Author Topic: Introducing: Arc of Wonders - Compilation, Project, Snips - Release!  (Read 522 times)

Firefoxian

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Arc of Wonders is short for Arcade of Video Games. Is intended to highlight some great examples of the games that were created from the wonders of imagination... the games that started it all.

This is mostly a pre-assembled set of applications and layouts that have been combined to create a cross-platform multi interface with tons of functionality.  It's mostly portable, meant to be used on a server and runs very well on most systems right out of the box.  I did not create everything and I would hope others will add to and create other versions of this.

My set includes Pegasus, but really anything that is cross platform would have worked.  These 2 were the top qualifiers.  The first screen is Attract and the sub screens are whatever works.

I am working on getting the whole thing posted including all the scripts.

Update Nov 6:This contains scripts and preset apps that all are configured the way it's supposed to be set up
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KKIVMEQf3PNELCeL2N5hv1ovxRgU8E4Y?usp=sharing

Roms and media not included here. Folder is "Roms" and subfolders for each rom set and and "media" folder in each set.

Features:
-Unlimited configurations for attractmode at startup - all from one set of attract files
-Main menu to select which configuration to display at each station
-Portability - runs from a server on both Linux and Windows stations
-Any controller - while attract, pegasus, etc don't allow a long of list preconfigs for a large collection of controllers like mine, all controllers will work with varied button assignment
-Minimal keyboard controls - while keyboard buttons are assigned to many things, ideally this would only use controllers
-One retroarch file - smashed all the files into one folder so many files and settings are shared across platforms
« Last Edit: November 06, 2021, 07:38:06 PM by Firefoxian »

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Re: Introducing: Arc of Wonders - Compilation, Project, Snips - Release!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 06:59:56 PM »
another example of the main screen

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main menu config
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 07:09:28 PM »
these are the configs for just the main menu. they have to be copied into the attract root folder which is done with a script on app startup
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startup code
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2021, 07:22:00 PM »
this system won't let me put code up on the screen so they have to be attachments

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main menu emulator config
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2021, 07:25:43 PM »
windows

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.6.1
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executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
workdir              $PROGDIR\..\starters\
rompath              .\
romext               .cmd
system               frontend options
info_source          thegamesdb.net
pause_hotkey         P
artwork    boxart          media\boxart;media\box3d
artwork    cartart         media\cartart
artwork    fanart          media\fanart;media\screenshot
artwork    flyer           media\boxart;media\box3d
artwork    marquee         media\marquee
artwork    overview        media\overview
artwork    snap            media\videos;media\snap
artwork    wheel           media\wheel;media\wheelcarbon
 
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main menu emulator config linux
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2021, 07:36:17 PM »
# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.6.1
#
executable           /bin/bash
args                 '[romfilename]'
workdir              /mnt/arcwondersdata/starters/
rompath              ./
romext               .sh
info_source          thegamesdb.net
exit_hotkey          Q+LControl
artwork    boxart          media/boxart;media/box3d
artwork    cartart         media/cartart
artwork    fanart          media/fanart;media/screenshot
artwork    flyer           media/boxart;media/box3d
artwork    marquee         media/marquee
artwork    overview        media/overview
artwork    snap            media/videos;media/snap
artwork    wheel           media/wheel;media/wheelcarbon

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Re: Introducing: Arc of Wonders - Compilation, Project, Snips - Release!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2021, 07:39:19 PM »
see updates in first post today.... bear with me as I am new to how forum posts and notifications should be made