can do challenges and level up when completing them using the website (www.pinemhi.com/hiscores.php) Did you know you can earn badges by achieving things *** 3 different levels of challenges....kiddie, leaderboard and InSaNe..... *** *** 40 badges in total (for now) *** We have CUP Standings !!! You can make all kind of queries on the database using the pulldown menu's , from the top 10 to the top 100 per table or just your scores on the table.
  17. DracLabs Plugin Downloader 1.0.2 What is it? It's an application to browse, download, and install all of my plugins using one handy interface. All you need is GameEx and an internet connection. I plan for this to support all plugins, not just mine... but for the time being no one else has made one, so it's all DracLabs content... Hopefully one day that will change. How do I use it? Launch the EXE. Browse to the GameEx executable using the [...] button. Select the plugin you wish to install from the drop down list, click the button, and viola! You did it! There's a news blotter at the top so you can always stay up on the latest releases. Where can I download it? You can get it from the GameEx Community Download Portal, or from Direct Download @ DracLabs Changelog
  18. I'm having trouble with my plugin manager. I want to use the Xpadder plugin, but when I select the Xpadder plugin and click "configure" in the plugin manager I get an error saying "unhandled exception has occurred in your application..." (see attached photo). If I click "Quit" the application will close, but if I click "Continue" the Xpadder plugin will launch, but there are no emulators to choose from in the drop-down menu. This is a new installation of GameEx on a fresh Windows 8 install (I just upgraded my OS from Win XP to Win 8 and let me tell you it is such a nice upgrade to not have to deal with that old OS on this machine anymore). When I installed GameEx on this computer I carried over my settings and configuration files so it's not exactly a "fresh" installation of GameEx. Any ideas what's causing this error? Thanks. log.txt GameEx.ini
  19. Hi-Score Snapper

    Version 1.0.6

    65 downloads

    What is it? It's a plugin to take official snapshots of your MAME hi-scores for the GameEx Hi-Score Competition. This tool saves some leg work of having to type the same data everytime, and overlays some information and artwork to make it harder to fake. The overlay contains your username, initials used, MAME version, GameEx version, ROM name, and Override Mode (if used). Just take the snap and upload it to the game's competition thread. How do I use it? The configuration is really simple, just type in your user name and initials. Everything else is automatic. This plugin downloads and uses a centralized gameslist which is updated with the Hi-Score Database. As long as you have an active internet connection, you will always have the latest game list available. Offline users can download the gameslist.txt from here and place it in the GameEx>Plugins>HiScore Snapper directory. The plugin only enables itself for games that are in the database, so there's no effect on your MAME games at all. Just take a snap of your high score by holding [sHIFT+HOME] (I have a hotkey set up for this in Xpadder and it's working great! You can take many pictures in a row in the case of blinking hi-scores). I also added a camera shutter sound effect that plays when the snap is taken, so you know you got it. The snap is then overlaid with the artwork and information in the picture, and you can come upload it to the thread when you're done. You can set several options from the Configuration screen, including: User Name This is the username you use for all your leaderboard entries. The global leaderboard depends on this! Initials The initials you type into the game for your hi-score Snap Directory All your snapshots will be saved into this directory. By default, they are saved in the plugin's configuration folder located in GameEx>Plugins>HiScore Snapper Image Size Specify the height and width of the snap with these values. By default the size is 1024x768 Image Type Choose to save your images as JPEG, PNG, or GIF The images are saved in the root folder specified, with a subfolder for the game name. The physical file name is generated based on a time stamp of when it was taken. To view the last game snap you took using the plugin, click on the preview image in the lower right corner to open a viewer window. There is also a status strip at the bottom of the configuration form that will show what version of MAME you currently have set up in GameEx. There's a small catch though. Here's the rub... I can't seem to get pictures from D3D without a great deal of extra work (the snaps all come out black). So unfortunately I have decided that the only way I can support D3D snapshots is by having the user compile their own version with DirectInput enabled. The process really isn't that difficult, and helps with adding support for things like Xpadder compatibility to your build. UPDATE: As of 1.0.3, you no longer need to worry about renderer changes. MAME Mode supports all renderers that MAME supports instead of forcing DirectDraw. I found a bug! What do I do about it? If you have questions, suggestions, or bug reports, please direct them here. Thank you for your support!
  20. [PLUGIN] MAME Commander Lite

    MAME Commander Lite Current version: 1.0.2 WHAT IS IT? MC Lite is a very basic, stripped down version of MAME Commander for users that just want to add new command-line arguments to MAME on a per-game basis. If you know the ROM name, and you know what arguments you want to use, this tool is your friend. HOW DO I USE IT? Simple really... Add new games to the plugin by pressing the buttonRemove games by pressing the buttonType the arguments you wish to use in the text boxThe status bar in the bottom shows the last ROM you ran and when it was runIf you have MAME set up in GameEx, MAME Commander allows you to perform a search for your ROMsType in the name of the ROM and you can see some data about it: Game Title, Clone Of, Driver, and StatusYou can use a wildcard (ex: tetr*) in your search and see a list of possible matchesSince the plugin will append GameEx's arguments, you can override a global switch by adding the counter switch. For example, if you were using -ka to maintain the aspect ratio, adding -noka to the plugin will force MAME to stretch the game. DOWNLOAD Go get it at the Community Download Portal. MORE IMAGES CHANGELOG
  21. MAME Commander Lite

