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MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:40:00 am »
In the newest MAME32/64 build, is there an option in the menu system to stop the screen from dimming when you pause it?

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Re: MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 06:35:02 pm »
in mame.ini file there's a setting called: pause_brightness          0.65
change it to what you like.

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Re: MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 07:27:16 pm »
You may not have a "mame.ini" file since it isn't created by default during install.

Run the MAME executable one time with the "-cc" (create config) switch to generate the file.
i.e. "mame64.exe -cc"
- You can run the command from command line or make a shortcut to the executable and edit the shortcut's properties, adding " -cc" after the executable name in Target.

Open "mame.ini" with Notetpad to edit settings as desired.


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Re: MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 08:30:34 pm »
I do have an .ini file, but unfortunately editing the pause screen brightness value isn't working.  It always stays the same (ie probably .65).

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Re: MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 10:51:04 pm »
I do have an .ini file, but unfortunately editing the pause screen brightness value isn't working.  It always stays the same (ie probably .65).
Editing the .ini does the same here.   :banghead:
- I don't see a bug report at MAMETesters, but I'll check with B2K24 and Tafoid.

The good news is that you can use either the command line or the shortcut trick mentioned above to launch the MAME executable with this software switch.

Code: [Select]
mame64.exe -pause_brightness 1.0

Both methods verified working in MAME 0.198 on a variety of games. (no dimming on pause)


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EDIT: Fresh install fixed it.   :dunno
Editing mame.ini works as long as there aren't any other .ini files that override it.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 03:18:16 pm by PL1 »

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Re: MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 10:09:05 am »
Mame .211 here, editing the ini works just fine.

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Re: MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 12:10:31 pm »
Are you use the MAME from mamedev.org or using the MAMEUI version with the Windows Frond-End?
Have you tried a fresh install and made absolutely sure you have no other saved ini or cfg files which may be later on the read chain for the machine and be loading a previosuly saved/default setting?
Multi Config information:  https://docs.mamedev.org/advanced/multiconfig.html

That said, testing 0.220 just released:
- Editing mame.ini to have "pause_brightness       0.2" then running MAME with a game (mappy) shows me a properly dimmed screen
- Issuing command line "mame64 mappy -pause_brightness 0.2" accomplishes, again, a very dim pause screen when used.

So, please, check all your config files or try a fresh install and see if this happens still.



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Re: MAME32 pause screen - remove dimming effect?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 04:20:28 pm »
Have you tried a fresh install and made absolutely sure you have no other saved ini or cfg files which may be later on the read chain for the machine and be loading a previosuly saved/default setting?
Two of the games I tested had game-specific .ini files overriding mame.ini, but the other eight didn't.
- None of the orientation/system/monitor/driver .inis had a pause_brightness entry.   :dunno

Fresh installs of v0.198 and v0.220 got everything working correctly in both versions.   :embarassed:



Thanks for the friendly reminder, Tafoid.   :cheers:


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