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Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI


  • If you have installed "artwork" overlays using this tool, quite a lot of games had broken config paths. It's now fixed.
    A few "realistic" overlays had position problems (x and y were inverted), but not many.

    You can just install the pack again and check "overwrite existing files".


  • Will the overlays installed with this look correct when outputting at 720p?


  • @cloudlink said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    Will the overlays installed with this look correct when outputting at 720p?

    The "artwork" overlays are resolution-independant and should work with any 16/9 resolution.

    The "realistic" overlays are configured to work at 1080p, but maybe Retroarch will automatically downsize everything if your screen is not capable of 1080p ? I have no idea. I wouldn't count on it.

    Allowing to switch resolution during install is a good feature idea. I might work on that soon (it's not that hard, either).


  • New version : v4.1

    https://github.com/cosmo0/arcade-manager/releases

    This is a bugfix release.

    Changelog

    • Displays file size when copying rom files (copying large files would make it look like it crashed)
    • Activates the menus on MacOS so you can now copy/paste
    • Fixes the "only keep roms" feature, which didn't work at all (small typo in the code)
    • Changes the files order in the "download CSV file" screen

  • First off, this tool is great! Thank you for all your work on it!

    I'm having an issue with it freezing while copying roms using a .csv file.
    I used the app to download a set-noclone-noconsole.csv for a MAME 0.78 set and am trying to use it to copy roms from a full MAME 0.78 set to a different directory. It always freezes on "bmaster (2 MB)". I'm using Windows 10.

    I checked in the set-noclone-noconsole.csv I'm using and the next rom after the one it freezes on is "bmcompm2", which happens to not be in my full rom set I'm copying from. I removed that line from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv and ran it again, and it got passed where it was freezing. It then froze again on another rom so I removed the one after that from from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv, which I am also missing, and it got passed that.

    It seems it freezes while copying roms using a .csv if the next rom in the .csv is not in the full rom set.


  • Does this work over network with SSH? Or do the roms have to be on a flash drive?


  • @cloudlink said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    First off, this tool is great! Thank you for all your work on it!

    I'm having an issue with it freezing while copying roms using a .csv file.
    I used the app to download a set-noclone-noconsole.csv for a MAME 0.78 set and am trying to use it to copy roms from a full MAME 0.78 set to a different directory. It always freezes on "bmaster (2 MB)". I'm using Windows 10.

    I checked in the set-noclone-noconsole.csv I'm using and the next rom after the one it freezes on is "bmcompm2", which happens to not be in my full rom set I'm copying from. I removed that line from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv and ran it again, and it got passed where it was freezing. It then froze again on another rom so I removed the one after that from from the set-noclone-noconsole.csv, which I am also missing, and it got passed that.

    It seems it freezes while copying roms using a .csv if the next rom in the .csv is not in the full rom set.

    Yeah, sorry, I noticed this bug yesterday evening, too, and didn't had the chance to release a new version. I'll try to release one ASAP.

    @lilbud said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    Does this work over network with SSH? Or do the roms have to be on a flash drive?

    The roms and config have to be accessible through your file explorer. So, through \\retropie\roms on Windows, /Volumes/romson MacOS, and whatever mount point your flavor of Linux has.


  • New release : v4.2

    Fixes the rom copy (sorry...)

    https://github.com/cosmo0/arcade-manager/releases


  • Thanks again @cosmo0!
    I tried this again today but it keeps encountering an error:

    Error: Uncaught Unable to download file /cosmo0/retropie-overlays-arcade-realistic/master/overlays/configs/msh.cfg

    File: C:\arcade-manager\resources\app.asar\src\downloader.js
    line: 24 ; column: 17

    Although it says it is erroring on msh, I believe it is actually erroring on the next file, mshvsf.


  • @cloudlink woops sorry ! I updated the overlay pack with OrionsAngel's pack 38 yesterday, and I made a mistake. It should be fixed now.


  • New realistic overlays

    I integrated pack 38 and 39 of OrionsAngel's overlays : https://forums.libretro.com/t/my-realistic-arcade-bezels/10604/182

    New or updated overlays : alcon, archrivl, arknoid2, armorcar, avsp, bootcamp, bsktball, bwidow, centiped, dino, dkong, dkong3, dkongjr, dspirit, elevator, frontlin, hbarrel, hyperspt, indytemp, kram, kurikint, mp_gaxe2, msh/mshu, mspacman, pacman, pbillrd, powerdrv, psychos, skyshark, superbug, tndrcade, zwackery


  • Thanks @cosmo0!
    I can't believe how great the Realistic overlays look and how awesome your Arcade Manager is!


  • @cloudlink Thanks! ^^
    I'm glad if at least one person enjoys it :)

    If you like the realistic overlays, I encourage you to go to OrionsAngel's thread at the libretro forums (there is a link just above) and tell him you like them, I'm sure he'll be glad to hear it :)


  • @cosmo0
    Do you know of a good way to install realistic overlays for consoles?


  • @cloudlink said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    @cosmo0
    Do you know of a good way to install realistic overlays for consoles?

    What do you mean, realistic console overlays?
    I have made a consoles overlay pack, maybe that's what you're looking for?
    https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/16430/
    No automatic install but you can just copy and paste.

    If you want a TV screen with scratches and reflection it can easily be done, I can add that to my existing ones.

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  • @cosmo0
    A TV screen with scratches and reflection would be awesome!


  • Can your tool be used to create "Full Non-Merged" romsets, where the BIOS is added to the game romset zips?

    To do this in ClrMamePro you go to the Advanced button and uncheck "Separate BIOS Sets"


  • @cloudlink said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    @cosmo0
    A TV screen with scratches and reflection would be awesome!

    https://github.com/cosmo0/retropie-overlays/tree/master/_sources/generic pick your TV screen and I'll add the screen :P

    @markwkidd said in Arcade Manager: install overlays and manage roms in a user-friendly, fast and cross-platform GUI:

    Can your tool be used to create "Full Non-Merged" romsets, where the BIOS is added to the game romset zips?

    To do this in ClrMamePro you go to the Advanced button and uncheck "Separate BIOS Sets"

    No it doesn't rebuild romsets, it just copies. This is what makes it fast :) It's just in case you have downloaded a matching romset and just want to copy a subset, or remove unwanted stuff.
    But I have noted the idea, and I'll see what I can do with bioses.


  • @cosmo0 Ah ok. It really quite similar to my multifilter tool then I guess, except for the CSVs.

    If the user has Full Non-Merged romsets, it's ok to just copy the romset by itself.

    If it's plain Non-Merged, the romset needs to be copied along with its corresponding BIOS, device, and machine zips.

    If it's Split, you need the romset, the parent romset, the BIOS, device, and machine zips.

    Note that mame2003 didn't have devices and machines yet, just BIOS. Those other types came along later. You'll definitely run into them with MAME 2016, and I can't remember for sure what MAME 2010 and MAME 2014 include. That gets parsed from the DAT.

    Apologies if you know this. Just trying to establish what we're talking about! :)

    Edit: Actually I have never built a Full Non-Merged romset for later than MAME 2003. I wonder if turning off "Split BIOS Sets" will in fact merge in the device and mechanical files to the romset for something like MAME 2016.

    Edit #2: I see that you don't support Split romsets at all. I don't blame you. Because my tool gets used by devotees of more modern MAME versions, SAM support Split sets and has logic that keeps the parents with the clones even if someone only selects a clone.

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