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verion

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[tutorial] how to make favourites list
« on: May 31, 2015, 03:51:20 AM »
Maybe I'm stupid or something but it took me more that 3 hours to figure out how to make favourites :)
So I was thinking that quick tutorial can be handy for someone with the same mental problems.

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           adding shortcut key for adding a game to favourites list (or remove it from favs)
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In AM - go to settings [press TAB]
choose [Controls]
scroll to [add/remove favourites]
press ENTER and type your shortcut key (mine is "F" - you know, like favourites :) )



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          how to add game to favourites or remove it from fav.
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when in game list select your game (don't start it of course)
and press F key

"Add GAME-NAME to fav Yes/No" - select YES

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If you want to remove game from favs. do the same - press F and in "Remove GAME-NAME to fav Yes/No" select YES



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         disable confirmation dialog on adding/removing game from favs
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SETTINGS > GENERAL > [Confirm Favourites] set to NO if you don't want that confirmation dialog



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          how to make a fav-only layout (display)
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SETTINGS > DISPLAYS

[Add New Display]
or
click existing display that you want to convert to fav-only

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There are 2 filters by default
Filter [all]
Filter [favourites]

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Just delete "filter [all] and leave "filter [favourites]"



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      I have a favs list already in txt file, how to add it without using GUI?
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all the above makes mame.tag file (when tagging mame games) located in .attract/romlists
this is simply a list of rom names (without the .zip extension)

It will look like this

Code: [Select]
1941
mslug

with 2 games added to favs

- 1941
- Metal Slug

So if you want make that list manually - just open/create mame.tag file and copy-paste your fav. rom list (remember - without .zip)
« Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 08:16:16 AM by verion »

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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 05:35:29 PM »
That's a great tutorial, I forgot it is a little work to set it up until you get familiar with the frontend. Maybe there should be a default display with favourites filter built-in and a default key to add favs..


One more step

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Rename 'Favourites' to 'Favorites'
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In Display, select the 'Favourite' filter, hit enter on Filter Name. Type 'Favorite', then hit Enter to save.

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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 09:24:32 PM »
Nice one. Thanks for the tutorial. We need more of these.  ;)

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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 11:47:00 PM »
Thanks for this.  Please consider adding it to the wiki as well: https://github.com/mickelson/attract/wiki

It would be nice to get it up and going as a source of information respecting attract-mode

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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 12:17:47 AM »
No problem. I just have to sign-up to GitHub :)



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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 12:29:04 PM »
Very useful.
I've translated to spanish. You can see in this link.

Thanks.

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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 04:54:49 AM »
Hi I know this is an old topic but I'm new to this & was wondering if you could help.
I have followed your post to add favourites successfully but not all the games are showing in the Favourites tab. It seems mine will only show a particular collection/rom list. Is there a setting to "show all" selected favourites within one favourite display.

Thanks

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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2017, 04:33:06 PM »
Hi I know this is an old topic but I'm new to this & was wondering if you could help.
I have followed your post to add favourites successfully but not all the games are showing in the Favourites tab. It seems mine will only show a particular collection/rom list. Is there a setting to "show all" selected favourites within one favourite display.

Thanks

No, there isn't a setting for that but you can accomplish it doing this http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1165.0.

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Re: [tutorial] how to make favourites list
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 02:23:54 AM »
Sorry to reply to an old thread but I've tried this method of adding favorites and it doesn't seem to work for me. When I go to my favourites display it's empty. I'm guessing I need to generate them somehow but I don't have a button for that in the prosphourus beta them. any help would be great