UNLIMITED ART TYPES
IV/Play allows for the creation of ‘unlimited’ art types. In the F1 configuration dialogue, any directory can be added that contains art types following the gamename.png format. IV/Play will automatically add snap, flyers, cabinets, PCB, marquees, cpanel, and titles on initial launch if it finds them. The view order can be set my moving the folders up or down the list. The art types will be assigned Alt-X shortcut keys depending on position, Alt-1 through Alt-0.
HISTORY.DAT / MAMEINFO.DAT
IV/Play supports history.dat and MAMEInfo.dat
. They are searched for in the MAME.exe directory on initial IV/Play launch and can be added at any time through the F1 configuration menu. Navigation through the entries are via mouse scroll wheel or Ctrl-Page Up, Ctrl-Page Down, Ctrl-Up, Ctrl-Down, Ctrl-Home, Ctrl-End. A separate font with size and color is selectable for the text area on the F1 configuration menu.
Favorites can be cycled with Alt-D through off, on with game-list, and favorites only.
NON-WORKING ICON/ART SUPPORT
IV/Play will display icons and any art type for non-working games if they are present. If they are not, nonworking.png and nonworking.ico are used. If those are not present then the built-in icons are used. This also allows viewing of history.dat and MAMEInfo.dat
entries for non-working games.
COMMAND LINE OVERRIDE
The command line override in the F1 configuration dialogue allows the use of various switches to be added to launched games, e.g. –window to play games windowed without having to drop to the mame.ini for editing.