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Newgen Games Widget v1.1
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Published: December 20, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 usteg
And here's a widget to store Games

To use, just create a folder and dump in game shortcuts. After that, right click on the widget and set the folder path to said folder, and pick either a color or image background, and voila!


All credits go to ftware for Newgen

EDIT: I've updated the Games widget to now be sorted in a grid-like format, which you can adjust freely, hence v1.1 is ready for use. V1.2 will be coming soon, which will merely have a proper icon, and will be featured on the Store
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djrmc's avatar
sry not to introduce my self im new here i really admire ur work it
djrmc's avatar
HOW ABOUT AN OPEN WIDGET TO LAUNCH ANY SHORTCUT APP RATHER THAN USING the start menu widget to all programs not that its not cool
djrmc's avatar
this is really nice but an icon with the widget could be more interesting
Jelle04's avatar
Will you, if you have time, upload the working version for newgen V11.
thnx,
Jelle
usteg's avatar
I'm sorry, it has been ages since I logged on as I've been caught up in multiple projects. If you don't mind waiting a little longer, I am going to release a better version of this widget (one that doesn't require you to create an external folder full of shortcuts, and instead lets you add tiles that you can fully customize, among other features), which I should have completed by December.
Jelle04's avatar
I hope you won't forget to upload it for V11?
knowing that you are busy.

greetings,
jelle
Jelle04's avatar
Hi Usteg,

I got a mail from Neeraj that you are trying to update this widget for Newgen V.11. When will it be there. It would be great if so!

greetings,
Jelle
usteg's avatar
oh snap, completely slipped my mind to submit the working version for V11. As I'm swamped with work right now, I'll try to have it uploaded by tomorrow
SARdriver's avatar
Yo. Widget is working great. But having a slight problem. No images appear in the grids, only the text. The same is happening with the Pictures V2 widget.
usteg's avatar
I'll need to know what version of Windows you're running, and what version of Newgen too. I have not tested my widgets on Newgen 9, so there are bound to be bugs here and there (somebody told me the widgets don't work on 9). Any other feedback would be useful (such as do you use .lnk files in the target folder, etc)
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Ah. Sorry. I'm using Windows XP SP3 with Newgen 8. I'm not sure if this is the correct procedure, but I basically copied the shortcuts from the desktop into the folder I would be using.
usteg's avatar
that would usually be the correct procedure indeed. Mmm, I'll need some time to do some research into the problem (could be platform-related to XP) and hopefully I can find a solution
Jelle04's avatar
Yes i tried also the other widgets you made, but the same problem.
I think you are right, it is only for newgen 8.0
I would love it if you will make them also possible for 9.0, because the ar great.
Jelle04's avatar
Hi there,
This is great.
I tried it, but doesn't work.
I downloaded it, put it in a folder called Game under folder Newgen.
Made a subfolder with the the gameshortcuts.
Now i dont see the gamewidget in Newgen. How can i made it visible?
usteg's avatar
did you set the folder path in the settings of the widget? Shouldn't really matter where you put the folder as long as you have the path set. Right-clicking on the widget will show you the settings option
Jelle04's avatar
I have set the folderpathh in the games.config,
but i cannot create the widget in Newgen.
I cannot create it with pin widget\tile or pin application or cannot find the widget in the store.

I think also; why is this widget not there in the store, it is a good widget?
usteg's avatar
i haven't submitted it to the store as there are still a few things that i need to add/edit (like a proper icon) before I can deem it complete.

mmm, most odd. Can you take a screenshot of your widgets directory? You have to make sure that there's only one level of folder above for Newgen to read the widget (aka .../Widgets/Games/, not .../Widgets/Games/Games/)
Jelle04's avatar
Yes this is odd.
I have the directory as:
C:\Program Files (x86\Ftware\Newgen\Widgets\Games
In folder widgets there are: calendar, clock, computer, control panel, pictures, etc.
In folder Games there are your files and also links for games (i have also made the config to this folder.

Note: I have Windows 7 64bit
But newgen and its widgets works very good.
usteg's avatar
mmm, open games.config with notepad and try to see if the folder path is set to the folder you want
Jelle04's avatar
This is what I have written in games.config:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Settings xmlns:xsd="[link]" xmlns:xsi="[link]">
<Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Ftware\Newgen\Widgets\Games\</Path>
<GridLimit>3</GridLimit>
<UseBgImage>true</UseBgImage>
<BgImagePath>C:\Program Files (x86)\Ftware\Newgen\Widgets\Games\Voyager.jpg</BgImagePath>
</Settings>

I made my own Backgroundimage and put it also in the same folder as where all your files are (folder Games).
What is still wrong?

When I start newgen I do not see your widget.
usteg's avatar
are you perhaps using the latest Newgen 9?
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mitawa's avatar
Works fine... Thank you. (How did I miss this widget?)
As ~kum1te has pointed out, once I open widget, "Some apps have a tiny icons so the big square appears transparent with a tiny icon inside while some apps have a huge icon that fits the entire square"
Ditto.
usteg's avatar
that seems to be related to the shortcuts themselves, as certain icon images are drawn from a dll and thus come out really, really small.

In the coming update, there will be added option to change the icon image to address the issue.
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