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  1. Thank you Loardmonkus, your list and taste seems to be in good order. Fromlostdays, that's what I've been doing too, it's just allot of research when you want to keep the game duplication down too. Example like from LoardMonkus Collection. Ecco the Dolphin is on Sega Genesis, and Sega CD, however one would claim that Sega CD was the better version due to the CD audio sound tracks. Those are the things I'm looking to have someone say that game is the better of them all. Also game consoles system had different color palettes, audio output, and scrolling functions too. I'm wasting allot of time playing and researching which one to pick. Or should I just say pick one and move on?
  2. Thank you for your replies. I totally get Top list "who cares". I'm adding them in with my personal favorites to add some variety for other people taste, or for some nice throw backs. Hence the Top list route I was trying to take. However trying to figure out which game was best at what platform is hard choice for me. If someone has some list to suggest or sites to point me to for a slim but best single choice game for a certain platform. That would be great. This all started to look at what others have done, but everyone put every game in the collection. I want to limit choices down. I get that I can hide them, but I just rather off load them into storage and not have them in Launchbox/Big box. Also I learned the hard way on Mame roms, that you have to rebuild them with newer version of Mame because it's actually missing "Stuff". So I'm focusing my questions on Console gaming of the past. This also allows me to slim down the games to fit be faster on the Arcade I'm building. I'm open for suggestions.
  3. So I've noticed that allot of people have huge large game collections. However I don't want to bogged down my collection with games such as Sesame Street/Elmo/ Counting 123 ABC. If you get my drift, I respect the archival process, but having everything is not my cup of tea. So I'm keeping my collection to like Top 10,25,50 games depending on the platforms and avoid game duplications as much as possible. Most importantly I want games that a exclusive to that platform that are hits. However as I was researching games for Top games for that platform, I've still noticed allot of titles overlapping with other platforms, and newer editions. So then my next step was to look which platforms has Pros and Cons since the game had to be altered slightly or sometimes more, or different exclusive goodies. So now I'm at a cross road on what choices to make. Examples could be MK1,2,3 , Ninja Turtles Arcade, Cool Spot. Things like Arcade I'm keeping them, but for console edition I'm not sure. Does anyone else makes these types of decisions with there game collection? If so what have you done? Do you have a game list you recommend for each platform?
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    So I wrote a quick command line tool, that does what I personally think that Launch box should do. We should have options on how a program is executed. It’s written in C# and is on Github feel free to use any of this code to give launchbox some application launching options. https://github.com/ninken/vidswitch/releases/tag/1.0 Vidswitch is a simple command line application that allows you to launch a application maximized on any monitor, and can rotates that monitor. (Requires Dotnet 4.0 or higher) Parameter 1 - Display Number [ 1, 2, 3, 4, .... ] Parameter 2 - Rotation [ 0, 90, 180, 270 ] Parameter 3 - Application to launch Example: vidswitch 2 90 "c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe" Result: Launches notepad.exe on display 2, flips the monitor 90° and maximizes Notepad. After Notepad closes, it returns the monitor back to it's starting orientation.
  5. vidswitch View File So I wrote a quick command line tool, that does what I personally think that Launch box should do. We should have options on how a program is executed. It’s written in C# and is on Github feel free to use any of this code to give launchbox some application launching options. https://github.com/ninken/vidswitch/releases/tag/1.0 Vidswitch is a simple command line application that allows you to launch a application maximized on any monitor, and can rotates that monitor. (Requires Dotnet 4.0 or higher) Parameter 1 - Display Number [ 1, 2, 3, 4, .... ] Parameter 2 - Rotation [ 0, 90, 180, 270 ] Parameter 3 - Application to launch Example: vidswitch 2 90 "c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe" Result: Launches notepad.exe on display 2, flips the monitor 90° and maximizes Notepad. After Notepad closes, it returns the monitor back to it's starting orientation. Submitter ninken Submitted 03/21/2020 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  6. I love this theme, however I had did not like the platform MS-DOS look. I disliked the fire, and disk drives mismatching colors, while true for PC during that time frame. I like a more cleaner look of the past. So here what I created to replace it with, pretty much at the high end of of the just before retiring of MS-DOS.
