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  1. garbanzo


    I see those too - Nestopia gives me a white box briefly, and Dolphin shows me a flash of the UI when starting up. I believe if you mess with the Fade feature you can cover all that up. I've even seen people implement loading screens with progress bars :) Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVF8HZg44GY
  2. garbanzo


    Working great. Nice job sorting this out, thanks again :)
  3. garbanzo


    Bil said I asked at the rlauncher forums before, and it was suggested I add the -f and -p arguments before the -s and -r arguments. I tried this in LaunchBox and it works! So in LB, I have added RocketLauncher as an emulator with the command line: -f "path\to\LaunchBox.exe" -p RocketLauncherUI -s "systemname" -r That's good to know, thanks! So are you setting up one "emulator" for every platform with the System Name field already populated? What advantage does adding the -p RocketLauncherUI switch give?
  4. garbanzo


    I use RL and it works fine. Just don't set it up as an emulator. Under Application Path, put the path to RocketLauncher.exe Under Application Command-Line Parameters, put the other parameters The only downside is you have to set each game up individually. Which works fine for me since I don't bother trying to load thousands of games that I'll never play into LB - I just add the games I know I enjoy :) FWIW, I can't recommend RocketLauncher (new name for HyperLaunch) enough. It's basically a huge set of AutoHotkey wrappers for emulators that provide a unified experience across the board. But best of all, it lets me hit ESC to exit emulators that don't support it natively, like SNES9x :)
  5. Just a small suggestion - if the item count for the (none) group in the sidebar is 0, maybe it could be hidden.
  6. SentaiBrad, I still think all the games you're concerned about are 32-bit. Fury 3 for example - if it used Win32s, then it was a 32-bit game. All the 16-bit Windows games in my collection are along the lines of what came in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack series - Chips Challenge, Tetravex, Jezzball, Ski Free, Kye, etc.
  7. I guess I'm confused. Can you give me an example of a 16-bit Windows game that required DirectX?
  8. We're talking 16-bit games here. No DirectX required :)
  9. Option 1: Install Windows 3.1 inside DOSBox Initial setup is easy and quick, but trying to run the games with LaunchBox would be a pain. Guide: http://www.sierrahelp.com/Utilities/Emulators/DOSBox/3x_install.html Option 2: Install Windows XP inside VMware Player You'll need a fully-licensed copy of XP to do this. It's by far the better method. VMware Player integrates XP with your current Windows operating system, which means you can run games using LaunchBox. The only way you'll know you're running 16-bit games is that the window border will be the old fat blue XP border :) VMware Player here (you don't need the Pro features so it's free) https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_player/7_0 Guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/171395/how-to-get-windows-xp-mode-on-windows-8/
  10. garbanzo

    Sidebar Groups

    It's situations like this where a second level of filtering in the sidebar would be useful. The top filter could show all your platforms - click on one, and it shows all your games from that system in the bottom filter. Or change the top filter to decade, or publisher, or genre... Music players do this. It's a very powerful way to access your media, especially if it the system allows for some customization.
  11. Thanks for cleaning up the images folder, it makes it much easier to batch-resize cover images to the same aspect ratio for a consistent look inside the app :)
  12. Nice idea. Are you somehow launching the comics directly, or just opening the folder that contains that series?
  13. I have a separate foobar config just for VGM :)
  14. I've played with Plex and FileBot and I really like what they do, but the Plex player just leaves a lot to be desired. Have a look at foobar, it's extremely powerful and very lightweight. Plus you can customize 95% of it :)
  15. No worries, I'm just brainstorming :) I really like to organize things. I've spent an extraordinary amount of time with foobar and Directory Opus in order to get things set up just right. Now that I've found an app that lets me launch anything on my PC with custom images, and to tag each item in any way I like, I'm just a little over-excited!
  16. After playing with it a little it can sort of get me where I want. It's good that they're dynamic - rather like autoplaylists in a music app like foobar or similar. But in order to get what I want to get, I would have to have a huge list of custom filters, all with prefixes to sort them properly (2D Platform - Super Mario Bros, or Text Adventure - Infocom). To go further would be even more complicated - finding all handheld Super Mario Bros. games from 4th gen systems, or finding all Zork games and arranging them in the main window by release year for example. Multi-level filtering is much cleaner (select "Text Adventure" in the first filter (genre), "Infocom" in the second (publisher), then "Zork" in the third (series)). I think it would be particularly important if, as I've seen implied here in the forums, LB eventually expands to fully support other media. Think iTunes...
  17. SentaiBrad said garbanzo said Cool idea, I wouldn't have thought to do that. Thanks! A second level of filtering would really be a nice feature. Imagine a second sidebar stacked below the current one. The top could filter to platform and the bottom to genre for example. With a system like that, you could use the top level for broad categories, and wouldn't need multiple instances of the app. Is your goal not attainable with the custom filters? Wowzers. I hadn't seen that feature. Awesome!
  18. Cool idea, I wouldn't have thought to do that. Thanks! A second level of filtering would really be a nice feature. Imagine a second sidebar stacked below the current one. The top could filter to platform and the bottom to genre for example. With a system like that, you could use the top level for broad categories, and wouldn't need multiple instances of the app.
  19. A nice start! Still a lot of work ahead. I'm looking forward to adding all my old Apogee games I might run a separate instance of LB for Z-Machine and other text adventure games. It just seems appropriate to keep those separated.
  20. garbanzo

    A few requests

    Also, it would be nice if CTRL+mousewheel would move the cover size slider up and down. I'm really getting into this program. Purchased a premium license, loading it up with my favorite ROMs. I've been using QuickPlay for several years, but this might just replace it! I'm glad to know it's being actively developed, and that there is more goodness to come. Happy to help in any way I can :)
  21. garbanzo

    A few requests

    Great program! I've been waiting for something like this to come along. A few requests: 1. Ability to turn off or edit the black glow around game titles. 2. Ability to choose a solid color for the background. 3. Ability to force aspect ratio of screenshots per system, or to somehow make them appear more uniform in the details panel without having to manually resize each image. 4. If the "use an emulator" checkbox is not checked, it should suppress the warning about "you need an emulator to play this". I am using HyperLaunch to run my ROMs so I don't need to use the emulator option. 5. Arrange By is a nice feature, but it could be improved by also allowing sorting. I would like to arrange by series and sort by date released, for example. Thanks for taking the time to consider my ideas :)
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