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Scripting / is it possible to check video artwork file exist or not
« on: December 20, 2021, 08:50:26 PM »
I would to write a function to check video artwork file exist or not. Anyone know how to do it? Thanks.

if video file exit {
do something

Themes / Pop'n Music R - JukeBox Theme for Arcade Cabient (800 x 600)
« on: November 26, 2021, 12:09:44 AM »
The new theme is coming.  :)

Demo video

Download link

- the video will be continuous playing or jump to next one (it depends of playing mode setting)
- there is 3 modes of playing videos, repeat, shuffle, repeat track. You can switch the mode at anytime
- you can set default playing mode in option
- one button to random video at anytime
- font supports displaying English, Japanese & Chineses text
- the system only support video format like as mp4, any audio format like as mp3 don't support in this moment

Setup Guide
1. Recommand using Retroarch for video player. cfg sample.

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executable           C:\retroarch\retroarch
args                 "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\AMV\OPED
romext               .mp4
artwork    flyer           C:\AMV\boxart
artwork    video           C:\AMV\OPED
artwork    wheel           C:\AMV\wheel

2. The video file name should be modify as below format.  You may append (J), (US), (E) words at the end of file name to define the language of video. It will let you display language icon on screen correctly.
Orginial video file name: Zenki OP1
New video file name: Zenki OP1 (J)

If you don't want to change filename. You may goto layout options to setup default language. This options is handle unformatted files.

3. Disable AM bulitin screensaver
Set timeout to 0

General / Retro Gamers Station ( Attarct Mode integrate with Kodi )
« on: November 07, 2021, 01:01:29 AM »
Finally, a new 7 inch monitor arrivied. The station is completed. Gamers Theme can be perfectly integrate with Kodi. You may select Kodi in Atttract Mode Menu. The back light issue also fixed in small monitor while each reboot system. Kodi is good for handling Music, IPTV & Multimedia. Also, we can use Kod bulit in function to exit, restart or shutdown machine. 


Scripting / How to delay action after pressed the key
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:58:21 PM »

I have some coding question. As below coding, when I triggle "right" button and then running "cardStationViewer()" function immediately. My question is how to delay number of seconds to run function when I pressed the key. Thanks.

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case "right":
return true;

General / Upgrade to Windows 11 AM Testing
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:17:56 PM »
Just upgrated computer to windows 11. No any major issue finding and getting suprises. AM seems running smoothly than win 10. The performace of theme is improved and speed up.  :)

Here is my latest AM theme. It includes carddass emulator & digital card book displaying cards. Please let me know if you have any idea.  :)

Latest demo

Scripting / New idea for Filter Grid
« on: June 22, 2021, 03:28:51 AM »
Dear All,

I have new idea of Filter Grid, but don't the code. Hope someone can help me.

For AM bulit in orginial Filter Grid theme, each row each filter. My idea is first number of row is for "ALL games" & the last row is for "Favourite game"

Anyone know how to modify the code. Many Thanks

I would like to share my experience. It is a tricky way to display number of game or system history by text

Below is the code & you may find the example in my Theme. Thanks.

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local emu_text = fe.add_text( "", 100, 100, 200, 200 );

fe.add_ticks_callback( this, "update_info" );

function update_info( ttime )
switch ( fe.game_info( Info.Title ))   {
            case "MAME":
               emu_text.msg = "this is a test 1";
            case "PLAYSTATION":
               emu_text.msg = "this is a test 2";

Themes / JunkBox Theme alpha demo
« on: April 15, 2021, 02:26:07 AM »
This is alpha version demo.


Up/ Downl - Select Music

Left/Right - Jump to Letter

There is 3 play modes and you can change the mode any time with single button:
1. Repeat Mode - as AM default playing video mode, looping to play single Music Video
2. Shuffle Mode - Random to play Music Video
3. Repeat Track Mode - Sequence to  play Music Video

Scripting / About of jukebox pointer coding request
« on: April 12, 2021, 05:14:13 AM »

I have some idea of theme, in normal, when pressing up / down, the pointer will be moved to presoius / next music. Then snap video will change accroding pointer.

My idea is,

1. the video is playing randomly
2. When I pressing up / down to select music, the video don't follow the changing in this moment
3. When I confirm the selection, press select button to confirm, the video will change now

Please teach me if you know the coding. Thanks.

Scripting / Is it possible loading different language of romlist file?
« on: March 26, 2021, 01:57:11 AM »
It means, we can select the language of game name in theme options.

For example, we prepare 2 language files called mame_en.txt & mame_jp.txt in romlists folder. When I select English in oprion that will be loading mame_en.txt. Next, select Japanese, it will be loading mame_jp.txt. Thanks.

Themes / Top Arcade Stadium (HD) (WIP)
« on: March 10, 2021, 11:58:38 PM »
Next ideal theme is coming. The Cabinet arwork is great. It is from Capcom Arcade Stadium.

WIP Demo 1 video

Great Features:
- the best of Realistic Arcade cabient
- support a single arcade system & HD screen
- support displaying moves strip artwork
- support favourite & filters function
- bezel's artwork will be auto switching to vertical or horizontal accroding selected game
- auto random game to be demo mode while certain idle time

GAMERS SYSTEM dosen't only retro video game frontend. It is multiple retro entertainment systems inluding JukeBox, eCarddass and FrontEnd. All items is my favourite in young age.  It brought back many of pleasant memories. So, I would like to share it to all.

The download package dosen't contain any Music Videos, Roms, Cards, Background Music & HD artworks. You need to collect its by yourself.

Hope you enjoy the system and give me advise. Thanks  :)

Navigation Menu:
1. Overview & download link - post#1
2. Screenshoot - post#1 #2
3. Setup Guide for Menu & Screensaver - post#3
4. Setup Guide for JukeBox & Video Game FrontEnd - post#4
5. Setup Guide for eCarddass  - post#5

Version 1.0 demo

Download link:

Scripting / Request to Fix looping sound issue
« on: January 16, 2021, 05:45:37 PM »

For a long time ago, I don't know why this simple function is still no working. The sound can only play once. On 2nd time, it will be hang up. I really wish someone can fix it. Thank you.

Scripting / Is it a bug for AM?
« on: December 27, 2020, 09:28:00 PM »
Hi All, I just added animation action for loading page, it running fine. But it got a warning message as below.

warning: transition waiting not recommended (use animation delays instead)
warning: transition waiting not recommended (use animation delays instead)

If I remove wait = true, the animation can't run. I don't know is it a bug for AM. Please let me known who know it. Thank you.

animation.add( PropertyAnimation(loadingY,   {when = Transition.ToGame, property = "x", start = -1920, end = 0, delay = 400, wait = true, time = 1200 }));

The Theme

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