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  1. I see what's going on now. Under VIEWS - PLATFORM LIST VIEW, BigBox does the following: THEME: CritialZone V2 Default 1. Platform Wheel 1 - NO Platform Video plays but Background Artwork shows for Playlists. 2. Platform Wheel 2 - Platform Video plays in a square box but NO Background Artwork shows for Playlists (just a green glow). 3. Platform Wheel 3 - Bigger square Platform Video plays but NO Background Artwork shows for Playlists (it's all black and empty). 4. Platform Wheel 4 - Square Platform Video plays but NO Background Artwork shows for Playlists (just a green glow). 5. Text List With Details - NO Platform Video plays but Full screen Background Artwork shows for Playlists. THEME: Default 1. Platform Wheel 1 - Platform Video plays in FULLSCREEN but NO Background Artwork shows for Playlists. 2. Platform Wheel 2 - Platform Video plays in FULLSCREEN but NO Background Artwork shows for Playlists (same look as #1). 3. Platform Wheel 3 - Platform Video plays in FULLSCREEN but NO Background Artwork shows for Playlists (same look as #1). 4. Platform Wheel 4 - Platform Video plays in FULLSCREEN but NO Background Artwork shows for Playlists (same look as #1). 5. Text List With Details - Platform Video starts but then is instantly replaced with Clear Logo. This happens for all Platform Categories. Full screen Background Artwork shows for Playlists. Is it possible to have the Platform Category Video play as well as have Playlists show background artwork with either of these themes?
  2. Still having trouble with these DEFAULT themes. Now, it seems, background artwork no longer shows for ANY playlists. Below are the images from the DEFAULT and CriticalZone V2 - Default themes. I have the D&D Platform on the main list, The video plays for it fine (it used to not play at all on CriticalZone V2 - Default) but now when I go in to view the playlists, the background art no longer displays. I messed around quite a bit with the settings to no avail but there's really not that much that can be changed. Did Playlists lose the ability to show Background Fan Art? The Background art shows fine in other custom themes. BEFORE: AFTER:
  3. Visual Pinball - 300+ Clear Logos View File Visual Pinball clear logos pack consisting of 300+ images collected and edited from sites like VPForums, Pinsimdb, Google image search, Hyperspin Forums, and other users' collections. NOTE: These logos may be large and, in most cases, were originally intended for use with HyperPin and HyperSpin. They can be easily resized in HyperSpin and LaunchBox but BigBox apparently doesn't allow for resizing (that I can find). If you need smaller versions of the images, let me know and I will post an update. TO VIEW THESE IMAGES DO THE FOLLOWING: 1. Remove any images in your ..\LaunchBox\Images\Visual Pinball\Clear Logo folder 2. Unzip the archive to the same folder. 3. Delete your LaunchBox and/or BigBox cache. 4. Set LB/BB to show Clear Logos for the Visual Pinball games. Visual Pinball Videos: https://mega.nz/#F!lYF30BoC!Sqaxb1Hf2d0pZzuFFzdAoQ Submitter malarrya Submitted 02/09/2019 Category Game Clear Logos  
  4. Version 1.0.0

    73 downloads

    Visual Pinball clear logos pack consisting of 300+ images collected and edited from sites like VPForums, Pinsimdb, Google image search, Hyperspin Forums, and other users' collections. NOTE: These logos may be large and, in most cases, were originally intended for use with HyperPin and HyperSpin. They can be easily resized in HyperSpin and LaunchBox but BigBox apparently doesn't allow for resizing (that I can find). If you need smaller versions of the images, let me know and I will post an update. TO VIEW THESE IMAGES DO THE FOLLOWING: 1. Remove any images in your ..\LaunchBox\Images\Visual Pinball\Clear Logo folder 2. Unzip the archive to the same folder. 3. Delete your LaunchBox and/or BigBox cache. 4. Set LB/BB to show Clear Logos for the Visual Pinball games. Visual Pinball Videos: https://mega.nz/#F!lYF30BoC!Sqaxb1Hf2d0pZzuFFzdAoQ
  5. This is very kind of you to say, thank you so much! Yes, this was quite labor intensive but I did have a good time putting it all together. Finding and using the GhostScript PDF image extraction program proved to be extremely useful and somewhat fun getting it to work as well as it did. Please let know if you need any further information on how to set up the system so it appears like the images above. There are around 18 playlists that I have already created for the system which are included in the downloads from my MEGA site. Image 4 & 7 in the original post shows some of the playlists with background artwork specific to that setting/campaign. Playlists include following (LaunchBox and BigBox respectively): Again, thanks, I hope you enjoy and get some use out of it. I really mostly love the artwork and reading about all the classic monsters.
