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juan9999

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Layout help: Retrospin
« on: February 10, 2018, 04:00:01 AM »
Hey!

I've been using retrospin for Mame (arcade) and have made the following mods to keep the layout "simple". 

- I've renamed the artwork_front and medium front directories to make them "not appear" and cover the names of the games

What I can't figure out (I'm not a programmer) is how to:

- move artwork_front and medium front to the left somewhere to cover the "generic" arcade game (not on top of each other)
- not let the game names "dim" after a few seconds so you can't see your options (see screenshot)
- Also, the "fade out" of the video takes too long- would be good that it's quicker
- display which playlist I'm in

If anyone can point me in the right location to edit the XML I'd appreciate it!

Thanks!
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 04:08:13 AM by juan9999 »

Pieter Hulshoff

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Re: Layout help: Retrospin
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 09:19:46 AM »
The documentation on this site is always a good start.

Horizontal location is determined by the x and xOffset parameters.
Menu dimming is probably controlled by onIdle or onMenuIdle animations in the menu section.
Fadeout animation time is determined by the animation duration parameter if I remember correctly.
Playlists are already in that theme I believe. You just need to add artwork that you want to display for each playlist name.


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juan9999

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Re: Layout help: Retrospin
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
Thanks!  I was looking at the wrong layout file!  I didn't realize it was emulator specific!

I managed to move the artwork to the left of the screen and change the delay from 4 to 10 (it was done on a per-element basis).

The only thing I couldn't figure out was video fade in...

Thanks again for all the support!

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Re: Layout help: Retrospin
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 11:07:58 AM »
It doesn't have to be collection specific; you could use the same layout for all collections. It just _can_ be specific.

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