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Attract-Mode Support => Themes => Topic started by: FrizzleFried on December 11, 2018, 11:18:50 PM

Title: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on December 11, 2018, 11:18:50 PM

SDArcade is the PERFECT Attract-Mode front end theme for lower resolution arcade monitor setups.  Originally made by JediOne for the PC version of Attract-Mode in the vein of the ArcadeSD arcade multigame system,  Dee2er converted it for use with the Pi.  It's been through a number of changes since then.  Version 3 brings to the table a number of new features including backgrounds, static frames and more...

FEATURES:
• select vertical or horizontal mode
• 8 backgrounds or the original black
• 8 static frames or the original animated color changing frame
• 3 sizes of "preview" frame to choose from
• 5 header animation types
• select wheel graphics or marquee graphics for the header
• more...

You can download it here:


https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/DsmVFTfrH4QC1kHfqrd7JmiRDnpNkmhKJMo97esgPth

Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: Giacomo1982 on December 12, 2018, 04:33:16 AM
amazon?!?
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on December 12, 2018, 05:49:28 AM
Amazon Drive (cloud storage)... and the link was broke ... it's been fixed.  My apologies...

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/DsmVFTfrH4QC1kHfqrd7JmiRDnpNkmhKJMo97esgPth

Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: gunthermic on December 12, 2018, 10:45:13 AM
Awesome work!
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: mgerety on December 19, 2018, 06:02:07 AM
Love this.. can't wait to try it out next week.
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on December 19, 2018, 11:50:35 AM
I've put a few screenshots up at my blog...

Check it out HERE (http://aha-forums.com/wp/2018/12/13/sdarcade-v3-00/).
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: jedione on December 20, 2018, 06:17:04 PM
wow... iv been gone now for 43 days ..whithout a home or my computer or arcades
they were all spared..in the paradise camp fire..  im now home electricity onley ,no
water, gas , heat...it sucks..   but i just found out how to tether my pc through my android....hell ya

any way,, thanks for this 3.0vs   will be using it....forshure...
frizzle im glad to see your back...love youe site also

looking to getting back to a few of my themes i was in the making..peace
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: rand0m on December 21, 2018, 12:02:25 AM
wow... iv been gone now for 43 days ..whithout a home or my computer or arcades
they were all spared..in the paradise camp fire..  im now home electricity onley ,no
water, gas , heat...it sucks..   but i just found out how to tether my pc through my android....hell ya

any way,, thanks for this 3.0vs   will be using it....forshure...
frizzle im glad to see your back...love youe site also

looking to getting back to a few of my themes i was in the making..peace

That sounds terrible, I hope things get better at your end soon. Welcome back. 
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on December 21, 2018, 06:44:43 AM
wow... iv been gone now for 43 days ..whithout a home or my computer or arcades
they were all spared..in the paradise camp fire..  im now home electricity onley ,no
water, gas , heat...it sucks..   but i just found out how to tether my pc through my android....hell ya

any way,, thanks for this 3.0vs   will be using it....forshure...
frizzle im glad to see your back...love youe site also

looking to getting back to a few of my themes i was in the making..peace

Sorry to hear of your hell, man... just glad it turned out for the "better" rather than the worse... and I only say better with quotes because the entire ordeal was HELL I am sure...

I can't even imagine.  The most important thing though is that you and your family are OK.
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on December 21, 2018, 09:38:58 AM
...and because,  for whatever reason,  I can not just STOP working on adding more and more crap to this layout...

I am now considering working on a "skin" system for a "front" graphical layer.  The idea is to use it to make "port holes" to look out "in to space".... (see example below).

I'm even considering adding the option of turning off the stars... and then I could add a bunch of other type of skins (think Mario Bros Pipe to Pipe kind of skin,  etc).... but then I figured that would be WAY too much for a single layout.  Perhaps I'll put together a separate ..."non-starfield" layout and develop that one separate from this one which would keep the "space" theme...

>sigh<

...it's sort of a sickness it seems.

Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: keilmillerjr on December 21, 2018, 05:38:24 PM
Sorry to hear that @jedione. Glad your safe.
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on January 11, 2019, 09:03:49 PM
UPDATE: SDArcade v3.0 worked great for the ARpiCADE ... but was broke for the PC (and probably the Mac) it turns out.  I have fixed this issue.  The fixed file is marked with an "f" at the end of the filename.  You can download it here:

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/DsmVFTfrH4QC1kHfqrd7JmiRDnpNkmhKJMo97esgPth

My apologies for the inconvenience.  I am learning.
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: tscottn on January 31, 2019, 11:42:54 AM
hey man, I love this theme.. I have been looking for a simple them like  this that looks very professional.
one question though.., I cant seem to get the video to happen..  I have the snaps showing however the videos wont play.  I added the artwork in the emulator settings and called it Video and added the path to them.. however they wont play.. any ideas?  thanks
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on January 31, 2019, 12:43:33 PM
Videos go in the "snaps" folder along with the snap images...
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: toothlessgrinn on January 31, 2019, 01:27:31 PM
i love this theme... i got it on my 2 player and it works well and looks BEAUTIFUL!!!

you do good work bro! keep it up!

Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: tscottn on January 31, 2019, 01:51:06 PM
yes thanks.. it works now..  really appreciate it. 
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on January 31, 2019, 02:00:59 PM
If you guys like this theme,  I encourage you to check out SDAMax as well...  very similar ... just bigger.

;)

Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: gunthermic on February 01, 2019, 12:01:22 AM
If you guys like this theme,  I encourage you to check out SDAMax as well...  very similar ... just bigger.

;)

Couldn't agree more. great themes/layouts he has
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: jedione on February 02, 2019, 08:08:00 AM
quick, question.     had the final copy from you,  great upgrades
on AM 2.4.0 vs  and it is perfect,,,     just carried the theme over to VS 2.4.1  and carrier  x and y
are broken,  carrier is stuck at top wont ajust down...

for me anyone ells...?
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: FrizzleFried on February 02, 2019, 11:01:42 PM
quick, question.     had the final copy from you,  great upgrades
on AM 2.4.0 vs  and it is perfect,,,     just carried the theme over to VS 2.4.1  and carrier  x and y
are broken,  carrier is stuck at top wont ajust down...

for me anyone ells...?

My error... I've updated both this and SDAMAX to "f" versions (for fixed)... which fixes these issues.  My apologies.  You can get them above in the OP.

BUT ... you may want to hold off bit ... I am "this" close to releasing version 4...

;)

Here's a taste...

https://youtu.be/1P-1NnCjWms

A quick run-down on the additions...

• Favorites indicator
• Skins (most space themed,  but the "bezel" option comes back)
• Progress Bar
• Animated Box,  Static Box,  & now a NO box option (looks nicest in conjunction with a skin)
• A bunch of tweaks and tiny fixes

A fellow member has created his own branch of this theme with "categories" and "number of player" indicators.  They look nice,  but none of my playlists have the necessary information to make either work nor am I too keen on going through them all and adding said info...so I have yet to decide to include these options (with the ability to turn them on/off of course).  He also has a functioning clock ... another potential option,  but one I "personally" wouldn't use.
Title: Re: SDArcade V3.00
Post by: jedione on February 03, 2019, 07:42:02 AM
thanks and, vs4 looks realy good cant wait to pick it up at the garage