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  1. Nostalgia

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    2 hours ago, bundangdon said:

    @eatkinola @Jason Carr Not sure what happened, but with the most recent beta updates, these themes are no longer working. I tried both the latest updated versions of Nostalgia and MinimalX and they're both broken. The platforms and games list are blank, among other weirdness.

    Yes, thank you. I updated the themer library to support recent changes Jason needed to make for LB 10+. I was gonna wait and post theme updates until after LB 10 was released, but I can post sooner if you like.

    1 hour ago, neil9000 said:

    I actually just noticed that this morning as well.

    Thanks, Neil. The update resolves these issues.

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  2. 2 hours ago, Retrofrogg said:

    Just came across this and it looks interesting - is the auditor similar to the Launchbox media manager

    My auditor is pretty simple and just helps me see what I'm missing in my library. The built-in LB auditor didn't do what I needed.

    2 hours ago, Retrofrogg said:

    Also, won't Wootlauncher become redundant once the Launchbox pause screen feature is released

    Not for me. The feature set and intended use will likely continue to differ between these two things.

  3. All four plugins are included in the Dropins download, but WootLauncher is the only one enabled by default. You can easily disable WL and enable the other plugin. Look at the PDF bundled with the Dropins download (or you can download this PDF separately); the first page has some quick setup instructions.

  4. On 12/28/2018 at 1:56 AM, isilkin said:

    1. Have you tried using this plugin with the earlier version like 8.7 ( this is what I have). Is there any risk of me trying it?

    2. I understand why you say to run emulators in the windowed mode so your overlay would have a higher index. But I don't understand why I would want to play a windowed game in the bigbox mode.

    3. This is a much needed addition to the big box and I wish this was natively supported and already built in.

    Sorry didn't see your post until now. I was accidentally not following this thread so wasn't pinged with your post. This plugin will not work with 8.7; it relies on newer LB features. Yes, you'd need to set emulators for windowed mode so the plugin can capture the window; it will then be displayed fullscreen by the plugin. As for native support, Jason has added game load/exit screens to more recent versions of Big Box; he said he might add a pause menu in the future.

  5. Nostalgia

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    On 1/14/2019 at 7:23 PM, MattyCakes said:

    Any ideas?

    Hmm, that's one I've not seen before. It almost looks like the download or "install" of the theme is corrupted and missing some files. I assume you're using the most recent theme version. Could you try downloading and installing the theme again? Perhaps you could also try downloading one of my other themes such a MinimalX to see if there is a common problem?

  6. REPORTING ISSUES: Please include relevant screenshots and log files in your post. I recommend using hidden content ("spoiler") sections when posting logs and screenshots to prevent the message from appearing crazy long. E.g.:




    Log (plain text and/or with attached text file)

    # WOOTLAUNCHER STARTUP =======================================================
    # WootLauncher Version = by eatkinola
    # LaunchBox/BB Version = LaunchBox
    # GENERAL SETTINGS ===========================================================
    # EnableFades .................. True
    # EnableBezel .................. True
    # EnablePause .................. True
    # RequireCfgs .................. False
    # BgImageAuto4Game ............. False
    # BgImageAuto4Plat ............. False
    # BgImageAutoOpacity ........... 0.3
    # BgImageAutoBlurRadius ........ 10
    # BgImageAutoScanlineOpacity ... 0.3
    # LsBackgroundImage ............ True
    # LsBackgroundVideo ............ False
    # LsBackgroundMetadata ......... True
    # LsBackgroundDuration ......... 00:00:05
    # EsBackgroundImage ............ True
    # EsBackgroundVideo ............ False
    # EsBackgroundMetadata ......... True
    # EsBackgroundDuration ......... 00:00:05
    # PmLaunchJoyBinding ........... Up+(PageUp, PageDn)
    # PmLaunchKeyBinding ........... A+(Alt)
    # PmStyleColorFgNormal ......... #90FFFFFF
    # PmStyleColorFgActive ......... #90FFFFFF
    # PmStyleColorFgSubtle ......... #10FFFFFF
    # PmStyleColorBgNormal ......... #90000000
    # PmStyleColorBgActive ......... #3000FF60
    # PmStyleColorBgSubtle ......... #90000000
    # PmStyleFontFamily ............ ./#Orbitron
    # EMULATOR CONFIGS ===========================================================
    # Cemu::Nintendo Wii U ............ CEMU
    # Demul::Sammy Atomiswave ......... DEMUL
    # Demul::Sega Naomi ............... DEMUL->DEMUL+SEGA_NAOMI
    # Demul-DC::Sega Dreamcast ........ DEMUL-DC
    # Dolphin::Nintendo GameCube ...... DOLPHIN
    # Dolphin::Nintendo Wii ........... DOLPHIN
    # ePSXe::Sony Playstation ......... no configurations found
    # MAME ............................ MAME
    # PCSX2::Sony Playstation 2 ....... PCSX2
    # PPSSPP::Sony PSP ................ no configurations found
    # Retroarch ....................... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Arcade Classics ...... RETROARCH->RETROARCH@MAME
    # Retroarch::Atari 2600 ........... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Atari 5200 ........... RETROARCH->RETROARCH@ATARI800
    # Retroarch::Atari 7800 ........... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Microsoft MS-DOS ..... RETROARCH->RETROARCH@SCUMMVM
    # Retroarch::Nintendo 64 .......... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Nintendo GameCube .... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Nintendo GB .......... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Nintendo GBA ......... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Nintendo GBC ......... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Nintendo NES ......... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Nintendo SNES ........ RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Sega Dreamcast ....... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Sega Genesis ......... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Sega Master System ... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Sony Playstation ..... RETROARCH
    # Retroarch::Sony PSP ............. RETROARCH->RETROARCH@PPSSPP
    2018-12-22 12:16:58 game = River City Ransom (Id=1304)
    2018-12-22 12:16:58 displaying game loading screen
    2018-12-22 12:16:58 configuration = RETROARCH
    2018-12-22 12:16:58 overlay/bezel = no overlay configured
    2018-12-22 12:16:58 controllermap = E:\meta\LaunchBox\Plugins\Ao.Bigbox.Dropins\WootLauncher\Images\Controls\RETROARCH+NINTENDO_NES.png
    2018-12-22 12:16:58 finding emulator process retroarch, wait up to 10 seconds
    2018-12-22 12:17:01 wrapping emulator process 9104 in adornable window
    2018-12-22 12:17:15 exiting game 1304, process 9104

