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Attract-Mode Support => Themes => Topic started by: kent79 on July 29, 2017, 05:26:40 AM

Title: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.13
Post by: kent79 on July 29, 2017, 05:26:40 AM
This is Grid Pro Theme. Try to find a best way to support all systems and all games simplify.

Thank you for "xabis" providing coding to improve the theme.

Setup Guide:

1. Unzip file and put it to AM folder
2. AM option-> General-> Start Mode-> change to "Show display menu"
3. AM option-> Displays-> System Name-> Change Layout to "GridPro"
4. AM option-> Displays-> Display Menu Options-> Change Menu /Style Layout to "GridPro_Menu"
5. AM option-> Controls -> Left-> Change Default Action to "Previous Page"
6. AM option-> Controls -> Right-> Change Default Action to "Next Page"
7. AM option-> Controls -> Display Menu -> Assign a button for back to "Display Menu"
8. AM option-> Controls -> Page Up -> Assign a button (This is optional if you need fast forward to find game)
9 AM option-> Controls -> Page Down -> Assign a button (This is optional if you need fast backward to find game)
10. Update image file name matching your system name (\Attract Mode\layouts\GridPro\systems)
11. Update image file name matching your system name (\Attract Mode\menu-art\wheel)
12. Please go post #48 to see how to setup filter
http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1824.45 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1824.45)
13. Please go post #54 to see how to setup system snap demo function
http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1824.45 (http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1824.45)
14. Enjoy!!!!  ;D


v1.10 Preview:
https://youtu.be/IO-t5ay9aeE

v1.13 (HD) Download Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzb9nzgpko7p7ga/AMGPS%20HD%20v1.13.zip?dl=0

v1.13 (4:3) Download Link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pj7l71rchys2zq4/AMGPS%20v1.13.zip?dl=0

System intro video (optional)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPIvkw0x8uU&list=PL1PXwlmbNk-p3qTUxIkfbRkMwatkMefiC
Title: Re: Iameddysmith Intro + Grid Menu + Virtual Cabinet Theme
Post by: bundangdon on July 29, 2017, 07:10:50 AM
Very nice! Looking forward to the release of this layout  :D
Title: Re: Iameddysmith Intro + Grid Menu + Virtual Cabinet Theme
Post by: chad.burdette88 on July 31, 2017, 09:25:03 PM
This is pretty unique man! Digging it. Where did you get all the cinematic videos used in the splash screen?
Title: Re: Iameddysmith Intro + Grid Menu + Virtual Cabinet Theme
Post by: Iameddysmith on August 03, 2017, 08:38:04 AM
The cinematic vids are all created by James Baker. He makes them for launch box but just added his stuff to arcade punks and retrohumanoid is a great cinematic creator as well.
Title: Re: Iameddysmith Intro + Grid Menu + Virtual Cabinet Theme
Post by: Zaxth on August 03, 2017, 03:51:08 PM
This is excellent. Grids are cool. Good job :)
Title: Re: Iameddysmith Intro + Grid Menu + Virtual Cabinet Theme
Post by: bundangdon on August 03, 2017, 07:18:04 PM
Great work! I'll definitely be using that main menu theme :)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme
Post by: kent79 on August 04, 2017, 07:49:20 AM
Just updated again for GUI. You may see it on post #1 image. Youtube demo video will be updated later  ;D
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme
Post by: bundangdon on August 04, 2017, 07:16:27 PM
Waiting anxiously  ;D
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme
Post by: kent79 on August 05, 2017, 05:01:56 AM
Below is latest preview video  :)

https://youtu.be/afpl40l7woE
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme
Post by: bundangdon on August 05, 2017, 07:48:16 AM
Extremely impressive  ;D
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme
Post by: kent79 on August 06, 2017, 08:34:36 AM
Just completed all coding and should be released on next days.

Well,  a theme is only optimize for widen screen. Any one would like to CRT version? Please let me know 
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme
Post by: wallacepnts on August 08, 2017, 11:07:28 AM
Great theme, it would be great to have the CRT version.
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.0 released)
Post by: kent79 on August 09, 2017, 06:16:32 AM
Happy to say, the theme is released. Please try it and give some advise.

