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FrizzleFried

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Opacity - A Low-res Vertical Layout
« on: March 31, 2019, 06:35:11 AM »
I've just posted Opacity... a new low-res vertical layout that works for the PC and the Pi (and likely the Mac) designed primarily for arcade monitor use...

You can read more about it at my blog site HERE.
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Re: Opacity - A Low-res Vertical Layout
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 01:59:08 PM »
Hi FrizzleFried, How do I populate the Rom details at the bottom of the layout ie buttons, num of players, category.

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Re: Opacity - A Low-res Vertical Layout
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 03:11:52 PM »
Hi FrizzleFried, How do I populate the Rom details at the bottom of the layout ie buttons, num of players, category.

Your ROMLISTS must include this data.  I use the machine available here:

http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/

Create your custom ROMLIST then change "mame" (the default emulator) to "mame078", "advmame", "fba" or whatever emulator you want to assign that list to...

Sounds harder than it is.  I should make a video of it one day.
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Re: Opacity - A Low-res Vertical Layout
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 10:12:06 PM »
Great - I found the romlist, made an edit to 1941 and it showed up on the layout. 
I generated a list on http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/ for "Cabinet: cocktail/upright".  The resulting list was much bigger than the 800 roms I actually have.  I'm sure I can use a Vlookup in excel to whittle the list down to something more accurate.

Thanks for the direction.

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Re: Opacity - A Low-res Vertical Layout
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 08:54:28 AM »
Great - I found the romlist, made an edit to 1941 and it showed up on the layout. 
I generated a list on http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/ for "Cabinet: cocktail/upright".  The resulting list was much bigger than the 800 roms I actually have.  I'm sure I can use a Vlookup in excel to whittle the list down to something more accurate.

Thanks for the direction.

Yeah,  there are plenty of tools to work on the list.  Also of note... you can cause different games to load in different emulators by simply adjusting the "MAME" field to whatever name emulator you have setup in attract-mode.

For example.,  my "Laser Disc Games" list has games that run off Daphne and games that run off GroovyMAME in the same list.

Some folks don't realize this is easily done.
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