Author Topic: I think Raygun should have a layout contest to generate more interest in Attract  (Read 32965 times)

omegaman

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I think attract-mode is the best front-end out right now. But, I think a few more great layouts need to be created to generate more interest. Most of us here have our own custom layouts but I think for the general public creating layouts would be a difficult task without an editor. So, lets have a contest and let Raygun decide.  What do you guys think?

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I think that attract-mode has currently few users, may be due, as you said, to a lack of layouts.
But when i crawl arcade dedicated boards, i never see a mention of attract.
It always a maximus versus hyperspin, with some mala or gamex discussions..

Currently, two frontend are really active : attract-mode and hardcade, in my POV.

so, yes, maybe this kind of contest may help, but may be we should work on some "evangelism" in other boards too :D

omegaman

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I agree with that too. Spreading the word would help, no doubt about it.  I did see attract-mode mentioned on arcade forums, so there is some traction there. 

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I'd like to see layouts being shared a bit more, but I'm curious as to what you mean by great layout? The reason I'm using AM is because all of the other frontends aren't flexible enough in terms of layout, and all of their layouts are ugly :o

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I think it is that a lot of people who might be interested simply don't know attractmode exists.  So spreading the word where people might look would certainly help.  All I've really done promotion-wise is to announce new releases at BYOAC and mameworld.

I also think fixing up the website to have more photos and videos of people's projects is a good idea... So if you have any you want to share please send them along and I'll post them.

A layout competition could be fun as I too would like to see more layouts be available.  Not sure about prizes or my judgement, it's probably best if the winner is picked by a vote on the forum here...  :)

omegaman

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Let me clarify a bit. It was more of a question asking if you wanted do something like that .  I agree, there is no need for prizes or anything like that. A voting or rating system would be perfect. I know gameex did something similar to generate more interest.

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I can post a few photos of my cabs running AttractMode, free to be used by whomever.
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Please do Luke, I'd like to  have a collection of photos of Attract-Mode in action for the website, so your contributions would be welcome.

Thanks