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  1. Years View File Here are playlists for every year between 1971 and 2019. They are auto-populated, so just import them and they're ready to use. I recommend sorting them into categories by decade as seen in the screenshot. That way you can select the 1990s category and see all games from the 1990s, or select a single year and see games for just that year. Submitter garbanzo Submitted 04/02/2019 Category Playlists  
  2. I added this to bitbucket as a bug. Can anyone confirm this behavior and give it a vote? I would love to see this fixed. https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/4832/using-hotkeys-in-launchbox-changes
  3. Right on, glad I could help! Now you can collect the hundreds of other commercially-released text adventure games https://www.mocagh.org/loadpage.php?thelist=2
  4. I love the two-part genres that get added to MAME games. It makes it easy to discover new stuff I might enjoy, and they're perfect for building autoplaylists. But these genres don't match up with the basic one-word genres used for all other games in the LaunchBox database. Why are they different? Can anything be done about it?
  5. Really? Someone offers you a viable solution, and your response is that you don't use that solution? That's an interesting approach to asking for help What Type-X game are you running that only offers keyboard controls? If you use the right loader, you should be able to map your controller just fine without needing Xpadder.
  6. OK now I have to try Gley Lancer. I've been playing a lot of Twinkle Tale today (another Mega Drive exclusive). Horrible name, but such a great game. Check it out if you haven't yet.
  7. Bizhawk emulates all of these and more. Why doesn't it get the attention it deserves?
  8. Wow! Downloading now. Thanks for all the work you put into this. I know next to nothing about C64, so this should be a great starting point.
  9. Awesome! I'll check out your C64 project and look forward to seeing others.
  10. It's perfect for Game Boy and Wonder Swan. I used it a long time ago but now I can't find it anywhere
  11. That's a bad example of a PC-Engine exclusive shmup though. There are dozens of shmups exclusive to that system, and some are very good. The one you picked is ranked second to last. http://www.racketboy.com/retro/the-turbografx-16-pc-engine-shmup-library-pt-1-exclusives
  12. Sushi Bar for Sammy Atomiswave. No database entry. I can't even find a flyer, but this title screen should provide a nice enough clear logo. Thanks!
  13. Now that I have a pretty large collection set up, it's great fun to search across all systems for something like Gradius or Street Fighter or Castlevania or Bomberman, then sort by release date. Seeing an entire series spread out across several decades, crossing from arcades to home consoles and handhelds, is just amazing. And having every one of those games just a click away is even better! So for me, a big draw of the hobby is the fact that I can see this big picture, and understand individual retro games in a bigger context. It's the database part of LB that appeals to me the most. I absolutely love playlists and nested filters and other ways that let me cross-reference everything. Oh, and I like playing games too
  14. You said it well, Zombeaver. There's something very fundamental about the genre that just works, and there isn't much need to improve upon it. Sometimes games come along with unique mechanics like Ikaruga or Dimension Drive, but for the most part, it's just dodge and shoot. I especially like the fact that you can play for just a few minutes, or lock in for several hours. Whatever suits your mood at the time. In fact, I'm leaning more and more towards only collecting shmups. There are so many to explore, and so many arcade ports with little differences to try out. Of course, I might have to hang on to a few non-shmups that focus on dodging bullets, like the Contras and Metal Slugs and Ikari Warriors of the video game world... I really need to dig more into shmups from old PC systems. DOS, Amiga, C64, X68000... There's got to be some great stuff out there. I see a few on your list, so that's where I'll start.
  15. Not MAME. It's a Taito Type-X game. Basically a PC-based arcade system. But you need to set up launchers to run the games, and they're finicky. Look into Game Loader ALL RH. it's the key to everything.
  16. Finally got Deathsmiles II working last night! I wasn't expecting the Christmas theme, that really threw me for a loop. I didn't get to play much, but it was good fun. What shmups are worth getting for the Switch these days? I have Psikyo Collection I & II, and Sine Mora EX. I prefer buying games on carts so I can resell them later...
  17. Is that not the logo for Matrimelee Matsuri? That's the game I'm looking for, but it's not in the database. The image I posted above just came from a Google search. Japanese games can be so confusing
  18. Haha, might as well be a list of Cave shmups. At least there are a couple Psikyo games on there...
  19. Is this a controller issue, a Windows issue, or an emulator issue? You seem to be blaming all three... RocketLauncher is good for setting universal quit keys across emulators, but it's not very helpful if your controller has unmappable buttons.
  20. I've been playing a lot of Psikyo games lately on my Switch. They're good fun. Fast and challenging. I'm not a big fan of bullet hell games, but Touhou shmups have a nice rhythm to them that I really like, even though I'm not particularly good at them. I also like 90s Stuff like Blazing Lazers, Super Star Soldier, Truxton, Dogyuun, Cyber-Core... I really want to try Deathsmiles II, but I'm having a hard time getting it working...
  21. Thanks for these. I noticed they don't copy CHDs though.
  22. Please and thank you [ https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/images/31605
  23. Yes, absolutely. I use it for both emulated games and Windows games, including Steam, GOG, and others. It's fantastic. The only problem you might have is that there aren't many gameplay videos on EmuMovies for WIndows games. You would have to make your own, or grab gameplay footage from YouTube. Why not just download it and try for yourself?
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