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  1. I have a question that's not covered in the guidelines.  Should developer and publisher be full names, like "MicroProse Software, Inc." or just "MicroProse"? I'm asking because sometimes the company or organization can change and be a completely different group, but only have changed "Inc.", "Ltd." or something similar.

  2. I seem to be having an intermittent problem with it entering the year. It happened with once last night entering Space Taxi for C64. I have the correct date in, 01/01/1984, but it ended up entering 2017 (year only.) It just happened again with M.U.L.E. for MS-DOS. The year in LaunchBox is 01/01/1983, but it entered in 2017 with "Year Only" ticked again.  It's also entering Max Players: 1 when there is no field in Launchbox for that. M.U.L.E. would be Max Players: 4. Might be better if it didn't enter Max Players, than enter possibly incorrect info.

    This really is one of, if not THE best plugin for LaunchBox though. Thanks for making it and working on it. :D

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  3. Is there any way I can do a mass edit and change the root folder of all of my DOS games at once?  Launchbox defaults it to the specific games directory, which is incompatible with some games. I'd like to just do a mass edit and change them to my DOS root folder. There is no option in the mass editor, and I've tried to change them all in the MS-DOS.xml with Notepad++, but the changes don't reflect when I load LaunchBox again.

  4. 35 minutes ago, Enverex said:

    I don't agree on splitting Win 9x as that's still "Windows" would would require a large amount of reorganising for me and I assume many others (that are using the catchall of "Windows").

    I don't think you'd have to reorganize you're setup if the database changes, but the database change would be nice for the people that want the choice of separating those platforms.

  5. On 6/26/2017 at 1:10 AM, SentaiBrad said:

    No, Windows, DOS, and even Windows 3.x and Windows 9.x should be different. There are too many issues when it's all combined. W3.x and 9.x aren't platforms yet, but we're moving in that direction. Even if the games are identical from DOS to PC, which most were the same or marginally different (like slightly better music), or even vastly different (much bigger resolution, voice acting, etc), they should still be kept separate. They were treated very differently back then, and like they were new platforms. I think getting down to the operating system would be too far, like needing a platform for W95, W98, 2000, XP, etc, so that's why we're going with the major eras.

    @SentaiBradDo you know if we will see Win3.x or Win9x platforms in the database anytime soon? It'd solve a lot of my organization problems. 

  6. On 6/26/2017 at 2:30 AM, Enverex said:

    *intents and purposes.

     

    Anyway, you shouldn't really see that many duplicated games unless those games were released twice, once as an MSDOS version and also again as a Windows version. Just because it's a DOS game that runs in Windows, doesn't make it a Windows game (e.g. lots of games from the Windows 95 and early 98 era).

    I agree. If the binary is designed for a specific system, even if it's repackaged in an emulator or virtualization for a different system, no matter who repackaged it, it's still a binary for the original system. It's not a game for the new system whether you can run it there or not. A DOS game on Windows is still just a DOS game on Windows, it's not now a Windows game.

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  7. The problem with C64 box sizes is that back then there wasn't really a standard. I've had quite a few over time and almost none were the same size. I do know, however, that they were all wider than a cassette case in their dimensions. They all varied in depth, height and width. I know that doesn't help much, but it is a little info. 

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  8. I've always hated the way the screenshot output from emulators (DOSBox, WinVICE) for older games give you a squashed looking screenshot, and I'm sure many of you do too. There is a technical reason for this that I won't go into, but I do have a solution.  I was searching around today so I could try to fix all of my odd sized screenshots and found Fotosizer. I'm not sure of the rules of posting external links, even though it's not my software, but it's free and easy to find. For those of us that contribute screenshots to the database, I believe this will really help with the quality of the shot. I'm going to be uploading my shots with the aspect fixed.  All you have to do is drag and drop your shots to the program, set the software to do a stretched output, and set it to 640 width and 480 height. Hit start and they'll look like they're supposed to.  I can try to help if anyone needs it, because I really like the uniformity and professional look of the screenshots after correcting their aspect ratio.

  9. Yep, that fixed the ones that were messed up and new ones work too.  I do have a request though. Can you please make an Unset All button so you don't have to go through and unset each individual game?  I have tons of incorrect matches because the games don't exist in the database yet. I'm going to use your plugin not only to find matches, but also to find the games that aren't in the database yet and enter them, it'll be an invaluable tool for that too.  Thanks for all the great and fast work BTW. :)

  10. Just tried out the new version, and I let a couple of DOS games stay autodetected and set the rest to Unset, just to check things out.  Now, the ones that I let be corrected are still set to their previous Wiki entry and the "disassociate " button in LaunchBox doesn't work anymore, so I can't correct them manually. Tried restarting LB too.  Seems to have messed up the entry somehow.

     

  11. @UnderwoodNC First of all, thanks for creating this and staying on it. :-)  I really appreciate it.

    Now, I just started trying to add games again and it started giving me the "missing disk error" again. So I deleted the plugin and installed the latest version that you just posted and I'm still getting it. But everything works after I hit continue twice.

    As for the multiple genre error, I can see it try to add all of the genres, but only the first one stays, the rest enter and then disappear.  I could screen capture it if you'd like to see what happens with that.

    2017-07-04 (2).png

  12. @UnderwoodNC    I'm getting an error window from chromedriver.exe - No Disk  "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive E:" Have to click on retry or continue a few times for it to go away, the LaunchBox gives me this error: "Exception encountered when trying to get the default browser and load the WebDriver. Error details as follows: The HTTP request to the remote WebDriver server for http://localhost:56411/session timed out after 60 seconds."

    Sometimes it will go through anyway, and sometimes it won't.

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