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Mmmbacon

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Help-a-noob
« on: July 20, 2014, 12:55:53 PM »
Id like to think that I pick things up quick computerwise, but for the life of me I can't get a grasp on lists and favorites.  Could someone post a couple of their examples?  For example in mame, i like only 1981 games. How would I go about that? Thanks for your time!

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Re: Help-a-noob
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 09:58:32 PM »
Id like to think that I pick things up quick computerwise, but for the life of me I can't get a grasp on lists and favorites.  Could someone post a couple of their examples?  For example in mame, i like only 1981 games. How would I go about that? Thanks for your time!

Hey there,

For your example with mame, you would create a filter in the list's configuration with a rule that "Year" equals "1981".

So here is what it looks like in the attract.cfg file.  This is the config for one list named Arcade that uses the mame romlist.  It has three filters ("All", "Favourites" and "1981"):

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list Arcade
layout               orbit
romlist              mame
filter               All
filter               Favourites
rule                 Favourite equals 1
filter               1981
rule                 Year equals 1981

In the controls configuration, you can map the "Next Filter" and "Previous Filter" actions to a key or button and then cycle between the various filters that you have for a particular list...

You also mentioned favourites, there is an "Add/Remove Favourite" action that can be mapped which is used to mark a game as a favourite.  The "Favourites" filter will show only the games that you have marked as favs...

hope this helps.