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ToxicOS App Installation


You need to create an install script that ToxicOS can use to install your apps.
Each script contains a list of applications, each application entry having information and directions for installation and optionally uninstallation associated with it.

Each application entry is made up by placing information inside tags. Most tags are required however some are optional.

Create an Install Script
 The Command structure
Ive color coded the example to make it easier to understand the command structure.

[APP]
[HEADER]
[TITLE]
Naplink
[/TITLE]
[EXEC]
/NAPLINK/NAPLINK.ELF
[/EXEC]
[/HEADER]
[INSTALL]
_MKDIR /NAPLINK
COPY /NAPLINK/NAPLINK.ELF /NAPLINK/NAPLINK.ELF
[/INSTALL]
[UNINSTALL]
REMOVE /NAPLINK/NAPLINK.ELF
_RMDIR /NAPLINK
[/UNINSTALL]
[/APP]


Each application entry starts with [APP] and ends with [/APP]. Each entry must
have a [HEADER] and [INSTALL] section  both of which must have a closing tag  [/    ]
 The [UNINSTALL] section is optional but recommended.

The following fields are  placed inside the [HEADER] section:

[TITLE]  : Title/name for the application - REQUIRED!
[EXEC]   : Path of executable once installed  - REQUIRED!
[AUTHOR] : Name of author(s) responsible for the application - optional.
[DESC]   : Description of the application - optional.

Inside the [INSTALL] or [UNINSTALL] sections you place the actions required for
that operation. The old HDD Explorer scripts required that each action be
specified inside an [ACTION] tag, however this is not required with the ToxicOS
scripts - just place one action per line. Supported actions are as follows:

COPY [source] [dest] - Copy the source file to the path specified by dest.
REMOVE [file]        - Remove a file.
MKDIR [dir]          - Make a directory.
RMDIR [dir]          - Remove a directory.

When a '_' charater is added to the start of the action, ie RMDIR becomes _RMDIR,
then if that action fails the installation process will continue. Otherwise if an
action fails the installation process will fail and ToxicOS will give an error.

Filenames specified in an installation script are not absolute, they are
relative to a certain location. This location depends on where the application
is being installed to (memory card or HDD) or from. You do not need to be concerned
with where files end up on the memory card or HDD, but note that when specifying a
source file in the install section, that file is relative to the directory where
the installation script is stored.

ToxicOS allows whitespace in installation scripts as well as comments. Any
text after a '#' character is treated as a comment.


The File Structure
I like to put my apps in their own folder, so i 've highlighted the file structure to  differentiate it from the command structure.
Open a New Document in NotePad. Now copy & paste the following example into it and edit it to match your file and folders or type each line manually.

[APP]
[HEADER]
[TITLE]
SNES
[/TITLE]
[EXEC]
/SNES/SNES.ELF
[/EXEC]
[/HEADER]
[INSTALL]
_MKDIR /SNES
COPY /SNES/SNES.ELF /SNES/SNES.ELF
[/INSTALL]
[UNINSTALL]
REMOVE /SNES/SNES.ELF
_RMDIR /SNES
[/UNINSTALL]
[/APP]

[APP]
[HEADER]
[TITLE]
SEGA
[/TITLE]
[EXEC]
/PGEN/PGEN.ELF
[/EXEC]
[/HEADER]
[INSTALL]
_MKDIR /PGEN
COPY /PGEN/PGEN.ELF /PGEN/PGEN.ELF
[/INSTALL]
[UNINSTALL]
REMOVE /PGEN/PGEN.ELF
_RMDIR /PGEN
[/UNINSTALL]
[/APP]

[APP]
[HEADER]
[TITLE]
LAUNCHELF
[/TITLE]
[EXEC]
/ULE/ULE.ELF
[/EXEC]
[/HEADER]
[INSTALL]
_MKDIR /ULE
COPY /ULE/ULE.ELF /ULE/ULE.ELF
[/INSTALL]
[UNINSTALL]
REMOVE /ULE/ULE.ELF
_RMDIR /ULE
[/UNINSTALL]
[/APP]

Next save it as INSTALL.CNF

 Prepare the files for installation
Just for simplicity and error prevention, name EVERYTHING in caps.

Create the folders  This is just an example, so you can name yours whatever you want
SNES
PGEN
ULE
Add the apps to their folders
SNES/
          SNES.ELF
PGEN/
           PGEN.ELF
ULE/
        ULE.ELF


Now copy the folders and the INSTALL.CNF to a USB stick .
If using a CD, drop them into  CDGenPS2 3.0 and create a  bin/cue, then burn the bin/cue to disc.


Installing apps with ToxicOS

From USB stick
  •  Load ToxicOS.
  •  Switch to the "Browser" tab, select mass:
  •  Navigate to where the  files (INSTALL.CNF and directories) are stored.
  •  Select the INSTALL.CNF file.
  •  Follow the directions, you will be asked to select which applications to install and where to install them to.
From CD
  • Load ToxicOS
  • Switch to the "Apps" tab, then select "Install" from the toolbar.
  • Follow the directions, you will be asked to select which applications to install and where to install them to.


Heres some pictures for those who need a visual aid.

Select INSTALL.CNF


Select YES to confirm the install


Select the apps you want to install.
All are selected by default, to de-select an app, press down on the directional pad and uncheck an app. Then press UP to select "Start Installation" and press X


Select the destination for the apps MC or HDD.
 For HDD a partition named ToxicOS ELF Storage will be created.
For MC  a floder named ToxicOS will be created.


Installation begins......


Confirmation of  successful installation


Thats it, go run your apps from the Apps Tab.

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