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    Can anyone talk me through (or send me to a thread) that explains how to get my cab to boot up straight into my frontend program.

    I built my new cocktail cab for the beach house which we sometimes hire out to other families. I'm ok with them firing it up and everything, but it would be cool if the frontend came up automatically.

    My OS is tiny XP Beast Edition with atomicFE as my front end program
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  • #2
    Put a shortcut to AtomicFE.exe in your
    C:\Documents and Settings\Travis\Start Menu\Programs
    folder
    Obviously you wont have Travis in there

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    • #3
      Ha! it's that simple!! brilliant I'll have a go this afternoon. I think there is a feature in AtomicFE where you can "shutdown on exit" as well so I'll have to work that out too.

      Thanks Arcade King! every computer should have a 'Travis'
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      • #4
        No worries mate. I do prefer GameEX myself. It has a instant sheller proggy that when your all set up the way you like just click on the instant sheller and it sets it all up so it boots straight into GameEX removing all the windows bootup screens ETC. really great and simple!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Arcade King View Post
          No worries mate. I do prefer GameEX myself. It has a instant sheller proggy that when your all set up the way you like just click on the instant sheller and it sets it all up so it boots straight into GameEX removing all the windows bootup screens ETC. really great and simple!
          That company needs an affiliate program. Alas, they don't however.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Arcade King View Post
            No worries mate. I do prefer GameEX myself. It has a instant sheller proggy that when your all set up the way you like just click on the instant sheller and it sets it all up so it boots straight into GameEX removing all the windows bootup screens ETC. really great and simple!
            That sound's just what i'm after! what's the interface screen like? it's it still flashy looking with the snapshots etc.
            Are you still able to get into windows if need be?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Black Tiger View Post
              That sound's just what i'm after! what's the interface screen like? it's it still flashy looking with the snapshots etc.
              Are you still able to get into windows if need be?
              Quoting vocal ninja "It puts AtomicFE up in a dress and pimps it" (or something like that)
              Have a go mate. Link is in the Links Directory.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Arcade King View Post
                Quoting vocal ninja "It puts AtomicFE up in a dress and pimps it" (or something like that)
                Have a go mate. Link is in the Links Directory.
                ha ha! nice!

                Just downloading it now - I noticed it needs Framework 2.0, DirectX 9 and the lastest Windows Media player which had no doubt been stripped out of TinyXP so I better download those too!

                Thanks mate!
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                • #9
                  Yep thats why in the other thread I said Beast edition was no good for my GameEx setup so I downloaded TinyXP Rev6 with works GREAT!
                  GameEX has built in video,DVD, jukebox player which I make good use of.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arcade King View Post
                    Yep thats why in the other thread I said Beast edition was no good for my GameEx setup
                    Yeah I think i'm going to run into problems because if Beast Edition
                    I just downloaded and installed the framework, media player & DirectX 9 like it says to, but when i try installing GameEX it says it needs "Mac 2.8" to be on the system and suddenly starts searching for an internet connection to find it! weird

                    I'll have to pick all this up next weekend and see if I can nut it out - I had a good try anyway! damn this "working for the man" thing, I want to say home and work on my cab!!

                    Thanks for your help and advice Travis, much appreciated
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                    • #11
                      ....Ok I've had no luck after downloading all the bits and pieces missing from Beast Edition so it looks like i'm going to have to grab Rev6 and start over. It will be worth it
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                      • #12
                        You can actually put AtomicFE in a shell if you want to. It just requires a bit of messing about in the registry. The instructions are in the official support forum.

                        http://spaceinvaders.7.forumer.com/v...ighlight=shell

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wufle View Post
                          You can actually put AtomicFE in a shell if you want to. It just requires a bit of messing about in the registry. The instructions are in the official support forum.

                          http://spaceinvaders.7.forumer.com/v...ighlight=shell
                          Ha ha! where were you last week Wufle! thanks for the suggestion - I forgot to write an update on this! I ended up downloading TinyXP Rev6, then with some help from Arcade King, I got gameEX up and running and life is good
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