Author Topic: Arcadeflow theme v 10.7 [Release] Updated 28 June 2021  (Read 201126 times)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.9 [Release] Updated 22 February 2021
« Reply #1245 on: March 12, 2021, 09:36:24 AM »
Quick update for what's going on behind the scene, mostly for people that are not on the Discord channel...

Arcadeflow 10.0 is shaping up pretty well, this will be a huge update release.

First of all the archive format will change from .tar.gz back to .zip; you'll receive a notification when it's available, but you'll have to manually download and unpack it, just for this version.

The greatest addition will be an internal scraping engine based on screenscraper.fr, this will allow you to get metadata and/or media for your romlists, in a format that's Attract Mode and Arcadeflow friendly. I'm ironing out the many quirks that a process like this can have, so stay tuned for the final release :)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 9.9 [Release] Updated 15 March 2021
« Reply #1246 on: March 15, 2021, 01:12:59 AM »
Arcadeflow 10.0 is out!

You can now scrape metadata and media for your romlist directly from Arcadeflow options page, using screenscraper.fr database. Be careful since this is an initial release for the feature, and consider that it's at the moment tailored for console and computer games, not all arcade metadata will be scraped.

Because of a change in the update routine, this will not auto-download or auto-install, you should manually download and unpack the zip from the website: http://www.mixandmatch.it/AF/#100

Enjoy!
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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1247 on: March 25, 2021, 08:22:01 AM »
Arcadeflow 10.1 is out!

Scraping of arcade games is now supported, together with crc based database match. Also, now scraping should work on Windows too :D Enjoy!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1248 on: March 25, 2021, 08:22:16 AM »
Arcadeflow 10.1 is out!

Scraping of arcade games is now supported, together with crc based database match. Also, now scraping should work on Windows too :D Enjoy!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1249 on: March 31, 2021, 12:34:53 PM »
Hello Paolo !!! As always , thank you for your work !!

I want to inform you about a bug (maybe) ... I had selected an mp3 track for bgm and when the track end , AM crash ... Ive just tried with some other tracks and i had same result ...

anyway your work is awesome ;)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1250 on: March 31, 2021, 02:32:47 PM »
Hello Paolo !!! As always , thank you for your work !!

I want to inform you about a bug (maybe) ... I had selected an mp3 track for bgm and when the track end , AM crash ... Ive just tried with some other tracks and i had same result ...

anyway your work is awesome ;)

Thank you for spotting that issue, I'll see if it can be replicated, I know there may be an issue with looping sounds. Let me have a look at it :)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1251 on: April 01, 2021, 01:02:20 AM »
I want to inform you about a bug (maybe) ... I had selected an mp3 track for bgm and when the track end , AM crash ... Ive just tried with some other tracks and i had same result ...

This happens on my test rig too, the end of the mp3 crashes AM with a "Bus error: 10" error. This is related to the loop property of the audio, if I disable that everything works fine, but of course the audio stops after a while. I thought I could use the .time and .duration properties to intercept the end of the mp3 and avoid the crash, but it seems both return "0" so I have no way to manage this at the moment. As a safety measure I'll disable the loop for background music, even if it makes no sense :D

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1252 on: April 02, 2021, 01:10:40 AM »
Hello Paolo !!! Thanks for your eplanation, but for me is an alien language :D :D

anyway for me that issue is not important because i solved with a modified mp3 track in loop for 30 minutes ... So i have all the time for select a game and when i return to the layout the music restarts !

Thank you for your attention ! :D :D

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1253 on: April 02, 2021, 01:14:45 AM »
anyway for me that issue is not important because i solved with a modified mp3 track in loop for 30 minutes ... So i have all the time for select a game and when i return to the layout the music restarts !

Actually I was able to solve the issue with a bit of help from Yaron2019 :) AF 10.2 will loop without crashing, hopefully it will be out next week

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1254 on: April 02, 2021, 02:16:58 PM »
Do you think it would be possible to integrate the possibility to randomize the BGM music? e.g. shuffle an m3u list or play a random file from a BGM music folder?
I'm using a rather large (>60min) mp3 and have some more files I'd love to add as BGM music to the theme. For now I always hear more or less always the same part of that file.

Especially great would be that an BGM mp3 keeps playing even if you switch from one Display to another, as long you have the same BGM configured for that Display
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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1255 on: April 05, 2021, 10:30:42 AM »
Do you think it would be possible to integrate the possibility to randomize the BGM music? e.g. shuffle an m3u list or play a random file from a BGM music folder?

Shouldn't be too difficult to implement... what's the best option for you? Shuffle through the mp3s in a folder, or shuffle a m3u file?

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Especially great would be that an BGM mp3 keeps playing even if you switch from one Display to another, as long you have the same BGM configured for that Display

If you use ARcadeflow for all your displays music should not stop when changing display

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1256 on: April 05, 2021, 02:47:36 PM »
I guess shuffling mp3's in a folder would be the very easiest way.

Seems that on my machine it stops/restarts audio on some certain screens. I'll investigate that further and let you know.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.1 [Release] Updated 25 March 2021
« Reply #1257 on: April 06, 2021, 03:02:53 AM »
I guess shuffling mp3's in a folder would be the very easiest way.

Seems that on my machine it stops/restarts audio on some certain screens. I'll investigate that further and let you know.

I've implemented an option like this: you set a bgm mp3 as usual, if you enable the "randomize background tune" option then the layout will scan the folder from where you added the mp3 and play a random mp3 from that folder. Seems to be working fine.

As for the displays if you see the AF logo and the whole layout is reloading, then for some reason it couldn't "quick change" the display, and the music will restart

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.2 [Release] Updated 8 April 2021
« Reply #1258 on: April 08, 2021, 08:04:29 AM »
Arcadeflow updated to version 10.2!

This new version adds German translation, plus speed improvement related to scraping and media download.

Enjoy!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.2 [Release] Updated 8 April 2021
« Reply #1259 on: April 15, 2021, 01:02:53 PM »
Hi zpaolo11x !

Long time no post from me, because I wasn't on my arcade cabinet for a while !
I decided to update my ArcadeFlow (I was on ArcadeFlow 9.0  ::)
Just install the new version and the features you added are awesome ! Again, thanks for your work !

But I got a strange bug ( ;D)
When I open my Steam section, every game is marked as unavailable, and I can't launch them.
If I choose ArcadeFlow 9.0 to display my Steam Games, everything is fine, no more unavailable games and I can play them (without any change in my Steam emulator config)
Do I miss something with Steam category now ?