Author Topic: Second screen - Dynamic Marquee - RPi4  (Read 693 times)

sergiohyperspin

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
Second screen - Dynamic Marquee - RPi4
« on: April 01, 2022, 12:36:27 PM »
Hi,

Anyone knows if it is possible to setup a second display to show dynamic marquee through attractmode on the RPi4?

I have found this one: https://github.com/losernator/PieMarquee2

It is specific for EmulationStation and the marquee is static until you run the game (then the game marquee is shown)

I want that the marquee changes when a new game is selected, not only when you run the game.

I was thinking if a different approach is possible in RPi4 + attractmode: through a plugin or in the layout using the magic token that sends the marquee directly to the second monitor.

I will be glad if anyone could help me with this.


sergiohyperspin

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 22
    • View Profile
Re: Second screen - Dynamic Marquee - RPi4
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2022, 08:31:04 PM »
Tks to this guide i have managed to make it work: http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=1161.0

Since i am using RPi4 and not windows, the conditions for my 2nd screen work are the following:

RPi4 with X
AttractMode build for X11

Configurations:
Configure> General > Window Mode - Fillscreen
Configure > General > Enable Multiple Monitors - Yes
Configure > Plug-ins > MultiMon > Yes

Click over MultiMon with the second screen connected, will appear more configurations. Mine are the following:
Enabled > Yes
Artwork > Wheel
X > 0
Y > 0
Height > 390
Width > 1280
Preserve aspect > Yes

If this additional configuration dont appear, try again, with the 2nd monitor connected or edit the attract.cfg directly replacing with the following text the multimon plugin config:

plugin   MultiMon
   enabled              yes
   param                mon2_art wheel
   param                mon2_height 390
   param                mon2_preserve_aspect_ratio Yes
   param                mon2_width 1280
   param                mon2_x 0
   param                mon2_y 0