  7. Sorry weekends is all the time I have to work on my Launch box collection. Since I had a workaround by turning off the controller input I had no time again to last ditch prove the problem. So attached is a video recording. I start with Launch box turned on. with Joystick control option disabled. I have a Processor monitor on it to watch the commands to the OS. I wiggle my mouse for a while to just to show you I have no issues. Once I turn on the Joystick control option. "Without a controller", because sometimes I disconnect my controller, and that when I have the problem. I'll be continuously moving my mouse, you see that it just stops at randomly ever so often. I'll pause the Processor Monitor and go to the time of that event. All the commands are Launchbox making a ton of calls to DirectX Input. It even effects me outside of Launchbox if Launch box is open. I had another program but it take too long to show you me digging in, where if I wait just right I catch it happens with the JoystickTimer Set command. Again I'm just showing you what it takes to reproduce the problem. If it some how just me, then I'll just never enable Joystick in LaunchBox Manager. MouseIssue.flv
  8. So I don't use Dropbox, google Drive, one drive. I did go ahead and disabled the One drive background process by group policy. I went though and reset all my folder permissions. Lets just say I did some decompiling and found the issue and reported it. The dumb down version and temporary fix. Since the new tile update, and if you no longer have a game controller setup on your PC with the Enable Game Controller option enabled. It will throw errors and take you mouse cursor away, and since it's on a timer it will do this forever. Just disable Enable Game Controller option to fix the issue.
  9. I've not used a HDD in the last 8 years. I'll never use a HDD ever again. I don't have a crappy PC. This is a real issue. I guess I have no choice to prove that something is wrong with this software during it's update process. What do I need to do Dotnet Peek and XAML snoop the application code to prove that is something going on? My guess you need to get Jason on the line can check his code and properly write out some proper try catch exceptions to the log. I'm sure he running DispatcherTimer writing stuff to logs and checking out the view model. I'm going to say like a few us have already told you, something went horribly wrong after 10.8. Something got hosed in your last few updates or changes to a view model or DispatchTimer or doing some shady/ background worker code. That is causing my mouse to go nuts. Something is throwing errors and it not failing gracefully or something is unexpected, that does not effect everyone but some of us.
  10. Yes it still occurs I only tried Administrator mode thinking maybe that would fix the locked file errors being reported in the Log file.
  11. I've let Launchbox sit a few times over night. The problem never goes away. I've looked in the previous installs. I do not have 10.7, I've must of did some cleanup on my libraries at one time. Anyway I can grab it? What is weird is I don't think what ever background task is running is updating it's information. The log is complaining about file locks to certain files. I've given Launchbox Administrative rights, but it just not goes away.
  12. Hi, I'm new I purchased Launchbox starting at 10.6. These updates have destroyed me building my Library of Games. I know it it's Launchbox app, because when I'm in it my mouse hangs for a few seconds then lets go then it hangs again about 20 seconds later. It does this over and over, like Launch box is doing something in the background. I've rebooted. I have a powerful machine. I even placed a new wired USB Mouse up. I made sure nothing is loaded, all background apps are shut down. On my second monitor I move my mouse in a circle. It's perfect. Then I load Launch box. I do that again on the second monitor. (Nothing is going on in the Launch box app it's just loaded) Move my mouse in circles it stops, it goes it stops it goes. Over and over it never lets up. Close out Launchbox. Everything is working fine. Here the real bummer, if you launch a game in Launch box. It does that in the game as well. I've not noticed this problem with big box, just Launchbox 10.9. For a frontend game/editor launcher it can't have this issues! I rather have a rollback in features than be unusable. I started to have problems Since Launchbox 10.8 release. I've continue to have problems with Launchbox 10.10, and even trying the betas. Someone suggested Installing "Bad Old Monkey theme" Which I did and defaulted Launch Box to. I've followed the instruction, the problems just continue. I've recorded a video. My Mouse is moving constantly in this Video, but you will see that it seems like I've stopped moving my mouse. This is not the case the mouse just stops dead, then pickups again. I've also saved set attached my Log File for you to review. Please help! Thank you. I need help in this case. Recording.flv Debug 2020-01-18 10-15-47 PM.log
  13. I'm also having a what I consider a serious big problem with Launchbox 10.9 too. I know it it's launchbox app, because when I'm in it my mouse hangs for a few seconds then lets go then it hangs again about 20 seconds later. It does this over and over, like Launch box is doing something in the background. I've rebooted. I have a powerful machine. I even placed a new wired USB Mouse up. I made sure nothing is loaded, all background apps are shut down. On my second monitor I move my mouse in a circle. It's perfect. Then I load Launch box. I do that again on the second monitor. (Nothing is going on in the Launch box app it's just loaded) Move my mouse in circles it stops, it goes it stops it goes. Over and over it never lets up. Close out Launchbox. Everything is working fine. Here the real bummer, if you launch a game in Launch box. It does that in the game as well. I've not noticed this problem with big box, just Launchbox 10.9. For a frontend game launcher it can't have this issue. I rather have a rollback in features than be unusable.
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