CRT version is still WIP. Please wait  :)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.0 released)
Post by: jedione on August 09, 2017, 06:57:36 AM
go,s to show, the attention to detail is great, use of sound also..
i love how if you dont choose anything after a bit it kicks you back to
the main menu  brilliant ...
thanks   well done,  going to try on the pi next
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.0 released)
Post by: kent79 on August 09, 2017, 07:35:09 AM
go,s to show, the attention to detail is great, use of sound also..
i love how if you dont choose anything after a bit it kicks you back to
the main menu  brilliant ...
thanks   well done,  going to try on the pi next

Thank you. I also know a performance on rpi, especially while "gris art" setting is snap. Please must report it later . Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.0 released)
Post by: bundangdon on August 09, 2017, 10:33:31 AM
Fantastic work! This is an extremely well made layout! My only gripe is that the main menu has a limit of 25 platforms/systems and I was able to find in the .nut file where you can change this. However, when I change it to something like 7 local rows and 7 local cols, the highlighted place-holder (a yellow frame) for the chosen system is about 2 or 3 times too big and slightly out of position. Is there any way to correct this?
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.0 released)
Post by: kent79 on August 09, 2017, 04:44:26 PM
Fantastic work! This is an extremely well made layout! My only gripe is that the main menu has a limit of 25 platforms/systems and I was able to find in the .nut file where you can change this. However, when I change it to something like 7 local rows and 7 local cols, the highlighted place-holder (a yellow frame) for the chosen system is about 2 or 3 times too big and slightly out of position. Is there any way to correct this?

Just updated the theme version to 1.1. Now you can select the row & column size by yourself. Please download it again in post #1  :)

Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.1 released)
Post by: kent79 on August 09, 2017, 05:11:49 PM
Updated to v1.2 since I find a issue on previous version  :P
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.2 released)
Post by: wallacepnts on August 09, 2017, 06:34:40 PM
Very good Congratulations! I would like to see this theme as Steam's Big Picture.
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.2 released)
Post by: jedione on August 09, 2017, 07:00:19 PM
here is a request,,,  never could fix this with my own grid theme  a chalange!

something that has bothered me from the beginning of grid themes.

after entering into a console,,,,     then you go back to the main menu screen
all of the consoles have shifted positions from their last spots,, it drives me nuts..
to the point that i dont even use my one custom grid theme....

if you have a fix for the ,, i would say it';s the shure shot
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.2 released)
Post by: kent79 on August 09, 2017, 07:19:19 PM
here is a request,,,  never could fix this with my own grid theme  a chalange!

something that has bothered me from the beginning of grid themes.

after entering into a console,,,,     then you go back to the main menu screen
all of the consoles have shifted positions from their last spots,, it drives me nuts..
to the point that i dont even use my one custom grid theme....

if you have a fix for the ,, i would say it';s the shure shot

Ok. I will study it how to do. I can't promise you it can fix since my coding doesn't good enough.:)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.0 released)
Post by: bundangdon on August 09, 2017, 08:16:01 PM

Just updated the theme version to 1.1. Now you can select the row & column size by yourself. Please download it again in post #1  :)

Thank you for the quick response! All problems solved now  :D
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.2 released)
Post by: kent79 on August 10, 2017, 05:02:03 AM
here is a request,,,  never could fix this with my own grid theme  a chalange!

something that has bothered me from the beginning of grid themes.

after entering into a console,,,,     then you go back to the main menu screen
all of the consoles have shifted positions from their last spots,, it drives me nuts..
to the point that i dont even use my one custom grid theme....

if you have a fix for the ,, i would say it';s the shure shot

It seems the issue was fixed. Please try to test version 1.3  ;)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.3 released)
Post by: P47 on August 10, 2017, 02:19:21 PM
Very nice....

