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  1. Jason Carr

    9.4-beta-1 Released

    The Clean Up Media tool will remove them, yes. It did in previous versions as well. The main issue is that downloading media was downloading region files that your collection wasn't using, which would then be deleted by Clean Up Media, so it was a never-ending cycle. The priorities are used when there is no region listed on the game.
  2. Jason Carr

    9.4-beta-1 Released

    I have seen that before, but I haven't been able to track it down. It seems to happen randomly, rarely in my case. I might be able to just mute the videos to solve it maybe. Probably won't be easy though.
  3. Jason Carr

    9.3-beta-1 Released

    9.4-beta-1 is out:
  4. Jason Carr

    9.4-beta-1 Released

    Hey folks, the first 9.4 beta is released with the following: - Improvement: LaunchBox will no longer download images for inapplicable regions during batch imports and media download processes. This will help to save disk space and speed up the download processes. Please be sure your region priority preferences are correct in LaunchBox under Tools > Options > General > Region Priorities, as this will define what types of images are downloaded for games that have no region specified. - Improvement: Debug logging has been improved for media downloads and cleaning up media, now reporting the downloaded and deleted files. - Improvement: Debug logging can now be turned on or off under Tools > Options > Debugging in LaunchBox. Debug logs were previously available, but had to be manually turned on via the Settings.xml file. I have several other things in progress, but I wanted to release this now for testing. Enjoy.
  5. Jason Carr

    Nothing seems to be working

    I will admit that that has caught up some users in the past as well. The "default for this platform" option only applies for new games that are added. Each game has its own emulator setting, which is set on import.
  6. Jason Carr

    HUUUUUUGE bug in Launchbox

    @Dane If I had to guess, I'd say that there are two different sets of 3D boxes there that are slightly different, or different sizes. Do the file sizes and image sizes match between the two sets? Unfortunately in that case, LaunchBox doesn't really have a good way of identifying that the images are similar, which is basically what I was referring to earlier.
  7. Jason Carr

    HUUUUUUGE bug in Launchbox

    I never had one either. I think generally both the games database and EmuMovies are fairly well populated images-wise, which is probably one reason why there's so many duplicates. EmuMovies tends to have curated full sets, while the LaunchBox Games Database typically does things game-by-game, but has different images for various regions, and tends to have more choices as a result, and most often much larger images.
  8. Jason Carr

    Nothing seems to be working

    Are you sure that the games are set to use the MAME emulator? That could be the issue, considering that the games launch correctly using Launch With.
  9. Jason Carr

    Nothing seems to be working

    I'm completely lost then lol. MAME is working perfectly fine for practically everyone here, so there has to be just something we're missing.
  10. Jason Carr

    Nothing seems to be working

    What exactly happens when you launch the game from LaunchBox? Does MAME load up at all? The first thing I would try is disabling the startup screen, as that can interfere with the startup process if your MAME settings happen to not be compatible. Hmm, actually, looks like your settings are different from mine: I have "don't use quotes" checked, and that should also be automatically checked when you first create the MAME emulator. So I would guess that's the issue here.
  11. Jason Carr

    HUUUUUUGE bug in Launchbox

    Per the other folks in this thread other than the OP, it's important to note that LaunchBox isn't magical, and can't magically identify when two images look similar. If they are the exact same image with the same file size and the same checksum (exactly the same bytes), then it should be able to identify them as duplicates. But I get the impression that some folks are hoping for magic unicorn duplicate detection, which doesn't really exist. Google tries to do it and does a decent job, but it's not perfect, and we're not Google.
  12. Jason Carr

    Nothing seems to be working

    We'll probably need to see your LaunchBox MAME emulator configuration (screenshots).
  13. Jason Carr

    Nothing seems to be working

    Did you figure out the controller not saving thing? I saw your post and then saw that you quickly deleted it. I've never seen controller stuff not save.
  14. Jason Carr

    HUUUUUUGE bug in Launchbox

    I've discussed this further with the moderators, and I think the general consensus between us is that we should just not download images for different regions. The only issue with that (and the reason why it wasn't initially implemented that way) is that we often don't know the proper region for the game on import (usually all we have to go on is the file name, which may or may not have that information). In the case where we don't know the region from the file name, then the general LaunchBox region priority settings are used. So the main potential issue here is that if you change the region for a game later on, you won't have the proper media for that region unless you re-download. But I think that's a good tradeoff. Thoughts welcome.
  15. Jason Carr

    HUUUUUUGE bug in Launchbox

    I've done a whole bunch of research on this this morning, and I have some surprising results, though it makes perfect sense. As best I can tell, nothing is broken or bugged. However, we may want to change some of the logic as to how we download images. First off, if you run a Download Metadata and Images process for a handful of games, and select only stuff from the LaunchBox Games Database (no EmuMovies), you'll probably get a lot of new images. But if you run it twice in a row, you'll get nothing new the second time. So that right there pretty much confirms that duplicates are not being downloaded from the LaunchBox Games Database. Please let me know if anyone gets additional images to download running the wizard twice in quick succession, as that would prove my theory wrong (but honestly I'm 99% confident in it already). So then what's the issue? In my testing, it appears to be caused by the fact that the Download Metadata and Media wizard (in addition to game imports) will download all images for all regions for the game. Since the Clean Up Media process will get rid of images that are not used (images where the regions don't match the game's region), those images are then deleted. Then the download wizard will re-download them the next time it's run. So I wouldn't call this an urgent issue, but it looks like we have two options; either we change the Clean Up Images wizard to keep images that are for a different region, or we stop downloading images for a different region during the import and media downloads processes.
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