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General / Re: Laggy video, any suggestions?
« on: January 14, 2022, 07:44:34 PM »
it could be that you are being throttled due to heat from the cpu being hit that hard...although you did say you have a gpu installed if AM takes advantage of that I have no idea...What is the resolution of your videos? kinda difficult to run 1080p (or whatever) videos at four eight or sixteen at a time...

and do they need to be hi-rez for a small preview screen? After all most of these games didn't even run higher than 800x600 Although for the video screensaver maybe I would understand you want them to look good..but you could lower the monitor resolution as well so they don't looked stretched and stuff *shrugs*

try that and see if that helps...



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General / Re: This game won't generate data + scrap
« on: December 21, 2021, 07:39:51 PM »
Attract Mode can not fail here..it is not Attract Mode's fault at all..though I agree with you they should change it in the games db...

but that is not going to happen....

Problem with that is you have way to many system set-ups and OSes out there...along with MANY other factors. I understand your frustration...but it just can not be done an "easy way". That is why there is a way to do it manually...like they say, "if you want something done right..do it yourself"

But just to note with emulation station you can have it find the game correctly in the games db...as you can edit the information that the scraper is matching against. Thus you can look for 'Disney's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers' - fail then look for 'Rescue Rangers' - success. that might be a nice feature to have in Attract Mode (I means something "in your face" to show that that can be done...just a thought"

Scrapers can not be 100% accurate or you would not find anything! Most of these scrapers are run by volunteers..they have lives and other things to do..so that being the case they allow individuals to upload information. That information can be whatever the up loader wants it to say..and more often then not it will not be what you have..that is just the how the hen house is built.

Build your list by paw...err hand if you need to. Attract Mode is way easier to edit then emulation station..it gives you much more control and customization. Once your list is "perfect and to your liking" then it is small and easily backed up.

I am not standing up for attract mode or emulation station or any database site..all I am saying is before you say something as scraping a database of thousands of games and getting 80% back correctly..and consider it a miracle that it even worked..bedside the fact that it cut your workload down and do not have to start from zero...

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General / Re: Help with exit hotkey on nestopia and snes9x on old hardware
« on: November 11, 2021, 09:44:23 PM »
not sure about nestopia...have you tried FCEUX for nes and see if that works?
as far as I can see there is no way to change the exit key naturally...

but seeing as how you are on a old 32 bit XP machine

you can try and old program wrapper called closemul if you really want to use nestopia

this will work for snes9x as well

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You will be hard pressed to make AM run smooth on that board with so little ram just so you know.

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General / Re: Mame games list question
« on: October 16, 2021, 07:48:46 AM »
@clockman You CAN use a list xml for retroarch...well sort of... Find a version of mame on the main mame site here that matches the version of the retroarch core you are using. (That can be found here) then use that version of mame for your executable. It will use that versions xml list..which will math the version of the mame core you are using.

Now this may not be one hundred percent mind you because say the mame 2003 plus core is modified and many games added to it that were not in the regular 2003 bulid of mame.

Also note that this will only work in Windows (or linux via wine).

If you really want to be picky and micromanage your lists, make a copy of your lists and open them in a plain text editor (i.e. notepad in windows or nano in linux) or rename them from list.txt to list.csv and open them in a spreadsheet program to really tweak them! Just make sure you save them as plain test csv format files NOT anything else or you will destroy your lists! (That's why you made a back up first like I said right!?) Then rename the list.csv file back to list.txt and make sure they are on your attract romlist folder so that AM can see them!


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General / Re: POLL: What system are you running Attract Mode on?
« on: October 16, 2021, 07:27:28 AM »
PopOS is linux and  ubuntu based so I would think that the ubuntu compile instructions here will do that for you..and it has a list of needed dependencies. One that is missing is libcurl, but it is not needed unless you plan to scrape artwork and such.

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General / Re: Need a guide to compile AM for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
« on: October 16, 2021, 07:17:18 AM »
@Strider_Hiryu

you can try the actually ubuntu compile instructions too. Just copy the line there to grab the needed dependencies...however one I think that is missing is libcurl, you will need that if you plan to scrape artwork and stuff! (you'll need libcurl-dev packages too!)

I think it should work for an odroid.

Hope that helps :3

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General / Re: Catver.ini won't load
« on: October 06, 2021, 07:28:07 PM »
Glad I am not the only crazy animal out there that does all that  :P

*gives you a high 4!* (hey I am a fox no thumbs you know!)

your format is all wrong by the way..I'll attach one that should be fixed.

and yes I AM crazy. I have made a caver.ini for consoles as well and they work just fine..well they did..I deleted them *facepaw* but yeah a catver a nplayers.ini for consoles.

Why?

