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General / Re: Screensaver showing black screen
« on: Today at 07:13:45 PM »
default-emulator.cfg is a template and not part of your issue. When I said emulator.cfg, I meant <emulator/system>.cfg. Sorry if I wasn't clear but I wanted the Super Nintendo.cfg file you posted. Es_settings.cfg has nothing to do with AttractMode screensavers, only EmulationStation screensavers.

When you are in your Super Nintendo Display do you see the videos play? If your screensaver is activated while in your Super Nintendo Display do you see the videos?

In your attract.cfg I see these lines
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param                basic_movie No
param                blank_start_cmd
param                blank_stop_cmd
param                blank_time 12000000000000
param                image_collage No
param                movie_collage Yes
param                overlay_art None
param                preserve_ar Yes
param                rgb_movie Yes
param                sound No

You can try to adjust these setting and see if it helps.
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Configure-->Screen Saver-->Screen Saver Timeout = 60
Configure-->Screen Saver-->Basic Movie = yes
Configure-->Screen Saver-->Movie Collage = no
Configure-->Screen Saver-->RGB Movie = no
Configure-->Screen Saver-->Preserve Aspect Ratio = no
Configure-->Screen Saver-->Sound = yes

General / Re: Screensaver showing black screen
« on: Today at 04:38:42 PM »
The screensaver will play videos (or images depending on your setting) for the emulator/display that you are currently in when it's activated. The screensaver will use the artwork paths defined in your emulator configuration.

If you need more help, post your attract.cfg and the emulator.cfg for the emulator/display you are activating the screensaver in.

thanks progets.
That's what I ended up doing and it seemed to work but the list is still visible in 'displays' but I can live with that.

Actually I can live with it in both places as long as I can change the order.

Systems appear in the order they are listed in the attract.cfg file.

General / Re: Menu videos restart after 8-9 seconds
« on: Yesterday at 11:12:44 PM »
If you really mean Pi B+ (not Pi 3  B+) that's a pretty old and slow unit.

Things to try or check:
- Try lower resolution videos
- OS Memory Split for Video in config.txt file
- AttractMode software vs hardware decoding
- Try a different AttractMode layout
- Overclock everything on your Pi (use a good power supply)

I officially googled for 30-45 mins and havent come up with anything.  :(

How can I remove emulators from the list on a retropie install without having to select each emulator individually, go into it and delete.

Is there a config file somewhere that lists all the emulators so I can just comment them out and un-comment them later when I want to add them back in?

I'm on a Pi as I assume that matters.


Manually modify your attract.cfg file and set each display you don't want to see to "in_cycle             no" and "in_menu              no". You must stop AttractMode before changing this file.

attract.cfg example
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display Atari 2600
layout               SpinLite
romlist              Atari 2600
in_cycle             no
in_menu              no
filter               All

After serveral days looking for a solution, I have to say that it was impossible for me to do that.

How can I add a submenu of the displays menu?
This plugin seems the easiest method, but the link is broken.

I would like to add some submenus based on filters , something like that:
   Main menu: displays
   Sub menus: Platform/puzzle/.. (filters)
   Final menu: Games

I thought it had to be easy... please some help!

This plugin isn't needed. This feature has been builtin to AttractMode for a while.

I recommend starting a new thread if you need help.

General / Re: Raspberry-Pi-MAME-Setup-Guide
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:28:07 PM »
Nice write up Keil!

General / Re: Help for newbie coming over from hyperspin
« on: January 10, 2019, 12:22:11 PM »
Also, hyperspin had a option to only show parent roms,  this way you don’t get duplicates of each game on the wheel.      Will attract mode do this?

Yes, this is a simple filter in AttractMode.
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Configure-->Displays-->MAME-->Global Filter-->Add Rule
Target = CloneOf
Comparison = not equals
Filter Value = .*

Post your \HyperSpin\Settings\MAME.ini file. It should contain all the information to get MAME working with AttractMode.

General / Re: Help for newbie coming over from hyperspin
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:46:32 AM »
If your HyperSpin build uses RocketLauncher you might want to check out this thread

Scripting / Re:
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:56:55 PM »
I remember this being asked before. Back then, I tested a bunch of different possibilities but none of them were successful. As a result, I don't think this is coded in AM like the artwork/image files that allow for a "default" when no match is found based on the Display or Emulator name.

I believe a work around would be coding your layout.nut to contain an "if X then <game>.txt, else show default.txt" type of statement. I haven't tested this but there's no reason it shouldn't work. You can see an example of this in the H.U.D layout here

Here's the section of code. (This isn't the default H.U.D. code but my variation since the original H.U.D. 1.0 used romlists for information instead of the builtin Overview feature. I believe this has changed in the H.U.D. layout since then.)
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//                                                           #EXTRA
function extra( index_offset ) {
local text = fe.game_info(Info.Extra, index_offset);
if (text != "") return text.toupper();
else return "MISSING EXTRA";
local extra = fe.add_text ( "[Overview]", flx*0.01, fly*0.26, flw*0.21, flh*0.76 ); // Max 1040 chhudacters
extra.align = Align.TopLeft;
extra.alpha = huda;
extra.word_wrap = true;
extra.margin = 0;
extra.charsize = flh*0.020;
extra.line_spacing = 0.95;
if (bg == 1) colors( extra, "orange", 2 );
function extra2( ttype, var, ttime ) {
if ( ttype == Transition.ToNewList || ttype == Transition.ToNewSelection || ttype == Transition.FromOldSelection ) {
local text = fe.game_info(Info.Extra,0);
if (Overview= "") {
if ( my_config["font"] == "Barlow") extra.font="BarlowCondensed-Medium";
else if ( my_config["font"] == "Barlow-Bold") extra.font="BarlowCondensed-Bold";
else if ( my_config["font"] == "Hacked") extra.font="HACKED";
else if ( my_config["font"] == "SFPixelate") extra.font="SFPixelate-Bold";
colors( extra, col, 0 );
extra.charsize = flh*0.020;
if (text == "") {
extra.font = "BarlowCondensed-Bold";
colors( extra, miss, 0 );
extra.charsize = flh*0.055;

I know it's not what you're hoping for but maybe it can point you in the right direction.

General / Re: New user here and many questions.
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:41:27 PM »
@Autotec - your command above failed because is has spaces in it. You need to wrap each section of the command in double quotes (") when using spaces. Also, you need to verify/confirm the actual name of your mame.exe (mae64.exe, mame64.exe, etc.).

General / Re: New user here and many questions.
« on: January 06, 2019, 06:34:15 PM »
What about your mame.ini file that I mention in #2?

General / Re: New user here and many questions.
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:52:42 PM »
1. why is you MAME exe called "mae64.exe"? Looks like a typo.
2. add your rompath to the mame.ini (in MAME emulator folder)
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rompath                   roms;D:\MAME\roms

Emulators / Re: Best Compression for Specific Emulators
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:38:32 PM »
Now, if someone would like to explain HOW  FOR /R %%A IN (*.zip) DO (
cycles through every file in the subdirectory, errr, folder, I'd love to know!  ( =

for = command
/r = recursive search (i.e. all subfolders)
%%a = variable that equals each file name
in = is used to specify the set of files you want to scan (*.zip in this case)
do = command/action to take on the files

General / Re: Noob Question about Favorites
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:41:44 PM »
Got wolfanoz arcade image and want to have my own favs not his so I want to do away with that

I personally don't use any images or know what the "wolfanoz arcade image" is, maybe someone else will.

Did you look for /attract/romlists/favorites.txt and/or /attract/romlists/<system/emulator name>.tag files like I suggested in my previous post?

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