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  1. Neil is right, those are so called Video Themes. You can directly download them inside LaunchBox if you have a paid EmuMovies premium subscription. But you can also get them manually from the EmuMovies website with a free account and put them in the following folder: “.\LaunchBox\Videos\PLATFORM_NAME\Theme\” MAME: https://emumovies.com/files/file/2162-hd-mame-video-themes-hyperspin-style-4x3-pack/ The Video Themes cover most of all arcade games but for consoles there’s much less available. For example, SNES has around 250 videos available, which means that they only cover a third of
  2. Ishiiruka has better support for older hardware and Direct3D 9. It also had some unique features (like async shader-cache) but over time a lot of those features were added to the normal Dolphin version as well. As it isn’t frequently updated anymore it now lacks behind in regards of new features (like RVZ support) and general emulation improvements that were made since then. Nowadays the only reason to use it is on old PCs with a weak CPU and a graphics card that doesn’t have good Direct3D 11 or Vulkan support. If the normal Dolphin version runs fine for you there's most likely no reason
  3. Dolphin Ishiiruka doesn’t support the RVZ format as of now. RVZ is rather new-ish and Ishiiruka hasn’t been updated since almost a year now. If there isn’t a very particular reason why you have to use Ishiiruka I would just go with RVZ and the standard Dolphin build. Here’s additional info about the various GameCube/Wii compression methods and why RVZ is the best one to choose for emulation: https://de.dolphin-emu.org/blog/2020/07/05/dolphin-progress-report-may-and-june-2020/
  4. a. Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to know that beforehand. To give you a rough direction I would guess for so many games you’re in for 15GB to 20GB alone for the videos (if you get the high-quality ones), even way more if you decide to download video themes as well. Images are hard to say because the file sizes and numbers of images can widely differ from game to game. b. EmuMovies doesn’t provide Metadata and the LaunchBox database doesn’t offer Music, Manuals and Videos. If you just download those 3 media types from EmuMovies (requires premium) and get the rest from the LaunchB
  5. The game controller metadata comes from different data sources. One is located inside your LaunchBox installation under: \LaunchBox\Metadata\GameControllers.xml and is compiled by the dev team from various other sources. The data for arcade games comes directly from your MAME installation and for Steam games from the Steam store. I don’t know if it’s planned to update that data at some point or even add the controls info to the LaunchBox database. @C-Beats can possibly tell you more about that.
  6. So far, a lot of good points you brought up here. But there’s one thing that I can’t leave unchallenged. You should only defrag mechanical drives! Never defrag a SSD drive! Because of the substantial difference on how mechanical and SSD drives work you won’t get any performance benefits from defragging them. Instead, you actively harm your drives health cause of the wear and tear you produce with the defragmentation process. Here’s a good article that describes everything in more detail: https://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/should-you-defrag-an-ssd/
  7. Neil is right that we don’t offer support for it. But eXo has his own thread for eXoDOS here in the forums where you can ask for help.
  8. I see. Everything that you can find in the tabs is user generated or at least manually uploaded by a user. But nowadays many publishers/developers offer official artwork since Steam overhauled their library UI in 2019. I think they try to avoid mixing official artwork with the already existing fanart and therefore don’t list them in the tabs. As a general rule of thumb, you can assume that most Steam games that were released since late 2019 have official artwork available. For older titles it’s hit and miss and depends if the publishers cared enough to provide artwork for their older titl
  9. I honestly thought that you haven’t searched for it yourself as I’ve immediately found it on SteamGridDB. But once you’ve said that you looked in the logo’s tab I realized that you probably just forgot or did not know to check the official art button as well. I apologize for making that assumption. It’s just that I want to avoid that all the helpful users here have to spend their time on something that’s already easily available and instead focus on filling in some of the actual gaps.
  10. I’ve also just changed the title of this thread to a more generic one. I thought it was time as SirCamel wasn’t online since December 2020 and now other users have took up his mantle and are actively fulfilling requests here as well. I’d also like to take the chance and thank everyone who is or has been contributing logos here, I really appreciate all your help
  11. Make sure to always check the "View Original Steam Assets" button, that will lead you to the artwork that comes directly from the Steam store.
  12. Also available on SteamGridDB: https://www.steamgriddb.com/game/28363 Like seaview mentioned you should really check Google and other sources first before posting a request. It just takes 1-2 minutes of your time but will save a lot more time for other users who are kindly enough to create something for you that's already available.
  13. LaunchBox actually stores the whole database metadata content on your PC in XML format. You’ll find it in your LaunchBox folder under “\Metadata\Metadata.xml” I can personally verify that you can just take the file and import it into Microsoft Excel with the XML data import tool in the "Data" tab. If you’re familiar with Excel it’s really easy to filter for all the data fields like you wish. Besides Excel there are possibly a lot of other tools out there that allow you to easily access and filter XML data but i have no experience with that. Unfortunately, I’ll also have to tell you t
  14. It's available on SteamGridDB https://www.steamgriddb.com/game/18661
  15. Here you'll find what you're looking for. You can either use the playlist files or just look up the game lists in the linked spreadsheets.
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