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Load ROMS via NAS/FTP?

#1 User is offline SonicVaan 

Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

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Hey peeps, first off I'm sorry if this is in the wrong subforum. If it is, feel free to move it. ^^"

Basically I have a HDD connected on my router with a vast amount of games. When I'm at home I can open ROMS/BIN&CUE via KEGA Fusion just fine. When I'm on the go, I can access the NAS without any problems, since I have set everything up via dynamic DNS.

Alright so, is there a way I can do it aswell while being absent? I got the idea, because I can stream videos on my Android on the go via a FTP browser inside a file manager. However, on Windows 10 when I'm connecting via the Windows Explorer (i.e. ftp://xxx.ddns.net:12345/) I can't open files, just drag & drop them to the desktop and vice versa. Is there any way I can open/stream ROMS/BIN&CUE when not being home? Isn't there a software that I can connect the NAS with and that it will "act like a normal folder on Windows" i.e. so that I can open ROMs, etc?

If so, is there an emulator on Android that supports this aswell? That feature would be a godsent, since all you need is internet and it doesn't waste storage.
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#2 User is offline Overlord 

Posted 15 June 2018 - 01:10 PM

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Sounds like you need something that can use FTP servers as a mappable drive letter. http://www.killprog.com/fdrve.html was the first link I found on Google, there may be better ones.

#3 User is offline SonicVaan 

Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:39 PM

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Thanks man! I actually found a way better software, "DirectNET Drive". Now I can play a shitton of games without wasting storage. Shame such a thing is not possible for Android emulators...

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:00 PM

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Another option, if your router can do it, is to set up an OpenVPN server on your router. Then you can just connect to your home network when you're not at home and use everything as if you were actually on your network. The disadvantage of this is that all of your internet will be proxied through your home network while the VPN is active on your device, so you're limited by the upload/download speed of your home network. But you can just connect to the VPN when you need it and disconnect it when you're not. Several open source router firmwares can do it, I use DD-WRT.

I do this for times when I'm traveling and connected to insecure Wifi, because the traffic is encrypted. It beats paying for an actual VPN service when I can just host my own.

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