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[RELEASE] Game Categories Light 1.2 for 6.20 TN

Thread starter #1
This plugin allows you to categorize your games/homebrew. This version extends the 'By Expiration Date' foldering mode introduced in 6.20 with a 'By Category' option. This is only for use with 6.20 TN, as earlier firmwares do not come with the foldering options.

Readme
Code:
        GAME CATEGORIES LIGHT 1.2b BY BUBBLETUNE (FOR 6.20 TN)
        ======================================================

Game Categories Light is the successor to Game Categories Revised for
the 6.XX kernel. It extends the 'By Expire Date' foldering feature
with a well integrated 'By Category' feature. It also introduces a
subtitle showing the game/homebrew's type and firmware limitations.
Categorizing your games and homebrew is entirely left to you, and
an 'Uncategorized' option is added in case you missed anything.

REQUIREMENTS
- Any PSP model running 6.20 TN.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION
- Connect your PSP to your PC and create a folder called 'seplugins'
  in the root of your memory stick (eg. X:/seplugins).

- Extract the file called 'game_categories_light.prx' included in
  this ZIP in to the 'seplugins' directory you just created.

- Using any text editor, create a file called 'vsh.txt' inside the
  same 'seplugins' directory.

- Add one of the following lines in to the just-created text file,
  depending on your PSP model:

  If you are using a PSPGo and storing it on the built-in storage:
   ef0:/seplugins/game_categories_light.prx 1

  In any other situation:
   ms0:/seplugins/game_categories_light.prx 1

- Exit USB mode, open the VSHMenu, and select 'RESTART VSH'. You are
  now ready to create categories.

CREATING CATEGORIES
- Connect your PSP to your PC and browse to your /PSP/GAME folder.

- Create folders representing the categories you'd like to use.

- Move any homebrew or games you'd like into the freshly created
  categories!

- If corrupt data starts showing up, shorten the length of the
  filenames of your homebrew.

- Do not move your Patapon demo inside a category, as categories
  do not function while you are in the official firmware. They will
  show up as corrupted data.

- Exit USB mode and you're ready to start using them!

EXTRA FEATURES
- In order to hide the 'Uncategorized' folder, simply create a file
  called 'X:/seplugins/hide_uncategorized.txt'. Just leave it empty.

THANKS TO
- Davee (betatesting & providing firmware for development)
- ruyor (betatesting)
- Draan (betatesting)
Changes
Code:
        GAME CATEGORIES LIGHT 1.2b BY BUBBLETUNE (FOR 6.20 TN)
        ======================================================

CHANGES 1.2 -> 1.2b
- Reverted the internal category revision introduced in version
  1.2. It caused a lot of issues. I will reimplement it in 1.3
  when I have more time for it, but for now this is a quick fix.

CHANGES 1.1 -> 1.2
- Removing games/homebrew didn't work correctly, fixed.

- If the required firmware version is higher then your current
  firmware it now shows so, instead of the odd '6.31 - 6.20'
  message.

CHANGES 1.0 -> 1.1
- Fixed DLC's (PARAM.PBP) and random files showing up as categories.
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KezraPlanes

Just some dood
#3
Great to see you're still developing for the PSP. One of the best developers ever to grace the scene.
Unfortunately you should see the hatred he gets
 

x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
#4
Nice to see the 6.20 TN release sparking some activity in the PSP scene again :) Great release Bubbletune.
 
#6
Sweet, this makes everything even more awesome.

One thing I noticed: It's showing files as categories, so things like desktop.ini files that Windows makes are being made into categories.
 
Thread starter #7
Sweet, this makes everything even more awesome.

One thing I noticed: It's showing files as categories, so things like desktop.ini files that Windows makes are being made into categories.
I was seconds away from publishing an update that took care of another issue. Thanks for the bug report, I'll fix it right away.

Edit: Done. Changes 1.0->1.1: Fixed DLC's (PARAM.PBP) and random files being detected as categories. And I rewrote the readme.
 
#11
Moose - its good to see anyone still developing for the PSP.
 
Thread starter #13
[STRIKE]Released version 1.2:[/STRIKE] Maybe not. I'll release it once I iron out the new bugs it caused.

Code:
CHANGES 1.1 -> 1.2
- Removing games/homebrew didn't work correctly, fixed.

- Revised the way categories are handled internally in order to
  make the filename length limitation a lot less harsh. Categories
  are internally shortened to two digits, meaning you don't need
  to shorten the filenames as often as you used to.

- If the required firmware version is higher then your current
  firmware it now shows so, instead of the odd '6.31 - 6.20'
  message.
 
Thread starter #15
My games don't run in this version, when I disable they work again, don't know if I'm the only one experiencing this.
Great. I thought this was being caused by the HEN as I was testing on a PSP 3000. It was tested by numerous other people and reported to work, however. I guess I was wrong. I'm removing this update until I get it fixed. If anyone grabbed it, downgrade. I'm not looking forward to a ton of bug reports on this issue. I'll release it again once I fix it.
 
Thread starter #17
Released 1.2b. A quick fix until that simply reverts a change made in 1.2 until I have time to properly implement it. I currently just have to little time to work it out.

Code:
        GAME CATEGORIES LIGHT 1.2b BY BUBBLETUNE (FOR 6.20 TN)
        ======================================================

CHANGES 1.2 -> 1.2b
- Reverted the internal category revision introduced in version
  1.2. It caused a lot of issues. I will reimplement it in 1.3
  when I have more time for it, but for now this is a quick fix.

CHANGES 1.1 -> 1.2
- Removing games/homebrew didn't work correctly, fixed.

- If the required firmware version is higher then your current
  firmware it now shows so, instead of the odd '6.31 - 6.20'
  message.

CHANGES 1.0 -> 1.1
- Fixed DLC's (PARAM.PBP) and random files showing up as categories.
 
#18
Thanks Bubbletune !!

I'm on M33 still, sooooo, I thought I might mention that if you ever take a look at updating Game Categories Revised I have some humble suggestions:

Wish list for Game Categories Revised Update:
* the firmware requirement message in Game list
* sub categories ability
* black listing
* toggle option for making most recent games in a category move to the top of the list in it's respectable category
* a fix for the bug that does not allow you to remove things from any category except for uncategorized
* maybe a config file in seplugins that allows you to set the category for games that can not be moved from uncategorized because they have hard coded paths. That way they could still be stored in PSP/GAME, but would show up in the desired category.


Like I said, that is just a wish list. Much thanks for all that you have done for the scene !
Your hard work is appreciated my many ! :)
 
#20
hi

is this working for TN-B because i followed all the instructions carefully and i cannot see the "uncategorized" folder i already restast my vsh..