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Kodi addon for LaunchBox 1.5.3

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Launches LaunchBox in Big Box mode from within Kodi - It will close or minimize Kodi, launch LaunchBox in Big Box mode and when Big Box is exited Kodi will restart or maximize, with the option to run programs pre/post LaunchBox. It works with Windows only.

Features:
BigBox Startup video and splash screen support
BigBox Updater support
Pre/Post scripts
Minimize or close Kodi option
Launcher Helper script version check
Supports Kodi 16, Kodi 17 and Kodi Windows Store versions.

Requirements:
Windows PC
LaunchBox Premium
Kodi 16, 17 or Kodi Windows Store for Windows

Known Issues:
Due to Windows Store's UWA security restrictions, user must set a save directory under the plugin's Advanced Settings to a directory of the user choice where the plugin's ahk helper script and icon file can be saved.

Install instructions:
Use 'Install from Zip' in Kodi and browse to the directory the plugin's zip was downloaded to and select it.

Configuration:
This plugin requires the user to set the location of their LaunchBox directory in the addon settings before first use. eg. C:\Users\<username>\LaunchBox\

PLEASE NOTE:
     THIS PLUGIN WILL PRODUCE AN ERROR DURING INSTALL IN KODI ON ANY OPERATING SYSTEM THAT CANNOT RUN LAUNCHBOX.
     SINCE LAUNCHBOX IS CURRENTLY WINDOWS ONLY THAT IS THE ONLY OPERATING SYSTEM THE PLUGIN CURRENTLY SUPPORTS.

ATTENTION: WILL NOT WORK ON ANDROID (BOX, SMART TV, ETC.), IOS or MAC AND LINUX.


What's New in Version 1.5.3   See changelog

Released

CHANGES in 1.5.3:
- Added a License.xml exists check and alert user if it is missing as this script currently requires LaunchBox Premium.
- Added a check to see if LaunchBox.exe is currently open and tries to gracefully close it.

KNOWN ISSUES:
- The upgrade support in this addon's Autohotkey script will not work properly with the auto download background option for LaunchBox enabled. Current workaround is to remove the check mark from the "Automatically Download Updates in the Background" box in LaunchBox's Options under the Updates section.

RELEASE NOTICE:
This release is a bug fix for a couple of reported issues with the addon's Autohotkey script.

IN DEVELOPMENT:
- Multiple LaunchBox directories support, thus allowing the user to pick from a list of LaunchBoxes they have added and setup for different purposes.
- License.xml not required support, using LaunchBox (Free or Premium) in full screen LaunchBox mode instead of forcing the use of BigBox mode only.

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Ruester

   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members

Love IT. I Integrates perfectly with kodi, feels like a seamless experience. 

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snarfo67

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Works great, zero issues. Anyone posting a bad review needs to learn to read--- IT ONLY WORKS ON WINDOWS.

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Zaazu

· Edited by Zaazu

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Don't know why people are leaving shit reviews. Works perfect.

 

People need to realise this is for Windows only, as that is the only platform LaunchBox currently works on.

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KillaBLK

  

My wife thought my dance in the living room was a little ridiculous. What she doesn't realize is all the long hours building a HTPC, have all culminated into this one add-on to complete it all..

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slacker

  

Great plugin, now my HTPC is complete. Works flawlessly on Windows 10 with Launchbox 7.14

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