ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by dee2eR » Thu May 24, 2018 2:30 am

@n0name0
Not sure what you mean exactly by shrink but realisticly, at 240p there's not enough lines to run most vertical games looking correct on a horizontal monitor (although there are some exceptions eg. Moon Patrol). You end up with some awkwardly scaled or missing pieces in a lot of instances (still playable, just not looking as nice).

That said, if you post a photo of the issue so I can picture it I'll do what I can to suggest improvements. AdvMAMEs video menu is often a good way to find a setting you like if something is scaling awkwardly compared to the settings you're running.

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are you using the default Attract-Mode theme? Vid previews should 'just work' but they're also theme dependant. Vids should go in /boot/previews/snap/ (is this where you're putting them?) There is one setting in Attract-Mode that can effect some videos, it's basicaly the setting to use hardware or software to decode/render the videos - I can't remember the name of the setting offhand but it's options are mmal (hardware) or software rendering - swapping this setting may or may not help (it should be on the right one already).

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by kevlo9 » Thu May 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks deer2er...I just copied the preview folder from an earlier release and it's now working.

I do have to say that I've noticed that allot of games are running better (with improved sound) on the new build with the Pi3B+...thanks for all the hard work!

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by n0name0 » Thu May 24, 2018 6:41 pm

Thanks for your answer dee2eR.
This is how it looks with advmame (not playable)
settings on config.txt are
# Boot and menus in 240p (all games in 240p/256p/288p)
hdmi_mode=8

Image

Horizontal games and menus are perfect.

Additional tests
it's ok with advmame if I edit config.txt with hdmi_mode=6 but picture twinkle a little bit. i really prefer hdmi_mode=8
# Boot and menus in 480i (rotated games in 480i, non rotated games in 240p/256p/288p)
hdmi_mode=6

If i use mame139 with hdmi_mode=8 vertical games on my horizontal monitor not looks so bad (size acceptable and playable) but with advmame picture is shrink

it will be perfect if I could use advmame with same rendereing (with vertical games) as mame139
do you have an idea?

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by dee2eR » Thu May 24, 2018 10:49 pm

n0name0 wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:41 pm
it will be perfect if I could use advmame with same rendereing (with vertical games) as mame139
do you have an idea?
Unfortunately that is not possible, AdvMAME has very different video options to the Retroarch based emulators. On the plus side, MAME078 will render the same as 139 as they are both Retroarch based and have the same video adjustments (FBA too).

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by cool_factor » Fri May 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Squished video with these as well.

.106 romset

Lady Frog
Arabian

Can access TAB menu and find no suitable resolution, too big, too small, too squared if that makes any sense.

Jungle Hunt use to load and play in 3.72 now in 3.82 it doesnt. Just goes back to attract theme.

Deleted Lady Frog, didnt like the game (played on PC mame). Found a suitable size for Arabian, I had to also edit the array config file as when it first started it just showed wavy lines. Jungle Hunt tried in .172 and wont load, tried in .139 and tries to load (white online box with what looks like a ROM chip in center) then exits back to main attract mode. Havent tried .094 or .078 yet.

25" STD RES horizontal monitor

RESOLVED: Didn't realize I accidentally removed Jungle Hunt parent ROM (Jungle King), it's working now in .106
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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by n0name0 » Sun May 27, 2018 4:23 pm

Thanks Dee2er for your reply

Do you know if it's possible to add coin for player 2 with fba?
The hotkey setting START+B=key:KEY_6 is ok with mame but not with fba

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by cool_factor » Tue May 29, 2018 10:14 am


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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by FrizzleFried » Wed May 30, 2018 1:49 pm

cool_factor wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:14 am
I use this on my cab:

https://www.highscoresaves.com/easy-coi ... hines.html
I happen to know the guy who created those... and they work great.

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by dee2eR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:48 am

n0name0 wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Thanks Dee2er for your reply

Do you know if it's possible to add coin for player 2 with fba?
The hotkey setting START+B=key:KEY_6 is ok with mame but not with fba
Should be, I will look into it.

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Re: ARpiCADE 3.82 Release!

Post by dee2eR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:51 am

cool_factor wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:14 am
I use this on my cab:

https://www.highscoresaves.com/easy-coi ... hines.html
What is the coin overlay of these made of? I would like to get some of these if I can convert them into Aussie 20c, guess I could just glue a real coin on top for about 20c.

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