  6. Glad you like it! Yeah, the default for desktop background change is every 30 minutes, I believe. You can use the VBS script to cycle through the images to get back the Tempest, then just turn shuffle off in the Windows Background settings menu. I'll probably add a few more images in the future. BTW, if you like Dungeons & Dragons games at all, check out my D&D Platform... it needs more love
  7. Version 1.0.0

    109 downloads

    This is the ONLY Windows 10 Arcade Classics Desktop Theme available anywhere (that I could find)! I know this is not specifically LaunchBox related but it is retro-gaming related so I though I would share. NOTE - YOU DO NOT NEED LAUNCHBOX TO USE THIS THEME. I created this desktop theme for Windows 10 from 33 images and 30 wave files found around the internet and use them for my arcade cabinet. I take no credit for any of the images or sounds but thought I would share the theme in case anyone's interested. I put the Sound Scheme and Images together to create an ARCADE CLASSICS WINDOWS 10 DESKTOP THEME. Most images are 1920x1080 except for 2 that are a bit bigger and don't look that good scaled down. IN ORDER TO GET THE SOUND SCHEME AND DESKTOP THEME TO WORK TOGETHER: 1. Place the Arcade Classics Folder containing the WAV files into your %WINDIR%/media folder. Press WINDOW KEY + R then type in %WINDIR%/media to open the folder. 2. Double-click on the ARCADE CLASSICS THEME file (Arcade Classics.deskthemepack). It should connect the sound scheme to the desktop theme. I also included a VBS script that makes the desktop wallpaper rotate to the next random image and a shortcut to this script that makes it easy to double-click and run the script. You WILL NEED TO EDIT THE SHORTCUT depending on where you move the VBS script but I included it for completeness. Put the VB-SCRIPT wherever you'd like then edit the shourtcut to point to the vb-script. I have my script in my ../Hyperspin/ folder and the shortcut on my desktop but you can place it in your Launchbox directory or wherever you'd like. Enjoy, and let me know in the comments below if you have any issues with the theme or what your favorite images are. I like Space Invaders, Star Wars, and Battle Zone the best.
  8. Arcade Classics Windows 10 Desktop Theme View File This is the ONLY Windows 10 Arcade Classics Desktop Theme available anywhere (that I could find)! I know this is not specifically LaunchBox related but it is retro-gaming related so I though I would share. NOTE - YOU DO NOT NEED LAUNCHBOX TO USE THIS THEME. I created this desktop theme for Windows 10 from 33 images and 30 wave files found around the internet and use them for my arcade cabinet. I take no credit for any of the images or sounds but thought I would share the theme in case anyone's interested. I put the Sound Scheme and Images together to create an ARCADE CLASSICS WINDOWS 10 DESKTOP THEME. Most images are 1920x1080 except for 2 that are a bit bigger and don't look that good scaled down. IN ORDER TO GET THE SOUND SCHEME AND DESKTOP THEME TO WORK TOGETHER: 1. Place the Arcade Classics Folder containing the WAV files into your %WINDIR%/media folder. Press WINDOW KEY + R then type in %WINDIR%/media to open the folder. 2. Double-click on the ARCADE CLASSICS THEME file (Arcade Classics.deskthemepack). It should connect the sound scheme to the desktop theme. I also included a VBS script that makes the desktop wallpaper rotate to the next random image and a shortcut to this script that makes it easy to double-click and run the script. You WILL NEED TO EDIT THE SHORTCUT depending on where you move the VBS script but I included it for completeness. Put the VB-SCRIPT wherever you'd like then edit the shourtcut to point to the vb-script. I have my script in my ../Hyperspin/ folder and the shortcut on my desktop but you can place it in your Launchbox directory or wherever you'd like. Enjoy, and let me know in the comments below if you have any issues with the theme or what your favorite images are. I like Space Invaders, Star Wars, and Battle Zone the best. Submitter malarrya Submitted 01/20/2019 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  9. Version 1.0.0

    179 downloads

