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  1. Version 1.0.0

    58 downloads

    Enjoy ! My work on the frontends : https://www.youtube.com/c/PademoniumCinematics/videos?view_as=subscriber My Patreon / https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25683313
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  2. Version 0.228

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    NOTE: This does NOT interfere with the Leader boards at all. **This removes the nag screen that informs you if a rom doesn't work correctly, or if at all, if you use this no nag, then please do NOT go to the mame support site with issues with games, please only use if you understand that there will be no help from anyone at mamedev as you are using a modified version of mame. mame64.exe - Normal Mame with Nags removed. For Version 0.228 You are required to download the full 0.228 official pack and install it, then just overwrite the exe with the replacement, this covers any changes the mame devs may have made to the support files. After you have done this, make sure you copy the folders artwork, ctrlr, cheat, hlsl, ini, folders and the ini files from the root of your original mame folder, and move/copy them to the new install. make sure in the mame.ini file you have the following set. Skip_gameinfo 1
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  3. Version 1.0.0

    159 downloads

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  4. Your Script Worked. Thank You My Friend Once Again. You Guys Are Awesome
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  5. Since you are not using 3D boxes the easiest way is to go into LB. Go to >Tools>Options and in the Image Priorities for 3D box uncheck all items. Then select only Box Front and use the move buttons to move it to the top. Now anywhere a theme wants to display a 3D box it will default to the standard flat Box Front.
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  6. Write that script to a text file and save it with the .ahk extension. (i.e. test.ahk) For the game(s) needing this, Edit the game, select Additional Apps, then Add Application. For the Application Path:, Browse through your LaunchBox folders and select AutoHotkey.exe. (i.e. D:\LaunchBox\ThirdParty\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe) For the Application Command-Line Parameters:, type, between quotes, the full path to your saved .ahk file [from above]. Check the box "Automatically Run Before Main Application". Then click OK. Oh.... don't forget to give it an Application Name. You'll probably need to lengthen the Sleep time. I'd say start with 10 seconds (10000) just to verify that it works. Then dial down from there. You may be able to avoid the 'Sleep' altogether if the Window title is ALWAYS going to be "M.U.G.E.N." as in your screenshot. SetTitleMatchMode, 2 SetKeyDelay, -1, 110 Loop { ifwinactive, M.U.G.E.N. { Send !{Enter} break } }
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  8. Rival Schools: United By Fate mame arcade bezel rvschool.zip
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  9. You have had three different moderators in here tonight, all telling you exactly the same thing. Have you ever stopped to wonder if its you with the problem here and not us? I first commented when you posted because you were accusing a database submitter of being a troll, and i said that that didnt seem like trolling to me, and i would of approved the image in question as well. Since then you have continued to argue with everybody who has commented, you just cant seem to stop arguing and telling us that your own opinion is the exact correct one and should be followed while everybody else's opinion is irrelevant as it is contrary to your own. Please, lets just drop this pointless discussion.
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  10. Risky Challenge mame arcade bezel riskchal.zip
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  11. Here's another bezel again, I won't be able to make bezels daily anymore, but i'll try to make as much bezels as I can. This probably means the schedule will change before this project is finished but I still hope it'll be around the summer. Seemed I wasn't looking right, the Ripcord bezel artwork was already restored Ripcord mame arcade bezel ripcord.zip
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  12. Here is my Virtua Racing Realistic Arcade Bezel using HyperspaceMadness’s Reflective Shader.
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  13. submitted to LB database
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  14. Blog post for v0.35 on Zomb's Lair Download C64 Dreams version 0.35 Download local magazine module (optional) Download Torrent Download v0.35 Hotfix 2/6/2021 Game Details Spreadsheet Version 0.35 of C64 Dreams is now available! It features 500 new games (for a new total of 2500!) and a ton of improvements and new features. This update has been an absolutely monumental undertaking. This will likely sound ridiculous but I can say in all earnestness and without exaggeration that nearly all of my free time over the past 3 months has been poured into this project (and sporadic work in the 6 months before that). It ended up becoming a much more significant endeavor than I remotely anticipated going into it, not because of the new games that were added this go round, but because of a number of peripheral elements that ended up exploding into a huge project all to themselves. The most significant of these was the development of a new system which allows you to quickly toggle back and forth between the game and the manual. I had to write the code to make this happen, which took a fair bit of experimenting (and a bit of additional coding help by Launchbox users @jayjay and @JoeViking245, thanks again for that!) but finally came up with something that I'm quite happy with. Manuals have become a thing of the past these days, but they were once an integral part of the experience. Very often the background story was entirely relegated to the manual. In some cases - like some Infocom games for example - vital information for the completion of the game was contained in the manuals, along with artwork, maps, all kinds of wonderful treasures. So the single most significant addition in this update is incorporating as many manuals as possible in as high