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Marquesas HTTP Server 1.1.0

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Small Footprint HTTP Server Plugin for LaunchBox. 

Example Uses

   * Display the current game marque full screen on a seperate system such as a tablet or smart phone.
   * View the current game manual on a seperate system such as a tablet, laptop, smart phone.
   * Retrieve LaunchBox and game information through a standard HTTP JSON API.

Installation

   To install unzip and copy the MarquesasServer folder into your LaunchBox/Plugins folder.
   The server will begin running whenever LaunchBox is started. The first time you run 
   it with the plugin a Windows security dialog will pop up asking if you want to allow 
   it to connect to the network. You will need to select one of the two options presented, 
   the option "Private networks, such as my home or work network will suffice". Once in
   LaunchBox you will see a new "Marquesas Server Admin" option under the Tools menu to
   manage the server. The server can then be accessed from any computer, phone, or tablet
   located on (or with access to) the same network as the machine running LaunchBox/BigBox.

Auto Refreshing Web Pages

   These pages (specifically the Marque page) were designed to be brought up on a separate
   computer such as an old tablet to display the marque of the game currently being played
   in BigBox. It is recommended that the page be loaded and then the browser set to full
   screen (kiosk) mode. In most browser on Windows you can toggle kiosk mode by hitting F11
   when in your browser. Each page will refresh automatically every few seconds to insure
   that the game being played will be reflected in the browser.
   
   Works via a standard HTTP interface allowing the retrieval of HTML pages for the current
   game. Any *ImagePath property can be retrieved from the IGame object
   (Unbroken.LaunchBox.Plugins.Data.IGame.*) by specifying /Image/ followed by the Image
   descriptor (the part preceeding ImagePath)

   * /Image/Back
   * /Image/Background
   * /Image/Box3D
   * /Image/Cart3D
   * /Image/CartBack
   * /Image/CartFront
   * /Image/ClearLogo
   * /Image/Front
   * /Image/Marque
   * /Image/PlatformClearLogo
   * /Image/Screenshot

   * /Manual

JSON API for retrieving

   * /StateManager (Unbroken.LaunchBox.Plugins.PluginHelper.StateManager)
   * /StateManager/IsInGame
   * /StateManager/* (Unbroken.LaunchBox.Plugins.PluginHelper.StateManager.*)

   * /SelectedGames (Unbroken.LaunchBox.Plugins.Data.IGame)
   * /SelectedGames/* (Unbroken.LaunchBox.Plugins.Data.IGame.*)
      
JSON API for retrieving raw binaries

   * /Binary/ScreenshotImage
   * /Binary/FrontImage
   * /Binary/MarqueeImage
   * /Binary/BackImage
   * /Binary/Box3DImage
   * /Binary/BackgroundImage
   * /Binary/Cart3DImage
   * /Binary/CartFrontImage
   * /Binary/CartBackImage
   * /Binary/ClearLogoImage
   * /Binary/PlatformClearLogoImage
   * /Binary/Application
   * /Binary/Configuration
   * /Binary/DosBoxConfiguration
   * /Binary/Manual
   * /Binary/Music
   * /Binary/ScummVmGameDataFolder
   * /Binary/Video
   * /Binary/ThemeVideo

See the default index (LaunchBox->Tools->Marquesas Server Admin->Ellipses) for direct links and detailed information.

Source: https://github.com/fpdavis/MarquesasServer
 


What's New in Version 1.1.0   See changelog

Released

   * Launchbox's upgrade to .Net core moved Unbroken.LaunchBox.Plugins.dll from the Metadata directory to the Core directory
   * Update .Net Framework to 4.8
   * Fixed broken Binary Requests for Video, Music, and Manuals. This should have fixed the problems with
     Chrome and the Manual, both /Manual and /Binary/Manual.
   * Fixed a refresh issue where every other Auto Refresh would bring back the "No Resource" available page.
   * Fixed bug when no game was selected.
   * Added more precise version checking.
   * Added version number to settings panel.

Requires .NET Framework Version 4.8 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-framework/net48

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