[RELEASE] Game Categories Light 1.2 for 6.20 TN

Discussion in 'PSP Homebrew Releases / Discussion' started by Bubbletune, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Bubbletune

    Bubbletune Staff Member

    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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    Download
    It can be downloaded here: http://bubbletune.x-fusion.co.uk.
     
  2. Moose

    Moose Meta Moose

    Great to see you're still developing for the PSP. One of the best developers ever to grace the scene.
     
  3. KezraPlanes

    KezraPlanes Just some dood

    Unfortunately you should see the hatred he gets
     
  4. x3sphere

    x3sphere Administrator Staff Member Enforcer Team

    Nice to see the 6.20 TN release sparking some activity in the PSP scene again :) Great release Bubbletune.
     
  5. Bizarre

    Bizarre Beast

    Awsome, thanks!
     
  6. AndrewYY

    AndrewYY New Member

    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.
     
  7. Bubbletune

    Bubbletune Staff Member

    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.
     
  8. nickxab

    nickxab New Member

    Yay nice !
    Glad to see you back. :biggrin:
    Ah by the way can you add 5.xx kernel support to ? :smile:
     
  9. Bubbletune

    Bubbletune Staff Member

    No. It relies on the foldering options introduced in 6.20. I'd have to force the 6.20 game_plugin in to the 5.xx kernel, interesting to look in to, but far from realistic.
     
  10. nickxab

    nickxab New Member

    Oh ok then. [​IMG]
    Can you add sub categories to main categories ? xD
     
  11. angelsniper45

    angelsniper45 Moderator

    Moose - its good to see anyone still developing for the PSP.
     
  12. flofrucht

    flofrucht PSP Enthusiast

    thanks man,sweet :)
     
  13. Bubbletune

    Bubbletune Staff Member

    [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.
     
  14. Bizarre

    Bizarre Beast

    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.
     
  15. Bubbletune

    Bubbletune Staff Member

    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.
     
  16. Bizarre

    Bizarre Beast

    Your awsome, thanks.
     
  17. Bubbletune

    Bubbletune Staff Member

    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. Mr. Shizzy

    Mr. Shizzy New Member

    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 ! :)
     
  19. flofrucht

    flofrucht PSP Enthusiast

    Thanks for the Update Bubbletune,GameCategories Light v1.1 works just great on 6.20 TN :)

    greez.flo
     
  20. romejea

    romejea New Member

    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..
     

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