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  1. I just use the clear logo and backgrounds from the SNES version. No reason not to, right? However, those boxes do look awesome.
  2. Yep, that absolutely did the trick! Thanks! I don't fully understand command lines so I was pasting the entire command under Default CLP on the above screen, and on the associated platforms screen. Thanks a million!
  3. I'm in the process of dropping it now, not completely, but for most systems. It's an amazing program, but as mentioned before, with the lack of updates, its no longer staying ahead of the curve and launchbox has caught up in most areas. There's only two things I can't replace: the way RL handles dosbox allows me to keep my exodos set zipped, and the only way I can get the MESS 2015 core in Retroarch to work is through RL (which is no great loss as I'm using MAME proper now anyway, but its worth noting). Its taking me a lot longer than I thought to move my systems over to launchbox because I have a ton of systems and setting the command lines for MAME is time consuming, mostly because of that damned MAME naming convention haha. I actually had to use the RL Module to get many of the systems names matched to the MAME names. Beyond that, as noted, the bezel support is great, but I use RA and MAME for most things so that isn't as important to me. I will say using MAME for non-arcade systems is actually easier in RL because the work has been done for you in the module, but troubleshooting in most cases is much easier without RL and the extra layer to sift through. One other thing I noticed that RL doesn't actually capture all of the systems Retroarch can actually emulate. I haven't been keeping up with the latest module/news, but I was surprised to learn of a few systems that had dedicated cores that aren't an option in Rocketlauncher at least with my version of the module. I know you can just add the system yourself, but thats essentially the same as adding to launchbox and at this point just double working. OH and speaking of Retroarch, keeping up with the massive amount of config files I need is much simpler without rocketlauncher altering the config directories. Just my two cents.
  4. Hi! I followed your directions but I can't get this launching through launchbox for the life of me. No matter what I do I'm getting an error "Unrecognized content on command line". I used the command line above, launchbox default, checked and unchecked don't use quotes and every variation I could think of. Any idea what I'm doing wrong here? Thanks!
  5. I google searched the forums but I used "Apple II" as the search, not "Applewin". Thanks for the redirect on this old thread. Works like a charm!
  6. When using the fullscreen command, how do you exit the emulator? The only way I can get it to close is by pressing the windows key and closing from outside of it. Thanks!
  7. So I've become enamored with the idea of using the playlist feature to create collections, series, franchises etc. It seems like it should be easy enough, but I'm running into a bunch of problems. I just wanted to get some outside opinions. Problem 1: Rereleases. Using Resident Evil as an example, theres the HD release to contend with. For many games theres also the multiplatform releases to contend with. Possible Solution: I think I've contented myself with the idea that the "best" version based on personal preference should feature in the playlist, and all other versions should be added to that entry as additional apps. Thoughts? Problem 2: Spin offs, and prequels. There's something attractive to me about chronological order, but again using Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 came out later, but is a prequal to the first one. Would you use chronology here, just in terms of where it appears in the playlist, or would you go by intended narrative order? Resident Evil also has a few light gun shooters. And when you think about games like Super Mario, the spin offs are ... particularly daunting as some spin offs have formed other franchises. This is really where I hit the wall. If you wanted to make a resident evil collection playlist, would you include the light gun games? And further, where would they appear in the list? Chronologically, by narritive (if possible), or just kind of pushed to the back? Any other ideas or ways to organize would be appreciated! Thanks! Edit: So far this is my list specifically for resident evil but I hope to glean some best practices from this venture. I'm thinking I'll just leave the shooters out as if they are important enough to me they should warrant their own collection entry. This is based on narrative, not chronology: Resident Evil 0 Resident Evil (1) Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil Code Veronica Resident Evil 3 Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil Revelations Resident Evil 5 Resident EVil Revelations 2 Resident Evil 6 Resident Evil 7 Shooters: Resident Evil Survivor Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code Veronica Resident Evil Dead Aim Others: Resident Evil Gaiden ? Resident Evil Outbreak (&File #2)? Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles? Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles? Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D? Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (Non-cannon hypothetical)? Umbrella Corps?
  8. Heres one that doens't have a logo. Dead Island Retro Revenge. This was the best art I could find.
  9. Don't have too much to add here, but I myself have an anxiety disorder, and surprising me very much as I moved into adult hood, the more people I got to know, the more I realized many people suffer with mental health issues, and this type of conversation doesn't happen enough. I found this out about my friends and family slowly over the course of my lifetime because people don't talk about it. I went through my teen years thinking I was the only one, because no one wanted to talk about it. The stigma about it is real. So if you feel like you're suffering alone, you're most likely not, and you certainly don't have to. Sincerely, Walter
  10. Definitely try to restart launchbox. That isn't intended behavior, may be a bug. (I like that low key slow show off scroll you did in the video. 😂)
  11. I think launchbox does that once a day? It might take a while so best to let it run its course. I know sometimes it'll ask you "do you want to download the latest metadata", so if it really is stuck, telling it no at that point should at least bypass the problem for a while, but I'm not sure how to trigger that. Maybe wait a day?
  12. I think Retroarch also has a feature that you can turn on which will automatically load the most recent save state on game launch, which is pretty cool. Goodluck in your search!
  13. That would be more of a function of the emulator, not the front end. Launchbox does interface with the savestate feature insofar as Launchbox has a Pause feature that allows you to pause the emulation, and that brings up a menu that allows you to save the state. I don't know of any front end that does exactly what you ask, but there are many of them out there. But, if you set up retroarch as your emulator for a system, you can bring up the Retroarch menu during emulation and do everything you're looking for. For me, pushing both sticks in on my xbox controller brings up the RA menu and from there I can save / load states and switch between save states etc. all with my controller. It even saves a screenshot picture of where you saved.
  14. Its the best way to spend your birthday! Happy birthday and welcome to the fray! Just some background. Retroarch is an emulator, but it is by no means the easiest. Not to confuse you, but Retroarch is actually a program that loads a bunch of emulators, called "cores" and you have to find the right core for the system/romset you're wanting to use. If you're looking to play old arcade games, you should probably start with MAME (the emulator), as stated above, and save retroarch for later. That will entail you downloading the MAME emulator, quick google search, and finding you a MAME romset first.
  15. This is all well over my head, and this may be an irrelevant observation but, personally I have all my roms stored on a separate drive (not C, or L(my launchbox drive). What I've noticed is that because there is no "startup" program accessing the drive with my roms, the hard drive stays "asleep" upon booting the PC, and it doesn't wake up until the first time I try to launch a game. So the first time I launch any game after reboot (or between long rests) sometimes even retroarch will blackscreen, only on the first launch, and over time I figured out its because it's waiting for my rom drive to wake up and something must be timing out in the interim. Mostly this causes a MUCH longer load time on my first game launch, but it'll crash it occasionally as well. I don't know if it'll help or not, but might be something to consider.
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