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General / 3D Printed Retro Computer … PI-IV/B
« on: Today at 08:39:22 AM »
Hey everyone!

I’ve completed my 3D printing project and wanted to show it.

I 3D printed a retro styled computer case and installed a Raspberry Pi 4B into it.  I’ve setup RetroPie and I use the Attract Mode frontend for the menu system.

Here’s the Youtube video showcasing it.

https://youtu.be/Ia2gM-Pa3So

It was a fun project and I had a great time building it.

I’ve got it setup using a 4TB external HDD for rom storage.

My Attract Mode build has over 150 real systems … with around 405 or so different menu wheels (including collections, etc).

If you want to know more or see more details of the build … let me know.


Enjoy!!

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The 3D STL files are located here on Thingiverse.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4846997

For a full list of the systems I have running on it, you can access my Google drive online document.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mwIjk7TFWoD--7hfiPHCYUxFtIz1yhD8BLtWdQQWwKw/edit?usp=sharing

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General / Platform Videos - Scanned Theme - 16x9
« on: September 18, 2021, 08:45:01 AM »
Hey Group!

I've just completed and uploaded a new set of 16x9 platform videos for use with Attract Mode (and any frontend really).

These are 16x9 in size (1080p/30) and are meant to be used used full screen.

Here's a Youtube link with a quick demo of them.

https://youtu.be/xfNVv2vA5p4

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A new set of platform videos for use with all of the various gaming frontends.

Hyperspin
Launchbox/BigBox
Attract Mode
etc., etc.

There are 465 new platform videos covering:

category menus (nested menus)
arcade
arcade boards
collections
computers
consoles
hacks
pinball
..plus a few others thrown in

All of these are available at the links below.

See the full list of supported systems here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GWdoWqfPysm-_w49Ll-WAy-dFjwfcNVR/view?usp=sharing

NOTE:
There are a few more platform videos I'd like to make so that 465 might be wrong at time of posting.

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EmuMovies FTP:

/Upload Here/_Video Snap Submissions/DMarti

Two sets are available here:
1080p/60
1080p/30

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1fichier link:

Only the 1080p/30 are available here.

https://1fichier.com/dir/JlBzqBXf
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Mega.nz link:

Only the 1080p/30 are available here:

https://mega.nz/folder/ocFVXSLR#mz0Gp1EsPTjY2byGPi74tg
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Please share with others and hopefully they are enjoyed!

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Emulators / Re: VLC settings help
« on: September 10, 2021, 05:01:12 PM »
Oh.....I didn't know that.  My version is a little old then...thanks for letting me know.

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Emulators / Re: VLC settings help
« on: September 10, 2021, 11:54:19 AM »
You'll need to update/install the FFMPEG core within the Retroarch updater.

Here's my AM config file for it (I use relative paths .. so just change it to match your setup)

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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.3.0
#
executable           ..\..\Emulators\RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 -L cores\ffmpeg_libretro.dll "[romfilename]"
rompath              ..\..\Movies\
romext               .mp4

The ffmpeg is just another core you have to install like all the others.

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Emulators / Re: VLC settings help
« on: September 10, 2021, 10:08:04 AM »
While I don't use VLC ... as another option, you can use Retroarch (if you're using a Windows PC like I am anyway).

Retroarch has the ffmpeg core that you can use - even with a controller - just like a normal core.  Just launch Retroarch, use the ffmpeg core, and pass it the filename of the *.mp4 file.

Boom...instant video player.

https://docs.libretro.com/library/ffmpeg/

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General / Re: Relative paths problem for portable mode ?!
« on: August 24, 2021, 08:20:47 AM »
I'm guessing you also have your emulators located here:

h:\Attract\emulators\emulators\snes9x

Have you tried this version of the line?

executable           emulators\snes9x\snes9x.exe
args                 -fullscreen "[romfilename]"
rompath              ..\games\snes

I haven't seen mention of the rompath line above yet (with 2 dots and the \ in it) .. so see if that works.

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I can say that relative paths DO work great on a Windows PC as that's what I use.  However, my HDD looks like this:

H:\Attract
H:\Emulators
H:\Roms

and I use relative paths in all of my AM emulator.cfg files for both emulators and rom folder locations.

Here's my SNES emulators.cfg file:

executable           ..\..\Emulators\RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 -L cores\snes9x_libretro.dll "[romfilename]"
rompath              ..\..\Roms\snes\

To me, it seems that the AM emulator.cfg files "starting location" is the directory which the emulator.cfg files reside in.  In my case its "H:\Attract\emulators" .. so going up 2 directories is "H:" and then navigating down 2 directories to "H:\Roms\snes" works.

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Emulators / Re: Ubuntu x64 Commodore VIC-20
« on: August 03, 2021, 10:52:26 AM »
Looking at your config line above:

romext               .tap .prg .TAP .PRG

Shouldn't the rom extensions be separated by semicolons?

romext               .tap;.prg;.TAP;.PRG


That may be why Attract Mode isn't finding any roms.

