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General / Hide command line text when game is launched?
« on: May 08, 2016, 12:43:51 PM »
When a game is launch in the new non X Attract Mode complied on RetroPie it drops to the command line for a second.
Is there anyway to hide this or display a black screen or Image (emulationstaion does the image) between launch and the game opening?
Here's a few pics of what I get, had to take it with my phone since the screenshot wont take pics out of AM.  ;)
First is Digdug second DonkeyKong.

Emulators / Daphne on Raspberry Pi setup and config
« on: May 04, 2016, 01:01:03 PM »
Not sure if anyone is looking for this but thought it might help someone out at some point. Hope it all makes sense.

Big thanks to Floobs for helping me get this up and running.

This is setup to run on Floobs v0.3 image as it uses the non-x version to use runcommand
Find it here in the first post

Going to list all the steps to get the correct files and how to setup the directories and the cfg file used.

First part quoted from Riverstorm (RetroPie forum)

1. Download and install Daphne Loader
2. Start Daphne and click "Start" on your preferred game (downloads games via torrent files)
3. After it downloads the game it will give you a list of qualifying DVD's to authenticate the game
4. Insert correct DVD and click "Ok" to authenticate
5. After it completes click "Ok' to start the game and parse the files
6. Exit the game and Daphne Loader
7. Browse to the install folder and look for the subdirectory named "vldp_dl"
8. Under "vldp_dl" look for the game you just installed (i.e. Dragon's Lair=lair; Space Ace=ace; etc.)
9. You want to copy all the files except the *.bf, *.md5, *.dat files to your Pi using SCP or another program. The directory structure is defined in the official Wiki here:

Here is a few pics to show the directory structure a little easier to follow for newbies like me.  ;)

This is how your main daphne folder should look if you want all the artwork and intro video etc to be used by the emulator cfg file.
This allows Attract Mode and EmulationStation to run the games correctly.

The files you need to copy from your PC "vldp_dl" directory

You'll need to make sure the .txt file is correct with a there being a blank line to start. Mine had a "." on the first line that must be removed but leave the blank line. Should look like this.

And the roms just go in the roms folder as any other emulator.

The Emulator cfg file I used, it will use the artwork directories setup in the first steps.
You can just copy this to a new .cfg file in the /home/pi/.attract/emulators  directory name it "daphne.cfg"

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.0.0
executable           /opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/
args                     0 _SYS_ daphne "[romfilename]"
rompath               /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/daphne
romext                 .daphne;.DAPHNE
artwork    flyer           /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/daphne/flyer
artwork    marquee         /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/daphne/marquee
artwork    snap            /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/daphne
artwork    wheel           /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/daphne/wheel

General / Upgrade AttractMode?
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:03:13 AM »
Sorry if this is something simple I missed, I searched but could not find anything.

Is it possible to upgrade AttractMode (on Raspberry pi) to the latest version without compiling a new img?

General / Exit to Desktop tweak?
« on: April 12, 2016, 05:12:20 PM »
A question on another forum got me thinking, would it be possible to have the "Exit to Desktop" config in the controls setup exit to another frontend? I have RetroPie/Emulationstation with AM complied on top so I can exit out to the desktop and type "emulationstation" and will boot into ES. Just curous if there was a way to set this so it will auto load ES instead of just to the desktop?

General / Raspberry Pi MAME rom limit?
« on: April 03, 2016, 10:29:28 AM »
Ran into a bit of a issue today. I have AM working great on my Pi3, I am only using it for Mame no other emulators.
It works perfectly fine with a small set of roms, 65 is what I sarted with so it was easier to setup and scraping.
Today I tried to upload my full rebuilt rom set which comes out to 645 files, when I rebooted it gives a blank screen after loading AM.
Pressing TAB or ESC or any other key does not show anything, but esc is working to exit AM. I can press ESC and togle down then type sudo reboot and will reboot.

So it seems to be a issue with the display when I have full rom set loaded, anyone have any idea where I can start looking to find the issue? I am sure I could go through and delete a 3-400 roms off the rebuilt set but I would rather not have to take the time to manually go throught them.

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