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Attract-Mode Support => Themes => Topic started by: kent79 on March 01, 2021, 04:08:25 AM

Title: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.13 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on March 01, 2021, 04:08:25 AM
GAMERS SYSTEM dosen't only retro video game frontend. It is multiple retro entertainment systems inluding JukeBox, eCarddass and FrontEnd. All items is my favourite in young age.  It brought back many of pleasant memories. So, I would like to share it to all.

The download package dosen't contain any Music Videos, Roms, Cards, Background Music & HD artworks. You need to collect its by yourself.

Hope you enjoy the system and give me advise. Thanks  :)

Navigation Menu:
1. Overview & download link - post#1
2. Screenshoot - post#1 #2
3. Setup Guide for Menu & Screensaver - post#3
4. Setup Guide for JukeBox & Video Game FrontEnd - post#4
5. Setup Guide for eCarddass  - post#5

Version 1.0 demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3TNynjyh7g

Download link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i5jc1mwh853njjp/GAMERS%20v2.0.zip?dl=0
Title: GAMERS SYSTEM v1.0
Post by: kent79 on March 01, 2021, 04:08:42 AM
 :)
Title: GAMERS SYSTEM v1.0
Post by: kent79 on March 02, 2021, 01:50:47 AM
Setup Guide I (Menu & Screensaver)

Download latest Gamers System zip file. Uncompress and replace orginial where under AM folder

1. Apply Display Menu
Tab-> Displays-> Displays Menu Options-> Menu Styles/Layout-> Select "GAMERS_MENU" Layout

2. Edit number of games for each system
Using text editor open system_info.ini under GAMERS_MENU folder and then for editing

3. Apply for system artwork working
Under menu-art folder, Change artowrk resources file name to same with your system under fanart, flyer, snap, marquee folder

4. Disable Attarct Mode bulitin Screen Saver timeout
Tab-> Screen Saver-> Set Screen Saver timeout value to 0
Title: GAMERS SYSTEM v1.0
Post by: kent79 on March 04, 2021, 01:19:18 AM
Setup Guide II (JukeBox & Video Game FrontEnd)

1. attract cfg file setup sample
Code: [Select]
display MAME
layout               GAMERS_DEFAULT
romlist              MAME
in_cycle             yes
in_menu              yes
filter               All
filter               Favourites
rule                 Favourite equals 1

2. Emulators cfg file setup sample

a. JukeBox / Video Game FrontEnd setting
Code: [Select]
artwork    flyer           ..\am\emu\AMV\flyer
artwork    wheel          ..\am\emu\AMV\wheel
artwork    hdart           ..\am\emu\AMV\hdart
artwork    snap           ..\am\emu\AMV\flyer;..\am\emu\AMV\video

b. Video Game FrontEnd setting
Code: [Select]
artwork    flyer           ..\am\emu\FC\flyer
artwork    wheel          ..\am\emu\FC\wheel
artwork    hdart           ..\am\emu\FC\hdart
artwork    snap             ..\am\emu\FC\snap;..\am\emu\FC\video

3. Setup background music for each system
You may put mp3 background music in ..\layouts\GAMERS_DEFAULT\bgMusic folder and the file name is same as each system name.

4. Apply System Display
Tab-> Displays-> [SYSTEM]-> Layout-> Select "GAMERS_DEFAULT" Layout

5. Setup flyer & hdart artwork images for each game
Put flyer images to ..\am\emu\AMV\flyer, the file name is same as game name
Put hdart images to ..\am\emu\AMV\hdart, the file name is same as game name (Optional)

6. Setup Screen Saver
Tab-> Displays-> [SYSTEM]-> Layout-> Layout Options-> set Screen Saver timeout value as you like
Title: GAMERS SYSTEM v1.0
Post by: kent79 on March 14, 2021, 01:04:14 AM
Setup Guide III (eCarddass)

