RGB LED marquee
Hello, i'm planning to do a RGB led matrix marquee for my bartop.
I'm waiting for all the stuff but i'm searching for the software part, so i need some informations from retropie/emulation station, i see the runcommand onstart/onend will be useful for having the name of the rom while launching/running the game.
What i'm looking for is a way to get what system is on screen while searching for a game and the input direction left or right and a way to communicate this information to a second pi, SSH may be a possibility.
In my head i see something like that ( i dont know any programming language, but i can inspire and modify existing code :) )
launching retropie, using a default splashscreen
on system choosing, get information from emulation station and launching a .png/.gif etc for each system (snes, nes, .....)
when you have chose the game, launch a "now loading" the time to get the rom_name and transform the .png from the scraper to the second pi and store it for the next time (to save some launching/processing time).
Thanks in advance for any information, ideas you will give it to me
nope, something like
Mayki last edited by Mayki
@Mayki awesome cab dude ! Im planning using the same lib for the control rgb, how did you manage to change img when launching the game ?
Mayki last edited by
Marquee in the game is provided by the runcommand, the name of the selected game in the list, or the system name in the main menu displayed by the script executed via Attractmode.
I do not know how to do it right in Retropie.
MeduZaPaT last edited by
@mitu no because LEDSpicer is linear, he need a matrix, I have another project called LCDSpicer (LOL?) that may work, but long time I don't touching that code and I don't remember where I left that project.
valery last edited by
@Mayki hello, I also built an arcade machine with rgb-led-matrix.
how did you start the image on the panels? I used the modified image-viewer file by hzeller, but when I load the game, it starts the panel but remains in the image.viewer.py file and until I go out it doesn't start back the game.can you help me? I m not a programme :(
alinke last edited by alinke
here's a couple projects I've done with an LED matrix marquee
Here's a guide for setting up this LED marquee and RetroPie ==>http://ledpixelart.com/files/retropie/ .
Runcommand onstart and onend is used here. When a new game is launched, a script runs which passes the rom name to the LED marquee software (http://pixelcade.org) which is then displayed on the panels. Both still image PNGs and GIF animations can be displayed by game.
This project also includes artwork that has been manually re-mastered for 128x32 for that classic 8-bit look. Disclaimer, I'm the creator for this project and sell these as kits.