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Themes / Re: Put a random icon on the screen. (SOLVED)
« Last post by zlagos on June 14, 2018, 04:36:41 PM »
The two options work, but both have a small problem: When AM start, the first image is always the same, the others are random, but the one at the beginning, always the same position: 4 in 0-12 or 10 in 0-30.

Many years ago, when ms-dos, I had to do a pseudo-random, and so that it would not happen to me, I took the random seed of the clock: current second.

Sorry for my bad english...  :-[
Emulators / Re: Best Compression for Specific Emulators
« Last post by akafox on June 14, 2018, 02:01:20 PM »
Awesome work thank you for that progets!

You are coming from a PC side looks like..

What about a Raspberry PI?...why do you need space..well because your SD is small on a raspberry pi! ;P

Okay so here are my findings:

PSX (Psx-ReARMed)
     Crash Team Racing
ISO 605.7 MB difference of 0
IMG 605.7 MB difference of 0
BIN 605.7 MB difference of 0
CSO 421.9 MB difference of 183.8 MB
PBP 372.9 MB difference of 232.8 MB  <--- WINNER!
CHD 317.9 MB difference of 287.8 MB*

*Psx-Rearmed can not use a chd format but that is a 55 MB difference...add it across 10 games or so.well you get my point..

Mega Drive/Genesis:
         3 Ninjas Kick Back
BIN 2.1 MB  difference of 0
ZIP 917.8 KB  difference of 1232.6 KB (1.2 MB)
7z 741.9 KB  difference of 1408.5 KB (1.3 MB)

So compression is a GOOD thing for the PI on space...but you trade that for speed (thus slower load times), as stated by progets in the original post. With smaller ROMs (Atari, NES..ect. Might not make a big noticeable difference compressed on loading. And I am not even sure how much space you would get all together..but with a small SD card..yes even a 128GB..well space is important! I don't have $1,000 for a TB SD Card..I can't wait until I can afford one though..but hard drives are cheap :P

Question... know any good programs that will mass compress roms..or any ideas how to do it?
Themes / Re: request: modern theme for full size arcade cabinet
« Last post by sickle on June 14, 2018, 11:10:24 AM »
thanks for the fast replies
i think i'm going to go with arcadeflow until Oomek releases their theme

BTW, i am using the loading screen as a boot screen for Linux. because the cabinet will be used by a lot of people (some less experienced with tech), i felt that it would be better to take a bit longer to boot than to show the code scrolling through.
Themes / Re: request: modern theme for full size arcade cabinet
« Last post by verion on June 14, 2018, 05:18:16 AM »
maybe he's using it as boot screen for linux


as for the theme - it will be easier to change your loading screen to match an existing layout aesthetics (or mod an existing one)
there are not too many themes that are responsive (i.e. for horizontal and vertical screens). Arcadeflow and Flat Blue - for sure, maybe 2 more but I can't remember which.
Themes / Re: request: modern theme for full size arcade cabinet
« Last post by keilmillerjr on June 14, 2018, 03:26:32 AM »
You will probably have to code a theme yourself, or modify an existing one.

I don’t understand the point of a loading screen when I am using outdated hardware and things still load almost instantly.
Scripting / Please help to draw a Calendar
« Last post by kent79 on June 14, 2018, 01:16:12 AM »
Dear All,

I would like to draw a Calendar in AM. I have find the sample of java, but don't know how to do that in AM. Any one can help me. Many Thanks.

    S   M   T   W  T   F  S
                            1  2
         3  4  5  6  7  8  9 
   10 11 12 13 14 15 16
   17 18 19 20 21 22 23
   24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Themes / Re: request: modern theme for full size arcade cabinet
« Last post by zpaolo11x on June 13, 2018, 11:17:37 PM »
Hi, I've been trying to find a theme for days now

I don't know if you have already tried it or if it's something you like or not, but my theme Arcadeflow seems quite similar to what you need. If you want to give it a try the link is this:
General / Re: save game
« Last post by KTURNER on June 13, 2018, 08:39:26 PM »
I have figured out my problem. When I use the "exit hotkey" option in a/m it will not save progress. I was using start + select to exit. I had to map a button on my controler as escape and now it saves.
Themes / Re: request: modern theme for full size arcade cabinet
« Last post by jedione on June 13, 2018, 08:22:04 PM »

Scripting / Re: New feature: vertical text alignment
« Last post by jedione on June 13, 2018, 08:03:54 PM »
cool thanks,    ;)
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