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  1. 9 minutes ago, Arcade1993 said:

    Also, I would still like to solve the mystery of getting both Judge Dredd games to show up in LaunchBox/Big Box. They are two entirely different games; not clones or version differences. Is there any easy way to do this?

    Glad you at least figured out Power-up. Easy to mistake which exe you have set if you have a few emulator options in your set-up.

    Dredd imported fine for me just by drag and drop of the zip. If you already have the other Acclaim version you need to make sure you check the "Import Duplicate" box.

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  2. That only 2 important settings in the game are what shows on in the "Launching" spot and the "Emulation" spot. Can you confirm in the Launching section it is pointing to the correct folder path and rom file? Your other games work, correct?

    Otherwise I am not sure why it would not launch. All LB really does is send the command line to Mame to tell it what game to launch. Below are my settings.


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  3. 8 minutes ago, Arcade1993 said:

    Also the images aren't really that important. Why does the game refuse to launch when I select it? It just has a loading symbol for a second and then stops. I have MAME set for the emulator, but I suspect it has something to do with the way I imported the game.


    Again, how you imported should not be an issue as I went through same steps and it works fine. Can you confirm it does at least launch directly from Mame for you?

    Also when you right click and edit the game then go to the "Emulation" page what emulator does it show.

    10 minutes ago, Arcade1993 said:

    Also I'd like to know if I have to do this ridiculous import method for every new MAME game, or is it just Power-up  Baseball for some odd reason?

    For all, no. There may be some oddities like this. Jason did mention them looking at the Mame import process and see if they can make it less over zealous on importing and blocking some manual imports. But for now, at least there is a way to get stubborn ones imported.

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  4. No, if you are scraping from EmuMovies there is an issue with their API LB uses. We recommend doing EmuMovies scrape in batches.

    Also, just an FYI if you already had media for the games you deleted and reimported you could still use the original media. LB upon import and naming the games would reattach the original media since it was already named after the game.

  5. 22 minutes ago, HomerJ said:

    Didn't help.

    Fixing the permissions, did allow all the metadata to be downloaded ok, but when it transitions to the media files, no go.  It stalls after just a few files.  When I cancel, quit, and restart, LB then instantly goes back to the beginning and redownloads all the meta data again....well over an hour process.

    It could be EmuMovies if you are also scraping media from them. We know there is an API issue causing some download issues. If you uncheck the media options and do not scrape for media from EmuMovies and just scrape from the Games DB does it give you the same issues?

    24 minutes ago, HomerJ said:

    Forgive me for my lack of knowledge here, but I still can't figure this out.  I select a platform, then I select the games....then what?  If I go tools->download metadata and media, it brings up the wizard and does everything.  How do i just do 1 platform?  I wonder if maybe, in general, this method works, but my LB thinks it's still in the middle of a larger operation because I had to cancel the import.  Is there a way to clean things out (without a clean install of LB)?

    thanks for the help.

    Once you highlight all the games you want to run media for you do go to >Tools >Download Media and Metadata. The screen will show you how many games you are trying to run media for. You can see I selected 2 games and the screen confirms 2 games in the text.

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  6. 19 minutes ago, HomerJ said:

    OK, this is the Noobs forum.  :)  How do I import metadata for just one platform?


    Just click the platform and then select all the games or how ever many you want. 

    FYI you can also run the option to audit the platform and then select games from there. Just to give you another way of doing it. 

  7. 5 hours ago, starmaster said:

    I already added RetroArch and cores but the strange thing is that I select Flycast (Dreamcast core) and it doesn't work when I try a game on launchbox? I went to the 'Edit Emulator' and set up, etc but when I try a game, I see RetroArch sign showing up and then crash. What did I do wrong?

    Does the game play when ran directly in Retroarch without LaunchBox?

  8. Could be a setting, a missing "Associated Platform", or selected core. Various things it could be.

    Can you go to >Tools >Manage Emulators and edit your Retroarch.

    1. Post a pic of the "Details" tab

    2. Post a pic of the "Associated Platforms" tab.

    What system are you trying to launch?

    What is the exact name you gave the platform in LB?

    What core are you using in RA when you run the game?

  9. 3 hours ago, zugswang said:

    Not for me unfortunately.

    Launchbox is the only site that IDM does not just automatically work for me, that's why it was so obvious something had changed after all the years of not even thinking about it.

    It's only the last week or so since the site update that it no longer works.

    Oh well, i will just not bother downloading anything large until I find a better browser to download on Launchbox.

    So if you right click on the item downloading in FireFox you do not get an option to Pause?

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  10. 52 minutes ago, Truest1 said:

    Awesome yes unified widescreen theme. What folder is it in? 

    In the theme's folder. Since it is images tied specifically to that theme it would be in there. I would also recommend spending some time looking in the various LB folders it will help you see how things need to be named and filed.

  11. 2 hours ago, philexile said:

    Hi again,

    GroovyMame is already doing this – the emulator targets the second display (CRT) for running the game. This is done in the INI file.

    Just to clarify, in Big Box the following settings are applied:

    Primary Screen: Screen 1

    Marquee Screen: Screen 1

    Despite Screen 1 being specified for the Marquee Screen, the marquee art doesn't display. When the game is launched, the "game loading" screen appears, and then Screen 1 switches to black – not the Marquee.


    Thanks for clarifying. Without knowing the full details of how you set things up I could only make guesses.

    2 hours ago, philexile said:

    So what you're noting is exactly the problem that I'm having. Since Screen 1 is setup for both Primary and Marquee – it should display both, but it doesn't. 

    That's the thing though. I do not believe it should since the coding is designed to show marquee and main UI on separated screens. It was not originally designed to flip when they are both set the same screen. The original intent was an arcade cabinet that had a main monitor and a marquee screen above it. So this is something that would require a plug-in or you can submit a bitbucket ticket request to log an ehancement/feature request for marquees. Feature requests can be done using the link at the top of the forum located under "Help & Support"

  12. I assume you can do the same in GroovyMame as you can in Mame and set the ini file to tell GroovyMame what screen to run a game. If so, then tell GM to run the game on your CRT and tell BB to set primary and marquee as the same monitor. I know your initial post says you set them both to the same screen but the game runs on that screen as well, can you set GroovyMame to launch on the other screen like you can in standard Mame?

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