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  1. 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.
  2. Awesome! I'll check out your C64 project and look forward to seeing others.
  3. It's perfect for Game Boy and Wonder Swan. I used it a long time ago but now I can't find it anywhere
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. Haha, might as well be a list of Cave shmups. At least there are a couple Psikyo games on there...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. Thanks for these. I noticed they don't copy CHDs though.
  15. Please and thank you [ https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/images/31605
  16. 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?
  17. How can I change what text is displayed on the Subline beneath boxes in LaunchBox? In the BoxesContentView.xaml I found these lines - the Text="{Binding Description}" bit seems to correspond with Subline. BoxesContentView.xaml <controls:OutlinedTextBlock Visibility="{Binding SublineOutlineVisibility}" Opacity="{Binding TextOutlineOpacity}" Text="{Binding Description}" FontSize="12" TextWrapping="Wrap" Margin="0,5,0,3" Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="{Binding SubTextOutlineThickness}" Grid.Row="2" TextAlignment="{Binding TextAlignment}" /> <TextBlock Visibility="{Binding SublineVisibility}" Text="{Binding Description}" Foreground="{Binding FadedForegroundBrush}" FontSize="12" TextWrapping="Wrap" Margin="0,5,0,3" Grid.Row="2" TextAlignment="{Binding TextAlignment}" /> I tried changing it to Text="{Binding PlatformReleaseDate}" but instead of displaying what I want it to display, it just blanked out the line. I'm very new to this, and I'm just trying to button-mash my way through. Thanks for the help!
  18. A gameplay screenshot. I want to see what all the fuss is about
  19. Once you get it all configured the way you want it, will you post a screenshot? I never mess with filters, I just go for clean square pixels, but I'm curious to see what you can achieve with these extra options. Thanks!
  20. Aha! Cool, that means I can make a node under Platform Category for all my Playlists, and I don't have to switch back and forth any more. Thanks!
  21. I have created several auto-populated playlists, all using the same method. But the most recent one I created is now showing up under Platform Category. None of the others are showing up there, and I don't want this one to. What can I do to remove it? Here's the XML: <?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?> <LaunchBox> <Playlist> <PlaylistId>8fecacae-1622-452c-8fa4-78e0e23a57e1</PlaylistId> <Name>Shmups - Psikyo</Name> <NestedName>Shmups - Psikyo</NestedName> <SortBy>Default</SortBy> <Notes /> <VideoPath /> <IncludeWithPlatforms>false</IncludeWithPlatforms> <AutoPopulate>true</AutoPopulate> <SortTitle /> <IsAutogenerated>false</IsAutogenerated> </Playlist> <PlaylistFilter> <Value>Psikyo</Value> <FieldKey>Publisher</FieldKey> <ComparisonTypeKey>EqualTo</ComparisonTypeKey> </PlaylistFilter> </LaunchBox>
  22. Ooh I like that. Those things aren't cheap! Do you mostly need to stick with 2D games?
  23. My setup is coming along nicely!. I'm hand-picking games, which is a lot of "work", but it's fun at the same time. I still have to sort through Sega CD and TurboGrafx-16, and I have a lot of work to do with MAME. Then I need to add some more systems, especially Steam/GOG, and then clean my platforms up a bit. But so far, so good
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