Author Topic: Arcadeflow theme v 9.9 [Release] Updated 22 February 2021  (Read 156979 times)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.3 [Release] Updated 09 November 2020
« Reply #1200 on: November 27, 2020, 07:30:52 AM »
Just wanted to say a huge thanks for all the continued updates on this amazing theme!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.4 [Release] Updated 27 November 2020
« Reply #1201 on: November 27, 2020, 07:49:16 AM »
Thank you guys for all your support here and on Discord, good news: Arcadeflow 9.4 is out!

This version brings a new menu system with different look and visible highlights for selected options. There are some bug fixes here and there, new systems and manufacturers logos and new fade routines.

If you find any bugs, please let me know here or on discord, but most of all, enjoy the new release :D

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.4 [Release] Updated 27 November 2020
« Reply #1202 on: November 27, 2020, 09:55:55 AM »
more and more beautiful and complete. Bravo! ;)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1203 on: December 06, 2020, 06:28:29 AM »
Arcadeflow 9.5 is out!

Not many new features (you can now define your own display categories, just add #CATEGORYNAME to your display name and it should create a category entry), but mostly bug fixes, aesthetic improvements in the menus, and now you can chose options using left and right instead of entering the submenu.

Enjoy!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1204 on: December 08, 2020, 01:38:29 PM »
Many thanks for new release updates! Time to check them out. ;)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1205 on: December 17, 2020, 07:37:22 AM »
hands down the best frontend theme ever. thank you for all the updates over the years. :)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1206 on: December 20, 2020, 04:11:54 PM »
 :-\ when I add the NEC TurboGrafx 16 to the list. took it to the "OTHER" section and not taking in the NEC console section section.
and also there anyway to get rid this annoying Command promp ? because when I scan my roms keep popping up




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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1207 on: December 20, 2020, 10:37:00 PM »
:-\ when I add the NEC TurboGrafx 16 to the list. took it to the "OTHER" section and not taking in the NEC console section section.
and also there anyway to get rid this annoying Command promp ? because when I scan my roms keep popping up

The Turbografx-16 is a known bug of AF 9.5, should be fixed in 9.6, in the meantime you can try placing the attached file in Arcadeflow folder to see if it fixes the issue.
I'm trying to avoid the command window popup, the only workaround at the moment is disabling auto-update feature.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1208 on: December 21, 2020, 04:23:08 AM »
:-\ when I add the NEC TurboGrafx 16 to the list. took it to the "OTHER" section and not taking in the NEC console section section.
and also there anyway to get rid this annoying Command promp ? because when I scan my roms keep popping up

The Turbografx-16 is a known bug of AF 9.5, should be fixed in 9.6, in the meantime you can try placing the attached file in Arcadeflow folder to see if it fixes the issue.
I'm trying to avoid the command window popup, the only workaround at the moment is disabling auto-update feature.
thank you so mush for replying to me I will do that now and give you an update

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1209 on: December 21, 2020, 08:11:56 AM »
thank you so mush for replying to me I will do that now and give you an update

Regarding the command window popup, does it stick there, or it disappears after finishing execution? Because I've found a sort of workaround where the window "flashes" in the sense that it quickly opens and closes. No way at the moment to make it completely invisible.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1210 on: December 23, 2020, 11:49:07 PM »
 :o also how come you did not post your discord link on the front page ?
also everything is working great :D on windows 10 pc version

also will there a future plans for the Retropie version ?


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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.5 [Release] Updated 06 December 2020
« Reply #1211 on: December 24, 2020, 03:23:59 AM »
:o also how come you did not post your discord link on the front page ?
also everything is working great :D on windows 10 pc version

Good to know that everything works. I forgot to add the discord link on the front page, I'll edit it. Also I'm a bit late with update 2.6, don't know if I'll be able to release it today.

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also will there a future plans for the Retropie version ?

Arcadeflow has always had issues with the Pi, only recently with the Pi4 there are some progress, but not having a Pi myself it's very difficult to develop and test for that too. On the other hand, if you mean a version of Arcadeflow as a theme for EmulationStation, there's no plan for that, I just played a bit with ES on my RG351P and I don't like the theming at all, I think it will be very difficult to port AF to that.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.6 [Release] Updated 24 December 2020
« Reply #1212 on: December 24, 2020, 09:04:20 AM »
Arcadeflow 9.6 is out!

Many bug fixes, some improvements under the hood... not much more, this is mostly a release to fix all the bugs of 9.5 and replace some fade routines with more robust ones.

Have fun, and merry Christmas :D

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.6 [Release] Updated 24 December 2020
« Reply #1213 on: December 29, 2020, 02:00:55 PM »
Hey zpaolo11x,

I haven't been on here for almost a year, and just saw your progress and WOW, Bravo.
AF remains my favourite theme and I don't think I'll ever try another one.

I'm writing a tool to convert Emulation Station Gamelist XML into the ones from Attract Mode, plus the overview files at the same time.
I'm running into some issues with the Genres/Categories.

I get the metadata when I scrape ScreenScraper.fr using Skraper UI, but what they put in that field can be very convoluted, and sometimes have multiple caterogies. such as: Role playing games-Action-Action / Adventure
I was going to build a conversion table for my tool, but I wanted to know where can I get the data that Arcade Flow uses to show the icons?

I looked through layout.nut and found some stuff around Line 3840, I even made a few changes and that didn't seem to affect anything. I was able to change Role Playing to RPG just by changeing the name if of the icons seen is AF/category_images and AF/category_images_10 (Not sure why 2 folders for those icons though)

Where is the best place to find the correct naming for the genres of the games?

Also, if you're looking for a feature request.... Plug in Manuals :)

I hope you had a good Xmas and have been staying safe. Happy New Year.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.6 [Release] Updated 24 December 2020
« Reply #1214 on: December 30, 2020, 01:04:51 AM »
I haven't been on here for almost a year, and just saw your progress and WOW, Bravo.
AF remains my favourite theme and I don't think I'll ever try another one.

I'm writing a tool to convert Emulation Station Gamelist XML into the ones from Attract Mode, plus the overview files at the same time.

Hey nice to know you still enjoy Arcadeflow, your comments are greatly appreciated. I'm doing "something" with XML lists too, I use skraper and it gets a lot of data, my project is to implement a parser and allow Arcadeflow to get data directly from XML lists. You'll still have to generate the usual romlist from your roms, but the XML file will be managed by Arcadeflow. This will allow to add ratings etc, and also import the game descriptions without having to convert them. I'm still experimenting and I hope it will be fast enough! (actually I'm facing some delays because I somehow screwed my Windows external disk for my mac that now doesn't mount anymore, but it works on a PC so... I don't know :D)

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I'm running into some issues with the Genres/Categories.

I see, well I don't know exactly how Skraper stacks multiple categories, Arcadeflow category icons are made for MAME format, that is "Main Category/Sub Category". While the filtering system of Arcadeflow supports coma separated multiple categories, the images does not. The code is not in the layout.nut itself, but it's a function in the external file nut_picfunctions.nut, still in ARcadeflow home folder.
To make a long story short, the function strips the category name of all special characters and makes it lowercase, so for example "Action" category will point to "action.png", "Shooter/Flying-Vertical" to "shooterflyingvertical.png"

If you need further advice, please let me know! Oh and just now I was able to mount my Windows disk so... on with the XML integration :D