Recursive Folder Path support

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AFaustini
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Recursive Folder Path support

Postby AFaustini » Sat May 13, 2017 11:36 am

I put my old games collection in a portable HD.
In my setup QP stays at F:\Videogames\QuickPlay and my games are stored at F:\Videogames\Games
But when the drive letter changes, i have to change all my QP setup via Drive Folder Migration Wizard.
I want to make QP works on the fly.
I tried to move the games folder to F:\Videogames\QuickPlay\Games and change, via Drive Folder Migration Wizard, all the references to "F:\Videogames\" to ".\", but it doesn`t works.
I'm doing something wrong or QP doesn`t have this funcionality?
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butter100fly
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Re: Recursive Folder Path support

Postby butter100fly » Mon May 15, 2017 8:33 am

I just 'replace in files' and notepad++ all my romdata.dats whenever I change paths, so i've never really tried the folder migration wizard.

Do you mean that it doesn't work, or it doesn't do something that you'd like it to do? From skimming the code, i'm pretty sure the folder migration wizard should be able to just change all paths in your romdatas. Your example confuses me you should be changing all "F:\Videogames\" to "Games\" no if i'm following you right..
AFaustini
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Re: Recursive Folder Path support

Postby AFaustini » Mon May 15, 2017 10:32 am

Sorry for my bad example.
The Folder Migration Wizard works very well.
But i wanna something that works on the fly.
Let me put again the example:
In my setup QP stays at F:\Videogames\QuickPlay and my games are stored at F:\Videogames\QuickPlay\Games and my images folder are stored at F:\Videogames\QuickPlay\Images
I wanna something that works no matter where Quickplay are stored, making the program and it`s games truly portable.
Then i change all the references of "F:\Videogames\QuickPlay\" to ".\"
The images in media panel works perfectly. But the games and emulator doesn`t launch.
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butter100fly
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Re: Recursive Folder Path support

Postby butter100fly » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:54 pm

sorry i missed your message during the work of the latest release. It sounds like you want relative paths to be respected if you alter your rom locations in a romdata.dat to relative ones. My advice would be to look at the command line that actually gets run and this might help you determine why the games aren't running, as a relative path should work fine, but what is your starting directory in each case?

you might find a better strategy is to use 'net use' or 'subst' (see https://superuser.com/questions/644684/ ... al-folders) for your games folder, so that windows thinks all your games are collected on a drive. A lot of quickplay users including myself have found this helpful

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