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Announcements / Version 1.6.2 Released.
« on: December 06, 2015, 11:31:24 PM »
Version 1.6.2 has just been released, here is the changelog:

# Changelog #

## Commits from v1.6.0 to v1.6.1

### Andrew Mickelson (22 commits)

* Bump to version 1.6.1
* Issue #162 - improved support for importing mame (-listxml format) files
* attracman layout - made sounds files configurable from user interface.
* added ability to get the actual width of text
* added load_from_archive() function for loading script images and sounds
* Added sound support to the attracman layout
* Added debian packaging files
* Fix some divide by zero errors.
* Scrape platform images as well when scraping from
* Updated emulator info_source settings on account of mess/mame merger
* Fixed missing controller and video info when parsing mess / mame -listsoftware
* Added [System] and [SystemN] magic tags
* Added 7zip, rar, gzip and bz2 support (if libarchive is available)
* Issue #159 - Fixed magic tokens empty values bug + path problems with shaders
* Issue 120 - added functionality to let plugins show search results
* [OS X] re-added mouse "hiding" for OS X, trying to avoid triggering corners
* 8 second timeout on scraper http requests
* Show more progress info when scraping/parsing mame output
* Made "hide brackets in name" option also hide text after a forward slash /
* Issue #157 - added support for modules in a subdirectory
* Added KeyboardSearch plugin
* Issue #128 - added config option to disable multimonitor support

### Jeffrey Clark (3 commits)

* Windows resource with icon
* Close windows console automatically when starting from GUI
* osx packaging corrections

### Phil Eichinger (3 commits)

* Makefile: ensure $(DESTDIR)$(DATA_PATH) exists before copying config to it
* Fix Depends for install on Debian Jessie
* debian-package: fix Build-Depends

Announcements / Version 1.6 Released!
« on: September 25, 2015, 09:26:21 PM »
Attract-Mode version 1.6 has arrived!

Noteworthy changes with this release:

* SWF file support (experimental)
* Layouts and plugins can now be contained in zip files
* OS X packaging improvements
* Added ability to set filter exceptions
* Added intro mode to optionally show intro video
* Added German, Japanese and Korean translations
* Added mame video scraping (
* Many many bug fixes (including FLV videos not playing, resolution dependent pinch/skew effects, and multimonitor not working on 64-bit windows).

Download it here:

General / MOVED: Open source mame
« on: August 01, 2015, 10:01:17 PM »

Announcements / Version 1.5.2
« on: May 10, 2015, 10:49:04 PM »
A new release, a new release!  There have been some exciting advances in the past few months...

New Features:

  • Raspberry pi support.  Thanks to nitrogen_widget for digging into this and helping to get it up and running!
  • Multiple monitor support (Windows and Linux)
  • Artwork scraper added to automatically download missing snapshots, marquees, wheel logos, flyers, boxart and even fanart images.
  • Improved support for different image formats.
  • Spanish translation (thanks Seru!)
  • Added fade effect module for layouts (see reflect layout and the fanart background option in cools' layout)

Bug Fixes:

  • Keep focus if keys get mashed during startup and Attract-Mode is the windows shell
  • Fixed jarring video resets in the filter-grid layout
  • Various fixes for MaLa layout loading
  • Fix for audio decoding after an error occurs

Download at:

Here is a video of AM running on a 256MB Rasp Pi 1 with one of omegaman's layouts:

Themes / MOVED: 320x240 layout
« on: March 30, 2015, 11:26:19 PM »

Scripting / MOVED: Launching native Linux games?
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:26:41 PM »

Announcements / Version 1.5.1 - Bug Fix Release
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:41:41 AM »
This is a bugfix release (already!) to address the following bugs in 1.5.0:

  • emulator settings not loading in various situations (#110)
  • the filter option to limit list sizes would cause a crash if list size was already smaller than the limit (#109)
  • "particle animation" layout not loading [OS X App Bundle]

Announcements / Version 1.5
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:58:34 PM »
After four months of bug fixes and new features, it's time for a new release! Here is what is new with version 1.5:

  • Added ability to display MaLa layouts (vertical and horizontal). beta
  • Various filter improvements (global filters, filter based on file availability, filter mechanical and CHD games)
  • Added ability to display artwork and game information from multiple filters at the same time. Added a filter-grid layout with filters organized into separate grid columns.
  • Added Ctrl-V clipboard pasting to config mode (Windows and OS X only).
  • Added ability to configure an exit hotkey that forces an emulator to exit.
  • Added liquid8d's ExtendedObject, Animate and SpriteSheet modules.
  • Improved importing of Steam information.
  • Fixed artifacts when scaling videos at low resolution.
  • Added ability to specify filter rules when generating/importing rom lists from the command line.
  • Various improvements to the included screensaver and layouts, including configurable controls for Blinky in the Attrac-Man minigame.
  • Scripting improvement: added "EndNavigation" transitions.
  • Many, many other bug fixes and improvements.


Themes / "Warp" layout
« on: December 30, 2014, 10:52:10 PM »

This layout creates a starfield simulation.  You can configure an analog joystick to be used to steer through the field.  It has a bit of a warp animation when a game is selected and can be configured to display a star wars-intro style message under the artwork.

This was designed to be used with an analog controller and the wireframe artworks that have been posted by Le Chuck at the build your own arcade controls forum:,137291.msg1420703.html#msg1420703

Available here:

Themes / Machines layout
« on: December 30, 2014, 10:42:07 PM »

This layout is adapted from the "Machines" 3D Arcade skin by PucPuc. Complete with blinking lights.

Available here:

General / MOVED: Post your custom layouts here!
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:50:23 PM »

Announcements / Version 1.4 Released
« on: October 16, 2014, 06:07:55 PM »
Version 1.4 of Attract-Mode has now been released!  What's new:

* Added Steam support
* Added optional tracking of usage statistics (number of times played, total time played per game)
* Added metadata scraper
* Added history.dat viewer
* Added plugin to play basic audio playlists
* Filters can now optionally sort and limit the size of game lists
* Improvements to various layout animations
* Various new and improved plugins and layouts
* Many other bug fixes and improvements

Downloads are available here:
Support Forum:

Announcements / Version 1.3.2 Released.
« on: July 11, 2014, 11:38:18 AM »
A new version of Attract-Mode is now available!

This is primarily a bug fix release, here's what's new:

- fixes favourites and tags so they are no longer lost when entries are filtered out by the current filter
- slight change to the artwork selection order: matched clone videos are now preferred over matched name images
- [Linux] fix for emulator launching when running in "Fullscreen Mode"
- video playback now keeps going during transition effects
- fixed video stutter when using more recent versions of FFmpeg
- updated the Windows binaries to use FFmpeg 2.2.4
- layouts can now get and set the user-toggled rotation status
- various screensaver improvements: added a mute option, added an option to overlay wheel artwork on the video and 2x2 video modes
- various other small fixes and improvements

Downloads are available here:
Support Forum:


Announcements / Support Forum Added
« on: June 22, 2014, 01:25:17 PM »
A little sparse at the moment:

Themes / Previous thread (Post your custom layouts here!)
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:43:09 AM »
Thought I'd try to get the ball rolling on posting some custom Attract-Mode layouts that people have come up with.

So here's the one I've been messing around with the last few days.  It's using the "pinch" effect and has a reflection on the preview snap/video...


This one is available here:

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