    WL 2018-12-22 12-16-57.txt

    The better the info you provide, the better my troubleshooting will be.

  7. MinimalX

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    5 hours ago, HankChill said:

    This is an excellent theme, and I would love to use it as my daily driver, however I noticed one glaring issue with it: CPU usage.


    Glad you like the theme, and thanks for reporting the issue. Ideally it will not burn through that much CPU, especially when a game has been launched.  It sounds like a problem with the video engine I use.  I'd really appreciate if you help troubleshoot.

    What version of Launchbox are you running?

    What version of MinimalX are you running?

    What CPU and graphics care are you using?

    What is your display size?  HD or 4K?

    Do you use standard or HD videos?

    Do you use WMP or VLC for videos?

    If it's the video engine, it should also affect my other themes Nostalgia, FluxCRT, and Refaktor.  Would you please check against at least one of those themes?

  8. Nostalgia

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    Updated to v1.5, with bugfixes as mentioned above -- see change log on download page for details. The most notable additions are toggles to easily deactivate the platform and game notes overlay, and to turn off the sidebar details so the selection list/wheel always remains visible. Also updated to themer plugin library v3.8, which includes its own bugfixes and a way to specify controllers used for certain games as a queue for the user.

  9. Nostalgia

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    On 8/16/2018 at 7:42 PM, Nonamer66 said:

    My other issue is this text on my arcade playlist title. I checked the details on that playlist and it doesn't have the simpsons game title in description.  So any idea why is it pulling that text and repeating it on every game within that category.

    Found the bug and will include a fix in the next update. Thanks again for providing a nice description of the problem.

  10. Nostalgia

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    46 minutes ago, Nonamer66 said:

    oh also to add to that post above... the first game it lands on within that playlist is The Simpsons. Also found the same issue occurring on other playlists too, but it will repeat the initial game title that was first loaded for that playlist.

    That's a strange one. What view are you coming from when you land on that view? I'll have to see if I can reproduce it (so far I can't), then I can look for a solution.

  11. Nostalgia

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    15 hours ago, bdog019 said:

    ok I figured it out I had the nostalgia folder in the themes folder in another folder so essentially a folder inside a folder in the themes folder. and one other thing is the video that is on the tv screens supposed to be very dim if not how do I change it to make it brighter thanks

    Videos may appear a little dim due to a scanline effect which is baked into the background images. The only way to make the videos brighter is to manually remove the scanlines from background images, which would be very painstaking and I do not recommend it. I might generate a set of images in the future without scanlines, but I don't have time to do that now.

  12. Nostalgia

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    7 minutes ago, bdog019 said:

    im running version 8.3 and yes I have mort theme working and glass working

    Okay that's good. Please try one of my other themes as a test -- MinimalX, Refaktor, or FluxCRT. They all use a common plugin library, so we can see if that's a common denominator to this problem. Also, do any error messages popup when you try to use the theme?

    Edit: Got to go so I probably won't answer until tomorrow, but please let me know how the test goes.

  13. Nostalgia

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    35 minutes ago, bdog019 said:

    I did everything u said and still the same.

    That's odd. What version of LaunchBox are you running? Are any BigBox themes other than the default theme working?

    32 minutes ago, bdog019 said:

    is there a way to reset the settings to start over from the beginning like I first installed it

    You mean reinstall LaunchBox? Someone else should probably weigh in on this, but look in the LaunchBox\Updates folder. You should be able to re-run the setup exe, though it shouldn't reset your settings. Before you do any of this, see my questions above.