Possibilities for a Vertical Layout ?
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.3 released)
Post by: Obiwantje on August 10, 2017, 03:25:16 PM
+1 on a Vertical Layout for both LCD and CRT  :D
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.4 released) HD & CRT version
Post by: kent79 on August 11, 2017, 07:32:16 AM
CRT version was released. Please try  :)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.4 released) HD & CRT version
Post by: jedione on August 11, 2017, 07:11:09 PM
what is the diff in a crt layout ?      in laymen s term

sorry i just dont know. not hip to that thanks.

maybe graphically different? or screen ratio.
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.4 released) HD & CRT version
Post by: kent79 on August 11, 2017, 07:34:43 PM
what is the diff in a crt layout ?      in laymen s term

sorry i just dont know. not hip to that thanks.

maybe graphically different? or screen ratio.

Sorry, it should be ratio for 4:3 Resolution  ;D
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.4 released) HD & 4:3 version
Post by: jedione on August 12, 2017, 06:35:37 AM
was wondering in the main menu when i move up,down i get the noise
but not when i go left or right,  is this just me,

Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.4 released) HD & 4:3 version
Post by: bundangdon on August 12, 2017, 08:20:41 AM
was wondering in the main menu when i move up,down i get the noise
but not when i go left or right,  is this just me,

Seems to be okay here. I get the clicking sounds in both directions :)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.5 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: kent79 on August 19, 2017, 07:16:00 AM
The theme update to version 1.5. This is so amazing using Jedione's video to grid theme.

Also, I upload all files with system logos in this time. Hope you enjoy.

Original Jedione's theme Post
http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1248.msg9042#msg9042

- add image, video or snap options to be backgroup artwork
- improve some animation effect
- fix bugs

v1.5 Preview
https://youtu.be/sWO3kxMlLus

Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.5 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: jedione on August 19, 2017, 07:28:17 AM
i love it ,,  im thinking of putting some large dinosaurs grazing in the background with
some ambient music playing.

great work ,  i have a feeling its not over yet..
thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.5 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: jedione on August 19, 2017, 07:46:41 AM
i love your timer to go back to the menu so much ,,,i made it into a .nut file by its self

just drop it in any theme , and add    fe.do_nut("timer.nut");  to the end of your theme script
and your good.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e4c186rzy5th75q/timer.nut?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/e4c186rzy5th75q/timer.nut?dl=0)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.5 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: kent79 on August 19, 2017, 04:50:25 PM
Sound Great  :)

@jedione

I would like to add sound while click a button. But it is not work. Do you know how to do that? I suspect it is a bug for a AM. 

http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1667.msg11831#msg11831
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.5 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: jedione on August 19, 2017, 06:33:40 PM
sorry,,  looks like your on the right track,,,but this is beyond me
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.51 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: kent79 on August 23, 2017, 04:33:52 AM
update to v1.51 --- fixed minor bug
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.51 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: jalobaba on August 25, 2017, 06:39:01 AM
I'm thinking of making my own layout and came across yours which is pretty close. The main difference would be that once you pick an emulator (e.g. MAME) you then are presented with another grid of the filters, you click on one of those, and then see the games that are in that filter. I use the filters to sort the many games into the standard categories (Run&Jump, Fighter, etc.) and would have an image or just even the name of the category in a 2D grid.

This would make finding a game more of a hierarchical experience which would I think is more intuitive.
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.51 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: kent79 on September 01, 2017, 06:49:51 PM
I'm thinking of making my own layout and came across yours which is pretty close. The main difference would be that once you pick an emulator (e.g. MAME) you then are presented with another grid of the filters, you click on one of those, and then see the games that are in that filter. I use the filters to sort the many games into the standard categories (Run&Jump, Fighter, etc.) and would have an image or just even the name of the category in a 2D grid.

This would make finding a game more of a hierarchical experience which would I think is more intuitive.

This is still thing how to write a code  :-[
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.51 released) HD & 4:3 version with system logos
Post by: kent79 on September 02, 2017, 05:48:42 AM
I know sub menu is good for frontend. But I didn't know how to write the code. Finally, I develop a filter sub menu bar to be instead of. This is still WIP. What do you think ?

