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  1. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0


    Marquee artwork for those with stretch LCD displays. I decided to share my personal collection of arcade rips from TTX, Teknoparrot, etc. I just put all in one zip file as I am not sure how I want to organize yet... games from TTX, RingEdge, RingWide, Lindbergh, Raw Thrills, GlobalVR, etc. There might be a few I need to update that look like ass, also will be adding more as I go along.
  2. 3 points
    just because you suck at games is no reason to call me a cheater, but thanks for the stupid message. there's no reason for me to be here since i haven't had any issues with launchbox until my scores disappeared. it was reported i couldn't use mameui, so i fixed that. i would like to know how i cheat. you can search my handle on youtube if you want to see a few games i played. you're an idiot.
  3. 3 points
    submitted to LB database.
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    You've been warned not to call people out as cheaters without any good reasoning or proof before. Please stop; I really don't want to have to issue a ban over something so stupid.
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    Hyper Chase took a lot of work. The best sourced image was not square on, so the center pic here has had a lot of rotating, cut and pasting, smoothing and cleaning done to get it as original and clean as possible, and straight. Rebuilt the main logo too from a reasonable box image. Was on this one for about 3 hours. And another overview, now up to 32 pics done. More soon.
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    Version 1.0.0


    Here is a collection of familiar Daphne and ALG marquees, but also added some fan made singe games as well such as Samurai Jack, TitanAE, Star Blazers, etc... Also for American Laser Games I added fanmade singe shooters Platoon and Freedom Fighter. And while I was at it... I did the ActionMAX games, hell why not...
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    The Community Theme Creator for BigBox is still in development and should be treated as an Alpha build, however it has enough features in place that would allow you to start building your own Themes. (Please see Pyramids by @Rincewind) As I have no documentation at this point, please visit my YouTube Channel as I demonstrate some of the various features. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCALHDoR8oQifl6sbIrdrW6w Installation 1. Download .zip file 2. Unblock (right click on the .zip file, select properties and click on Unblock) 3. Unzip where ever you like 4. Go to the unzipped folder and go to folder ".Install these fonts first to allow the demo theme to load correctly in the editor" 5. Install the 2 fonts (these are only needed for the included Theme) 6. Click on the "COMMUNITY Theme Creator for BigBox.exe" 7. Fill out the setup properties (userid / name and location of the BigBox.exe ) 8. Enjoy! FYI. If you wish to design a Theme in either 4:3 or 16:9 or any other aspect ratio then simply change your windows desktop settings to the desired resolution and open the editor.
  11. 1 point

