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  1. Thanks for the well written and very informative post. Reading "C-Beats"'s post explained the issue (and future fix), but I really appreciate you trying to help me out/doing the research. I tried importing a game and indeed it did not change anything, so there is our answer :).
  2. 1. As a moderator I can only assume that you represent Launcbox (or at least works as one of it's customer relation agents), is this really how you respond to paying customers? With sarcasm and "brushing off" legitimate feedback? 2. Explain to me how a drop down menu defaulting to a core that is not selected as default, in fact not even installed is "the system that works best for the vast majority of users". Also, how do in fact the "vast majority of users" use launchbox? Read "fragnator"'s post, is this an efficient system to you? then read "C-Beats" post.
  3. Thanks for the suggestion, I'd prefer if this was fixed though. Kinda tedious to have to "circumvent" the system that is supposed to be there to make things easier. 🙄
  4. Hello there, I am the sort of person who import all my games on a "1 by 1" basis,it is a lot of work, but I prefer to do it this way as it is quick to change anything that is "wrong" with game descriptions/info/boxart etc. The newest update however have made this even more work than before, and has really put me off using launchbox for the moment. The reason for this is that I now have to (every single time) choose from a dropdown list the core that I am currently using for my nes games as it defaults to liberto_nestopia (which I do not even have installed) and I use liberto_mesen. I can see why this is a useful feature, however It becomes a huge timewaster when you have to do this manually every time for every game. I do not see why it does not default to the core you have set as "default core" in your emulator, as then I can just simply click next (This will retain the option to change for those who want to). Will there be a fix/update/change for this in the forseeable future?
  5. Non English speaker here. Ark/Arc - Ark Arch - Arch I prefer to keep things logical. "Arcmage" just sounds wrong, it's "ARCHmage", why spell it with an H if not? Of course from now on I'm going to say "ARCH-itecture" just to make a point out of it and annoy people.
  6. Hi! Been slacking with my retroarch core updates for a while so I decided to do so today, however suddenly all cores were downloaded (as opposed to only the ones I had manually downloaded) why is that? Does launchbox make it so that retroarch now downloads every core? Or does this have something to do with me importing arcade games for the first time via the mame importer? I regularly clean up junk files in my launchbox install, seems pointless to have cores I don't need installed. Can I delete them? Or will this mess up something/will they just get downloaded again anyways? Also has it "messed with" my previous cores? I did extensive research into what core to download at the time for my use (which I of course can't remember now), and I hope it hasn't "auto changed" anything. Or better yet is the integration so good now that I don't really need to change anything? (I have a very powerful system and I want the best possible accuracy, but not at the cost of hardly any compatability/working games).
  7. The new update brought image carousels. I just wanted to thank you for not making them auto scroll, auto scrolling is the bane of my existence! It seems that every website/game launcher nowadays wants to screw over people with concentration problems by constantly bombarding us with flashing and moving imagery. Truly, thank you for catering to an often mocked/overlooked problem! Launchbox ❤️
  8. Not for mame specifically, but I have two "Play modes" playlists, (One for all my favourite games, and one for all the games I have not played yet) with sub playlists based on amount of players and type of multiplayer. This way when I have friends over I can for instance find all games that are 2 players + and allows for simultaneous plays, or all games that are for 4 players + alternating, online/link cable/lan only or any combinations of this. Cuts away all the "Does this game have multiplayer?" "Did that game have alternating, or simultaneous coop?" "what games can we play with more than 6 players?" etc.
