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General / Re: Romlist wheel display error
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:33:45 AM »
Your romlist doesn't look like something AM would have generated. Each rom line should have a total of 16 semicolons (";") but yours only has 15 per line. Your file lacks the default header I mentioned earlier in the post. Your file also has no consistency in terms of the order that the roms are listed.

To test, you should rename your current romlist and then generate a new romlist in AM and see if it works properly. If it works properly (and you really want to use your existing romlist for some reason), we can then compare the two to determine your issue.

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General / Re: Romlist wheel display error
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:01:07 AM »
Post the first 5 lines of your romlist and your AM version.

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General / Re: attract mode 2.5.0 for retropie
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:00:57 AM »
Pi FAQ http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1249.0

or look at the wiki

If you originally installed AM from the RP menu, look at the Pi FAQ warning.

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General / Re: Set theory maths needed ?
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:31:02 AM »
I'm glad you got this sorted out. I like your control panel. Do you have a picture of the one you swap out?

How do you swap your control panels? Do you have separate encoders on each panel and just move a USB connection?

Another forum member (ArcadeBliss) has a cabinet that has multiple control panels that he swaps out. You might look at some of his posts for more tips (they are older and I think he's using RocketLauncher). I can give you solid advice but my control panel isn't removable... today.

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General / Re: AttractMode doesn't remember last lunched game
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:12:20 AM »
This should be pretty simple and you mention it works but just not when you reboot. Is it possible that you are trying to launch AM too quickly after you reboot for your hardware? When you reboot, let the OS sit doing nothing for 10 minutes before running AM, maybe background processes or dependencies haven't had time to start (since your're using XP I'm guessing your hardware is old).

How launching the last game on start in the AM FE works:
- there is an entry in your attract.cfg file like "startup_mode         launch_last_game"
- the attract.am file contains the information of the last game played (though it's cryptic). make sure this file is not read only and has the proper permissions if using the NTFS file system

You can make sure these files are correct and don't have permission issues but since you say it works right when you don't reboot makes me think they're fine. How are you launching AM in the OS and how are you shutting down AM and the OS? This is more likely your issue.

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1. the mame emulator mame.ini "rompath" must always be set correctly otherwise split romsets or roms that use .chd files won't work
2. mame.cfg AM file must contain the rompath to build an AM romlist but doesn't need to be used for "args" statement (because the mame.ini "rompath" takes care of this)
3. you should never configure the AM exit key option unless the emulator doesn't provide this option (this should be blank in the AM mame.cfg)
4. you can use RA to run the mame2003 core but let there be no mistake that the RA mame2003 core and the the full mame .078 elmulator operate differently (in some cases better and in some cases worse)

See this post of links to other options that will help you to the correct fix http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=2589.msg17688#msg17688.

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General / Re: what is the best way to optimize performance?
« on: November 10, 2018, 12:16:31 AM »
what is the best way to optimize performance....

Spend money. LOL.

But really, as others have said, use less intensive layouts. AM itself is very light weight compared to other FEs. Some layouts and HQ videos used can tax your system resources. Hardware acceleration can help with video rendering but only if you make sure that your videos (and OS) can use it. Not using videos at all would make for a very light (but possibly boring) layout.

In short, use a layout that suits your hardware or spend money to buy better hardware. In this case money can fix it but is it needed or worth it?

P.S. To put layout performance into layman's terms (how much each of these effect your system will depend on your hardware)
1. if you search the layout.nut and see "surface" entries it will take a performance hit
2. if you look near the beginning of the layout.nut and see a lot of "fe.load_module" or "fe.do_nut" entries there will be a performance loss
3. if the layout.nut contains "shader", "blend", "blur" or "scanline" there's a performance drop

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General / Re: Romlist wheel display error
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:57:18 PM »
Get rid of the '#Cave Games' line. Why is it there? "#" doesn't remark out a line in a romlist. Romlists have a fixed structure, the first line is never read and is assumed so changing it does nothing (it's only there for human reference) and all other lines are assumed to be roms.

Either leave the first line blank or put the default one in:
Code: [Select]
#Name;Title;Emulator;CloneOf;Year;Manufacturer;Category;Players;Rotation;Control;Status;DisplayCount;DisplayType;AltRomname;AltTitle;Extra;Buttons

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General / Re: Set theory maths needed ?
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:40:13 PM »
I'm suggesting something like this.

display   DefenderPlus8way
   layout               basic_panels_DefenderPlus8way
   romlist              mame_defenderplus842way
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes
   global_filter       
      rule                 FileIsAvailable equals 1
      rule                 control contains 8-way
   filter               Faves
      rule                 Tags contains faves
   filter               Good
      rule                 Tags contains good|faves
   filter               Defenders
      rule                 Tags contains defender
   filter               The_Rest_8way
      rule                 Tags not_contains faves
      rule                 Tags not_contains good
      rule                 Tags not_contains defender


display   DefenderPlus4way
   layout               basic_panels_DefenderPlus4way
   romlist              mame_defenderplus842way
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes
   global_filter       
      rule                 FileIsAvailable equals 1
      rule                 control contains 4-way
   filter               Faves
      rule                 Tags contains faves
   filter               Good
      rule                 Tags contains good|faves
   filter               Defenders
      rule                 Tags contains defender
   filter               The_Rest_4way
      rule                 Tags not_contains faves
      rule                 Tags not_contains good
      rule                 Tags not_contains defender

display   DefenderPlus2way
   layout               basic_panels_DefenderPlus2way
   romlist              mame_defenderplus842way
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes
   global_filter       
      rule                 FileIsAvailable equals 1
      rule                 control contains 2-way
   filter               Faves
      rule                 Tags contains faves
   filter               Good
      rule                 Tags contains good|faves
   filter               Defenders
      rule                 Tags contains defender
   filter               The_Rest_2way
      rule                 Tags not_contains faves
      rule                 Tags not_contains good
      rule                 Tags not_contains defender

This would give you three displays for your different controls but use one romlist so your favorites, tags & stats will be shared across all of them.

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General / Re: Set theory maths needed ?
« on: November 09, 2018, 11:34:53 AM »
You could create a masterlist. It would contain all your games, favorites, tags, etc. You can use this masterlist in one display or multiple displays with global or regular filters.

More info here http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1165.msg8455#msg8455

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General / Re: Exiting game to AM on arcade machine
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:31:11 AM »
I've searched the forum and one post said you have to assign the buttons in a menu option called 'UI Cancel', but it's not listed in any of the AM menus I can see.

I just want to be able to press the Player 1 and 2 start buttons simultaneously to quit out of a Mame game back to the AM select screen. Is this possible?

Run MAME and press the "Tab" key (to enter MAME configuration mode) and then go to the menu that has the "UI Cancel" controller setting (Config settings -> input general -> user interface -> ui cancel = esc) and press the buttons you desire. This isn't an AM setting.

NOT RECOMMENDED - You could also set AM using Configure-->Emulators-->system_name-->Exit Hotkey=X

P.S. You didn't tell us your hardware, OS or version of MAME, these thing might be a factor in fixing your issue.
 

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General / Re: [HELP] Wait 10 seconds for the emulator to start
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:32:42 AM »
Configure-->Emulators-->(system)-->Non-Blocking Wait Mode = X

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General / Re: Folder/directory seen as rom????
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:32:08 PM »
Code: [Select]
romext               <DIR>

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