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  1. Everything seems to work normal. Dell has their own hardware diagnostic software which also updates drivers and it checked fine last I used it. But the C64 roms suddenly not launching also happened on my previous laptop, Lenovo Yoga. With the videos not playing issue, they do play in Big Box...so that's something. It shows that the issue doesn't affect BB mode but only Desktop mode. That just about has to be something with LB or how it interacts with VLC and WMP media players.
  2. Yes it shows, as you can see in one of my posted screenshots. You can see the video path is correct and the video file is there. In fact it plays fine in Big Box mode. But not at all in desktop mode, so yes it can't find the file in that mode. I don't know how LB is different between the 2 modes code wise...just like it suddenly could not find my emulator core to launch C64 games. Again these seem too similar, some kind of bug occurs that causes LB to lose it's link even though it's set or re-assigned, that link is permanently broken after that. It's what I've been trying to say, now whether LB updating itself is somehow causing it, I'm not sure since I didn't pay enough attention at the exact moment but I only noticed all of these kinds of issues at some point soon after LB updates itself. Again I don't play all that often so it's not unusual for me to play a few times then not again for 2 months only to find LB wants to update.
  3. It's installed at C:\Games\Launchbox. Roms were set to move to LB's Game folder. I keep a copy of that folder on an external HD in case anything happens. Although I've had this video not playing issues before on a number of roms, I could mess with them individually to get them working again, usually re-assign folder, switch to WMP and back or a few things like that. This is actually the first time that no video plays and nothing I do helps it and more than that, it happened immediately after I just reinstalled LB. Even though my previous install had the issue of C64 games suddenly not playing, at least the videos did play....so what could have happened there?. However they play fine in Big Box mode...so I'm pretty sure this is some kind of bug and maybe it's related to how Windows OS or the media players function. VLC is the latest version and installed somewhat recently. I'm going to try reinstalling VLC. *edit: I reinstalled VLC, videos still don't play in desktop mode.
  4. same options set there too. Though after toying with Big screen mode. I could probably get used to that.
  5. do you mean the view details? The game detail pain to the right only has 3 options. Favorite icon, Edit and Close. Videos always used to play fine by default right after I would download media. I've always used these same settings.
  6. Well right now after a new install of LB and just after importing arcade games, my videos will not play. However they will play if I use Big Box mode. But I don't prefer that mode. So here is a screenshot showing that my video's are properly linked and another shot that shows the video is not playing. I have the options set to VLC (also tried Windows media player but no luck) and set to auto play videos. So since this is my current annoying issue, we'll just start with that. I originally wanted to make a video showing me re-assigning Retroarch in the bulk editor and not launching but found I had no way to do that. So as you can see below, it's linked to video, but doesn't play. It's kinda similar to how C64 suddenly wouldn't play any of it's associated games. Whatever the source is, may be the same but there's nothing outside of LB that is interacting with it except me. Here you can see the screenshot shows, but no video like it usually does. It's linked directly to the file. setting. I already tried WMP but it didn't make it work either. But again plays fine in Big Box mode, so clearly this is an LB only issue. Also "autoplay videos" is set to on. iF you need any more pics, let me know.
  7. If that was the case, then doesn't it seem likely that no other game for my other platforms would launch either? So since I use very few 3rd party apps that are popular, then that means one of those or the Windows 10 OS that many people also have, would have to wait a few weeks and at some random point, remove a file that only causes C64 games not to launch? Or in previous cases, cause TG 16 and Gameboy roms to not launch? However as I stated, this has happened several times since last year when I first posted the issue. I had a completely different laptop. Different drivers. An older version of Windows 10 than what I have now and only a limited few 3rd party apps that I mentioned previously. I didn't even have a 3rd party antivirus until recently. So the only application that can quarantine a file by default is Windows Defender. So if your Defender doesn't remove LB files then why would mine? HOwever it doesn't show anything ever being quarantined. If WD ever removes a file, a pop up box will display asking me what to do with the file. THis has never happened, I don't do too much with my laptop. It doesn't make sense for any software to wait a few weeks then remove a super specific file for a 3rd party program like Launchbox. But since I have the same OS and very popular 3rd party software that everyone else has, then I would not be the only one.
  8. There doesn't appear to be a quarantine folder but webroot report shows it has never found any threats and it's only going to quarantine those. Though I've had the issue before I had Webroot. Windows defender has nothing in quarantine.
  9. But that's now how things typically work with computers, just because you never experienced something before doesn't mean it doesn't exist. There are tons of software out there where only a minority people will experience a bug due to too many hardware and software configurations between many hardware manufactures, driver code, bios's, etc. I've experienced this on Lenovo Yoga Laptop with Windows 10 and now Dell XPS with Windows 10. There's really nothing special or unique on my system and as far as 3rd party software goes, aside from updated drivers, I have Firefox, Webroot, VLC player, LB, Retroarch, MAME and Adobe Elements installed. On my Lenovo, it had some Lenovo software, Opera browser, VLC and various emulators. So I'm game for any theory on what kind of underlying issue could exist between two different laptops that otherwise work great. I don't think being dismissive is very helpful at all. If you don't know that's fine but blaming me when I literally mentioned exactly what I do with it causes more frustration and more willingness to look elsewhere for a launcher. I can't help it that the only way to fix it is to reinstall it all over. So how is it that reassigning the emulator, seeing that it has the proper path multiple times over doesn't work but reinstall does and yet it's not an issue with Launchbox? Nothing else is interacting with it so how is that possible? I only open LB once in a while, Run it's updates if it asks and making no other changes only to find some random day that a specific platform suddenly won't launch Retroarch anymore. Don't take this the wrong way because you must understand how frustrating it is to have people dismiss you just because they don't have the issue but don't you think finding the cause is why I"m here asking? I went as detailed as I could be and as you can see, there is nothing else but LB that could cause it's own problem. Then it magically works with a new install, seems obvious there's some kind of bug or issue caused when updating. Maybe some corrupt piece of code that suddenly prevents it from linking with Retroarch....I don't know how it launches games, that's why I'm on here asking. *Edit: I just noticed the other issue I've had before regarding videos and some artwork/flyers not showing. I just did the reinstall. Imported MAME games and downloaded media. And none of the videos will play in LB. They games link directly to the .mp4 file, The game title screen displays but the video doesn't. I have it set to auto play videos. And to use the recommended VLC. ...so is this a VLC problem? a LB issue? Or am I to blame, what? The videos usually work fine and like my retroarch launching issue, they would randomly stop playing. This time it occurred right off the bad. I manually linked the video for a couple of games and the video is there, it plays fine in VLC....but it's not displaying. So I wonder if this inability to link to video despite it shows it is, happens to be a similar issue to why all the games for a specific platform suddenly won't launch when pressing play?
