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General / Re: /.attract how to access from windows
« on: December 01, 2016, 04:44:25 PM »
The steps have changed in the newer RetroPie setup. Try these steps.
1. boot into RetroPie/Emulation Station
2. from the RetroPie menu run "RetroPie Setup"
3. choose "C Configuration / tools"
4. choose "822 Samba - Configure Samba ROM Shares"
5. choose "3 Manually edit /etc/samba/smb.conf"
6. go to the very end of the file and add the following lines:
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comment = attractmode
path = "/home/pi/.attract"
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755
force user = pi
7. choose "OK"
8. choose "4 Restart Samba Service"
9. choose "Cancel"
10. choose "Back"
11. choose "Exit"

General / Re: Change Game Controller?
« on: December 01, 2016, 10:39:52 AM »
Is there a step I'm missing?

Enter key = select

Highlight the control you want to change and press the "Enter" key.

Themes / Re: Fade out the wheel
« on: December 01, 2016, 12:23:59 AM »
Here's a video of 720P video based system selection themes running on RPi 3 and attract mode 2.2. These particular video themes are from Launchbox and cant be shared since it requires a license. There are other free videos out there ;). It's just robospin

I need help getting the wheel to fade out! :)

Can you share the "AttractMode Setup" image file/wheel? Also, can you share you're modified Robospin layout.nut?

General / Re: Change Game Controller?
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:50:16 PM »
Thanks for responding with help. 

If I choose #1, do I need to exit Attract Mode and get back to Emulation Station > Retropie & configure from there?

#2 & #3 are beyond my capabilities.   I was thinking I could always start from scratch and re format the SD card (but after moving all the roms over etc, I was hoping for an easier answer). 

Again, thanks for the help.

No, just run Attract-Mode with a keyboard and your new controller connected. Some of the keyboard commands you'll need are:
Tab key = configure
arrow keys = navigate
Esc key = go back
Enter key = select

General / Re: New Source Code Strikes Gold!
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:47:39 PM »
I'm trying to access it on the rasberry pi

It runs on Linux so the folder is hidden by default.

Here's the path

To see it, exit to a command prompt (or use SSH) and type
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cd ~
ls -a

P.S. If you don't know Linux and want to access Attract-Mode files from you Windows computer you can look at this thread

General / Re: New Source Code Strikes Gold!
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:32:07 PM »
how do you find this folder ./attract/menu-art/

That depends on your OS.

Linux (remember that any folder that starts with a "." will be hidden by default in Linux)

<path to attractmode install>\menu-art

General / Re: Change Game Controller?
« on: November 30, 2016, 04:26:47 PM »
You have a few options:
1. connect a keyboard and your new controller and use the keyboard to navigate and configure your new controller
2. make a copy of /attract/attract.cfg and make your changes for the controller in this file. Once you are done you can switch between your original attract.cfg (when using your NES controller) and your new copy of attract.cfg (when using your new controller).
3. edit /attract/attract.cfg and remark out the lines for your old controller and add the lines for your new controller.

I am a total noob, but I was able to setup the video clips of Attract Mode in the 'snap' folder (.mp4 files) and the posters of my Mame games (.png files) in the 'flyer' folder. I went to the Hyperspin site to download the other files for those games as well. I tried to get them to show up, but even after I placed the .png files inside the 'wheel' folder, they would not appear :-(. Are there any steps that I am missing here?

Have you configured the /.attract/emulators/<system/emulator>.cfg file (Configure-->Emulators--><system/emulator>-->flyer/snap/wheel) to tell Attract-Mode where your artwork files are located? This needs to be done for each system/emulator. Also, your artwork names need to be exact matches to your rom names.

P.S.- I was also curious about setting up the 'rocket' that points to the games as you move them around to make your selection too. I saw this in Floob's Youtube videos, but I never saw it as an option in the Robospin layout. If anyone has good recommendations for layouts that can be used for N64, SNES, NES, Genesis, Sega Master System, Neo Geo, and Final Burn, please let me know.

The rocket pointer is in the Robospin theme. Configure-->Displays--><system/emulator>-->Layout Options-->Select Pointer

Once you update and use the experimental to add attractmode, how do you have the frontend start with attractmode? I'm still getting emulationstation.


Change the /opt/retropie/configs/all/ file to something like this.
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# emulationstation #auto

General / Re: FRONT END
« on: November 18, 2016, 01:00:21 PM »
No, a frontend is just and application and will run like any other application. The frontend doesn't shutdown anything in the operating system.

To accomplish what you are asking would require modifying the operating systems to only run the frontend and not all the other Windows things. This is commonly known as "shelling", basically you would tell the operating system to load the frontend application instead of the standard Windows desktop (i.e. explorer.exe). There is a program called Instant Sheller that can do this for you

General / Re: Attract-Mode game list questions
« on: November 17, 2016, 11:05:15 PM »
I managed to remove the blank entries by comparing my ROM set filenames against the LST file. However, I am still interested to know if it would be possible to get the game name to scroll when it is highlighted in Attract-Mode?


There isn't a setting for game name scrolling. I think it could be done by modifying the layout.nut file you're using. You might want to post a question like that in the "Scripting" section of the forum and maybe someone will be able to help you.

General / Re: Runcommand box not showing in AM but shows in ES?
« on: November 14, 2016, 04:10:14 PM »
By default AM uses "Fill Screen". This doesn't work with the runcommand. If you want to use the runcommand change Configure-->General-->Window Mode to "Full Screen" This should allow you to see the runcommand in AM. It will also let you see some of the command line text when launching game which you might not want. I'll also point out that advmame, daphne and some other emulators will only work on the Pi if you have this set to "Full Screen".

Give it a try and I think it will fix your issue.

General / Re: Runcommand box not showing in AM but shows in ES?
« on: November 13, 2016, 03:51:41 PM »
Please post the following two files:

These are the files the runcommand uses.

General / Re: Runcommand box not showing in AM but shows in ES?
« on: November 11, 2016, 03:14:03 PM »
You have a mix of the RetroPie rom folders and emulators. If you use mame-libretro it will only work with mame2003 and mame2010 (which isn't installed by default). It won't give you a menu if there is only one emulator available.

Change your settings to this and you'll get better results
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.1.0
executable           /opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/
args                 0 _SYS_ arcade"[romfilename]"
rompath              /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade
romext               .zip
system               Arcade
info_source          listxml
artwork    flyer           /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade/boxart
artwork    marquee         /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade/marquee
artwork    snap            /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade/snap
artwork    wheel           /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/arcade/wheel

This will give you the runcommand menu but you'll need to make sure that your roms are in the "arcade" folder instead of the "mame-libretro" folder.

General / Re: MAME - Attract Mode showing both parent and update roms
« on: November 10, 2016, 08:31:50 PM »
If I have one or more filters how do I choose which one to use?

Set a key or button to bring up the "Filters Menu" in Configure-->Controls-->Filters Menu.

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