    Version 6.0.0


    ***Updated with Volume 6 Williams Pack for Funhouse, Dr. Dude, and Space Station *** ======================================= This includes media for all 96 Pinball FX3 tables through Volume 5 released in December 2019. This pack includes: Clear Logo Docklet Gameplay Screenshot Full Table Gameplay Screenshot Background Pseudo-Backglass - I use these for Game Title snaps Advertisement - Front and Back (for the recreation tables only) I only made a few of the backglass/background images when no others were available. The rest are credited to others, gathered from Zen site, Steam, www.gameex.info pinballx media site, and around the web. If someone objects to an image they created being in this pack, let me know and I will remove it. For those that have two screen setups, then the images for the background on screen #2, named according to the PXP (Steam) file naming convention (which is not straightforward) are in the "Two-Screen Images - PXP Naming.zip" file. The Pinball FX3 Images.Zip file contains a zip of the Launchbox images folders. Within the folder structure they are as follows: Clear Logo = Clear Logo folder Docklet = Box-Front-Reconstructed folder Gameplay Screenshot = Screenshot-Gameplay Full Table Gameplay Screenshot = Screenshot-Game Select Background = Fanart-Background Pseudo-Backglass = Screenshot-Game Title Advertisement - Front and Back (for the recreation tables only) - Flyers folders If you want video snaps, you can find those here: Lastly this platform XML file contains data for each table, PXP name, year, manufacturer, brief description (usually from Zen site), and base information that would normally be downloaded from LB DB. NOTE: The XML file is now located with rest of image downloads. Just click "DOWNLOAD" button at top right, and it is the last entry.
  12. 1 point
    This will bulk import ps3 game eboots in LB. Requirements - At least 1 game already imported into playstation 3 platform. Note - this modifies your playstation 3 xml file so as always make a backup before using. "Launchbox\Data\Platforms\Sony Playstation 3.xml" How to use: If you used the previous version, delete it. Download this: PS3GameImporter.zip Right click on zip file. Properties, security, unblock. Extract the FOLDER named "PS3GameImporter" to "Launchbox\Plugins\". Start LB, tools, import ps3 game. Select a directory to search. Choose if you want to scrape region. Note: some games might not scrape the region. This is true for pkg ps1 games. Choose if you want to scrape images. The images that will scrape are the images found within the ps3 rom folders. They start with "ICON" and "PIC". Some of these images can be used for clear logo and fanart. The images will be copied to Launchbox/Plugins/PS3GameImporter/Icon or Launchbox/Plugins/PS3GameImporter/Pic and renamed to the game title so they will be usable in LB. The images are not imported straight into LB because there is no way to tell if the images are usable for logo's or fanart. My recommendation for scraping these images is to first import your games with no images (Select "None"). Use launchbox to then download logos and fanart. And then use this plugin to import the games again selecting "All Games Missing Images" option. When games have been imported, they may not show up til you change platform and change back to playstation 3. Use LB's bulk editor to change emulator. To import psn games, point the importer to rpcs3's "dev_hdd0\game" folder. This uses code from xXxTheDarkprogramerxXx PARAM.SFO editor. Source included in zip.
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    //EDIT// newly added links at bottom of this post. //EDIT2// added a link to Dragon57s companion sets (awesome stuff). Hi all. First post, new to Launchbox and Retroarch. Be gentle. I've been working on a Vectrex image set the last few days, image attached below shows the first 15 or so done, i've actually got 21 done so far and working my way through a full set of 116 (for the roms have at least). This inludes all originals, most PD, some demos and a few hacks or clones. What do you think so far? Will there be any interest in this set once i'm done, and i did see a message saying "please post new art to the downloads section" but i'm unsure where that is just yet. Each new image is 780x1014 (reasons) and has been built from the best sourced images i can find round the webs. These are, for the most part, far better than what is auto downloaded by Launchbox currently and of course fully unified and looking sweet IMNSHO. I'll add 1 full version too so you can see the quality. Images have been straightened, had corners rounded (on some), dithering, rebuit the edges of screenshots, and rebuilt new transparent logos for most of these. And where nothing exists for a cover, i've taken whatever i can find online and completely built something. See "Birds of Prey" for instance or the "3D Scape Demo" covers. Hope the work is worth it. I will complete these, for my own benefit, but felt they were worth sharing or getting some feedback. Cheers. A 58mb zip of all 280 images is now uploaded to this forums "Downloads" area. Now at v1.3. I've also uploaded the same zip and all 280 singular files and the readme to my googledrive. That can be found here... https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hK-FLANqWD_dLclT82UpYACHikdX4X4f&fbclid=IwAR2InXZyjOWCFOAWEif0pH9TzmyKktyXhkXQgD745ansUhg6rUJt-euD2cs Please check the readme, especially if you've been following along and enjoy the files. Simon. Dragon57s additional packs (really cool to have these as well) "I just posted a companion art set with hitm4n's permission. Thank you so much for the continued additions to your art. Please don't clutter up this thread with questions about my files. Use the link below and the included comments section."
  14. 1 point

