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Leonardo Physicist

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Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« on: December 08, 2019, 04:05:06 PM »
I love Attractmode and its themes, but most o them are specific to 4:3 or 5:4 resolutions.

To make Attractmode more inclusive I'm making all default layouts resolution free. Just type your resolution on the theme customization menu and everything re-scales and re-positions to look fine on your screen.

At the moment, only Orbit is done. I'll update the post as I adapt the others.


I hope this helps other makers to make their themes resolution free. Free the resolutions!!! 8)

Obviously I didn't tested every single possible resolution, so any bugs or miss positions/scales post down below.

Regards.

Leonardo Physicist

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Re: Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 04:11:10 PM »
In bigger resolutions things don't need to be as big to look fine.
If you think like me, the following version scales logarithmically with the resolution (instead of linearly)


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Re: Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 04:54:00 PM »
Interesting. Screen shot for 9:16 4k?

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Re: Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 06:27:18 PM »
I make my theme based on percentages. Its resolution, aspect and orientation independent. Not sure why more people don't go with a similar approach.

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Re: Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 05:55:59 AM »
All of the themes I create are geared for a 16x9 resolution.  I don't have anyway to test/create for 4x3/5x4 resolutions.

I also use percentages within the layout.nut file to keep things properly scaled.

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Re: Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 09:07:25 AM »
I love Attractmode and its themes, but most o them are specific to 4:3 or 5:4 resolutions.

To make Attractmode more inclusive I'm making all default layouts resolution free. Just type your resolution on the theme customization menu and everything re-scales and re-positions to look fine on your screen.

At the moment, only Orbit is done. I'll update the post as I adapt the others.


I hope this helps other makers to make their themes resolution free. Free the resolutions!!! 8)

Obviously I didn't tested every single possible resolution, so any bugs or miss positions/scales post down below.

Regards.

Awesome! I want to adapt my themes (At-The-Arcade and Vintage-DOS) to be resolution free. What parts of the code from the code you released should I use?

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Re: Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 10:11:18 AM »
All of the themes I create are geared for a 16x9 resolution.  I don't have anyway to test/create for 4x3/5x4 resolutions.

I also use percentages within the layout.nut file to keep things properly scaled.

Yes, you do. Change mode to window no border and edit position/size in window.am file.

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Re: Default layouts with arbitrary resolution
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 05:29:43 AM »
First time I tried attract mode, I rejected it because almost no theme was working in the not very mainstream resolution of my galaxy book..
Months later I gave attract mode a second chance,  finding out that by changing the resolution in the code, almost every theme was working, and scaled perfectly in full screen..