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Moose74
6th April 2008, 06:34 PM
I have installed AtomicFE on my new cocktail with a vertical LCD. I have set atomicFE to run vertical and I have rotated my video card settings so XP is vertical too. I can run vertical games (rotated via the mame UI), everything is cool, except the mame interface is still in the native rotation. How do I rotate the mame UI?

Cheers,

Moose.

Foot
6th April 2008, 06:40 PM
I know the answer, give me a tick.

I'll go get the info out of my cab

In Atomic Manager, folders tab, you need to have the default emulator set to, for eg, mine C\mame32.exe -ror

Without this it doesn't matter if you can run mame by itself vertical, or if you have sected vertical on the main page in atomic manager, when you start Atomic it won't be vertical

Moose74
6th April 2008, 06:53 PM
In years to come they shall talk of Grandmaster Foot. :D

Cheers.

RetroBorg
6th April 2008, 10:17 PM
Did you know you can run mame in cocktail mode for games where two players play simultaneously?

It will just mirror the screen for player two.

Examples:

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/8202/19430000pv5.th.jpg (http://img363.imageshack.us/my.php?image=19430000pv5.jpg)

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/1961/19430001ei2.th.jpg (http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=19430001ei2.jpg)

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/169/sf0000cr1.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sf0000cr1.jpg)

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/2997/sf0001iw3.th.jpg (http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sf0001iw3.jpg)

It works much better for horizontal games when your monitor is vertically orientated.

Anyway, thought I'd point this out in case you didn't know as I only came across this yesterday.

Cheers.

Phil

RetroBorg
7th April 2008, 12:59 PM
While I appreciate more than anything the hard work of the MAME developers, I do find some of their directions to be confusing and hypocritical.

For example, they remove high score saving on some games because the game didn't originally support it but include things like the mirror cocktail support and pause function though no games ever had these features. :unsure

Moose74
7th April 2008, 05:29 PM
I don't really dig the cocktail mirror thing. Something about it is not right.

Might be okay for games like tetris or Puzzle Bobble?

RetroBorg
7th April 2008, 05:59 PM
I don't really dig the cocktail mirror thing. Something about it is not right.

Might be okay for games like tetris or Puzzle Bobble?

If you're into fighting games it at least allows you to play them on a cocktail, also handy for Track and Field.

tnpshow
9th April 2008, 01:52 PM
Hmmm... 4 Player Gauntlet Cocktail anyone? ;)


RetroBorg, can you point me to the config settings for the mirroring?
Thanks mate!

RetroBorg
9th April 2008, 06:17 PM
Sure, just push tab while playing and select video then cocktail, easy.

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9846/tracksu8.th.jpg (http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tracksu8.jpg)

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/8922/track2rq3.th.jpg (http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=track2rq3.jpg)

tnpshow
10th April 2008, 09:45 AM
Too easy - cheers! :)

I've been using AdvanceMAME for ages and it's time for a change