Feature Request screen saver plays a rom

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Feature Request screen saver plays a rom

Postby spudgunman » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:03 am

a feature request that the screen saver would play a random ROM in a emulator the best would be MAME as most mame games will run an attract mode by default.

I would suggest however that you run games that have been run before, as you will need to get past the mame EULA which the screen saver couldnt do.

this would also require that the bugs with the SS running when other games are being played.
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Re: Feature Request screen saver plays a rom

Postby balki » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:44 pm

Good idea. I've been meaning to get around to adding that feature for a while. It's on the (rather long :roll:) list

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Re: Feature Request screen saver plays a rom

Postby battlecat » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:00 pm

It is a good idea. I like the "attract mode" running on my pacman cabinet. It gives the screen something to do. This of course was before the coming of energy saving computer monitors which know to turn themselves off or power down.

If you allow a mame rom such as pacman to just run and not exit to the Wah!Cade screen the attract mode does work fine.

That is my 2 cents. :)

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