    Future Pinball clear logos pack consisting of 700 images painstakingly collected and edited from sites like VPForums, Pinsimdb, Google image search, Hyperspin Forums, and other users' collections. Many of these images are very high quality and most are as close to the table logos as possible. Some have been fabricated by me and others but this group contains tables that mostly have a corresponding video. This set was originally developed and posted by me for Hyperspin. Hope you enjoy. NOTE: These logos are quite large, in most cases, as they were originally intended for use with HyperPin and HyperSpin. They can be easily resized in HyperSpin and LaunchBox but BigBox apparently doesn't allow for resizing (that I can find). If you need smaller versions of the images, let me know and I will post an update. TO VIEW THESE IMAGES DO THE FOLLOWING: 1. Remove any images in your ..\LaunchBox\Images\Future Pinball\Clear Logo folder 2. Unzip the archive to the same folder. 3. Delete your LaunchBox and/or BigBox cache. 4. Set LB/BB to show Clear Logos for the Future Pinball games. The Video clips can be found here: https://mega.nz/#F!cBly1Q7b!9yw3zCrpmnym0K4KgitKTQ Also... check out my Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules Platform here: https://mega.nz/#F!tZtliI6Q!IrbOa3ig6xz40HV-tN31Ow
  10. Future Pinball - 700 Clear Logos View File Future Pinball clear logos pack consisting of 700 images painstakingly collected and edited from sites like VPForums, Pinsimdb, Google image search, Hyperspin Forums, and other users' collections. Many of these images are very high quality and most are as close to the table logos as possible. Some have been fabricated by me and others but this group contains tables that mostly have a corresponding video. This set was originally developed and posted by me for Hyperspin. Hope you enjoy. NOTE: These logos are quite large, in most cases, as they were originally intended for use with HyperPin and HyperSpin. They can be easily resized in HyperSpin and LaunchBox but BigBox apparently doesn't allow for resizing (that I can find). If you need smaller versions of the images, let me know and I will post an update. TO VIEW THESE IMAGES DO THE FOLLOWING: 1. Remove any images in your ..\LaunchBox\Images\Future Pinball\Clear Logo folder 2. Unzip the archive to the same folder. 3. Delete your LaunchBox and/or BigBox cache. 4. Set LB/BB to show Clear Logos for the Future Pinball games. The Video clips can be found here: https://mega.nz/#F!cBly1Q7b!9yw3zCrpmnym0K4KgitKTQ Also... check out my Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules Platform here: https://mega.nz/#F!tZtliI6Q!IrbOa3ig6xz40HV-tN31Ow Submitter malarrya Submitted 01/16/2019 Category Game Clear Logos  
  11. Had to rename some of the image files on the MEGA site as they were a bit messed up. I'll soon be uploading the images to the DOWNLOADS section in hopes they will get a bit more attention there. What would really be great is if someone has Photoshop and CoverActionPro 3 or something similar so I could make 3D books out of all the images. Something like these:I really believe there is an audience for this platform but it just may not be reaching them. In the near future, I'll also be putting together a collection/playlist of as many D&D Video Game products as I can find. Such items would include things from MS-DOS, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, XBOX, Windows, etc. I'm really interested to hear peoples' feedback on this platform! Larry
  12. Hello friends! Main D&D video now plays in both BigBox default themes but the background art for playlists has gone missing. This used to work fine... I have plenty of screenshots proving so. SEE POST #2. The video issue must have been fixed in a recent update but now playlist art is broken? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Does anyone know how to configure the BigBox settings so a video plays for the platform/platform category while artwork is displayed for the playlists? I can get it to do one or the other but not both with the 2 themes that come with BigBox. If a video plays in the platform category, no background artwork is displayed when viewing playlists (DEFAULT THEME). Conversely, if background artwork is displayed for playlists, no video is played in the platform category (CriticalZone V2 - DEFAULT). Is there a THEME or a way to get the Video to play for the Platform Category AND background artwork shown for the playlists? Is this not possible or perhaps a glitch? I've tried every setting I can find withing the options menu. I only need this type of setup for this one platform. Thanks for any help you can provide
  13. Version 1.1.0

    37 downloads

