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  1. @fromlostdays Sweet! i hadnt noticed your response til just now but thanks man! i was just going to try and peg you big collector types for just this kind of information! And yes, i do have launchbox premium and emumovies and totally agree. sometimes i mess myself up in duplicating media downloads due to the autodownloading but they keep upgrading LB and adding clean up functionalities that undoubtedly will even help my messups. I dont presume i'll have as big O collection as you have (yet) but i may also do a virtual pinball collection as well so want to try to be prepared storage-wise for that (and have no idea how big of a foot print to allow for there.) .. but maybe i'll keep the pinball on separate storage.. So if any virtual pinball folks out there have an idea of storage footprint for a multiplatform (visual pinball, pinballFX etc) collection .. that'd be great to know as well.
  2. i dont have a bitbucket acct, i tried signing in via google but then it wanted me to create cloud bitbucket acct which, i wasnt sure if there were fees or not so backed out. maybe someone who's already got an acct might post it?
  3. Thanks Jason! And maybe I need to rethink my storage strategy. I went this way because it appeared that the graphics and videos etc were gonna be heavier than roms. But I never could find where anyone with a large collection provided this detail (how much the media weighed in contrasted to the roms). But maybe I need to turn it around and see if I can increase the local pc storage enough to handle the media.(again I'm just unsure what that will end up as, I'm wanting to have a big collection from oldies to recent gen.. not necessarily a completist but dont want to be limited by storage if I can help it). Thanks for your efforts, I'm a licensed holder and always dig seeing what y'all come up with.
  4. its the media thats on the nas, thanks DOS, and the error path mentioned is the paths pointing to the cart graphics etc
  5. Hey all, i presume this is a common known thing but i didnt readily find a thread about it, and maybe i need to make it a feature request.. I've got a network drive mapping to my NAS which has media for LB. Now if the NAS is off, or theres a connection issue, or i have the paths mapped wrong in the xml, upon opening launchbox an error (or multiple errors) popup saying: A directory could not be created: (provides the path to the folder i presume it couldnt find) Please make sure you have proper permissions to create the specified folder and that the folder path is valid. This also could be a sign of hard drive or file system failure. LaunchBox cannot continue Could not find a part of the path '(path it couldnt find/access)' So of course if theres a legit disconnect the error makes sense (if i'm interpreting the error right that it simply doesnt find the path, which makes perfect sense) but my issue is that it crashes LB. When you click OK on the box, launchbox closes out. Seems like we could soften up the error or requirement for LB so that it doesnt kill launchbox but instead just informs you that the stuff cant be accessed. I've read here that some use external drive to house their rom files, swapping drives that have certain games, but maybe it only throws the error if on disconnect with the media, not the roms? Or maybe i have a setting wrong or something else i can do to soften this error? thanks all!
  6. Ya you may be right, we'll see if its still enjoyable. So i did some tests of a few scenarios, all with LB core system installed to my gaming pc: constants: Used full Atari2600 set to example "light weight" games, and a few PSP games as 'medium heavy' games. Didnt have anything heavier (more advanced systems) to try out for this test. I realize this is a very small subset of the typical collection so results may and likely will be different under the full load of a large collection. I'd love to hear other folk's experiences of performance with their big collections as pertains to similar storage and connection scenarios described below. the NAS described below is an old Supermicro server box i bought used, 16GB of ram, 3.5ghz xeon cpu having 4 x 1TB drives (7200rpm i believe) and an extra old drive that i installed win2019 server to. (Free to try out so why not) - previously had tried out FreeNAS but per my past experience sticking with Winblows is more straightforward. But FreeNAS seemed pretty decent, lots of features, but i digress... Test1: Games/Media on a USB drive - had a usb 3.0 64gb drive. Result: load times were good, didnt feel too slow. but 64GB not nearly enough capacity. Test2: Games/Media on external hard drive, on an old usb/ide/sata adapter (NOT usb 3.0... might be 2.0, i dont know) and an old 7200 RPM sata hard drive (ha ha, so the components dont exactly scream 'fast' right?) Results: little slower load time but didnt 'feel' all that bad. seems usable. I've heard of some who keep all their stuff on external HDD's, just plugging in the HDD's that house the games they want to play at the time. Though not great, I might be able to stomach that but LB would crash on me if i browsed through a platform for which the drive wasnt connected that had that