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linglang

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A few questions by a new member.
« on: April 07, 2019, 06:28:32 PM »
I use this attract mode front end to load a few Nesica games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JjhCpzmN7o

But the trouble is, it uses RocketLauncher to actually load the games, but that is a pain in the ... to configure.

So my question is, can attract mode, launch .exe files or shortcuts to a .bat / .exe directly ?
Which files determine that ?
Human readable, editable ?
Or is RocketLauncher a integral and needed part of Attract mode ?

I would like to try to use a lightweight AttractMode without the need for RocketLauncher if possible.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 06:33:51 PM by linglang »

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Re: A few questions by a new member.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 08:50:30 PM »
I use this attract mode front end to load a few Nesica games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JjhCpzmN7o

But the trouble is, it uses RocketLauncher to actually load the games, but that is a pain in the ... to configure.

So my question is, can attract mode, launch .exe files or shortcuts to a .bat / .exe directly ?
Yes
Which files determine that ?
\attractmode\emulators\<system>.cfg
Human readable, editable ?
Yes
Or is RocketLauncher a integral and needed part of Attract mode ?
No, but it can provide benefits

I would like to try to use a lightweight AttractMode without the need for RocketLauncher if possible.

example of MAME.cfg without Rocketlauncher
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.5.1
#
executable           \Emulators\MAME\mame64.exe
args                 [name]
rompath              \Roms\MAME
romext               .zip

example of MAME.cfg with Rocketlauncher
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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.5.1
#
executable           \RocketLauncher\Rocketlauncher.exe
args                 -s "MAME" -r "[name]" -p AttractMode -f "D:\AttractMode\attract.exe"
rompath              \Roms\MAME
romext               .zip
« Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 08:52:19 PM by progets »

hermine.potter

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Re: A few questions by a new member.
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 06:52:35 AM »
@linglang
RocketLauncher is not necessary to use AM.
See here starting windows_games via links-files and batch-files.
AM Version : 2.4.0
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : WindowsXP x86 SP3
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 4GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualboy