User talk:Navarr/HBC Repository Suggestion

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I think it feels like a good system, but you should include a version number field. Personally, I vote for just being another page on the main menu of the HBCH, with a slightly different background. You select something and it's downloaded for you.--henke37 02:25, 1 June 2008 (PDT)

Thats pretty much what the GUI would be like.. but the main part is the pretty much open source requirement and where the information is stored that is important. That way, you don't just have a mess of files on the SD card. There is no reason to make Wii homebrew look like C:\windows --Navarr 17:48, 1 June 2008 (PDT)

I agree with the ROM path specifications for emulators, but I'd suggest having those be the default paths, and be able to load ROMs from other directories by browsing to them. This way you can keep hacks separated from clean ROMs, etc. Also, no sense storing the ROMs themselves in /boot, rather than just /roms/foo.

I suppose if you loaded a ROM from a non-default directory it would create a 'save' subdirectory there.

As long as we're discussing standard features for emulators, once they get more mature and implement things like automatic IPS/UPS patching, it'd be nice to have a standard system for that too. I'm thinking patches for /roms/foo/bar.rom would be either /roms/foo/patches/bar.ips or /roms/foo/patches/bar/nameofpatch.ips; in the former case it would simply ask whether to apply the patch at startup, in the latter it would let you select a patch (possibly multiple patches) from that directory to apply.

This is a bit out of the scope of this app, but I thought I'd mention it. Standardized directory structures are good, just look at DS homebrew. ;-) 20:29, 1 June 2008 (PDT)