a quality as possible. This leads to the largest task of them all - sourcing the manuals to begin with. I scoured many, many, resources, and even got some additional help in this undertaking by @TimberlAndRE and Smiling Spectre of the eXoDOS project (thanks again!). Then, just to make things more difficult (because why not) and go the extra mile, I went through the process of converting nearly all of these from pdf to cbr format to improve the experience. There are several reasons for this - the most obvious is that they simply display more cleanly in the incorporated viewer (CDisplay) but this also allowed me to clean them up, divide them up in order to make them more easily readible, and add additional materials (maps, reference cards, etc.) into one combined document. All of this entailed a huge amount of by-hand work, but I think it's absolutely been worth it in the end. The current grand total is 1068 manuals incorporated into the collection, which means that 43% of the games have toggleable manuals. This is actually much more than I ever anticipated when I began. All of this was the outcropping of an earlier goal for this update - to show some love for text adventures. I know that these are not everyone's thing. I get it, I really do. That's why I wanted to see what I could do to make the experience a little bit more enjoyable. Manuals are definitely a huge part of this - especially in the case of Infocom titles which would regularly have extensive and extravagant documentation - but another issue is that many of these games are entirely silent. The thought occurred to me - there's an ocean of user-made SID music out there... why not try to incorporate some of that and help make the experience a little more atmospheric. The first task was figuring out how to even implement that, but after a fair bit of digging and experimentation I came up with a pretty nice end result which incorporates sidplayfp and mpg123 (depending on whether the music is in native .sid format or .mp3). The next task was finding music that was actually appropriate which ended up being a lot more difficult. I listened to thousands of tracks in the High Voltage SID Collection and on Youtube to find things that actually fit the tone that I was looking for. Low-key atmospheric/ambient music isn't exactly something that's typical for a lot of SID music, even though the chip is completely capable of it. I ended up finding a decent number of tracks that were what I was looking for, though I'm certainly not done on that front. There are some games that I have on the agenda to add some music to that I just didn't find anything I was quite happy with, so I'm still on the lookout. That said, I think you'll be happy with what I've come up with. In the vast majority of cases I've arranged the music into playlists of similarly-themed music that would be appropriate for the game they're assigned to. Each track loops infinitely until you tell it to change to the next. I did this essentially to allow you to change things up if you get tired of a given track. You can see an example of both the custom music and the manual features in the video below: With new features come the necessity for new controller and keyboard mappings. You can see the updated controller reference here (all existing notes overlays were updated accordingly): Updated keyboard controls: 8456 on the numpad = Up, Left, Down, Right Left Alt = Fire Left Ctrl = C= Key ESC = Runstop Numpad asterisk = swap joystick ports Numpad minus is the combo key Numpad minus + Numpad 0 = Eject/Insert Disk Numpad minus + Numpad 9 = Next Disk Numpad minus + Numpad 8 = Previous Disk Numpad minus + Space = Fast Forward (can also hold down PgDwn to activate warp mode) Numpad minus + Numpad plus = toggle controls/notes display Numpad minus + Numpad return = toggle manual Numpad minus + ESC = Quit Numpad minus + F2 = Save State Numpad minus + F4 = Load State Numpad minus + F7 = Next State Numpad minus + F6 = Previous State Numpad minus + Up arrow = show info on current custom music track Numpad minus + Down arrow = show info on current custom music track Numpad minus + Right arrow = play next custom track (if in playlist) Numpad minus + Left arrow = play previous custom track (if in playlist) On top of all this, I made a very concerted effort to improve the media and metadata in Launchbox. I upgraded hundreds of covers, added tons of logos, screenshots and other images, and filled in as many gaps as I could. Incorrect matches have been fixed, genre and production info added, and alternate names implemented (Coil Cop / Thing Bounces Back) for quite a few titles (so searching for either will display the corresponding game). It's still not perfect, but it's significantly better than in the previous version. I also created close to 700 3D boxes and unified the 3D box format across the collection. 3D boxes are now the default view for games. It creates a nice clean look. Thankfully the process is quite quick and simple so I can create more or upgrade existing ones quite easily, assuming I have something appropriate to use as the cover. All of this work combined became quite the grueling slog but will make things easier going forward. None of these things would have been overly taxing, on their own, if they were only required for new additions - it's the fact that so much of the work encompassed the entire collection - all the manuals, media, and metadata in one sweep. Phew! It was well worth it in the end though, and I'm quite proud of the result. It should be noted that all of this has had a very tangible impact on the filesize of the collection - the previous version was about 5GB without the local magazines and 10GB with them. It's now about 13GB / 19GB! I want to thank -Archivist for agreeing to host C64 Dreams on the-eye.eu and @eXo for pointing me in the right direction on that front! As a quick update on the progress of the collection itself, I've made it through 46% of Gamebase64, parsing through 19,575 out of 42,718 screenshots in that collection. I'm currently making my way through "K". While I certainly still have a long way to go, determining that I'd made it through almost half of GB64 made me realize that I was actually further along than I initially thought. That combined with the newly implemented manual and music systems in this update drove the decision for the larger than