New Features/Updates?

Hi,

Not sure if I'm doing this right, but I thought I'd start a thread on requests for new features and/or a place the Dev could give us updates on what to expect from the future.

Just wanted to say - I'm loving the app and look forward to whatever develops.

As a feature requests -

1) I'd love the option to be able to have the option of a custom splash screen (again with the option for it to be static or animated) before the initial menu loads.

2) It also like a little more control over the fonts.

Keep up the great work.

Comments

  • I was going to create a thread for feature requests but you beat me to it :)

    1) My goal was to have Dig start fast enough to not need a splash screen (except when installing). Is it slow on your device?

    2) This is requested often so I guess I should finally do it. How would you like it to work?

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  • edited April 5

    Dig is great,the files are readable,the program layout is easily understandable..in some ways it's better than hyperspin,since it searches for roms the same way launchbox does,it's faster than Arc Browser ...but that being said,it can be improved ...here are some ideas:

    1.) allow the user to add an intro video,the same way hyperspin and retropie does...it will allow dig to load the files in the background as the video is playing...sometimes you have to wait up to a minute for all the roms and covers to load after launching dig

    2.) put a kiosk/kids mode feature in the options menu...so that when someone very young or very old is navigating the roms,they don't get stuck in the menus at the top and accidentally click something,or just quit out of sheer frustration

    3.) allow vertical wheel placement so the user can make their setup look like hyperspin

    4.) allow the user to set the background for each emulator by naming a png file psx,png or gba.png ...this will allow users to use emulationstation themes if they modify them


    5.) allow users to modify what's shown on startup ....having too many options will scare kids and older folks..personally I'd like to hide everything except the systems option,so a child or older person only has to click once...but when I use it I can turn on the options for collections,genres etc... ie allow the user to hide everything even the options menu if they wanted to...but show the options menu by holding down a button for 10 seconds ...and from the options menu they can decide what should be on the front page of the frontend

    6.) dig has become my goto frontend on my tablet,and on the nvidia shield tv...on the shield tv allow the user to show their favourite games and not just last played...personally I like the emulator,but I have a hard time convincing others to use it no matter how beautiful I make it look...largely because the frontpage has too many uptions...and the shieldtv only shows last played..if it showed favourites..I could put games they'd like and they can access them with one click

    7.) allow the user to change the system when searching for boxart...this will help with wii virtual console games,since they're ports of snes,n64,neo geo ,genesis etc

  • Please, please, that DIG, never, never ever resemble the childish and excessive Hyperspin ...

  • edited April 8

    :-D not saying it should resemble hyperspin,just saying it should have that option...or the option to look like emulationstation...which is more lightweight and ideal for android systems...

    When I say like Hyperspin ...I actually mean like Boxalloy Blue for emulationstation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DdgRqhQyuY



    I love this theme from emulationstation too I've been trying to use it on Android ,dig is the closest I've come to pulling it off...if the wallpaper could be synched with the system name it would be perfect


  • Thanks for the suggestions! Some of them are already on my to do list, and #3 is now implemented in the beta version.

  • I'd love to be able to set it to start on the Favorites or Collections screen instead of the main screen. I generally end up going to Favorites first anyway.

  • Support for video samples, please 😁

  • Can/Could Dig be set up as the default Android Launcher. Arc Browser does, but I think I like Dig more, and it seems to work better on my GPD XD.

  • I don't think DIG could be used as Android's home screen natively, but you could use an app called "Target Home Launcher" as a bridge. Install it, define as default launcher, go to home. It will present you your app list to define one as home. Select DIG and VOILÁ!!! I used this a long time ago for another purpose, but could work with DIG too. Link to the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bh.android.TargetHomeLauncher&hl=en_SG&referrer=utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dorganic%26utm_term%3Dtarget+home+launcher

  • Hi!!! How are you? Messing around with DIG's configuration, I discovered how to do something like this you've mentioned. Follow the above instructions:

    Go to DIG's home

    Select Options button, then go to Config

    Select only the things you wanna use, then click OK

    You will end with just what you want

    If you select just one item, like Favorites, next time you close/open DIG, it goes straight to your selected screen, like this:

    If you've done this and wanna undo, pull the left menu, then touch "Home"

    You will end in this screen

    Touch options button again, Config and select the items you wanna show.

  • edited May 21

    Two features I'd like to see implemented:

    1. Swiping up and down on the game info screen to move to the next or previous game on the list. I understand why you can't use left and right swipes because you use a left swipe to return to the previous screen.

    2. The ability to choose whole extensions to ignore per system. That way you don't have to ignore bin files individually on dozens of games to get Dig to launch the cue.

  • I agree to the second item. PS1 Street Fighter 2 Collection disc 1 have more than 70 bin files to ignore until reaches the cue file...

  • Can be added flags to the covers that said: new and Not played.

  • sorry if this has been asked....but would it be possible to have different backgrounds on the games view. i have different B/Gs for each system but get the default view when looking at the games

  • edited June 17

    Hi guy, how you doing? I'll try to make a theme using this RetroPie theme files. Until I finish this project, you could give a shot on my other themes: SNES Classic by Ruckage, NES Classic by Ruckage, Blast16, Mega-PI USA, Mega-PI MD2 and Alekful NX. Just don't forget to enable beta tester option on DIG's Playstore page to enable theme install function.

    Best regards

  • Some features I'd love to see (mainly revolved around Theme Making):

    • Ability to have custom default covers per system for games with no boxart (instead of the default circular system icons). I'd love to be able to include in my theme a "blank cover" for each system when a game hasn't got a boxart yet.
    • Ability to change the width/xpos of the highlight on list view. I am making a theme that has the list at the left, and I am using the spare room at the right for the system icons/logos/information as part of the background, but the list highlight covers up the image as it goes the full width of the screen
    • Custom backgrounds for Favorites/All Games/Played pages respectively
    • Custom Foregrounds to go along with each custom backgrounds (An image with transparency that goes in front of everything). I'd very much like to make a theme that has a frame around it like an old CRT monitor with a reflective/slightly scratched looking glass panel in front, with the coverflow etc going behind it all. I have a few cool ideas that I could do with this feature! HUDs, Frames, Information/Logo overlays. Could be awesome!
    • Page transitions. Default (blink), Fade, Fade-through-black, slide up/down etc when going between pages.

    I know I've asked for a lot! Sorry, haha. They are just some things that I thought would be quite cool when building my themes. This app is incredible, the customization is already amazing and wayyyyy better than anything else out there! Keep up the fantastic work!

  • and..and Ive posted this elsewhere..

    The option to add video backgrounds for individual systems,like we can now for images.

    Also maybe animated gif files too.

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