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Themes / Preview Theme Vewlix Extreme
« on: July 16, 2020, 05:50:27 PM »
It was done at the same time with Flash. Both are unfinished and I hope to finish them later this year. That's when I'm going on vacation. Just some screenshot.

Preview Displays Menu:

Options the theme has:

  • Enable and disable display of "Help Commands" in the background
  • Enable and disable information menu in the background.
  • Enable and disable animation 25c in the background.
  • Blur enables art for all systems; otherwise choose Black, Funny or Flyer for background.
  • Play Video Sound.
  • Time in milliseconds for wheel spin.
  • Show game marquees.
  • Animate a pulse of the current wheel logo. (by Yaron2019)
  • Show static effect when there is no snap.
  • Show CRT scanline effect.

As soon as I have free time I will put more options.
The help commands option was based on my bartop control desk. As there are no specifications saying what the buttons are for, I decided to adapt the theme.


General / To developers (implementation)
« on: June 02, 2020, 05:30:11 AM »
Would it be possible for AM to read APNG or WEBP files?

I have developed animations to use in my theme, but I notice that they get big. The quality is poor in GIF animations, especially when using shading effects. Converting to video (.MOV) the files get big and the theme gets heavy, especially when you have 3 or 4 animations.

For those who will use weak hardware, the use of these files is not viable. With APNG or WEBP files (Google), the animated images are very small, not to mention the agility when it comes to processing them. I also realized that AM supports FLV (Flash) files.

The files converted to this format have an excellent size, but I run into the problem of transparency. I don't know if FLV supports ALPHA (transparency) channels, but every time I convert to this format, I lose the transparency effect. The truth that the FLV file has been abandoned for some time, and I see few programs with advanced conversion options in this format.

So if you're not going to ask the developers a lot, you could implement these two formats in AM. Users working with Photoshop and After Effects will thank you very much !!! Note: If anyone knows a program that converts MOV files to FLV with "transparency", I would be very grateful.

I would like to change the message when adding a game to favorites. By default, it is displayed like this in AM ...

Add <game name> to Favourites?

I would like it to be displayed that way.

Add to Favourites?

Could someone help me with a script to solve this problem?

General / File @<> for plugin UtilityMenu
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:41:27 AM »
I have a batch file that creates favorites list in AM for Windows PC, and would like to run this file within AM. Researching a bit, I found that the UtilityMenu plugin does that. but I don't know how to create a .nut file that loads this batch file. Could anyone help me?

Scripting / Plugin Sequencer
« on: October 23, 2019, 06:35:43 AM »
Could anyone configure this plugin to work just like what jedione posted in this topic?



Scripting / Default filter on return of displays
« on: October 23, 2019, 03:47:26 AM »
I didn't find in the forum about filters by default between one display and another. And I don't know if my question is in this forum. So, I apologize in advance if this is not the place.

Let me explain further. By default AM sets the display with the filter "ALL". I am in the MAME display and use the "Fighters" filter, if I go to another display (NAOMI), the filter will be active for "ALL".
If I return to the MAME display, the filter I previously selected will be enabled.

I wish that when navigation between one display or another occurred, the filters would reset, in this case, back to the default filter "ALL". Every time I go back to the display where I applied a particular filter, I have to select the "ALL" filter to show all games again. This is very annoying.

Does AM have this option or do I need to add a script to my theme?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Scripting / [ListSize] [Resolved]
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:39:19 PM »
Is it possible to run [ListSize] by decreasing the number of items? For example, my theme lists 13 systems, 3 of which are not systems but options. I would like to use [ListSize] by decreasing these 3 items.

Themes / New theme AMFlash, preview.
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:05:32 PM »
Copy of Hyperflash theme (HyperSpin) adapted to Attract Mode. It's not an exact copy because I didn't have the original file (PSD, Photohsop), so the image structure and all effects were recreated.
List of items that have been added and removed in the theme.

- Display Favorites.
- Display All Games.
- Command Shell Rebuilder Favorites.

- Dark AMFLash theme (LAVA).
- Added wide format in snap (video) for some systems.
- Resolution set to 1920 x 1080

I should add some more features to finish the AMFlash theme. In my tests, it seems that everything is working perfectly. I would like to add a function that exists in hyperspin that random mode of selecting the game (cycling). Here's a link to better understand.

It has not yet been developed for AM, and I did not find anything here in the forum related to this. If anyone knows please let me know.
I should only return to this topic when the final version is ready.

Follow the link of the new video.

Old video.

NOTE: HyperFlash was developed by Semcranio.

Scripting / Script for abbreviation of current display name.
« on: June 06, 2019, 09:56:00 AM »
I'm trying to develop a theme but I'm not good at programming. Would someone help me with a script that abbreviated the name of the display I'm using?

Example: Capcom Play System III for CPSIII.

Thank you all and sorry for my English.

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