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  1. When i made the request i was mostly thinking about taking advantage of the "All" list. You list all games from all systems and then you search there for all games in a franchise for instance. Or all NBA games (currently, when you search for NBA, it also brings Pinball games in the results, lol). The "All" list is pretty awesome and not many frontends that i know of give you the option to list every single game, regardless of system. But the search option is lacking so you can't take full advantage of said list. With a few advanced options like "includes the exact word" it would be much more useful. With the exact word, it wouldn't bring Panasonic when you search for Sonic but it would bring any game with the word "Sonic" in it like Sonic 2, Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Adventure. And it also wouldn't bring Pinball games when you search for NBA. And so on. It would still bring "of Doom" when you search for "DOOM" games but an additional filter like "FPS only" would probably clear off every unrelated result.
  2. Performance is worse in the newer versions compared to 8.3 While the small loading time when selecting a game or system is shorter, the browsing itself is much slower and laggier and if you have a lot of images, they tend to re-appear while you browse, almost as if they weren't cached. In 8.3, once the images are cached (my cache folder is in a RAMDisk), they are rock solid and always visible, even when you are fast browsing using the scroll bar. Scrolling is also much faster and doesn't lag when i'm using the scroll bar to quickly go from the top games in the list to the last ones, even if i have 10k games in said list. Newer versions struggle a lot with the scroll bar when you have a lot of games. My system is a i5 4670, 16GB RAM, SSD, etc, it's not the system that is slow. It's the new interface.
  3. Thanks, i tried this but it doesn't work. Missing boxes still have the old icon. Is it maybe because i still use version 8.3 of launchbox? Edit: Ok, it's because i'm using an older version. I'll take it that there is no way to do this in 8.3?
  4. Is there a way to have one single image to represent every missing box art? This is a feature in Hyperspin, you can have one "no video" file in the correct folder and it will play in every game that has a missing video. The way it is now, you get an empty space with the Launchbox logo in it. I would like the option to use a different (custom) image that doesn't stand out as much. Because let's face it, some systems will have missing boxes no matter what. So instead of making the game lists look unfinished, a nice image that looks like a box but represents missing boxes would be better IMO.
  5. I don't know how priorities for requests are handled, but i assume after my bitbucked request got resolved status, it stopped getting new votes and it had a decent amount IIRC. Edit: It's still at 11th place if you look all issues. And there are only 3 unresolved issues in the list above mine, so basically it should be at 4th place right now. Honestly though, i stopped following any progress anyway. I'm still on version 8.3 of LaunchBox (i think the last version before it turned into "NEXT") because i don't like the way current versions look or cache images. I only commented again after so long because there was a thread resurrecting. So it's not for me but i still kinda hoped this feature was implemented for those who still care about it. Because since Lunchbox gives you the ability to browse all games in one list (surprisingly, not many other frontends do this) the search function could become a powerful and very useful tool for comparing ports, list games of a given franchise, etc. I always thought this was a missed opportunity. Cheers.
  6. That's why there should be options. You want to search for everything that contains the word Sonic in it and that's fine, but what if i want to search for games only, not publishers or unrelated Panasonic games?. Games that are a part of the Sonic franchise? That's impossible. A simple "contains the specific word" option would filter out the Panasonic games and still keep everythign that has the word Sonic in there. Or a filter that ignores publishers/systems and only searches for Game titles. Searching "Sonic the Hedgehog" won't bring you all Sonic games either. It won't bring Sonic Adventure, or Sonic-R or Sonic Rush, etc. Or even Sonic 3 on the Mega Drive, i think the only game that has "The hedgehog" in the title is the original game. Searching for all DOOM ports? It will bring you all sorts of games that have "of Doom" or "Doomsday" in there. I think there are more unrelated results in the list than actual Doom games. And how are you going to be more specific in order to find Doom games? Again that's impossible without digging through unrelated content. The only time the search works is when the titles themselves are specific and have enough information. "Golden Axe" will only bring you the games since there isn't anything else that contains this specific combination of words. But if a game title is just one word, especially a common one, it will bring all sorts of unrelated results and you can't do anything to help the program understand what you are looking for. I don't get what's so wrong about some options or filters? I mean, why does it have to search for a publisher name anyway when you are looking for game titles? But anyway, If the developer doesn't want this to be addressed, that's fine. But i still don't get why my ticket was set to Resolved. Because it's not.
  7. Forza 7 doesn't work with the old driver.
  8. This isn't a good solution unfortunately. While it does work, it also makes some games not recognize the pad. For instance, Forza 7 doesn't work with the 2009 driver. It needs a later driver to see the pad and by having a later driver it means the guide button is held hostage again by Windows 10. So i have to juggle between drivers every time i want to use RetroArch or Forza. It's just a mess.
  9. It's not. When i try to open it, i can see it appearing in the process list for a split second and then it disappears. But i managed to fix the issue, although i have no idea how this would happen. I installed the same version somewhere else and then i tried to find which file caused the trouble by overwritting the ones in the RAMdisk. So when i replaced "Unbroken.LaunchBox.dll" (in the metadata folder) with the fresh one, it got fixed. This shouldn't happen though since, like i said, all files in the RAMdisk can't change so i don't know how this file got broken. It couldn't be corrupted either, this would mean the image file that loads the RAMdisk is corrupted and it wouldn't load in the first place... Anyway, it's fixed now so i guess i can't complain.
  10. So i double click the exe and it appears in the processes for a split second and then disappears. No error or anything. I have changed nothing. In fact, the setup is installed in a RAMdisk which means no changes can be done unless i manually save them. If i close and open the RAMdisk, it basically brings everything inside to the last state i saved. But for some reason, without changing anything, Launchbox doesn't load. I also tried it on both Windows 7 and 10 since i have a dual boot system. Nothing happens. It was working yesterday. I don't know how it's possible to not work without changing anything
  11. So, anyone managed to change the resolution in this game? Changing it in the DefaultConfig csv file doesn't seem to work. Any other ideas?
  12. Just to clear things up, i didn't suggest anything mandatory to use. If you don't want to use such options you can just not use them. What i'm suggesting is OPTIONS/filters to better narrow down results depending on what you need. This may not be useful when you only have a small collection of games but for someone who has a 10.000+ collection or more (like i have seen some people having around here) some extra filtering options (that you don't have to use if you don't want) would make things more convenient. But it's just options for those who want to use them. I'm trying to be as clear as possible, English is not my first language.
  13. I don't get it. What do problems in real life have to do with improving a program? Anyway, it could be just an advanced option. It doesn't have to be forced. Have some type or result filter options in order to be easier to find a group of games that you are interested and minimize unrelated results. For instance, an option to only look for game title and ignore other metadata results. This way Sonic games will come up without unrelated games published by Panasonic. Or look for Sonic games only released by Sega and that would narrow it down even further by removing games with titles such as "Supersonic speed Racing" or stuff like that. It can't be perfect but the more filters you add should narrow down the results even further.
  14. Could a better search option be implemented also? Like, when searching for "Sonic", look only for games with that name in there and not give results from games published by Panasonic. Or have settings to look for the exact match so when i search for, say, DOOM ports it wont give me dozens of results of games with "of Doom" in the title. The search box as is right now is pretty barebones, you write something and it looks everything that contains this word, including publishers names. It isn't very useful. A good search box can be a very useful tool when you manage full libraries of many systems. Like searching for every port of a particular title for instance. This is inconvenient now when you get many unrelated results.
  15. I always criticized Launchbox for not being as "snappy" as it should so i'm looking forward trying this soon
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