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Themes / Re: I present... AMBuilder: Layout Designer!
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:54:50 AM »
just a heads up maybe its just me but the layouts i have made with am builder work great for a few months then they start to crash AM. dont know why and questions i have asked on here have gone unanswered...  maybe it wont happen to you but it does happen to me. just a info bit. its a great app but he doesnt update it or answer any questions on it. good luck hope it works for you.

maybe im doing something wrong. idk... lol...

General / Re: Nestopia error
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:38:03 AM »
same problem with zsnes and AM version 2.4 to 2.5.1
I'm back to version 2.3 and it works again.

seems like ya have to bounce between versions... 2.3 works great fora while then i have to go to 2.4 and i have nothing but issues with 2.5.
well im sure someone will eventually fix the problem. i personally think its a hardware issue but most hackers tell me im nuts.. well that's why i have an a+ and you dont.....( sorry)
i do know for a fact that the code is conflicting with the hardware since each emulator uses different drivers and i think when you switch between them it gets a bit of a ghost in the shell so to speak in the cache and the hardware gets confused...
cuz when i wipe the hdd and redo everything it runs like a champ for like 6 months give or take then it gets its problems.
kinda like playing the old hacked version of cod black ops you had to clear out the cache becuz the server info was so overwhelming.
well anyway just my thoughts...

still the best front end out their!

General / Re: Nestopia error
« on: April 27, 2019, 07:39:02 PM »
i had the same problem. had to go with a different emulator.


check it out. shows how it boots. took me almost 2 years to complete this.

Launching explorer.exe should give you a full desktop environment.

ya you lose the desktop environment but again can still access everything. and the background is a pain in the ass to change. sometimes it comes up blue and sometimes black. you can change the background to what you want but it doesnt always change. (idk bug in the code maybe??idk)

Themes / Re: aura4k port of coinops 1up for AM
« on: March 29, 2019, 08:49:40 AM »
that is SICK!!!

great work man!! love the simplicity of it.

Themes / Re: SDArcade 4.0
« on: March 28, 2019, 08:54:17 AM »
FrizzleFried and jedione you guys made the BEST theme imho by far. and friz you really made it somthing !! my hats off to the 2 of ya!!

please keep the good work flowin!!!

thanks guys!!

General / Re: [HELP]Dual screen monitor AM
« on: March 28, 2019, 07:14:39 AM »

its kinda old because the cabinet is finished i just need to update my video. but you can see how it does work and if i can ill GLADLY help

good luck!!

General / Re: [HELP]Dual screen monitor AM
« on: March 28, 2019, 07:09:41 AM »
do you have the artwork set up in mame? i use a 20 inch monitor for my marquee but you have to set up the artwork folders in mame. however it is time consuming... lol

Running another program as a shell is always a problem, as you don't have access anymore to all standard windows functions, which are running on explorer shell only, by default. network access for example... To me the better way is putting it in autostart, so you have still access to all standard functions. You can also get rid of the windows logo on startup, have a black login screen, setup automatically login with your username & password etc, but it will not be completely seamless startup.

So you have to decide, if you want seamless start, or having everything functional in the background as usual. You cannot have both 100% at the same time.

When using attract mode as a shell, you can create a simple batch file, which automatically launches explorer.exe everytime you leave attract mode, so you don't see that black screen any longer and you don't have to always hit "strg + alt +del" and type in "explorer.exe" anymore... much more comfortable. Searching the web you should easily find how to.

scuse me sir but i have mine shelled to am and my own boot screen and mobo splash screen and my system works just fine. i can access windows and ALL WINDOWS FEATURES. even networking and anything i want. it DOES NOT harm windows except that it turns your desktop off but yet you CAN STILL get to any and ALL programs.  ;)

Themes / Re: layout dilima
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:14:06 AM »
ok so how is this helpful? cool you dont like ambuilder i dont like robospin. um so how does this help?? thanks for a response but i asked for some help not an opinion.

so then no one can help me with this??

ok got it.

its how i did it. my pc boots right into attract and if i need to do somthing just ctrl+alt+delete and run whatever program you want from task manager. everything still works.

Themes / Re: layout dilima
« on: February 27, 2019, 07:35:35 AM »
Did you have a backup of the layout?  If so,  does IT also cause problems?

The layout.nut is not being changed by attract-mode (unless it's being corrupted in some way).

Something else has to be changing to cause this issue.

If this is happening to all 'custom' layouts,  then the problem lies within the program itself or the hardware I'd say.

Have you tried to re-install attract-mode (latest build)?

well i get the same result. works fine for a while then it stops. from version 2.3 to present. 32 bit and 64. 32 bit seems to work better but end up with same result.

