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Scripting / Re: Modules and Plugin Gallery
« on: Today at 12:39:36 AM »
Search function using controller/joystick (no keyboard needed). Credit goes to liquid8d.

http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1946.msg13405#msg13405

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General / Re: Daily Windows Build available.
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:18:51 PM »
Thank you

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General / Re: Daily Windows Build available.
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:28:32 AM »
This build is out of control. The zip is now 389 MB and contains over 30 .exe files. Also, all the subdirectories are from 9/3 and not being updated.

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Scripting / Re: Modules and Plugin Gallery
« on: September 09, 2018, 11:59:42 PM »
Game Manual/PDF Viewer for Windows Plugin. Credit goes to qqplayer and liquid8d.

http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1927.msg13403#msg13403

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That looks fine. Post your mame.ini file, chances are you don't have the rompath defined there.

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General / Re: Show Last Selection not working
« on: September 08, 2018, 01:22:24 AM »
It is pretty straight forward if you exit AM (AttractMode) properly and then shutdown the OS (Operating System) properly.

The only place I have seen issues is with people using a Raspberry Pi and don't use the proper shutdown commands when exiting AM.

What's your:
- hardware
- OS
- layout
- AM exit command

Are you using RetroPie and/or toggling between another FE (Frontend)?

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General / Re: Daily Windows Build available.
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:48:57 PM »
This zip file is still growing in size with 13 .exe files now.

I also noticed that the directories in the zip file aren't being updated, only the new .exe files are added.

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Themes / Re: HyperPie2 Theme [V2 Released]
« on: September 05, 2018, 11:18:18 PM »
Calle81, you're always on top of things and add the latest cool features to your HP2 layout. If there were an award for most layout options, HP2 would win it. Sometimes this can be a double edged sword, advance AM users have no problems but newer AM users might be confused or overwhelmed with all the layout.nut files and options. Maybe consider a ReadMe.txt or instructions for less advance and newer users.

P.S. I'm surprised you don't have onscreen controller navigation options... you have everything else. LOL. I'm only kidding but if you do want them, they do exist. (PM me or search older layouts on forum if you have interest)

Keep up the great work!

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Themes / Re: Frostbite
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:52:25 PM »
Great layout! It looks awesome without a lot of processing overhead.

Just personal preferences for my build...
- In the "popup box" part of the layout.nut I changed "[Name] " to "[Title] " which allows the MAME/Arcade names to show instead of the actual rom names (this doesn't affect other Displays/Emulators, at least on my build)
- In the "Blackout Animation" part of the layout.nut I changed the font size to be smaller to accommodate some of my long names (i.e. Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

A couple of other things that I haven't changed yet but probably will...
- Long game titles overlap the video playing
- Switching filters causes the "Blackout Animation" to activate showing the Display Name fade even though the Display/Emulator hasn't changed

I'm not expecting changes or updates to this build but I'm just providing my 2 cents for others using this layout.

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General / Re: Daily Windows Build available.
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:59:21 PM »
@dabone - Your daily builds are growing in size because they contain multiple versions (days) of each .exe. I understand including four versions of the .exe but now you have different date builds in the zip file for each .exe version too (10 .exe files).

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09/03/2018  11:03 PM        30,188,544 attract-64console_09_04_2018.exe
09/04/2018  11:03 PM        30,188,544 attract-64console_09_05_2018.exe
09/05/2018  11:03 PM        30,188,544 attract-64console_09_06_2018.exe
09/03/2018  11:01 PM        29,083,136 attract-86console_09_04_2018.exe
09/04/2018  11:01 PM        29,083,136 attract-86console_09_05_2018.exe
09/05/2018  11:01 PM        29,083,136 attract-86console_09_06_2018.exe
09/03/2018  11:00 PM        29,083,136 attract-86_09_04_2018.exe
09/04/2018  11:00 PM        29,083,136 attract-86_09_05_2018.exe
09/05/2018  11:00 PM        29,083,136 attract-86_09_06_2018.exe
09/05/2018  11:02 PM        30,188,544 attract.exe

I should also mention that your new zip version has picked up multiple changes in the past week alone that your old version wouldn't have (files in the language, layouts and shaders folders)!

