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Mala gamelist position
« on: August 12, 2005, 09:00:36 am »
Been playing with Mala and seems easier then mamewah.  I can easily create new layouts in the layout editor 0.9.8. 
The problem I am having is when I actually run mala.  It seems that the game list does not stay in the same position as where it was in the layout editor.  It seems to always want to move to the left upper corner.

This only seems to impact the game layout.  Snap/Title picture or Marquee picture stay where I place them.

Also is there any english documentation for this front end?

Thanks.

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005, 09:13:26 am »
Sorry, there is no english documentation at the moment. If anybody is interested in translating the wiki (http://mala.arcadezentrum.com/wiki) into english, drop me a pm at http://www.arcadezentrum.com/forum/. My nick is swindus.

I checked your problem right now and for me it works. Some questions:
Are you using a fixed size layout?
Does it occur in horizontal orientation or vertical or both?

You can open the mll file with a text editor and check the following values in the [horizontal] and [vertical] section:

ListTop=xxx
ListLeft=xxx
ListHeight=xxx
ListWidth=xxx

In MaLaLayout the top and the left values are displayed in the statusbar.
Any differences?

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2005, 07:17:06 pm »
I can go in an manually set the position in the mll with
ListTop=xxx
ListLeft=xxx
ListHeight=xxx
ListWidth=xxx

and have done so.  However I thought thats what the layout tool was for.

I have tried it both with fixed size layout checked and unchecked.

might just be a glitch with the layout tool.

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Re: MaLa gamelist position
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005, 08:09:56 pm »
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Also is there any English documentation for this front end?

One temp solution is to look at the Websites Via a translator. eg:

WIKI Mala Documentation:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmala.arcadezentrum.com%2Fwiki%2Fdoku.php&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

MaLa Forum:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arcadezentrum.com%2Fforum%2Fboard.php%3Fboardid%3D61%26sid%3D&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

It's a very basic translation, but you can get some great info on these sites.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2005, 08:14:02 pm by loadman »

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005, 03:45:05 am »
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I can go in an manually set the position in the mll with
ListTop=xxx
ListLeft=xxx
ListHeight=xxx
ListWidth=xxx

and have done so. However I thought thats what the layout tool was for.
Yes, right! Thats what the layout tool is for.
I asked you to check if there are any differences between the display in MaLaLayout and the saved mll file. If so I can search and fix it. Btw you are the first person who report such an error in the last 2 years.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2005, 03:55:23 am by swindus »

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2005, 09:15:15 am »
Here are some images of the layout and the actual display.

http://photobucket.com/albums/a152/amerish/

The title shows in different positions. (upper right corner in layout, top of game list on actual mala. Also there is additional text showing next to the game list (to the right).  That is not on the layout.

I got the game list to position correctly by editing the mll based upon the list top left height and width.
 
Here is the mll info for the starwars-v2.mll. Checking the folder there is also a standard.mll file.  Could that have some type of impact?