1. attract cfg file setup sample
Code: [Select]
display CARDDASS
layout               GAMERS_CARDDASS
romlist              CARDDASS
in_cycle             yes
in_menu              yes
filter               All
filter               Favourites
rule                 Favourite equals 1

2. Emulators cfg file setup sample
Code: [Select]
artwork    flyer           ..\am\emu\CARDDASS\flyer
artwork    flyerhv         ..\am\emu\CARDDASS\flyerHori;..\am\emu\CARDDASS\flyerVert
artwork    flyerhvs        ..\am\emu\CARDDASS\flyerHori;..\am\emu\CARDDASS\flyerVert

3. Handle of Cards
a. Put all cards to ..\CARDDASS\flyer
b. Copy all Vertical cards to ..\CARDDASS\flyerVert
c. Copy all Horizontal cards to ..\CARDDASS\flyerHori , then using photo batch tool to rotation all cards to +90 degree, it means let Horizontal cards to Vertical.

4. Setup background music for each system
You may put mp3 background music in ..\layouts\GAMERS_DEFAULT\bgMusic folder and the file name is same as each system name.

5. Apply CARDDASS Display
Tab-> Displays-> [SYSTEM]-> Layout-> Select "GAMERS_CARDDASS" Layout

6. Setup key to open Carddass Station
Tab-> Displays-> CARDDASS-> Layout-> Layout Options-> set Controls key to open carddass station

7. Setup Screen Saver
Tab-> Displays-> CARDDASS-> Layout-> Layout Options-> set Screen Saver timeout value as you like
Title: Re: AM High Score HD Theme 2.0 (Full package 417MB)
Post by: jedione on March 14, 2021, 01:23:31 PM
 i realy like this.....dl know....not shure if it is the vid capture...  but that pulsing on the selected.... is not right for my brain..small stuff i can tweek or change...
as always good stuff ..and a hats off..bro
Title: Re: AM High Score HD Theme 2.0 (Full package 417MB)
Post by: kent79 on March 14, 2021, 06:00:37 PM
i realy like this.....dl know....not shure if it is the vid capture...  but that pulsing on the selected.... is not right for my brain..small stuff i can tweek or change...
as always good stuff ..and a hats off..bro

The latest update may be solved pulsing issue, or you may try to change Transition Time to 120 or smaller in menu layout options.  Welcome to share your idea or solution :)
Title: Re: AM High Score HD Theme 2.0 (Full package 474MB)
Post by: kent79 on March 16, 2021, 11:14:26 PM
Add 3do, master system resources & update atari 2600, fc, fds, snes images with crt tv
Title: Re: AM High Score HD Theme 2.0 (Full package 483MB)
Post by: kent79 on March 17, 2021, 09:07:03 PM
Since I can't see anyone to make ps3 & switch of hyperspin intro videos. So it makes by Myseft

Hyperspin Intro Video ► Nitendo Switch
https://youtu.be/EDaOO7lqsX8

Hyperspin Intro Video ► Sony PlayStation 3
https://youtu.be/5vLrMvEbv5g

This theme package also updated switch ps3 intro videos, that is revised verson with system bootup screen. You may try to download. Thanks.
Title: Re: AM High Score HD Theme 2.0 (Full package 490MB)
Post by: kent79 on March 19, 2021, 09:01:24 AM
I have updated all system artwork images & theme menu layout.nut. It recommned download all again. Thanks.

Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.0 (Finial Build)
Post by: bundangdon on March 24, 2021, 04:58:43 AM
The download link seems to be down. Has it been moved?
Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.0 (Finial Build)
Post by: kent79 on March 24, 2021, 06:56:08 AM
The download link seems to be down. Has it been moved?

The link is updated. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.0 (Finial Build)
Post by: bundangdon on March 25, 2021, 12:02:59 AM
The download link seems to be down. Has it been moved?

