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verion

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2015, 01:33:12 PM »
VIDEO of working theme:
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LINK HERE


STATUS:
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almost ready to release

to-do:
- fix the snaps placement when switching to 16:10 aspect
- prepare the theme for use with multiple emulators
- minor tweaks in options: disable vid snap sound, display emulator logo
« Last Edit: December 13, 2015, 01:36:02 PM by verion »

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2015, 05:35:38 PM »
Love it Man!!!

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2015, 10:51:32 PM »
VIDEO of working theme:
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LINK HERE


STATUS:
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almost ready to release

to-do:
- fix the snaps placement when switching to 16:10 aspect
- prepare the theme for use with multiple emulators
- minor tweaks in options: disable vid snap sound, display emulator logo

Thank you. It is good theme. How about handle of vertical game video? is it display it correctly?  :)

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2015, 12:55:30 AM »
I'm planning a separate version for vertical games - with cab image modified with vertical screen.


But for now:
1.
I hate stretched art, but unfortunately in this theme vertical snaps on cab screen are stretched - I don't see a better way (without separate cab image with vertical screen)
I could try them to be fit-the-width/crop-the-top, but I don't know how to code it.

2.
for background - vert snaps (vid and screenshots) are scaled to fit the same width as horizontal snaps - maintaining aspect (the bottom is cut-off)

see the screenshot for PAC-MAN
« Last Edit: December 14, 2015, 04:57:49 AM by verion »

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2015, 03:16:57 AM »
I'm planning a separate version for vertical games - with cab image modified with vertical screen.


But for now:
1.
I hate stretched art, but unfortunately in this theme vertical snaps on cab screen are stretched - I don't see a better way (without separate layout)
I could try them to be fit-the-width/crop-the-top, but I don't know how to code it.

2.
for background - vert snaps (vid and screenshots) are scaled to fit the same width as horizontal snaps - maintaining aspect (the bottom is cut-off)

see the screenshot for PAC-MAN

It is better to combine in same theme and there is no more effort. You may refer my theme.   Thanks.

http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=430.0

switch (rot ( var ) ){
      case "90":
         surface.set_pos(flx*0.35, fly*0.197, flw*0.3, flh*0.674);
      case "270":
         surface.set_pos(flx*0.35, fly*0.197, flw*0.3, flh*0.674);
                break;
      default:
         surface.set_pos(flx*0.21, fly*0.197, flw*0.578, flh*0.674);                
}

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2015, 03:35:04 AM »
ahh... you were asking if it works with screen in portrait mode, right?
It is only for horizontal screen - for now.

I think that the best approach (for me) to responsive layouts is to code it like this:

version #1
that will play nicely with 16:9 and 16:10 screens
(casual - for personal computer/laptop)

version #2
that will work with 4:3 screen in horizontal and vertical position
(arcade - for people with dedicated 4:3 screen)

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but thanks for the tip - it will be very helpful with #2
« Last Edit: December 19, 2015, 12:07:14 AM by verion »

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2015, 04:03:02 PM »
OK. It is almost ready.


fixed/changed:
- fix the snaps placement when switching to 16:10 aspect
- minor tweaks in options: disable vid snap sound, display emulator logo

to-do:
- prepare the theme for use with multiple emulators

added:
- scanlines effect on cab screen - with 3 options from subtle to strong

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One question - what do you want as an options on that small lcd screen below main screen?
Right there where is says FAVOURITES now

Right now I have this options:
- emulator name (mame, snes, etc.)
- filter name (favourites, beat-em ups, etc)
- rom filename ("debugging" option - really helpfull when you have to add artwork for a game, and the filename is not obvious)

anything else?
I don't really use [Year] or [Manufacturer] - I just don't care, but maybe you do.

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2015, 04:53:41 PM »
Romname would be my personal choice. Can't wait to finally try this theme out.

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2015, 02:05:53 AM »
@lordmonkus

romname, really? - it is shown on a marquee and on a wheel.
I'm using only mame - so maybe it is important for other emulators? that doesn't have a wheel graphics?

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2015, 02:11:27 AM »
Are you going to release a 5:4 AR (1280*1024) version (along with a 4:3 maybe)?

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2015, 02:29:28 AM »
You caught me off guard - who's using 5:4 screen? It's almost square. Is this some kind of arcade monitor format? Just asking, not criticizing.

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2015, 03:05:25 AM »
They were pretty usual LCD's back in the day before Widescreen took over.  8)
I'm using this model in my bartop.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution#Computer_monitors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_aspect_ratio

5:4 (1.25:1)
Made common with 1280×1024 displays
4:3 (1.33:1)
Old computer monitor standard
16:10 (1.6:1)
Made common with 1280×800, 1680×1050 and 1920x1200 displays
16:9 (1.78:1)
Became most common aspect ratio for computer displays in 2012
« Last Edit: December 19, 2015, 03:12:12 AM by xbs »

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2015, 03:41:22 AM »
well... my first computer was ZX SPECTRUM so I can remember the times when displays was more "square" than nowadays.

5:4 is not that much different from 4:3.
So if I'll made 4:3 (responsive) it will look great in 5:3 too (without stretching)

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As for your question re: 4:3 - I'll have to convert current design to surfaces. Now all positioning is made "by hand" - and I'm not using surfaces because of the bug in FadeArt module that is not working inside surfaces :(

But for other aspects than 16:9 and 16:10 going without surfaces will be a nightmare.

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Right now I'm aiming for MVP version of the theme - so I can release it as finished "product"



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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2015, 03:42:39 AM »
This is my concept for emulator marquee art.
What do you think?

What emulators do we need?
I mean - not the list of ALL exisiting emulators, but reasonably short list.
Please keep in mind that I'm not using any other emulator than MAME

What I'm planning right now it's based on omegamans' choice for robospin code
MAME, NES, SNES, SEGA, ATARI N64


If you want me to add something please post the emulator name along with AM recognisable name emu name
like this:
kat5200 = atari

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And by emulator name I mean platform name like AMIGA, not emulator "the program" name (like WinUAE)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2015, 03:42:44 PM by verion »

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Re: [video] MODERN CAB theme
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2015, 03:54:59 AM »
The platform marquee looks stunning!

Agree, a 4:3 (1.33) version will probably look just fine on 5:4 (1.25) screens.

Thank you.