[Layout]
Name=standard
Scaling=0
GripSize=5
ShowGrip=0
ColorSet=2
FixedSize=0
FixedSizeWidth=800
FixedSizeHeight=600
BGColor=017636
MenuImage=
StartingShowText=0
[Horizontal]
BGImage=Starwars-v2.bmp
LogoTop=193
LogoLeft=328
LogoHeight=30
LogoWidth=370
LogoFontAlignment=1
ListTop=375
ListLeft=80
ListHeight=30
ListWidth=265
ListDistance=30
ListAlignment=0
InfoTop=246
InfoLeft=328
InfoHeight=30
InfoWidth=251
InfoFontAlignment=0
CountTop=118
CountLeft=49
CountHeight=30
CountWidth=197
CountFontAlignment=0
SnapImageTop=44
SnapImageLeft=363
SnapImageHeight=140
SnapImageWidth=143
SnapVisible=1
MarqueeImageTop=54
MarqueeImageLeft=187
MarqueeImageHeight=450
MarqueeImageWidth=450
MarqueeVisible=0
CPanelImageTop=54
CPanelImageLeft=187
CPanelImageHeight=450
CPanelImageWidth=450
CPanelVisible=0
VideoTop=54
VideoLeft=187
VideoHeight=450
VideoWidth=450
VideoVisible=0
Definable1ImageTop=54
Definable1ImageLeft=187
Definable1ImageHeight=450
Definable1ImageWidth=450
Definable1Visible=0
Definable2ImageTop=54
Definable2ImageLeft=187
Definable2ImageHeight=450
Definable2ImageWidth=450
Definable2Visible=0
Definable3ImageTop=54
Definable3ImageLeft=187
Definable3ImageHeight=450
Definable3ImageWidth=450
Definable3Visible=0
Definable4ImageTop=54
Definable4ImageLeft=187
Definable4ImageHeight=450
Definable4ImageWidth=450
Definable4Visible=0
[Vertical]
BGImage=
LogoTop=300
LogoLeft=55
LogoHeight=370
LogoWidth=30
LogoFontAlignment=0
ListTop=117
ListLeft=182
ListHeight=370
ListWidth=30
ListDistance=30
ListAlignment=0
InfoTop=117
InfoLeft=678
InfoHeight=370
InfoWidth=30
InfoFontAlignment=0
CountTop=117
CountLeft=728
CountHeight=370
CountWidth=30
CountFontAlignment=0
SnapImageTop=81
SnapImageLeft=172
SnapImageHeight=450
SnapImageWidth=450
SnapVisible=0
MarqueeImageTop=81
MarqueeImageLeft=172
MarqueeImageHeight=450
MarqueeImageWidth=450
MarqueeVisible=0
CPanelImageTop=81
CPanelImageLeft=172
CPanelImageHeight=450
CPanelImageWidth=450
CPanelVisible=0
Definable1ImageTop=81
Definable1ImageLeft=172
Definable1ImageHeight=450
Definable1ImageWidth=450
Definable1Visible=0
Definable2ImageTop=81
Definable2ImageLeft=172
Definable2ImageHeight=450
Definable2ImageWidth=450
Definable2Visible=0
Definable3ImageTop=81
Definable3ImageLeft=172
Definable3ImageHeight=450
Definable3ImageWidth=450
Definable3Visible=0
Definable4ImageTop=81
Definable4ImageLeft=172
Definable4ImageHeight=450
Definable4ImageWidth=450
Definable4Visible=0
[Logo]
FontName=Star Vader
FontSize=12
FontColor=0000FF
FontBold=1
FontItalic=0
    TopBottomCount=5
    ColorStyle=2
    GradientDepth=1
    TopBottomFontName=Arial
    TopBottomFontSize=8
    TopBottomFontBold=1
    TopBottomFontItalic=0
    TopFontColor=0000FF
    BottomFontColor=0000FF
    CenterFontName=Star Vader
    CenterFontSize=12
    CenterFontColor=FFFFFF
    CenterFontBold=1
    CenterFontItalic=0
[Info]
FontName=Star Vader
FontSize=8
FontColor=0000FF
FontBold=1
FontItalic=0
[Count]
FontName=Star Vader
FontSize=8
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=1
FontItalic=0
[Text1]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=11
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=1
FontItalic=0
TopH=1000
LeftH=1000
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=706
HeightV=370
WidthV=45
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=1
VisibleH=1
Pattern=~g_manufacturer, ~g_year
[Text2]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=9
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=1
FontItalic=0
TopH=548
LeftH=223
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=651
HeightV=370
WidthV=46
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=1
VisibleH=1
Pattern=~l_name: ~l_position of ~l_count ~l_filtered ~l_protected
[Text3]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=8
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=0
FontItalic=0
TopH=521
LeftH=223
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=678
HeightV=370
WidthV=30
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=0
VisibleH=0
Pattern=No pattern
[Text4]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=8
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=0
FontItalic=0
TopH=521
LeftH=223
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=678
HeightV=370
WidthV=30
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=0
VisibleH=0
Pattern=No pattern
[Text5]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=8
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=0
FontItalic=0
TopH=521
LeftH=223
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=678
HeightV=370
WidthV=30
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=0
VisibleH=0
Pattern=No pattern
[Text6]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=8
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=0
FontItalic=0
TopH=521
LeftH=223
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=678
HeightV=370
WidthV=30
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=0
VisibleH=0
Pattern=No pattern
[Text7]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=8
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=0
FontItalic=0
TopH=521
LeftH=223
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=678
HeightV=370
WidthV=30
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=0
VisibleH=0
Pattern=No pattern
[Text8]
FontName=Arial
FontSize=8
FontColor=FFFFFF
FontBold=0
FontItalic=0
TopH=521
LeftH=223
HeightH=30
WidthH=370
FontAlignmentH=0
TopV=117
LeftV=678
HeightV=370
WidthV=30
FontAlignmentV=0
VisibleV=0
VisibleH=0
Pattern=No pattern
[Transparent]
Snap=0
Marquee=0
CPanel=0
Definable1=0
Definable2=0
Definable3=0
Definable4=0

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2005, 10:31:04 am »
I downloaded the starwars layout again and cannot reproduce your error. Here it looks as designed. After looking at your pictures I would say you are working with different layout files in MaLaLayout and MaLa.

What is your monitor resolution? 1246x1039???

Can you reproduce this error with another layout?
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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2005, 10:57:32 am »
1024 x 768  monitor res.

I also have had the problem on other layouts also.

Running xp with sp2

Even uninstalled and reinstalled mala

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2005, 11:08:11 am »
but why is the size of the screenshot 1246x1039?

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2005, 12:21:18 pm »
Just a resize of the screen capture utility that I took the snap with. checking resolution of the fixed size for the layout, i show 800 x 600

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Re: Mala gamelist position
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2005, 02:05:11 pm »
Sorry, no solution for this problem right now. I cannot reproduce this error, so I cannot fix it or give you some hints. As said, I never heard about this before.