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  2. SpaceCoyote

    Game Controllers - Exiting and Setup

    amazing! thank you! not sure why I wasn't finding that
  3. SpaceCoyote

    Game Controllers - Exiting and Setup

    Ahhh you know what happened, I was thinking all the launchbox settings would carry over into Big Box. Oops! Is there a guide for configuring RetroArch to be the emulator of choice for Launchbox? Everything I seem to find for RetroArch is about setting it up as a front-end
  4. Lordmonkus

    setting up hdd for launchbox/retroarch

    You will need to supply your own bios for any emulator that requires it.
  5. Today
  6. Colorman3605

    Video problems

    In the classic mode of launchbox I inserted the videos in the details. The videos start but randomly stop for a moment to start completely changed (see attached images) and then return to normal soon thereafter. The videos are mp4, I tried changing the various settings of VLC (from forum of vlc, flickering, etc ...), I also tried to convert the files in other formats but the problem only decreases in frequency. Does anyone have any other solutions to recommend? Thank you! P.S. In Launchbox.next all is OK!
  7. @Jason Carr - I wonder if you can comment on the above? Launchbox Next is showing me the correct total game count for "handhelds", but BigBog is only counting the platforms and not the games in the playlists. I'm using CriticalCid's Criticalzone blue theme.
  8. Mr. RetroLust

    Ideal HDD for Bigbox?

    Awesome bro thanks! Then i'll save some cash on the ssd and go for 8gb extra ram and go for a 4tb instead of 6tb as I will be throwing away games I don't like, might be hoarders-sacrilege, sorry for that In the end I can save up room for the video's and images as well and put these on the main ssd when minimized in size. I'll let you know in a few weeks from now how the transition went.
  9. DOS76

    Ideal HDD for Bigbox?

    should be fine but I would personally get 16GB of RAM unless its just an emulation machine and even then I would get 16GB just in case I needed it.
  10. Mr. RetroLust

    Ideal HDD for Bigbox?

    Thanks @DOS76 @Kondorito! Yeah it will be local i'm not going the NAS route, holy crap dude that is fast!. I searched for the new system specs, are these fast enough for this example of usage: I want to be able to run the main screen at 3840x2160p, 2nd screen at 2560x1080p (wide screen marquee) thousands of arcade games in a list with video and images in bigbox, running games in mame with bezel artwork (4K bezel artwork in the future) and a shader. All without lag! haha I would even be glad with 75% less lag as it is at the moment. These are the new specs: CPU: Intel Core i5 7400 (7th generation): 4x 3 GHz, Turbo 3.5 GHz RAM: 8 GB DDR4 2.400 MHz GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 - 2gb, clock: 1.354 MHz, memory: 1.752 MHz
  11. DOS76

    setting up hdd for launchbox/retroarch

    In RetroArch there are a few different MAME cores depending on what roms you have will determine which version of the core you want to use. SNES9x is fine but Higans and BSNES are cycle accurate to the SNES so they are technically better.
  12. Kondorito

    Ideal HDD for Bigbox?

    The machine you will be moving to should not give you any problems in running videos without any lag or stutters, although there is another variable for this scenario, and it is the location of the files. You can have a great machine, but if the path of the executed files is not local, you might have some lag depending on how everything is connected/configured. I completely agree on the SSD advices above. I am moving everything to an SSD very soon (the trigger for the change in my case was the machine startup time and the time it took to launch shelled BB). My work laptop has an SSD and it boots in less than 10 seconds, so for sure it will be a huge improvement on your Front End experience. As a heads-up (even though I do not know your location worldwide), Amazon US has Samsung SSD 500GB drives for $118 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0781Z7Y3S).
  13. PowerCooker

    setting up hdd for launchbox/retroarch

    err what do u mean about mame? It's usually just a zip file for the roms u download isn't it? is there a different way of setting up mame? Do i have to download something else because i heard some mame games require a type of file that their missing? Some type of image file or something? also wasn't snesx9 or whatever its called meant to have been the best emulator for snes?
  14. Mr. RetroLust

    8.4-beta-1 Released

    I noticed some small issues still @Jason Carr I hope it helps you to tackle this language thing further: It seems the "All" "None" "Exists" side bar items are translated back to Dutch automatically after a system restart, even though I've translated these manually back to English in the General/Sidebar settings before. Not sure if this was already the case in Launchbox itself, but i'm pretty sure it was. The info field titles in the right column like: Rating, Series, Region etc. are also in dutch (but not every title). That's all left on the language issue as far as I can see, sorry I didn't notice them earlier on. Edit: If you need screenshots to get more details let me know.
  15. DOS76

    Ideal HDD for Bigbox?

    I have all my systems configured with LB not on the SSD and it works fine for me depending on the hardware of course.
  16. Mr. RetroLust

    Ideal HDD for Bigbox?

