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  1. Hey Guys,

    since the smaller changes in Launchbox 9.x I failed to add new Platform Categories now.

    I have Arcade, Consoles, Computers, Handheld. But I want to have something like Playlists and "ToDo" and Consoles Exotic as split.

     

    1449475785_Bildschirmfoto2019-08-18um14_15_29.thumb.png.9f9e61ad216dd107fc99c3b7130b2118.pngIn the past I was able to write the platform categories under Details but now?

     

    thanks in advance for help


  2. at least you said that you will now focus the next month or so on the Android App instead of the windows app, so my assumption is that in that time there will be no real steps forward on any other thing. and the other thing is simple mathematic ;) will say, that one programmer cannot give three systems (LB/BB Windows, LB/BB Android / music box alpha) the same attention than on focusing on one product. fragmentation have some pros but also some cons. and we are not talking about the "golden age" we are now talking about slowering the speed. even the last "great" new features will not as good as the previous things. it is too complicated to configure it or some things are only possible in LB, even it is an BB feature or BB only features cannot configure in LB.

    I would understand if instead of Android a Raspberry Pi version will come out, because than you can build a really out of the box and take some market shares from RetroPie at all. but android... naaaaa


  3. 1 hour ago, Wally said:

    I respect the poll verdict and your decisions (all correct so far) but on my mind Android and retro-gaming do not get along nicely.

    I can only use Android for Game & Watch emulation. I cannot bare it for anything else.

    Launchbox is an extensive launcher, with many details (due to your hard work) that I think that they will be wasted on mobile phones.

    I know I sound like an old strange guy but even RetroArch, in my eyes, got slowed down once it expanded on Android and Switch extensively (in the past they were forks like PSP RetroArch etc but it were just forks)

    Anyway, I trust your work and Launchbox is one of the few apps I happily spend money on.

     

    I am with your meaning. so I will no longer expect anything great enhancement from the Windows Version any longer. LB/BB is indeed great (Jason did a very good job) but now with the Android Fragmentation there will be a Hugh amount of new users who will flooding the board with questions about android and questions about its emulators.

    I had so much hope that the Database thing would get a big push to make it easier and complete (there are so much opportunities on that).

    never mind. good job Jason and good luck.


  4. 25 minutes ago, Curryking32000 said:

    Sorry if this has been asked before, but is there anyway I can save highscores on every platform?  highscores save within mame but not any of the others?  Beating highscores are a very important aspect to retro games in my opinion.

    depend on the emulator and the game if Highscores are saveable or not. 


  5. 2 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

    The top half (#1-20) are planned to be tackled before the next poll. The only way they won't be is if I run into some kind of problem that makes it not feasible, but that's unlikely. Some of the bottom half I will likely tackle as well, but they're not guaranteed.

    will these the potential features for Launchbox / BIgBox X aka 10?


  6. 18 hours ago, Retro808 said:

    Have you set your region priorities in Launchbox? The region priorities help for prioritizing imports and displayed images. 

    If not go to >Tools>Options then click "Region Priorities". You can select all the ones you want and then order them by preference. Or only select one if you want. 

    Screen Shot 2019-07-19 at 10.23.34 AM.png

    Would be cool to have such option per system. Would help to have a jap 9nlz system divided from rest of the world in launchbox, else will be a mess


  7. I hope it will not loose focus on it core idea being a emulator Frontend launcher and being the best of them all.

    i have some other horrible software in mind where the features blown that software up too much. iTunes is one example, or Plex (who wants to add many things now and loose focus on media player for movies and series).
     

    meaning things like Android or raspberry versions. Please be focused on the windows Plattform where all starts for LB/BB


  8. 18 hours ago, Lordmonkus said:

    Thank you for this one, should make one of the commonly asked questions and problems of games not working for people go away.

    this is also for me a very helpful new feature. more of such things to improve the overall "out of the box" feeling of past LB/BB versions 


  9. 1 hour ago, Jason Carr said:

    I can see this being useful, but it's a huge can of worms, and I can see the requests explode out of control just over this one feature. So I think the best solution for this is to just use images like we are currently doing and allow people to use a separate app to generate them. I'm sure something like that has to already exist out there somewhere...so all LaunchBox really needs to do is display the images.

    I understand your point and position. my concern is that we will get more and more features that only covers the pro users and not the old "LB/BB for every one" audience. even the loading / exit screens is hard to maintain for me and I never will try to start the pause feature. don't get me wrong these are killer features but to maintain or at least activate it as it it currently I do not get the out of the box / it works feeling anymore like importing games with the Database behind it which was the reason why LB/BB was getting more and more popular.

    about the controller screens: this only means we can use pictures someone is doing sharing for all in hope it fits with the wish everyone might have. or you have photoshop (or similar apps) experiences and do it by yourself.


  10. 20 minutes ago, Jason Carr said:

    Images for controls is what it meant originally. Unfortunately we'll probably never try and configure controls for all of the emulators; that would require different code for each and every emulator, and it'd be quite a mess.

    would it be possible to place a picture and configure it with Button Pressings? so there is a NES Controller and you klick on the A Button on this Picture and press the Controller Button you will use or vice versa? so Photoshop Guys can build some nice pictures and with a logic in LB/BB we can assign the buttons and will get the same result? it would also be possible to use whatever picture from google if we do not find a nice pic within LB/BB Download Area.


  11. HI ALL,

    I am trying to get Xbox Classic Games run in LaunchBox without success yet.

    I have some images and the CXBX reloaded emulator but then I struggle to run it. I also not really able to run any game in CXBX yet. does someone have a good how to do or so for me?

     

    regards,

    Chris


  12. Hi all,

    I am using Launchbox now for a while and I thought the speed in Launchbox was because of my old System (around 4,5 years now incl. SSD). Example, like switching between Systems or Playlists takes a few seconds. Going into the details screen of a game or pressing "OK" in the games detail screen. with taking a few seconds I mean everything from 3 to 10 seconds. I changed my hardware to something more uptodate now with I7-8700K, 32GB Ram, RTX 2080 and also a SSD with 3.500mb/s read and write speed but the speed not changed at all. I thought now it would be snappier than before but unfortunately not. Does anyone have an Idea or same experience with their Launchbox setup?

     

    BigBox runs fine but during configuration and setting up meta data in Games or adding Artworks it is something like a pain to wait for it every click I made.

     

    regards

    Chris

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