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General / Re: Resolved: Nevato theme custom resolution - is it possible?
« on: August 16, 2020, 04:29:31 AM »
Thanks for sharing your solution, timsatari. 👍

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: June 05, 2020, 10:31:05 AM »
Glad to hear, have fun with your system.

By the way, I like your signature. :)

General / Re: Linux Solus - Command Arguments
« on: April 15, 2020, 04:56:59 AM »
Thank you. ;D

Hey, 4000x3000 is a totally reasonable resolution for wheel art!  ;D

Seriously, thanks for sharing your solution.

General / Re: Linux Solus - Command Arguments
« on: April 15, 2020, 02:03:25 AM »
/usr is missing the leading "/".

Themes / Re: WIP: My Arcade Collection
« on: October 13, 2019, 09:47:44 AM »
The Theme looks really great, congratulations!

My only (small) gripe is the „My … Collection“ on every logo. It seems to be quite redundant if there are only collections and all of them belong to you.

(For the same reason, I never understood the "My Documents/Pictures/Whatever" on single-user Windows systems.)

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: September 04, 2019, 10:11:58 AM »
It's really strange though that i can not run AM not after updating my system.

According to a developer of curl, the Ubuntu package maintainers changed something in curl, and that broke some applications. AM seems to be one of them.

I am looking forward to hear from you in this matter. You may also try this solution from the same bugreport.

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:10:24 PM »
This seems to be (three links) a common problem in 18.04 with applications that rely on libcurl3 instead of the newer libcurl4 that comes with 18.04. Unfortunately, it seems that both can't be installed at the same time in Ubuntu.

The only promising solution that I found is to install a custom libcurl that serves both APIs #3 and #4:

Maybe that is worth a try, but I didn't test it myself. I just searched the web a bit about it. But keep in mind that any PPA is not part of the official software sources and thus, a potential security risk.

Emulators / Re: Arcade control friendly console exclusives
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:24:03 PM »
I recently stumbled upon this video about console games that might be better than their arcade versions:

Not exactly the console exclusives that you asked for, but maybe still worth a look if they're really better than the arcade. The video's creator explains elaborately why he sees them as such.

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: July 25, 2019, 10:07:02 PM »
After trying many things, I re-booted my system and it was taking forever. There was all kinds of script running and running and running. I went to work, came home, still booting.... 12 hours later. I don't know what I did, but I was about to give up on everything.
It would've been interesting which processes were running at that time exactly. You can see (and maybe show us) the running processes sorted by CPU and memory usage with the command top, or htop for a more colorful view. Similarly, the disk activity of processes can be show by iotop. You may have to install the latter two from the official sources in a standard Ubuntu system, but that means they're only one sudo apt install htop iotop away.

I know you already gave up, so this is meant as an advice for the future. Many of us long-time Linux users like to examine and maybe solve a problem instead of giving up "too soon"â„¢.  :) But it's your setup and anything that works for you is okay.

edit: just some wording corrected.

General / Re: Help Installing on Ubuntu 19.04
« on: June 19, 2019, 10:11:20 PM »
Did you install the packages that are reported as missing? Most of them listed in the compilation instructions as requirements.

If not, this should install their development versions (-dev) that are needed for compilation:

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sudo apt install libavformat-dev libavcodec-dev libavutil-dev libswscale-dev openal-dev

You may also need their runtime files to run AM after its compilation. Look up their names without "-dev" on to find their full package names for Ubuntu 19.04 (disco), e.g. "libswscale5". Then exchange their -dev names with those in the above command.

Finally, although your screenshot doesn't show them, you also may need swresample or avresample in their dev and/or runtime versions, since they are also listed in the compilation instructions.

edit: By the way, it would be better if you'd post any errors etc. as text in a code block like I did with my command above. Screenshots take up a lot of space, can only be seen by logged in users, and don't allow quoting or copy & paste if someone wants to address specific parts of them. Just a friendly advice. :)

General / Re: Executable path on Ubuntu 18.04
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:26:14 AM »
Thanks for sharing your solution. I have no experience with snap installations.

It's still strange why AM didn't find the executable with the path, since it does so in my case. The path was 100% correct?

General / Re: Executable path on Ubuntu 18.04
« on: June 14, 2019, 09:34:30 AM »
The path /snap/mame/1122/mame seems a little strange. Is that really the path to your mame executable?

The leading "/" means that "snap" is in your system's root directory, which I doubt. If "snap" is in your home directory, this should work:

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Executable: $HOME/snap/mame/1122/mame

$HOME is an environmental variable that contains the path to the current user's home directory.

For comparison, here's the resp. part of my $HOME/.attract/emulators/mame.cfg:

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executable           $HOME/bin/mame64
args                 -video bgfx [name]
workdir              $HOME/mame
rompath              $HOME/mame/roms
romext               .zip;.7z;<DIR>
system               Arcade

However, I'm still using Attract Mode 2.2.1-50, and I don't know if it's configuration differs from the current version.

Themes / Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« on: May 19, 2019, 06:51:09 AM »
Thanks.  :)

Scripting / Re: Running AM directly on DVD drive?
« on: May 12, 2019, 08:26:33 AM »

well, the details depend on the operating system you are using. But on most, it shouldn't be much different to running AM from any other drive. For example, Windows gives DVDs and USB sticks drive letters like it does for hard drive partitions, Linux mounts such media in its directory tree like it does with partitions etc.

Could you please be more specific how exactly you are planning to setup AM, your emulators and roms? What OS are you using?


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