The link is updated. Thanks. :)

Got it. Great work and thanks a lot for sharing this theme!
Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.0 (Finial Build)
Post by: LegalDrokz on May 14, 2021, 01:42:21 AM
I like this theme a lot, very nice usage of effects in both the system selections screen as well as the game select screen. I've downloaded the (latest?) layout from your dropbox in the OP. There are a couple of things I would really like to know how you have achieved it:

1) the black text outline on the gametitles. I have similar functionality in the theme I'm working on but it is based on a shader. I dont see any shaders in your code, how did you create the effect?

2) the pulsing outline on the game titlles. I'm guessing it uses the same technique as the outline code but adds an animation somewhere?

 PS. are you on discord as well?
Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.0 (Finial Build)
Post by: kent79 on May 16, 2021, 05:34:04 PM
I like this theme a lot, very nice usage of effects in both the system selections screen as well as the game select screen. I've downloaded the (latest?) layout from your dropbox in the OP. There are a couple of things I would really like to know how you have achieved it:

1) the black text outline on the gametitles. I have similar functionality in the theme I'm working on but it is based on a shader. I dont see any shaders in your code, how did you create the effect?

2) the pulsing outline on the game titlles. I'm guessing it uses the same technique as the outline code but adds an animation somewhere?

 PS. are you on discord as well?

Yes, There is no any special skills, just be a trickly.

The magic is  :P

1. Great a new surface and then add game titlles in there
Code: [Select]
local surface_bgText = fe.add_surface( 1920, 1080 );

2. Add animation for game titlles surface
Code: [Select]
animation.add( PropertyAnimation(surface_bgText,   {when = Transition.StartLayout, property = "color", start = { red = 0, green = 0, blue = 255 }, end = { red = 3, green = 200, blue = 255 }, time = 300, delay = 100, pulse=true }));
Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.4.1 (Finial Build)
Post by: arthurvalenca on June 24, 2021, 05:48:15 PM
Man, link broken.
Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.4.1 (Finial Build)
Post by: kent79 on June 24, 2021, 07:11:42 PM
Man, link broken.

fixed. Thanks
Title: Re: AM High Score HD (Hi-Res) Theme 2.7 (Finial Build)
Post by: kent79 on October 16, 2021, 03:34:03 AM
Hi All, Since I would like to consolidate all materials. This post will be hold on and I will update again once completed  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, E-Carddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on October 18, 2021, 04:05:45 PM
Hi All,

The theme is finally repacked and releas.  Name is changed to "GAMERS SYSTEM". There is not only combine with Carddass function. There is some ajustment on whole system. So, we would like to recommend all current user update it to latest version. Thanks & Enjoy  ;D

One more thing, since I lack of skill to make a attractive video, if someone have interest to make a video trailer for this system. Please let me know. Thank you.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on October 20, 2021, 06:09:22 PM
Dear All,

Sorry, I find out there is some mistake on pervious download package. I have updated. If you don't want to download full package again. Please download below attactment and override carddass's layout.nut. Thanks.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on November 04, 2021, 08:21:04 PM
Updated to fix GUI issue while in linux system and craddass sound issue. please override all files again.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on November 08, 2021, 02:12:03 PM
The scanline artwork is updated. If you don't want to download full package again. Please download attach to replace it on GAMERS_DEFAULT & GAMERS_CARDDASS_DBZ. Thanks.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Benoit33 on November 14, 2021, 06:35:47 AM
hi !

i custom the theme with wheel logo and custom colors.

(https://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet890px/20211114153612-Benoit33-attract.png) (https://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20211114153612-Benoit33-attract.png)
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: JonathanArcadeBitsorld on November 22, 2021, 03:13:13 AM
Hello, the link is broken, could you please update it? I love the theme good work !!!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on November 22, 2021, 05:55:08 AM
Hello, the link is broken, could you please update it? I love the theme good work !!!!!

Updated. Pleae try  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Benoit33 on November 22, 2021, 09:49:01 AM
hi !

when i press escape from the menu list i have the "configure layout" how can i undo that?

best regards

Benoit
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on November 22, 2021, 07:01:19 PM
hi !

when i press escape from the menu list i have the "configure layout" how can i undo that?

best regards

Benoit

The reason is layout design. You only exit the theme on menu's exit banner.

