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Brewski

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Just the thing for my repurposed MacMini
« on: February 20, 2016, 01:39:19 PM »
I had a Mac mini just sitting there and decided I'd extend it's purpose as a media server and use it with my X-Arcade tank stick.
It took me a little bit, but I got Mame configured nicely, got the filters working, artwork videos etc..
Now I just need to program my X-Arcade tank stick.
My only real problem was a lack of Mame / Mac knowledge  and  poor typing skills.  ;D
Luckily, I was able to search the forum and was able to find what corrections I needed.
Any how, I'm really glad I found this, it was mostly by chance looking for tutorials for setting up other front ends.
When I found out it ran native on OS X, I was all in, deleted my boot camp partition and everything!
Quick question has anyone been able to either set up Kodi to run from Attract-Mode or vice versa?
Are their any plans to have that as an option?
Thanks again all who contribute to this program!

inkagnito

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Re: Just the thing for my repurposed MacMini
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 01:30:32 PM »
Hey Brewski! :)

I'm also running Attract mode on a mac mini with MAME and it's real good! 
I have not tried Kodi with attract mode unfortunately, but I will look into it.

Has anyone with the mac based version of Attract mode been able to run any other emulators besides MAME?   I haven't been able to launch anything else besides MAME unfortunately, but would love to be able to run SNES & NES emulators from Attract mode. 

Brewski

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Re: Just the thing for my repurposed MacMini
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 01:05:53 PM »
incognito, I'm having a heck of a time finding an snes emulator that runs properly on my Mac OS X  El Capitan.
I tried to run the following emulators outside of Attract Mode and none of them seem to work properly.
SNES9x freezes when I click on "open rom"
ZSNES just errors when I try to even open it, as well as Retroarch.
Let me know if you have any luck, I'll do the same!
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inkagnito

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Re: Just the thing for my repurposed MacMini
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2016, 11:56:40 PM »
Yes, same problems here!  Only thing that is running SNES good is OpenEmu.  If attract mode could launch OpenEmu, that would be great but I have not gotten that to work. :(

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Re: Just the thing for my repurposed MacMini
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 12:33:50 PM »
Hi and sorry for this late reply. In my Mac experience, you can run any Retroarch Core from within AttractMode as explained here:

https://mameonmacs.blogspot.co.at/2017/01/attract-mode-for-osx-setup-part-2.html

Only current limitation is that Retroarch must be started in Fullscreen Mode. I have not yet tried SNES, but see no reason why SNES Retroarch Cores shouldn't work.

Cheers, Stefan

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Re: Just the thing for my repurposed MacMini
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 05:30:35 AM »
Hey Brewski! :)

I'm also running Attract mode on a mac mini with MAME and it's real good! 
I have not tried Kodi with attract mode unfortunately, but I will look into it.

Has anyone with the mac based version of Attract mode been able to run any other emulators besides MAME?   I haven't been able to launch anything else besides MAME unfortunately, but would love to be able to run SNES & NES emulators from Attract mode. 

Hi Inkagnito, to add kodi, create a new emulator called Kodi

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.2.0-3
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executable           /Applications/Kodi.app/Contents/MacOS/Kodi
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath              /Applications
romext               .app
system               Kodi
artwork    flyer           $HOME/Kodi/boxart
artwork    marquee         
artwork    snap            $HOME/Kodi/videos;$HOME/Kodi/snap
artwork    wheel           

Cheers