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General / Attract Mode not running at 4:3
« on: January 19, 2021, 03:02:02 PM »
I have a weird bug with Attract Mode on Retropie.  The screen and Raspberry Pi are set to 1024x768 but for some reason Attract Mode is acting like its still running at 1080p 16:9.  So everything in Attract Mode is essentially squished down from 16:9 to 4:3.  My theme backgrounds are fine since they are formatted to 4:3 but Video snaps and game logos are all being squished.  Also the settings menu is clearly being squished down as well.

Is there anyway to force Attract Mode to run at 1024x768 or at least at a 4:3 aspect?  I suspect Attract Mode is confused since the displays hardware does support 1920x1080 but its a 4:3 display with a native res of 1024x768. 

General / Still has issues on the Pi 4
« on: October 13, 2020, 09:32:50 PM »
Ive gotten Attract Mode mostly working on the Pi 4 but noticing videos are tearing like crazy now and still freeze or stop playing.  None of my videos are particularly high quality and they ran well on the Pi3.  They are all non HD videos.

Oh and I cant seem to change the screen mode within attract mode or via ftp.  Everytime I make a change it reverts back to Fullscreen. 

Thank you

P.S. Keyboard still wont allow me to type when editing configs in Attract Mode. 

General / White border around transparent pngs
« on: May 21, 2020, 06:21:39 PM »
I've noticed in the newer Retropie Builds of Attract mode that some of my transparent .pngs now have borders.  I double checked the same .pngs on my Windows build and they dont appear.  I also checked to see if there was infact any white or colored pixels around the border of the images in question.  They dont exist but for some reason I'm getting this border artifact in Attract Mode now on my Raspberry Pi. 

Further testing reveals that lower resolution wheel images are more likely to get this artifact.  So perhaps its related to how Attract Mode handles image scaling.   

General / Attract Mode missing from Retropie Setup on Pi 4?
« on: May 05, 2020, 01:14:27 PM »
I'm sure this has already been posted but why is Attract Mode missing from from the Retropie Setup menu?  If someone could point me in the direction of how to compile on the Pi 4 that would be much appreciated.

EDIT / Found this :

EDIT 2 / Now I'm getting an error message when trying to start Attract after compiling according to the above link

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* failed to add service - already in use?
Thank you

General / Switch to Emulation Station from Attract Mode (Retropie)?
« on: March 21, 2020, 05:45:25 PM »
Is it possible to add a menu shortcut back to Emulation Station once in Attract Mode?  Ive added links to Retropie Setup and various other configs from Attract Mode but cant seem to get back to Emulation Station without returning to the command line and typing emulationstation.  Would like something slicker than that. 


General / Windows .bat files wont load in Attract Mode
« on: April 20, 2019, 08:14:45 PM »
I cant get .bat files to load within Attract Mode.  They work within Windows fine but not Attract Mode.

Here is my Windows.cfg

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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.5.1
executable           cmd
args                 /c "[romfilename]"
rompath              \roms\pc
romext               .bat
system               PC Games
exit_hotkey          Joy0 Button6+Joy0 Button7
artwork    flyer           \Attract Mode\scraper\Windows\flyer
artwork    marquee         \Attract Mode\scraper\Windows\marquee
artwork    snap            \Attract Mode\scraper\Windows\snap
artwork    wheel           \Attract Mode\scraper\Windows\wheel

Also here is a sample .bat file

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@echo off

rem Run game application
cd .\Blade Strangers
start game.exe %*

General / Attract Mode on Retropie Scraper still broken?
« on: October 11, 2018, 07:11:26 PM »
Apparently the Retropie version of Attract Mode still wont scrape since the TheGamesDB updated stuff.  I fixed it on my PC build but updating Attract Mode on my Raspberry Pi does not seem to fix the scraping function of Attract Mode.  Also why the hell is Attract Mode still "experimental" on the Retropie menu?  Do you guys have beef with the Retropie guys?


General / Weird bug when loading Windows game with Attract Mode
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:05:33 PM »
When I try to load Tower Fall from within Attract Mode I get a Windows 7 error that pops up with "No suitable graphics card found!"

Even weirder is that if I run Attract Mode windowed it loads fine.  I tried both Windowed no border and with and it worked as long as the window was not maximized.  When maximized I would get the same error message again.

Note that the game loads fine outside of Attract Mode and when Attract Mode is windowed but not maximized.  Its as if Attract mode is blocking Tower Falls access to my GPU.   

Windows 7 x64 / latest attract mode / Game is Tower Fall - Ascension

Thanks in advance this is driving me nuts. 

General / fbalpha CPS3 roms wont load in Attract Mode Windows 7
« on: April 26, 2018, 06:38:45 PM »
I'm completely stumped.  The fbalpha_libretro.dll core loads fine outside of attract mode but when I try to load it with Attract Mode nothing happens.   

The weird kicker is the fbalpha2012_libretro.dll will work but wont load all my roms since its for an older romset. 

Im running Windows 7 64bit
The latest version of Retroarch and latest version of Attractmode.

Below is my config

# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.3.0
executable           \RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 -L "\RetroArch\cores\fbalpha_libretro.dll" "[romfilename]"
rompath              \roms\cps3
romext               .fba;.zip;.FBA;.ZIP
system               Arcade
info_source          listxml
artwork    flyer           \Attract Mode\scraper\Arcade\flyer
artwork    marquee         \Attract Mode\scraper\Arcade\marquee
artwork    snap            \Attract Mode\scraper\Arcade\snap
artwork    wheel           \Attract Mode\scraper\Arcade\wheel

General / Custom launch images for Windows like Retropie
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:37:56 PM »
Is it possible to setup a launch image for each system like the runcommand option in Retropie?

General / Hide console when loading and exiting roms? (Retropie)
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:56:12 PM »
I'm working on my custom front end and find it troublesome that I see the console briefly everytime I start and exit a game. 

Is there a way to hide the console?

Also is there a fix for glGetError 0x500 yet?

Im running the latest Retropie btw.

Themes / Possible to make Robospin scale with aspect ratio?
« on: August 16, 2017, 10:42:44 PM »
I have been working for months on a custom Attract Mode theme based off of the original Robospin.  I'm trying to figure out how to scale the wheel images with a 4:3 aspect ratio.  I managed to get the cab (cropped photoshop), snap and background (cropped in photoshop) art to scale correctly but not sure what I need to edit in the layout.nut file to correct the wheel.  Other than intentionally distorting all my 16:9 assets in Photoshop I dont know how to fix this.  Perhaps someone verse with the coding used in these layouts might be of assistance. :)

Here are two example images of my main menu.


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4:3 (with distorted wheel images and pointer)

upload and share pictures

General / Cant exit Windows games in Attract Mode
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:37:22 PM »
Having trouble figuring out how to exit modern Windows games in Attract Mode on Windows 7.

Alt+f4 seems to be the only way to do that but is there another way I'm missing?

General / Hiding cursor when running Demul? *Windows 7*
« on: March 15, 2017, 12:31:45 AM »
Does anyone have a way to hide the cursor when running Demul in Attract Mode in Windows 7?

General / Launching Street Fighter V in Attract Mode help
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:04:20 PM »
Every PC game I have run with Attract Mode works great but whenever I launch Street Fighter V with Attract Mode my 360 controller still controls Attract Mode and SFV at the same time causing SFV to get pushed in the background and Attract Mode to either load another game or jump back in front of SFV.  Its really pretty awkward and I dont know if there is a way around this with a special command argument or something.

Thanks in advance

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