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see updates in first post today.... bear with me as I am new to how forum posts and notifications should be made

General / main menu emulator config linux
« 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
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

General / main menu emulator config
« on: October 31, 2021, 07:25:43 PM »

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.6.1
executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
workdir              $PROGDIR\..\starters\
rompath              .\
romext               .cmd
system               frontend options
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

General / startup code
« 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

General / main menu config
« 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

another example of the main screen

Stay Tuned....
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

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

-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

« on: July 02, 2021, 11:02:50 PM »
show me an example of that.

« on: June 22, 2021, 12:00:32 AM »
like this
executable           $PROGDIR\..\RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 -L ..\RetroArch\cores\picodrive_libretro.dll "[romfilename]" --appendconfig "%USERPROFILE%\.RetroArch\config\sega 32x.cfg"

will this not work because it doesn't pass my line to an interpreter?

« on: June 21, 2021, 06:15:45 PM »
Please list examples where %USERPROFILE% and other variables work.
I use mine in retroarch appendconfig but it's not working and I don't thing the log file shows the final result.

Emulators / Re: Various emulator settings
« on: June 18, 2021, 10:05:47 PM »
you rock. I never found in this the list of addons

however will it work over network i wonder.... and linux.....

executable           cmd
args                     /k ""[rompath]..\..\emustarters\startemulation.cmd" ..\RetroArch\retroarch.exe ..\RetroArch\cores\mesen-s_libretro.dll "[rompath][name][romext]" "%USERPROFILE%\.RetroArch\config\snes.cfg""

I hope this serves someone well. It took hours of testing and study to find out that /K was the only way to allow cmd to use parentheses when passing the parameters. This is on a server.  Look at the extra outer parenthesis and the fact that I can use local config settings for each station I have running... needed for layouts that require unique settings depending on which size monitor/screen it's on.

This results in passing unlimited parameters for use with cmd or bat or whatever you code. I can now run other apps simultaneously for each emulator... I need this for TopGun 2 II guns where the analog input has to be converted to mouse....  one player only  :( for now. I'll be using antimicro portable off the server too. 

Themes / Re: fe.add_artwork() --- feature: random choice of file
« on: December 07, 2020, 03:56:15 PM »
looks like the system is in fact doing this already, but the frequency threw me off because my test was coming up with just the same image instead of rotating them.  so in that regard..... might be good to have control over frequency

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