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General / Adding Overviews For Emulated Systems (e.g. NES, Genesis)
« Last post by rand0m on September 10, 2018, 02:16:17 AM »
While experimenting with overviews today I (accidentally) found a solution for adding overviews for emulated systems. I am pretty sure someone was asking about that but can't find the thread right now. In latest version of Attract-Mode overviews for roms are stored in:

AM\scraper\[Emulated System]\overview\[rom-name].txt

(Note: In prior versions overviews were stored in AM\romlists\[Emulated System]\[rom-name].cfg)

IF you are using sub-menus e.g. "Start>Consoles>NES" (You don't need Platforms plugin in latest version) you can add overviews for emulated systems by creating a folder "@" in AM\scraper. Result should be like this:

AM\scraper\@\overview\[Emulated System].txt

An Example:
Lets say there is system "NES (Retroarch)", The file should be placed as:

AM\scarper\@\overview\NES (Retroarch).txt

You can add and tweak overviews presentation in layouts via following variables:

//Overview //Heading in comment
local soverview = fe.add_text("[Overview]", 680, 10, 600, 1070); // Add overview (I'm calling it soverview for systemoverview you can name it anything not in use) + Dimensions
soverview.font="BebasNeue Book.ttf"; //Font utilized - In windows either placed with other fonts in "\Windows\Fonts" or placed in layout folder
soverview.align = Align.TopLeft; // Alignment of text - in recent versions AM supports Top/ Bottom alignment
soverview.word_wrap = true; // Word Wrap true or false
soverview.charsize = 24; // Text size = Style.Bold; // Style Bold, Normal or Italic
soverview.set_rgb(180,180,180); //Text color

PS: funny thing, I thought it'll work by adding actual platform categories like arcades or consoles no idea why "@" would work in this case - secondly please move overviews from /scraper to /overviews. Scraper is like a temporary folder before you move scraped data to relevant places. I'm afraid of overwriting data :(
General / Re: Attract mode newbie question !
« Last post by iOtero on September 10, 2018, 01:57:09 AM »
General / Re: Attract mode newbie question !
« Last post by bundangdon on September 10, 2018, 12:55:26 AM »
There's a lot of good themes, but you could try one of the newer ones that was released called "Frostbite". It's pretty simple and easy to set up
General / Re: AttractMode DONT Execute (BUG?)
« Last post by superdan on September 10, 2018, 12:20:14 AM »
Nobody experienced this bug?
Does your work with attractmode?
Scripting / Re: Modules and Plugin Gallery
« Last post by progets on September 09, 2018, 11:59:42 PM »
Game Manual/PDF Viewer for Windows Plugin. Credit goes to qqplayer and liquid8d.
General / Attract mode newbie question !
« Last post by Steven Campoli on September 09, 2018, 10:36:08 PM »
Hey guys !
Have a most likely stupid question...
I have set up my consoles.. now how do I make it look nice?
Just a simple theme that lists the consoles with images.
Any help would greatly be appreciated!

Thank you
Scripting / Re: Problem plugin - Random
« Last post by nevincho on September 09, 2018, 09:35:06 PM »
Is it possible except by random, to change the list in ascending order: 1,2,3 and so on?
General / Re: Attract mode won't launch MAME (Initializing then closes) Win10 + AM 2.4.1
« Last post by progets on September 09, 2018, 08:53:05 PM »
That looks fine. Post your mame.ini file, chances are you don't have the rompath defined there.
General / Attract mode won't launch MAME (Initializing then closes) Win10 + AM 2.4.1
« Last post by Denzquall on September 09, 2018, 07:40:23 PM »
Hi all,

Could someone please help me set up MAME on attract more. I have added my roms but when I try to launch a game, it only gets to initializing then MAME closes. Below are my settings.

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.4.1
executable           D:\Arcade\Emulators\MAME 0.197\mame64.exe
args                 "[name]"
rompath              D:\Arcade\ROMS\Capcom CPS1
romext               .zip
system               CP System
info_source          listxml
import_extras        D:\Arcade\Emulators\MAME 0.197\ini\Mame 0.197.xml
exit_hotkey          Joy0 Button5+Joy0 Button8
artwork    flyer           D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\flyer;D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\fanart
artwork    marquee         D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\marquee;D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\wheel
artwork    snap            D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\snap;D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\video
artwork    wheel           D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\wheel;D:\Arcade\Attract Mode\scraper\Capcom CPS1\marquee
General / Re: Error emulator AM 2.4
« Last post by toothlessgrinn on September 09, 2018, 03:16:58 PM »
what grafix card r you using or is it integrated ? sounds like a hardware problem to me. i know mame will let you choose d3d opengl and a few others. maybe turn d3d off in nestopia. or try attract 32bit . 32 bit attract works WAY better for me anyways....
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