[Release] DreamPi Companion | 1.2.1 Released! (MAY/7/19)

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[Release] DreamPi Companion | 1.2.1 Released! (MAY/7/19)

Post#1 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:05 am

Hi, I'm Windows9X. I've presented my little tool to Kazade, developer of DreamPi. He has implored that i make a thread about it, on Dreamcast Talk. This is that thread.

[SUMMARY]

DreamPi Companion is an alternative GUI for Kazade's DreamPi project for desktops. The companion tool allows you to visually view which players are online, as well as allowing you to view players' game libraries, including your own, their current game and their rank via the playerdex functionality. You can also 'favorite' players, so that you can track their collection, even if they're offline. DreamPi Companion also reports the current status of YOUR DreamPi over the local network and displays your current log-in status on Dreamcast.Online.

[CONCLUSION]

DreamPi Companion is available at Sourceforge. There are Windows, Mac OS X and Linux flavors available; Sourceforge *>should< automatically give you the correct one, for your operating system. Windows is 32/64, Mac is 64 and Linux is 64.

The Linux edition was created on Linux Mint 19.1, so it's designed to work on Ubuntu-based Linux distros, however Fedora has been confirmed to work, as well.

The latest release is 1.2.1 (MAY/6/2019) and you can download it below:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dreampicompanion/

[WHAT'S NEW?]
- Guest Mode. (Players without a DreamPi can still use this tool to view players).
- Updated 'Setup' pages.
- (MAC) Finder now displays the correct name instead of 'main'.
- Fixed 'numpad 9' key not registering


Thank you.
Last edited by Windows9X on Tue May 07, 2019 9:25 am, edited 11 times in total.
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Roareye
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#2 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:40 pm

This sounds and looks awesome! I'm going to ask a question now that will make me sound dumb;
Do you install this on your computer or on your DreamPi?

Reason being that I don't hook my Pi up to my TV, but would still love to see the info, however if it's done on the Pi it might give me reason to (I don't see a point in checking black and white text whereas this is visual and useful).

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dark night
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#3 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Roareye wrote:This sounds and looks awesome! I'm going to ask a question now that will make me sound dumb;
Do you install this on your computer or on your DreamPi?

Reason being that I don't hook my Pi up to my TV, but would still love to see the info, however if it's done on the Pi it might give me reason to (I don't see a point in checking black and white text whereas this is visual and useful).


It's alright, i don't mind answering. This software is for your computers, not your actual DreamPi. Available is Windows, MacOS X and Linux flavors.
Author of DreamPi Companion | Download at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dreampicompanion/

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ReaderRagfish
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#4 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:36 pm

Sounds cool! I downloaded it, but I'm at work so I'll have to wait until later to connect it to my Dreampi

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dark night
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#5 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi, all.

I just pushed a revision to the latest release. It's now available for all platforms. (RC3_REV1)
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Anthony817
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#6 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:55 pm

Pretty awesome app!
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dark night
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#7 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:03 pm

Anthony817 wrote:Pretty awesome app!


Thank you, very much! Make sure you use the latest release, so that you can click on players and view their library of games.
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ReaderRagfish
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#8 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:03 pm

Problem: It requires an IP address of at least 11 characters, but my Dreampi has a 10 character IP

247
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#9 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:57 am

hi, very nice tool, what about making it compatible with phones?

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dark night
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Re: [Release] DreamPi Companion

Post#10 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:50 am

247 wrote:hi, very nice tool, what about making it compatible with phones?


Perhaps. Phones have many different resolutions, so a complete re-write of the interface would have to be done. Also writing touch support will need to happen. I'll consider it, at least for android.

ReaderRagfish wrote:Problem: It requires an IP address of at least 11 characters, but my Dreampi has a 10 character IP


I'll push a fix for this in about 12 minutes.
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