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  1. Yes, this theme works with WMP but not VLC, as noted by Jason in the thread I mentioned. The problem for me was I don't have WMP installed and I'd rather avoid since I also use LB on Linux.
  2. Jason replied about it here. It's unfortunate, this is also my favorite theme. I've also interacted with EatKinola in the past on testing the .net version before release and he seems a great guy, hope he's ok.
  3. Edit: Just reverted to a more simple theme. I'm on 11.8 and getting the error "Could not load type 'Meta.Vlc.Wpf.VlcPlayer' from assembly 'Unbroken.LaunchBox.Windows launchbox" when using the Nostalgia theme. I haven't loaded LB up in a while so I'm behind the times but how do I correct the issue? Would it be as simple as symbolically linking the new VLC directory to the old location? I've tried a couple times but this failed. Or all else fails I'll just revert to a simpler theme that doesn't use plugins at all because it's always such a pain when you spend so many hours configuring a theme to perfection only to have it break in an update.
  4. "I'll check out the video positioning issue." No need. Not sure what happened there, maybe I messed something up when editing, but it's fixed now after relaunching the theme.
  5. Working great. After more testing, the only issue I've had so far is I had no Gamegear platform image so I had to rename SEGA_GAMEGEAR.png to SEGA_GAME_GEAR.png as well as in Views\Images\AVLF\Platforms\@index.txt. I also had to rename the Amiga consoles in said file and I think the theme config also to match Launchbox's default naming convention, ie, rename Amiga_CD32 to COMMODORE_AMIGA_CD32 for the platform images to show.
    Very pleased with the update. It's more performant now and plays all my videos of various types and sources. Combining this theme with platform video commercials, it's like a trip back in time. My favorite theme yet.
  6. Aren't there batch files for sorting MAME roms like Sega m2, m3, Naomi, etc? I recall seeing something like this here at one point but I can't find it. I know there's other mame sorting techniques but a simple batch file to keep around for when I do set updates would be the bees knees. Solved: I just copied the text here into a .bat file and it sorted just fine.
  7. Should the video problem happen again, try changing your media player in options to VLC or WMP. Also make sure to use the default theme when testing videos, otherwise it may likely be a theme issue. Using emumovies videos is the most compatible, most tested. If you use various videos from the internet as I do, you will sometimes get videos not playing or crashing with certain themes.
  8. Edit: Apparently my platforms.xml was corrupted. I deleted the Colecovision entry in platforms.xml, assuming I wouldn't see that system in Bigbox anymore and it'd do no good but I did. I'm guessing I had two entries there, maybe? No matter the theme I use, Bigbox 9.10 crashes when loading my Colecovision games. I renamed my video folders so videos wouldn't play to rule out player issues. I don't really use BB that much so if it did so with a previous version, I can't say. Here's the error it gives: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: key App: Big Box Version: 9.10 Type: System.ArgumentNullException Site: Boolean TryGetValue(TKey, TValue ByRef) Source: mscorlib at System.Collections.Concurrent.ConcurrentDictionary`2.TryGetValue(TKey key, TValue& value) at (Game ) at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Data.Game.GetActualFrontImages() at (Game ) at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Data.Game.GetActualRandomFrontImage() at (WheelGamesViewModel , String , Boolean ) at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf.BigBox.ViewModels.WheelGamesViewModel.UpdateImage(String imageType, Boolean updateModel) at (WheelGamesViewModel , Guid ) at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf.BigBox.ViewModels.WheelGamesViewModel.LoadDetails(Guid instance) at (<>c__DisplayClass174_0 ) at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf.BigBox.ViewModels.GamesViewModelBase.<>c__DisplayClass174_0.<LoadSelectedGameDetails>b__2() at Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf.Threading.<>c__DisplayClass0_0.<Queue>b__0(Object state) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx) at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem() at System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch() Recent Log: 3:45:52 PM Music.Resume Start 3:45:52 PM Music.Pause Start 3:45:52 PM Music.Resume Start 3:45:57 PM Music.Initialize Start 3:45:57 PM Music.Kill Start 3:45:57 PM Music.Kill Finished 3:45:59 PM Music.StopAndResumeBackground Start 3:45:59 PM Music.Kill Start 3:45:59 PM Music.Kill Finished 3:46:01 PM Exception
  9. 1) At one point, yes, it was working but I haven't launched Bigbox in a good 6 months, I mainly use the LB interface. 2) Theme videos? I don't really use those, if I'm understanding the term correctly, I just use video snaps for games and usually search youtube for console commercials as my main console videos. I'm not sure it's allowed but for instance, my source for MAME videos was the Arcade Punks HQ pack, most other places it was Emumovies. The other Bigbox theme I use, Unified Refried and default, plays those videos fine. One exception I've experienced lately is BB crashes when loading my Colecovision games, no problem with LB, but that's another issue I'll have to resolve later. I'll PM you a few examples. Edit: SOLVED! Thanks to eatkinola's quick response. Just had to specify in LaunchBox\Themes\Nostalgia\Views\Styles\Nostalgia.xaml to use VLC instead of WMP via editing <sys:String x:Key="NostConfig_MediaPlayerImpl">VLC</sys:String>. I suspect maybe a codec issue with built-in WMP and since I'm using odd snap packs from the internet that may use various other encoding means for x264 videos.
  10. I love this theme but some videos don't play yet they do when using the default theme. One specific system that doesn't play is MAME using WMP or VLC, though VLC standalone plays them fine. Relevant pastebin of video properties from MPC-BE player. Edit: Also using LB 9.10 and the latest Nostalgia which I downloaded today.
  11. Ok, tried a different video pack. No matter what I do I can't get my NeoGeo video set to be recognized unless I point each game to its respective video in LB, only a few work without manual fixing. Same with the MAME games now that I notice. I think it's maybe the MAME naming convention, for videos, that it has a problem with.
  12. I scraped them as MAME roms, it just doesn't seem to understand the videos have MAME names also.
  13. I mean I have my own personal collection of videos for NeoGeo but they have MAME names. It seems LB knows to use MAME-named roms for AES and conveniently shows the full title when imported, it just doesn't seem to understand MAME-named videos. I suppose I could create a script to do this but since I'm not well-versed in those things, by the time I do I could probably receive a good answer here.
  14. I have NeoGeo roms that I imported as AES which are using the MAME naming convention, ie Aof, Aof2, etc. It successfully imports and updates the images and metadata but the videos aren't recognized, I guess because they're using the MAME naming convention. Is there something I'm doing wrong or does LB not recognize NeoGeo AES videos if they're not fully named? And what's the easiest way to rename them? Edit: I just downloaded a renamed video set. Much faster than creating a script.
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