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lemmingDev

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2nd monitor marquee not updating on game change - NXL HD
« on: September 26, 2022, 02:09:24 AM »
Hi All

Hoping you might be able to help nut out getting 2nd monitor images working on the NXL HD theme that comes on the TTX3 multi image

Here it is in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mq3cObqHfs with just one screen

Problem 1:
So, when a second monitor is hooked up, it only updates the marquee images on the 2nd screen when the 4x2 carousel grid changes, and even then, it's only showing the marquee picture from the game second across on the top row instead of the currently selected game. The main monitor is updating fine

It's as if the event for updating the second screen is only triggered when the carousel is changed, and it updates it based on what game is selected in a certain position on the main screen.

Hoping you might be able to point us in the right direction to have the correct game marquee show on the second monitor

Problem 2:
In screensaver mode, the marquees are just shown randomly instead of staying in sync with the game shown on the main screen

Thanks heaps
« Last Edit: September 27, 2022, 12:10:14 AM by lemmingDev »

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Re: 2nd monitor marquee not updating on game change
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2022, 10:41:18 AM »
this is a preview of the "artax-ttx3-mega-multi-v4.1-[JULY2022]-[FASTIO]-[JVS]"  remake, 
that i have done because i was so disappointed by it,  the theme was made quit a few years back now,,,,
new color, fly in animation + super smooth scrolling....word
my new drop in theme,  uses AM+ inersha code and the conveyer has been dropped for a better grid with animation...

their is onley one current beta tester.... working on a 4:3 also... 

demo = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN7IsZJkAec
help a friend....

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Re: 2nd monitor marquee not updating on game change
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2022, 10:46:32 AM »
also works on a second monitor    .almost forgot the jist of the question..lol//

sorry no help ...on the old one.....   :(
« Last Edit: September 26, 2022, 10:48:32 AM by jedione »
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Re: 2nd monitor marquee not updating on game change
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2022, 01:36:12 PM »
Thanks for the info, and the link to the video

Great work!

What's your intent for this theme? Will you release it stand alone, or exclusively in a new better than 4.1 multi you alluded to, or as some type of patch to 4.1 to save bandwidth? There are a number of us on the ARTAX Community Edition discord with secondary 1280x390 screens looking for exactly this

May I suggest that you increase the length of the blue Filtertag.png (at least that is what it was called in the original theme) and then adjust the .nut file to move the XX/XXX current number of total number text further to the right to accommodate systems with long names that sometimes cover up the numbers

We did it as part of the community updates to the v4 multi, when we thought there would be no more releases. We were happy to see a new release, but a little disappointed at the same time, such as yourself, by the lack of new content or polish etc

Happy to beta test if you like. Is there a discussion thread or discord on these efforts? Did you want to join our one?
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Re: 2nd monitor marquee not updating on game change - NXL HD
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2022, 04:20:51 AM »
Spent a bit of time on it and got both problems sorted

The theme is quite complicated for those who've taken a look at it before.

Ended up not using the multimon plugin and instead used the layout.nut file from the theme to show the correct marquee image on the 2nd monitor.

Also edited the screensaver.nut file to output the correct marquee image too