Demo
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.51 released) - Filter sub menu bar is WIP
Post by: kent79 on September 05, 2017, 05:17:56 PM
Happy to say version 1.6 was released , below is filter menu bar setup guide, Enjoy

Demo 1.6
https://youtu.be/tqTNhgoRAJE

- add filter bar
- bugs fix

1. Create Filter - edit attact.cfg

example:

Code: [Select]
display MAME
layout               GridPro
romlist              MAME
in_cycle             yes
in_menu              yes
filter               All
filter               Favourites
rule                 Favourite equals 1
filter               Action
rule                 Category contains Fighter
filter               Shooting
rule                 Category contains Shooter
filter               Racing
rule                 Category contains Driving
filter               Sports
rule                 Category contains Sports
filter               Puzzle
rule                 Category contains Puzzle


2. Edit Filter Bar Part I in layout.nut

example:

It controls a text initial name of filter shown in the bar.

Code: [Select]
local fbt1 = fe.add_text ("ALL", -18, 30, 73, 18);
local fbt2 = fe.add_text ("FAV", 52, 30, 73, 18);
local fbt3 = fe.add_text ("ACT", 122, 30, 73, 18);

3. Edit Filter Bar Part II in layout.nut

You need to update below value to match your system filter name

Code: [Select]
case "All":
...
case "Favourites":
...
case "Action":

4.  Assign button for Previews Button & Next Button on AM option-> Controls

5. Enjoy


Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: bundangdon on September 06, 2017, 12:47:53 AM
Great work once again! Thank you!
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: xabis on September 21, 2017, 07:42:00 PM
There are some issues I noticed with 1.6 HD version. fwiw, I am running on the nightly build, though stable is affected as well:

For the 'GridPro' layout, videos are not properly updating when selecting an item that scrolls the list. A video still plays, because you can hear it, but no video is displayed, only the snapshot. Selecting an item horizontally does not fix this, but selecting vertically does, making videos appear again.

I noticed the 'timeout' does not reset when selecting horizontally, but it does vertically and when the list scrolls. Complete opposite of the video problem, so possibly related. additionally, the select sound is only emitted vertically, and not horizontally.

couple suggestions:
* you should move your project to github. you can have zip releases, instead of using drop box
* please consider adding a layout option to turn off the background music for the display menu
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: kent79 on September 22, 2017, 05:25:04 AM
There are some issues I noticed with 1.6 HD version. fwiw, I am running on the nightly build, though stable is affected as well:

For the 'GridPro' layout, videos are not properly updating when selecting an item that scrolls the list. A video still plays, because you can hear it, but no video is displayed, only the snapshot. Selecting an item horizontally does not fix this, but selecting vertically does, making videos appear again.

I noticed the 'timeout' does not reset when selecting horizontally, but it does vertically and when the list scrolls. Complete opposite of the video problem, so possibly related. additionally, the select sound is only emitted vertically, and not horizontally.

couple suggestions:
* you should move your project to github. you can have zip releases, instead of using drop box
* please consider adding a layout option to turn off the background music for the display menu

Thank you for your suggestion and may be updated later.

For videos and timer issue, please make sure controls setting like as below image.

I think it may be bugs for AM  :o

Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: xabis on September 22, 2017, 05:56:05 PM
I went ahead and fixed the issues and made some enhancements while I was in there. I have attached the updated nuts to this post. Use or dont use however you like. Note that this is the HD version only.

List of changes:
* pretty heavy refactor of the 'GridPro' nut, have a look
* fixed videos not updating properly when paging the list
* layout stuff was moved into the class, so that the idle reset could take advantage of the native selection from the conveyor. this was done so that tracking and updating the idle count wasnt being done through a timer
* idle count is now flushed out immediately on reset
* selection sound was moved to update_frame instead of the less accurate transition callback
* the filter bar is no longer hard coded: it will build the list dynamically from what filters are configured on the display. The first three characters are taken as the abbreviated name, since how you have this setup is fixed width.
* If there is no year, the title will no longer have blank parenthesis. example: "Game Title ()"
* updated the signals logic from the official 'Grid' layout
* idle timeout out can now be disabled in the options
* selection sound can now be disabled in the options. Please note that AM has general sound options already for selections, so forcing playback (especially as 'music') may have problems for people that have these configured
* background music on 'GridPro_Menu' can now be disabled in the options

enjoy~
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: xabis on September 22, 2017, 08:25:29 PM
More updates:
* Fixed a bug where I accidentally used the name instead of the title of the rom
* I added "wheel" as an option to the grid list, and if in wheel mode, a nice shadow effects gets added

Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: kent79 on September 22, 2017, 08:43:23 PM
I went ahead and fixed the issues and made some enhancements while I was in there. I have attached the updated nuts to this post. Use or dont use however you like. Note that this is the HD version only.