If you really want to cancel it, you may edit layout.nut file as below

Code: [Select]
//case "back":
// fe.signal( "layout_options" );
// return true;

Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v1.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Benoit33 on November 24, 2021, 02:22:37 AM
perfect.

it's good with your method.

thanks for the work. very good theme

my customisation. click to enlarge

(https://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet890px/20211124112942-Benoit33-theme.png) (https://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20211124112942-Benoit33-theme.png)
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 18, 2021, 08:32:45 PM
Year of 2022 is coming. We would like to update system to  v2.0. There is a big change of layout. The favourite list can be shown on same screen finally. You can select favourite items in easy way now. Please make sure replace "GAMERS_DEFAULT" & "screensaver" folder and update attract cfg setting

Code: [Select]
display MAME
layout               GAMERS_DEFAULT
romlist              MAME
in_cycle             yes
in_menu              yes
filter               All
filter               Favourites
rule                 Favourite equals 1

Enjoy!  ;)

New default theme features:
- Easy navigate items by grid layout
- support displaying favourite filter
- background color can be customised by user
- game name can support displaying English, Janpanese, Chinese
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.0 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 19, 2021, 01:08:41 PM
The package is upload again since I find some issue on pervious. Pleae download again. Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.1 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 21, 2021, 05:37:41 PM
Update to v2.1

 - Change the grid artwork to be preserve_aspect_ratio
-  enhanement of UI desgin

If you upgrade the syste, please override default theme & screen saver folders

Please make sure cfg file as below format

Code: [Select]
artwork    flyer           ..\am\emu\FC\flyer
artwork    hdart           ..\am\emu\fc\hdart
artwork    snap            ..\am\emu\FC\snap;..\am\emu\FC\video
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.2 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 22, 2021, 04:24:11 AM
Update to v2.2

- add favourite control & tips message
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.3 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 24, 2021, 04:11:44 PM
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year  :)

The system updated to v2.3
- simplify editing number of games showing in menu
You may use text editor open system_info.ini under GAMERS_MENU folder and then edit it.

- optimize of coding

We reommend you delete all orginial files and then replace all new. Thanks.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.4 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 25, 2021, 02:56:54 PM
Update to v.24

- fixed grid artwork align issue
- the layout UI is some ajustment

Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.5 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 26, 2021, 03:21:26 PM
Update to v2.5

- remove grid artwork black ground
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.5 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: bundangdon on December 27, 2021, 05:19:36 AM
Tried to download the latest update but DropBox says "This item was deleted"  :o
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.5 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 27, 2021, 06:29:38 AM
Tried to download the latest update but DropBox says "This item was deleted"  :o

Updated
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.6 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 27, 2021, 11:20:14 PM
Updated to v2.6
- fixed incorrect sound while on default theme startup 
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.5 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: bundangdon on December 28, 2021, 05:06:31 AM
Tried to download the latest update but DropBox says "This item was deleted"  :o

Updated

Got it now. Thanks!
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.7 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 28, 2021, 11:18:33 PM
Updated to version 2.7
- fixed index issue
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.8 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on December 31, 2021, 03:08:42 AM
Updated to version 2.8
- fixed game title can't change status when switching
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.9 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 03, 2022, 03:24:26 PM
Updated to version 2.9
- default theme UI adjustment
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 04, 2022, 04:55:37 AM
Updated to version 2.10
- default theme UI adjustment again , add finger artwork
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 06, 2022, 09:34:06 AM
*** Update ***

Well I have downloaded it. A confusing mess that does not work well.

1) Sort out your file system before zipping, it needs to be more plug and play
2) Low quality graphics for some of them
3) No sound on some videos
4) Low quality videos on most
5) The menu system needs far too much work to produce graphics at a vertical level, horizontal is always better. I do not want to do a lot of graphic work or the end user does not want to keep doing graphics
6) The card system thing looked good, but did not work for me
7) The default theme never even worked, no graphics to view

It took me less time to delete it, than it did for me to download and try it.

