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satanicainc

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Old memories Theme/Layout - v1.0 downloadable
« on: August 17, 2020, 11:39:10 AM »
Hi,

Inspired by the Ioamiga and Amiga memories themes, I'm developing a new layout with multiple emulator detection, currently it has screens for Amiga, Daphne, Arcade, MSX, Megadrive, SNES, PSX and ScummVM emulators, and supports 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 screens (even 2k and 4k 16:9 and 16:10 screens)

















A short video of the layout can be watched here: https://youtu.be/M9lmPXk7hro

In a few days I'll release the first version
« Last Edit: August 20, 2020, 08:46:02 AM by satanicainc »

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Re: Old memories Theme/Layout - WIP
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2020, 08:41:02 AM »
Hi Again,

Here is the link to the first version:

https://mega.nz/file/JZxhjB4D#7dYDTJ6h3ukk3S8UvSS0mGIDUvFv7LyZoJ3fYT7nEEo


What do you need:

The layout uses the following config in your emulators:

For Arcade emulators (Mame, FBneo, Daphne or similar)

executable           [your executable]
args                 [your executable args]
workdir              [your workdir]
rompath              [your rompath]
romext               [emulator extensions]
system               Arcade //the name of your system
artwork    flyer           [your path to]/flyer
artwork    marquee         [your path to]/marquee
artwork    snap            [your path to]/snap
artwork    wheel           [your path to]/wheel


For the other emulators (MSX,PSX,SNES,MEGADRIVE,Amiga and SCUMMVM):

executable           [your executable]
args                 [your executable args]
workdir              [your workdir]
rompath              [your rompath]
romext               [emulator extensions]
system               Megadrive //the name of your system
artwork    box2dside       [your path to]/box2dside
artwork    flyer               [your path to]/flyer
artwork    snap               [your path to]/snap
artwork    wheel              [your path to]e/wheel


As you can see, the Arcade based screens uses Flyer, Marquee, snap and wheel artworks but the rest of the emulators used box2dside (the lateral of the gamebox). flyer, snap and wheel. You can use animated snaps or static snaps.

The layout detects automatically the size and aspect ratio of your monitor, and detects the emulator used basing of the name of the screen. I mean,

For MSX the Screen must named MSX
For Supernintendo the Screen must named SNES
For Megadrive/Genesis the Screen must named Megadrive
For MAME/FBneo the Screen must named Arcade
For Playstation/PSOne/PSX the Screen must named PSX
For Commodore Amiga the Screen must named Amiga
For ScummVM the Screen must named SCUMMVM
For Daphne the Screen must Named Daphne

You can create another emulator theme copying one of the created. For example you can use the ScummVM theme for DOS Games, in this case you can copy the folder [path to attract_mode]\layouts\OldMemories\objs\SCUMMVM to [path to attract_mode]\layouts\OldMemories\objs\DOS and create a new Screen with the name DOS (you need to modify the logo.png inside this new folder). Yes.. I can make it in the layout.nut code but I'll do that in the next version because I need some folder modifications too.

Some tricks:

You can change the default poster (flyer), snap, wheel, marquee and box2dside images used in the layout. These images are in [path to attract_mode]\layouts\OldMemories. You can use whatever images you want, but you need to respect the aspect ratio of the current images

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Re: Old memories Theme/Layout - v1.0 downloadable
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2020, 08:49:24 AM »
This really looks like a nice theme...another one I can't use (I'm 9:16 aspect.)

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Re: Old memories Theme/Layout - v1.0 downloadable
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2020, 10:55:17 AM »
Oh, sorry, I take it into account for the next version... 3:4, 9:16 and 10:16 aspect ratios..


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Re: Old memories Theme/Layout - v1.0 downloadable
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 02:40:45 AM »
This really looks like a nice theme...another one I can't use (I'm 9:16 aspect.)
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