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Zebidee

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What theme/layout designer do you use for AM?
« on: March 23, 2020, 04:45:57 PM »
Hi everyone

I'm new to AM and this forum so big hello to you all, though some of you may know me from other arcade-related forums. Big thankyou to akafox for all the hard work putting together a great frontend  8)

I've used other frontends like MameWAH before, and one of the things I liked about MameWAH was that it was bundled with a simple layout designer that I could use to tweak my custom layouts for each arcade cab. Because I use CRT TVs and arcade monitors in my cabs, and each one has its own unique weirdness (overscan, modes etc.), I like to tailor/tweak my layouts to suit while actually at the cab.

So my question is: what GUI-based theme/layout designer do people use? I'm aware of the AMBuilder online theme designer (not sure this is still maintained), but is there something available that I can use on a cab/locally?

Thinking it might be a good idea to pin a thread listing what AM theme designer tools are out there, to help noobs like me.

Cheers, Z.

keilmillerjr

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Re: What theme/layout designer do you use for AM?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 06:55:08 PM »
None. Overscan shouldn’t be an issue if the layout programmer has that in mind. Space near window edges, thin lines, and font size need attention.

Zebidee

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Re: What theme/layout designer do you use for AM?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 08:43:58 PM »
Thanks Keilmillerjr, I thought as much!

I'll have to have a go at importing my MameWAH layouts to AM.