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iOtero

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Blue Ring AM Theme --> From MALA/Mamewah to Attract-Mode.
« on: September 29, 2018, 05:51:47 AM »
"Blue Ring AM" Theme

Updated 10/01/2018 Change font layout.

I have seen that Nevincho recommended us the MALA Blue Ring  theme --Copyright (c) 2015 Andrew Mickelson-- for use in Attract-Mode.

And seeing the video i told myself if this theme does not have any mystery ...

So i've encoded it from scratch in Squirrel and i've added something to it.

Now, you can choose to use wheel or marquee at the top of the window (with animations or whitout them), you can use the keyboard search of liquid8d, you can use scanlines in the videos or not and you have the option to put more information on the games, or not.

With the keys up and down you change the game and with the left and right you change the genre (if this does not work like this, you would have to define left and right as a previous filter and a next filter in the Attract-Mode controls configuration).

Here is the thread of Nevincho: http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=2474.0

Here you can download the theme: https://mega.nz/#!apNx2aQB!hYC34VoLKIxRQ3czDWBj1F7CMA1eDX3BT4T9mBLDD2I

And this is a video of how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HITBxdFn0fo

« Last Edit: Yesterday at 01:31:14 PM by iOtero »
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 09:38:40 PM »
There is no mystery of course. The idea was to show that there is a nice theme from another system that is convenient to use in AM with a small add-on. The original has no additional images.

You've done a great job, but down somewhat the wheel art and make the 11-roll sheet as it is in the original.

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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 05:19:27 AM »
I just wanted to say that there is no need to use MALA layouts in AM, which is easy to do the coding.

I like the theme, and of course i modified it a bit, i did not intend to make an exact copy.

I did not mean to bother anyone. If i have done it, i am sorry and i apologize.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 05:42:56 AM »
I just wanted to say that there is no need to use MALA layouts in AM, which is easy to do the coding.

I like the theme, and of course i modified it a bit, i did not intend to make an exact copy.

I did not mean to bother anyone. If i have done it, i am sorry and i apologize.

I'm not offended. I do not understand coding, and it's easier for me to modify a MaLa layouts with MaLa App. And the things i mentioned as differences are just because i can not fix them myself.

Sorry for bad english
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 05:52:15 AM »
And if I came to know that the theme was originally yours, I would have asked for your permission before doing so, but I had no way of relating Nevincho to A. D.

If you tell me, I modify it as you want, and I even delete it from the forum.

(Y en cuanto al mal ingl├ęs, si no fuera por el google translator...  :-[)

And as for the bad English, if it were not for the Google translator...  :-[
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 07:07:05 AM »
You dont need my permission to make changes, you actually did a very great job!

I was just thinking can you make the changes on my last post? Sorry if I sounded mean in my last post.

By the way, this layout is made by someone speacially for MaLa FE, but project MaLa is abondoned... And the webpage dosent exist anymore.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2018, 07:14:28 AM by nevincho »
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 08:26:31 AM »
Attract-Mode does not allow changing the spacing between lines of your listbox, they all have the same. So if I put it with 11 lines, the list covers part of the middle selector of the list, that's why it's with 9. I attach images so you can see it.

What I have done is to occupy more space in the list and change the font for another more readable.

If you're worth it, tell me and upload the changes to mega. If you want something more, just say it, if it is within my reach, I will.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 09:58:59 AM »
Ok, thank you.

Leave the version with 9 rows
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 12:40:25 PM »
Updated 10/01/2018 Change font layout and minor changes.
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 01:16:13 AM »
Have you ever thought of doing this theme in a Vertical style.

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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 01:52:36 AM »
Have you ever thought of doing this theme in a Vertical style.

I do not have the original PSD of the theme in MALA, and only with the PNG would it be very complicated for me.
If I got the PSDs, I could try.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 04:45:08 AM »
Have you ever thought of doing this theme in a Vertical style.

I do not have the original PSD of the theme in MALA, and only with the PNG would it be very complicated for me.
If I got the PSDs, I could try.

This is original files downloaded from MaLa web page. But no PSD.
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 09:05:04 AM »
The psd will have the author of the original theme.

Now i'm very involved with a bootable image for pi with atract-mode and only with raspbian and attract-mode, without retropie, lakka, recalbox, nor batocera, nor emulationstation...

And i find it quite complicated to perform...

but when i have a free time, i will try a vertical version of this layout, although i can not guarantee anything... :D
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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 01:10:12 PM »
The psd will have the author of the original theme.

Now i'm very involved with a bootable image for pi with atract-mode and only with raspbian and attract-mode, without retropie, lakka, recalbox, nor batocera, nor emulationstation...

And i find it quite complicated to perform...

but when i have a free time, i will try a vertical version of this layout, although i can not guarantee anything... :D

Same thing I did. Setup works perfect. Can release image when I can manage to save $40 for the sdclone app. I should probably release the guide I assembled.

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Re: "Blue Ring AM" Theme
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 08:30:36 PM »
...when I can manage to save $40 for the sdclone app.

There are plenty of free apps that can copy/clone a sd card.

Windows - Win32DiskImager - https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
Mac - ApplePi-Baker - https://www.tweaking4all.com/software/macosx-software/macosx-apple-pi-baker/
Linux - console using the native "dd" command

You might want to also check out PiShrink (https://github.com/Drewsif/PiShrink) which can make your image smaller by truncating all the empty/blank space in the image then expanding the file system to fit the next sd card on first boot.
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