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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2018, 10:02:48 AM »
That is exactly what does not work for me as u can see in the error above

! No XML output found, command: mame -listxml

Post your AM mame.cfg and let us know where you have mame installed.

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2018, 10:06:25 AM »
I m using retroarch for mame :/ ... Do I need the mame program ?

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2018, 10:17:38 AM »
I m using retroarch for mame :/ ... Do I need the mame program ?

Retroarch can't generate the listxml. You can use AM to scrape using thegamesdb.net to get the info or install the matching version of mame and do a "mame.exe -listxml > mame.xml" and then reference the file created in the "import_extras" line of the AM mame.cfg. Once this is done you can delete/remove the mame install if you don't want it.

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2018, 11:55:50 AM »
I m using retroarch for mame :/ ... Do I need the mame program ?

Retroarch can't generate the listxml. You can use AM to scrape using thegamesdb.net to get the info or install the matching version of mame and do a "mame.exe -listxml > mame.xml" and then reference the file created in the "import_extras" line of the AM mame.cfg. Once this is done you can delete/remove the mame install if you don't want it.

That step should be included in this guide ... in details. Finally works as it should now.

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2018, 01:34:34 PM »
It was not included because it was not written for that purpose. It was written from a raw single mame version. It was not written for people that use retropie on a PC..because I never knew you could do that at the time. My thought was why use a retroarch core for mame on a PC when you can use the stand alone exe which is more updated and runs better? Emulation Station using RetroPie can build a list from the games database (I think) (if you are off-line you are outta luck!)  Atrract Mode was not made that way..extra coding that was not needed at the time.
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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2018, 02:26:16 PM »

That step should be included in this guide ... in details. Finally works as it should now.

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #51 on: October 31, 2019, 06:09:02 PM »
hi guys, i need help!!!how i can to running Attract mode directly on pen drive? that is, indicate the paths is not necessary.
I would like of plug in my pen drive in any Pc with Atrract mode with emulators , roms, snaps wheels, etc... all ready to play.
Its possible?
thanks a lot for any help!



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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #52 on: November 01, 2019, 05:12:21 AM »
hi guys, i need help!!!how i can to running Attract mode directly on pen drive? that is, indicate the paths is not necessary.
I would like of plug in my pen drive in any Pc with Atrract mode with emulators , roms, snaps wheels, etc... all ready to play.
Its possible?
thanks a lot for any help!

Try it. Use relative paths in your config filers and make sure to pass the binary the —config option.

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #53 on: November 01, 2019, 06:48:58 PM »
hi guys, i need help!!!how i can to running Attract mode directly on pen drive? that is, indicate the paths is not necessary.
I would like of plug in my pen drive in any Pc with Atrract mode with emulators , roms, snaps wheels, etc... all ready to play.
Its possible?
thanks a lot for any help!

Try it. Use relative paths in your config filers and make sure to pass the binary the —config option.


sorry, i not undertand ...I thought that it was enough change the parameters in emulators notes... ???

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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.2.0-1
#
executable           C:\AttractMode\emulators\MAME/advmame.exe
args                 [name]
rompath              C:\AttractMode\emulators\MAME\roms
romext               .zip;.7z;.rar;<DIR>
system               MAME
info_source          thegamesdb.net
artwork    flyer           C:\AttractMode\emulators\MAME\flyers
artwork    marquee         C:\AttractMode\emulators\MAME\marquees
artwork    snap            C:\AttractMode\emulators\MAME\videos
artwork    wheel           C:\AttractMode\emulators\MAME\wheels
.....


 ???  here???

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #54 on: November 01, 2019, 08:55:56 PM »
Yes, all paths in such config files I would try relative. Then pass —config path to binary.

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Re: How to set up attract mode on a PC step by step
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2019, 08:53:51 AM »
Yes, all paths in such config files I would try relative. Then pass —config path to binary.

it would be possible you show me one example of config?