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General / Re: Booting into AM from startup on Windows 7 definitive method?
« Last post by keilmillerjr on March 18, 2019, 01:56:24 PM »
+1 what toothlessgrin said. I have no issues.
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General / Re: Booting into AM from startup on Windows 7 definitive method?
« Last post by toothlessgrinn on March 18, 2019, 08:10:42 AM »
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.  ;)
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Themes / Re: SDArcade 4.0
« Last post by FrizzleFried on March 18, 2019, 08:04:08 AM »
Slowly working on yet ANOTHER addition to this layout...

Control & Button indicators...

Examples (see bottom left of each image).



Worth exploring more ... or "meh, who cares?"

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Themes / Re: New Pandora Box 6 "Preview"
« Last post by Daniel Arcade on March 18, 2019, 07:31:33 AM »
Attract mode comercial  (Demo)  tempo/ ficha
https://youtu.be/eEGO0_64tqY
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General / Re: Booting into AM from startup on Windows 7 definitive method?
« Last post by rloxley on March 18, 2019, 04:59:58 AM »
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.
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General / Re: "Filtering" mame in general...
« Last post by keilmillerjr on March 18, 2019, 04:35:09 AM »
You can do whatever you want with filters. Thats the freedom it provides. The wiki has a good starting example to slim down a complete mame library to working non clone arcade games. These could be used as global filters, and then you could use things such as categories for normal filters. I personally am using tag lists for global filters, specifically the nofiller lists I converted to attract tags. Tags are awesome feature of attract mode.
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General / "Filtering" mame in general...
« Last post by rloxley on March 18, 2019, 04:28:40 AM »
Hi volks :-)

As i think i don't really get the proper usage of filtering at all, can somebody please give a complete workaround how he's using it?
I've already seen that mickelson example page, everybody is referring to, and i see what these examples should do...

I had already copied the catver.ini, nplayer, favorites and everything else to the root of my mame directory before and created the romlist, so everything should be good to go.

But simply adding one of these examples to the mame display in attract.cfg, i see no difference at all? No matter which example i tried, there's nothing filtered. Even after restarting attract mode...
Am i missing a step i don't know?

I've also seen, there are some filters already set for each and every display (by default?). Do i have to leave them as they are - or to delete them?
   global_filter       
      rule                 FileIsAvailable equals 1
   filter               All
   filter               Favourites
      rule                 Favourite equals 1

What are you ending up with using filters in general? Having 12 or more mame displays for each filtering you set? Or can i "filter" in JUST ONE mame display (containing all) by choosing the filters i set up? Do you create a display for each and every category, or what's the proper usage of "categorizing" in attract mode?

btw. I choosed a different language than english in the attract mode gui. copying the ENGLISH exaples to the attract.cfg (= "not_equals"), they are also translated to my language in the attract mode display config... Seems to be translated right, but are they still working, or is that a problem?

As you may guess, first i want to get rid off all that clones, not working, crap etc... roms, and then have a nice categorisation.

So you see, i need more help than linking to an example page ;-))

best regards
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Emulators / Re: Various emulator settings
« Last post by cuclis on March 17, 2019, 07:31:13 AM »
Visual pinball 9
Executable VPinball995.exe
Command Arguments    -minimized -play "[romfilename]" & closevp9.exe

The closevp9.exe is a autohotkey compile, for close whith nvram save (and hiscore), whith the next code:

DetectHiddenWindows, On
Sleep, 50
WinHide, ahk_class VPinball
WinMinimize, ahk_class VPinball
WinClose, ahk_class VPinball

Save as closevp9.ahk in text editor, And then right click, compile. Locate it in the visual pinball directory. No exit hotkey requerided.

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Visual pinball 8
Executable VpInball8.exe
Command Arguments    /play -"[romfilename]"
Exit Hotkey   Esc

In VP8, use exit hotkey, because the & closevp.exe don't load.

In vpX can use the exit argument, but not in previous versions. Maybe / or -. I don't use that version.
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Themes / RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« Last post by rand0m on March 17, 2019, 05:34:23 AM »
This theme is a fork of RetroMode theme. It aims to be light-wieght and extremely thorough including most systems (Console, Arcade or Computers) even those not emulated at the moment.

Video I: Showcasing Arcades & Computers > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIxxbKcdZHY
Video II: Showcasing Consoles & Handhelds > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7qQCiw7Fk

Since its very early and theme is WIP expect major changes. The theme utilizes viking's excellent Nostalgia Platforms set and Clear-Logo Silver Ring set. Filters are applied on Nostalgia set to get a more grunge look + original is video while I am using snaps.

Nostalgia Platforms Set: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/219-nostalgia-169-video-set/
Clear-Logo Silver Ring Set: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/59-silver-ring-clearlogo-set/

I'll periodically keep updating this thread as the theme develops.
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General / Re: Joystick Data
« Last post by FrizzleFried on March 16, 2019, 10:30:51 AM »
Oh,  and unfortunately some are obviously wrong though.  For example,  Galaga 88 is listed as an 8-way game... it's not... 2-way.

There are a few more.  I'll fix them in my romlists as I go through them though... not a huge deal.

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