  10. I bought Webroot about 4 months ago so only WIndows Defender has been the only consistent AV since I got into using LB with Retroarch. I figured this issue would go away after a few version updates but I think it's specifically related to how Launchbox handles retroarch to launch games. It's not like I really play all that often, I usually launch a few random games to play once in a while when in the mood. I have MAME for arcade games and never an issue launching that and before I started using Retroarch, I didn't have this issue. I even have the latest version of Retroarch and C64 games just stopped working recently under LB but again works fine in Retro directly. I didn't realize until I went to launch a game and the only thing that might have changed since my last play in C64 was Launchbox updating itself. Now one thing I have done that causes an issue with a few videos and box art loading properly is that whenever I reinstall Windows 10 using the refresh method, which I do on occasion just to keep it operating like new. I'll take the entire Launchbox folder and back it up to another drive and put it back after Windows is done. It works fine except that some videos won't load and some box art won't display until I go into the editor for each game that won't show video/art and make a change...any change like just deleting a word in the notes tab or reassigning where the files are located and then it'll work. Even though the link to the files still shows properly, just making any kind of change under that edit properties window seems to make it work again....it's weird but that one in particular seems to be related to moving LB folder back and forth even though I put it in the exact same file structure as before. But odd that many videos play fine but only some won't as a result of me doing that. It appears to me that LB can act as a portable application for the most part but maybe I shouldn't do it that way again. I went ahead and deleted LB and am going to start again for probably the 8th time since however many months ago this started. I'm going to uncheck updates this time and see if that helps.
  11. I've done that....many times in fact. Even if I completely delete C64 system and import from scratch. It will not run. But they launch perfectly in Launchbox so it's not Retorarch itself. I had this issue last year on a completely different computer.
  12. I use RetroArch for all of my platform systems. I don't know exactly what causes this issue or when exactly it occurs but usually on at least 1 platform (console system) Launchbox will not start any of it's games BUT they work just fine in Retroarch itself. So for example I installed Commodore 64 and some games in Launchbox. Press play, retroarch launches and game works fine. At some point in time, I'll start up Launchbox one day and suddenly none of the Commodore 64 games will do anything when I press play. If I open Retroarch and play from there, they work fine. If I check the edit menu in Retorarch, it still shows it as the emulator. The other console system platform will launch retroarch and the games play fine. So if I delete Commodore 64 from Launchbox and import it again. It still wont work. The only way I can get it to work again is to uninstall Launchbox completely and start all over from scratch. Then every platform will run just fine until some random day later on, I'll launch it and at least 1 platform system will have it's entire library of roms not able to launch. So I don't know if somehow upgrading Launchbox causes some kind of issue or what. As a secondary issue I also have is that eventually some of my video's that were downloaded won't play in the default menu. It's almost as if Launchbox will just lose it's ability to link to files despite proper settings. I don't use any kind of themes. Last time I had this issue, it was the TG-16 roms not launching. Another time it was Sega CD. So it seems to be unable to link to retroarch to launch the game but yet all the settings are set up perfectly. Nothing changes except whenever I let Launchbox update itself. Any idea what might cause this, it's so annoying to spend hours redownloading all of my videos and artwork, etc.
  13. I've been copying info about each game from MAME over into notes in Launchbox because there's a lot of good info there for each game. Is there some way I can back this up in case I ever have to reinstall Launchbox? And if so, how would I restore it?
  14. ALL the ROMS for Gameboy, TG 16, PS1 do not work. I covered that well I think. I already mentioned I checked the links under the edit menu, all those ROMS and the emulator and Launchbox are in the same folder and nothing has changed or moved and under the edit menu, they are the correct file names and links directly to the ROMS and Emulator. I checked multiple times. As mentioned, I even reinstalled Retroarch, reassigned all the ROMS to retroarch. ALL ROMS are located in C:\Launchbox\Games\*folder for each console. I haven't even opened Lunchbox in almost a month in which case it updated to the latest version recently. Also this particular Windows laptop is only used for emulation. It doesn't get used outside of that, I use a MacBook for everything else. So nothing has moved or changed other than Windows updates and Launcbox update. The ROMS that don't run in Launchbox, run fine in Retroarch directly. I already audited all the ROMS, reassigned them....they are pointing to the correct locations so that's what I'm asking about. Since they used to work fine and nothing has changed, I can't user error that if I don't even open the laptop since they were last known to work fine.
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