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Themes / MOVED: How to change listbox scrolling acceleration?
« on: February 25, 2017, 08:45:06 AM »

Announcements / Version 2.2.1 Released
« on: January 06, 2017, 08:19:15 PM »
A new year and a new version of Attract-Mode!  Mainly bug fixes with this one, change log is posted below....

# Changelog #

## Commits from v2.2.0 to v2.2.1

### Andrew Mickelson (17 commits)

* Bump to version 2.2.1
* [linux] fixes for multimonitor mode with X11
* [rpi] Misc. cleanup of emulation launching on the RPi
* Added a description of the default controls to the readme
* Fix move speed in config menus when key held down
* Fix freetype2 header not found during compile
* [linux] Added --console cmdline option to enable script from console
* Improved combo key handling, added more initial key mappings
* Default "Confirm Favourites" value is now "true"
* Fix audio volume changing for layout sounds after running emulator
* Add cn entry in en.msg
* [windows] fix frontend not giving up focus in fullscreen mode
* [windows] fix 'working directory' setting when running an emulator
* [linux] Smoother transition to emulator from 'fullscreen mode'.
* Added "Working Directory" emulation setting
* Minor reorder of options in the misc. config menu
* Issue #250 - Fix improper handling of "Upos" joystick axis

### banemon (1 commits)

* cn.msg

### David Gillies (1 commits)

* Create Linux desktop entry

### Rene BIGOT (1 commits)

* Support for wheel fade

Announcements / Version 2.2.0 Released
« on: November 11, 2016, 01:00:16 PM »
SO here we go with another version of Attract-Mode!  Highlights include the ability to set custom layouts for the "displays menu"/Systems menu (finally), a new "edit game" command for tweaking game information (including the ability to customize the launch commandline on a per-game basis), mmal hardware accelerated video on the Rasberry Pi, an italian translation, various bug fixes and much more.

Full changelog is posted below, and downloads are available here:

[edit: OS X binary now posted]

Announcements / Version 2.1.0 Released
« on: June 08, 2016, 11:00:12 PM »
By popular demand (!?) and hot on the heels of 2.0, we have ourselves a new release of the Attract-Mode frontend!

Version 2.1.0 freshens things up a bit and adds some new features we think are kind of cool: support for using unlimited key/button/joystick combos to trigger commands and improved menu navigation controls....

NOTE FOR UPGRADERS: If you are upgrading from a previous version, chances are you will have to redo your joystick-based control mappings.

Downloads available in the usual place:

Announcements / Version 2.0.0 Released.
« on: April 20, 2016, 11:13:27 PM »
After a couple months of testing, version 2.0.0 (final) has finally arrived!  Thanks to everyone who helped track down and squish the numerous bugs that were found.

Download the new version here:


Announcements / Version 2.0.0 Release Candidate #3
« on: February 22, 2016, 10:29:04 PM »
Release Candidate #3 for version 2.0 of Attract-Mode has now been released.  Check it out, and please report any issues you may run into here on this thread or using the github issue tracker.

Download available here:

Full change log posted below. 

Edit: March 17, 2016 - Updated for Release Candidate #3.

Themes / Hyperspin themes in Attract-mode
« on: February 16, 2016, 10:18:46 PM »
Hi guys,

I thought I'd share what I've been plugging away at a bit lately... here is an video example of what the newest development version of Attract-Mode will do if you start feeding it hyperspin themes:

This is from a (pretty crappy) notebook running my development environment on debian linux.  The hyperspin interpretation is missing a bunch of stuff, but it is all happening from a squirrel script just like any other attract-mode layout!

Announcements / Version 1.6.2 Released.
« on: December 06, 2015, 11:31:24 PM »
Version 1.6.2 has just been released, here is the changelog:

