Author Topic: Video background with scrolling marquees [finished]  (Read 2565 times)

playerzero

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Video background with scrolling marquees [finished]
« on: April 27, 2015, 09:39:14 PM »
Hi I just wanted to share what I'm currently working on for the cab I'm building.

I've actually cobbled together some script from the basic and cools layouts, and some code for scrolling marquees I found on this forum (thanks!).

Also, does anyone know if and how I can add hiscore.dat support?

It *shouldn't* be too hard to write some scripting to parse the file, it seems to be in plain text, with the rom name followed by the high score info, although some roms seem to use hex or sometimes their own type of code.

[update]

Ok I've done some work on the spacing between the marquees, and added some code to smoothly expand or shrink the marquee as necessary. Let we know what you think!

Here's a youtube video (which I feel better shows the scrolling effect) instead of a huge-ass jpeg!

http://youtu.be/GmE3Eh6BSs0

« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 02:05:58 AM by playerzero »

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Re: Video background with scrolling marquees [WIP]
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 08:14:03 AM »
Looks good man. Keep it up.

As your your High-Score support. That might be more difficult than you think. Yes most high-scores are in hex..that's the problem.

However there is a program that I have seen that might help you. I don't have much knowledge of it though maybe it will help you get started? it's called HitoText http://sourceforge.net/projects/hitotext/ it's a little old as well so I don't know if it will be helpful or not. This page may help as well http://highscore.mameworld.info/tutorial.htm
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