    Version 1.0.2

    28 downloads

    MAME Commander Lite WHAT IS IT? MC Lite is a very basic, stripped down version of MAME Commander for users that just want to add new command-line arguments to MAME on a per-game basis. If you know the ROM name, and you know what arguments you want to use, this tool is your friend. HOW DO I USE IT? Simple really... Add new games to the plugin by pressing the button Remove games by pressing the button Type the arguments you wish to use in the text box The status bar in the bottom shows the last ROM you ran and when it was run If you have MAME set up in GameEx, MAME Commander allows you to perform a search for your ROMs Type in the name of the ROM and you can see some data about it: Game Title, Clone Of, Driver, and Status You can use a wildcard (ex: tetr*) in your search and see a list of possible matches Since the plugin will append GameEx's arguments, you can override a global switch by adding the counter switch. For example, if you were using -ka to maintain the aspect ratio, adding -noka to the plugin will force MAME to stretch the game. WANT MORE INFORMATION? Visit the GameEx Project Thread for more information about this plugin, to report bugs, make feature requests, or to view the full changelog. If submitting a bug report, please attach a copy of your log file!
  22. Version 1.0.3

    141 downloads

    QuickLaunch Add applications to launch before, after, and with your games using this simple plugin! Specify variables to build your command lines on the fly! Launch as many programs as you want (as long as you give each one a unique name)! It's like GameEx's Launch Commands on steroids! SETUP Select the emulator you wish to add your applications/BAT files to from the drop down menu Click [ADD] to add a new application Click [EDIT] to edit the currently selected application Click [REMOVE] to delete the currently selected application ADD NEW APPS QUICKLY Enter a unique name for the process (If you don't, your previous app info will be overwritten!) Click the [...] button and browse to your EXE or BAT file Enter your command line arguments Select the launch type (Launch Before, Launch After and Also Launch fully supported!) Save it and play! SUPPORTED COMMAND LINE VARIABLES: [system] The internal system name for PinballX, ie VisualPinball [systemName] The display friendly name for PinballX, ie Visual Pinball [iNI] The system's INI file [GameName] The Game Name from the PinballX Database [Description] The Game Bio from the PinballX Database [shortDescription] A shortened Game Bio from the PinballX Database [TableFile] The table's executable [TablePath] The path to the table's executable [Parameters] The table's command line parameters [DisplayWidth] The game's display width [DisplayHeight] The game's display height [DisplayRotation] The game's display rotation [DisplayWindowed] A boolean variable representing the table's windowed mode [DisplayPlayfield] The display showing the table's playfield [DisplayBackglass] The display showing the table's backglass [DisplayDMD] The display showing the table's DMD [DisplayFilter] The display filter [Video-Playfield] The playfield video path [Video-Backglass] The backglass video path [Video-DMD] The DMD video path [Video-Wheel] The Wheel video path Any questions or comments? Feel free to ask 'em. I also like feature requests and very much appreciate bug reports. This app does not yet contain any logging, I will add this in a future release. It seems to be working fine for me. Thanks again for using it!
  23. QuickLaunch

    Version 1.1.4

    97 downloads

    QuickLaunch Add applications to launch before, after, and with your games using this simple plugin! Specify variables to build your command lines on the fly! Launch as many programs as you want (as long as you give each one a unique name)! It's like GameEx's Launch Commands on steroids! SETUP Select the emulator you wish to add your applications/BAT files to from the drop down menu Click [ADD] to add a new application Click [EDIT] to edit the currently selected application Click [REMOVE] to delete the currently selected application ADD NEW APPS QUICKLY Enter a unique name for the process (If you don't, your previous app info will be overwritten!) Click the [...] button and browse to your EXE or BAT file Enter your command line arguments Select the launch type (Launch Before, Launch After and Also Launch fully supported!) Save it and play! SUPPORTED COMMAND LINE VARIABLES Any questions or comments? Feel free to ask 'em. I also like feature requests and very much appreciate bug reports. This app does not yet contain any logging, I will add this in a future release. It seems to be working fine for me. Thanks again for using it!
  24. I put this together as I was in the planning phase of a new Xpadder plugin for PinballX. If you want to get into making a plugin for Tom's interface, here's the only start-up tool you'll ever need! All you need to do is drop the zip file in the Visual Studio Templates>Visual Basic directory. Included in the package are: Updated PinballX Plugin class Includes the new keypress function!Logger Utility Based on a modified version by our very own Headkaze! Built in support for debug loggingINI Utility A comprehensive INI reading and writing utilityA sample configuration formThe template was created in VS 2012 Ultimate. If you have questions or need advice, don't hesitate to ask! Download the template from here.