Commit f0cf1df4 authored by Screwtape's avatar Screwtape

Document higan's region-selection features.

parent 0034adab
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# Description
TODO: Put `NTSC-J|`, `NTSC-U|` or `PAL|`
at the beginning of the path
to force a region
for consoles where it can't be detected.
When launched with `--fullscreen`,
higan will automatically enter full-screen mode
when it starts.
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[the Game Library](../concepts/,
and then loaded from there when higan starts.
When loading a game from the Game Library
via higan's GUI,
you can force higan to emulate a particular regional variant
of the relevant console by
choosing a region code from the drop-down list
in the lower-right of the filesystem browser.
To achieve the same effect from the command-line,
`PATH` should be set to the region code used in the GUI,
followed by a vertical bar (`|`),
followed by actual filesystem path
to the game folder or ROM file to load.
# Examples
Play a previously-imported copy of Super Mario World
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higan --fullscreen ~/Emulation/"Super Famicom"/"Super Mario World.sfc"
Play a previously-imported copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 3,
forcing higan to emulate a Japanese Mega Drive:
higan "NTSC-J|$HOME/Emulation/Mega Drive/Sonic the Hedgehog"
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or just double-click the game,
and it will begin playing as though you'd just turned on the console.
the NTSC and PAL variants of a particular console
behave differently,
or the Japanese and American variants.
When opening a game from the Game Library,
a drop-down list in the bottom-right of the window
allows you to choose which regional variation
of the console it should emulate.
For most consoles,
higan can reliably guess which variant to use,
and the list defaults to "Auto".
To add a new game to your library,
choose "Load ROM File ..." from the Library menu.
A [filesystem browser](#the-filesystem-browser) will appear,
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**Note:** Some games require extra steps to import correctly;
see [the Game Library](#the-game-library) for details.
TODO: Mention the region-picker.
To add many games at once,
run icarus,
or choose "Import ROM Files ..." from the Library menu
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