    Thanks so much @DOS76 and @Jason Carr This will help out a lot, I do have a smaller SSD with OS and other software on the new system it's around 128 gb sadly lol but enough to put the launchbox software on. You think putting the images and video's on a 4 or 6 TB drive would perhaps introduce some lag as well when on the same drive as the games? In that case would it help to split this data to separate mechanical drives or would that introduce extra work/time for the pc? Or is a much faster CPU, GPU and ram enough to lift most of that lag in comparison with the current low end system? There are these Seagate drives (I hope you guys have experience with these) which caught my attention which have 8gb of flash/ssd as a cache, it's sort of a hybrid drive which they call a SSHD (drawback I can only find them in 2tb versions here), it can cache the first 8gb on it's ssd which should give faster results than regular HDD's by not having to reload data, would this extra flashcache help Bigbox browsing in combination with 8 to 16 gb of ram and the image cache that Bigbox builds itself? As you can see I hope I don't have to buy a larger SSD as that stuff is pretty expensive. But since I do need a mechanical drive either way I could test out if there would be any lag and decide later on if the SSD is necessary. Sorry for the many questions, I'm trying to figure out a bit how it all works beforehand and plan out the strategy to tackle this, I promise I won't keep question-bombing you
  17. DOS76

    setting up hdd for launchbox/retroarch

    Model 3 and Model 2 are not emulated in RA at this time. Some of the best cores for certain systems are Higans or BSNES accuracy SNES Mesen NES SameBoy GB and GBC Sega Genesis Plus GX which is every thing Sega before 32X (32x will require Picodrive core) MAME will depend on your ROMset a lot of the other stuff only has one core so hope that helps if you have any specific questions about any system just ask for ones I may have left out.
  18. noiseordinance

    Bigbox lag

    Maybe since all four of my controllers replicate this, it could be my xbox wireless receiver? That still doesn't make much sense since navigating the GUI in Steam / Kodi / Hyperspin / every video game is smooth and flawless. Argh. I really don't wanna give up Launchbox.
  19. PowerCooker

    setting up hdd for launchbox/retroarch

    i have a gtx970 and 8gb ram on the pc upstairs. I also have a good processor as well. My downstairs pc has a 970 and plays everything i have thrown at it. does retroarch have emulators for am model2 and 3 boards? Or is that another separate emulators i need to run
  20. DOS76

    Bigbox lag

    Something is not normal there shouldn't really be any difference between your keyboard and your controller in this regard. I have all xinput controllers and don't have this issue either.
  21. DOS76

    setting up hdd for launchbox/retroarch

    As we said best core per system will depend on your hardware
  22. Retro808

    Bigbox lag

    They are xinput but I am not sure if the issue related to xinput vs dinput. I have a Xbox One controller I use on machine and 8Bitdo controllers I use on another in xinput setting with no lag issue mentioned. I have tested several other controllers without being able to replicate the issue. I do not have a Xbox 360 controller to test..
  23. OneUpWill

    Bigbox lag

    Yes, the Xbox One controllers use x-input. A lot of controllers do actually. There are some out there that actually allow you to switch between x-input and direct input. And just for reference, I have always used an Xbox One controller, so I don't think switching from a 360 pad would resolve the issue for you. I've also used a DualShock 4, but was also using an x-input wrapper and saw no change. I'm fairly certain I also tried a dualshock 4 as direct-input and still saw the lag. But it's been a while since I tinkered with the setup. I might try it again with a generic gamepad just to see if it actually changes.
  24. PowerCooker

    setting up hdd for launchbox/retroarch

    can anyone tell me what the best cores are to use in retroarch for each system then? also do i need a bios or mednafen for retroarch or will it download what it needs to work itself?
  25. noiseordinance

    Bigbox lag

    I have done the same; moved the entire directory to SSD, refreshed cache, all of the recommendations on the Lordmonkus post, ran every virus scan known to man, tried a bajillion themes, I've literally racked my brain on this. When I reformed Windows 10, the first and only thing I installed was Launchbox / Bigbox and the same problem. For me, this is very specific to Bigbox and X360 controllers only; I have virtually eliminated every confounding variable I can think of. I'm also at the point of either buying a different controller, or switching to a different front end. As it is, when I show off my fancy front end, people love the look but comment on the intermittent, unresponsive navigation. The shame is that I have four X360 controllers with rechargeable battery packs and such. I'd hate to give them up, and I don't really like the feel of Playstation controllers. Are Xbone controllers x-input as well?
  26. Jason Carr

    Ideal HDD for Bigbox?

    Generally the smartest way to spend your money on hard drives is to purchase a 250 GB or 500 GB SSD. The best way to do it is to put your OS as well as LaunchBox and all your media on the SSD, and then you keep the game files themselves on a slower mechanical drive since they take up much more space and won't slow down your browsing experience in Big Box. Maybe you could keep your existing drive for that? To be honest, this day and age you're really shooting yourself in the foot if you're not running at least the OS off of an SSD.
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