Author Topic: Running DICE with Attract Mode  (Read 1094 times)

akafox

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Running DICE with Attract Mode
« on: April 13, 2015, 04:37:58 PM »
So I don't know if anyone will care or even uses this emulator.  It goes back further then MAME. Yes i'm talking about PONG! (Hey technically it is an arcade game! :P ) The problem with DICE is that it does not load emulators like more "traditional" emulators. There are no roms needed for some games. So how to get attract mode to load them? What I did is make a roms folder and make "empty roms" That is I made a new text file and renamed it "gamename.nul" (e.g. Pong.nul) Don't use spaces or underscores in the name! Then you have attract mode look for .nul as a file type. Then generate your list as usual. You might have to tweak your gamelist file a little so it shows "Space Race" and not spacerace" I hope this helps! :)
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hermine.potter

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Re: Running DICE with Attract Mode
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 10:32:20 PM »
Another way is, that the emulator dice supports his own parameters starting games:
path_to_dice\dice.exe name_of_game

antiaircraft
attack
breakout
cleansweep
crashnscore
crossfire
gotcha
jetfighter
hiway
indy4
pinpong
pong
pongdoubles
quadrapong
rebound
sharkjaws
spacerace
steeplechase
stuntcycle
tvbasketball
wipeout

So you can create links to dice.exe and set as target the desired game as a parameter:
path_to_dice\dice.exe pong

in AM (attractmode)
Executable : cmd
Command Arguments : /c "[romfilename]"
Rom Path(s) : path_to_your_links
Rom Extension(s) : .lnk
« Last Edit: April 13, 2015, 10:35:56 PM by hermine.potter »
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