ROM Loading Animation
dionmunk last edited by dionmunk
I put together a short video that can be used when opening/exiting a ROM so the user has something to see while the ROM loads. The animation might look familiar. I feel like animations like this trick you into believing something is happening so you tend to be more patient while waiting.
Connect to your RetroPie using the shared folders or SFTP if you enabled it.
More info on that here: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Transferring-Roms
Download and save this video as an mp4 to your configs/all folder and name it
launching.mp4. I recommend downloading the 1080p version of this video.
Direct download: https://dionmunk.com/files/launching.mp4
Create two files in the configs/all folder. One file named
runcommand-onstart.shand one file named
runcommand-onend.sh. Both files need to have the following line of code in them:
omxplayer -b "/opt/retropie/configs/all/launching.mp4" ＞ /dev/null &
That should do it! Enjoy.
More info on RetroPie Run Commands: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Runcommand#runcommand-onstart-and-runcommand-onend-scripts
Thorr69 last edited by
Interesting, but my first question would be: Does this really run simultaneously with the ROM load? or is it really just playing a 6 second video before the ROM actually starts loading?
@Thorr69 pretty sure the on-start script is set to run first and then the ROM loads though the ending ampersand may be the function that lets it run I the background, my bash is rusty
AndersHP last edited by
Like this post, if you didn't realize that you were watching a video before it had already ended ;)
Now we need a 'Loading' screen before the loading video starts loading before the loading of the ROM.
sirhenrythe5th last edited by sirhenrythe5th
ROLF, made my day mitu :D
how is it about the other side of the medal?
Has anyone yet created an exit-game-screen or short "Farewell"-Videos?
Thorr69 last edited by
@sirhenrythe5th This set of instructions would make it play the same video when you quit the emulator and go back to the menu
dionmunk last edited by
@herb_fargus You are correct. The ending ampersand lets it load in the background. You'll notice when you exit a ROM, it only shows the animation for maybe a second and then takes you back to your ROM list.
LZGames last edited by
Friend I'm new here, would be possible an explanation of how to write this code, I found your idea very interesting, or could make the files and for download?
sergioad last edited by
I love it