You might know the Compressed Hunk of Data (CHD) format used by MAME to distribute games on CD-ROM more easily (CPS3, Laserdisc, even NAOMI, although this used GD-ROM, but it is the same)
Well, currently several emulators have implemented support for ISOs compressed in CHD format to save disk space (Very useful for users of Retropie or with a HDD with little space)
Very well, the point of the post is to explain how to compress ISOs to this format, so ... The first thing you need is the CHDMAN tool (which Please login or register to see this link. )
As an example, I will use a Cybersled ISO. Put it in the same folder as the CHDMAN (If your case is like mine, a multitrack ISO, extract it in a subfolder)
Now just drag and drop the folder where the ISO is to the .bat file named ''CUE or GDI to CHD.bat'
And just wait for the process to finish, at the end you would have a file with a CHD extension ready to be used in both Retropie and Retroarch via BeetlePSX core
And so you end up, with a fully functional CHD
The whole guide is applicable for the same process in reverse, if you want to extract CHDs, simply drag and drop your CHD to the .bat file called ''Extract CHD to CUE.bat'' (In case it is a Dreamcast ISO, you should do it to ''Extract CHD to GDI.bat'')
Today I wanna show everyone how you can stream your PS4 directly to your PC using a LAN cable attached directly from your PS4 to your laptop or PC. This is more geared towards people with laptops or Windows based tablets who want to play ps4 games if they don't wanna connect directly to a TV or use remote play through the internet which will cause lag and delays. This method is going to be doing a direct connection from your PS4 to your PC/Laptop. I have tested this myself and had to figure things out. The advantages of doing this is no lag/delays, no dips in quality from streaming and no controller input lag. You will not be connecting to sony's servers which cuts out another point of Delay/Lag
(NOTE): This is easiest using Windows 10 because windows 10 has a built in WiFi hotspot option.
(NOTE 2): Only Windows 8.1+ is supported due to Sony's remote play not supporting Windows 7 or Windows 8
(NOTE 3): the initial setup will require your PS4 hooked up to a TV as you can not change NETWORK settings while using remote play
(NOTE 4): You may have to sign in the first on the remote play program it is a one time thing and you will not need to do that in the future as it is completely offline.
(NOTE 5): The WIFI Hotspot in Windows 10 will shut off after 10 minutes or so due to nothing being "connected to it" this is OK as the Hotspot is only used as a bridge for the initial remote play connection and will still function after remote play has started and 10 minutes has passed.
(Note 6): The Standard PS4 can only output remote play at 720p while the PS4 Pro can output remote play at 1080p. Both can do 60FPS though. In the remote play pc program settings select the high frame rate option.
1. Download the PS4 remote play program Please login or register to see this link. 2. Download the latest PS4 Remote Play Auto-Patcher. This will allow you to use remote play offline without having to connect through Sony's servers. Download it here: Please login or register to see this link. 3. Install the PS4 remote play program then before you run the program use the Auto-Patcher you downloaded which will automatically patch the program for offline use. 4. Connect your PS4 to your Laptop/PC directly with a LAN cable. (The LAN connection will be listed as unidentified network and say no internet. This is normal.) If you are using Windows 10 continue following this. Windows 8.1 users please follow the guide in the windows 8.1 section below:
5. Right click on the wifi icon on the bottom right and select "Open Network and Internet Settings" click "Change Adapter Settings" right click on the wifi adapter and click properties. Click the sharing tab and check the box that says "Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection" and click ok. 6. On your computer click the notifications/options button on the bottom right of the screen (next to the time and date) and click "Mobile Hotspot" (This is how we are bridging our connections to connect directly to the PS4. You are not actually connecting through the Hotspot) 7. On your PS4 go to Settings and then Network and run the setup with LAN selected instead of WIFI. Do the default/automatic setup. Nothing needs to be changed (If you are using a hacked PS4 you can setup the DNS if you need) and run a network test to confirm everything connects. 8. On the PC run the PS4 remote play program, Adjust settings if needed, Hook up your controller and click start. The program will say searching nearby and in a few seconds will say connecting (If it says searching online for ps4 make sure the wifi hotspot is on as it turns off after about 10 minutes of nothing being connected to it) 6. You are all set! Enjoy playing! Windows 8.1 Wifi hotspot setup guide:
This is more complicated getting a Hotspot setup on windows 8.1 due to it not having the function built in as an option but can be done.
Follow this guide here to set it up Please login or register to see this link. and then once that is done continue onto step 5 above and ignore step 6.
Not many people will have a use for this but I find it nice if you wanna play your PS4 games in a more comfortable setting without lag or are on a trip where you don't have access to a TV.
If you have any questions or I missed something or need to add anything please let me know in the comments!
This is my first tutorial and took a lot of trial and error getting working but I use this all the time.