Choose a system to emulate.
- Find an emulator for the system you are looking for and examine the setup details:
- Download and install this emulator.
- Run mGalaxy_Runway, then:
- Drag and drop the selected system from the left column to the right column.
- Specify the paths to the emulator and the rom files.
- To finish, click on the ‘Save’ button. You can now launch mGalaxy.
Create a database.
- In mGalaxy_Runway, click on the ‘Update database’ tab.
- Select the type of items you want to retrieve.
- Choose the server on which the request will be made and enter the login and password.
- Click on the ‘Update all’ button.
- To finish, click the ‘Save’ button. You can now start mGalaxy.
Don’t miss our tutorials on YouTube!
The procedures described above, as well as additional step-by-step tutorials and tips are illustrated in video on our YouTube channel:
Using a database: What is a database and why use one?
By default, mGalaxy lists files by the way they are named, but this information alone is often not enough:
- the filename itself may be abbreviated or incomplete and therefore not represent the real name of the game.
- you would like to have additional information, such as a synopsis, the genre of the game, the number of players allowed, the release date.
All this information can be collected automatically by mGalaxy_Runway when creating a database.
Note also that in this process, image and video files can also be collected!
Using a script:
What is a script...and why use it?
When using an emulator with mGalaxy, 2 criteria are induced:
- the emulator must be able to run in full screen.
- you must be able to exit the emulator by pressing the ‘ESC’ key.
Sometimes an emulator will not allow to specify one or all of these 2 settings in the application. In this case, you need a ‘script’.
A script is a small piece of software between mGalaxy and the emulator to execute tasks that are not natively provided by the emulator.
mGalaxy comes with all the necessary scripts pre-installed.