Yes, actually, the new method of installation via the online updater is so easy that’s almost free. The setup instructions in the .md file are also quite easy to follow.
Warning: I’ll play a little of a devil’s advocate from now on because what I want to stress out how important should be (at least for me) to provide adequate documentation and guidance for novice users now that the project has gone official and hopefully lots and lots of people will want to try it.
- However well done, a *.md file inside the shader folder is not an ideal way to provide official first time setup instructions. Not everybody will be able to find it or properly read it. I stress that the Mega Bezel needs and deserves a proper internet page.
- Everyone in the board had been quite friendly and eager to help, and I thank everyone, but it’s fundamentally not correct to rely on a forum board and it’s users for basic instructions to use a product. In this regard, the official Retroarch blog post is already a good showcase of HSM MB and it’s basic installation process. A lot more people will come, and we can’t expect users to answer more and more to the same inevitable questions that will be easily answered by a FAQ page.
3) I’ll take advantage of your kind offer to help Apart for the basic HSM MB installation, what really is left out is how to install all the various overlay additions which make use of it, some of those are listed directly in the forum thread, and what’s their use.
Duimon’s, OrionAngel’s… what do they provide? What’s the difference between them? What should I choose?
Let’s examine my use case: I only care about arcade games and I want overlays for each arcade game I own. What’s the best “package” for me? How do I setup HSM MB and the additional resource do do this.
(NOTE: I’m REALLY asking this. Since I come and go from the forums, sometimes for months, and my memory is very bad, every time I get back I have to get back on track and start from scratch, because in the meantime chances are I deleted the old Retroarch installation or installed a new distro over the old and so on…)
As you can see, I think it will be a fairly common question from now on. It’s impossible to rely on reading a 4200+ post forum thread for this. This kinds of FAQ should be addressed by a static landing page where you can just redirect new users. Of course each external resource should take care of documenting its basics, but since the project grew into a community, a single community page for all would be fantastic.