This is a guide on how to import the Flashpoint flash games collection into Launchbox the proper way - each game is listed with image and metadata, and they are working with use of the required redirector and web server. 10015 games with the latest version:
Flashpoint is an ongoing flash games archival and preservation project masterminded by BlueMaxima. You can read all about the history and development of it here:
Guide to importing the Flashpoint flash games library into Launchbox
1. Download the latest version of the Flashpoint Ultimate package (version 5.3 at the time of writing - 57.6GB) from here:
2. Extract the contents of the zip to a folder; it should look something like this:
3. Now test the Flashpoint app to make sure that everything is working. The collection comes with its own game browser; they used to use Launchbox but moved to a more stripped down and modified browser. When you launch a game via the browser, it should start the web server and redirector. Most games (not all!) require these processes to be running, otherwise the game will not work.
4. Now decide where you are going to store the games and the media. I stored my games on a NAS, with the media stored in the Launchbox folder on my local drive.
5. Transfer the relevant files from the Flashpoint download to your Launchbox - the data files (XMLs, located in Arcade/Data/Platforms in the Flashpoint collection, and in Launchbox/Data/Platforms in Launchbox) and the image files.
6. Edit the Flash games XML files if necessary - make sure that the "ApplicationPath" which points to the Flash.exe is correct; if not, then you can do a "find & replace". The CommandLine entry refers to the game itself, and shouldn't need to be changed.
7. Download this batch file which must be run before running the games from Launchbox:
This file runs the web server and redirector that come with the Flashpoint library, but without starting Launchbox as well. Launchbox does not currently allow you to add an "additional app" for a platform, and so using this batch file is the easiest way I have found to do it. I also tried to follow user @syntax_X's instructions (see below), but they are fairly complicated and after going through them it didn't work for me:
8. Run the batch file, start up Launchbox and enjoy the flash games!