  9. 1. I have my launchbox split like this: I have all games in for example "super nintendo" as one, with europe being the default (yes I know it is sub par compare to 60hz USA, but it's a nostalgia thing). I have the additional regions under "additional apps". So for instance the game "Super pang" will be called just that, and then "super buster bros" will be listed as an additional app as the "USA version". Then I have all games that are in japanese only under "Super famicom", this is so that both me, and any friends I have over can grab any game they want under the super nintendo platform and be sure that they can both play and understand it. With platforms like Amiga, I have one platform called amiga, and then I have a different platform straight below it that is called Amiga (non english). I use two different clear logos that both say Amiga for each platform respectively, but they are different in appearance/colour. I do however when I google and find regional differences (Like for instance the japanese version of symphony of the night has 2 extra familiars cut from the english versions, or for instance actraiser 1 which is easier in the USA version because it was nerfed because the japanse believed it would be too hard for american audiences, and the pal version is somewhere in the middle of the two). Add any games with regional difference to a playlist simply called that, because then I know that all the games in that playlist has differences between it's versions. I also made one for games with fan translations/romhacks etc. 4. I always create images for any that are missing using paint.net. Making sure that I have at an absolute minimum, box art and clear logo. For stuff like fan games and mods and such I just make simple and "good enough" box art. I also record videos for the games that are missing them, or have bad videos (choppy sound/laggy/really bad gameplay etc.) I add all games on a one by one basis, so I all the 3000 games I have in my launchbox has all the media it needs. Like here is the box art and clear logo I made for dune dynasty (a fan continuation of dune 2), It is not amazing, but it looks fine in launchbox, at least on my 60inch 4k tv. + the current amiga logos I use (might change em later)
  10. Thanks for clearing that up, I will do feature requests in that order from now on
  11. Hmm that is quite interesting, thanks for letting me know!. I am not comfortable with trying to make my own theme just yet, but it is something that I have on my "bucketlist" for a future far far away. That is definitively a feature I would have included in my theme.
  12. Most likely a bug yeah. Again, sorry for the off-topic post. Reason I asked instead of going to "request a feature" is that I did not want to waste your time having "requested features" in bitbucket, if that feature was something that would never be possible to implement. As I have never used bitbucket before I started using launchbox, I have no idea if "reading a forum post and replying" is less or more of a logistical nightmare than "seeing something on bitbucket and then closing that request and removing it". As I have no technical "know how" I have no idea how bitbucket works from the admin/workflow/logistical side of things. I just (probably wrongly) assumed that it was less stressful and annoying to read a forum post than sifting through hundreds of "useless" feature requests in bitbucket that you then have to either "decline or approve". I hope that I make sense and that I am not simply "waffling". As you can see English is not my first language. Edit: Btw I just realized that a lot of my posts (and other peoples posts) have a "negative tone", as in they are mostly about stuff that is wrong/questions about things that we do not understand. Which is fine since all constructive feedback is good be it positive or negative. However I do want to say that I do love the program, and that it has changed gaming in a huge way for me. And after this update the video playback actually works a lot better now that I got rid of the "hiccup" I had. Now it shows trailers as well + the videos seem to be "more random" and not the same 10 videos out of 300 playing again and again. I just felt I should add that here as you do not seem to have a "positive feedback" forum ?
  13. There was nothing update related to turn off, it changed without rhyme or reason, nor was anything related to the issue I had stated in the changelogs. So I did my research/googling before I asked on the forum. When something works one way, and suddenly changes, when you did absolutely nothing, and there is nothing you can change to turn it back the way it was, It is not being lazy. (It was a bug btw, as Jason explained). Had you read my previous posts (which was lazy not to do) you would have understood this, do not project your lazy persona unto others. Your post contributed absolutely nothing to an issue that was closed, only serving to bloat a topic which was supposed to be left unbloated.
  14. It worked when I changed the priorities around after some help from people on the forum. Will there ever be a possibility to change it so that it shows gameplay videos on the games view, but theme videos on the platform category view? Or is this too resource heavy/hard to implement? Right now most of the theme videos are "too small" on game view, but perfect on the platform category random view. So I have opted to stop using theme videos for the time being, but it takes ages to delete em all ? Edit: I just realised I am now asking about features not on the list, I did not mean to do that, I asked because it was relevant to the issue at hand. Hope that was ok?
  15. Good to know, got a bit scared to day when I updated and all of a sudden my platform categories view behaviour changed. (It started only showing theme videos, while before it only showed gameplay videos when set to random video). I do not like it when stuff is forced upon me. I do have a lifetime subscription so that would not be a problem
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