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Emulators / Need help with Linux Steam launch command.
« on: December 22, 2022, 05:38:06 AM »
     I have tried searching the internet and here in the forums but I can't seem to find any information as to how to launch steam games through attractmode on linux.

The setting for "Windows" say

> Steam

executable           C:\attract\EMU\Steam\Steam.exe
args                 -applaunch [name]
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\Steam\SteamApps
romext               .acf
system               PC
info_source          steam

For Linux if I set it to this it will run steam but wont launch any games, I've tried change [name] to "[romfilename]" but that didn't help.

> Steam

executable           steam
args                 -applaunch [name]
rompath              path to roms
romext               .acf
system               PC
info_source          steam

I've also tried for the args just "[romfilename]" without the -applaunch and that didn't work either.

Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance.

General / Question for the Developer and idea.
« on: August 04, 2022, 04:51:25 AM »
      I was wondering if Attract Mode will ever get a "Box Mode" kind of like how LaunchBox has their Box Mode and Big Box mode. Attract Mode already has the Big Box stuff covered and "The Great Themes Collection" in great, honestly I like it better than anything Big Box has to offer. I switched over to Linux a few months back and no longer use Windows at all and wont be going back.

I'm no coder, LOL Unless you count simple .sh scripts which I wouldn't. But I was thinking, Attract Mode already has all the features to import the art and even the box art and all that, it would be nice to have a secondary mode that just had the systems listed on the left and for each one the Box art on the right to select the games to play. I mean it could be setup to use the existing emulator config files. I realize a theme could probably do that, but I'm talking about a completely additional separate mode where you can switch between the two.

If there was a theme like the one I am talking about and a key shortcut to switch between that theme and one other that would work like I am suggesting here.

Just wondering and thought I would ask. 

General / Linux Mint UMA How do I install Attract Mode?
« on: March 18, 2022, 11:26:16 AM »
       Hello all, I switched from arch to Ubuntu because of some game issues. Thought I would mention that just to make a long story short.

I have been trying to install Attract Mode from the tar.gz with no luck it always ends in an error. Or that is using : " make   and then make install" ends in error. Tried other commands here on the forums also.

The problem is I can't find docs for the dependencies for this to work. And the error message I get doesn't really tell me much at all.

Could someone please just give me some command line info on how to install this on Linux Mint latest Ubuntu based version. It's based on Ubuntu Focal from what I understand.

Downloaded the Tar.gz and extracted it and went to the directory and make and make install and then ends with an error with no information about what that error is or how to resolve it.

Anybody got any simple instructions?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  :D

General / Arch Linux Can't install Attractmode build issues.
« on: February 21, 2022, 12:24:25 PM »
Hello All,

          I use Arch Linux and am having an issue trying to build AttractMode from scratch and or install it using the Pamac or Pacman installers.

I always run into this issue which I think has to do with an update of some package but at the same time I don't know how to downgrade because I am on a fresh install with no way of doing so.

Anyway here's what I get when trying to install and I should mention I have all the dependencies installed mentioned but I am thinking the versions are the issue?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Here's the output of my trying to install Attract mode on Arch as of 2-21-2022

This is how it ends every time :

src/media.cpp: In member function 'virtual bool FeMedia::onGetData(sf::SoundStream::Chunk&)':
src/media.cpp:1223:37: error: 'AVCodecContext' {aka 'struct AVCodecContext'} has no member named 'refcounted_frames'
1223 |                 m_audio->codec_ctx->refcounted_frames = 1;
|                                     ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
src/media.cpp:1232:27: error: 'avcodec_decode_audio4' was not declared in this scope; did you mean 'avcodec_decode_subtitle2'?
1232 |                 int len = avcodec_decode_audio4( m_audio->codec_ctx, frame, &got_frame, packet );
|                           ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|                           avcodec_decode_subtitle2
Compiling obj/squirrel/sqdebug.o...
make: *** [Makefile:459: obj/media.o] Error 1
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make: *** [Makefile:459: obj/swf.o] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
rm -rf /tmp/bauh@user/arch/build_1645474717

Installation logs can be found at "/tmp/bauh@bobby/logs/install/aur/attract/1645474740.log"
It doesn't matter if I use Pamac regardless of Aur  or Git or All or use Bauh as I tried here. I get the same error. A week or so ago I could install it without any problems.
But it doesn't matter if I try and compile it from source either because I get the same errors. So I am thinking the package versions have updated and the build code is not finding what it needs or just wont work?

I have no idea. Anyway any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

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