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Themes / Re: MatteCleanHD (WIP) Preview
« Last post by rand0m on January 13, 2020, 12:02:49 AM »
Awesome design asahendrix, really like the plain style of images.
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Emulators / Re: EPSXe and multidisk games. How?
« Last post by progets on January 12, 2020, 11:14:12 PM »
You could convert your files to .pbp (these files contain all the cds in one file and solves your issue) .pbp format is only for PS games and not all emulators support it.

Other options include:
- create a playlist for multi disc games (not all emulators support this)
- manually remove disc 2 games that don't need to appear in your AM romlist
- create a global filter to hide games with "(Disc 2)" in the rom name in AM

The issue is complex because some PS games need to be run from disc 2 first while most always require starting with disc 1. Game saving for multi disc games can also be an issue if you don't use a playlist or .pbp files. Pbp files are a good solution for PS but they won't help for other multi disc systems. Pbp files will also eliminate the whole .bin and .cue multiple files per game as well as provide compression. Keep in mind any disc swapping after the game is started needs to happen inside of the emulator and not from AM.

Also consider that you don't necessarily need to convert all your PS games, you could convert just the games that are multi disc to .pbp. Try converting one game and playing it to see if it's a good option for you (loading, disc changes, save states, etc).

I should tell you that I have used EPSXe in the past but prefer RetroArch (mednafen_psx_libretro core) for many reasons. I should also tell you that I don't use .pbp files (which many people like) but do use .chd files with playlists that have all multi disc games in subfolders called by the playlist to make AM romlists creation easy by adding .m3u extension to the emulator file. You can look here if you're interested in this approach http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=2290.msg15484#msg15484.
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General / Re: Joy2Key
« Last post by placebo_yue on January 12, 2020, 07:43:26 PM »
It's easier to switch profiles by linking the emulators applications to certain profiles in joy2key itself than writing commands on the frontend. It's so easy i made profiles for every emulator to have the same "exit back to frontend" button on all of the emulators.
It would also work if you ever play the emulators without the frontend, as long as you remember to open joy2key of course, which might be cool.
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Emulators / EPSXe and multidisk games. How?
« Last post by placebo_yue on January 12, 2020, 07:26:21 PM »
As the title says, i use EPSXe and i have no clue how to approach multidisk games, and there's some great ones like final fantasy (7 and 9) or metal gear solid.

I must find a solution to this! You have any? Only thing i can come up with is adding the game twice, but if some game needs to swap disks during gameplay it could get tricky.
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Themes / Re: MatteCleanHD (WIP) Preview
« Last post by asahendrix on January 12, 2020, 07:02:06 PM »
Hello all!

Quick update: I’ve been on photoshop creating all the individual background images for the systems that I have (I believe the standard systems that come with attract mode/retropie) which is around 30 total.

Additionally, I’ve created an image for each system that acts as the selector and I’m in the process of creating the text box info for each system - I believe I have 11 left to do.

After that, it’s on to the coding side which is my weakness. I’ve been using a different layout and then just plugging my own ideas into that pre-made layout. I’ve commenting out a lot of components that I don’t want to use. As you know/can imagine, there is a lot of unnecessary code - about to the point where I’m thinking of just trying to code this from scratch, using the code that I need and thus cleaning up the layout file.

This will, at first, be a Systems layout.

Once I have a clean layout file, I’m going to plot the animations, plot the snaps (for almost 30 different images) and attempt to manipulate the code into:
-changing the background for each selected system
-changing the text box for each system
-changing the selector image for each system
-using animations for the text box, selector, and system wheel in the top right corner.
-using metadata for each system to populate a synopsis for each selected system inside the half opacity rectangle at the bottom of the art image in the middle.

For a non-Systems layout, I’d like to have metadata for each game populate the text box and a synopsis of the game populate in the half opacity block at the bottom of the art image in the middle. I realized after the fact that I probably could have just used metadata to populate the system info box rather than manually adding all this info myself, but I don’t know much about integrating metadata anyway so that’s another hurdle.

I’m going to (eventually) put a clock in the bottom right corner and (if I can figure out how) add the temperature of the Pi next to the clock.

I’m desperately sorry that I don’t have any videos yet. I mainly wanted to give whoever was interested a detailed update as I’m starting a semester of school tomorrow. I wanted to finish this over Christmas break and I’m super bummed that I wasn’t able to. It feels like I’m trying to sneeze and can’t lol

Please feel free to critique as you feel necessary and I’m also open to advise and/or help. To be continued!  :)

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Themes / Re: New theme AMFlash, preview.
« Last post by Wenzon on January 12, 2020, 12:17:50 PM »
Topic updated.  :)
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General / Emulators not saving after reboot
« Last post by Coffee_Pyramid on January 11, 2020, 02:02:26 PM »
I have emulators that I want to install in AM, but they don't show up again after shutdown/reboot. I installed ScummVM and it works just fine in Emulation Station, but still the roms and emulator and display don't show up when I shutdown. Using raspberry pi3.
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General / youtube tv mode
« Last post by 1984mx on January 11, 2020, 01:09:41 PM »
si gustan seguir usando el modo tv de youtube existe la extension
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-for-tv/gmmbpchnelmlmndfnckechknbohhjpge

este modo deja utilizar el teclado para desplazarte en la app como si de una tv fuera.
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Themes / Re: RetroDiction Theme v1.0 Released
« Last post by rand0m on January 11, 2020, 06:07:21 AM »
i have been wondering, on this  how cool ...cant wait to dig in to it

amazing work...thanks

Thanks :)

Hi rand0m, very amazing theme! Looks great.  :)

Thanks :)
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Themes / Re: NxL theme! [Release] new video!2-4-2017 Update
« Last post by PSOGene on January 10, 2020, 10:39:08 PM »
sorry for the dumb post but where the download for this theme  :'( all the link are broken
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