Author Topic: Any way to hide the console window?  (Read 2773 times)

drchek

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Any way to hide the console window?
« on: April 05, 2015, 01:54:59 AM »
Can it be done?

akafox

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Re: Any way to hide the console window?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 07:55:54 PM »
If you are starting AM from the command line no there is no way I am aware of. If you used a .deb package for linux it should make a menu item for you and then no terminal at all. If you are in linux then try from the alt+F2 popup box and load from there. Should work. Are you windows or linux  (But from the sound of it I'm guessing linux and if linux what distro (ubuntu, mint, slack..ect.?) The deb file is here http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=130.msg548#msg548 you can copy the folders and files that are in the "config" folder to /usr/local/share/attract (that is the default display.cfg, default-emulator.cfg ,default-filter.cfg files ,emulators ,language ,layouts ,loader ,modules ,plugins ,sounds folders) Then copy the attract mode binary to /usr/local/bin/. Last make a launcher for your menu via your distro. If you need other help just ask :)
« Last Edit: April 06, 2015, 06:17:37 AM by akafox »
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drchek

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Re: Any way to hide the console window?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 05:41:26 PM »
I'm on windows.

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Re: Any way to hide the console window?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 06:09:34 PM »
Odd you shouldn't have a console at all then. Ok no you are right. Huh I don't remember that coming up before..
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Re: Any way to hide the console window?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 01:36:21 AM »
there is perhaps a way:

usually you can starting programs minimized with a batch file:
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start /min path_to_exe\exe_file.exe
but attract doesn't work with this solution. It starts minimized but the attract-mode-windows starts minimized too and shows only a black screen. i think this is a bug.

so try this:
- download the software autosizer
- assign attract.exe with action : minimize
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Re: Any way to hide the console window?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 03:04:32 AM »
I would like to know to. Besides it's too astetic it prevents to run Taito Type X game - Raiden IV. Basically game cannot be run correctly if dos windows is open :/