Author Topic: Arcadeflow theme v 12.0 [Release] Updated 29 November 2021  (Read 248003 times)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 12 August 2021
« Reply #1320 on: September 22, 2021, 11:21:01 AM »
No, asynchronous loading is buggy in AM and not yet implemented in AM+, the need for AM daily or AM+ is related to surface effects.

The issue you get can be caused by the large size of thumbnails, what is the resolution and average file size of the images you are using as "boxart" in the layout? Another issue could be if your GPU is not powerful enough for rendering the complex structure of Arcadeflow: on my late 2013 MBP AF doesn't run at 60 fps in fullscreen because of that.

Thank you for clarifying, also are there any other benefits to attract mode plus? I still am unable to find a precompiled binary for windows. So I am using attract mode daily from the sticky thread.

The flyer/boxart images I am using are directly from that vertical arcade website, I spent an evening downloading and renaming them all. So they are 4K JPEG's. I could probably use a batch process to convert them to a lower resolution and try that. Thank you for the suggestion.

The computer I'm currently using is an Alienware alpha R1, with an Nvidia GTX 970 GPU. My goal is to try to get this running on a pi4 at 1080P. I was actually able to get things running on the Pi4 using retroarch/FBNEO with run ahead at 2 frames while using the Zfast Curved shader. I could have cooked food on the Pi4 it was so hot, but it was stable at 60fps. :)
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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 12 August 2021
« Reply #1321 on: September 23, 2021, 12:22:36 AM »
The flyer/boxart images I am using are directly from that vertical arcade website, I spent an evening downloading and renaming them all. So they are 4K JPEG's. I could probably use a batch process to convert them to a lower resolution and try that. Thank you for the suggestion.

Well you should definitely try, 4K images are so large they can really slow down the system. For comparison I can clearly see a performance hit when using "flyers" from mame instead of snaps, or even if compared to console box artwork since those are usually 500x500 while mame flyers are much higher res. I suggest you try scaling the 4K pics to something around 500 on the long edge (or something more if you see blurryness)

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The computer I'm currently using is an Alienware alpha R1, with an Nvidia GTX 970 GPU. My goal is to try to get this running on a pi4 at 1080P. I was actually able to get things running on the Pi4 using retroarch/FBNEO with run ahead at 2 frames while using the Zfast Curved shader. I could have cooked food on the Pi4 it was so hot, but it was stable at 60fps. :)

Well the Alienware sounds more than powerful enough to run AF at full speed, so the issue is probably in the file size. As far as the Pi4 is concerned, did you run AF on that? Wondering how it will run...

As for the AM+ binaries, you can download them only if you are logged in to Github, you can create an account and if you have issues please let me know

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 12 August 2021
« Reply #1322 on: September 23, 2021, 12:17:45 PM »
I suggest you try scaling the 4K pics to something around 500 on the long edge (or something more if you see blurryness)

As far as the Pi4 is concerned, did you run AF on that? Wondering how it will run...

As for the AM+ binaries, you can download them only if you are logged in to Github, you can create an account and if you have issues please let me know

I will definitely try lowering the resolution on the images. I also upped the attract mode cache size to a few gigabytes. I do notice when I change the columns from 2 to 3 the response is smoother. I also can't decide if I like 2 columns or 3. They both look great!

I do not have arcade flow for running on the pi yet, but I do have attract mode running in retropie on my other arcade cabinet. In the future, I will definitely share my progress on that as well testing Arace Flow!

Thank you for the suggestion on github, I do have an account, I will try to login and download it there. I was looking at the documentation and I can't find any information on what is different from the mainline attract mode.

Again, this theme is so awesome. With your recent updates in this beta, it is a dream come true for this new vertical arcade style. Here is another image of the beta running. Sorry about the low image quality but the forum limits the file size.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 12 August 2021
« Reply #1323 on: September 25, 2021, 09:28:32 AM »
Some more images from the new beta with vertical arcade support! :)

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1324 on: September 28, 2021, 11:31:53 PM »
Arcadeflow 10.9 is out!

This new version requires AM daily build or AM+ current build, it's been tweaked to take advantage of improvements that are not present in AM "classic".

New features include support for VerticalArcade cabinets with an option to have less spacing between snapshots, a new contextual menu and most important a brand new metadata editor that allows you to change the metadata of your games (it's non destructive and won't touch your romlist!)

Enjoy!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1325 on: September 29, 2021, 03:07:49 AM »
I'm looking forward to testing the new features, but on the site it looks like it has a little problem, clicking on the version 10.9 link is downloading version 10.8. And once again, thank you so much for this wonderful theme!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1326 on: September 29, 2021, 03:10:12 AM »
I'm looking forward to testing the new features, but on the site it looks like it has a little problem, clicking on the version 10.9 link is downloading version 10.8. And once again, thank you so much for this wonderful theme!

Thank you for the heads up, fixed!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1327 on: September 29, 2021, 10:22:34 AM »
I tested version 10.9 and it seems to have some error; when I press the button selecting some screen, the screen transition doesn't happen immediately, it needs a second key command to make the transition happen. Or could this be some error here on my PC? I did a fresh install of the theme, I didn't update it automatically.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1328 on: September 29, 2021, 12:44:14 PM »
I tested version 10.9 and it seems to have some error; when I press the button selecting some screen, the screen transition doesn't happen immediately, it needs a second key command to make the transition happen. Or could this be some error here on my PC? I did a fresh install of the theme, I didn't update it automatically.

You mean when you press “enter” on a screenshot? Can you run attract-console.exe and share the output when you do that button press? Also, what version of Attract Mode are you using?

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1329 on: September 29, 2021, 04:26:39 PM »
I don't know commands to use in attract-console, but I did some prints, maybe you can identify here. I can try to make a video also showing the problem...

https://imgur.com/gcsOaD0

https://imgur.com/UuVgtxO

https://imgur.com/8KjgQxb

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1330 on: September 29, 2021, 09:28:26 PM »
I don't know commands to use in attract-console, but I did some prints, maybe you can identify here. I can try to make a video also showing the problem...

The console should output errors when you use AF, so if you do what you said is not working right there should be some error message there. Can you please try to make a video?

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1331 on: September 30, 2021, 02:42:42 AM »
Note that when I hit ''enter" the screen transition doesn't happen right away, I need to hit another key to show me what I've selected.
I hope you can see from the video. I also tested it on another PC and the same thing happens.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMYtGUeYoM

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1332 on: September 30, 2021, 02:52:27 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMYtGUeYoM

Very clear, I see what's going on and I was able to replicate it on my Windows rig: you are running Attract Mode 2.6.1, but this version of AF requires newer builds.

You can try with AM daily builds, available here: http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=2324.0 that should fix the issue, but if you want to be double sure, you should switch to Attract Mode Plus.

If you have a github account you can download the latest build of attract plus (that is the one I use for development and debugging) from here: https://github.com/oomek/attractplus/actions/runs/1194184396 download the windows "static" executable and just place it in your existing AM folder. This build of AM+ is mostly a cleanup of AM daily with many issues corrected and some tricks for complex layouts like mine, so check it out.

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 10.8 [Release] Updated 28 September 2021
« Reply #1333 on: September 30, 2021, 03:44:25 AM »
Now everything works normally, I didn't even know about the existence of these daily AM compilations, thank you very much!

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Re: Arcadeflow theme v 11.0 [Release] Updated 07 October 2021
« Reply #1334 on: October 07, 2021, 12:15:46 AM »
Arcadeflow 11.0 is out!

This is mostly a bufix for the metadata editor that had issues when changing romlist, plus some improvements on file management and new features on the metadata editor and keyboard.

Enjoy!