platform's contents. I dont mind an error popping up stating "content unavailable" but to have it actually crash out was painful. Test3: Games/Media on NAS, connected over Wifi - noticeable lag time to load the media... enough so that i wouldnt want to continue in that fashion. Theres likely improvements that could be made with some network tweaking but who has the time.. lol -- however after having done this test, i have been working in LB over wifi and havent minded the load times that much, like they arent HORRIBLE so if i'm just wanting to pull up a game on my laptop without connecting to the TV then the extra delay is tolerable. Test4: Games/Media on NAS connected over LAN - similar to the 'on USB' tests above, load times 'felt fine' and didnt have horrible load times. so currently thats my planned plan of action. hope this is helpful to anyone considering the storage side of their setups. my laptop's storage capacity is limited but my desire for a collection is great! ha
  7. Seems good enough to me, i hadn't tried prior windows server versions to know the difference. the media take up considerable space, my laptop drive is small, so i figured i'd try just putting all of that on the nas where room is more a'plenty. i've not noticed too much load delay in initial tests but we'll see.
  8. So similarly, i was originally wanting to have my media on a NAS (win 2019 server in my case) and system install on my gaming pc. initially it was going ok, i edited xml files and whatnot but when re-importing roms i guess i didnt do it right because LB started pulling the media to the local drive instead of the NAS so i'm rethinking for a simpler process. So for the simplest setup for being able to refresh media or when refreshing ROMs or importing new systems, would it be better to install LB to the NAS fully, and then install LB again on the laptop i want to actually play from, do the xml file edits to point it to the LB install that is on the NAS. So this way, for any rom or media updates i'd do that on the NAS so that the media scraping and game updates are more straightforward?
  9. I did look to see if it was an additional app and it wasn't that I saw. Ill mess around with it some more, not too worried about it, mostly just novelty. I also failed miserably at trying to make a "hack n homebrew " platform so I guess I'll just leave them intermixed with the nonhack for now
  10. I tried this (i think, if i followed your direction correctly) and keep getting "0 games were imported successfully" tried this with the Castlevania 2 Simon's Quest Redaction hack i renamed the hack game file to be Castlevania II - Simon's Quest (Redaction)(HACK).zip (all mine are zips and rest work fine) ..and had LB not try to match for any data etc like you directed. i'll keep playing around with it but wanted to input the experience i had to see if there was something obvious i was messing up in my attempt. thanks update: i renamed back to its original name and it imported. does it make sense that it wouldnt import when using the renamed version i first tried? Also i was able to rename it after getting it into LB.. just not sure what i did wrong compared to @fromlostdays
  11. So this doesnt appear to be totally accurate in the context of having content (media, games) being on a NAS separated from system. i wasnt totally clear in my initial post: the games/media are on a NAS, and Launchbox system is on a pc/laptop. thats why i asked bout the config files... having the video on the NAS did not work, but just now i moved it the local launchbox system dir video/startup folder and that did work. but looks like you're correct about no config options, i couldn't find any place where path was defined in the /data xml files. So looks like if folks split up their system from their media they need to go ahead and keep startup vids on the local paths. Thanks for responding as always neil!
  12. i've done this but still havent got it working... is there anything else like needing to edit any config file? my content resides on a NAS which i use mapped network drive for connecting to launchbox and have all the xml's updated for the games.. is there a startup video path i'll need to do likewise?
  13. zoemorn

    Doom: 208 games?

    @sundogak Ah, thanks. That is what i wondered. not having found the list that pertains to the bundle i was looking at, through your wiki link i found this which is likely a good bunch of them: Doomworld -- The Top 100 WADs Of All Time fun stuff
  14. zoemorn

    Doom: 208 games?

    Hey all, just a curiosity question that has eluded my web searching- so I saw this hyperspin+games build being advertised that touted a big game list including 208 "doom" titles... I know doom was ported to many platforms and had sequels and spin offs but to the tune of over 200? I've not been able to find like a rom list or something that would detail all these.. wondered if any of you are doom fans that could shed light? Maybe its including like mods or something? Thx!
  15. Stream to nvidia shield TV? Stream to android or iOS Sorry if I totally missed what you are trying to do, when you said stream launchbox I recalled seeing these videos.
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