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General / Re: future pinball
« on: April 10, 2018, 03:42:54 AM »
tested both & works:

Did you change your .exe to your existing version? (VPinballXXX.exe)

General / Re: future pinball
« on: April 09, 2018, 07:28:54 AM »
Visual Pinball

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.

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