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ArcadeBliss

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ArcadeBliss - Info Overload Edition
« on: March 21, 2016, 02:59:18 AM »
Now that this is nearly complete, I figured I would change the first post for new comers.

This theme is used in a bartop cab that has 4 admin buttons: menu, select, exit/quit, and pause. The motivation for this theme was to show as much information as possible when chosing a game while keeping a good clead design and ensuring ease of use for guest unfamiliar with navigating emulator front-ends.

Introducing ArcadeBliss - Info Overload Edition
Video: https://youtu.be/imPfq14dC4M

Features:
  • Horizontal Gamelist with CRT Effect (can be turned off)
  • Game statistics on the home screen - # of players, # times played
  • Game info on the home screen - genre, description, emulator used (as graphic), esrb rating (as graphic)
  • History.dat integration for the game description directly on the home screen
  • Favorite game indicator directly in the game list
  • Fully customized menu overlay (displayed when using the favorite, filter, or display keyboard shortcuts or the menu plug-in)
  • Fully customizable artwork use e.g. instead of snaps, use flyers for the gamelist
  • fanart used as backdrops for the current game
  • Current filter and total games displayed on home screen
  • Clock on the main menu
  • Elapsed time on overlay menus

Directions
- In order for the ESRB Ratings to work, you will need to have tagged your roms with specific tags. The tag files included in the tag zip. If you use them, add the files in the "./romlists/mame/" folder.
- I have included my menu plugin setup in the file "Attractmode Control Menu.zip"
- If you are upgrading from a previous version, you will need to change the game list count in the layout options

Thanks to:
- Plex for the theme idea
- kent79 for the clock code and the idea regarding player count and times played.
- omegaman for the sliding tvs idea

Things left to do:
  • change the cab pic on the overlay menu screen to be my own (when it is finished)
  • backport optimizations from the theme: ArcadeBliss - Cab Edition
    • emulator logo display
    • the favorites icon
    • horizontal navigation
    • snap video sound

« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 11:37:30 PM by ArcadeBliss »

chrisvg

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 06:44:53 AM »
Good work, looks like it's coming along nicely!

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 07:21:50 AM »
Arcade-

I did something similar with 3 TVs, but this is much nicer. This is very cool. You did the scrolling arcades too, right?

ArcadeBliss

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 07:31:34 AM »
Arcade-

I did something similar with 3 TVs, but this is much nicer. This is very cool. You did the scrolling arcades too, right?

Yes that was me but I got veeeerrrrryyyyy frustrated regarding the skew, pinch, and scale combination not working. After I stopped searching for a shader algorithm to patch (fix) Attractmode's handling of skew and pinch, I decided to make the TVs straight on. After that, the theme was a little boring and needed sprucing up - hence the new theme.

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 06:06:14 PM »
This looks professional...I'm anxious to see the code for multiple line text (and its source).
« Last Edit: March 23, 2016, 09:33:07 AM by bionictoothpick »

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 03:24:07 AM »
It looks very cool!

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 02:34:21 PM »
Great stuff !

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 05:58:15 PM »
I like it, a lot! ;D

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 09:11:40 AM »
I hope you finish the theme very soon...  :P

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2016, 05:27:38 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2016, 01:56:23 AM »
Updated the first post with current state, new video, and the layout as a zip file. Im having a problem with the favorites indicator (shown as a star on the tv set).

It does not show reliably when moving through the conveyour. If anyone can help, I would be most appreciative.

Enjoy...
« Last Edit: March 24, 2016, 01:59:32 AM by ArcadeBliss »

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2016, 02:13:50 AM »
Updated the first post with current state, new video, and the layout as a zip file. Im having a problem with the favorites indicator (shown as a star on the tv set).

It does not show reliably when moving through the conveyour. If anyone can help, I would be most appreciative.

Enjoy...

It looks so nice. I will test it tonight. Thanks.  :)

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2016, 03:05:00 AM »
I am going to take a look to your theme. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2016, 03:56:32 AM »
Thanks for sharing your theme.

You've commented your code well, which is a huge bonus because I use a vertical screen the majority of the time.

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Re: New Theme - ArcadeBliss
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2016, 04:17:29 AM »
Fixed the link to the YouTube video