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General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: June 26, 2016, 04:15:46 PM »
Yes, you can use a 64GB SD card.

General / Re: Help - I can't scrape ROM meta data
« on: June 25, 2016, 09:47:50 PM »
I don't use the "scrapper" function. I provide my own art from other sources. I haven't had any issues getting the metadata for the games in Windows or Debian builds of Attract-Mode. This info is downloaded when you generate the romlist and not when you use the scrapper.

A few of things to try or keep in mind.
1. The website goes down a lot. (maybe it was down when you generated your romlist)
2. You might try using either "Sega Genesis" or "Sega Mega Drive" in the "system" field of the emulator.cfg file. (I don't know if that field supports multiple entries)
3. I can share my romlists with you but the issue is that my roms will likely have different names than your roms. MAME is the only system that really has a unified naming convention for roms.
4. If you do use the scrapper, I think it downloads all the art to a folder called scrapper and not to the folders you define in the emulator.cfg.
5. You have too many spaces between "Sega" and "Mega" in your "artwork wheel" line listed below.
6. As you discovered, the nplayers.ini and catver.ini files are only used for MAME.
7. You can use the "attract" command from the command line to import databases from other frontends into your romlists. Take a look at the "ReadMe" file for details.

If you're still not able to get the game filter info, post a few lines of your romlist file so we can see what it looks like.

General / Re: history.dat for consoles
« on: June 20, 2016, 05:25:47 PM »
The link is broken. Do you have an updated link or can you post these somewhere?

General / Re: List creation tool.
« on: June 20, 2016, 01:29:16 PM »
AM already supports creating lists?!
For example mame:
ga2;Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder (World);mame;;1992;Sega;;4;0;joystick (8-way);imperfect;1;raster;;;
ssriders;Sunset Riders (4 Players ver EAC);mame;;1991;Konami;;4;0;joystick (8-way);imperfect;1;raster;;;
yes, with the mame xml, but if you want to create a list only with the vertical games, or from or a particular year or grouped for a particular criterion, you must do it manually

This is not accurate. From the command line you can use filters to build the list you want.

Thanks for that. Who would have thought it would be so easy.
I must admit I had not seen that feature in the demo's or instructions I had been following.  :P

It's a RetroArch feature than has been built into the Emulation Station on RetroPie gamepad/keyboard setup for a while now. I think most people here assume that you have used RetroPie before and know this, but obviously it's not always the case.

Tip - Your "Select" button + many other buttons will give you: RetroArch config menus, save/load states, pause, reset, etc. functions.

Thank you, that seems to have fixed it.

I'll watch the Youtube clip and see if there are any other changes/updates I should make.
The next improvement I will look for will be exiting a game without having to restart the Pi.

You appear to be using RetroArch. You should be able to exit any game in RetroArch with the buttons you setup as "Select" and "Start" in EmulationStation. Just press them both at the same time.

General / Re: Raspberry Pi Image for Pi 2 and Pi 3
« on: June 17, 2016, 07:21:04 PM »
Latest robospin tested on win 10, and rpi 3. Pan-and-scan has been replaced with a flyer option for background, now. There should be a bump in performance running on the pi. For, even faster performance you can enable a listbox instead of wheel art etc...

Also, added new genre icons that are more accurate to the category and fit theme better.

I like some of the changes you made. The larger text and moved filter info are great. Personally, I have renamed your "bkg2.png" and instead use nitrogen_widget's image from this post It looks very nice with the dark scanlines.

General / Re: Rom won't run if roms in different folder?
« on: June 17, 2016, 03:54:35 PM »
Like Omegaman mentions you're missing the rom path and I'm not sure about your "args" either. Try something like this:

executable           C:\mame\mame.exe
args                 /[romfilename]
rompath              D:\Roms\MAME
romext               .zip;.7z
system               Arcade
info_source          listxml
artwork    flyer           d:\flyers\
artwork    marquee         d:\marquees
artwork    snap            c:\VideoSnaps;D:\snap
artwork    wheel           c:\attractmode\layouts\robospin\wheel

General / Re: RPI 3 Overclocking
« on: June 17, 2016, 03:25:04 PM »
I'm using the following settings. Only use the SD Card overclocking if you have a good/fast (48mbs+) card.