It honestly looks a lot better in the screen shots, than it did in real life. I honestly had high hopes that I would use this, but sadly that is not the case.

Sorry for being blunt, but you need honest feedback.

*** Update Over ***


I am just downloading this now, and I will give you 100% honest feedback on what I see.

However, to start the feedback before it has even downloaded.

1) You have a lot of Japanese Manga/Anime stuff going on in the first few screenshots, that looks amazing fantastic.
1a) However, in later screen shots that seems to have gone and replaced with just a boring bland Western view.

You really need to keep the Japanese, Manga, Anime theme going all through the skin. It really catches the eye and makes it stand out.

The whole strength of what I have seen is that Japanese look. It makes it stand out from the rest.

Just to congratulate you though for creating a skin, as this does not look easy to do so, it is a shame, that the front end did not have a better skinning method.

Regards

Mark
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 06, 2022, 07:02:17 PM
Mark

First, thank you for your advise. I would like to reply you one by one

1) Sort out your file system before zipping, it needs to be more plug and play
-> I know there is still some complicated for setup. Actually, version 2.0 is simplified than 1.0.

2) Low quality graphics for some of them
-> The optimize resolution is 1920 x 1080. If you are using 2K or 4k monitor, the quality will be drop

3) No sound on some videos
-> which one? It should be all ok

4) Low quality videos on most
-> same with question 2, you may be using 4k monitor

5) The menu system needs far too much work to produce graphics at a vertical level, horizontal is always better. I do not want to do a lot of graphic work or the end user does not want to keep doing graphics
-> we have prepare over 40 systems graphics, end user only change name accroding their system. Sorry, I haven't time to prepare all in here.

6) The card system thing looked good, but did not work for me
-> The card system is no any cards contain, you need to collect by yourself. You may see the setup guide first.

7) The default theme never even worked, no graphics to view
All artworks also need to collect by yourself. You may see the setup guide first.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 07, 2022, 03:16:30 AM
The custom graphics that I mean, is when I add a custom collection, so as an example I created a Metal Slug collection, I then have to do a banner for that, and any other collections that I make.

You have also only done so many systems, so for example if I wanted Playstation 5 (example) as an emulator, then I have to produce custom graphics for that and any other systems that you have not done.

Also the missing graphics are the theme graphics that are missing, not my game graphics, even though they never showed up, but I would potentially have to go in and add graphics to them such as system logo's manufacters etc.

Gamers menu works, Gamers default, I am not getting any artwork hopefully my screen shot will upload

Regards

Mark

SCREENSHOT REMOVED AS SKIN CREATOR HAS SEEN IT, ALSO TOO LARGE.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 07, 2022, 05:58:19 AM

Mark

Thank you for reply. First, accroding to your screenshot, your monitor really is 4k monitor, so it proves why you said the image qulaity is low.

Second, the layout is missing games artwork, pleae make sure emulator cfg setting like as below.

Code: [Select]
artwork    flyer           ..\am\emu\FC\flyer
artwork    wheel          ..\am\emu\FC\wheel
artwork    hdart           ..\am\emu\FC\hdart
artwork    snap             ..\am\emu\FC\snap;..\am\emu\FC\video

Thrid, it is so strange for missing game information like as title. I don't know is it related of resolution issue. Since I haven't 4k monitor, so I can't for doing testing. You may try to change your resolution to 1920 x 1080 for making test. Or do you have any error log for opening the theme? Thanks.

Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 07, 2022, 06:17:23 AM
I will look into it for you, it is actually a 43 inch 4K TV that I am using as a monitor.

I am just doing another installation of AM as I am still playing with it, but this is my final set up, as I still need to learn a bit more, but I have more knowledge than I did a few days ago.

The other two themes work fine, it is just the default one that does not work.

