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  1. I believe the KB shortcut to exit Demul from within Demul (all versions) was alt-F4. Try this one to see if it works. $Esc:: { Send !{F4} Return } This should force-close Demul, and should work with pressing ESC and controller automation. I also found this script in the AHK post in the forums here, not sure if it still works or not through. If the above one doesn't you can try this to see if it still works: $Esc:: { WinClose, ahk_class window ahk_exe demul.exe } Hope this helps, CDBlue Edit: Here's a direct link to the thread in these forums where people have been posting AHK scripts and questions relating to emulators and LB/BB -
  2. There are a few things that I feel I should mention before a possible solution is listed (or at least what I believe the solution, anyway). Firstly, in case you were not aware, Mess is now integrated into Mame, and no longer two separate arcade platforms. I would recommend using Mame instead of Mess nowdays as Mame is more up-to-date than the old Mess standalone. Secondly, if you have retroarch setup and working for other systems, the core for Atari 2600 (Stella_libretro) is actually very good, and what I would recommend for emulating Atari 2600, as it's typically easier to setup retroarch and get it working for consoles, rather than getting Mame/Mess Now the possible solution to your issue, that is if you do want to continue using Mess. It's been a long time since I touched Mess, but if Mess is similar to Mame, which I believe it was back in the day, then it's actually recomended to not use the AHK keys in LB to exit Mame/Mess, but rather map those hotkeys to work with the emulator itself. For example, map the exit functionality in Mame/Mess to the two thumbsticks. The issue is that ESC works because Mess's default key to exit the emulator is ESC. But, pressing the controller automation in LB/BB doesn't trigger that properly... and even if it does, it usually causes problems as it doesn't exit properly and causes things to not save (if you made changes in configs for example). So, for Mame/Mess, it's best to change the mapping in there if possible, to match the controller exit scheme you use for other emulators. Hope this was helpful in some way... good luck. -CDBlue
  3. Typically, that error can be ignored. From what I've experienced it's actually more or a warning that there was an issue in the archive, but it typically doesn't prevent the files from being correctly extracted. More about this error on 7zip's forum (https://sourceforge.net/p/sevenzip/discussion/45797/thread/12f4a318/?limit=25)
  4. @RetroHumanoid Just wondering if there was any update on the startup screens that you had to start over due to the HD crash? Based on all your other work you've posted here I'm really looking forward to what you do with those
  5. Seems to be only happening for any fields that are also drop downs. For example, you can also edit/select with the mouse the Version field in the top section, but none of the others, which are drop downs. Not sure why, but that seems to be the key difference that I can spot which is stopping it from being able to be selected with the mouse.
  6. Sounds like it might be a theme-specific bug. You can locate the thread for the theme you're using here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/category/2-big-box-custom-themes/ Click in the thread for the theme, then select the Get Support button on the right of that thread (below the Download this file link/button). As long as it's a theme that's pretty popular/newer, and the theme developer is still around, usually someone will assist and/or fix the bug and they can reproduce it (if it's the developer for example). If it's an older theme also, it might not be full compatible with the version of LB/BB you're using, in which case I would suggest trying one of the newer themes that is to your liking and see if the bug exists on those as well. I know this is not really an answer as to why you're seeing what you're seeing, but hopefully it will point you in the right direction to get a fix for it... or maybe to get a different theme you were not aware existed and want to try something else
  7. I believe if you select and remove the platform from within launchbox, then close launchbox (so the files are not locked and can be deleted manually) then go into the following locations and manually delete the files, it will be as if that platform never existed and all will be downloaded again... but not 100% sure on the meta data part. Simply deleting the platform within LB does not delete the actual files related to those games (ie. artwork, videos, etc.) Default location of meta data for platform and games within the platform: ...\LaunchBox\Data\Platforms\ Arcade.xml Default location of images artwork for games within the platform: ..\LaunchBox\Images\Arcade Default location of video files for games within the platform: ..\LaunchBox\Videos\Arcade Keep mind that the above locations are assuming that you imported your MAME collection into a platform called Arcade. If you imported them into a differently named platform, just delete those instead (eg. if you called the platform MAME, then you would delete the MAME.xml file, and the MAME folder in Images and Videos). Also, doing so will mean all of the artwork and videos will need to be re-downloaded for all your games you import, which can be time consuming if you are doing a large or full set. Hope this helps. CDBlue
  8. Classic Shell is a decent program. But, Windows 10 start menu is very functional now days, and if you don't want the tiles you can just right-click on them and select unpin and it'll remove them... or in 1903 version of Windows 10 if you right click on the name of the group of tiles you can select unpin and it'll remove the entire section of tiles at once. But, as you said if you do prefer the old Windows 7 style menu with All Programs, etc. then Classic Shell is a nice solution.
  9. @dragon57 If you get time, could you do ones for Sammy Atomiswave and Sega Naomi please? I just added these to my collection and found quite a few have missing artwork... while not huge collections it would look better if they had a good stock 3D box, etc. Thx, CDBlue
  10. FYI (in case you were not aware) Windows 7 end-of-life is scheduled for Jan 2020... might be time to think about upgrading as once that date comes along MS is no longer going to be patching any security issues for most, if not all, Windows 7 variations. No patches means that known and/or new exploits, after that date, will make it much easier to hack/infect Windows 7 machines. It will continue to work after that date, but why risk giving much easier access to hackers https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020
  11. You might want to look at The Bezel Project for Windows as well. I'm not a fan of bezels in general, but I did try these out on one of my systems to see how they looked, and was overall impressed by their work. https://github.com/thebezelproject/BezelProject-Windows/releases ETA Prime did a good video explaining how it works, etc. Have a look at his video before downloading, as it might not be what you're looking for: EDIT: Looking back at your question, this might not be ideally what you're looking for. These are not flat borders, they do have a CRT curve in the overlay. However, still might be worth a look. If you want to try them out, backup your retroarch folder and then install.. if you don't like them, just restore from your backup.
  12. You can get platform clear logos from the forums here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/category/14-platform-clear-logos/ From the looks of the platform logo you do show in your screenshot, it looks like that one is using a variation of the Silver Ring logo's by Viking. If you want all your icons to look similar to that you download them from this thread: You simply download the ones you want and place them in your clear logo folder for the platform in question. For example, for Sega Saturn it would go in your ..\LaunchBox\Images\Platforms\Sega Saturn\Clear Logo folder. As for the game icons missing etc. most of those can likely be downloaded withing LB/BB itself. This should have happened when you imported your games, unless you unchecked all the media to download during the import. In LB click on your platform that you want to download the files for, select all your games for that platform (CTRL-A), then click on Tools... Download Metadata and Media. Select all the items you want to search for (front box, 3d box, clear logos, etc.) or you can just click on select all. Go through the screens by clicking next and then on the last screen you can select to replace all existing media, or replace only missing items (recommended). Hope this is what you're looking for, and that this helps somewhat. -CDBlue
  13. Great work on these. I just made this... thought I'd post it here in case anyone else finds it useful. I'm a fan of slightly more color than just the black boxes is all
  14. From what I can tell, it looks like Mame 0.172 is when support for the command line -keyboardprovider was introduced. To be safe though, I'd probably go with 0.173 just in case what I read was off by one release.
  15. I would suggest to just set those back to the default CEMU settings, you likely won't notice any difference in performance in 99.9% of the games with the default settings vs those custom settings, and you won't have any issues launching games from LB/BB with the default cemu time settings. Or, are you saying that the default settings are now causing you the same error? I don't have any issues with my CEMU, with the default settings, and launching games via LB/BB, but I did when I was using custom timer settings.
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