ana wu, weeds launcher is a bit obsolate and has one big fault, it puts custom flags at the beginning of the string, which means they will be overrided by the gui set flags.
arnauld chevalliers gui (jzIntv GUI) is much handier under windows and still compatible to the latest releases.
no annoying "set boxes" "set overlays", just start it.
custom flags will be at end of the string. though you can override and not vice versa.
(in praxis, the gui offers still only the three resolutions but you can specify any you like for the latest releases, weeds gui offers also only the three res. but you can't override it)
i was about to use weeds launcher again, because of displaying boxes and overlays, but this disadvantage makes it really obsolate.
weeds launcher doesn't includes subdirectories in the set rom folder, arnaulds gui does.
it was a good work weeds made (i like him anyway) until arnaulds gui was published.
do i still find it?
easiest it was to find here:
give a shit about the release used with it, it works fine with all releases.
in other terms, the installer will install an older jzintv release as you run (i assume), so don't override your recent version and install jzintv gui temporary anywhere, it doesn't writes to the registry, use only the gui, it needs a couple of libs but it will tell you which is missing when you simply moved the gui.exe to your existing jzintv installation.
even when i run from batch usually, sometimes it's practicable to run a rom from the gui, eg to see if it worthes to be played at all.
also you can fiddle around with the flags if that is needed to evaluate which you will use in a batch/shortcut.
for mac users i really suggest GUIintv, it has disadvantages but it's the only osx gui. unfortunately even limited to the old resulution switch, even more unfortunately no way to set custom flags.
if that could be fixed it would make a good alternative to the messing with batchfiles.
osx offers the automator, with help of it you can make very quick an app which will launch a rom by dropping it on the apps icon, that's very comfortable already.
simply put a string like mr_me showed in it.
select build "program"
select services "execute shell script" (or similar i'm working on a german osx)
select "input as arguments"
enter string to the textfield, eg
as a absolute minimum
"$1" is the only argument since you drop the rom on the app and nothing else is needed as the full path
any optional flag has to be placed in front of this argument.
try jzintv -help in the command prompt to list the optional flags (can be output to text using i.e. >usage.txt)
(alternatively if you don't like to do it from the command line you can add "-help" to the automator string (in front of "$1") and drop a rom on it, instead of executing the rom it will output the help).
or visit this
here i listed the flags in the spoiler of my first post.
but learn how to use the command line, it's not a big thing (i mean in general and no specific person), in the end you control the software and not vice versa.
it's horrible and i do hate it to open the shell but
you control the software and the appearance on your machine.
it's tinkering and not everybodys hobby i know.
it's good to have a gui for a commandline program, but the full flexibility you have usually only from the commandline.
or this gui will have a thousend switches
or it will end up in a monster which is only harder and not easier to handle.
however, arnaulds jzintvGUI is very good and keeps the flexibility.
tip: osx users can relaunch the last command very easy from the shell, the commands are listed in the buffer, only if you ran it from GUIIntv or from the app the output to the shell will be "swallowed" by the apps.
if you like to change the flags used in your automator script you won't need to open it with the automator, you can "open" (show content) the packed app and look for
document.wflow in it is your string which is editable with text edit.
Edited by Gernot, Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:08 PM.