normal version bump this go round. In the last update I included a list of my favorite new additions to the collection, but since I focused more heavily on text adventures this time than normal, I thought I'd take a moment to provide some recommendations since this is a genre that I know many are mostly or entirely unfamiliar with and don't know where to begin. The most obvious answer is "anything by Infocom". There's a reason why they were so famous in this arena, and it's well-earned. You can't go too wrong with any of those (though I certainly prefer some over others). That said, so as not to be a complete cop-out, I'll provide some specific recommendations (and not limited to Infocom). If there's a single game that I can emphatically recommend as the best starting point for anyone new to the genre, however, it's Zork I: The Great Underground Empire. It's wonderful; and very easy to get into even if you're not a text adventure aficionado thanks to the excellent parser that makes the experience about as frustration-free as it can be. The single greatest difference between a good text adventure and a bad one is the quality of their parser and how that interacts with the puzzle design. Some games are extremely strict about what they'll accept, both in the method to achieve your goal and the specific way in which you phrase that method. Something that Zork manages better than many others is making all of that feel natural. You try something that seems like it might make sense and it often works and, if not, you'll at least usually get a humorous response that shows the developers already anticipated what you tried to do. I really can't recommend it enough as a great introduction to the genre. If it's something that's totally foreign to you, I would just encourage you to keep an open mind. Read the manual and try to immerse yourself in the worlds that they've created. And remember to examine everything! I'd recommend taking a look at this page too if you want some general pointers on how text adventures typically function if you're a beginner. Once you've dipped your toes in and want to go looking for more, these are some other recommendations: The Curse of Rabenstein Eight Feet Under Enchanter Escape from the Shire Federation Hibernated 1: This Place is Death Jack the Ripper Jewels of Darkness Kayleth The Lurking Horror Silicon Dreams Starcross There's a lot of other great ones out there (and some not so great ones, to be fair). I created a new playlist entirely for all the text adventures in the collection, so check that out as well! So, with all that out of the way, let's get on with the full changelog. It's a doozy. New: Added a new category for Diskmags, with 25 associated mags Added ability to quickly swap between the game and manual for many games - these are listed on the details spreadsheet in the new Manual column; can switch by pressing Numpad Minus + Numpad Enter or Back + R3 on a controller; manuals can be navigated with keyboard (arrow keys to navigate and -/= keys for zoom), controller (right stick to navigate and LB /RB to zoom), or mouse (scroll wheel to navigate and ctrl + scroll wheel to zoom) Sourced and converted to .cbr format (and often cleaned up, adjusted, and split into separate pages) over 1000 manuals for use with the new manual feature. Phew! This means that 43% of the games have a toggleable manual (which is better than I initially anticipated). Thanks to @jophran, @TimberlAndRE, and Smiling Spectre for helping find some of these! Added custom SID background music with libsidplayfp (and occasionally mpg123 when the .sids don't loop properly) to a number of text adventures (and a few other games) that oridinarily have no music or sound, detailed on the custom music tab of the game details spreadsheet Added some configuration options for custom SID background music to Configurator, including the ability to disable it if so desired Enabled new autowarp feature for games that use TrueDrive wherever possible (cases where it doesn't cause issues) - this dramatically reduces load times and can be particularly useful in games that have very frequent "short" loads but no audio/music (because it mutes the audio when it activates) - a perfect use scenario for this are certain text adventures that have graphics for each area that under normal circumstances might take 10 seconds to change locations and are now essentially instantaneous (games like The Brew are a good example of this) Added a new generic (not game-specific) bezel with three variations, accessible via the Configurator; V1 is now the default Reshade support is now included, accessible via the Configurator; once enabled it can be toggled with Numpad / and the Reshade menu can be toggled with Shift + Numpad /; note that it does increase hardware requirements and startup times slightly Added a new shader (selectable via the Configurator) that only makes color correction adjustments in case you want to disable shaders altogether but still keep the color corrections (I would recommend using Esper though if your hardware supports it) Added an alternate SuperCPU version of Rescue on Fractalus (right-click / additional apps menu); highly recommended! Enabled mouse support for Cabal, Deja Vu, and Uninvited (with separate launchers via the additional apps menu) Created custom joystick controls for Ultima II Created custom joystick controls for Jungle Trouble Added a new dynamic playlist for text adventures (any game in the collection with the "Text Adventure" genre tag) Created separate xmls which can be imported into Launchbox (overwritten) to change the default launch behavior for magazines - the xml that is used by default uses the web versions as the default launch. If you install the local versions and want to use those as the default launch, simply copy the xml from C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams\Magazines\!XMLs\Default Local and replace the one in C64 Dreams\Data\Platforms\ with it. If you ever want to change it back just use the one from the Default Web folder instead. Version Updates: Asterix and the Magic Cauldron - replaced with +7DHG Easyflash version by Excess Bucket Wars - updated to v1.3 Card Sharks - replaced with Easyflash version by Excess Combat School (Boot Camp) - replaced with +3D version by Lurid & Tricycle Crack Down - replaced with Easyflash version by The Joker Creatures