4 or 8 way indication (really desired)

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raycade
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4 or 8 way indication (really desired)

Post by raycade » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:09 pm

I've got a nice collection of games on my ARpiCADE system (thanks to Dee2er), but some games are unplayable.
And it is most of the time related to the 4 or 8 way setting of the joystick.

It would be really great if I know the game needs to be switched, I don't need servostick stuff, but at least if I now it, then I'll flip the switch on the sanwa.
Some indication in the GUI or selection menu would be great.

Servostick sounds also cool but that can be later first the indicator would be awesome.

I've been thinking how to do this:
-Solve it in the loading screen (switch between 2 loading pictures: loading 8 way image or 4 way image)
-Solve it in the UI selection list and put a smaal character symbol or icon somewhere in te UI (very subtle)

I personally find it a headache not having this kind of indication.

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Re: 4 or 8 way indication (really desired)

Post by dee2eR » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:50 am

I'll have a look into it. I can see how that would be useful.

I'm guessing on the menu side it is theme dependent and there's probably already a theme that has that functionality... but it's just a guess for now. The Attract-Mode list files already have the info in them so actually using it shouldn't be too hard.

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Re: 4 or 8 way indication (really desired)

Post by raycade » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:18 pm

Thanks a lot for looking into this.
If this can be done even in a easy or practical manner it would be great.

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