# Changelog #

## Commits from v1.6.0 to v1.6.1

### Andrew Mickelson (22 commits)

* Bump to version 1.6.1
* Issue #162 - improved support for importing mame (-listxml format) files
* attracman layout - made sounds files configurable from user interface.
* added ability to get the actual width of text
* added load_from_archive() function for loading script images and sounds
* Added sound support to the attracman layout
* Added debian packaging files
* Fix some divide by zero errors.
* Scrape platform images as well when scraping from
* Updated emulator info_source settings on account of mess/mame merger
* Fixed missing controller and video info when parsing mess / mame -listsoftware
* Added [System] and [SystemN] magic tags
* Added 7zip, rar, gzip and bz2 support (if libarchive is available)
* Issue #159 - Fixed magic tokens empty values bug + path problems with shaders
* Issue 120 - added functionality to let plugins show search results
* [OS X] re-added mouse "hiding" for OS X, trying to avoid triggering corners
* 8 second timeout on scraper http requests
* Show more progress info when scraping/parsing mame output
* Made "hide brackets in name" option also hide text after a forward slash /
* Issue #157 - added support for modules in a subdirectory
* Added KeyboardSearch plugin
* Issue #128 - added config option to disable multimonitor support

### Jeffrey Clark (3 commits)

* Windows resource with icon
* Close windows console automatically when starting from GUI
* osx packaging corrections

### Phil Eichinger (3 commits)

* Makefile: ensure $(DESTDIR)$(DATA_PATH) exists before copying config to it
* Fix Depends for install on Debian Jessie
* debian-package: fix Build-Depends

Announcements / Version 1.6 Released!
« on: September 25, 2015, 09:26:21 PM »
Attract-Mode version 1.6 has arrived!

Noteworthy changes with this release:

* SWF file support (experimental)
* Layouts and plugins can now be contained in zip files
* OS X packaging improvements
* Added ability to set filter exceptions
* Added intro mode to optionally show intro video
* Added German, Japanese and Korean translations
* Added mame video scraping (
* Many many bug fixes (including FLV videos not playing, resolution dependent pinch/skew effects, and multimonitor not working on 64-bit windows).

Download it here:

General / MOVED: Open source mame
« on: August 01, 2015, 10:01:17 PM »

Announcements / Version 1.5.2
« on: May 10, 2015, 10:49:04 PM »
A new release, a new release!  There have been some exciting advances in the past few months...

New Features:

  • Raspberry pi support.  Thanks to nitrogen_widget for digging into this and helping to get it up and running!
  • Multiple monitor support (Windows and Linux)
  • Artwork scraper added to automatically download missing snapshots, marquees, wheel logos, flyers, boxart and even fanart images.
  • Improved support for different image formats.
  • Spanish translation (thanks Seru!)
  • Added fade effect module for layouts (see reflect layout and the fanart background option in cools' layout)

Bug Fixes:

  • Keep focus if keys get mashed during startup and Attract-Mode is the windows shell
  • Fixed jarring video resets in the filter-grid layout
  • Various fixes for MaLa layout loading
  • Fix for audio decoding after an error occurs

Download at:

Here is a video of AM running on a 256MB Rasp Pi 1 with one of omegaman's layouts:

Themes / MOVED: 320x240 layout
« on: March 30, 2015, 11:26:19 PM »

Scripting / MOVED: Launching native Linux games?
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:26:41 PM »

Announcements / Version 1.5.1 - Bug Fix Release
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:41:41 AM »
This is a bugfix release (already!) to address the following bugs in 1.5.0:

  • emulator settings not loading in various situations (#110)
  • the filter option to limit list sizes would cause a crash if list size was already smaller than the limit (#109)
  • "particle animation" layout not loading [OS X App Bundle]

Announcements / Version 1.5
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:58:34 PM »
After four months of bug fixes and new features, it's time for a new release! Here is what is new with version 1.5:

  • Added ability to display MaLa layouts (vertical and horizontal). beta
  • Various filter improvements (global filters, filter based on file availability, filter mechanical and CHD games)
  • Added ability to display artwork and game information from multiple filters at the same time. Added a filter-grid layout with filters organized into separate grid columns.
  • Added Ctrl-V clipboard pasting to config mode (Windows and OS X only).
  • Added ability to configure an exit hotkey that forces an emulator to exit.
  • Added liquid8d's ExtendedObject, Animate and SpriteSheet modules.
  • Improved importing of Steam information.
  • Fixed artifacts when scaling videos at low resolution.
  • Added ability to specify filter rules when generating/importing rom lists from the command line.
  • Various improvements to the included screensaver and layouts, including configurable controls for Blinky in the Attrac-Man minigame.
  • Scripting improvement: added "EndNavigation" transitions.
  • Many, many other bug fixes and improvements.


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