II - replaced with +10DFIR Easyflash version by Nostalgia Creatures - replaced with +10DFIR Easyflash version by Nostalgia Curse of Rabenstein, The - updated to v11 by Laxity Dig Dug - replaced with Remember version Dominator - replaced with Easyflash version by Master Empire of Karn - replaced with +DMW version by Hokuto Force Frightmare - replaced with +3DG version by Hokuto Force Infiltrator - replaced with Infiltrator Collection (Easyflash) version by Nostalgia Infiltrator 2 - replaced with Infiltrator Collection (Easyflash) version by Nostalgia Italy '90 Soccer - replaced with "New Version" by Fantastic 4 Cracking Group Knight Games - replaced with Easyflash version by The Joker Mayhem in Monsterland - replaced with +10DFIR Easyflash version by Nostalgia Shinobi - replaced with +3D Easyflash version by Mayday! Spy vs Spy - replaced with Remember version Turbo Outrun - replaced +8DHF version by Excess Dark Side - replaced with The Dominators version Chance in Hell, A - replaced with a Super CPU version and included an altnerate standard C64 version with added music Driller - replaced with 2000 A.D. version Dracula - replaced with West Coast Crackers version (has all 3 parts on 1 disk) Down at the Trolls - replaced with GB64 version (by Elite) E-Motion (The Game of Harmony) - replaced with +3 version by Triad Changes/Fixes: Updated Retroarch to 1.9.0 Updated to latest version of the core which now supports, among other things, per-pixel horizontal and vertical cropping, an updated SID engine (ReSID-fp), and automatic load warp for TrueDrive enabled games. Thanks to @Pixelpiper for the work on his BC core which prompted the per pixel-cropping implementation. Added or adjusted custom cropping for 2000 Kung-Fu Maniacs, Abyssonaut, Alcon, Alien Syndrome, Another World, Ballblazer, Bangkok Knights, Bear Essentials, Beyond the Forbidden Forest, Brainway, C64 Snail Maze, Delta, Dominion, Donkey Kong (Oxyron), Draconus, E-SWAT, Forgotten Forest, Fortress of Narzod, Game Over II - Part 1, Gemini Wing, Genesia, Ghostbusters II, Hans Kloss, Harrier 7, Heatseeker, Hyperion II, Interchange, It's Magic, It's Magic II, It's Only Rock n' Roll, Kobo64, The Last Fight, Mega Phoenix, No Mercy, Outlaw, Paperboy, Phobia, Planet Golf, Powerglove, Run Like Hell, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Tiger Claw, Turbo Outrun, Wizball, Wolfling, Worm, and Zolyx. Now everything involving cropping is handled through core options - Retroarch's video output settings are untouched. This means that no manual adjustment should be necessary regardless of your monitor's resolution or aspect ratio! Woohoo! Adjusted the vertical and horizontal crop settings on Frogger Arcade Corrected the horizontal crop settings on Jars' Revenge (uses horizontal overscan space) Made first overlay image for Ballblazer transparent as the game is zoomed in (and the bezel would cover it) Made first overlay image for Jars' Revenge transparent as the game uses the horizontal overscan space (the overlay was disabled entirely previously, but now you can still access the control overlay while the bezel image is unused) Switched to new ReSID-fp audio engine (more accurate) Replaced Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles with correct game (was the Coin-Op) Dragon Ninja and Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja are the same game, removed "Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja" Coil Cop and Thing Bounces Back are the same game, removed "Coil Cop" Guardian and Stargate are the same game, removed "Stargate" Changed "Daley Thompson's Decathlon" to "The Activision Decathlon" in LB, as it was matched incorrectly previously Renamed Summer Games to The Games: Summer Edition and Winter Games to The Games: Winter Edition, and added in Summer Games (1984) and Winter Games (1984) Renamed "Ice Palace" to "Ice Palace (K-Tel)" because "Ice Palace (Creative Sparks)" was added Renamed "BC II - Grog's Revenge" to "B.C. II - Grog's Revenge" Renamed "Dan Dare II" to "Dan Dare II - Mekon's Revenge" and "Dan Dare 3 - The Escape" to "Dan Dare III - The Escape" Renamed "Demons Kiss" to "Demon's Kiss" Renamed "Judge Dredd" to "Judge Dredd (Melbourne House)" because "Judge Dredd (Virgin Mastertronic)" was added Renamed "Deadline" to "Deadline (Visualize Software)" because "Deadline (Infocom)" was added Renamed "Frankenstein" to "Frankenstein (Zepplin Games)" because "Frankenstein (CRL)" was added Renamed "Haunted House" to "Haunted House (Alligata Software)" because "Haunted House (Planet Rock)" was added Renamed "Boom" to "Boom (567 KByte)" Renamed "Bomb Jack 2" to "Bomb Jack II" Renamed "E-Swat" to "E-SWAT" Renamed "Cyberworld" to "Cyber World" Renamed "3D Golf" to "Hole in One" Renamed "Castle" to "Castle (LK Avalon)" Renamed "Sinbad and the Throne of Falcon" to "Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon" Renamed "Earth Orbit Station" to "Earth Orbit Stations" Renamed "Experimental Traxter 7" to "Experiment Traxter 7" Renamed "Bignose's USA Adventure" to Big Nose's American Adventure" Renamed "Captain America and The Doom Tube" to "Captain America in The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann" Renamed "The Catacombs" to "Catacombs" Renamed "The Game of Harmony" to "E-Motion" (European title) Renamed "Boot Camp" to "Combat School" (European title) Renamed "F40 Pursuit" to "Crazy Cars II" (European title) Duplicated all the game overrides and option files into the x64sc folder so that that core can be used instead if so desired. It should be noted, however, that this requires a mass find and replace in the game .bats to change the references to a different core - this is easy enough with Notepad++ (or equivalent) though. There is a possibility that x64sc will be used by default in the future, but in my experience the benefits are minimal while the drawback is higher hardware requirements and slower warp/fast forward speeds. Changed default frame delay value to 0 and a few other backend settings to help with lower end hardware performance Corrected Black Magic, Combat School, Cycle Knight, Drag Race Eliminator, The Great Escape, Jack Attack, Kikstart II, The Pit, and V - The Computer Game to use port 1 Changed F1 GP Circuits filter mode from 2 to 1 Fixed an error in the Steel Ranger [commercial] .cmd Removed -autostart x64 from .cmds as it's no longer necessary; this also helps