    Version 1.2.0


    Zip file currently contains 50 Wii U game marquees. More will be added. Hopefully someone finds these useful!\ Feel free to post request for games and I will be sure to get them done.
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    Yeah if people are sending PM's accusing people of cheating that will not be tolerated and will result in warnings or possibly bans depending on severity or frequency. This is basically harassment so don't do it.
  17. 1 point
    Nice one. I created an new issue in the GitHub tracker for it, and been able to reproduce it. It will be easy to fix.
  18. 1 point
    ccastles has still a not-yet-understood behavior. It seems not able produce .hi/nvram files sometimes. If a .hi is generated and not working for hi2txt to extract data, I should be able to fix the issue if someone can provide me this .hi file and related hiscore.dat. If there is no .hi file generated, hi2txt cannot read anything and I will not be able to fix: this is something to report to the maintainer of hiscore.dat file (responsible of generating .hi files for each game). The error message "ERROR: unable to find a structure..." either says that the .hi file has not the size expected, or the hiscore.dat has not the memory location expected, or there is no .hi file: I should clarify it a little bit for sure.
  19. 1 point
    Hi @MarianS3, It worked like a charm! Many thanks for the reply and for creating this amazing theme!
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    Thanks seaview59 for the awesome work. 😃
  23. 1 point
    submitted to LB database.
  24. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Collection of PC game marquees for those with a stretch display. Any major additions I might have in the future I will update here...
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    Just a bit of an aside here, but I've been playing around with Reshade a lot lately. I decided to try it out with PCSX2 tonight. Still fiddling but I like it quite a bit at the moment. Normal: Reshade: Normal: Reshade: Normal: Reshade: Normal: Reshade:
  27. 1 point
    Press Numpad Minus + F1 or Back + Xbox on a controller. Enter accepts and LAlt goes back.
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  29. 1 point
    would it be possible to fix the skew on Enterprise ? the internet needs a better logo thanks
  30. 1 point
    Thanks for the support! Here's my first platforms view. Got the idea from Bannerbox theme. I really liked the idea. Keeping things clean and simple. Trying to find ways to keep this theme responsive by not using custom art. I may have to test this view in the community theme editor to find out is this actually possible to make.
  31. 1 point
    I'm going to use the above text as a testimonial.
  32. 1 point
    I've already updated all the relevant configs in the set so that now 100% of the cropping is handled in the core itself, video settings are untouched. This is a godsend because now it should "just work" for everyone. Equally important is that now that I can adjust these crops by single pixels, they're more exact than the previous pre-defined zoom levels. I'll probably release an update to 0.20 shortly that uses this, because that would be an easy update. You'll literally just replace the cores and config folders in Retroarch and be set. I'll be honest, I wish every core had this option. I would use it. At the very least Beetle PSX and Beetle Saturn could really use it. Thank you for doing this! It resolves probably the single biggest issue with this project, so that's a major boon.
  33. 1 point
    You can always re-import without removing or re-downloading media, so that is what I would recommend. Delete your arcade games first, then re-import using the MAME full-set importer. Keep in mind that you *will* lose any customized metadata (such as favorite, etc.). There are ways to save that stuff though if you need to. Have you looked that the debug logs? Yeah, I'll play with it here soon to see if I can adjust it a bit.
  34. 1 point
    If you want I can walk you thru it on discord if you like, my ID is Y2guru , I won’t be available until 5pm cst but I’m available all weekend
  35. 1 point
    ah thanks I could have managed that my self, but what I can't do is redraw that logo in hi resolution
  36. 1 point
    No están incluidas con el tema, pero los compartí acá hace mucho, los podés descargar desde acá https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/1107-8bits-mix-clear-logos-categoria-de-plataforma-nes-famicom-theme/
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    The community voted to reset the high scores, just this once. See here:
  39. 1 point
    Exvania mame arcade bezel (very nice game 👍) exvania.zip
  40. 1 point
    Here's my updated game details view. I think I achieved what I wanted and now going to make more views.
  41. 1 point
    Hello, loving this theme. Was just wondering if you will be adding an option to move the cover art of the game to somewhere, so it doesn't cover game preview videos? Also the aspect ration for some games videos is too large for the box for some reason. Anyway to adjust that? That was a video downloaded from emumovies.
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    It doesn't really matter whether dip switches are cheating or not. What matters is a level playing field, which unfortunately isn't really possible while allowing dip switch changes.
  44. 1 point
    Thanks all. There are two known issues that I am aware of from the LaunchBox side of things regarding the high scores, that are affecting a handful of games: Games where negative scores are actually "higher" scores (golf for instance) are not tracked properly, because the system currently always identifies higher scores as higher scores Games that use multiple high scores tables are problematic, because we currently only have one high scores leaderboard per game. Gorf is an example of this. I'll be looking into both of these issues to try and get them resolved here soon. The multiple tables thing is a doozy though because it has the potential to over-complicate everything. Going to try and come up with a solution though.