List of changes:
* pretty heavy refactor of the 'GridPro' nut, have a look
* fixed videos not updating properly when paging the list
* layout stuff was moved into the class, so that the idle reset could take advantage of the native selection from the conveyor. this was done so that tracking and updating the idle count wasnt being done through a timer
* idle count is now flushed out immediately on reset
* selection sound was moved to update_frame instead of the less accurate transition callback
* the filter bar is no longer hard coded: it will build the list dynamically from what filters are configured on the display. The first three characters are taken as the abbreviated name, since how you have this setup is fixed width.
* If there is no year, the title will no longer have blank parenthesis. example: "Game Title ()"
* updated the signals logic from the official 'Grid' layout
* idle timeout out can now be disabled in the options
* selection sound can now be disabled in the options. Please note that AM has general sound options already for selections, so forcing playback (especially as 'music') may have problems for people that have these configured
* background music on 'GridPro_Menu' can now be disabled in the options

enjoy~

Look great. Could you help to modify original v1.6 nut file to add below 2 items only? Thanks. 

* idle count is now flushed out immediately on reset

* the filter bar is no longer hard coded: it will build the list dynamically from what filters are configured on the display. The first three characters are taken as the abbreviated name, since how you have this setup is fixed width.
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: xabis on September 23, 2017, 09:00:24 AM
Flushing the timer out immediately, requires decoupling the update from the timer, which is why I rearranged the layout the way I did; this cannot be done otherwise.

I am not really interested in back-porting only the filter bar changes to the current official 1.6 version, because of the number of crippling bugs in it, but you may cherry pick the code as you like.

If you are not interested in the other changes, then I will fork the the project and re-release in another thread at some point in the near future.

Side note: for the system graphic, you should consider using "systems/[System]" instead of "systems/[DisplayName]", because for consoles, most people will be configuring the emulator to use thegamesdb for scraping, and "system" will always be the same for everyone, where as display name forces your users to use a very specific name for each display to get these to appear. This will require renaming the pngs in your layout, though.
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.6 released) - Filter sub menu bar
Post by: kent79 on September 23, 2017, 08:18:46 PM
Thank you for your explanation. I will update my version later  :)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.7 released)
Post by: kent79 on September 24, 2017, 03:30:45 AM
Thank you for "xabis" providing coding. The new version is base on it.  :)

- filter bar is no longer hard coded
- idle count is now flushed out immediately on reset
- background music on 'GridPro_Menu' can now be disabled in the options
- bugs fix

Filter setup

1. Create Filter - edit attact.cfg

example:

Code: [Select]
display MAME
layout               GridPro
romlist              MAME
in_cycle             yes
in_menu              yes
filter               All
filter               Favourites
rule                 Favourite equals 1
filter               Action
rule                 Category contains Fighter
filter               Shooting
rule                 Category contains Shooter
filter               Racing
rule                 Category contains Driving
filter               Sports
rule                 Category contains Sports
filter               Puzzle
rule                 Category contains Puzzle

2.  Assign button for Previews Button & Next Button on AM option-> Controls

3. Enjoy
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.7 released)
Post by: jedione on September 24, 2017, 07:39:10 AM
thanks for 1.7,,,, excellent....
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.7 released)
Post by: jedione on September 24, 2017, 09:36:20 AM
quick update,, on pie3  1.7vs  - 4:3

the code needs to be updated for vid's and images to show.. change from artwork to image.

