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try this config (.fpt instead .zip)

there are external applications like ultramon and multimon. It's possible to control application positioning

General / Re: AutoHotkey with AttractMode
« on: March 12, 2018, 01:21:13 AM »
you could use autoit instead.

-start demul.exe > config > plugins and paths > have a look at the value for Video Plugin (in my case : gpuDX11old )

-start a game and have a look at the values of SPG and GPU (in my case the first values, after starting a game, are spg: 2 gpu: 0 )

-create a sourcecode file like START.au3, change the Video Plugin, the value of spg, gpu (in my case gpuDX11old, 2, 0) and then compile it to START.exe:
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#include <Misc.au3>

ShellExecute(@ScriptDir & "\demul.exe", ' -run=dc -image="' & $CmdLine[1] & '"')
WinWaitActive("gpuDX11oldsw | spg: 2 gpu: 0 |", "")
WinWait("gpuDX11oldsw | spg: 2 gpu: 0 |", "")

while 1
   if _IsPressed ("1B") Then

-copy the compiled START.exe to same folder, containing the demul.exe

-create a display/emulator system for demul, depending to your paths (in my case):
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executable           C:\attract\EMU\demul\START.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\demul\roms
romext               .iso;.cdi

the script starts demul.exe with your romfile (delivered from Attractmode).
it waits for demul.exe, that there is an active window with the settings/title "gpuDX11oldsw | spg: 2 gpu: 0 |".
is this special window active, then the script sends ALT+ENTER to this window.
then it waits, that you push Escape/ESC Button. If ESC is pressed, demul.exe exists and you are back to AM.

General / Re: Launching ps1 cue files
« on: March 11, 2018, 11:20:57 PM »

General / Re: Hyperspin Sega theme and rom file text.
« on: March 05, 2018, 04:46:06 AM »
All steps done?

>real rom name:
depending on selected theme:
start AM > press TAB key > Displays > your Display > Layout Options
close AM > goto folder: attract\layouts\your Display > edit layout.nut  > set // to the according code line, to disable real rom name (set the code line as a comment)

General / Re: Screen saver overlay/wheel artwork problem
« on: March 05, 2018, 04:35:20 AM »
look at your atari 2600 artwork.
compare it with one of your other (not working) systems.
check path, resolution, file format and so on.
maybe there's a difference.

General / Re: How to run bat and/or VBS files from AM?
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:51:00 PM »
See here
windows_games or OpenBOR

General / Re: How to Wake/Sleep via Task Scheduler in Windows 10 (Solved)
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:47:26 AM »
another solution:

>PC turn on:
depending on your pc manufactur: auto power time controlled by BIOS.
In my case is DELL the manufactur and supports it:

>PC turn off:
create a shutdown task by sheduler. In command line :
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schtasks.exe /create /tn "BEDTIME" /tr "shutdown.exe -s -f -t 1" /sc DAILY /st 20:45:00 /ru SYSTEM /fthe parameter /sc depends on your windows system language

>PC turn off:
another option is an autoit script, with sleep and shutdown command & copy the compiled .exe to autostart.

Autostart is found here:
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C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

sleep command in autoit, uses milliseconds (so 5 seconds are 5000 milliseconds).
because you're turning the pc always on same time on, so you can calculate your shutdown in milliseconds.
For example 8,5 hours are in milliseconds 30600000 ( ((8,5 * 60 ) * 60 ) * 1000 )

shutdown command 12 means ( 8 for shutdown + 4 for force = 12 )
force : close all programms and applications

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Advantage for autoit script, against a batch shutdown : there is no notification of windows, that system shutdown in 30 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute and so on.

>Display and other devices turn on / off:
using a master/slave power plug strip

General / Re: Attract Mode Freeze / Win XP / 32 Bit
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:06:53 PM »
click on your name > show posts

General / Re: Attract mode pc smooth
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:52:36 AM »
I've got the problem with theme attrac man and robospin, a long time ago.
slow menu navigation, the pacman running slow, and so on...
solution : install of latest nvidia graphic card drivers.
then everything works perfectly on my system.

General / Re: InstantSheller in Win7 - Need to Hide Batch Command Prompt
« on: February 26, 2018, 01:47:29 AM »
this is a know problem with command line execution & spaces in path and filenames.
you have to use quotation marks ( " )
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"C:\attract mode\attract.exe" -c "C:\attract mode"

Instant Sheller Thread updated

General / Re: Choppy video
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:25:45 AM »
try to update your graphic card drivers up2date and test again.

General / Re: Attract mode pc smooth
« on: February 25, 2018, 02:32:48 PM »
what's exactly running slow/not correct?
menus, videos, games and so on?
we'll find a solution.

General / Re: How to have a display showing only favorites?
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:44:30 AM »
i think, only by filtername.
most of the standard layouts show the name of the filter (standards are : All, Favourites)

set your display e.g. to attrac-man:

goto layouts\Attrac-Man and edit layout.nut

there is command to show filter name:
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l = fe.add_text( "[FilterName]", 396, 322, 60, 10 );
l.align = Align.Right;
l.set_rgb( 80, 80, 80 );

General / Re: How to hide wheel art that don't have images?
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:17:59 PM »
If you have all artworks present, then take one working artwork file. check resolution and file extension.
use a graphics tool like irfanview with batch conversion, to resize all artwork files to same resolution and file extension.

or don't you have not all artwork files (after scrape artwork by AM itself)?
got this problem with missing marquee files.
I'm not using a RPI (i'm using Windows system), but maybe it helps you.
all my covers are .png
my path to attract.exe is : C:\attract\attract.exe
to figure out, which snes romfile doesn't have a own marquee art in AM scraper folder (just customize to your settings)
then create/copy artwork manually in AM scraper folder.

Create a batch-file with this:
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@echo off

cd C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\roms
for %%i in (*.smc) do (
if not exist C:\attract\scraper\zsnes\marquee\%%~ni.png echo %%i


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