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Announcing Pegasus Frontend



  • You should totally make a netflix style theme with this...

    Basically using Box art but scrolling horizontal.

    When you hover over the game, on top right it shows video [like netflix] top left it shows the wheel [like netflix showing movie logo] with description underneath and rating under that.

    Then if you press the down button on controller, you can browse the next system like netflix. for example

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        GAME MARQUEE HERE      
    
      GAME DESCRIPTION HERE                                      GAME VIDEO PREVIEW HERE        
      
        GAME Rating Here
    
    
    
               SYSTEM CATEGORY HERE [NES]
      •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• 
    
               SYSTEM CATEGORY [SNES]
      •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• 
    
               SYSTEM CATEGORY [ARCADE]
      •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• •Boxart• 
    
    
                etc etc etc
    

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  • Minor bug that's existed for a while, maybe since it's creation. The keyboard stops working when going to retropie-setup or any of those type of menus like adjusting the alsamixer.

    The only reason I bring this up now is that a recent update to retropie, maybe .10 or .11, something changed that made my snes pad buttons to stop working in those menus. The dpad works in those menus. No issues in all emulators, ES, Pegasus (not the dpad though, since it sees dpad as analog sticks for some reason, but I'm hoping to be able to have the ability to remap in the future). I believe this to be an isolated problem with the gamecon driver and retropie only, not Pegasus. (update, problem fixed)

    With Pegasus or ES, Usb pads work in retropie-setup menu and alsamixer, but it won't allow me to exit the mixer menu. That's limited to ESC on kb, which doesn't work if launched from Pegasus.

    So if I want to update retropie or go to any of those menus with kb only, I must exit pegasus, boot to ES, then keyboard works.



  • @fluffypillow said in Announcing Pegasus Frontend:

    • gamelist reading and asset finding speed optimizations: currently loading ~1000 games, all with videos, box front, screenshot and logo takes less than 2 seconds on a Pi 3, and less than 10 seconds on a first gen Pi 1; these numbers may improve later

    Wow. Just freaking wow. That is amazing!



  • @pokeengineer You're late, we already did our reactions.



  • @PokeEngineer You are about 3 months late on reactions.

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  • @lilbud

    Yeah, I know.



  • @fluffypillow In trying pegasus-fe_alpha2-77-gd928551_rpi2-static, none of my pictures are showing anymore. What are the new filenames it's looking for? Looks like jpg is no longer supported and -image seem to be the replacement for -boxFront but I don't know the rest. I also can't add any new -image.png files. It will only read the existing -image.png I accidentally left there previously.



  • @Darksavior Yeah there've been lots of changes this week -- I'll finish up some patches then write a changelog!



  • Okay, here are this week's main features:

    • Improved ES2 compatibility
      • added support for <rating>
      • fixed <releasedate> and <lastplayed> parsing
      • added support for <image> (used as box front image), <marquee> and <video> tags
      • in practice this means if an image shows up in ES, it should also show up in Pegasus without any changes
      • with these changes all <game>-related tags are supported (except <thumbnail>, because it's not used anyway)
    • Rewrote the asset loading
      • ~/.emulationstation/downloaded_images is no longer scanned (as the <image> tag is now supported)
      • [romdir]/media is scanned just as before, it wasn't changed
      • developers: the code got cleaner and more extendable, it'd be possible to eg. add attractmode compatibility
    • Audio support in the theme API
      • every game can have its own music
      • at the moment, MP3, OGG and WAV files are searched
      • like the other assets, the sound file's name should match the rom's file name; optionally, it can also have the -music suffix (eg. MyGame.ogg or MyGame-music.mp3)
      • at the moment there are no themes that actually use music
    • Performance optimizations (loading should be even faster!), translation file updates, bugfixes
    • Netflix theme!
      • video here
      • source repo here (put the repo into ~/.config/pegasus-frontend/themes/, then change the theme in the settings)

    0_1501445288329_flixnet_theme.jpg



  • @fluffypillow That's great! But I still don't know how to get my pictures to show again-_-;
    They do show up in ES.



  • @Darksavior ah I might've forgot to handle ~ in the ES2 <image> paths, so they'll probably fail, yes. I'll double check that tomorrow.

    Other than that, images in [romdir]/media should load fine.



  • @fluffypillow Thank you, that works, but it still uses the old supported -boxFront,etc and not-image. I'll wait for your corrections instead. I also won't need to rename after using selph's scraper, heh.



  • @fluffypillow So the images we scraped with ES won't work with Pegasus?



  • @lilbud they should, he explains this in the change log just above.



  • @tmntturtlguy

    Then after that, @fluffypillow said in Announcing Pegasus Frontend:

    @Darksavior ah I might've forgot to handle ~ in the ES2 <image> paths, so they'll probably fail, yes. I'll double check that tomorrow.

    Other than that, images in [romdir]/media should load fine.

    That is what @lilbud is referring to.



  • @lilbud said in Announcing Pegasus Frontend:

    @fluffypillow So the images we scraped with ES won't work with Pegasus?

    As I said THREE posts above, they don't work for me. The old naming scheme does as I pointed it out ONE post above yours. He will check for the problem which he said TWO posts above yours.



  • Ok, fixed the ES2 asset path handling, it should work now.

    @Darksavior you've also mentioned dpad/analog problems, what kind of controller is that exactly? Does it happen only with that controller?



  • So I downloaded the new build of pegasus and ran it. the settings and control menus work, but everything else is black.
    0_1501525850497_snapshot.png

    I even tried the flixnet theme and the screen was still black. Just with the white selector square showing and nothing else.



  • @lilbud this happens when no games have been found, that is, there was a problem with loading some of ES2's XML files. Try checking the log file (~/.config/pegasus-frontend/lastrun.log) for any errors.



  • @fluffypillow That file doesn't exist, I even had to create the theme folder

    Never mind, I got everything to work


 

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