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ErikD

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A couple of questions...
« on: March 25, 2020, 01:13:53 PM »
Hi! I've been working with mGalaxy for a couple weeks now and have a beta for my MAME cabinet up and running pretty well.

I do however have a couple nagging questions that I was hoping to get some help with.

(I am running mGalaxy premium, and currently only running MAME .218 with a .218 complete romset.)

1. I also had the minimize on exit bug, but saw this covered in another thread. Planning to test the BETA shortly and will provide feedback.

2. I am using the "My Arcade Room" theme and even with logo media installed for each ROM, I cannot find a way to switch from a text based scroll wheel to a logo based one as seen in the lower image in the following link: https://www.mgalaxy.com/other/v7.0_release.jpg

3. Is there any way to edit the name of the ROM as it appears in the front end menu? For example change "Mortal Kombat II" to "Mortal Kombat 2" so it appears in correct order (between MK1 and MK3) in the menu. I tried manually doing this in the XML file but had no success.

4. Is there a way to normalize volume in the ROMs? Some are far louder than others.

Thanks in advance for the help, and great SW!

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Re: A couple of questions...
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 02:26:16 PM »
Hi Erik,

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I am using the "My Arcade Room" theme and even with logo media installed for each ROM, I cannot find a way to switch from a text based scroll wheel to a logo based one as seen in the lower image in the following link
This is achieved at the Theme level. Simply call the theme window (default key: t) and there, check 'Use Images' (if I recall well)
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Is there any way to edit the name of the ROM as it appears in the front end menu? For example change "Mortal Kombat II" to "Mortal Kombat 2" so it appears in correct order (between MK1 and MK3) in the menu. I tried manually doing this in the XML file but had no success.
You can edit the displayed name. You're right, that's in the xmlout.xml file...but you don't want to edit the 'name' tag...but the 'description' tag!
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Is there a way to normalize volume in the ROMs? Some are far louder than others.
No, there's no per game option to set the volume level

ErikD

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Re: A couple of questions...
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 05:50:42 PM »
Thank you very much for the help. As a followup...

-I got the theme switched to show logos instead of names. Thank you, I was unaware that menu even existed!

-I actually found a way to adjust volume, at least in Mortal Kombat games (but I think it applies to all Midway games if not more). Simply hit F2 once the ROM is launched and you can access the original menu, and if you adjust the volume there MAME appears to save the setting.

-I am still struggling editing the display names in the XML file. Changing them is of course easy, however I'm not seeing any change in mGalaxy. I tried updating the file, saving it, and even importing it into runway, but runway crashed. Is there a sequence that I'm missing here?

NEW QUESTIONS:

-Can I eliminate or replace the "launching game" sound?

-Can I eliminate the text description of the ROM that is overlaid on the videosnap that appears when scrolling through games?

Thanks in advance! -E

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Re: A couple of questions...
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 04:53:36 AM »
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I am still struggling editing the display names in the XML file. Changing them is of course easy, however I'm not seeing any change in mGalaxy. I tried updating the file, saving it, and even importing it into runway, but runway crashed. Is there a sequence that I'm missing here?

Start on a clean database (I don't know if it crashes because of previous 'wrong' database edition)
If the original database is loading nicely, all you have to do is to open the file and edit the text inside the tag <description></description>
So, in this example, the line #5
Before
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<dbase name="Amstrad CPC" version="" update="3/31/2020" comment="">
  <game name="pcman" cloneof="" tgdbID="" hidden="False">
    <fileinfo extension=".dsk" MD5="5638F80EA3D5FD8ABEBC8E8DB78BD425" size="199936" />
    <description>Pac-Man</description>
    <release></release>
    <overview></overview>
    <genre></genre>
    <players></players>
  </game>
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<dbase name="Amstrad CPC" version="" update="3/31/2020" comment="">
  <game name="pcman" cloneof="" tgdbID="" hidden="False">
    <fileinfo extension=".dsk" MD5="5638F80EA3D5FD8ABEBC8E8DB78BD425" size="199936" />
    <description>Pac-Man ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuules!</description>
    <release></release>
    <overview></overview>
    <genre></genre>
    <players></players>
  </game>

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Can I eliminate or replace the "launching game" sound?
No, sorry!

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Can I eliminate the text description of the ROM that is overlaid on the videosnap that appears when scrolling through games?
No, sorry! The goal of this text is to display the full name of the game. (user could need this info when the game name is stripped in the scrolling list cause it's too long or, when using logos in the scrolling list)