  45. 1 point
    @everyone I just want to make a general statement as this seems to have turned into a very negative place. As far as I am aware the plugin does still work with more recent versions of Launchbox. I'd put any scenarios where it doesn't work down to user error. There is an issue with the latest version of Launchbox as the 7-Zip directory has been moved, which I will put out a fix to resolve tomorrow. And then I'll test it to verify that it's working for me. That is very likely to be the final update for this plugin. However I want to point out this plugin hasn't been updated in over 18 months and I don't intend to do the work to update it either. There is a new solution in the pipeline and I will be putting all future development efforts towards that (can't give an ETA yet). Coming here looking for technical support is one thing, coming here to complain that my plugin is straight up broken when it works for others and expecting me to drop everything and "fix" it is quite another.
  46. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A set of 40 Platform videos that show TV commercials for the respective platform. They work with all my other stuff (links below). Set includes the platforms listed below. Here is a sample video 3DO Interactive Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Atari 7800 Atari Jaguar Atari Lynx Atari ST ColecoVision Commodore Amiga Mattel Intellivision Microsoft Xbox Microsoft Xbox 360 NEC TurboGrafx-16 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo DS Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy Advance Nintendo Game Boy Color Nintendo GameCube Nintendo Switch Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U ScummVM Sega 32X Sega CD SegaW Dreamcast Sega Game Gear Sega Genesis Sega Saturn SNK Neo Geo AES SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color Sony Playstation Sony Playstation 2 Sony Playstation 3 Sony PSP Super Nintendo Entertainment System Windows Wonderswan Color My other stuff: Ultimate Playlist Beginner Setup Guide & Starter Collection (set includes new set of videos, logos & playlists) 1000's of Clear Logos focusing on Genres/Categories MASSIVE - 100's of Full Size Videos focusing on Genre/Categories MASSIVE #2 - 100's of Videos focusing on Genre/Categories Feel free to leave comments, questions and suggestions and I will get back as soon as I can.
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    I have been spending the last few days adding new systems to my LaunchBox, and the one that took me the longest to figure out was Daphne Laser Disc emulator, which for those that don't know is designed to play Laser disc Arcade games from the 1980s. At the moment it plays the following games: Astron Belt Badlands Bega's Battle Cliff Hanger Cobra Command Dragon's Lair Esh's Aurunmilla Galaxy Ranger Space Ace Star Blazer Super Don Quix-ote Thayer's Quest These are some fabulous retro games, so I thought I would pass on the information required to get this system up and running through LaunchBox. Step 1: Go to the Daphne Emulator site (http://www.daphne-emu.com/) and click on the Download link at the top of the page. Then you will need to download the Windows zip package to your PC. Step 2: Extract the downloaded zip file to your chosen location for your emulators, and into into a directory (I named mine Daphne). Step 3: Go to the Daphne Downloader Page ([redacted]) and download the BookSmarts Edition of their downloader. This will allow you to download some of the media files for most of the games from within the Daphne emulator. Step 4: Extract the downloaded file directly into the Daphne Emulator directory you created in Step 2. Step 5: Go to the Daphne directory and run DaphneLoader.exe, and you should see the loader start up with a list of all the supported games in Daphne. Daphne may need to update, which you should do, and also let Daphne through your firewall if you are prompted to do so. Step 6: Now we are going to use the Daphne Downloader to get most of the media required to run the games! This requires a download of approximately 11GB, so be prepared, but it can be resumed at any time so don't worry if you need to restart your PC. First select any game EXCEPT Space Ace, Cliff Hanger, Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2 or Thayer's Quest, and click the 'Start' button. This will begin the download process using Daphne Downloaders built in torrent client, and you can see the progress by selecting 'View Transfers' from the 'File' menu. If you get errors about ports not being open, slow downloads and firewall rules, you should be able to ignore them, I got these and I still maxed out my connection while downloading. Step 7: Once this is done, the next step is to try one of the games you have just downloaded. Select any game EXCEPT Space Ace, Cliff Hanger, Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, or Thayer's Quest and click the 'Start' button, which should open up the game in a separate window. Hopefully this worked fine, and you can press escape to exit the game. You should now try all the games in the list, once again except for Space Ace, Cliff Hanger, Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2 or Thayer's Quest. This will grab all other needed files for each game. Step 8: Now we get the rest of the games. These remaining games are different, because they are still available for purchase, so cannot be legally downloaded and usually require the original DVD disk to play (More on this later). The media disks you will have to source yourself, either through download from the usual places you might find such things, or through purchase online of the DVDs. Once you have the acquired media files, you click on one of these missing games, and hit the 'Start' button again, click 'OK' on the DVD warning popup and Daphne Downloaded will go off and get some more files that are needed to run these games. When this is finished close Daphne. Step 9: Now we get to move your games to your chosen locations. When you open the Daphne emulator directory you will see the two directories of interest, 'vldp' and 