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General / Re: Multi Disk Batch/Bulk
« on: June 10, 2022, 04:35:59 AM »
Both sound really handy, that ROMlister looks really good for MAME making lists.  And a list without the disks could then be imported so there be no need for filtering.

I guess I am still learning all the basic's, at the moment I am using Retroarch to load my non-arcade roms like NES, Master System etc
For the non standard retroarch cores; I use retroarch with a MAME core like the Emerson Arcadia and bat files to a 2nd retroarch directory because I couldn't get HASH xml files to work for me.

At the moment I haven't found to much of an issue with the DISK rule in my ALL filter but if I do - I will use the xls or ROMlister approach or even see if i can work our the batch command from that other post.  I havent yet worked out how to use filters inside retroarch or the search function ha ha but I do perceive that if I don't have my rule in other filters say 'racing' or 'childhood-classics' these would display the other disks.  So maybe I need to move it to a global rule if it has one unless All is the global rule for that emulator.

I'm still all a bit perplexed with MAME at the moment.
In 244 - there are 39,007 machines and 73 bios.
Available to me is 39,004.
Working is 14,312.
I use merged roms and merged chds
In attract mode - there are 12,978 machines

My understanding is I now need to create split sets using clmamepro, then refresh attract mode and fingers crossed; I should see 39,007.
Then I can start filtering.

Does this 39,007 include stuff like the snes and sega master system?


Really nice tutorial, worked well. 
Thank you

General / Re: Multi Disk Batch/Bulk
« on: June 09, 2022, 02:58:01 AM »
May have achieved what I wanted another way using the config files, may help someone else:

display   Amiga
   layout               robospin_v4
   romlist              Amiga
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu            yes
   filter               All
      rule                 Title not_contains Disk 2|Disk 3|Disk 4|Disk 5|Disk 6|Disk 7|Disk 8|Disk 9|Disk 10|Disk 11|Disk 12|Disk 13|Disk 14|Disk 15|Disk 16
   filter               Favourites
      rule                 Favourite equals 1

General / Multi Disk Batch/Bulk
« on: June 09, 2022, 01:56:56 AM »
Hi I have in my Amiga and many other emulators a structure like this

  1497 - Five Years After.adf
  1869 (AGA) (Disk 1).adf
  1869 (AGA) (Disk 2).adf
  1869 (AGA) (Disk 3).adf
  1869 (AGA) (Disk 4).adf
  1943 - The Battle of Midway.adf

I can see from other attract mode posts that the solution is to to create M3Us.
I've also watched videos how retroarch supports the disk switching.
I also have the same issue in other computers and consoles with the exact same file structure.

My question is how the heck do I do this on batch/bulk?  I haven't found a BAT file which helps me on windows and not smart enough to code one. 
Pretty sure I can't be the first to have wanted this with attract mode, so has anyone got some good methods, BAT code or use any software?

Thanks Chris

General / Re: Issue with MAME Setup
« on: June 09, 2022, 01:50:47 AM »
Thank you, I will work out how to unmerge and then organise accordingly :)

General / Issue with MAME Setup
« on: June 08, 2022, 09:33:05 AM »
Hi There

I am struggling with setting up Mame up.  I think I have messed up the fundamentals. 

My folder structure looks like:

Mame\Roms\244\ROMS merged\
Mame\Roms\244\CHDs merged
Mame\Roms\244\CHDs merged\2spicy\
Mame\Roms\244\CHDs merged\a51site4\

Is it possible to tell me how it should be?
I am trying to setup At-The-Arcade Flex but I'm struggling with mame.cfg

Could someone tell me if merged roms are OK?  Also show me how the folder structure should look?  Finally what the cfg path should be?

Hopefully that will help me progress :)
I did look at the pinned post on setting up attract mode but I think I have done something different!

Lastly just wanted to ask are, there any pre-built packages with mame, emulators and layouts pre-installed?  I'm working from the base and wondering if there's a better approach.

Thank you

Themes / Re: At-The-Arcade MOD CoinOPSDiamondsDynamic
« on: June 07, 2022, 09:36:37 AM »
Hello this theme, some of the files are no longer available?

Would it be possible to repost?

General / Newbee Starter Newb help videos & artwork
« on: June 06, 2022, 11:26:32 AM »
Hello I am new to attract mode.

I have set up two screens (I'm just getting warmed up ha ha) - NES and Sega Master System

I have a few questions and would love a little help please :)


Q1) In the Settings, Emulator - there is an add an artwork, is this only for specific artwork for themes? 
e.g. I notice there is no titlesnap or cartridges folders in the C:\Attract\scraper\NES\. 
So would this be a correct  use case?

Q2) Also in addition to Q1
On my drives z:/NES/artwork/clearlogo/
This is the name for kodi but marquee for Attract. 

In the same Add Artwork, could I add "marquee" and place z:/NES/artwork/clearlogo/

Would attract automatically use this as marquee artwork (the filenames are identical)

If I were then to Scrape, would the files on the z drive be overwritten when I scrape the media? 
Would any missing be added to this folder when I scrape?
Or do these directories just get copied when I scrape into the C Drive and the final C Drive content ignores thegamesdb where there are z drive marquees?

Q3)  I tried the display cool, but I could not get videos to work.  I tried changing my config file.
Please see:

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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.6.2
executable           C:\RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 -L C:\RetroArch\cores\smsplus_libretro.dll "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\Roms\Sega Master System\
romext               .sms
system               Sega Master System
exit_hotkey          F1
pause_hotkey         F2
artwork    flyer           $HOME/Sega Master System/boxart
artwork    marquee         $HOME/Sega Master System/marquee
artwork    snap            $HOME/Sega Master System/snap;$HOME/Sega Master System/videos
artwork    videos          $HOME/Sega Master System/videos
artwork    wheel           $HOME/Sega Master System/wheel

I have saved a video in c:\Attract\scraper\Sega Master System\videos\Alex Kidd in Miracle World (USA, Europe).mp4

In the Display "Cool" I have the background to "video"
I did try adding a videos line, I also tried changing the artwork videos to artwork video, but no joy... What am I doing wrong?

Question 4) I have been through the menus (I assume themes can be installed to increase the displays).  However I was looking for one I saw on line.  The best way I can describe it, was an arcade cabinet to the left, it was playing the video.  On the right it had a disc spinner / logo wheel - forgive the terminology but could you point me in the direction to make that happen?  Or give a hint :)

Thanks for your help, getting me started :)


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