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  1. Incidentally, on the FPS/TPS/Shooter issue, I forgot where I ran into it, but I saw them labeled on some site as "Perspective Shooters". A little awkward at first, but as I thought about it I saw the elegance of it -- it gets at the core of what makes an FPS or TPS different from all other shooters, and it does it in one word. Whenever genre expansion/rationalization gets around to getting gotten to, I'd suggest "Perspective Shooter" as the two-word catch all that avoids the even-more-awkward alphabet soup of trying to define them in existing terms slashed together.
  2. Ah, thanks for the heads up guys.
  3. Okay, new here, and I hope I'm not opening a can of conflict-worms here, but I couldn't find anything searching for several terms, but I'm sure this has *got* to have been discussed before, but I couldn't find it anyway, but, but but.... please slap me down if I'm out of line here, but... I've noticed there's a pretty narrow selection of genres available, missing what, at least to me, seem to be very key categories. Real-Time Strategy, Action-Adventure, Business, VR, Wargame, Interactive Fiction, etc. I'm sure half of them are subject to controvery/disagreement, so not at the moment advocating any particular ones, but I was wondering -- what's the general take on this issue? Did I just completely fail in my forum searching to find this issue heartily discussed and tabled/resolved? And if, by some strange magic, this is potentially a relatively fresh or openable/reopenable issue, is that something we can start? I know this means, of course, tipping over an apple cart full of tens or hundreds of thousands of games. But still curious and wondering. Let the slapdowns follow.
  4. I'm getting errors when I try to import certain games from Steam: Could not import game "": An item with the same key has already been added. followed a steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net image URL that includes the Steam game ID in it. I have done a search of the platform XML files and the Steam ID numbers are definitely not in there. It gave this error the first time I attempted these games, and it doesn't add them. The games that it is doing this for for sure are: King's Table - The Legend of Ragnarok, The Guild Gold Edition, Unclaimed World, and Wrestling Spirit 3. Happy to provide XMLs if that would help. EDIT: Just manually edited Windows platform XML to add Steam game ID manually to a new entry for The Guild Gold Edition, and once I do that it does interact with Steam properly (downloading images, launching the game, etc.). Not sure if it matters, but mentioning it just in case.
  5. I just verified with my son that Rainbow Six: Siege (which only he plays) is indeed playing through a coupling of Uplay and Steam. Will have to wait until later to check on the Watch Dogs 2 side of it.
  6. Posting here first, before submitting as a bug, in case I'm doing something wrong. When I import games from Uplay, it's finding *most* of the games, but it's consistently missing a couple. In this case, in case it's relevant, Rainbow Six Siege and Watch_Dogs 2. They're not in my DB, and they're definitely "owned" insofar as every other game I imported successfully was "owned" (I say this because Rainbow Six Siege is a free-to-play game that goes into your game library by simply installing it). Watch_Dogs 2 we actually purchased. No idea what sets these apart. It consistently brings up the rest of the games in my Uplay library (including all of them if I force it to import duplicates). Anything I'm doing wrong here, or should I go ahead and submit that as a bug?
  7. Bug submitted. https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/5455/gog-flagged-game-sometimes-isnt-able-to
  8. So the option "Launch games through GOG Galaxy when possible" is unchecked, and I set up MS-DOS games pretty much the same across the board, and results are inconsistent. Some work -- Betrayal at Krondor, for example. On the other hand, it doesn't work with Bloodnet. I tested, and if "<GogAppId>1207661913</GogAppId>" is removed from the platform database entry for Bloodnet, it runs properly when I double-click on it. But if I put that line back in, I get the "we can't verify who created this file, are you sure you want to run this file?" error, followed by the "specified executable is not a valid application for this OS platform" error. It doesn't seem to be running it through DOSBox if that GogAppID is in there. I can certainly just comment it out for my own usage, so the workaround is clear, but I thought I'd give more info in case it helps to nail the issue down. Let me know if you need any more info from me.
  9. Yep, did that and it gave that error. Or, to be more precise, instead of going to the GOG store page for that game, it just gives that "not a valid executable" error, so it looks like it's not actually using DOSBox to run it, even though that is checked. And I guess it looks like it's not respecting the Launch games through GOG Galaxy Client when possible setting when it's unchecked. Again, unless I'm screwing something up.
  10. Neither option seems to work, though I may be doing something wrong. For Might & Magic: World of Xeen, I set up an Additional App (XEEN.EXE), then checkmark "Use DOSBox", then press OK and Make Default. When I double-click on the game I get the "specified executable is not a valid application for this OS platform". I do have the .conf set up in the Launching -> DOSBox section. I also have "Use DOSBox to play this game" checkmarked, though that section probably doesn't apply to Additional Apps entries. I also don't see a place to specify .conf file when adding a DOSBox-emulated executable in Additional Apps. (Is it just done through an entry on the command line?) For the second solution, I'm not seeing that option in Integrations Options -> GOG. I see "Launch games through GOG Galaxy Client (when possible)" and I have it unchecked. Is it in an experimental build?
  11. Looking through, I think it's coming through like that for every game I downloaded from GOG. Haven't looked through them all yet (imported like 100+), but the 20 or 30 I've looked at are all like that.
  12. Yep. And viewing the images outside the app, I can see they're all definitely cut off.
  13. Again, fairly new to using Launchbox, and searched the forum and didn't find anything on-point so forgive me if this has been covered. Wondering if there's a way to manually set flags associated with distribution platforms without editing files directly. Specifically, and as an example, I import my GOG games list, and there's this DOS game I've installed. I don't want to run it through GOG, though I prefer to have it flagged as GOG-sourced. So I move the relevant files from the game's install directory to where I keep all my DOS games for DOSBox emulation. I then change the game entry to emulate via DOSBox using my own .conf file. But when I double-click on the game, it still takes me to the GOG game page instead of running DOSBox on it. I can find no appropriate entries when I edit the game to change this behavior. So, is there any way to have it run the game conventionally (as opposed to having the GOG Galaxy client call it) as the default? (I'm aware I can do so through the Additional Apps method, but I'd prefer not to.) And is there any way to manually assign (or remove) GOG or Steam or whatever flags to a game? (Without just recreating a new entry.)
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