facilitate easier swapping from x64 to x64sc if so desired Added some additional code to .vbs files to help with rare focus issues Configured NTSC games to use custom palette settings; default settings are way too dark, Colodore looks better than the default for NTSC but it's still too dark and looks terrible for PAL (saturation is way too high) Reduced contrast of CRT-Easymode-Halation-C64 shader slightly because it was unintentionally turning very dark greys solid black (the trainer menu for Alienworld is a good example) Replaced BZRPlayer with libsidplayfp for standalone SID tracks as it's significantly more accurate and sounds much better in a number of cases Moved CDisplayEx to Utilities folder and updated magazine .bats accordingly Added addditional map overlays for Alternate Reality - The City, Alternate Reality II - The Dungeon, The Legend of Blacksilver, The Magic Candle, Pirates!, Ultima I, Ultima II, Ultima III, Ultima IV, Ultima V, and Ultima VI Changed Kayleth to use the SuperCPU core running at 48% speed (100% is too fast; crashes RA if below 48%) because the animation sequences make the game run very slowly (making typing difficult/slow) which can be resolved with the SuperCPU - this also has the added benefit of making area changes/loading much faster Added alternate launch options for A Chance in Hell, Dark Side, The Eidolon, Koronis Rift, and Rescue on Fractalus to use the SuperCPU to make them run faster Increased deadzone slightly for right-stick to arrow keys, this helps prevent erroneous inputs either by straying diagonally or by stick release flipback Changed Boom (Brainstorm Amazing Software) to use SuperCPU (supported by the game natively) Added autoloading savestates to multi-game Easyflash carts so that the correct game is loaded on start rather than loading to the game selection menu - this had already been done previously for games that didn't require any in-game saving but wasn't used in cases where in-game saving was possible because doing so would (at the time) break those saves - this has since been patched! Added alternate name data to Launchbox (typically for alternate region titles ex. Coil Cop vs Thing Bounces Back) for about 70 games Miscellaneous: Updated and cleaned up Automator code a bit Added additional notes in the Config Editor Audited all per-game core option files to correct any instances of incorrect (legacy) values for SID resampling or missing values for color adjustments due to core updates Created a startup watchdog app that waits 15 seconds for Retroarch to start, and if it hasn't started by then it closes any running scripts/apps that were launched - I thought this was prudent since there are a number of scripts and apps that are launched in conjunction with Retroarch now to facilitate the manuals and music - these ordinarily close upon Retroarch closing but, in the event that something weird happens and for some reason Retroarch doesn't start to begin with, they don't have that trigger and will otherwise remain open; the watchdog is essentially a failsafe for this so that you don't have a bunch of stuff still running in the event that Retroarch doesn't start correctly for whatever reason; if Retroarch is open once the 15 seconds are up (and it certainly should be, that's plenty of time) the watchdog closes itself; in case your PC is just an absolute potato and it takes it longer than 15 seconds for Retroarch to start, I've included an alternate version that waits 30 seconds in C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams\Retroarch\!Startup Watchdog - it takes about 2 seconds on my PC and it's about 7 years old now so I can't imagine many/any people needing this but you never know. I've also included a StopAll.exe in C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams which kills everything instantly just for good measure. Created clear logos for Diskmags, Magazines, Best Of Vol. 5, and Text Adventures Created nearly 700 3D boxes and unified the format for all 3D boxes in the collection. 3D Box is now the default view for games. Thanks to @Z3R0B4NG for assembling a collection of the boxes to point me in the right direction and to @marcoooo and @edgemundo for their contributions in helping to create many of the other 3D boxes in the collection. Changed CDisplayEx versions to one that's completely portable (previous version wrote some settings to an external local path) Lots and lots of media and metadata additions/cleanup in Launchbox; it's still not perfect (and realistically never will be) but it's significantly better than it was in the past Submitted several tickets for various core issues, all of which have been resolved thanks to the excellent support of sonninnos, the core maintainer: Remember Current Disk When Loading a State For Multi-Disk Game Per-Content vicerc Loading Toggleable Virtual Device Traps Core Option Make [Quick Menu > Restart] Revert to First Disk in .m3u Specify PRG When Loading From .m3u Manual Warp Not Working When Automatic Load Warp Is Enabled Stereo SID Support Savestates Break Easyflash Saving New games with multitap (3-4 controller) support: Hockey Mania New custom note overlays: Alternate Reality - The City Alternate Reality II - The Dungeon Angel of the Hell Asylum Ballblazer Below the Root Bushido - The Way of the Warrior Centauri Alliance Evil Prince, The Fall Fallen Galleon, The Garrison Hydrax Jonny Quest in Doctor Zin's Underworld Jungle Trouble Kayleth Maniac Mansion Omega - Neural Cybertank Design & Simulation Questron Questron II Shadow Over Hawksmill Shamus Case II Spelunker Tangled Tales - The Misadventures of a Wizard's Apprentice Ultima II - The Revenge of the Enchantress! Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders I also created a couple generic note overlays that apply to multiple games. One of which is a note that you need to press F1 to start the game. This has been added for the following games: Big Trouble in Little China Bop'n Wrestle Devil's Gallery DragonHawk Ghostbusters Jetboys Juice! Pastfinder Pitfall II - The Lost Caverns Zenji Zeta-7 Another generic overlay was created to cover the saving and loading procedure for all Infocom games. This has been added for the following games: Deadline Enchanter Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Lurking Horror, The Moonmist Planetfall Seastalker Starcross Suspended Zork I - The Great Underground Empire Zork II - The Wizard of Frobozz Zork III - The Dungeon Master Zork - The Undiscovered Underground New games: 2438 The Return 3-D Skramble 720 Degrees Accolade Comics Ace of Aces Adventureland Adventures of Tronic Age of Heroes, The* Aigina's Prophecy Aliants - The Desperate Battle For Earth Alien (Argus Press Software) Alien Bleed Amazon (Telarium) Andy Capp Archon II Army Moves Around the World in 80 Days Aussie Games Autoduel Aviator Arcade II* Avoid B.C.'s Quest for Tires Balakon Raider Beer Belly Burt's Brew Biz Birdie Bird Bobby Bearing Book of the Dead Breakthru Brubaker C64 Snail Maze Centauri Alliance Centric Chameleon Chomp! Crush, Crumble & Chomp Curse of Ra Cybo-Cop Darkhorn Davy - King of the Wild Frontier Deadline (Infocom) Deadly Thunder Death Battle 2200 Death Saw Challenge Declem Demon's Winter Destruct Drol Dungeon of Rott Elevator Eric Enchanter Endless Escape to Murky Woods Ewe Woz 'Ere Eye of Horus Fall Fallen Flax Forever Extending Hungry Snake, The Frankenstein (CRL) Game of Harmony, The Garrison Gateway to Apshai Ghost of Genghis Khan, The Ghost Town 64 Golden Pyramids, The Greystorm Guild of Thieves, The Gun City Gun Runner (Mnemonic Productions) Gun Runner (The Power House) Gunboat Gunfighter Gunfighters Gunfright Guns 'n' Roses Gunslinger (Datasoft) Gunslinger (Virgin Mastertronic) Gunstar Gutt Blaster Guzzler H.A.T.E. Hades Nebula Hagar The Horrible Halcyon Halley Mission, The Halloween Halloween Police Halls of Death Halls of the Dwarven Kings, The Halls of the Things Hammer Boy Hangman's Hazard Hans Kloss Happiest Days of Your Life, The Happy Gardening Happy Hacker Harald Hardtooth Hard Work Hardsync Harrier 7 Harrier Attack Harrier Combat Simulator Harvey Smith Showjumper Hassle Castle Hatchet Honeymoon Haunted Hill Haunted House (Planet Rock) Haunted Inn Haunted Mansion Havoc (Players Premier) Hawk Hawk Mission Hawk Mission II Hawk Patrol Hawkstorm Head Start Head The Ball Head to Head Karate Head-On (Compute) Headache Heavy Metal - Modern Land Combat Vol. I Heavy Metal Deluxe Hektic Hektic II Helden Heli Rescue Helicopter Mission, The Hell for Leather Hell Zone Hell Zone II Hellfire Hellraid Helm, The Helsings Hunt Hercules - Slayer of the Damned Hermitage, The Hero Quest Hero Quest II Hero Time Hero Time II Heroes of Karn, The Heroes of Midgard Hideous Hideous Bill and the Gi-Gants Hidihood High Frontier High Mountains, The High Rise Highland Games Highlander Highway Encounter Hillsfar Himalayan Odyssey Hit and Run Baseball Ho! Ho! Ho! Hobbit, The Hobgoblin Hockey Mania Hocus Focus Holiday Cops Holiday Games Hollywood or Bust Hollywood Squares Holo Holocaust Hong Kong Phooey Hook Hopeless Hopper Copper Hopping Hoodlum, The Hopto Hostages Hot Pop Hot Shot Hot Wheels Hotel Alien House Case House of Usher House, The How to Be a Complete Bastard Human Killing Machine Human Race, The Humanoids Hummdinger Hunchback - The Adventure Hunchback at the Olympics Hunt for Bubber's Bathtub Hunt for Red October, The Huntress of Midgard Hybrid Hydra Hydrax Hypa-Ball Hyper Active Hyper Circuit Hyper Space Warrior Hyper Viper Hyper-Hen Hyperbowl Hyperion II Hyperrace Hyperspeed Hyperthrust I Play 3D Soccer I Play 3D Tennis I-Alien I-Ball I-Ball II - The Quest for the Past I-Wizard I-Xera Ice Island Ice Palace (Creative Sparks) Ice Temple, The Ice-Mania ICUPS Ihanpaska Ikari III - The Rescue Ikari Warriors II Ikarus Iketa Ikkiuchi Illgen Illusions Imagination Imaginator Imperium Imperoid Implosion Impossible Game, The Imshi Incredible Laboratory, The Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Indoor Soccer Indoor Sports Indy Heat Inertiania - Land of Motion Infection Infinite Inferno Infinity Worlds in the Space Infodroid Ingrid's Back Inheritance, The Inheritance, The - Chaos in Scotland Inheritance, The - Panic in Las Vegas Inherits of the Throne Inner Space Inner Space Plant Attack Insanity in San Francisco Insects in Space Inspector Gadget Institute, The Interceptor Base Interchange Intergalactic Cage Match International 3D Tennis International 5 A-Side International Basketball International Ice Hockey International Ninja Rabbits International Speedway International Sports Challenge International Team Sports International Truck Racing Interview Into the Nature Intrigue! Intruder - The Game Intruder - The Space Quest Invader Invasion Invasive Action Invasor Invert Invest IQ Iron Horse Island of Dr. Destructo, The Island of the Dragons ISS - Incredible Shrinking Sphere Issuar It's a Knockout It's Only Rock n' Roll Italy 1990 Iznogoud - The Grand Vizir Jack and the Beanstalk Jack Bullet Jack Charlton's Match Fishing Jack Nicklaus Championship Golf Jack The Ripper Jackal (Imagine) Jackal (Konami) Jackal II Jahangir Khan Squash Jai Alai Jail Break Jail War Jailbreak (Michael Lalonde) Jam It! James Bond JANI JANI 2 Jara-Tava - The Isle of Fire Jasg Jason of the Argonauts Java Jim in Square Shaped Trouble Jaws (Box Office Software) Jaws (Outlaw-Emix Software) Jaws (Screen 7) Jax Jed's Journey Jeep Command Jeep Command II Jeffy Jessy the Worm Jet Power Jack Jet Set Willy Jet Set Willy II - The Final Frontier Jet-Boot Jack Jetan - Martian Chess Jetboys Jetsons, The Jewel Thief Jewels of Babylon Jewels of Darkness Jihad - Raid Over Baghdad Jimbo Jinks Jinn-Genie Jinxter Job Race Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium Joe (CP Verlag) Joe Dick - Private Investigator John Elway's Quarterback John Lowe's Ultimate Darts Jolly Roger Jonah Barrington's Squash Jonathan Jonny Quest in Doctor Zin's Underworld Josh Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A Judge Dredd (Virgin Mastertronic) Juice! Juke Box Julius Caesar Jump Machine Jumpin Jack Jumpin' Jimmy JumpJets Jumpman Junior Jungle Drums Jungle Jack Jungle Patrol Jungle Quest Jungle Raid Jungle Trouble Junkyard Junkyard Jalopies Juno First Jupiter Mission 1999 Jupiter's Electrician Kabura Kacper Kaiv Kami-Kaze Kamikaze Duck Kangarudy KAOS Karamalz Cup Karate Champ Karate Chop Karnov Karting Grand Prix Kat Trap Katapult Kayden Garth Kellogg's Tour 1988 Kennedy Approach Kentilla Kernal's Chaos Kettle Key Finders KGB Agent KGB Superspy Kick Box Vigilante Killed Until Dead Knax Knights of Legend Kobo64 Last Fight, The Left 2 Die Left 2 Die Part 2 Lord of Dragonspire, The* Lurking Horror, The Macbeth Magical Girl Mary vs E.V.I.L. Make My Day Mancala Mars* Mask of the Sun, The Maxwell Manor - The Skull