Author Topic: Attract Mode Platform Categories (arcades, consoles, etc) finally figured out!  (Read 339 times)

Iameddysmith

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The long behold question of Attract Mode Platform Categories has been solved! I have been racking my brain for months and after trolling the source line by line I finally found a lead and was a success. Only thing, which I don't believe will be a hard task for some of you very experienced themes is some sort of transition call back to previous menu. This is a huge leap in the right direction. Enjoy friends!

https://mega.nz/#F!v55CDDKQ!wXlmnT3LWCpxs024b_ADnA

bundangdon

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Amazing! Thank you very much for sharing this! I was able to figure it out within a few minutes after I followed the steps you provided, and now have functional platform categories  :D My only complaint is that when you go back to the previous menu, it always takes you back to the platform categories menu (not the previous menu with "consoles" "handhelds" etc.) Is there any way to fix this issue?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2017, 06:03:04 AM by bundangdon »

Iameddysmith

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That's the only issue I've been trying to resolve. I'm not a pro at coding layouts, but I was hoping that posting this here that an experienced layout creator may have a fix that may be added to layout.nut. I've been looking through documentation and have a hunch on how could be done, but not sure how to code it. I'm thinking that if a layout stored the previous display in fe.nv table as a variable, and on user trigger back button could call back that stored variable display. There is not much documentation on writing to fe.nv for me to try. It's a big step in the right direction, but not perfect yet. There are a lot of experienced people here that this may be a simple fix, but can get more of an overview.

bundangdon

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Okay. Then hopefully it'll get figured out someday soon because this is a rather inconvenient bug with the option to use platform categories, and for now I've turned off the platform categories until it becomes resolved  ::)