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  1. WOW! 😲 That's enough for me, @Jason Carr. Decision made! I'll be sticking with LB and with my support for the foreseeable future! When planning for that overhaul, I would also politely ask for you to look at my 2 video examples above to see (IMHO) the current quality bar with Wall Views on looks, performance, features and flexibility that are on the launcher market and that I would also love to see in BB. With your response, I’m more than confident that I’m supporting the best launcher. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to read and write your reply. Rock on, LB community and Devs! 😃
  2. Hi guys. I will try to make this post as brief as possible: As I’m writing this, my Windows installation is acting funny and two of my hard drives are dying. I ordered a new one and it just arrived and with the weekend now at hand, now it’s the perfect opportunity for me to do a format and clean install of everything. That includes making a backup of my LB installation and voilà, I’m up and running... Or, taking this opportunity to start fresh with another launcher. For the past 3 years of using BB, I’ve seen with envy how much progress other launchers have come in terms of a TV-optimized UI have come. Just a couple of examples: Pegasus. Who I personally talked to this theme developer, (who is a UI designer in his professional life, BTW) offered him money to port his theme to BB and he said that before Pegasus, he started the theme on BB, but found out it was pretty much impossible to do it and he went with Pegasus instead. Playnite. As I’ve talked before here and here and the last time I tried talking about this topic from july 2019, it appears that main issue with BB and the one I’ve been tracking progress for the past +2 years is the lack of support or advancements with the wall view. 95% or so of the themes for BB that have been launched for the past 18 months, new and old, don’t support it and with a good reason: theme developers have told me publicly that its simply not much that you can do with it. I even put on a bounty for anyone interested in creating a TV UI optimized (not wheel or list based) and not a single theme developer came forward. I’m a 37yo man. As many of you, I don’t have a lot of time to manage (let’s not even talk about “playing”) my games. Having and maintaining two launchers, organized and functional, isn’t a possibility for me and now it’s the time where I have to decide what to do. I saw that there’s some option to use Pegasus with LB’s database but that’s also out of the question: Pegasus, in it’s efforts to make it cross-platform isn’t very elegant or efficient with LB’s ways, and for example, all my Steam games that use a INK or URL “executable” don’t work with this method. Also, the community there is small and the developer’s efforts (that are great) are few and far between. I would have to start fresh with Pegasus or better yet: Playnite that it’s starting to grow its community and the developer has been very active with development and support for the past year. I love LaunchBox and I love Jason: Both his ability to code an unrivaled and perfectly organized and functional database/launcher, and what he stands for personally. I’ve decided several years to continue my yearly BB plan instead of the lifetime one to further support him and LB. But it’s time for me to make a decision because even if I value the way I organize them, I also value in the same height the visual experience of how I select and launch them. TLDR: So, this is why I come to you, guys: Do you know if Unbroken Soft. has any current plans/desire/interest to have better support and theme customization and/or theme handling of the wallview or any “grid” methods in particular? Because if I can, I don't want to change launchers and start a library again, but the advancements in other ones are too good for me to ignore. Hope @Jason Carr @C-Beats or any if you guys can help me with this decision. Thanks for reading this long-ass post. I truly am. 🙏
  3. Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that one of the most recognized and respected gaming websites and staff just had a very brief conversation about LB and BB on their latest podcast. It's behind a paywall (and I would pretty much encourage anyone that's interested to pay to do it, their content is superb) so here's a little clip about the discussion. Link: https://www.giantbomb.com/shows/the-hotspot-episode-360/2970-20180/premium-video Cheers, all. Update: Later in the same episode, one of the hosts talks about his BB setup and shows it on camera:Then, the editorial head of the site, Jeff G said: "Look at this diamond-plate-ass, metal-ass pickup-up-truck-looking interface. What are you doing?!" Ahd yeah, here's hoping BB gets a much needed face-lift this year. Agreed that theme wasn't one of my favourites in our community, IMHO 2020-05-01 20-22-56.mp4
  4. Hi Viking! Just wanted to report that there's a bug in the text view when you invoke the alphabetical list, it shows up behind all the games list. This was tested on a 4K 175% DPI screen. This was on the latest version only. Hope you can fix it! Thanks!
    One of the best themes, by far. I just suscribed to this man's Patreon and If you like this type of work, you should too. Fantastic job. Hope we can get more view types in the future
  5. Hey @donkeywaffles! Thanks for this fabulous theme! Just one question: How can I display the platform "device" instead of the platform video? I'm attaching what I see, and I want it to look just like the screenshots you posted. Thanks for the help!!
  6. Hey @Everyone I would like to take a moment to try to persuade you to vote for the (in my opinion) one of the most important features in this poll: Big Box Wall View Overhaul My case: As you can see HERE and HERE both @Grila and @CriticalCid (two of the most recognized theme developers) have had problems with the wall view since September 2018, citing limits on what it can do and limiting their creative visions. The goal? A real, well fleshed out, balls out, true 10 foot experience, console-like quality UI, like these dreams: Without these upgrades, this kind of User Interfaces are going to be VERY hard to exist on our premium product, Big Box. Believe me, once we have this kind of upgrades, I think the theme development scene will improve tremendously. Please, to all of you: Vote for Big Box Wall View Overhaul This is our opportunity to tell @Jason Carr that this is the most important thing for the future of Big Box, the main feature that keeps the development going as a succesful business! Thanks for reading, and thanks for all your hard work, Jason!!!
  7. Hey @spektor56! I just tested the plugin's latest versions and it's coming along nicely!!! But I encountered some bugs. Do you want me to report them here? What files would you need to identify the issue?
  8. Just yesterday? Good job, man! Github bookmarked. We'll be looking forward to any updates that you make Thanks for your hard work!
  9. Hi @spektor56 I tried your exporter and as far as I can see, it works fine for simple platforms (NES, MAME, etc) but there are a lot of platforms (Like WiiU, PC games and PS3) where the "rom" isn't just a zip or iso file you can just copy or call from a root directory, as you have to execute an eboot.bin file or something deep in the games folder structure, so in the metadata exported by your plugin, telling Pegasus that all the roms are called EBOOT.BIN in a root folder isn't helpful. Also, having downloaded metadata duplicated for both LB and Pegasus can pretty quickly fill your hard drive, especially if you are like me and have a collection of +10,000 games, so maybe there's a way in the Pegasus xml to call out where the metadata from LB already is, so you can just choose the frontend of your choice with a single roms and games installation. I agree with what you said: LB is just flawless for organizing, scraping and launching games from a KB+Mouse. But, as I said in the past on this forums and after having tested all the themes available here and in the downloader, I just don't think they are good for "10 foot" console-like interfaces for a big TV (like this one) on BigBox. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to see someone working on this and I really hope you can expand it further. Cheers!
  10. Hey @Lahma any new version we can help you test in the meantime? Cheers!
  11. Thanks Lahma! Hope you enjoyed your time out of town. Can't wait for this update Cheers!
  12. Same thing happens to me. Here's the log! Debug 2019-03-04 05-48-46 PM.log
  13. My guess is that you can blame Hyperspin for that aesthetic popularity. I guess people got really used to those selector wheels and clear logos
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