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General / Re: There and back again.
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:11:08 AM »
Oh!, and congrats to Verion on his promotion.  :)

General / There and back again.
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:08:52 AM »
I just want to say Hi! to all the old timers and hello to the new guys. AM has come a long way thanks to your passion and dedication. Keep up the fight for the good guys. It's been a while.

Emulators / Latest mame romlist based on filtered wheel set
« on: November 11, 2016, 08:10:30 AM »
For people who don't like using filters, I've generated a mame (latest) romlist that has been filtered on a complete minted wheel set with some extras added in. Clones and the typical crap has been filtered out as well. This means you don't need to use any filter rules to have a clean romlist. This also takes care of empty or generic wheel art. Updated nplayers and catver also included. There should be about 2600+ games in your romlist.

I do have a global filter as a secondary line of defense but it shouldn't be needed.

      rule                 CloneOf not_equals .*
      rule                 Year not_contains ?

General / Re: Intel Quad Core Atom X5-8350 - UP Board
« on: October 04, 2016, 05:24:40 PM »

It should support a CRT by doing this:

1. Buy a hdmi to vga converter, you can buy them on amazon or ebay for less than $10.00.   

2. Use an OS like Linux that uses a config.txt file to store bios like settings. This is handy for embedded systems like the pi and allows you to to use something like 640x240.

By pi is connected to a CRT using this method through a j-pac.

General / Re: NOOB Question
« on: September 28, 2016, 10:46:56 PM »
Yes I'll investigate the control mappings in both and see if I can see what's going on.

I figured out the issue with boot to the front end (wheel etc) rather than config menu, I guess there's no option to force that but if startup mode is set to last selection and the last selection is the front end then that's what it boots to. So basically if you escape, quit and reboot from the command line then it boots back to the front end. It would be nice if there was a way to always force that behavior though, and maybe there is if I dig around some more or I'm sure someone here knows.


You can change the frontend you want to boot up by editing the file /opt/retropie/configs/all/ and change emulationstation to attract. Now, you will always boot into attract. The layout determines whether you boot into a theme with a wheel or not.

Scripting / Re: Problem with fe.layout + fe.add_surface
« on: September 28, 2016, 08:34:28 PM »

The surface art can be independent of what the layout resolution is.

For example, I can define my surface art to be 1024x768 while my layout is 640x480. 

local flx = fe.layout.width=640;
local fly = fe.layout.height=480;
local flw = fe.layout.width;
local flh = fe.layout.height;

//create surface for snap
local surface_snap = fe.add_surface( 1024, 768 );
local snap = FadeArt("snap", 0, 0, 1024, 768, surface_snap);

General / Re: NOOB Question
« on: September 28, 2016, 06:19:53 PM »
Few things . . .

Check out your am control input mappings and remap them to your liking. You can configure the inputs by hitting the tab key and selecting controls.

To configure the retropie controls, select emulationstation under floob's basic layout. This should boot into emulationstation. In em configure the emulators you want and their controls. Once that is done, under retropie settings there should be an option to boot in attract instead of em.

If you are still having problems we can edit the configs manually. But, what I suggested should get you off on the right foot.     

General / Re: NOOB Question
« on: September 28, 2016, 03:02:51 PM »
Hi tilt100-

Check out floob's tutorial here ->

Also, you might want to post one of your emulators configs here for more help.

General / Re: Exiting game results in immediate relaunch of same game...Why?
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:38:33 PM »

Oh!, I thought that issue was fixed without having to use fullscreen. I know Raygun was aware of it, but I wonder if setting the hide_console flag to yes in conjunction with fill screen works as well. On my pi I'm using the default fill screen without issue but I haven't tested daphne yet. I thought I tested AdvMAME  but now I'm doubting myself  :)

Anyway, I think I'll try installing AdvMAME on my pi again and see what happens. Thanks for the heads up.

General / Re: Exiting game results in immediate relaunch of same game...Why?
« on: September 27, 2016, 05:24:59 PM »
Running Attract-Mode on a raspberry pi 3.  Anyone know what would be causing games to immediately reopen after exiting them? It's intermittent, but happens enough to be extremely annoying (30% of the time.)  It does not happen in emulationstation at all, only attract-mode. Doesn't matter which emulator or system you are in, or what type of controller.  Exiting with an arcade stick or a wireless keyboard will generate the same issue.  Any ideas of what is causing this problem and what a potential fix might be?  Thanks in advance!

Here are a few things you can check:

Make sure input_poll_type_behavior = 1; you can find it here  /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg

Also, make sure attract is set to fill screen. 

General / Re: windows 10 version 1607 trouble
« on: September 20, 2016, 08:52:12 PM »
There is also another option that works really well on windows 10. Replace the taskbar with a free dock app called nexus. With it you can hide the windows 10 taskbar and desktop icons. You can also set the dock itself to auto-hide. Unlike the windows taskbar "even with auto-hide " it won't stay on top of fullscreen apps like attract. So, if the windows taskbar is still visible with the latest build give this app a try.

No worries, I figured as much. And, gawd that big one is ugly. I prefer something like this much better. I had a chance to pick one of these up a few years ago and I'm kicking myself for not getting it. I bet you could come up with something nice if someone asked you nicely.  ;D


You do realize there are several different Neo-Geo cabs, right? And, I bet the op would even be happy with a generic Neo-Geo mock-up. So, of course it's possible  ;D.

And, even if its the one with the big top you can always do a one off of robospin. Let's not confuse the new guys  :)   

Awesome ... Nice genre icons also

Thanks man, I might add some new genre icons in the near future.

I was wondering  ??? Being a noob, Is it possible for me to change the cabinet to a Neo Geo MVS? I know anything is possible, but for a noob like me?  ::)

Sure it's possible, I'll check and see if I can find a cabinet model for it.

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