    Uploaded The FULL Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules LaunchBox Bolt-On file. Simply extract the archive to your Launchbox folder! No need to get it from the MEGA site any longer! Includes the necessary Rocket Launcher files for connecting the D&D platform with Rocket Launcher. This is in case you want to use Soda PDF Reader and Rocket Launcher with the D&D Platform but not necessary to run the D&D platform. Copy and Paste the files from the ..Images/Dungeons & Dragons/Box - Front folder into the Fanart - Background folder for the full D&D Platform layout/effect as seen in the screenshots. This was done to keep the uploaded RAR file smaller. If you're a Dungeons & Dragons player, enjoy reading the mythology, or simply enjoy the artwork, you may enjoy this LaunchBox system. The games within the system consist of Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks, gaming modules, cards, and boardgames from Original D&D all the way through the end of AD&D 2nd Edition (~1972-2000). This is not a video game system but a PDF e-reader system. THERE ARE NO D&D PDFs FOR DOWNLOAD, ONLY IMAGES AND DB FILES FOR USE WITH LAUNCHBOX! I will NOT provide you with PDFs, PC CD ISOs, or links to them. A simple Google search will return a "Trove" of results. If you already possess the PC programs or PDF modules/books, this is simply an art-driven way to collect them all together and make it easy to find and launch for your gaming sessions. Simply put these files/folders into your LauchBox directory. ---------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND ---------------------------------------------- I've been working on a new LB Dungeons & Dragons system, mostly for personal enjoyment, for quite some time now. I originally made it for my Hyperspin installation but finally decided to try it out for Launchbox. Once I saw how feature-rich LaunchBox is, I decided to rework this D&D system for LB. I extracted the front and back images from all modules and manuals, reworked almost every filename so they are longer and more descriptive, and added NOTES/Descriptions for all 960 files. This took a LONG time but was totally worth it (it gave me something to do). I think I started on it in September and worked on it as I had time but the 1st draft is finally here for you all to enjoy. This is of course the very first version of the database (XML) file. I figured it would be wisest to post this on the forum, while I link the other files to my MEGA storage, as this is the file that will likely change the most. The images are quite large so it isn't feasible to upload them on the forums. The FANART - BACKGROUND images are the SAME as the BOX - FRONT images so you can really just skip downloading those and copy/paste the BOX - FRONT images to the FANART - BACKGROUND folder. There will definitely be updates to the filenames, images, and notes as I find misspellings, omissions, grammatical errors, and other mistakes. I did not type all the notes myself but found a lot of information and back-cover descriptions for each file on sites such as rpggeek.com, tsrbothgunsblazing.com, tomeoftreasures.com, waynesbooks.com, dmsguild.com, worthpoint.com, and several others. Much of the data on these sites had a lot of misspellings, omissions, and grammatical errors so I did my best in refining the data. You may be wondering how it works with a PDF reader. Well, I use Soda PDF with Rocket Launcher and it works amazing. Please search for and download Soda PDF reader (it's FREE!) version 7.2.03 and connect it to RocketLauncher. RocketLauncher already has built-in AHK files for Soda PDF which makes it super easy to run properly. I also like to view the PDFs in 3D as it has the nice page-turning effect. I've included several playlists that make up the various game settings such as Forgotten Realms, Planescape, Ravenloft, and DragonLance. As you can see in the examples, I use the front page of the manual as the background for the selected item. Using the FLIP feature, you may also view the artwork/descriptions from the backs of every item. I also included several background images and logos for the various playlists. It definitely needs more work to reach its full potential but I am happy with how it's turned out so far. I really hope you like the D&D Platform. Please let me know your thoughts on improving what I have already. If any of you awesome artists would like to contribute to this platform, by all means, please do so! NOTE: This system has not been set up with any custom BigBox themes except the 2 that come included with BigBox. If you use a custom theme, you'll need to move the images to the proper folders. I'm hoping, at some point, this D&D system can be part of the automatic downloads one receives when setting up a new platform.
