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Jimbo

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Hide emulator...
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:22:47 AM »
Hello, I'm French so I have the text translated on Google. Sorry if there are translation errors. I have been browsing the internet for a long time and I can't find a solution. I have Attract-Mode and everything is fine. However, some emulators like nullDC, Dolphin or even Model2 displays a window before launching a game or a screen with the name of the emulator roughly marked for nullDC. I tried plugins like "NOW LOADING", but the emulator goes over... So there would not be a way to delay the passage in the background of Attract-Mode where to add a black screen first plan over the emulator that launches? Thank you so much.  :'(

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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 08:31:59 AM »
Configure-->Emulators-->(system)-->Non-Blocking Wait Mode = X

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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 11:23:31 AM »
Thanks for your reply,  :) but that doesn't solve my problem. :( By changing this option, I gain a delay at the exit of the emulator which I do not need. I want to hide the emulator launch windows that appear on top of Attract-Mode before launching the game. Another idea?

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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 06:56:33 PM »
If you use windows the only way is Rocket launcher, which is too much to solve only the fade in fade out problem, but I have not encountered any better way.

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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 12:27:53 AM »
Thank you for that answer. Am I forced to abandon my Attract-Mode which I took time to build and start over on Rocket-Launcher? :'(

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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 04:58:48 AM »
not at all  ;D

I'm using Attractmode together with rocket launcher.

from mame.cfg

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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.5.1
#
executable           ..\RocketLauncher\RocketLauncher.exe
args                 -s "[emulator]" -r "[name]" -p AttractMode -f "..\attract\attract.exe"
rompath              ..\roms\mame2003
romext               .zip;.7z;<DIR>
system               mame
info_source          listxml
import_extras        ..\listextra\2003\catver.ini;..\listextra\\2003\nplayers.ini;..\listextra\2003\mame2003-plus.xml
exit_hotkey          Escape
artwork    flyer           ..\media\mame\flyer
artwork    marquee         ..\media\mame\marquees
artwork    snap            ..\media\mame\videos;..\media\mame\snap
artwork    wheel           ..\media\mame\wheel


Useful if you want to launch different emulators, Retroarch cores etc.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 05:01:24 AM by beccobunsen »

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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 12:03:55 AM »
Ok thank you, I will try! It will be complicated I think ... ;D

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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 12:45:07 AM »
Ok thank you, I will try! It will be complicated I think ... ;D

RocketLauncher accomplishes this by using a .ahk (AutoHotkey) scripts.

Some options would be:
create an AutoHotkey script to launch your games
create an AutoIt script to launch your games
use RocketLauncher but not a full RocketLauncher setup (only configure the emulator(s) that have special needs and use the native emulator command lines that don't have issues)
use a full RocketLauncher setup (this can be more complex)

If you want to get hardcore RocketLauncher can be helpful with several other problematic emulators (including pinball) as well as provide addition features if you have a full setup. Check out this thread http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=2401.msg16418#msg16418
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Re: Hide emulator...
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 05:47:08 AM »
I have a mother-in-law-in-law relationship whit RL. It's a overbloated mess (sorry) ;)
I only came to RL because I couldn't stand the transition to the game in windows .... , i try every fix in AM. I needed an app for attractmode==> game transition..but it doesn't exist..or at least I don't know it. Sure i can use Linux (which i use with servers and desktop), but i want a portable solution whitout start distro on boot.
As a programmer I am quite a mess, otherwise I would have created a simple graphic layer for the transition to the game.