I shall try the above anyway. Thanks :)

Regards

Mark
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 07, 2022, 07:11:43 AM
I recommend you running AM in console mode to look into log screen. It is good for trobleshooting the issue. Thanks.
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 08, 2022, 11:09:05 PM
As I had some spare time, I looked at gamers default again, and I turned down the resolution to 1920 x 1080 and still nothing showing, I had a snap in the top right, but no menu artwork etc.

I also checked through the video snaps, and they all have sound, so I am not sure what happened before, maybe I had the sound muted or something.

I had a quick look through the nut file, but I was not going to go through the whole thing, too tired for that :)

I would have thought that the basic graphics would have shown, such as the menu bar or something that is hard coded, but nothing apart from that video snap.

Hopefully, you make it more user friendly, so it is just plug and play, drag and drop and bang ready to play.

Congrats though, I have seen a few of your themes now and they are quality.

Regards

Mark
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 09, 2022, 05:59:22 AM
I have double checked the code & files. All is fine.

What is your build version of AM? is it the latest version 2.6.1? I suspect you are using incompatibility version AM.

I recommend you try to donwload the latest version of AM in another PC for testing again. Thanks
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 09, 2022, 06:39:28 AM
I am on v2.6.1, AM is portable as far as I am aware, so you can have more than one set up.

I won't be testing on another PC, as my other PC's are for difference purposes such as Jukebox, Cinema, Office etc

This is my arcade PC, so if something does not work on here, then I am not worried about if it works on other PC's.

Hopefully it works for other people, but it is not an urgent matter for me, I was just browsing and testing new things.

I would not use the skin on my set up anyway, but it was meant for me to learn more about different skins.

Regards

Mark
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 09, 2022, 09:34:06 AM
I think I know why it is not working, but now I need to go through your code, as I know you have messed up somewhere, you are calling for artwork which is not even there from what I can see.

The artwork that is in the folder is sitting there, not doing anything. You would be better off having a directory called

Artwork and then putting your art work in there and then use add.image

I have only been skinning since yesterday, but come on lol


Ok I have had more time to play around. Firstly attract-console for me does not produce an error list, it is the main attract.exe that brings up last run text files, I found this while working on my skin. Which is why I never had time to mess around.

However, I will post the full log

Attract-Mode v2.6.1 (Windows, SFML 2.5.1 +SWF +7z +Curl)
avcodec 58.54.100 / avformat 58.29.100 / swscale 5.5.100 / avutil 56.31.100 / swresample 3.5.100

Config: C:\Attract Mode\attract.cfg

*** Initializing display: 'Atomiswave'
 - Loaded master romlist 'Atomiswave' in 1 ms (32 entries kept, 0 discarded)
 - Constructed 2 filters in 0 ms (64 comparisons)
 - Loaded layout: C:\Attract Mode\layouts/ArcadeFlix-Games/ (loader.nut)
 - Layout is empty, initializing with the default layout settings
 - Constructed 1 filters in 0 ms (4 comparisons)

AN ERROR HAS OCCURED [the index '0' does not exist]

CALLSTACK
*FUNCTION [main()] C:\Attract Mode\layouts/GAMERS_DEFAULT/layout.nut line [132]

local ui_filters=[];
 
LINE 132 :             local filter = fe.filters[0];
            local filterNameT = filter.name.toupper();
       local filterSize = filter.size;
            local offset = 315 * 0;   
           
            local newfilt = fe.add_text( filterNameT + " ( " + filterSize + " )", 85 , 395 + offset, 800, 35);
            newfilt.style = Style.Bold;
       newfilt.align = Align.Left;
            newfilt.set_rgb( 210, 210, 210 );

       local filter = fe.filters[1];
            local filterNameT = filter.name.toupper();
       local filterSize = filter.size;
            local offset = 315 * 1;   
           
            local newfilt = fe.add_text("♥ " + filterNameT + " ( " + filterSize + " )", 85 , 395 + offset, 800, 35);
            newfilt.style = Style.Bold;
       newfilt.align = Align.Left;
            newfilt.set_rgb( 210, 210, 210 );   

            ui_filters.push(newfilt);