if ( my_config["select_bgArt"] == "image" ){
   bgArt = fe.add_image("bg.jpg", 0, 0, 800, 600 );
}

else if ( my_config["select_bgArt"] == "video" ){
   bgArt = fe.add_image("bg.mp4", 0, 0, 800, 600 );



thanks again..
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.7 released)
Post by: kent79 on September 24, 2017, 03:39:54 PM
quick update,, on pie3  1.7vs  - 4:3

the code needs to be updated for vid's and images to show.. change from artwork to image.

if ( my_config["select_bgArt"] == "image" ){
   bgArt = fe.add_image("bg.jpg", 0, 0, 800, 600 );
}

else if ( my_config["select_bgArt"] == "video" ){
   bgArt = fe.add_image("bg.mp4", 0, 0, 800, 600 );



thanks again..

Thank you reply and version update to 1.71  :)
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.8 released)
Post by: kent79 on October 08, 2017, 03:54:36 AM
Dear All,

Nice to see forum back.

Version update to v1.8
- minor bugs fix
- modify default "Idle TimeOut" value to 30 sec
- add animation of home menu layout
- add system intro demo function
- add NDS system & console logo
 
Try to modify screensaver config to be system intro demo function. System Intro video can randomly play once then back to home menu. Of course, intro video will play again when next time out trigger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eATrb51ELhs&feature=youtu.be

How to:

1. Download version 1.8 pack and replace screensaver.nut file
2. Confirm a value "Idle TimeOut" Option setting where it is on Display Configure, for example 30 sec
3. Goto Screen Saver Configure , change "Screen Saver TimeOut" to 35 sec (This is very important. Make sure the value must be great then "Idle TimeOut" value.)
4. Put system intro videos to \Attract Mode\menu-art\snap. (Make sure file name matching your system)
5. Done
Title: Re: Grid Pro Theme (v1.8 released)
Post by: kent79 on October 15, 2017, 03:35:53 AM
Happy to say, Screen saver issue fixed. I will release new version soon  :)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attact Mode Grid Pro System) V1.9
Post by: kent79 on October 16, 2017, 04:18:37 AM
Just Updated to version v1.9. Theme name was changed to AMGPS

- fixed screen saver issue. Now screen saver time out setting was moving to AMGPS Home Theme option (You may set any value of time out). Please make sure disable (set to 0) AM default screen saver setting.

- add BG image continuous sliding effect. You may config it on theme options. The effect is some lag issue in this moment. I don't know why. Hope some one can fix it.

 :)

Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.91
Post by: kent79 on October 18, 2017, 01:43:28 AM
Update to version 1.91

- minor update animation for selection item effect
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.91
Post by: bundangdon on October 18, 2017, 01:57:17 AM
Wow, fancy new name :) Great work once again!
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.92
Post by: qqplayer on October 19, 2017, 04:26:47 AM
Update to version 1.91

- minor update animation for selection item effect

Looks awesome , thanks for your work.
Can you help me to create a simple grid theme but "with vertical" flow only.
I mean I want a simple grid to navigate up and down.

(https://i.imgur.com/EeNlOwK.png)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.10
Post by: kent79 on October 23, 2017, 09:11:41 AM
New version is released. Add show favorite game icon function. Please make sure set up add/remove favorite button in AM  :)

v1.10 Preview:
https://youtu.be/IO-t5ay9aeE
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: kent79 on October 24, 2017, 05:47:23 PM
Sorry, There is something wrong in previous version. Please download a new version 1.11. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: sportman on October 26, 2017, 11:07:56 AM
Awesome work on this theme, i'm trying to get it configured on my 240p retrotink hooked up via component to a 27inch toshiba crt with component in... I struggle to get things to look right though, maybe its just bad artwork but do you have any guide specifically for optimizing for crts in 240p?

happy to help test future releases on 4:3 crt
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: mickael28 on November 08, 2017, 05:30:21 AM
Hey, would it be possible to choose a different grid with flyers+videos, eg, 4x5 or 4x4? or if not, could you please see if this can be incorporated in a future release? It'd be pretty useful if we can configure that part...

Really good layout though!
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: kent79 on November 09, 2017, 03:35:46 PM
Hey, would it be possible to choose a different grid with flyers+videos, eg, 4x5 or 4x4? or if not, could you please see if this can be incorporated in a future release? It'd be pretty useful if we can configure that part...