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Themes / Re: Multi-emulator setting?
« on: June 22, 2021, 10:04:54 AM »
I don't think that functionality is available within a theme.

However, you can assign a control button to access the game info screen in AM while sitting on a game selection in a display.

TAB > CONTROLS > EDIT GAME

Once you assign a button to bring up the game info screen within AM, one of the things available to change is the emulator used.

You'll need to create AM emulator config files for each of the emulators...but this way you'd be able to quickly change them on the fly before launching that game.

There may be a way to access that functionality within AM using a plugin - but I don't recall ever seeing a plugin for that.

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Emulators / Re: 5200
« on: May 31, 2021, 06:20:43 AM »
Its not broken, you just have to understand how a base Retropie build works and what extra manual steps you can do to set it up the same as your old Pi 3 image.  These are manual tweaks to setup the Atari 5200 system to auto-boot as an Atari 5200 instead of an Atari 800.

As mentioned above, make sure you have the BIOS files in the proper place.

Then update/create these 3 files in /opt/retropie/configs/atari5200 and you should be good to go.

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/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200

emulators.cfg
retroarch.cfg
retroarch-core-options.cfg

pi@retropie:/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200 $ pwd
/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200

pi@retropie:/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200 $ ls -l
total 12
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 278 May 11  2020 emulators.cfg
-rw------- 1 pi pi 375 May 11  2020 retroarch.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 296 May 11  2020 retroarch-core-options.cfg

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pi@retropie:/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200 $ cat emulators.cfg
lr-atari800 = "/opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/bin/retroarch -L /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-atari800/atari800_libretro.so --config /opt/retropie/configs/atari5200/retroarch.cfg %ROM%"
default = "lr-atari800"
atari800 = "/opt/retropie/emulators/atari800/bin/atari800 %ROM%"


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pi@retropie:/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200 $ cat retroarch.cfg
# Settings made here will only override settings in the global retroarch.cfg if placed above the #include line

input_libretro_device_p1 = "513"
input_libretro_device_p2 = "513"

input_remapping_directory = "/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200/"

core_options_path = "/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200/retroarch-core-options.cfg"
#include "/opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg"


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pi@retropie:/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200 $ cat retroarch-core-options.cfg
atari800_system = "5200"
atari800_ntscpal = "NTSC"
atari800_internalbasic = "disabled"
atari800_sioaccel = "disabled"
atari800_cassboot = "disabled"
atari800_artifacting = "disabled"
atari800_opt1 = "disabled"
atari800_opt2 = "disabled"
atari800_resolution = "336x240"
atari800_keyboard = "poll"


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I use Retroarch with the MAME core .. but the end result is the same.  Games do not auto start once loaded.

Here's some notes I've made for Archimedes games.

Hope this helps.

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games load into flop0

upon bootup into desktop, using a mouse, double click on flop0
 double click on program to launch


to swap disks:

press ScrollLock (to change to partial keyboard control)

TAB > File Mangager and swap disk files

press ScrollLock (to change back to full keyboard control)

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General / Re: All Games List?
« on: October 08, 2020, 07:54:41 AM »
You can write DOS Batch scripts (or korn shell if you're using a linux OS) to automatically combine all of the romlist text files into a single file, instead of manually launching each one, copy/pasting into a master list, etc.

That way, the automation script will copy all individual romlist file entries and put them into a single romlist file and save you a ton of time (no rescraping needed this way).

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I found an old nevato modded theme folder on one of my HDDs....here's a zip with a few more cabs.

https://mega.nz/file/YJ923Q4C#_W01xgw31Y1lBgsSgVZqulMwPALGZ0K3eemWDmF9txs

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General / Re: Media
« on: September 09, 2020, 12:40:25 PM »
You could just use EmuMovies own sync tool (it's Windows only I think though).

https://emumovies.com/files/file/321-emumovies-sync/

That'll download whatever media you select for your roms.  It has a GUI interface, you select your rom folder, what system it is, and what media you want .. then tell it where to download them to.

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General / Re: Attract Mode media files: video snaps and overviews
« on: August 31, 2020, 05:52:03 AM »
A few updates:

I've added a few more system videos (both 4x3 and 16x9 versions) to 1fichier.

Working with Dwayne, he's expanded on my original PNG collections for flyers and logos so I've removed my original links I had for them.

You can find his new versions here:

http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=3645.0

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General / Re: Attract Mode portable - Variable d'environnement ?
« on: August 27, 2020, 08:21:21 AM »
Can you try having 2 dots at the beginning of those lines and see?

executable           ..\emulators\demul\demul.exe
rompath              ..\games\dreamcast

I'm wondering where Attract's starting directory is in relation to those two lines.  Does it start in the "attract" directory or does it start in the "attract\emulators" directory (where the various emulator config files are)?

It seems for artwork, it sets the "attract" folder as it's starting directory to find the artwork files.  I'm curious if those two lines use the "attract\emulators" directory instead (in which case you'd need to go up 1 directory to find the "games" directory").

You could also try this for the executable:

executable           .\demul\demul.exe

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