MiSTer Super Attract Mode (SAM) is now available - the first game screensaver for your MiSTer!

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Btw, there is also a downloader and updater available for 0mhz
https://twitter.com/chrisshelms/status/ ... RgvfA&s=19

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How can I set up SAM to start back up after I interrupt it to play a game, then leave the core inactive for some amount of time?

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Re: MiSTer Super Attract Mode (SAM) is now available - the first game screensaver for your MiSTer!

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jeremania wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2024 8:36 pm

How can I set up SAM to start back up after I interrupt it to play a game, then leave the core inactive for some amount of time?

https://github.com/mrchrisster/MiSTer_SAM/blob/main/MiSTer_SAM.ini wrote:

Start SAM only from MiSTer main menu
If you change this to menuonly is set to "No", SAM will always start after you put down the controller.

I think that’s what menuonly does in MiSTer_SAM.ini
Try changing

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menuonly="Yes"

to

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menuonly="No"
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Re: MiSTer Super Attract Mode (SAM) is now available - the first game screensaver for your MiSTer!

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Hey really enjoying SAM so far. I'm wondering if it's possible to have SAM on by default when you turn on the MiSTer? I have autoplay enabled after 60 seconds of idle in the menu, but when I power my MiSTer on it doesn't start unless I manually run the MiSTer_SAM script.

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It takes a little longer than 60 seconds but it works for me.

I had to run the script and let it auto configure. Not sure if that helps you.

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dickhardpill wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 7:10 pm

It takes a little longer than 60 seconds but it works for me.

I had to run the script and let it auto configure. Not sure if that helps you.

Yeah turns out I'm just impatient. Took longer than 60 but started eventually. Thanks!

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It's 60s plus whatever time it takes for your MiSTer to update the Real Time Clock (RTC). It times out after 60s so you wait a maximum of 2 mins if your MiSTer does not update RTC

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Ok back with another conundrum. So close to getting it where I want.

Right now I can press Start when a game is being displayed by SAM and play it. That's cool. However, I'd love to be able to just jump in my inserting a coin into my cab. When I do this, it registers the coin but it also seems to skip the current game and go to the next. Anyone know what would cause that?

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Select button skips the current game. Just go to setup controller in SAM's menu and pick different buttons

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mrchrister wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 10:05 am

Select button skips the current game. Just go to setup controller in SAM's menu and pick different buttons

Thanks. Didn't realize the coin drop would count as select but playing with that worked out.

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