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  1. Sometimes, when coming out of games, the LaunchBox window has grown to cover the Windows taskbar. If I hit the Maximize button on the title bar, it reverts to its regular size.

    I've been having this issue for a while now, but I don't see any patterns, and I can't figure out how to reproduce it.

    Does anyone else experience this? Can it be fixed?


  2. Has anyone messed with this? It plays original music from many arcade machines and quite a few old Japanese PC games. It's no fun getting it up and running, but once it works, it's pretty amazing.


    Original site: http://dmpsoft.s17.xrea.com/hoot/

    Guide here, plus some music files: http://snesmusic.org/hoot/v2/faq.php

    More music files here (and copy over the contents of hoot_2018-06-26.7z after you follow the guide above😞 http://hoot.joshw.info/



  3. 4 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

    Navigate to here and adjust the blur

    Thanks for the help. I didn't realize what I was seeing is a blurred box image.

    But my problem isn't so much the blur. I have the background set to a custom image, and yet when I select a game, it's changing to the box image. That's new behavior and I can't figure out how to turn it off.

  4. Today I ran LB for the first time in a few weeks and updated to the latest beta. Now when I select a game, my background changes to a blur of colors. How can I turn this off?

    I'm using the Old Default theme.

  5. On 3/15/2020 at 3:20 PM, oblivioncth said:

    Sorry to grave dig but I'm looking to do the same thing actually, specifically with Gargoyle. 

    Does Gargoyle have a CLI? I haven't found any documentation for one so I wasn't sure how I'd get the games in the list to actually be loaded when Gargoyle is started through Launchbox.

    Did you manage to find a way? Perhaps you had to just use a lot of AutoHotkey scripting?

    Sorry for the slow reply, I don't log in much these days.

    Just pass the full path of the file to gargoyle.exe, it works fine.

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  6. On 4/3/2019 at 12:48 PM, garbanzo said:

    Can anyone tell me if it's possible to add the front cover of the currently selected game to the details pane, centered within the red box in this mockup?


    Still hoping someone can offer some tips on how to get this to work. Thanks.

  7. It's neither costly nor complicated. The Gamer-Pro is $40, and it's the only adapter you need. Just add a few $3 dongles for whatever controllers you plan to use and you're good to go. Plug and play on Windows, Mac, Linux, even Switch.

    You can hot-swap controllers too. I can be playing SNES with a GameCube controller, pause the game, swap out for a Dreamcast controller, and keep going.

    Honestly, I can't imagine it would be very enjoyable trying to play N64 games with anything other than an N64 controller...

    (Hori FC4 looks like a Sega Saturn controller)

  8. If you have any of those systems, why not use the original controllers with an adapter? Grab a Bliss Box Gamer-Pro kit with just the cables you need, and you'll be set. Not wireless, but nothing beats using real controllers.


  9. Does anyone have info on file naming conventions for WHDLoad games? I'm getting mine from RetroPlay's collection.

    Here are some examples where I'm confused about the difference.


    What does the '1199' mean in these? And 'NTSC'?



    What does 'Fast' mean?



    What about '1MB' and 'AGA'?



    Do version numbers refer to different versions of the game, or different revisions of the .lha file?


  10. I've decided I want to limit my collecting to 2D systems with sprite-based graphics, since I enjoy playing those games so much more than 3D stuff.

    The majority of these systems are captured through a handful of sets, including MAME, the base No-Intro set, TOSEC Main Branch, SCUMMVM, and Total DOS Collection.

    The reason for this thread is to get some input on any 2D systems that are NOT represented by those sets. For example, I know there are several CD add-ons that are all 2D:

    Commodore - Amiga CD32
    NEC - TurboGrafx-CD
    Sega - CD
    SNK - Neo Geo CD

    What else should I consider seeking out?

    (I'm not really interested in 2nd gen and older stuff. And I don't intend to collect systems that have a mix of 2D and 3D games, even if they have a lot of 2D games. Stuff like Saturn or NDS. Have to draw the line someplace!)

  11. I would love to see this implemented too. Right now, there's no frontend that makes software lists even remotely usable. MAME is a pain in the butt to navigate, MESSUI is deadly slow, and Negatron is just painful. Getting software list support in LB would be huge.

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