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General / Re: Wich version of MAME roms pack for AM?
« on: August 26, 2022, 12:51:03 AM »
It depends on your hardware.

If a full newer PC, then the latest version (0.246).

If a Raspberry Pi maybe, MAME 2000 (0.37b5) or MAME 2003 (0.78).

The important thing is that you get the ROM version for the MAME version you are using. Otherwise some games won't work.

General / Re: How to list a collection of game
« on: August 10, 2022, 12:05:45 AM »
You can create a "Display" called Zelda. Then manually create/modify your Zelda.txt romlist by cutting and pasting the lines out of your systems romlist files that contain Zelda games.

Or you can use the master romlist concept

Your post has been split because you replied to a seven year old topic.

First you need to make sure your romlists contain the details you want to show.

Second you need to make sure your layout.nut will show the details of the romlist.

General / Re: Romlist error on AM, fixed with xml
« on: August 05, 2022, 12:43:00 AM »
You gave a "smiley face" on this post so I thought you understood it and found your answer to this post.

This post show's what you are asking. If you don't understand it ask questions. This is a command line method to get your results.

You might also be able to list your file under the "import_extras" field of the emulator.cfg to get these settings. I haven't tried it but it's common for other systems. This would be a way to get your results through the graphical interface.

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import_extras       Path\To\Your\File.xml

P.S. Your xml list does show number of players but not years. You might consider a better source for your xml files.

General / Re: error
« on: August 03, 2022, 11:47:54 PM »

General / Re: error
« on: August 03, 2022, 03:24:09 PM »
Your "system" field of the emulator.cfg must match the name that they use.

In this case.
system               Super Nintendo (SNES)

General / Re: Switch emulator
« on: July 25, 2022, 11:54:50 PM »
Yes. You can create a "SNES" emulator for snes9x and a "SNES2" emulator for RA. Then you can just change the SNES games that you want to use RA by editing the romlist.txt "Emulator" field from "SNES" to "SNES2". Of course this is just an example and you can call the emulators anything you want (i.e. SNES_snes9x, SNES_RA, etc.).

If you use the GUI as I mentioned above, this will be the only change in any file.

General / Re: Switch emulator
« on: July 25, 2022, 07:10:21 PM »
Not sure what you mean by "example of a system config file". The "attract.cfg" or the "emulator.cfg" files don't contain any information about the second/alternate emulator.

Emulators / Re: Mame or mess
« on: July 24, 2022, 03:10:43 AM »
MAME is arcade games. MESS is everything that isn't an arcade game, all your consoles and computer games.

MAME and MESS were combined years back. If you are running any build of MAME built in the past five years it also contains MESS.

When using MAME for arcade games they call the games roms.

When using MESS within MAME they call all the non-arcade systems software lists.

General / Re: Switch emulator
« on: July 24, 2022, 02:53:34 AM »
Yes. Configure both emulators in AM. Set one to be the default "Emulator" for your system. Make sure you have a key/button defined for "Edit Game" in the "Controls" settings of AM. Highlight any game you want to use the alternate emulator and press the key/button set for "Edit Game" and choose the alternate emulator configuration. This will need to be done for each game that needs the alternate emulator.

You can also manually edit the romlist.txt for your system and type in the alternate emulator for the games that need it by changing the name in the "Emulator" field to your alternate emulator.

Themes / Re: NEVATO theme how to set to 4:3 on a 16:9 monitor?
« on: July 04, 2022, 12:21:48 PM »
Change lines 76 and 77 of the layout.nut

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//fe.layout.width = 1920;
//fe.layout.height = 1080;

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fe.layout.width = 800;
fe.layout.height = 600;
or what ever you want the resolution to be

General / Re: Adding game info for emulators that are not MAME
« on: June 26, 2022, 01:03:27 AM »
Hi Progets; if I'm in a Windows environment, is it possible to use command line to import an XML file and build the romlist? I know Windows is DOS based so the commands might be different but I'm not sure if I'm going to be unable to import the lists entirely.

Yes, you can import an XML file on the command line. More information on which system, where the XML file is from, file names and locations would help to give you better details.

An import would look like this. Your locations/paths to the files and names will likely be different.
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cd C:\AttractMode
attract-console.exe -i "C:\AttractMode\romlists\Nintendo Entertainment System.xml" -o "Nintendo Entertainment System"

attract-console.exe is the command
-i is the file you want to import
-o is the AttractMode romlist name you want

If there are any spaces in the path or file names you'll need to use quotes like I show above.

General / Re: Trouble generating MAME romlist
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:27:47 PM »
In your mame emulator.cfg (configuration) make sure you have this.

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info_source          listxml

Interesting concept. I understand what you're trying to do but not how you want to approach making it happen. The easiest way would be to just put the unique games in your collection and the romlists will only contain unique games to that platform/system. You can also use filtering or tagging if you have more than unique games in your collection.

At any rate, if you're simply asking how to figure out which games for which system, these are couple of examples that should help and I think you'll find the rest by simply changing the system name in the search.
I Googled "nes exclusive games list" and this was in the top 5 results
I Googled "snes exclusive games list" and this was in the top 5 results
I Googled "sms exclusive games list" and this was in the top 5 results
I Googled "genesis exclusive games list" and this was in the top 5 results

I don't know if these list are 100% accurate but at a glance they looked pretty good.

How will you decide which system rom you will use when it's not an arcade game but was release on multiple other systems? Will you just not include these games?

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