of Doom Mean Streets Mega Tank Blasta Metal Dust* Michael Jordan vs Larry Bird - One on One Mini Golf Mirage Moebius Moebius - The Orb of Celestial Harmony Monopoly Deluxe Moonmist Muncher Eats Chewits, The Munsters, The Muppet Adventure - Chaos at the Carnival Neptune Lander Elite Newcomer Nightwalker Ninja Rabbits Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Old West World, The Omega - Neural Cybertank Design & Simulation Outlaw Over The Net Phantasie Phantasie II Phantasie III Pilgrim Planetfall Project FX-64 Puffy's Saga Quest of the Space Beagle Questron Questron II Rally Speedway II Rambo III Ring of Power, The Robin of Sherwood - The Touchstones of Rhiannon Robots of Dawn Rogue Rudy Hammer Run Demon Run* Saracen Seastalker Sector Patrol Sentinel Worlds I - Future Magic Shadow Over Hawksmill* Shadows of Mordor, The Shamus Shamus Case II Side Arms Silicon Dreams Silicon Warrior Sizzler* Slam Dunk Slurpy Snake-A-Space Snap Snake Soko-Ban Sooper Froot Space Mission Space Swarm 64 Standing Stones, The Starcross Stellar Wars Storm Chase Successors of the Throne, The - War for the Crown II Summer Games Super Nova Survival Messenger Survival Messenger Adventure Suspended Sword of Fargoal Tai-Pan Tangled Tales - The Misadventures of a Wizard's Apprentice Tau Ceti Temple of Apshai Trilogy Test Drive Test Drive II - The Duel To Be On Top Toilet Paper Stacker Uchi Mata Ultima I - The First Age of Darkness Ultima II - The Revenge of the Enchantress! Ultima V Ultima VI - The False Prophet V.I.O.S. Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego Windwalker - A Tale from Moebius Winter Games Wizard's Crown Wolfman You Had One Job Zambeezi Zombie Party Zork - The Undiscovered Underground Zork I - The Great Underground Empire Zork II - The Wizard of Frobozz Zork III - The Dungeon Master Zork Quest I - Assault on Egreth Castle Zork Quest II - The Crystal of Doom *these games are still commercially available so the roms are not supplied New Magazines: Zzap!64 Issues 51-60 Commodore Format 26-34 New Demos: 5 Shades of Grey by Lethargy Diagonality by Genesis Project Dream Travel 100% by Samar Productions In A Hurry by Padua Nothing But PETSCII by Genesis Project Out of Contex by Artline Designs Pagan's Mind by Dream Remains by Booze Design Rocketry by Chorus Snakepit by Delysid New Diskmags: Attitude 15-20 Dawn 1 Propaganda 25-29 Recollection 1-3 Vandalism News 61-70 New SID: Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Shinobi Bomba by Flex Cold War Generation by Linus Danger Dawg by Steel & Stinsen Ed in His Lib by Jammer [with SFXExpander/YM3812 support] Electric City by Flex [2SID] Elusive Groove by Flex Empty by Jojeli Foregone Destruction by Jammer Hawkeye 2018 by Flex I Dug Some Graves You'll Never Find by Linus Keine Music by Taxim La Mer by LMan Les Cathedrales by Shogoon Lundia by Flex Mainstream Lamestream by Mr. Mouse Midnight Kisses by Mibri [with SFXExpander/YM3812 support] Mini by Fegolhuzz Miss You! by Juzdie Mission Solaire by Flotsam Mutants Revisited by Jason Page No Conocida by Zardax Odyssey by Jammer [2SID] On The Waves by psycho858o Player by psych858o Rastaline Dub by LMan Red Herring Caught Red Handed by Jammer Robot Sensuality by LMan Smile to the Sky by Geir Tjelta Snowcial Distancing by Fegolhuzz Sockerbeat by Qdor Something Squared by Xiny6581 Spacebar by MCH Squad Signal by Dave Stay Strong, My Friend by Jammer, chuinho, GH, LMan, MCH, Mibri, psych858o, Shogoon, and Wiklund Stomp by Jammer Thus Spoke the PC Speaker by lft Turbo Killer by Noplan Vandal by Heart by TDM Vortex by LMan Finally, I just want to once again thank all the people that helped contribute to this update in various ways. Thanks again, I appreciate the support! sonninnos @Pixelpiper @Z3R0B4NG @edgemundo @marcoooo @jayjay @JoeViking245 @jophran @TimberlAndRE Smiling Spectre The folks at The Museum of Computer Adventure Game History and the Ultimate Tape Archive Everyone who contributes time and energy on improving the LBGDB with media and metadata! So, that's it for now. I'm in dire need of a nap. Have fun!
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  18. Just wanted to inform anyone interested in on what's new in the database that I'm mostly done with my missing games contributions for this year (and probably going a lot slower from now on - unless we might see some additional platform entries in the database ). I basically started to contribute missing entries early 2020, during this very challenging time. I simply thought of sharing all the media/metadata from the my local collection I had already collected for a long time, making it accessible to everyone using the database. I never thought I'd go through a total of 171917 submitted changes + quite a lot of moderation on top of it. This has included a lot of Japanese entries, like PC-88, PC-98, FM-7, FM Towns, Sharp X1, MZ-2500 and many other older computers (Acorn, Apple, CPC, Atari ST, filling missing gaps from Commodore models etc. ). Of course I haven't been the only one doing this, but those were the focus point I had. Many many others have managed to even complete or almost complete some hugely populated platforms this year like the PS1 and Nintendo DS. So please update your collections with the latest metadata and you'll find that you'll get a bit more ID hits than a year ago The latest batch I put up: Pinballs. They've got some really beautiful flyers, the oldest ones from the 30's(!!) and for example on the emulation side Visual Pinball's VPX tables look and play just amazing. And on the other note: I've seen different "hard" claims on the database (not the best place to make claims to be honest, use the forum for discussions please). And lately one of these claims was about the Wikipedia Field. I just double checked from Jason and he told me that this has been clarified before, so once again based on that information: the Wikipedia Field is ONLY for Wikipedia URL's, anything else shouldn't be accepted. Even if there is no Wikipedia URL available. It's quite natural when you think about it, since we have nowadays a "Wikipedia Link" button in Launchbox and you'd expect it to go right there . You can of course always discuss this, that's one reason we have the forum and we have super cool devs that are actively joining the discussions with the community. Anyway, I wish everyone safe and Happy Holidays and GAME ON!
