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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:
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#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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General / Re: Joy2Key with Attractmode
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:22:19 PM »
I don't see why you would need joytokey for attractmode itself but if you do you could launch attractmode using a batch file that first calls joytokey and then attractmode. If you do launch joy2key with attractmode you can use the "Associate profiles to target applications" feature of joytokey to assign different profiles for different emulators as described near the bottom of this page https://joytokey.net/en/overview.


If you don't launch joy2key with attractmode (or even if you do) you can launch joytokey when you run your emulator and define the profile you want to load.
Example of existing emulator without joytokey:
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.4.1
#
executable           \Emulators\MAME\mame64.exe
args                 [name]
Example of the same emulator running joytokey with a specific profile
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.4.1
#
executable           \JoyToKey\JoyToKey.exe mameprofile;\Emulators\MAME\mame64.exe
args                 [name]

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General / Re: Setting up consoles and computers in Attract Mode using MAME
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:42:38 PM »
So you do have mame romset? I assume so because your using mame to run them. Dump them all in the roms folder like mame recommends and just use software list. No messing with ini files.

All your roms in one folder for mame software list games isn't a good idea. You wouldn't be able to update them easily. The mame arcade roms and software list roms are usually stored separately and they are also updated separately.

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General / Re: Setting up consoles and computers in Attract Mode using MAME
« on: November 01, 2018, 04:55:07 PM »
Thanks... Atari 2600 is working, but for some reason MAME won't look in the correct location for the NES roms. I get a File not found error. AttractMode won't start any of the NES roms.

To start a NES cartridge from the command line I need to  use  mame nes -cart $HOME/emu/nes/roms/1943.zip. Yes, I've edited the mame.ini file to include the path to my NES roms. I've also got the correct path in AttractMode.

...and a side question. I don't have the "import_extras" field in my emulator setup. What is it for? Not sure if it matters but I'm running under Linux.

You haven't told MAME where your NES roms are located. Either run MAME or manually edit the mame.ini file to add the additional file paths to your "rompath" field for NES roms and/or any other roms that aren't in the same location as your regular MAME/Arcade roms.

"import_extras        .\extras\catver.ini" is needed to get the MAME game genres/categories when using "info_source          listsoftware" to build your romlists in AttractMode. Without it your romlist won't contain the genre/category information for the games.

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General / Re: Setting up consoles and computers in Attract Mode using MAME
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:35:38 AM »
You could export softwAre list (I think mame includes it pre-generated now), and import that into a romlist. Shouldn’t be an issue I would think.

If his roms aren't from a MAME rom set, the rom names won't match the xml files.

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Hi projets

If you wanted a filter for "most played games", is it limited to Mame only or does it extend to games that are invoked by other emulators? 

I ask this because the documentation for Attract Mode suggests that catver.ini is necessary for a "most played games" filter.

Thanks.

You can have a "most played games" filter for any emulator/display, it's not limited to MAME or a catver.ini. These statistics are stored by AttractMode based on the "romlist" used to run the games.

Keep in mind the context of this post. An "All Games" romlist will store its statistics separately from your individual romlists (i.e. NES, SMS, etc.).

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trs80.zip is an operating system and not a game. Running it just gives you the OS command line.

All versions of MAME are expecting matching MAME rom sets (it uses checksums). When using MAME you need to tell it how to launch the various systems via the command line. Below are some examples using MAME roms.

Atari 2600
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.4.1
#
executable           \Emulators\MAME\mame64.exe
args                 a2600 -cart "[romfilename]"
rompath              \Roms\MAME\Software List\a2600
romext               .zip
system               a2600
info_source          listsoftware
import_extras        .\extras\catver.ini

Nintendo Entertainment System
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.4.1
#
executable           \Emulators\MAME\mame64.exe
args                 nes -cart "[romfilename]"
rompath              \Roms\MAME\Software List\nes
romext               .zip
system               nes
info_source          listsoftware
import_extras        .\extras\catver.ini

PlayStation
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.4.1
#
executable           \Emulators\MAME\mame64.exe
args                 psx -cdrm "name\[romfilename]"
rompath              \Roms\MAME\Software List CHD\psx\
romext               .chd
system               psx
info_source          listsoftware
import_extras        .\extras\catver.ini


You can use roms all in one directory but it would be messy and more difficult to configure. Especially when building your romlists. Your time would be better spent organizing your games. You can also use a tool like cmpro64 to help you get your roms into a proper MAME rom set.

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MAME does use categories, maybe you just don't have the information in your arcade.txt romlist. http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=2536.msg17351#msg17351

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The layouts don't appear to be picking up the boxart that I have for my roms. The images are named the same as the roms, the "flyer" setting is pointing to the directory where the boxart is (should I add an artwork item?) Basically, I need to know where the layout is trying to find the boxart, etc.

Each layout defines what the artwork fields will be called it's layout.nut file. For boxes people usually use "flyer", "box" or "boxart" but it could really be anything. If you provide the name of the layout or the layout.nut file we can give you a more specific answer. Also, keep in mind that not every layout is created to show boxart.

...and the last thing. In the UI1.0.0 layout MAME is being identified as an unknown system. The system identifier is set to Arcade (the default) and I don't know what the layout is looking for to identify MAME.

I have never heard of or seen a "UI1.0.0" layout. I think you might mean "HUD 1.0.0", if this is the case the person that made this layout didn't include any type or MAME or Arcade game systems (which is unusual) and that is why you see "unknown system". You could ask the author to add these types of systems to the layout or modify the layout yourself to include them.

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