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  1. Lately I've been getting some odd notifications when starting retroarch via launchbox. Here's what happens:   I'll select a game while in BigBox mode. Then, when I press the guide button on my xbox one controller, I get the following notifications in retroarch:

    "Waiting for client"

    "Joined as Player 1"

    (then after about 25 seconds) "port remap failed"


    It's only after I receive the final message that I can do anything such as save/load state. Now, I realize LaunchBox has nothing to do with retroarch from a development standpoint, but when I start retroarch directly, I don't get any of these odd notifications. I would also like to point out that I'm not using any special launch parameters.

    Does anyone have an idea as to what could be causing this?

    Thank you in advance for your help!


  2. I just bought Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Steam and added it to my Windows library in LaunchBox. When I try to launch the game, Steam gives me a pop up stating:


    Allow game launch?

    Bloodstained: Ritual of the night is attempting to launch with the optional paramerters shown below.

    " BloodstainedRotN "


    If you did not request this launch or do not understand these options, select Cancel.



    Does anyone know how I can bypass this and simply have it launch?

  3. That's it! I went ahead and changed my resolution back to 3840 (because of this and it seems to make more sense from a scaling perspective, i.e. 1920 x 2 = 3840). But what really solved the problem was how my TV was being scaled. Windows recommended 300%, but when I lowered it to 250%, all my issues mentioned above went away. Thanks @Retro808 !!!


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  4. I tried changing the resolution to the full 4096x2160, and it corrected the game summaries/descriptions, but nothing else. Then I went back into Windows' display settings and set my TV as my main display. Everything is displaying properly now, but unfortunately, leaving my TV as the main display is not practical. Oh, well. Thanks for your help.

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  5. It's currently set to what Windows recommends, 3840x2160. There's one option higher for 4096x2160. I'll try switching to that real quick and see if it changes anything. So you believe it is a scaling issue, and that the problem is most likely with Windows? 

  6. Hey, guys. Not sure if this has always been the case, and I just never noticed, but recently I've seen a couple of things in BigBox (default theme) that aren't aligned properly. In these photos, you can see how the box art images for "favorites" and "recents" is cut off at the bottom. This is the case, regardless of platform. I've also listed a few other instances below. If I had to guess, I'd say it's some kind of scaling issue. I poked around in the settings, but didn't see anything that would help. I tried refreshing all images, but that didn't fix it. Any ideas what could be going on, or is this just the way it is? I should mention that BigBox is being displayed on a 4k TV.


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  7. 20 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

    9.5 is out now with what should hopefully be a fix for the issue. If you're stuck in limbo, you can safely just download the latest version from the website and then install over top of your existing folder.

    Worked just like you said! I'm back up and running. Thanks!

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  8. 2 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

    You could always copy your Data and media folders out of your old folder and into the new one, so there's no need to start over either way. I still need to get this whole thing figured out though lol.

    Welp. Just learned something new. I'll give this a go tomorrow. Thanks, again.

  9. No, sir. I'm afraid I don't. lol

    It's not a huge deal. Honestly, with the new update allowing you to pick regions when downloading metadata, it might not be a bad idea to start fresh. Besides, I understand the program a lot more than when I first picked it up, so I'll have a much cleaner, leaner build than before. Maybe it will solve my sound startup glitch in BigBox! Thanks for the amazing program, Jason!

  10. 18 minutes ago, Jason Carr said:

    With Google Drive closed, try deleting the LaunchBox\VLC folder. Then start it up and see if it works. I don't think reinstalling the update will do much of anything, though you can try. There should be a copy of the 9.4 setup in your LaunchBox\Updates folder.

    With Google Drive closed, I tried deleting the VLC folder. No luck. Then I tried running the 9.4 updater and installing it over my existing build. Still no luck.

  11. It's happening for me, too. I got the notification to update yesterday, but I dismissed it and played a game. Later, I tried to open LaunchBox, and it automatically started updating. But, it never opened. I tried to start it again, and still nothing. I tried rebooting, updating my Geforce drivers, updating Windows, but still nothing.

    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    portable LaunchBox in my Google Drive folder



    I just tried installing to a different hard drive, and it works fine. Still can't get my original install to work, though.

  12. Okay, who is responsible for this? It's fucking amazing. I lost it because I assumed EmuMovies would have the most premium media for my library. When it disappeared, I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. Finally, I tried unchecking everything in EmuMovies and selecting only the "Big Box Cinematix Theme Video" in the Download Images/Media program within Edit Game, and VOILA!! It's back, rocking on my TV. Whoever made this, I'd like to offer my sincere appreciation. It may seem like I'm making a big deal out of nothing, but when someone produces something like this, something that so perfectly payes homage to the memory of a favorite childhood game I see through nostalgic kid-goggles, I just can't summon the words to properly say "Thank you!".


    A Child of The 80's

  13. It would help if we could find a common variable. In my situation, Big Box launches on a TV connected to a home theater receiver. It's possible that the audio drop out has something to do with the receiver decoding the audio, but I highly doubt that because it doesn't happen with anything else coming from the PC. For what it's worth, I tried replacing the audio file with the one that has the delay posted earlier in this thread. Same result.

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