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  20. I've got a full 8 terabytes of just games, which is actually kind of small from what I hear other people have. I think the biggest collection I've heard/read about is 22 terabytes. For disk based systems I use a regular 1g1r set because a full ps1 or ps2 set with all regions and revisions is enormous. When I have enough money (or storage gets cheaper) I fully intend to go full lists on those too, but I have to factor in backing all of this up. For systems like snes, you're only talking about adding maybe a couple gigs or less per set to get it all. I don't really know how to make videos and the process is all over the place depending on what kind of set it is. Working with no intro is the easiest. The general workflow is: Create a 1g1r set using Clrmamepro and dats from dat-o-matic. Use program file2folder to place each game in the 1g1r set into its own folder named after the rom Use program Bulk Rename Utility to remove all of the regional tags from the folder names - basically tell it to delete everything after the first ( in the folder names and then replace " (" with "". This basically leaves you with a folder for each game that is named ideally after the correct title of the game with no extra info. Example: Folder name: Super Mario World Rom inside named Super Mario World (USA).sfc Now leave this set alone and go back to your full set. (Also, the below is how you get all of the disks in disk based systems like Amstrad CPC for instance into the same folder named only after the game and no regional tags, disk numbers or revisions. Use program file2folder to place each game in the full set into its own folder named after the rom Use program Bulk Rename Utility to remove all of the regional tags or disk numbers from the folder names - basically tell it to delete everything after the first ( in the folder names and then replace " (" with "". This time, because there will be multiple games with the same name but different region tags and/or disk numbers and revisions, you wind up with folders named like this: Super Mario World Super Mario World_1 Super Mario World_2 etc. Whats in the folder with the _1 at the end might be a revision or a different region or disk. Search the directory for all folders with _1 in the name in windows and move into a separate temporary folder. Do the same for _2, _3 etc. Now go into each one those temporary folders (containing all the _1 items, and then the temp folder containing all the _2 items etc.) and use Bulk Rename Utility to remove the numeric ending to the folder name. So just replace "_1" with "". Now, all you have to do is drag those folders back into the main full set. Since they are folders and they don't have any kind of region tags, or disk numbers etc. they will be named exactly the same as the ones in the main full set and windows will automatically merge them into one folder. At the end you're left with something like this: .../Super Mario World ......Super Mario World (USA).sfc ......Super Mario World (Europe).sfc ......Super Mario World (Japan).sfc I took it a step further and added fan translations and hacks that I like to the folder by amending their names like this ......Super Mario World (Infinite Lives) (Hack).sfc ......Super Mario World (Japan) (Translated English).sfc I took it a step even further than that and manually changed all of the Japanese and European games to the USA title (obviously excluding the exclusives). Be warned, if you skip this step, when you start merging these folders you can wind up with a different folder for Castlevania and Akumajo Dracula which are regionals of the same game. You can solve this in two ways. what I did was I manually changed the latter to just be Castlevania (Japan), and then by the end of it it was in a folder called Castlevania and it merged fine with the Castlevania folder that held the USA game. When you have your full set that has been completely merged with all the revisions and regions etc. into one folder each, make sure its on a separate drive from the 1g1r set you made initially. Now drag the entire 1g1r set into the full set, but be very careful not to click anything afterward. Because they are on separate drives when they merge all of the items that merge will remain highlighted. Drag those highlighted items back into the first folder. You basically took the 1g1r set and merged it with anything in the full set folder that had the same name and then pulled it back out. You'll get A LOT of the revisions and regions this way, but you'll miss any game that has different titles in different regions, such as the above game Castlevania. These are mostly Japanese games, but also a surprising amount of European games have slightly different titles. Anyway, that's the general workflow haha. If you're really interested I can do a step by step but basically all we're doing is using Bulk Rename Utility and File2Folder to let us manipulate what Windows already does with folders with the same name, e.g merge them. I've always kept my games in separate folders because I like to tell the emulator to save savestates and saves in with the rom files. So I always had folders named after the entire rom like Super Mario World (USA). This is basically just a couple tricks to delete all of the tags from those folders and merge them, and as a bonus merge them with a 1g1r set. At the end I'm left with a 1G1R folder set. As in there is a folder for each USA game and then a folder for each regional exclusive. But within those folders is every possible revision, disk, region, and hack (I hand pick hacks.) Though I'm sure its not perfect (for instance, I was surprised to find that No Intro titles are changed over time) its the most satisfactory set I've personally had. So once all that's done, I just tell launchbox to prioritize US and when I import the entire folder, I get one instance of Super Mario World (the US one) and all of the rest including the hack and translation are automatically imported as an additional app. Like I said, it was a lot of work, but I must have enjoyed doing it because I'm done now with over 200 systems.
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  21. Version 1.0.0

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    A small addon to thank celebrate the final version of the custom theme of Mister Retro lust! I share a little less on the forums but I am still present on the scene, you can follow my work here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_XcPcxBIY7OEvePbsbDCIg/ My patreon :https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25683313 Project Patreon : Here 2 original project for the patrons
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  22. Version 1.0.0

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    I created 74 3D boxes
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