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Yaron

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The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« on: November 14, 2021, 01:18:47 AM »
This is a beta release of The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus.
The aim of this release is to test it on various user PCs.

What's new:
- Massive code update all across the board
- The new Wheel is finally here! Huge difference from the old one - much faster, way smoother, immensely better!  8)
- Added a global Favorites system that allows the user to view and launch all his favorite games, from all systems, from one display (Favourites theme). The new system creates and manages a Favorites.txt romlist. So when you create your favorites display, just point it to the Favorites romlist and you are done. Couldn't be simpler!
Remark: for the global favorites system to work properly, in AM Configure menu, set 'Confirm Favourites' to 'No'.
- Added a music player capability to all the themes. Each theme can point to a different music folder, or just play music from the default folder: 'attract/gtc-common/music'
- Added a new animation module class called ArtworkGTC (derived from my work on the Hyperspin Attraction build). This module allows for some more complex inertia based animations to be added to layouts
- Added a CD/DVD rotation animation to all themes that feature such media art
- Replaced some of the hovering animations with new ArtworkGTC based ones
- Added a new theme for the Amiga: 'Commodore Amiga Workbench'
- 'Hyperspin Theme Mode Main Menu' is now called 'Main Menu Hyperspin' and was updated to the latest version featured in the Hyperspin Attraction build
- Consolidated the At-The-Arcade-Capcoms into one theme
- Consolidated the At-The-Arcade-Sega Models into one theme
- Added a new Plugin called 'Wheel Navigator' that allows to either randomly spin the wheel or navigate forward one game at a time after a certain amount of user inactivity time has passed (very similar to what Hyperspin has).
- As AM+ has removed all flash related support, GTC is now flash free!

For now at least, I have removed the 'Hyperspin Theme Mode' layout from the collection as it has evolved into a system of it's own.


Download the collection:
https://mega.nz/file/kIMWBTKK#18QhpLQtTpWgshvYBJB1y96v1rzzp94QJjhnYg4yQiY

« Last Edit: January 22, 2022, 05:51:23 AM by Yaron »

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2021, 11:26:49 AM »
Fantastic works as usual !
Downloaded and I'll test it soon.

Thanks !!

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2021, 07:07:16 AM »
Excellent work fella!

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2021, 12:30:36 PM »
Beta 2 released:
- Added a missing module (thanks Enkak)
- Better global favorites system that now also creates a backup of your favorites romlist when AM+ loads
- A few bug fixes

Download from original post:
http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=4122.msg28606#msg28606

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2022, 03:22:25 AM »
Hi. This project seems to have been scrubbed from the internet. I cant find any download or every video or screenshot. Is there any updated download link?

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2022, 03:47:40 AM »
Here are the files for this version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1caUpXdcs0kW7GNV8r4LaoOkMq0-Y2g0D/view?usp=sharing

Includes the AM+ exe

Can be used as a backup should the main link ever go down again.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2022, 09:15:53 AM by JonahUK »

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2022, 07:12:13 AM »
yep thats the good one.....thanks bro...woooho
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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2022, 07:40:22 AM »
yep thats the good one.....thanks bro...woooho


You're welcome bud.

Just to add to my previous comment, attractmode+ layouts won't work with standard attractmode IF they use am+ specific modules (such as inertia and wheel etc).
However, all existing layouts and modules should continue to work under attractmode+, you do not need nor require two versions or builds etc.

Hope that clears up any confusion. Also remember that am+ is still being worked on.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2022, 08:31:47 AM by JonahUK »

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2022, 05:52:21 AM »
Mark, please remove your posts from my thread.

Fixed the download link.

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2022, 04:19:04 PM »
yep still cant get the Emumovies videos to play on the displays menu

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2022, 11:31:06 AM »
yep still cant get the Emumovies videos to play on the displays menu

This has nothing to do with this layout collection and is an attract mode issue. Please post it on the General page: http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?board=1.0

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2022, 12:10:55 PM »
I dont if you know but I made a new layout theme for your old frontend collection and maybe you can include it in your attract mode plus ?
here the link
http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=4157.0

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2022, 12:35:42 PM »
I dont if you know but I made a new layout theme for your old frontend collection and maybe you can include it in your attract mode plus ?
here the link
http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=4157.0

This is great.
I currently have no time to deal with development / testing / releases or repackaging except short conversations in the forum / discord but do feel free to repackage and redistribute the collection with your own themes and customization. I welcome it.

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2022, 09:52:06 AM »
Yaron, are you ok if somebody create a github repo with your collection ?
I really think it's the better option for people to participate and enhance your really good work.

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Re: The Great Themes Collection for Attract-Mode Plus [Beta]
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2022, 10:14:01 AM »
Yaron, are you ok if somebody create a github repo with your collection ?
I really think it's the better option for people to participate and enhance your really good work.

As I am bored I will give you my two pence worth. You want to drive traffic to the forum, not git hub in my view. If people download this on GH then they do not sign up for the forum. It is far better to get new traffic to the website and also the forums, to keep this place alive. It is like saying can I post this on Arcade Punks for example, they benefit from the extra traffic and the forum dies like a dodo because why would they come here for?

If you keep all the downloads in house, E.G the forum then it is new people, if you post new videos on Youtube and say come to the forums to download that is fantastic, but if you send them to GH instead then we are losing the extra newbies to insult.

You can still contribute if you so wish, but why not just post that onto the forum, why GH?

Also just to add, for myself if I see a new thread being posted, then I read it and see it, so if for example I was using this theme, then I might not check GH for new themes, at least if everything is kept in house (forum) I would be notified of new things to download. GH I would not be.

Regards

Mark
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