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Guywiththegun

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So is this thing dead then?
« on: August 09, 2017, 03:27:06 PM »
No release since January and very few commits this year . .

Looked like big progress was being made with the addition of sub-menus but then we hit a wall. My cabinet feels incomplete and I think its because of the front-end.

I have to move on. Thanks for the great software, its just not 'there' yet. Hopefully progress picks up again and I'll revisit.

brywalker

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 04:38:18 PM »

hermine.potter

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 10:32:46 PM »
@Guywiththegun
and what is missing?
AM Version : 2.2.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : WindowsXP x86 SP3
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 4GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualboy

kent79

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 07:43:45 PM »
@Guywiththegun

Well, AM may not the best frontend, but it is the most customized frontend that I seen. It can be modified all things by everyone easily. The perfect system needs everyone make contribution. Not even by only someone.

Hope you can enjoy it again  :)
« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 07:49:12 PM by kent79 »

bjose2345

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 12:30:16 AM »
Only in the freezer for some time but being as it is very functional and practical to use, I love attract mode that any other frontend because you can made almost (not all but almost all) from scratch.

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 12:09:53 PM »
Any updates in the distant future?  I want easier sub menus, but nothing is really missing.   

Guywiththegun

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 08:31:37 AM »
Still nothing. Damn shame.

Anyway, someone asked what is missing. I still have issues with:

AM window not being activated after exiting a game (have to alt-tab)
Windows 10 taskbar showing up in full screen windowed
Background music endlessly skipping when exiting a game sometimes, forcing to skip to next track

The above problems make AM broken for every day "turn it on and play" use.

Other things I'd like to see:

Cross-platform Favorites list
More sub-menus and customize-able menu/sub-menu hierarchy (For example, "Main Menu -> Consoles -> NES")
On-screen letter selection for easier navigating
When user selects a game, the ability to bring them to a "Game Hub" (with game info, launch button, high score, etc.) instead of launching game directly from the game menu (see GameEx)

keilmillerjr

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 06:58:47 PM »
Still nothing. Damn shame.

Anyway, someone asked what is missing. I still have issues with:

AM window not being activated after exiting a game (have to alt-tab)
Windows 10 taskbar showing up in full screen windowed
Background music endlessly skipping when exiting a game sometimes, forcing to skip to next track

The above problems make AM broken for every day "turn it on and play" use.

Other things I'd like to see:

Cross-platform Favorites list
More sub-menus and customize-able menu/sub-menu hierarchy (For example, "Main Menu -> Consoles -> NES")
On-screen letter selection for easier navigating
When user selects a game, the ability to bring them to a "Game Hub" (with game info, launch button, high score, etc.) instead of launching game directly from the game menu (see GameEx)

I am using windows 10 and do not have any of the issues you are experiencing. Create a thread with more details and we can try to help you out. Attractmode is not broken, and my machine looks more professional during boot than x86 production machines I've seen or heard about.

8bitsdeep

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Re: So is this thing dead then?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 09:34:51 PM »
AM window not being activated after exiting a game (have to alt-tab)

I had this problem. Fixed it by setting "hide_console         yes" in attract.cfg.  If the console isn't hidden, sometimes it gets focus instead of AM when you exit a game.

Haven't had any of your other problems, also on Windows 10.