  14. Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules Platform View File Uploaded The FULL Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules LaunchBox Bolt-On file. Simply extract the archive to your Launchbox folder! No need to get it from the MEGA site any longer! Includes the necessary Rocket Launcher files for connecting the D&D platform with Rocket Launcher. This is in case you want to use Soda PDF Reader and Rocket Launcher with the D&D Platform but not necessary to run the D&D platform. Copy and Paste the files from the ..Images/Dungeons & Dragons/Box - Front folder into the Fanart - Background folder for the full D&D Platform layout/effect as seen in the screenshots. This was done to keep the uploaded RAR file smaller. If you're a Dungeons & Dragons player, enjoy reading the mythology, or simply enjoy the artwork, you may enjoy this LaunchBox system. The games within the system consist of Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks, gaming modules, cards, and boardgames from Original D&D all the way through the end of AD&D 2nd Edition (~1972-2000). This is not a video game system but a PDF e-reader system. THERE ARE NO D&D PDFs FOR DOWNLOAD, ONLY IMAGES AND DB FILES FOR USE WITH LAUNCHBOX! I will NOT provide you with PDFs, PC CD ISOs, or links to them. A simple Google search will return a "Trove" of results. If you already possess the PC programs or PDF modules/books, this is simply an art-driven way to collect them all together and make it easy to find and launch for your gaming sessions. Simply put these files/folders into your LauchBox directory. ---------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND ---------------------------------------------- I've been working on a new LB Dungeons & Dragons system, mostly for personal enjoyment, for quite some time now. I originally made it for my Hyperspin installation but finally decided to try it out for Launchbox. Once I saw how feature-rich LaunchBox is, I decided to rework this D&D system for LB. I extracted the front and back images from all modules and manuals, reworked almost every filename so they are longer and more descriptive, and added NOTES/Descriptions for all 960 files. This took a LONG time but was totally worth it (it gave me something to do). I think I started on it in September and worked on it as I had time but the 1st draft is finally here for you all to enjoy. This is of course the very first version of the database (XML) file. I figured it would be wisest to post this on the forum, while I link the other files to my MEGA storage, as this is the file that will likely change the most. The images are quite large so it isn't feasible to upload them on the forums. The FANART - BACKGROUND images are the SAME as the BOX - FRONT images so you can really just skip downloading those and copy/paste the BOX - FRONT images to the FANART - BACKGROUND folder. There will definitely be updates to the filenames, images, and notes as I find misspellings, omissions, grammatical errors, and other mistakes. I did not type all the notes myself but found a lot of information and back-cover descriptions for each file on sites such as rpggeek.com, tsrbothgunsblazing.com, tomeoftreasures.com, waynesbooks.com, dmsguild.com, worthpoint.com, and several others. Much of the data on these sites had a lot of misspellings, omissions, and grammatical errors so I did my best in refining the data. You may be wondering how it works with a PDF reader. Well, I use Soda PDF with Rocket Launcher and it works amazing. Please search for and download Soda PDF reader (it's FREE!) version 7.2.03 and connect it to RocketLauncher. RocketLauncher already has built-in AHK files for Soda PDF which makes it super easy to run properly. I also like to view the PDFs in 3D as it has the nice page-turning effect. I've included several playlists that make up the various game settings such as Forgotten Realms, Planescape, Ravenloft, and DragonLance. As you can see in the examples, I use the front page of the manual as the background for the selected item. Using the FLIP feature, you may also view the artwork/descriptions from the backs of every item. I also included several background images and logos for the various playlists. It definitely needs more work to reach its full potential but I am happy with how it's turned out so far. I really hope you like the D&D Platform. Please let me know your thoughts on improving what I have already. If any of you awesome artists would like to contribute to this platform, by all means, please do so! NOTE: This system has not been set up with any custom BigBox themes except the 2 that come included with BigBox. If you use a custom theme, you'll need to move the images to the proper folders. I'm hoping, at some point, this D&D system can be part of the automatic downloads one receives when setting up a new platform. Submitter malarrya Submitted 12/25/2018 Category Platform Media  
  15. Well, you're in luck! I just finished uploading the images, database, and video to my MEGA site. You can be the first one to test it out (although you may have to change your filenames to match the XML). I hope you enjoy! https://mega.nz/#F!tZtliI6Q!IrbOa3ig6xz40HV-tN31Ow Have a wonderful holiday and let me know if you come across any errors or problems with the download. I tried to make it somewhat of a bolt-on so all you need to do is drop the folders into the LaunchBox folder. I, hopefully, uploaded all the necessary files. Larry
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