1. because I can make my list EXACTLY how i want/need it
2. I dont have to be on-line and wait to scrape
3. it's WAY faster
4 Because I can!


let me know if it worked okay!  ;D  and yes LOVE opening lists in a spreadsheet..total custom list!

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General / Re: No sound from .mp4 files in Attract Mode
« on: October 06, 2021, 09:36:28 AM »
How are you out putting the sound HDMI or 'headphones'

Does the sound work with every thing else? back ground sounds, game sounds work ect

The mp4 have sound and work correctly on other systems (other PCs)?

have you tried different themes and the sound doesn't work there as well?

Sound was working before but after the update it stopped? (I assume that but it is not clear exactly)

you updated the script..did you try you update attractmode as well? (I assume this is retropie you are talking about...)

(need info to help..)

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Emulators / Re: Ubuntu x64 Commodore VIC-20
« on: August 06, 2021, 08:59:53 AM »
Oh..
wow..

*FACEPAW*

I should have noticed that...sorry about that. At least now i can though my day feeling dumb now...

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Emulators / Re: Ubuntu x64 Commodore VIC-20
« on: August 03, 2021, 09:05:13 AM »
rompath              $HOME/RetroPie/roms/vic20

try using a full path best thing to do open the folder you have you roms and then paste that path into your rompath for AM

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Emulators / Re: Ubuntu x64 Commodore VIC-20
« on: July 31, 2021, 07:01:48 AM »
Okay let me get this understood...

You have installed retropie on a Ubuntu 20.04 based 64 bit PC not a raspberry pi correct?

1. How did you install the emulator?
2. What is your default emulator?

(I'm assuming VICE as it is the default.)

RetroPie install on Ubuntu 20.04 x64 ( Vic-20 runs fine from RetroPie)

So it loads just fine...

try this instead:
Code: [Select]
# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.6.1
#
executable           /opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh 0 _SYS_ vic20
args                  "[romfilename]"

If i recall correctly that is what I had to do...do you have any other systems running on your setup through AM now?

also check /dev/shm/runcoomand.log and see if there are any errors reported.

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General / Re: "generate Collection/Rom List" takes VERY long
« on: July 30, 2021, 10:51:24 AM »
I will toos my two chicken wings in here...this is mainly for people that find this later.

As was stated before if you create a list against the gamedb.net it can take a long time...sometimes "forever" (I left mine running one night to make a list of megadrive games...woke up..it is till wasn't done) It all depends on the what ever network issues per say I guess. I tried the same list a day later (26 hours) and I could get it in about a minute.

You can scrape locally and it is FAST..but it's only a half tailed list....

You CAN use a player.ini and a category.ini ect. for making console lists and is it FAST (it's all local). Arcade roms have a standard to make them easy to "scrape" from an xml file but the problem is the naming format for console roms are not. Your roms may not be named exactly as mine are therefore it doesn't pick up those roms or even work at all. After you scrape everything you can make your own custom "information files" and then use them as you see fit however. It's tedious work at best but I can build a fully filled out list without any internet connection at all. But most won't take the time or trouble.

Best thing to do is to backup your lists after you have them built. After that you can pull info from them or even re-use them if needed to save time. Remember the lists are just plain text files separated by semi-colons..so they are TINY and easy to store.

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Emulators / Re: Windows 9x games emulation?
« on: July 22, 2021, 11:05:39 AM »
You have a serious machine to be able to do that....


Note though that emulation like that is really still hit or miss. Sure you can add them. I add native games to my system using scripts. Know though depending on the games you want to use there maybe modern versions of that games out there...For example Command & Conquer: Red Alert can be played on a modern machine without and emulations or "hacks" Heck even Doom can be  run that way now.

If you are interested about that you can IM me...
If you want to try to set up with windows 95 98 ect then you can answer here on the thread..but like I said that is hit or miss and can be difficult at best.

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Emulators / Re: EPSXe and multidisk games. How?
« on: July 22, 2021, 10:59:50 AM »
@Leecher psx2psp_v.1.4.2 should handle up to five discs. I had all of my psx discs in PBP format at one time. However I will point out that I never did play though many multi-disc games however the few that I did worked flawlessly. I left psx2psp_v.1.4.2 on the default settings and never ran into a problem...well that wasn't cased by user error any way.

I do have to point out That ePEXe is not almost five years old. That is a long time in emulation time. So I have to ask do you need to use epsxe? i.e. your computer that old it will not run a more modern psx emulator? If so I understand as i have one of my own like that. However if you can use a more modern emulator see if that will help you. Mednfen does work however I am not sure the stand alone Mednafen reads pbp format. I moved to duckstation as it is a stand alone emulator and a retroarch core just like Mednafen is.

Duckstation is here https://github.com/stenzek/duckstation/releases/tag/latest

if you need to use epsxe then let us know ans will will try to help you

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