P.S. Obviously my file times listed above are off by one hour (which looks like a day) vs your actual build times due to our time zone difference.

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General / Re: Daily Windows Build available.
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:30:52 PM »
@dabone - Thanks for all the effort. It looks great.

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Can you redesign that pause screen? I've searched the wiki but didn't find anything about it.

It depends what you mean by redesign. You can change screen resolutions, move things around on the screen and add/remove/reorder items you want to see or don't want to see. You can change fonts, text sizes, colors, background images, location or artwork, etc. These are all easy to change using the GUI. You could also modify the autohotkey script (Pause.ahk) if you want to change other things not in the GUI options but that would be much more complex.

Here's a text file of some/most of the GUI settings. This is just for you to see some of the options but this file is typically modified using the RL GUI. I was also going to post the Pause.ahk file for you to see but it's too large for the forum.

Global Pause.ini
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[General Options]
Mute_when_Loading_Pause=true
Mute_Sound=false
Disable_Pause_Menu=true
Force_Resolution_Change=
Controller_Menu_Enabled=true
ChangeDisc_Menu_Enabled=true
SaveandLoad_Menu_Enabled=true
HighScore_Menu_Enabled=true
Artwork_Menu_Enabled=true
Guides_Menu_Enabled=true
Manuals_Menu_Enabled=true
History_Menu_Enabled=true
Sound_Menu_Enabled=true
Settings_Menu_Enabled=true
Videos_Menu_Enabled=true
Statistics_Menu_Enabled=true
MovesList_Menu_Enabled=true
Shutdown_Label_Enabled=true
Load_PDF_and_Compressed_Files_at_Pause_First_Start=false
PDF_Page_Layout=frompdf
Pdf_Dpi_Resolution=72
PDF_Max_Height=1080
Enable_Mouse_Control=false
Support_Additional_Image_Files=true
Screenshot_Extension=jpg
Screenshot_JPG_Quality=100
Pause_Use_Parent_Game_Media_Assets=true
Pause_Load_PDF_On_Label=false
Pause_Monitor=
Pause_Screen_Rotation_Angle=0

[Main Menu Appearance Options]
Main_Menu_Items=Controller|Change Disc|Save State|Load State|HighScore|Artwork|Guides|Manuals|Videos|Sound|Statistics|Moves List|History|Settings|Shutdown
Pause_Base_Resolution_Width=1920
Pause_Base_Resolution_Height=1080
Enable_Global_Background=true
Background_Align_Image=Align to Top Left
Enable_Clock=true
Clock_Font=Bebas Neue
Clock_Font_Size=25
Main_Bar_Text_Font=Bebas Neue
Main_Bar_Text_Font_Size=75
Main_Bar_Text_Selected_Color=ffffffff
Main_Bar_Text_Disabled_Color=44ffffff
Main_Bar_Horizontal_Distance_Between_Labels=160
Main_Bar_Height=90
Main_Bar_GradientBrush1=6f000000
Main_Bar_GradientBrush2=ff000000
Background_Color=ff000000
Background_Brush=aa000000
Game_Info_Items=Publisher|Developer|Company|Released|Year|Systems|Genre|Perspective|GameType|Language|Score|Controls|Players|NumPlayers|Series|Rating|Description
Game_Info_Font=Arial
Game_Info_Font_Size=22
Game_Info_Font_Color=ffffffff
Game_Info_Description_Font=Arial
Game_Info_Description_Font_Size=22
Game_Info_Description_Font_Color=ffffffff
Game_Info_Description_Scrolling_Velocity=2
Use_Screenshot_As_Background=false
Mouse_Control_Overlay_Transparency=50
Bar_Vertical_Offset=0
Main_Menu_Labels=Controller|Change Disc|Save State|Load State|HighScore|Artwork|Guides|Manuals|Videos|Sound|Statistics|Moves List|History|Settings|Shutdown

