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I have to +1 hermine here that is usually the problem in this case 99.6% of the time..even I forget from time to time.

You wrote this http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1764.msg12450#msg12450 which I have linked in the Pi FAQ mentioned earlier in the thread.

I understand on a Windows or Linux install with a full MAME install "listxml" is the way to go but the way that RetroPie works (his name is pibuilder and he mentions EmulationStation) is a bit different.
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General / Re: Roms work in AM but not in Mame64 (not kidding)
« Last post by progets on July 18, 2018, 10:28:24 PM »
When you run MAME from AM or from the command line you are telling the program all the specifics of loading the file. When you load it in MAME it's relying on your MAME configuration to provide this information.

It sounds like you guys haven't actually configured MAME after installing or upgrading it. You can do this through the GUI on any current version of MAME or by modifying the mame.ini with a text editor. Make sure that you define the correct "rompath" to show paths to your roms, chds and bios (if stored separately).
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Themes / Re: Why is this topic called themes? The program calls them layouts.
« Last post by progets on July 18, 2018, 10:08:02 PM »
Some interesting thoughts. It made me think that each of these can mean the same thing but really they describe the level of detail that is involved with each.

skin - this changes the look but is an overlay (like putting a large sticker with cutouts over something)

theme -  this has more granularly and lets you adjust parts of the look independent of each other (like your computer desktop "themes", they look different and can be further customized but the items you see aren't moving or being modified or changed)

layout - you can change anything and everything. not just colors, backgrounds, etc. but what is shown, where it's shown and how it's shown.


Layout makes sense to me. I just don't understand the forum terminology being disjointed from the program it supports. Like I mentioned earlier in the thread even making it "Themes (Layouts)" would help new comers. Attract-Mode doesn't have a ton of documentation so the forum is where people go second (first in too many cases) to find answers.
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Announcements / Re: Version 2.4 sneaking in!
« Last post by progets on July 18, 2018, 09:39:24 PM »
Great job guys! Thanks for the hard work.
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General / Re: Roms work in AM but not in Mame64 (not kidding)
« Last post by informix on July 18, 2018, 08:01:16 PM »
Finding a lot of contradictory information on this.. And some contradicts what I know has worked. in the past..

I had a bunch of roms from a WHILE back.. if i had to guess (1.25 ish) version of mame.. most all of them worked.. But when I upgraded to a newer version (1.83) a few years  ago.. many of them stopped working.. (But they just worked.)

What it (my research) seems to be telling me is that they roms don't really "change, what changes its how mame expects them to be organized.. The same rom in version 1.10  is just cut up differently and put in differently named files in the rom..

I assume some of them change.. better dump.. Newer version of the code from a machine.. But mostly it seems the actual  roms don't get new info in them..  In general... .. ..

Anyone care to enlighten me more.. Or is there a good non super technical place that this is explained.. ???

Again.. i tried to get some of the programs to upgrade romsets to later versions.. But it never went as expected..


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General / Re: running Am and games on extended dule monitor
« Last post by jedione on July 18, 2018, 05:45:03 PM »
i use to use it long time ago....so thanks for the sugestion
will look into!   thanks
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Scripting / Re: Animate a Shuffle List
« Last post by keilmillerjr on July 18, 2018, 03:36:59 PM »
While i wait for the solution to the bug of the listbox fade, i'll show you how the shuffle list animation looks like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qFbRAI1r4

I totally understand what you wanted now. You could place all objects on a surface or seperately and use animate module or roll your own since a simple fade is easy enough with transition, ticks, and opacity. What is the bug you have? Video looks great!
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Announcements / Re: Version 2.4 sneaking in!
« Last post by keilmillerjr on July 18, 2018, 03:30:02 PM »
Awesome fixes and additions!

I’m so glad I made the cut! Looking at everyones commits, I need to step it up! Radek probably fixed my whitespace issues.
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Themes / Re: Hello-Nintendo Theme
« Last post by akafox on July 18, 2018, 12:11:14 PM »
Awesome work Dal1980. Love the theme keep it up! and I want more systems too..but take your time...but i want them ALL by tomorrow!  :P ;)

I'll watch with anticipation take your time no rush.
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Announcements / Re: Version 2.4 sneaking in!
« Last post by akafox on July 18, 2018, 11:36:59 AM »
About time you code monkeys got it together! I had to ration the banana intake for them to encourage them to work faster  ;)

(No really guys that is awesome. LOVE my AM :D Thanks for all your hard work!  8) )

P.S. Always remember people E=MC2 

That is More Code=Errors   Have to be patient and give them time..never want to rush perfection right?  ;)
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