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Hi all, I have spent the night going through site after site trying to find Hyperspin Genre Themes, So far all I have found is a Light Gun Games one, I even bought (again) access to Emumovies FTP in the hope they might have some but so far no luck.....Maybe I just missed something or haven't typed something in correctly but can anyone help me out here or point me in the right direction please??

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Yeah I just thought someone would of made some actual themes, I did find two in the end, I think I will try and make some.

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The themes you found I dont believe they were made as genre themes but more just to seperate that type of games in its own wheel. The backgrounds can be found in the mame genre media folder

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Genre themes is an interesting idea. If you end up doing them, please do share the progress with us :)

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Genre Theme it's a good idea, i'm making a specific lightgun wheel on my cab and i can't find a good theme to use. 

I have tried to make a new one but it sucks and i deleted it

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Are you just talking about the backgrounds? Eg.

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what everyone is trying to tell you is that Hyperspin does not support genre themes.

the images you see when you press "G" (while scrolling through a system) is a static image.

 

the only way you can add Genre themes to Hyperspin, is by adding the Genre system to your main menu.

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19 minutes ago, 32assassin said:

what everyone is trying to tell you is that Hyperspin does not support genre themes.

Yet

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Wait wait wait... can someone please break this down a bit for me? I just spent like an hour creating a bunch of themes using genre's and am not seeing what I want to happen.
Found this thread looking for answers...

I have, for example, a Nintendo wheel.
In that wheel I setup a few 'genres' as such:

Nintendo Entertainment System (English Games)
Nintendo Famicom (Japanese Games)
Nintendo Famicom Disk System (FDS Games)
Hacks
Unlicensed
Prototypes

When I push the 'genre' button it pulls up a black page with the titles of each genre. I planned to set a basic image here as sort of a 'default' 'theme'.
Then I wanted to have it, when I chose say... Nintendo Famicom, have it pull up a default theme specific to that 'genre' with the famicom's colors instead of the NES.

It sounds like you guys are saying that some, or maybe all, of that isn't possible. Please tell me I'm wrong lol

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I don't use the genre button on my cab so i didn't know it precisely. 

The genre button doesn't support theme, they only show a image as background but not a fully theme like the other wheel. so if you have created a theme (with background and artwork and compressed in a zip file) actually you can't use it, you need to edit to use a single image...

i'm trying to create a lightgun theme since i planned to make a specific wheel for the "MAME light gun games" in that case i can use a theme with no problem, the other games are sorted by manifacturer: Atari Classic, Campcom Classic, etc...

 

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Yeah, I'm cool with using the static image when I'm actually choosing a genre, but I'm wanting to use a theme other than my default theme when I'm actually IN a genre, if that makes more sense.

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I tried to do something similar to what you did

I don't like to clutter up my main wheel so I decided to:

delete all the MAME genre XMLs and add all my "Manufacture Classics" collection to my Genre wheel in MAME.

I added all the pre built Classics Themes but found out that you can only use static images for Genre screens.

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I found this thread, wondering if this was possible, to have genre system and default themes would be amazing! 

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29 minutes ago, hErTz said:

I found this thread, wondering if this was possible, to have genre system and default themes would be amazing! 

It's still the case that the HyperSpin genre function doesn't support themes but uses a static image as the background.

I would assume you could setup nested wheels with the 3rd party app and perhaps make genres that act as their own wheels but I haven't seen it done and haven't been down that road myself.

I've made some genre packs for Mame, SNES and Genesis/MegaDrive if you want to check those out. There will probably be an update to the Mame one sometime in the future to add a bit more to it and make it easier to setup.

 

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49 minutes ago, Rowr14 said:

It's still the case that the HyperSpin genre function doesn't support themes but uses a static image as the background.

I would assume you could setup nested wheels with the 3rd party app and perhaps make genres that act as their own wheels but I haven't seen it done and haven't been down that road myself.

I've made some genre packs for Mame, SNES and Genesis/MegaDrive if you want to check those out. There will probably be an update to the Mame one sometime in the future to add a bit more to it and make it easier to setup.

 

Those are great, thanks for the info.

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