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General / Odroid XU4
« Last post by calle81 on May 15, 2018, 01:47:09 PM »
Hi, I'm thinking of picking up an Odroid XU4. Anyone managed to compile an up to date version of AM for it yet?
Scripting / Re: System List possible?
« Last post by kent79 on May 15, 2018, 10:24:29 AM »
You may refer my theme. It is similar you want  :)
Scripting / System List possible?
« Last post by dukpoki on May 15, 2018, 10:02:37 AM »
Quick question.

I know you can add a game list with fe.add_listbox() but is there a way to add a system list?  Alternatively request the name of a previous system or next system with an offset value?   I'm trying to create a theme where you use up and down to swap between games and then left and right to swap between systems i.e. a dual list.

here's an example of what i'm trying to do:

So in the pic, it will show the 2 prev systems and the 2 next systems on screen.  Pressing right would shift "Saturn" to the center arrow cursor and the list will refresh with an updated 2 prev and 2 next systems.
General / Re: How to rotate monitor automatically for cocktail cabinet?
« Last post by progets on May 14, 2018, 10:05:53 PM »
I don't think there is a global way to do this. As jtslade states, there aren't a ton of game to setup so it shouldn't be an issue.

There are a lot of 2 player nonsimultaneous games that could be played on cocktail table. I think most people program a button to rotate the screen manually for these.

BTW - If you want to create a list of just cocktail roms you can use a 3rd party app like Romlister
Themes / Re: New Theme - Unified
« Last post by cupid-stunt on May 14, 2018, 06:53:06 PM »
OK much much googling later - created a batch file with following commands to replicate the favourites script on a windows machine  :)
just change the path as required ....

@echo off
cd D:\frontends\attract-v2.3.0-win64\romlists - change this path to suit your setup
del Favorites.tag

echo This script will generate a new romlist called Favorites.txt
echo The new romlist will contain all of your current tagged favorites from all different romlists.
timeout /t 3 /nobreak >nul

echo Renaming old Favorites.txt file .....
copy Favorites.txt Favorites.txt.backup
timeout /t 3 /nobreak >nul
echo Gathering file listing of tagged favorites .....
timeout /t 3 /nobreak >nul
echo Generating new Favorites.txt file .....
timeout /t 3 /nobreak >nul
dir/b *.tag > tagfiles

for /f %%a in (tagfiles) do (echo "Using %%~na ....."
   for /f %%b in (%%~na.tag) do (findstr %%b; %%~na.txt >> Favorites.txt )
timeout /t 3 /nobreak >nul
del tagfiles

echo "Finished creating new Favorites.txt ....."

echo "Using this new romlist, create a new Display and choose Favorites as the romlist for it."
echo "You may need to periodically update the Favorites romlist as you add tad new favorites."
timeout /t 6 /nobreak >nul
General / Re: How to rotate monitor automatically for cocktail cabinet?
« Last post by jtslade on May 14, 2018, 06:13:35 PM »
I don’t think there is a way, you need to go I tot he cocktail dip switch compatible games and set them to that.. cocktail mode..

It creates a ini file which you could then use a power shell script to write a bunch more ini files but there is only so many cocktail enabled dip switch games.. I think last time o counted it was less than 90 or so.. just do 25 a day..
General / Re: Picture not found attract FREEZES
« Last post by keilmillerjr on May 14, 2018, 01:15:35 PM »
Try uninstalling video drivers and reinstall latest driver.?
General / Re: Picture not found attract FREEZES
« Last post by the_gamer on May 14, 2018, 07:28:56 AM »
It is getting worse. Today I updated my PC, recompiled newest attract-mode from git and it crashes with memory access error right after the intro video(memory access error is everything the error gives me, nothing more).
Themes / Re: New Theme - Unified
« Last post by cupid-stunt on May 14, 2018, 04:15:55 AM »

I have just got into retro games and after much searching and trial and error settled on attract mode as my front end of choice.

This theme is excellent and I have managed to set it up on a Windows 10 machine.

The only thing I'm struggling with is converting the favourites script into a dos batch file. Has anyone already done this?

Scripting / Re: AM will prefer to play video issue
« Last post by FrizzleFried on May 13, 2018, 06:04:53 AM »
Download the latest SDARCADE module from my site... it includes code that pulls up snaps only... then separate code that places and plays a video over the top of the snapshot after x number of seconds.  This should achieve the goal you're looking for,  no?
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