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Johnny T

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  1. That's brilliant! Thanks for all your hark work 🙂
  2. Thanks for the link! Much appreciated. Downloading now 🙂
  3. It's showing that the archive is corrupt for me? Anyone else getting that?
  4. These are awesome!! And are now supported with the advent of v12 I think.... thanks for putting them together and sharing. You sir, are a god among men! 🙂
  5. I've not got one. I only have fruities on my cab so only have the one platform. However, if you do find one then please post it as it would be good to have one 🙂
  6. Hi Faeran, Apologies for the late reply. Unfortunately I've got a million and one RL things going on at the moment and I'm struggling to find any time to do anything else.... However, I *did* do a bit more investigation yesterday and found that on one particular game the monitor changes. However, when I go into the BB settings the monitors are still set correctly. At least now I can replicate the issue and know what game (at least one game - there may be a few others in the "Quiz Machine" playlist) is causing the issue. I know that some of these quiz machines are only Win XP compatible so I'm assuming it's something to do with that. I'll experiment (hopefully this weekend all being well) with running in different compatibility modes etc and just see if I can get any further.... Just wanted to give you an update. Thanks ?
  7. Hi Faeran (congrats on your recent appointment - well deserved mate ) Thanks for getting back to me. It's only the Quiz Machines and it's only certain ones. The "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" is a definite culprit and there's a couple of others. I *think* it's repeatable but won't know until I fire up the cabinet again which should be this weekend but I'll definitely check the Primary Screen setting hasn't changed. I might be able to get up to my cabinet tomorrow evening and, if I do, I'll post back my findings then. Thanks again for your suggestions. Cheers ?
  8. Hi all, I've just started setting up SWP (Skill With Prizes) Quiz Machines as a platform in my Launchbox/BigBox build. These are quiz games like Who Wants to be Millionaire and 100 vs 1 etc. They are exe files and just run directly (without an emulator). However they quite often open at a different resolution to my monitor - for instance 800 x 600 - due to their age. On my cabinet I have two monitors - a marquee and a main monitor. I'm running the latest Win 10 and the latest BigBox. All the quiz machine games launch fine but I've noticed on quite a few of them, when I exit the game and go back to the main monitor, Big Box has moved on to my marquee monitor? Anyone know why this would happen and how to prevent it? These quiz games are just like running old DOS games so I'm assuming it's maybe a problem that others have come across before?
  9. Did you get an answer to this? I was looking into the same thing? Thanks ** EDIT ** it's okay, I've sussed it. Cheers
  10. I have used Skraper briefly a loooong time ago so it *could* be that. I'll just set up a quick file check for *backup* files in my tool and alert me if they come back. Thanks again
  11. I don't know unfortunately? I've been doing a lot of work on making a script that easily shows me which games I'm missing (and various other things ...) maybe it was a file I created many moons ago?? Can't say for sure
  12. Removing the Atari 2600 backup.xml seems to have sorted it I think!! A big thanks to Faeran and C-Beats for your help guys!! Very much appreciated. Hopefully that will be it sorted now. I've deleted a couple of other *backup files I found in the Data/Platforms/ folder too... Thanks again
  13. I have just found an Atari 2600 backup.xml in there and deleted it.... just trying it again now. Thanks
  14. Hi Faeran Yes, my roms are zip files and I just imported the folder. It's happening all the time with Atari 2600 roms - I'm just working on curating that system so I've not tried it with other systems yet. I'm busy experimenting with it at the moment to try and make a pattern out of the behaviour. I'll post back if I come up with something. Thanks ?
  15. Hi all, I'm trying to curate my list of Atari 2600 ROMs. I've been through and deleted some of the ROMs. I "Scan for Removed ROMs" and it finds a list that I've deleted and I tell it to remove them. I then scan for removed ROMs again and it doesn't find anything... so far so good.... However, if I power LB off and then go back the next day and "scan for removed roms" again, it finds a load more ( nearly 100 of them!!). Do I need to somehow 'refresh' the cache or something after it has 'removed roms' ?? Thanks PS... Not sure if it's relevant but I have "Allow deleting ROMs when deleting games" ticked - although I'm not sure that's relevant if it's just removing 'removed ROMs' as, presumably, it should just be updating the xml file for that system??
  16. Ha!!! Neil, you're a genius!!! That link actually goes to another URL which does redirect to the correct place in the database! (even though the IDs aren't the same!!). That's excellent. I just need to link to gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/dbid/..... Great stuff. Thanks for the nudge in the right direction matey
  17. I've been making some software that checks the LB DB and checks it against all the games in your library for the chosen system. It tells you what games you're missing and what extraneous games you've got. It's just to feed my OCD to collect every game for each system (which I know isn't everyone's cup of tea but it's something I'd like to do). In the table I display the LB database ID and I'd like to make it an URL to link to the LB DB. The other solution would be to embed the URL into the metadata.xml and I could just read it out of there? Quite a selfish reason - I know But I'm sure it would come in handy for other applications too....
  18. Hi there, Currently the URLs of the Games DB on the website end in a unique number that doesn't match the database ID of the game. For instance... On the Atari 2600 - "Bionic Breakthrough" is here -> https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/details/83243 You would expect the game ID in the database to be 83243 but it is 133243 I wondered if it would be possible to either (a) set up the URLs so they match the games OR (b) set up some redirect pages such as -> gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/link/133243 that redirects to the correct URL ? Is this feasible? Thanks ?
  19. Yep, I've got them all working but know there's a lot of issues with them so the more things people can try the better
  20. @Tutor good info. Thanks for that
  21. Just to feedback... thanks to your brilliant advice I've now knocked together what I want - a bit of software that will let me know which games I'm missing from each system.... VERY rough and ready.... and still needs a bit more work but seems to be very useful even in it's current state. Just wanted to thank you again for letting me know about that database.
  22. That's great info!! Thanks for that. I'll see if I can maybe write something in PHP to do some magic on that XML and compare it against the games I have in LB. Thanks again for your help
  23. Thanks (again!!) - much appreciated. I really want to be able to 'export' the list into a 'dat' file and then I could import into a rom manager and (in theory) have quick visibility of all the roms that I haven't got that have full details available for them in the database. However, I'll have a play around with the audit tool and see what I can come up with. Thanks ?
  24. Great advice. I'll give that a go! Thank you ?
  25. I would like to put together a "definitive" list of games for the Atari 2600. I have the no-intro dat file but there's games missing from that (specifically homebrew games like Alien Greed etc). All the games seem to be in the Launchbox Database but there doesn't seem to be a way to add them all to a 'list'. Ideally - I would like to add all the ones with full details available to a 'list' (so ignoring the Unknown Activision #1 game etc). Is this something that can be done? Or, if not, would be something that could go on the 'wish list' to be implemented in a future update perhaps? Or is there another way of getting that data from the LB database - maybe some form of API or some way of using Launchbox itself to grab the data or a plugin or something along those lines etc? Any help much appreciated ?
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