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Can you change how cocktail mode looks?
#256522 - 06/05/11 03:56 AM


Is there a way to make cocktail mode display 2 of the same rotations on each side? So in my upright cabinet each player can have their own right size screens for themselves?



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#256539 - 06/05/11 08:00 AM


> Is there a way to make cocktail mode display 2 of the same rotations on each side? So
> in my upright cabinet each player can have their own right size screens for
> themselves?

I don't follow what you're asking for. You want two separate images on the same monitor? Aside from the fact that they would be tiny, what would the point be? Anyway, I'm pretty sure there's no way to do this in MAME.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: DMala]
#256554 - 06/05/11 08:37 PM


I am not sure either about what you are asking. If you want to keep the same screen rotation (screen orientation) for both players you should enter 'dip switch' mode (press "tab" after launching the game from mame frontend) and choose to not rotate screen in the appropriate tab



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#256559 - 06/05/11 10:23 PM


I have a widescreen monitor in my upright cabinet. So instead of stretching Rayforce for example, I would rather have 2 screens side by side. When I enter cocktail mode it gives me exactly that, except one side is upside down (as if my cabinet was cocktail style)

I'd like to flip that one side so that both sides are facing the same way. So when me and my friend are playing Rayforce we each have our own personal screen more directly in front of our eyes.

Instead of a stretched screen, or a single small screen in the middle.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#256566 - 06/05/11 11:34 PM


> I have a widescreen monitor in my upright cabinet. So instead of stretching Rayforce
> for example, I would rather have 2 screens side by side. When I enter cocktail mode
> it gives me exactly that, except one side is upside down (as if my cabinet was
> cocktail style)
>
> I'd like to flip that one side so that both sides are facing the same way. So when me
> and my friend are playing Rayforce we each have our own personal screen more directly
> in front of our eyes.
>
> Instead of a stretched screen, or a single small screen in the middle.

I see what you're saying. Maybe someone who knows more about it will chime in, but as far as I know there's no way to do this in MAME, at least not without modifying code.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#256567 - 06/05/11 11:36 PM


You could probably make a change to the source and compile it for your purpose. I wouldn't know where to look for it but probably wouldn't be hard to find looking for words like "cocktail", "180", etc.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: redk9258]
#256569 - 06/06/11 12:08 AM


Look at the lay files in src\emu\layout. (Probably mainly vertical.lay and horizont.lay)

Change
orientation rotate="180"
to
orientation rotate="0"
and compile.

Note that I haven't tried this, but I think it will do what you want.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: redk9258]
#256579 - 06/06/11 02:55 AM


I'm using MAMEUI64 I actually couldn't find anything like that. What Mame is that?



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#256581 - 06/06/11 03:15 AM


It's in the source code. You will have to compile it yourself.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: redk9258]
#256583 - 06/06/11 03:22 AM


Ah I see it. Too bad I have no idea how to compile it.

Not your problem anymore though, I'll see if I can get that to work. Thanks a lot!



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#256589 - 06/06/11 04:20 AM


It's very easy to compile.

Get compile tools here... http://mamedev.org/tools/
Read this page... http://mrdo.mameworld.info/compile.html
Ask questions here... http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=compiling

MAME source here... http://mamedev.org/release.html
MAME "u" updates here ... http://mamedev.org/updates.html
MAMEUI source here... http://mameui.info/



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#256592 - 06/06/11 04:59 AM Attachment: pacman.png 42 KB (2 downloads)


Does this do it for you...

[ATTACHED IMAGE]

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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: redk9258]
#256596 - 06/06/11 05:14 AM Attachment: MAMEUI64_special cocktail mode.7z 12159 KB (2 downloads)


Here ya go...

EDIT: In hind sight, I shouldn't have messed with horizontal games. But, it won't matter because you won't run those in cocktail mode anyway.

Edited by redk9258 (06/06/11 06:14 AM)



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: redk9258]
#256614 - 06/06/11 10:44 AM


> Does this do it for you...

Note that in single-player games, P1 controls control both players in a 2P game.



Consider it high comedy....sincere tragedy....whatever...don't take it personally.

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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: mogli]
#256645 - 06/06/11 05:31 PM


> Note that in single-player games, P1 controls control both players in a 2P game.

The OP just wanted the screens side by side to fill a wide monitor is all. He didn't say anything about controls.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: redk9258]
#256650 - 06/06/11 05:46 PM


Yea, that's exactly what I want to happen. Is that what happened when you set the .lay orientation to 0 like you said in your previous post?



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: mogli]
#256651 - 06/06/11 05:47 PM


Yea thats ok. All its really for is to for each player to have their own screen centered to their eyes. So we're both not looking towards the center.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: redk9258]
#256652 - 06/06/11 05:49 PM


Yea, I wouldn't bother with Horizontal games like Darius.

thanks a lot you really went above and beyond for me. I appreciate it, I hope other people read your advice and do the same thing for their widescreen cabs for vertical games. I do think it's better this way imo.



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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: mogli]
#256666 - 06/06/11 11:00 PM


> Note that in single-player games, P1 controls control both players in a 2P game.

Except in cocktail mode...







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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: GatKong]
#256701 - 06/07/11 07:25 AM


> > Note that in single-player games, P1 controls control both players in a 2P game.
>
> Except in cocktail mode...

That's mogli you're talking to. If he says so, it probably works like that for him even in cocktail mode somehow. Remember, he is a superior being.

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Re: Can you change how cocktail mode looks? new [Re: Sune]
#256709 - 06/07/11 10:43 AM


> > > Note that in single-player games, P1 controls control both players in a 2P game.
> >
> > Except in cocktail mode...
>
> That's mogli you're talking to. If he says so, it probably works like that for him
> even in cocktail mode somehow. Remember, he is a superior being.
>
> S

WELL.....HEHEHEHEHEH. Actually, I spoke incorrectly here (or, you could just say, 'YOU WAS WROONG'). I was thinking of the issue with MAMEHUB, where people (myself included) wanted to play single-player games with each other, which wasn't (perhaps still isn't) possible, because MAME was taking control input only from whomever 'hosted' the game.

For a brief moment, some of us thought maybe cocktail mode would come to the rescue, but no.



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