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Kodi addon for LaunchBox 1.5.9

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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, Kodi 18, Kodi 19 and Kodi Windows Store versions.

Requirements:
Windows PC
LaunchBox Premium
Kodi 16, 17, 18, 19 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.
Taskbar will flash on Kodi Windows Store version (UWA) using 1.5.4+. Current workaround is to switch to Kodi non-UWA or to minimize effects, enable hide taskbar in advance options, remove Cortana search bar and change taskbar to black.
Starting with version 1.5.6, due to windows security restriction on SMB shares over IP  (eg. \\192.168.1.1\shared-folder\), the addon will produce an error saying it is not supported. Current workaround is to enable SMB fix in Advance settings to replace IP with supplied server name or enable SMBv1 on server and computer to allow NetBIOS name resolutions in Kodi.
Kodi-six package is now required with 1.5.6+, addon will fail if after first installation of Kodi-six package dependency, Kodi was not restarted.

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 1.5.2   See changelog

Released

CHANGES in 1.5.2:
- Completed voluntary project audit and fixed all possible license issues, all code is GPLv2 unless otherwise stated in README.txt and/or actual file.
- Removed all deprecated code and moved to string.po for langauge file.
- New fanart thanks to Rincewind.

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:
Recently, I was notified that some person or persons over the course of the last 2 weeks had anonymously and without providing reason reported this download's file posting. Due to this, I have voluntarily gone through and audited all files/images/license(s) and contacted those involved. All possible issues have been corrected and all code is GPLv2 as nothing was actually MIT licensed so the LICENSE.txt has been corrected. Finally, thanks to Rincewind, the fanart included now not only looks better but has proper permission obtained for its inclusion in this Kodi addon.

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slacker

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

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

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crampedmisfit

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Freaking RAD! Just installed and fixed up a few settings and was good to go. Super seamless and exactly what I needed! Thanx!

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Mr.NiceGuy

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Works perfect. Also appreciated the possibilty to use script before and after the use of Big Box. Thank you very much!

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KillaBLK

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

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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Ruester

   3 of 5 members found this review helpful 3 / 5 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

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   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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bori_serrano24

   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

Havent downloaded it yet but Ik this finna slap

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Darkillerclown4

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Cool app

 

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Werner

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nice

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Iceman0802

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Nice

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nastynate

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awesme!

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alldayer411

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it's ok

 

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doogie

  

Thanks again for this addon! Really completes the look as a gaming and media appliance.

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wstaley2016

  

Greetings everyone! Its my first day here....to the developer/creator of launchbox/bigbox, nicely done! I have a quick question maybe someone can help with please. I seen on youtube everyone adding this to kodi. I assumed that they were doing this on a firestick device but I forgot kodi is also on windows/linux computers. Anyways, I just purchased a fire tv2 BOX. from what I have read it is the most powerful amazon device (or close to it). I have minimal linux experience as I have been slowly learning the past year or so. I took a leap of faith an attempted to "root" my amazon box. Here is my question.....

Having "root" I am able to mount more storage, create partitions and chose the file system for that partition. If I were to create a partition that would hold windows (or whatever pieces of the windows system I need for launchbox) would I then be able to use this on my firebox? Or should I just give up the firebox hope? I don't blame you for ending the amazon support after reading about your experience with them?

Besides my question above....to the launchbox devs,..... is putting the amazon version onto github something you guys might (or have) considered? I don't have the experience but I bet you guys might be able to get some "community support" (or volunteers) with the skills to keep the project moving? Just a thought.

Thanks again for your beautiful work of art.

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