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Attract-Mode is a graphical front-end for command line emulators such as MAME, MESS and Nestopia. It hides the underlying operating system and is intended to be controlled with a joystick, gamepad or spin dial, making it ideal for use in arcade cabinet setups. Attract-Mode is open source and runs on Linux, OS X and Windows.

Obtaining Attract-Mode

Attract-Mode can be downloaded from it's web site

Attract-Mode is also included in GroovyArcade Linux

Configuring Attract Mode

Configuring Artwork

  • artwork marquee = Cabinet marquee images
  • artwork snap = Videos and game screen shots
  • artwork flyer = Game flyers and box art
  • artwork wheel = Hyperspin wheel art.