@sirhenrythe5th I had not considered this either. And yes, a very cool fact! If I remember correctly that's actually what got me in to the game in the first place after watching an Atari doc. Thank you for the ideas.
@ecto It's a neat idea, but I'm not sure that really works for me. I really want to be able to hand the completed Retropie over as a stand alone solution.
I've been doing some searching and reading. It appears that this has been suggested several times before. But from what I gather, EmulationStation lacks a window manager that any existing pdf manager will be expecting.
So, if a pdf reader is too difficult, how about a full screen picture viewer?
Sure, storing text instructions & images as an image is going to take up more space than a pdf. But mostly these are going to be scanned images of the instructions that shipped with the game in the first place.
@h2805270 Really clever idea, looks a lot like Teletext, and clean layout too. My only reservation is that I'm not sure I'd want to spend too long looking a Teletext screen, as they're not the easiest on the eye. I was never a big user back in its heyday though, and others may well have a greater fondness and nostalgia for it.
@TedMaul About Wario Land, I played 1 and 2 and the second game is brilliant and by far better. Its a really good top notch Nintendo quality game, which should say a lot (Quality of Seal 👌🏻). Can't say much about the other parts, as I didn't play them. From my brief experience the third one seems to be good too.
After some time thinking about it, I did choose my words poorly.
Instead of choosing one by one, you would gain time choosing to start and going out to grab something to eat or go to a movie or wherever, you get it.
But I understand you, and messing around on this files maybe would create some bugs...
You can also set how much time this will be displayed before launching the game. What would be a nice option is if you could set it to stay onscreen until a button is pushed. I don't think this is available today.
pressing q or escape on the keyboard will close the image and launch the game, then you can set image_delay to a high number of seconds. the only thing left to do would be map one of those 2 keys to your controller, but i'm unsure if this would require any changes to the scripts in ~/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/supplementary/runcommand/