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  1. Yes thats right, its all set up now and working well enough to change.

    So, i have just uncovered another game that is effected (ice cold beer which is within my Windows collection and not TTX)  and also a fix for the problem!!!.

    - the Fix :... If i have played a mame game it isnt possible to play any TTX or Ice cold beer unless i restart the machine. However if i start and end any SNES game i am then free to play any TTX and ICB once again as normal... I assume any other emulator other than MAME probably free's it up too. Very strange.

    If there isnt a fix for this is there anyway i can add some kind of script for TTX and ICB that it forces the game into focus in case a mame game was played previously?


  2. Yes the difference must be that you are using TP - unfortunately i dont really want to go down that route as the loaders took enough time to get working fine. It has to be some kind of conflict with theloader then, but its odd why its only after MAME has been run and closed.


    I am using bigbox startup yes, but i also have tried it with it deactivated too and no difference.. That was my immediate first thought

  3. hi Guys - wondered if anyone has had this problem. 

    - Start bigbox > Taito Type X > start a game it loads fine

    However if i:

    - Start bigbox > Play then end any Mame game  > goto Taito type X > try to load a game bigbox sticks at the launch game menu... I hear the noise to confirm i have pressed start but bigbox stays in front and the game loads in the background because i can hear it.... however the odd thing is if i Alt-Tab there is nothing else running apart from bigbox AND suddenly the game (and/or game sound) stops as if AltTab has closed the game.... Very odd.

    I have tried loading Megadrive, SNES and other emulators first but that allows Type X to load fine. Seems that Mame conflicts with it and the only way to play a Type X game after playing a Mame game is to restart bigbox.

    Any ideas?



  4. Hi Neil - So, when i went into Bigbox > options > Game start up and ticked the Enable start up - it solved the problem... however it has created a new one on only 2 platforms i have. Taito type x AND my Windows games (MKx / Killer instinct etc) dont load properly 90% of the time.. it seems what is happening is the games are loading BUT bigbox is staying in front of the game..... 

    It is absolutely perfect for the problem i had however, in Mame, or any other platform i smash the 1p button and only ever one instance starts up, i just cannot crash the machine its perfect.. However i really need to be able to play TTx and Windows.. how can i stop it for those? any idea?

    thank you

  5. ok i will take a look when i can... remind me what i am looking for once within Tools / Options? - surely its not called "new start up features" as they are now Old start up features if this was back in 2018.. Haahahahaha so funny

  6. Bump - Does anyone have any ideas on this? it must be happening to quite a few people unless every has a "ONLY PRESS START ONCE" sticker on their cabs.... I get the feeling, thinking it through, that it would be very hard to implement as if you locked out after only 1x start button push what if there was an error, youd be stuck... or to be honest, the odds of that happening over many instances loading is FARR less and i would rather deal with the occasional sticking of bigbox. I can guarentee if a child played bigbox it would be broken within a few games due to their impatience and pressing "Start" more than once resulting in many versions of the game loading in the back ground etc


  7. Hi guys - So Injustice 2 (windows/steam) when selected from bigbox loads behind bigbox.. So i can hear it and have to Alt+Tab into it.. Every other windows game etc is totally fine. Just this one, any idea?


  8. Hi guys

    Ive noticed a few times when idiots are using my cabinet in bigbox mode - whether it be young kids, impatient adults etc that they are able to do things which i NEVER seem to do. resulting in the need to reset the machine time and time again. I believe the main culprit for this is when you select a game using my 1p Start button if you press it impatiently a few times in a row it just doesnt like it. So it will do 1 of a few things - Either load the game fine, or load the game fine but also another instance in the background causing all kinds of echoy sounds of course.. Or.. load the game but stay on bigbox with the game playing in the background unable to stop it unless you open her up and pop a keyboard and mouse in.

    If bigbox could only accept one push of the start button just before launch ( so in the Play game / Favs menu) that would eliminate it and make the front end so much more tougher as it were.

    hope i am making sense there


  9. hi guys - So i was trying to add Stepmania and now i have 2x sets of "All" in Launchbox. When i right click i cannot delete one of them as 2 of the 3 options are shadowed out, i can only "Add".

    Please see pic 

    Any idea how to remove one of them - they both contain my entire games lists - 14,000 each




  10. hi guys - So for all my systems which need a pad and its analogue sticks a while back i added a simple Control pad png file in the top left of the system screen to tell anyone playing, "Please pick up the controllers off the bracket" etc... I feel a right idiot as ive totally forgotten the location of the file and i want to make amendments!!

    here is the screen i mean, showing PS2 as an example - you will see the white pad overlayed in the top left.. thanks guys



  11. Thanks Neil - So, i am crammed up to the rafters space wise and i believe i have around 50GB left on my Hard drive. What happens eventually if this Cache file fills all of that also. Will it still function fine just no longer store any more cached images?

  12. Guys i have 64GB within the above folder.

    I assume if i delete this it will have a performance impact right due to being Cache?... For my system its quite a sizable chuck of space its using up, but i understand if its best off left.

    Thought if enquire to be sure.


  13. Hi Guys - havent had a chance to work on this, my 2 kids sucked up all my time over the weekend. However i did get a chance to do some more research and have you heard of a (what seems like) really good program called Keyboard2xinput - it effectively turns keystrokes into joypad presses... From peoples reviews online seems to work very well, and to be honest, perhaps may work better than a separate AHK script for each game. Could use this once and thats it as all games use pads. Thoughts anyone?

  14. hi JV - thats excellent. So it will more than likely be a separate script for every game as they are all slightly different key-wise. but that makes sense, will give it a go and report back :) 

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  15. thank you - So yes, its an EXE it will be running. So i write the AHK i need per game, then compile / Save it as a Batch file and add it to additional apps? Will it close upon ending the windows .Exe game?

    After searching yesterday im sure it was you who wrote another Bat file to run when closing to terminate the AHK script : "taskkill.exe /F /IM Game_Exit.exe" obviously replacing Game_Exit with whatever .exe/batch file ive made

  16. Thanks guys - appreciate your help

    Mind i say however - Headrush and Joe are you saying kinda opposite things? one saying "LB will end when program is done." and HR saying its best to create a script that kills it?

    Perhaps i have read wrong?


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