  14. Nostalgia

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    35 minutes ago, bdog019 said:

    what am I doing wrong I tried everything and cant get it to look like the preview images

    The screenshot you posted is of the default BIgBox theme. Did you: (1) right-click and unblock the Nostalgia zip file after downloading, (2) extract the Nostalgia folder from the zip file and copy it to the LaunchBox\Themes folder, and (3) start and BigBox go to Options -> Views and change the theme to Nostalgia?

  15. Nostalgia

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    12 hours ago, Nonamer66 said:

    thank you eatkinola for making this theme. I really love it. I would like to remove the scrolling game info in the game videos. How can I do this?

    Glad you like it. These instructions are in the bundled PDF, but I admit they're not that visible and do contain a mistake: "If you don’t like the platform or game notes scrolling across the bottom of the platform’s simulated screen, look for the text OverlayFlava4Bottom in Nostalgia.xaml (mistake said FluxCRT) and simply comment out that entire line." So, the file Styles\Nostalgia.xaml should be made to look like this (just use a text editor):

            <Setter Property="OverlayFlava4Bottom" Value="Notes" />

    That should do it, but please let me know if otherwise. I'll probably make it easier to configure in the future.


  16. MinimalX

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    6 minutes ago, HeyMufti said:

    Thank you.  My issue is that I'm running this on a 640x480 CRT.  I don't have room for most of the new additions to the theme.  I've done the best I can, but it looks like I'll have to create a new theme.

    You might want to try this one by another user:


  17. MinimalX

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    1 hour ago, neil9000 said:

    If you scroll upon this page to the bottom of the theme description there is a changelog dropdown pick the version you want and a little blue download link will appear for that version.

    Thanks @neil9000 -- you beat me to the punch as usual! I really appreciate you always being so helpful.

    @HeyMufti: The version in the video looks like MinimalHD created by @Grila, which actually inspired me to get my hands dirty with theming. If you can't configure Minimal-AO (the precursor versions of MinimalX) to look how you want, you can see if Grila still has a copy of MinimalHD. My most minimalistic theme is Refaktor which you can pretty easily customize to strip out all adornments and just leave a text list and background vids, though I'm not sure if that suits your taste.

  18. FluxCRT

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    On 6/8/2018 at 3:02 PM, bluebear said:

    i downloaded this, but it seems to crash bigbox for some reason so had to delete it😪

    Sorry to hear that. If you feel like trying it again, send me a screenshot of the crash report and I can look into it. I always appreciate those bug reports.

    P.S. 8/3/2019 - updated today, and prior crashes were likely due to some memory leaks now isolated and fixed

  19. Modernist

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    On 5/5/2018 at 5:32 AM, shro2016 said:

     @eatkinola are you aware of any known issues with the plug-in and video files being held outside of main launch box directory?

    The plugin does not currently support that, but I'll work on a fix.

  20. MinimalX

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    4 minutes ago, misterlamide said:

    Awesome updated theme was wondering if Box Art and Disc image would ever make it to one of the views? That would be awesome and complete MinimalX!

    Glad you like it. I'll have to think about that -- where do you think the box and disc images should go? Should they overlay the video and then fade out, or not fade out? If I add this, I'd probably make it optional so you could turn it on/off using the skinning framework.

  21. MinimalX

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    On 4/30/2018 at 11:23 AM, Elmazz said:

    So its just not reading the images nor music (don't know about videos, since i only use them for platforms and they work just fine there) in view playlists.

    I use videos for all my games, so when I'm viewing a playlist it'll loop through game videos in that list. If there are no game videos, it's not setup to loop through images for games in that list; I can probably add this feature for playlists, and also to support platforms for which there is no platform video. Do you think it'd be best to loop through gameplay images, title screens, or a mixture of both?

    On 4/30/2018 at 11:23 AM, Elmazz said:

    found a minor bug with playlists in this theme, where if I select a game and go back, it stops showing the info in the top left corner

    Thanks for the video. Yes, that dynamic list header is a bit buggy at times for the games list. I'll see if I can fix that.

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  22. Nostalgia

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    1 hour ago, Elmazz said:

    it happens in both views. it doesn't happen in MinimalX

    Ok, thanks for clarifying. I'll let you know when I release a new version of Nostalgia (likely later this week); I'd appreciate you testing it when I do. If it occurs with the new version (which includes a newer version of Ao.Bigbox.Themer), then it's another theme element causing that slowdown.

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  23. Nostalgia

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    1 hour ago, Elmazz said:

    has a lag issue for me. When I scroll down the list of my games, if the game I stop on has no screenshots or video, it lag spikes for a good 3-5 seconds

    Thanks for the report. I'm not currently able to reproduce this issue on my end. Does it happen in both the wheel and text views? Does it also happen in MinimalX?

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