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akafox

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Attract mode and mala layout problems
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:28:19 PM »
I wanted to start this thread to complain..err get help with mala layout problems.
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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 08:05:02 AM »
Fox-

What kind of problems ? I've tried several layouts with no issues. There might be some limitations but nothing major.

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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 08:21:58 AM »
Really? Hmmm. Ok I'll grab a bunch and write you a list :P lol
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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 09:59:58 AM »
Akafox - the first layout I tried didn't work well and after looking at it I figured out it was because it was using elements from one of the default mala layouts.

So you may want to look at the main layout file to see where its looking for bits and pieces.

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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 10:21:39 PM »
Great idea akafox.  The support for Mala layouts is probably lacking in a couple ways, since I really just cooked it up after playing around with a couple of layouts that I wanted myself as well as the Mala layout editor.

So feedback about what works and what doesn't would be helpful.  If you want to hack around with how mala layouts get loaded yourself it is actually fairly simple to do... mala layouts get loaded by the attract-mode layout .nut file located at: loader/mala.nut  so you don't actually have to change anything in the frontend itself.

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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 09:27:57 PM »
I started this thread and I have been dragging my 8-bit pixel butt..sorry  ::) I looked in the mil file on this on too. Can't get the flyer and the control panel to show up..I checked my paths and the ones in the display settings. The lay out is called 'mameroom'
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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 11:20:57 PM »
akafox: try this, I think it might be the fix for your problem: http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=122.msg533#msg533

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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 02:28:27 PM »
I tried that layout nut, still nothing. I also looked in the layout.mil to see if I needed to add paths. Only thing there really was the background path but it coes up no problem. The snaps and marquees load but not the control panel or the flyer.
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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 10:37:00 PM »
did you go into the layout configuration in attractmode?

config->Displays->[name of display]->Layout Options

there are some settings in there you might have to set to get things like control panels to show up.

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Re: Attract mode and mala layout problems
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2015, 08:01:57 AM »
Yes I did. I will double check though just to make sure that I didn't over look anything.
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