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Second screen - Dynamic Marquee - RPi4
« on: April 01, 2022, 12:36:27 PM »

Anyone knows if it is possible to setup a second display to show dynamic marquee through attractmode on the RPi4?

I have found this one:

It is specific for EmulationStation and the marquee is static until you run the game (then the game marquee is shown)

I want that the marquee changes when a new game is selected, not only when you run the game.

I was thinking if a different approach is possible in RPi4 + attractmode: through a plugin or in the layout using the magic token that sends the marquee directly to the second monitor.

I will be glad if anyone could help me with this.


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Re: Second screen - Dynamic Marquee - RPi4
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2022, 08:31:04 PM »
Tks to this guide i have managed to make it work:

Since i am using RPi4 and not windows, the conditions for my 2nd screen work are the following:

RPi4 with X
AttractMode build for X11

Configure> General > Window Mode - Fillscreen
Configure > General > Enable Multiple Monitors - Yes
Configure > Plug-ins > MultiMon > Yes

Click over MultiMon with the second screen connected, will appear more configurations. Mine are the following:
Enabled > Yes
Artwork > Wheel
X > 0
Y > 0
Height > 390
Width > 1280
Preserve aspect > Yes

If this additional configuration dont appear, try again, with the 2nd monitor connected or edit the attract.cfg directly replacing with the following text the multimon plugin config:

plugin   MultiMon
   enabled              yes
   param                mon2_art wheel
   param                mon2_height 390
   param                mon2_preserve_aspect_ratio Yes
   param                mon2_width 1280
   param                mon2_x 0
   param                mon2_y 0


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Re: Second screen - Dynamic Marquee - RPi4
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2023, 07:15:55 AM »
Hey @sergiohyperspin

Could you give me more detail on how you setup the RPi4 with X and the AttractMode build for X11? I'm moving to AM on a Pi4 and would love to do a dynamic marquee. Thanks!