[Start and Exit Screen]
Loading_Text=Loading Pause
Exiting_Text=Exiting Pause
Font=Bebas Neue
Font_Size=45
Font_Color=ff222222
Text_Margin=65

[SubMenu Appearance Options]
Additional_Text_Margin_Contour=15
Minimum_Text_Box_Width=270
Appearance_Delay_in_Milliseconds=500
Top_Right_Chamfer_Size=40
Width=1350|1020
Height=450|700
Background_Brush=44000000
Label_Font=Bebas Neue
Label_Font_Size=37
Content_Font=Lucida Console
Content_Font_Size=30
Content_Small_Font_Size=22
Help_Font=Bebas Neue
Help_Font_Size=22
Selected_Brush=cc000000
Disabled_Brush=44000000
Radius_of_Rounded_Corners=15
Appearance_Duration=300
Help_Bottom_Margin=0
Help_Right_Margin=0

[SubMenu FullScreen Appearance Options]
Margin=25
Radius_of_Rounded_Corners=15
Background_Brush=88000000
Legend_Text_Brush=DD000015
Legend_Text_Font_Color=ffffffff
Legend_Text_Font_Size=22
Zoom_Steps=25
Pan_Steps=120
Full_Screen_Help_Text_Timer=2000

[SubMenu Save and Load State Appearance Options]
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Margin=200
Vertical_Margin=90
Delay_to_Send_Keys=500
Set_Key_Delay=200
Enable_Save_State_Screenshot=true

[SubMenu Settings Appearance Options]
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Margin=200
Vertical_Margin=90
Option_Font_Size=22

[SubMenu Sound Control Appearance Options]
Single_Bar_Width=25
Single_Bar_Spacing=7
Single_Bar_Height=45
Height_Difference_Between_Bars=3
Volume_Steps=5
Selected_Color=ffffffff
Disabled_Color=44ffffff
Mute_Button_Font_Size=20
Sound_Mute_Button_Vertical_Distance=75|100
Space_Between_Sound_Bar_and_Sound_Bitmap=55
Sound_Distance_to_Sound_Level=15
Enable_Music_Player=true
Playlist_Extension=m3u
Music_Files_Extension=mp3|m4a|wav|mid|wma
Enable_Music_on_Pause_Startup=true
Keep_Playing_after_Exiting_Pause=false
Enable_Shuffle=true
Enable_Loop=true
External_Playlist_Path=
Space_Between_Music_Player_Buttons=65
Size_of_Music_Player_Buttons=65
Music_Player_Vertical_Distance=75|100
Sound_Button_Growing_Velocity=1
Music_Player_Volume_Level=100

[SubMenu Change Disc Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Text_Distance_to_Image=30
Use_Game_Art_for_Disc_Image=true
Selected_Disc_Effect=rotate
Side_Padding=0.2

[SubMenu HighScore Appearance Options]
Highlighted_Player_Name=KC
Highlighted_Player_Font_Color=ff00ffff
Font_Color=ffffffff
Font_Size=22
Title_Font_Size=30
Title_Font_Color=ffffff00
Selected_Font_Color=ffff00ff
Superior_Margin=45
Full_Screen_Width=1000

[SubMenu Moves List Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Labels_and_MovesList=125
Vertical_Distance_Between_Moves_Lines=60
Secondary_Font_Size=22
Vertical_Move_Image_Size=55
Full_Screen_Width=1000
Horizontal_Full_Screen_Moves_Margin=270

[SubMenu Statistics Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Table_Font_Size=22
Distance_Between_Labels_and_Table=55
Vertical_Distance_Between_Table_Lines=45
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Title_Font_Size=30
Title_Font_Color=ffffff00
Full_Screen_Width=1000

[SubMenu Guides Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Pages=65
Selected_Brush=33ffff00
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Labels_and_Pages=65
Page_Number_Font_Color=00000000
Show_Item_Labels=true

