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  1. When trying to combine games if the names are long I can't see what disk number to make root. Is there a way to do this? Why can't I expand the box to see the full name? Should I just "hide" the other disks? Is there any downside to doing that?
  2. It will know which one to load when you do this such as know to select the game with (Disk 1 of 3) in the title?
  3. So I am messing with Atari ST and Amiga games. Many have multiple disks. It is a mess so I am hiding the disk 2-n disks. It is tedious. I select game edit, then check hide, then OK. There are even more screens to go through if I want to hide 2 or more disks (bulk). Is there a way to just highlight the game then hit a key and have it hide without going through all of the dialog screens? It sounds trivial but when you are doing this for a few thousand games it gets to be a lot of work.
  4. So I imported ST stuff but a LOT of the games are showing up with wrong titles, wrong platforms (PC, mobile, Xbox 360!) Wrong box art. I mean it is not even close. Something is seriously wrong but I can't figure it out.
  5. So I imported a ROMset for the Atari 800. Something is off. The games are called out wrong, have the wrong box art, are for the wrong system etc. Is there any idea as to what is wrong and how to fix? This example is calling Wall, The as Wall-E.
  6. So you do the whole download metadata thing. For many games (MAME) there are multiple images sometimes. The default one it picks (screenshot or arcade cab etc) can be kind of lame. If I go to edit game and go through the images sometimes I find a good one. Can I just select the one with the arrow then do a "use this image" somehow? I edit game, then select the image, then exit thinking the one I selected would stick but it doesn't. Now I know I could go through the folders and try to figure out which one it is by knowing if it is Japan, Europe, North America etc then find the name, then delete all of the ones I don't want but that would take forever. Is there a way to delete the images you don't want (if setting the image manually is not possible) while editing game by scrolling through and doing something to delete the unwanted images right there?
  7. Well one of the devices I run on is a GPD Win 2 because I like to have some portable gaming. The SSD in that is probably the cheapest crap they could find. I highly doubt it is anywhere near as robust as the Sammy ones like you have. If it had those in it I wouldn't worry. Also if an Android version was done as was talked about I would be concerned about those too. There are many tablets, phones, etc that have an even worse flash memory drive in them and could get corrupted even easier.
  8. I have been using it a lot too and nothing popped up for weeks. Just today it acted up when I wanted to download images since a lot were missing. This is why I posted about it because it hasn't done this until now. I noticed the "encrypted files" are all LB stuff so I am assuming LB was backing up and encrypting old files and that freaked out bitdefender. I just wanted to make sure. Sites get hacked all of the time and just because I got LB from here doesn't always mean it wasn't a hacked file. I for sure didn't buy any preloaded anything online. I have it set up that way because I am setting up LB on this PC but will be moved to the emulation one. LB is in the "odd" place because of that,
  9. Preloaded drive? I don't know what that is even. I originally downloaded the free version from here. Then I used it and set things up for awhile to make sure it worked. It auto updated which I assume when it did it got it from this site. I then went and bought the paid version as shown in the attached image above. I then put the license file in the LB dir as instructed.
  10. Ok I just wanted to be sure. I am surprised I am the only one having this pop up though.
  11. It installed the update automatically when I launched LB and yes the original was downloaded from here and I bought it, nothing dodgy.
  12. So I load LB try to update metadata and download missing images. Bitdefender pops up with a warning that LB may be ransomware. Is this an issue or is it a false positive and nothing to worry about? Anyone else have this issue? I am guessing LB is backing up and compressing files which may mimic ransomware but just want to make sure, kind of a scary message.
  13. Failures yes, corruption or write cycles no. If you have an issue on a mechanical drive while writing the head is just in that one spot so that file is corrupted. You can usually then just run some kind of disk check thing to repair. SSDs the way they work is different and when writing they scatter to different cells all over (write leveling) . If something goes wrong it can corrupt more or all of the drive. It is just the way they work.
  14. It depends on which drive the LB setup is on. Still I don't know why LB needs to write stuff to the drive when I am just loading a game. I can see at first when it is generating the image cache etc. It would be nice to be able to disable the silly writes that don't mean anything or aren't needed like the date I played a game or how many times, I mean who cares? I would rather have my drive last longer and/or minimize the chance of getting corrupted.
  15. More processes starting up will take more resources and more time to load, it has to. Maybe some people do have early SSDs or older HDDs who knows who has what hardware. All SSDs are more sensitive to errors, a bad error can take down a whole drive, which is more likely if it is constantly writing. What are some of the good lightweight ones? Any suggestions?
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