#Overclock Settings

#GPU Based

#Ram Overclock

#SD Card Overclock

General / Re: Rom won't run if roms in different folder?
« on: June 17, 2016, 03:09:57 PM »
This should work fine. Do you have MAME working properly without AttractMode? Post the contents of your mame.cfg file in /Attract/Emulators/ so we can help you further.

General / Re: /.attract how to access from windows
« on: June 17, 2016, 03:07:36 PM »
This is the easiest way to get what you want without needing to know anything about Linux or use a 3rd party application in Windows.

1. boot into RetroPie/Emulation Station
2. from the RetroPie menu run "RetroPie Setup"
3. choose "3 Setup / Configure (to be used post install)"
4. choose "820 Configure Samba ROM Shares"
5. choose "3 Manually edit /etc/samba/smb.conf"
6. go to the very end of the file and add the following lines:
comment = attractmode
path = "/home/pi/.attract"
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755
force user = pi
7. choose "OK"
8. choose "Cancel"
9. choose "Cancel"
10. choose "R Perform Reboot"

Once you have rebooted you will now have access to the .attract folder over the network the same way you access the roms in RetroPie. Inside that folder you will see the scraper folder that contains the media that was scraped with Attract-Mode.

General / Re: Filtering all clones but one?
« on: June 15, 2016, 07:00:11 PM »
Exceptions must go first in your filter before your rules.

Try this:
filter               "No Clones"
   exception            Name equals <romname>
   rule                 CloneOf not_equals .*

General / Re: Emulator Preference in multigame lists
« on: May 29, 2016, 07:47:56 PM »
See my post in your other thread at

General / Re: Problem with multi emulator romlist - am I alone?
« on: May 29, 2016, 07:46:59 PM »
My advice would be to put the roms in different directories for each emulator. No directories would have the same roms. Then you can create individual romlists for each emulator. Once you have that you can use the command line to combine the romlist into one multi-list and use that for your wheel. You would hide all the other mame emulators from being show so the frontend and displays menu would look clean. This makes the most sense since each emulator technically should be using different rom versions.

For example:
fba-next (default/main roms)
mame2003 (only roms that can't play properly in fba-next)
mame2010 (only roms that can't play properly in mame2003)
advmame (only roms that can't play properly in mame2010)

I'm sure that you have looked at the readme.txt which tells you a little about this. Check out the command line for more options such as filter and exception rules when building and/or combining the romlists. Below is the output:

  -b, --build-romlist <emu> [emu(s)...]
     Builds a romlist using the configuration for the specified emulator(s)
  -i, --import-romlist <file> [emu]
     Import romlist from the specified file. Supported formats:
        *.lst (Mamewah/Wahcade!)
        *.txt (Attract-Mode)
        *.xml (Mame listxml format or HyperSpin)
     The emulator to use for list entries can be specified as well
  -F, --filter <rule>
     Apply the specified filter rule when creating romlist
  -E, --exception <exception>
     Apply the specified filter rules exception when creating romlist
     Use with --build-romlist to include all possible roms [MAME only]
  -o, --output <romlist>
     Specify the name of the romlist to create, overwriting any existing

BTW - When I combine the lists this way they appear in alphabetical order according to the "Title" (a.k.a. game name) and not the "Name" (a.k.a. rom name).

General / Re: Help Required Using Hyperspin Theme
« on: May 26, 2016, 05:02:01 PM »
It's hard to help when you don't provide any details. Which part are you stuck on? Which Pi are you using? What OS are you using (RetroPie, DietPi, Debian, etc.). Which Attract-Mode are you using (with x windows or without)?

Posting your attract.cfg or an image of what you see would help. You should also understand that not every HyperSpin theme works properly in Attract-Mode.

You should be able to place a HyperSpin MAME system theme in /home/pi/.attract/layouts/Media/MAME/Themes/
Then edit /home/pi/.attract/attract.cfg so the MAME entry looks like this:

display   MAME
   layout               Media
   romlist              MAME
   in_cycle             yes
   in_menu              yes

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