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Menu System for Front-Ends
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jmargel
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January 8, 2021 - 2:48 pm
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Please let me know if this can't be posted here. I created an application that might be useful to many of you.
Application purpose: To allow multiple front-end arcade systems to run on one system. This is accomplished by having a menu system run on startup that will allow you to choose which front-end you would like to run. This saves you the hassle from switching drives and creating multiple startup configurations.
 
This has the ability to use your own background video and audio. Also the ability for the menu to stay on the screen after you choose a front end. This can all be changed in the configurator.
 
Once you install the application, you will see two icons on your desktop (Arcade Loader Front-End & Arcade Loader Configurator). The front-end runs the menu system, the configurator allows you to add/delete the entries you wish to run. You can also access the configurator while the front-end is running by pressing 'F1'.
To configure is quite easy. Attach all the drives you want your system to run, run the configurator. There are two fields to fill out (System Name) and (System Location). Once filled out, click save then exit. The menu system will now show these entries. Please click on the 'Help' button in the front-end for instructions on how to have the front-end run on startup.
This is beta, so let me know if you run into any issues or want anything added. It's free, so don't complain too much! ? Here is the link, if it gives you 'warnings' from your browser just ignore, the application is safe. Attached are two screenshots.
 
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Ninja UK
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January 9, 2021 - 6:39 pm
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Any videos or demonstrations of this in action ? 

jmargel
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January 14, 2021 - 7:00 pm
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Here is the FB post I made for this:

 

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