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mame menu text off screen

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:11 am
by JohnnyArcade
What would cause the mame menu text to be off screen?

Vertical set-up. std res WG CRT. Set to low resolution vertical. Game looks and plays fine. But when I hit tab the menu text is way too big. Tried in a few different games, same thing. Using mame .172.

Re: mame menu text off screen

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:15 am
by dee2eR
I'll have a look at this today. It's possible using a smaller font will fix it up, not sure without having a look. I'll update this post once I've checked it out.

Re: mame menu text off screen

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:20 am
by JohnnyArcade
dee2eR wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:15 am
I'll have a look at this today. It's possible using a smaller font will fix it up, not sure without having a look. I'll update this post once I've checked it out.
Any ideas?

Re: mame menu text off screen

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:30 am
by dee2eR
I haven't come up with anything yet.

Sorry I didn't update, I did have a quick look and can confirm the behavior but I already have it set to the small font too. I wish I had more bdf fonts to try, haven't been able to find one smaller than the small one in use yet.

If you need a workaround to be able to adjust a dipswitch setting or something you could try running MAME in 480i to get some extra width for the text to render in. Running MAME from the command line without using the launcher will bypass the res switching to 240p.
/home/pi/mame172/./mamearcade [rom]
Probably not practical if you want easy access though.

Re: mame menu text off screen

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:38 pm
by ManiaMan
I'm having the same issue. Did you ever find a better solution?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xRLp7JDdiMsHEmMi6