LOCALS
[ui_filters] ARRAY
[pointer] INSTANCE
[selection] INSTANCE
[cover_2] INSTANCE
[cover_1] INSTANCE
[snapCover] INSTANCE
[snap] INSTANCE
[bg] INSTANCE
[transition_ms] 100
[y_dim] 315
[x_dim] 320
[sel_index] 0
[sel_count] 6
[old_ftr_index] 1
[ftr_index] 1
[ftr_count] 2
[filters] ARRAY
[transition_state] 0
[startUp] 0
[sound] NULL
 32
 22
 4
[last_time] 0
[count] 180
[user_interval] 180
[my_config] TABLE
[vargv] ARRAY
[this] TABLE
Script Error in C:\Attract Mode\layouts/GAMERS_DEFAULT/layout.nut - the index '0' does not exist
 - Loaded layout: C:\Attract Mode\layouts/GAMERS_DEFAULT/ (layout.nut)
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 09, 2022, 02:36:57 PM
Got it. It is not related of coding or AM version issue.

Please make sure your attarct.cfg file like as below format for each system. You can only setup 2 filters All & Favourites

Code: [Select]
display MAME
layout               GAMERS_DEFAULT
romlist              MAME
in_cycle             yes
in_menu              yes
filter               All
filter               Favourites
rule                 Favourite equals 1
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 09, 2022, 11:00:41 PM
Ok I have it running now, I swear I was trying it on different systems yesterday. I only have three set up so far. So it should have worked.

A nice, simple, clean theme, the graphics look to be of high quality. Sadly not a theme for me after all this, it is just too basic for my needs and wants lol

I have Arcade cabinets, well I will once I have built one and repaired the other, so you need a theme that packs a punch. I would struggle even to using this on my cinema PC.

A nice theme for a raspberry pi something which is not going to be heavy hitting on the processing power.

I am looking forward to trying your new theme though, the one with the arcade cabinet screen. HD Stadium I think that it is called.

However, your themes HATE me. I have just tried SMP and sadly that does not work for me, I tried on the same systems as before, but nothing.

I only have MAME, Atomiswave and Metal Slug Collection set up at the moment. I wanted to start doing set up guides for people, people like me that are new to the front end, as not a lot of videos on Youtube for AM. I am lucky enough to be able to get most things set up, and find out how they work, but some people might struggle, as this is not 100% an easy front end to use, but so far it seems fantastic on what it is capable of doing. 

Regards

Mark
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.10 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 10, 2022, 02:08:10 AM
Congratulation!  :)

The theme is oriented for multi systems, so simple design is the best.  ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.11 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 10, 2022, 07:03:04 PM
Updated to version 2.11
- default theme UI adjustment
 - remove grid artwork selection in options (only displaying flyer now)
 - add displaying wheel artwork in theme as a background
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.12 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 12, 2022, 04:10:22 PM
Updated to version 2.12
- clean up bottom bar image

Pleasereplace a whole GAMERS folders
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.13 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: kent79 on January 15, 2022, 04:26:26 PM
Updated to version 2.13
- default theme UI adjustment
- remove finger pointer artwork
Title: Re: GAMERS SYSTEM HD v2.13 (JukeBox, eCarddass, Video Game Frontend)
Post by: Mark Norville on January 16, 2022, 03:18:58 AM
What I like and LOVE about your skin demo's is that you have the whole Japanese, Manga, Anime stuff going on.

Once you get the skins and try them out yourself, it is where is all the Japan stuff gone, the manga, the anime?

You really need to create a skin that contains all of this as that would look fantastic.

What caught my eye and got me to try Attract Mode was Nesica theme and Sega Pres, I was going for the whole Japanese gaming machine.

If you made a Manga, Anima, Japan theme it would be a killer

Regards

Mark