Themes / Re: layout dilima
« on: February 27, 2019, 07:28:22 AM »
good god that explains alot.... smh... i need to pay better attention then lmao!! i thought i linked all that but i guess i didnt.. sorry guys my bad!

has 2 layout files layout.nut and layout.ambuilder.

attract cfg

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.5.1
display   arcade
   layout               williamsmulti
   romlist              arcade
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes
   filter               All
   filter               Favourites
      rule                 Favourite equals 1
   filter               Fighter
      rule                 Category contains Fighter

display   fusion
   layout               OlRoom 4x3
   romlist              fusion
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes
   filter               All
   filter               Favourites
      rule                 Favourite equals 1

display   nestopia
   layout               OlRoom NES
   romlist              nestopia
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes
   filter               All
   filter               Favourites
      rule                 Favourite equals 1

display   snes9x
   layout               OlRoom 4x3 2
   romlist              snes9x
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes
   filter               All
   filter               Favourites
      rule                 Favourite equals 1

   sound_volume         100
   ambient_volume       100
   movie_volume         100

   configure            Tab
   prev_letter          LControl+Up
   next_letter          LControl+Down
   next_filter          LControl+Right
   configure            Escape+Up
   edit_game            Escape+Down
   add_favourite        Escape+LControl
   prev_letter          Joy0 Up+Joy0 Button0
   next_letter          Joy0 Down+Joy0 Button0
   next_filter          Joy0 Right+Joy0 Button0
   configure            Joy0 Up+Joy0 Button1
   edit_game            Joy0 Down+Joy0 Button1
   add_favourite        Joy0 Button0+Joy0 Button1
   back                 Escape
   back                 Joy0 Button1
   up                   Up
   up                   Joy0 Up
   down                 Down
   down                 Joy0 Down
   left                 Left
   left                 Joy0 Left
   right                Right
   right                Joy0 Right
   select               Return
   select               LControl
   select               Joy0 Button0
   filters_menu         LControl+Left
   filters_menu         Joy0 Left+Joy0 Button0
   filters_menu         Divide
   default             back   exit
   default             up   prev_game
   default             down   next_game
   default             left   prev_display
   default             right   next_display

   language             en
   default_font         arial
   font_path            %SYSTEMROOT%/Fonts/
   screen_saver_timeout 60
   displays_menu_exit   yes
   hide_brackets        yes
   startup_mode         default
   confirm_favourites   yes
   confirm_exit         yes
   mouse_threshold      10
   joystick_threshold   75
   window_mode          default
   filter_wrap_mode     default
   track_usage          yes
   multiple_monitors    no
   smooth_images        yes
   selection_max_step   128
   selection_speed_ms   40
   move_mouse_on_launch yes
   scrape_snaps         yes
   scrape_marquees      yes
   scrape_flyers        yes
   scrape_wheels        yes
   scrape_fanart        yes
   scrape_videos        yes
   scrape_overview      yes
   hide_console         yes
   menu_prompt          Displays Menu

layout_config   Game Station
   param                blue 110
   param                enable_strip No
   param                enable_time Yes
   param                green 67
   param                mode Expert
   param                ratio Yes
   param                red 5
   param                sound Yes
   param                wheel_logo Wheel Only

layout_config   hello-nintendo-master
   param                bg2Type extended
   param                gridArt box
   param                hItemGrid 147
   param                optToons mario-group
   param                selectorIcon controller
   param                totalXGrid 4
   param                totalYGrid 3
   param                wItemGrid 108
   param                xPadGrid 38
   param                xsGrid 513
   param                yPadGrid 21
   param                ysGrid 141

layout_config   Cools
   param                bg_image snap
   param                enable_category Yes
   param                enable_entries Yes
   param                enable_filter Yes
   param                enable_flicker No
   param                enable_flyer Yes
   param                enable_list Yes
   param                flyer_angle 5
   param                logo_position Left
   param                preview_image video

layout_config   OlRoom 4x3
   param                boxart_folder flyer
   param                boxart_shadows yes
   param                cartridge_folder marquee
   param                game_titles show wheel images
   param                selected_system Sega Genesis
   param                show_playtime no

layout_config   OlRoom 4x3 2
   param                boxart_folder flyer
   param                boxart_shadows yes
   param                cartridge_folder marquee
   param                game_titles show wheel images
   param                selected_system Nintendo SNES
   param                show_playtime no

plugin   ResFix
   enabled              yes
   param                emulators

General / Re: Scraping
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:55:15 AM »
as far as i know no. but i do understand that raygun is working on the problem. however it does seem to still scrape mame or at least it has for me and a handful of others. and your better off finding rom media packs elsewhere cuz the console rom sets rarely match the media name from the gamsdb site so you get like for say 300 roms about 25 game pics and 275 stock pics or blank (just sayin.its what i did.)

good luck

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