'vldp_dl', the first contains the downloaded games from Step 6, and the second contains some parts of the games from step 8. When you open these directories, you will see sub directories in each that correspond to the games that Daphne downloaded, such as ace, astron, badlands, etc. You can move each of these directories from both vldp and vldp_dl to the spot that you would like to store your games, but DO NOT change the directory names or any files within them! Step 10: Now with all these directories in the locations you would like them, we add the missing files from the Media DVDs you have acquired! All you need to do is copy the media files, which will be in M2V (Video) and OGG (Audio) files into their corresponding directories. For example, the ace directory, which is for the game Space Ace, will contain the downloaded files as such ace folder - ace.dat - ace.m2v.bf - ace.ogg.bf - ace.txt The media DVD will contain the M2V and OGG files, so add those to the directory as well to make the structure as follows: ace folder - ace.dat - ace.m2v - ace.m2v.bf - ace.ogg - ace.ogg.bf - ace.txt Do this for ace (Space Ace), lair (Dragons Lair), lair2 (Dragons Lair 2), tq (Thayer's Quest) and cliff (Cliff Hanger), though the last one has reported issues and may not download from Daphne Downloader. Also note that Dragons Lair 2 has multiple M2V and OGG files on the discs, but they all go into the lair2 directory. This will bypass the need for having the DVDs in your machine at run time on all these games. Step 11: Go into each of these directories and ensure that there is a TXT file already in each which is named EXACTLY the same as the directory it is in. This is the MPEG Framefile for the video and is vital to get these games to run correctly! Step 12: Now open up DaphneLoader again and go straight into the "File" menu and select Preferences, then change all you setting to the same as shown below. This will stop any downloads and updates that we don't need any more. Then we need to test that the files are working as expected, so select the first game Astron Belt, and click the 'Configure' button. Then ensure that you are on the Game / Laserdisk tab, click the button 'Configure Laserdisc'. On the form that pops up, change the 'Virtual Laserdisc Player Options' drop down to 'No, I will install any missing video/audio files myself', and hit cancel on any warnings that pop up. Then select the 'Browse' button to select the MPEG Framefile Location, and select the file astron.txt from your astron directory. Note: for those that like to keep your directory referances portable, you can put relative referances in these file boxes, but we are actually not going to use DaphneLoader for launching the games with LaunchBox, but instead will use a simple batch file, which will be portable. You now need to select the specific MPEG Framefile for each of the other games. Step 13: Run the games and enjoy retro goodness! Step 14: Now we need to create a simple batch file in the Daphne directory, which will allow us to launch the games directly from LaunchBox, by selecting the MPEG Framefile txt file as the rom. Create a new text file in the Daphne directory and paste in the following code: @echo off set Passed=%1 For %%A in ("%Passed%") do ( Set Name=%%~nA ) echo.Name is: %Name% Daphne.exe %Name% vldp -fullscreen -x 1920 -y 1080 -framefile "..\..\Systems\Daphne\Roms\%Name%\%Name%.txt" You need to change the -x and -y values to match your desktop resolution, and the location section for the MPEG Framefile ("..\..\Systems\Daphne\Roms\%Name%\%Name%.txt") needs to match the location of your Daphne game directories, either relative path as shown here or a direct path like: "D:\Games\Systems\Daphne\Roms\%Name%\%Name%.txt" Please DO NOT CHANGE the %Name%, as this is what does the work! This batch file will extract the file name from the MPEG Framefile that is selected as a rom in LaunchBox and replace %Name% with this name at launch. This needs to be changed to a .bat file instead of a .txt file, but the name does not matter, I called mine DaphneLaunchBoxLoader.bat Step 15: Last step yippee! Okay, this one is easy, add a new emulator, Daphne, but make sure that you select the BAT file that we created in the previous step rather that the Daphne file itself, and associate it with the Daphne platform. Add the roms to launchbox by going to your Daphne game directory and do a search for *.txt files, and drag all the MPEG Framefiles to launchbox. Select Daphne as the platform and Daphne as the emulator, wait for the metadata to download and enjoy! Hope this works for anyone that is interested, let me know your success or failures and I will try to help!
  48. 1 point

    Version 1.0.1


    These are designed to be supplements for missing videos from @viking's amazing Colorful Platform Video set. They aren't perfect, but will work until he releases more videos. Most of the assets were taken from his existing theme videos Colorful and Nostalgia, which can be found here:
  49. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Custom Marquees for the Microsoft XBOX platform. Example:
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    Version 1.1.0


    A set of Logos, to match perfectly with my Refried theme. A special Thank you to @RetroNi for allowing me to use his white bordered logo set,with a few changes,for the creation of the Platform Logos in this set...As well as @CriticalCid for giving me the unspoken inspiration to even start this project in the first place! The Logos are seperated to download by category..including each playlist covered in the theme. Inside of the Unified Refried theme there is a "Images" folder. Inside you need to create a folder labelled "Platforms." Inside you will need to create another folder called "Clear Logo." Inside the Clear Logo folder is where you paste the set. Launchbox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Platforms /Clear Logo After making the change, be sure to refresh platform wheel images located in options (Image Cache). You can find the theme here.... You can find the matching video set here...
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