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  1. Thanks for the replies guys. I guess I should have clarified, I know that Bigbox can launch the various programs, but as far as I’ve seen, no real vertical themes to speak of our 3-screen support within Bigbox itself (playfield, DMD, and backglass). Lordmonkus, that makes sense. I can imagine it’s not an easy scene to break into. Still, I know Jason could spank any of the competing offerings should he ever decide down the line.
  2. Hey guys. Been using Bigbox for several years now and couldn’t be happier with it on my arcade machine. I recently got into virtual pinball and have found the existing frontend options to be lacking and buggy in comparison. Are there any plans to get virtual pinball support in Bigbox someday? It would seem like the biggest factor would be having a vertical theme for the playfield and maybe allowing 3 screens to display information while within Bigbox itself. I’d be ecstatic for such a feature someday!
  3. I really like the rating feature in Bigbox. Sometimes I’ll scroll through and look for games I’ve never played with good ratings. However, games rarely have these ratings. I feel like something is off since the most popular games have no ratings at all (i.e., Mario’s bros, Metroid, sonic, Zelda, etc). Is there a way to force syncronization of ratings, or have people really not voted on some of the most popular games in the world?
  4. I posted on the other Bigbox lag thread but I'll post here as well. I'm using Xpadder now, which has eliminated my problems. It's not the prettiest solution, and it at least confirms that the problem doesn't lie in my controller or receiver, but it'll do for now. Thanks @Jason Carr for investigating!
  5. I've been using Xpadder for the past couple of days with a lag free experience, which tells me that at least the problem doesn't rely on the controller signal making it to my computer. Only major thing I lose going this route is controller automation through Bigbox to close apps like Retroarch, Mame, and the like. But I think for now I'm just going to program escape commands in Xpadder and skip Bigbox's implementation of controller support. Thanks to those who are investigating this!
  6. @Jason Carr I had a bit of time to play around tonight. So first thing is I removed the media directories from Launchbox and loaded Bigbox. As expected all images and videos were absent. The unresponsive controller issue persisted using the default theme. Then I loaded the beta. Everything was running beautifully on first launch, going in and out of games. But when I shut down the app and then restarted it the unresponsive controller issue reemerged. It's sort of the same thing that happened with the prior betas where things initially felt like they were running smoothly but shortly after
  7. I typically use text list views only. I'll do what you recommended tonight about copying Launchbox over. Thanks!
  8. @Jason Carr I have since switched to the default theme and have all transitions turned off. No improvement. Are there any themes out there that bypass all images and videos that I can test on?
  9. I'm running Windows 10, genuine XBOX 360 controller(s) and wireless receiver. Controller lag issue happens with a single or multiple controllers attached. Using the default Windows 10 driver for the wireless receiver. In device manager: My driver is listed as “Xbox 360 wireless receiver for Windows”, date of 4/10/2018, version 10.0.17134.1.
  10. I can't tell you how many times I've prepopulated the cache without any meaningful impact on the stuttering, unfortunately.
  11. I'll just chip in the thread I created in 1/2017 regarding this: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/35069-bigbox-lag/ From my end, I have 2 systems: one with i7 4770k, 16GB RAM, GTX 970, and the other with i5 4460, 16GB RAM, GTX 650. Both run SSD drives where both games and images / videos are loaded. Both stutter frequently when scrolling up and down using xbox 360 controllers connected via official Microsoft receiver, and no stuttering whatsoever using the wireless keyboard. Both systems run Win 10 and even with the Launchbox as the only software installed, the problem persists.
  12. I also think that overall, the performance is much better than in previous releases. The part that makes me wonder about hardware performance being an issue is that for me, when the stuttering is occurring, the videos are still playing, and it's still accepting input from the keyboards. And when this happens on an i7 4770 overclocked at 4.2ghz, I just can't imagine how this is a hardware issue, but I'm not a programmer so I don't know this stuff. At any rate, thanks much for improving the performance; Bigbox is far more usable now!
  13. @Rjay we have a very similar setup. I launch from Kodi, and I also use a Logitech keyboard, which runs every so smoothly, always, regardless of Launchbox / Bigbox version. Im back to running beta 6 and so far it is the smoothest version of the beta.
  14. Hey @Jason Carr, I reverted back to beta 1 and it does seem like everything is smoother. I'm not getting the stuttering / lag at all. I agree that the testing is sorta difficult since the behavior is rather sporadic. I spent about 10 minutes going in and out of games, testing the UI, back and forth and it seems pretty smooth on this beta. Going back to beta 9 makes it skippy again. Super weird! Edit: Just restarted beta 1 again and now it's being skippy / laggy. I don't know, you are probably right, maybe the issue was never corrected to begin with.
  15. I am having the same thing as well. Updated the new beta and now whether the controller option is checked or not, getting the stuttering again.
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