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Emulators / Re: Best Compression for Specific Emulators
« on: Yesterday at 11:19:46 PM »
Dont have anyway create one bat for extract and convert for .CHD and delete the .gz automatic? I have extract manually?  :P :'(

This can be done but it's not a smart approach. There will likely be errors and if you remove all the original files and unzipped files in one script you won't be able to correct them. This would result in broken games with no way to fix them other than a backup or redownload.

Emulators / Re: Please help with CHDMAN
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:05:12 PM »
This thread should have everything you need

General / Re: Linux segfault on launch of attractmode
« on: March 31, 2021, 10:19:56 PM »
Here's the post I think I remember.

Maybe you'll have a font path issue after creating the attract.cfg?

General / Re: Linux segfault on launch of attractmode
« on: March 31, 2021, 08:35:04 PM »
I remember seeing another post a little while back with a similar issue on some flavor of linux. I believe they manually created or copied the attract.cfg from another system and it solved their issue.

Another thing to consider is file permissions. Have you tried as root or using "sudo"?

General / Re: $PROGDIR variable not working on Attract Mode for MacOS
« on: March 19, 2021, 11:34:23 PM »
$PROGDIR is a variable and is OS dependent. It seems that this variable isn't native to OSX. This issues has nothing to do with AM but with OSX. The simplest thing to do in AM is to just use a full, dynamic or root path to resolve your issue.

You can add any variable/path to any OS. If you prefer this method, you'll need to make a modification to your OS and then AM will "follow the rules" of your OS configuration. OSX, Mac and Apple forums will be more helpful on how to set this up on your machine.

General / Re: How can I create categories
« on: March 18, 2021, 02:58:50 PM »
Read the whole thread and follow the examples. You need to add the systems to the attract.cfg too.

General / Re: rom in subfolder?
« on: February 20, 2021, 11:44:28 PM »
Having two roms with the same name, even if they are in different folders, is going to be a issue. Here's how I think Attract-Mode (AM) can solve it for you. Remove the second rom folder from you existing emulator in AM and create a new emulator in AM with the same settings except for the other rom folder. This will cause each AM emulator to only use one rom path. Once both of these are emulator setups are work properly you can combine the romlists in AM to get the romlist you want.

1. Change your existing advmame emulator configuration in AM (I'll assume it called advmame in my example) to only use one rom folder
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executable           C:\attract\sistems\capcom\advmame.exe
args                 -m "[romfilename]"
rompath             C:\attract\sistems\capcom\roms
romext               .zip
system               arcade

2. Create a new emulator in AM and call it advmame2 (only for my example, you can use whatever you want but need to adjust accordingly) with this configuration use the other rom folder
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executable           C:\attract\sistems\capcom\advmame.exe
args                 -m "[romfilename]"
rompath             C:\attract\sistems\capcom\roms2
romext               .zip
system               arcade

3. Backup your existing romlists that use advmame... just in case things don't work the way you want so you can revert back to what you have now.

4. Regenerate romlists for advmame and advmame2 emulators in AM

5. Create a combined romlist of advmame and advmame2. This might take a while to build if you have a lot roms.
    Configure-->Emulators-->Generate Collection/Rom List-->Set your advmame and advmame2 game emulators to “Yes” and then click “Generate Collection/Rom List” and enter the name “advmame_all” (just for my example, again you can choose any name here)

6. Hide your two split romlist displays from AM GUI
    Configure-->Displays-->advmame-->Show in Cycle = no
    Configure-->Displays-->advmame-->Show in Menu = no
    Configure-->Displays-->advmame2-->Show in Cycle = no
    Configure-->Displays-->advmame2-->Show in Menu = no

You should now have a new display called advmame_all that has both versions of the same roms in different folders that all work correctly in AM.

You might want to look at this thread on similar solutions on how to get exactly what you need from AM

General / Re: rom in subfolder?
« on: February 20, 2021, 09:28:06 PM »
Advmame.rc is the AdvanceMAME emulator configuration file. It holds all the settings for the emulator. It should be in the same folder as advmame.exe.

Advmame.rc is AdvanceMAME's version of regular MAME's mame.ini configuration file.

General / Re: rom in subfolder?
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:07:35 PM »
what I saw the most on this forum was this configuration of zsnes. what are the other steps? for the advmame? I was unable to access the site you submitted. I already tried to make a configuration similar to openbor but I had no result

Add your additional "dir_rom" (rompath)  to the advmame.rc configuration file for AdvanceMAME.

General / Re: ROMS (game) won't launch in Raspberry Pi
« on: February 18, 2021, 11:22:50 PM »
Your executable is wrong and maybe your argument as well.

I think that mahuti solution works best. You can also call your emulator in the "exe" and then the correct core and rom in the "arg".

General / Re: Left mouse direction always registering
« on: February 18, 2021, 07:27:10 PM »
Configure-->Controls-->Mouse threshold = X

General / Re: two emulators on the same screen?
« on: February 16, 2021, 04:17:17 PM »
Configure-->Controls-->Edit Game = <set_this>

Then highlight the game you want to change and press <set_this> and you can change the emulator for that specific game.

General / Re: pi4 No Sound at all in Attract mode but ok in games
« on: February 16, 2021, 03:10:26 PM »
Good luck. That's usually what I do. Sometimes I start with a 16 gb card for the setup so the backups are smaller and take less time. Once I get it all setup then I copy to a bigger card.

Pi Shrink is a handy free script that works well for this.

General / Re: Running AM in a cabinet shutting down the mains.
« on: February 10, 2021, 08:50:42 PM »
As i mentioned, i can't use a script for a shutdown sequence. I need to rely on the bios to turn the PC on once mains power is restored.  If i shut down the PC using any traditional method, be it shutting down via the start menu or through a script then there's no way i can turn the PC back on in its current state and configuration inside of the cabinet. Not to sound like an ass or singling out anyone but not being able to use this feature properly basically negates the need to even use attract mode for me.

This isn't accurate. If the BIOS is set to boot when power is restored, it doesn't matter how the computer was shutdown as long as the power is removed and then reapplied. If the BIOS is set to return power to previous operation, then it won't boot if it was shutdown properly before the power loss. Check your BIOS setting and make sure you're using the correct option.

Other tips include...
- Making the and/or attract.cfg read only or run a script to replace the and/or attract.cfg on boot with a good copy.
- Schedule a proper timed shutdown and then the BIOS to boot when power is lost and restored
- Use another computer on the network to issue the shutdown, then use another computer on the network to boot the machine using a "magic packet" over ethernet on boot.
- Create a read only OS via HD, SSD, USB, CD, DVD, etc. that will always remain static.
- Use a different OS that is more flexible for you needs.
- Plug the machine into a different outlet and run it 24/7. If this costs too much consider a $40 Raspberry Pi and you'll be saving money on less power use in the first year or two versus your Windows machine. A Pi uses less than $5 a year (on 24/7) and your old PC likely uses ten times more than that.
- Instead of booting AM, boot a script that just runs the game you want and then runs AM when you exit the game.
Example of script
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C:\MAME\mame.exe pacman
C:\AttractMode\attract.exe -c C:\AttractMode

I think there are many options to overcome your issue but you need to be creative and look beyond attract-mode only solutions. Pulling the power cord on a computer isn't best practice for any computer that runs an OS that isn't designed to do so.

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