[SubMenu Manuals Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Pages=65
Selected_Brush=33ffff00
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Labels_and_Pages=65
Page_Number_Font_Color=00000000
Show_Item_Labels=true

[SubMenu History Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Pages=65
Selected_Brush=33ffff00
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Labels_and_Pages=65
Page_Number_Font_Color=00000000

[SubMenu Controller Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Pages=65
Selected_Brush=33ffff00
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Labels_and_Pages=65
Page_Number_Font_Color=00000000
Show_Item_Labels=true
Controller_Banner_Height=60
Vertical_Distance_Between_Buttons=120
Vertical_Distance_Between_Banners=45
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Controller_Banner_Elements=55
Selected_Controller_Banner_Displacement=25

[SubMenu Artwork Appearance Options]
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Pages=65
Selected_Brush=33ffff00
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Horizontal_Distance_Between_Labels_and_Pages=65
Page_Number_Font_Color=00000000
Show_Item_Labels=true

[SubMenu Videos Appearance Options]
Supported_Videos=avi|wmv|mp4
Vertical_Margin=45
Horizontal_Margin=40
Vertical_Distance_Between_Labels=75
Enable_Loop=true
Video_Seconds_to_Jump_in_Rewind_and_Fast_Forward_Buttons=5
Video_Button_Growing_Velocity=1
Size_of_Video_Player_Buttons=60
Space_Between_Video_Player_Buttons=20
Space_Between_Label_and_Video_Player_Buttons=45
Video_Player_Volume_Level=100

Keep in mind this is just the Global Pause.ini. You can have unique individual Pause.ini(s) for each emulator or system.

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If I want to know special moves, I’ll look them up. I’m not a huge fighting fan, and they easy to remember. I don’t use save states.

Like I mentioned above, RL certainly isn't for everyone using emulation. While the RL pause feature is great for the person that built the cabinet/machine, its really for the people that didn't build it. Having build it, the builder knows EVERYTHING... all the in-and-outs of all the systems, the controls, every special button and combination to do everything on the cabinet. For anyone else (not the builder) these things aren't second nature and often result in many questions by all other users. To tell these people to press the "pause" button and they can find out every piece of information and answer every question is a HUGE advantage. Telling them to pull out their cell phone to google a character's moves isn't very cool and telling them to google how to use YOUR cabinet is extremely unlikely.

If you read my OP, I'm not trying to push people to use RL. I just want them to know that it's out there if they want to move their emulation to the next level. When I finished my cabinet years ago people had too many questions and needed babysitting to use it to its fullest potential. RL pause solved a lot of these issue for me.

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@progets
can you show us that pause menu and control cheat sheet screenshot - it sounds really cool

This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbnYaqlvw-E will show you some of the onscreen moves between 1:15 and 1:25.

Here's another video showing some RocketLauncher features https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qYIlwVroIY.

Here's the RocketLauncher Wiki http://www.rlauncher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page, the controller menu http://www.rlauncher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Pause_Controller_Menu and the moves list http://www.rlauncher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Pause_Moves_List_Menu.

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Load and exit menus serve no purpose on a modern machine where these actions are virtually instant. The only feature I might want from it is showing the controls. However, most games are straight forward. Press a button and figure it out. My 6 year old has no issues with this method. Perhaps it has a feature I don’t know about? I only use mame. Maybe it would be more useful for specific game console emulation.

If you have PS2/GC/Wii games that haven't been compressed in an specialized/native format for the emulator it will take a while to load even on a fast current machine. Load screens will show the progress so you know what's going on.

If your 6 year old knows every special move of every character in every fighting game, that's impressive. You can't just "press a button" to figure out complex moves in Mortal Combat or Street Fighter.

Like I said, it's not for everyone but it does offer features that you won't find anywhere else. If you can remember the difference in save state 1 vs. save state 3 vs. save state 7 in a game you haven't played in months, that's impressive too.

@keilmillerjr - Don't be jealous because you can't run it on your Mac. ;-)

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