Really good layout though!

Thank you. Actually, you may change these settings in option.  :)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: mickael28 on November 10, 2017, 04:13:21 AM
Thank you. Actually, you may change these settings in option.  :)

I don't seem to have that option...

If I go to the layouts, I can choose 2 options, AMGPS or AMGPS_Menu.

The possibility to change the grid rows and columns appears in the AMGPS_Menu layout, but if I do that... the layout will just display the wheel images when I exit, ie, no videos and not flyers, just the titles of the games.

If I choose AMGPS layout, then I can see videos and flyers, but in that case, the options for the AMGPS layout do not have the entries for row and columns.

Attaching the options I can see below. Is there a way to choose grid columns and rows for the AMGPS layout (not for the AMGPS_Menu layout)? or am I doing something wrong so that the AMGPS layout can read the settings we choose in AMGPS_Menu layout, if that's possible?
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: kent79 on November 10, 2017, 04:58:06 PM
I have thought your idea as before. But finally I decided not to add it. The reason is "Enough". Hope you can understand it.

Actually, you can change the nut file by you needs. Hope you can enjoy the theme  :) 






Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: mickael28 on November 11, 2017, 08:00:25 PM
I have thought your idea as before. But finally I decided not to add it. The reason is "Enough". Hope you can understand it.

Actually, you can change the nut file by you needs. Hope you can enjoy the theme  :)

Quick question, in that nut file. Could you please let me know what is the variable (or the section) that controls the height of the video?

If I put 4x4, flyers appear fine, but videos are appearing twice as big and they go off the screen...

Many thanks!
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: kent79 on November 16, 2017, 10:55:42 PM
I have thought your idea as before. But finally I decided not to add it. The reason is "Enough". Hope you can understand it.

Actually, you can change the nut file by you needs. Hope you can enjoy the theme  :)

Quick question, in that nut file. Could you please let me know what is the variable (or the section) that controls the height of the video?

If I put 4x4, flyers appear fine, but videos are appearing twice as big and they go off the screen...

Many thanks!

You can change this line

snap_t = fe.add_artwork("snap", 700, 55, 300, 300);
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: mickael28 on November 17, 2017, 03:19:53 PM
It seems that was the option that was there by default:
 
Code: [Select]
//Setup Art
        snap_t = fe.add_artwork("snap", 700, 55, 300, 300);
snap_t.trigger = Transition.EndNavigation;

Which is the one displaying the videos quite large...

There's a new layout, http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=4c828i07srbmpo8j7q54r3be75&topic=1964.0, which allows us to do what we want (choose number of rows and columns per video) and the design is really good, but... moving between games is not smooth at present, hence that it's a compromise

I am trying to see if I can use that design, with the way you move between frames, as that would be ideal.

I'll let you guys know if I manage it...
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: kent79 on November 17, 2017, 03:52:23 PM
It seems that was the option that was there by default:
 
Code: [Select]
//Setup Art
        snap_t = fe.add_artwork("snap", 700, 55, 300, 300);
snap_t.trigger = Transition.EndNavigation;

Which is the one displaying the videos quite large...

There's a new layout, http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=4c828i07srbmpo8j7q54r3be75&topic=1964.0, which allows us to do what we want (choose number of rows and columns per video) and the design is really good, but... moving between games is not smooth at present, hence that it's a compromise

I am trying to see if I can use that design, with the way you move between frames, as that would be ideal.

I'll let you guys know if I manage it...

4x4 , 5x5 setting option is easy to make in coding. But the performance is unacceptable if grid artwork is snap videos. So, Why I said "enough" as before time. 2*4 is a optimize point. Anyway, welcome to change theme script by your own needs.  :)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: mickael28 on November 17, 2017, 04:43:25 PM
I see what you mean. I put 4x4 and the performance was good (in screens with 100 games or so), I've not tried larger..., the video was changing really smooth between the frames. But as I am messing around, and I don't have a clue :), I cannot get what I have in mind working...

