Preferences Options

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The preferences option can be found in the 'utilities' menu.

General Options

Auto delete ROMs linked to deleted emulators

When you delete an emulator if this option is selected, EVERY ROM that is linked to this emulator is automatically deleted. If this option is off then you are asked if you wish to delete any entries.

Minimise when running ROM

Enabling this option will mean that when you run a ROM QuickPlay will minimise. If this option is disabled then QuickPlay wont minimise. Use Old Minimise Style Some people have reported that the 'best' attempt at minimising code is the code from QuickPlay 3.4.3, so I have included an option to use this version of the code instead of my new *improved* version of it! I hope this doesn't turn into a radio group of which version you want to use... :-)

Use 'Run ROM' dialog

By enabling this option QuickPlay will always use the Run ROM dialog when launching a game from the ROM list, which is useful if you want to debug problems with an emulator.

Clear ROM filter on directory change

If enabled when you move between directories in Quickplay the filter will be reset to nothing, and all ROMs will be visible. If not enabled then the filter will remain and you will only see ROMs which match the current filter.

Remember Last Selected ROM

When enabled QuickPlay will save the last selected ROM when you close the program. This ROM will be displayed next time you load QuickPlay. Use QP Temp Dir for Zip Extraction If enabled the QuickPlay temp directory will be used for zip extraction. If disabled, then the directory containing the zip file will be used for extraction.

Media Search Group

Include ROM directory in search

If this is enabled then the media searching routine will also search the directory of the ROM. This may find some files (save states etc), that it shouldn't so I recommend disabling this option and creating a specific ROM media directory.

Search Type

Type 1 - the filenames must match so:

ROM name - mario.zip

Media name - mario.jpg

Type 2 - The media filename must start with the ROM filename so:

ROM name - mario.zip

Media name - mario_12.jpg

Type 3 - the media filename must include the ROM filename, so:

ROM name - mario.zip

Media name - super_mario_world.jpg

For MAME clones use Parent ROM for scan

If enabled media searchs for MAME roms will use the parent ROM (only applicable if you scanned ROMs using the 'scan merged roms')

Miscellaneous

Edit System.Dat

The System.Dat file is where all the different systems are stored, and this file can be edited, however doing so may break some dependencies, so I would recommend AGAINST doing this. If you do break the file, simply delete it and QuickPlay will restore it next time it starts up.

Edit Languages

The Language file is where the different languages which a ROM can be are stored. To add more languages, simply click this button and edit the file. If you wish to reset this file, just delete it and QuickPlay will recreate it next time it starts up..

Edit Game Types

The Game Types file is where the different game types are stored. To add more types simply click this button and edit the file. If you wish to reset this file, just delete it and QuickPlay will recreate the default file next time it starts up

Create Shortcut on Desktop

This one is pretty straightforward! Creates a shortcut on your desktop so you can launch QuickPlay!

Reset Number of Times played

Another straightforward option, it erases the count of how many times you have played each game.

Reset Settings

This will delete the settings INI file and recreate the default one.

ROM List Settings

Full Colour and Font options

You can change how your ROM listing appears by customising colours and the font used

Save Column Sizes

Enabling this option will allow column sizes to be saved, and restored next time the program is launched

Enable Grid lines on ROM listing

Turn the Grid lines effect on/off for the list of ROMs.

Enable Hot Track on ROM Listing

Turn Hot-Track mode on/off for the list of ROMs. Hot Track is where the current entry under the mouse is highlighted - but not selected.

Enable Row Select on ROM Listing

Turn Row-Select on/off for the list of ROMs. I recommend this option stay on

Enable Images

This option will toggle whether you want to view the images which indicate whether a ROM is an orphan or not.

Directory List Settings

Full Colour and Font options

You can customise the folder listing by altering its colour and font.

Enable Grid lines on ROM listing

Turn the Grid lines effect on/off for the list of folders.

Enable Hot Track on ROM Listing

Turn Hot-Track mode on/off for the list of folders. Hot Track is where the current entry under the mouse is highlighted - but not selected.

Enable Row Select on ROM Listing

Turn Row-Select on/off for the list of folders.

Mouse Emulation Options

Enable Mouse Emulation with Gamepad

Check this box to turn on the mouse emulation

Gamepad is analog device

If your gamepad has an analog thumbstick, as opposed to a traditional D-Pad, click this box.

Mouse Speed

This effects how far the mouse moves every time you use your game pad Depends on the following slider also.

Refresh Speed

In technical terms, this sets how long the emulation thread will go to sleep for. The less the value the more responsive {and quicker) the mouse will move. I recommend to keep this value at a fairly low setting. On my 700Mhz machine the CPU load rarely goes above 10%.