Both themes are good though, so I'm just having a look every few days to see if I manage to configure it how I want to (out of luck more than anything else :P)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: kent79 on November 17, 2017, 08:04:21 PM
New version AMGPS may be released soon. Search function will be added. Below is the new screenshot.  :)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.11
Post by: bundangdon on November 17, 2017, 10:33:58 PM
New version AMGPS may be released soon. Search function will be added. Below is the new screenshot.  :)

The updated version looks (and sounds) great!
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.12
Post by: kent79 on November 19, 2017, 03:44:57 AM
Version updated to v1.12

I know the theme is not easy to navigate on large volume games. So, I would like to add search function in begining. But it faces issue to do that.

Now I give up search function. Page jumps was added finally. Page Up / Page Down may be better than search. You may change value of page size in options. (Default is 50)  :)

- add page jump function
- change game name to Italic font
- optimize coding (Find out some stupid mistake on previous version, performance may be little improvement) 
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.12 -- add Page Jumps function
Post by: Neosys on December 02, 2017, 09:41:31 AM
Hi kent79!

Is it possible that I select a system in the place in the grid menu, after ending also again come out at this point? until now, no matter what position I always come out in the middle.

I hope you know what I mean.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.12 -- add Page Jumps function
Post by: kent79 on December 08, 2017, 06:28:28 PM
Hi kent79!

Is it possible that I select a system in the place in the grid menu, after ending also again come out at this point? until now, no matter what position I always come out in the middle.

I hope you know what I mean.

Thank you very much.

I know what are you talking about. But sorry, I don't how to do it. Hope someone can teach me.  :P
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.13
Post by: kent79 on December 09, 2017, 05:56:26 PM
The theme is updated again.  :)

- Change system menu ordering to start from system index 0
- fix GUI issue after upgrade to attract mode version 2.3
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.13
Post by: dukpoki on December 12, 2017, 09:20:44 AM
Tried updating to 1.13 but there's a problem when you move the cursor left or right out of the screen the cursor disappears.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.13
Post by: kent79 on December 12, 2017, 03:37:32 PM
Tried updating to 1.13 but there's a problem when you move the cursor left or right out of the screen the cursor disappears.  Any ideas?

This is not a bug or something wrong. This is a effect only. I would like to make screen clean while fast jump to next game  :)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.13
Post by: dukpoki on December 13, 2017, 10:21:01 AM
Tried updating to 1.13 but there's a problem when you move the cursor left or right out of the screen the cursor disappears.  Any ideas?

This is not a bug or something wrong. This is a effect only. I would like to make screen clean while fast jump to next game  :)

Are you sure?  Because how it's happening for me is, for example, I move the cursor all the way to the right past the last icon.  Then the whole icon list shifts and recenters and the cursor disappears all simultaneously.  But if I move the cursor back to the left and scroll through the games, there is still no cursor.  I can keep pressing left or right and scroll through the games and the name of the game is shown on the bottom bar (changing with every press) but without that you would never know what game your currently hovering over.
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.13
Post by: kent79 on December 14, 2017, 03:55:17 PM
Tried updating to 1.13 but there's a problem when you move the cursor left or right out of the screen the cursor disappears.  Any ideas?

This is not a bug or something wrong. This is a effect only. I would like to make screen clean while fast jump to next game  :)

Are you sure?  Because how it's happening for me is, for example, I move the cursor all the way to the right past the last icon.  Then the whole icon list shifts and recenters and the cursor disappears all simultaneously.  But if I move the cursor back to the left and scroll through the games, there is still no cursor.  I can keep pressing left or right and scroll through the games and the name of the game is shown on the bottom bar (changing with every press) but without that you would never know what game your currently hovering over.

Could you capture your screen video ?  :)
Title: Re: AMGPS (Attract Mode Grid Pro System) v1.13
Post by: dukpoki on December 14, 2017, 06:55:51 PM
Could you capture your screen video ?  :)

Haha yeah sure.  Here is quick video capture.

https://mega.nz/#!IPZSzQhb!ggTjfOhPFEsDyOIcfL3R4j0nzeTFz1PJuBcdDlT4mAk