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  1. Hey just wanted to chime in, I been with Hyperspin for many years now, your points are valid with flash themes, and not to mention the transition animations and sound effects add to the overall effect. Spending endless hours with HyperMarquee and LED BLinky and so on... I decided to dive into LB and I'm loving it so far. No its not as flashy but it is clean and of course is actively being improved. I think I gave up on BadBoyBill with a new Hyperspin but ya never know. I installed LB with my existing Hyperspin setup. So folder structure is intact but yes it does take some to remap all your media folders but really isn't that bad if you are efficient at the keyboard. I use the Unified theme which comes with ALOT of pre-defined artwork for collections (pointer, background, video border, etc... ) which makes it a lot easier to make your favorites collections. Also you can map your cabinet to different 'views' with a touch of a button.. platform view, platform categories, and playlists is what I have. In HS we all know we have to have multiple HyperSpins running to get a nested and non nested view, also creating playlists is very cumbersome compared to LB. Marquee support does work as well but is being expanded upon for game images overlaying a default image background (hopefully). All that said my cabinet has both HS and LB... I tend to use BigBox more than HS but honestly spend most time tweaking and adding stuff rather than actually playingk. I'm not quite ready to let Hyperspin go but might happen soon, cool thing is you can have both, give it a try!
  2. For my cab I use additional apps to load profile needed and load a blank profile after game closes. This is where bulk edit additional apps should be a standard feature IMO. For example MUGEN launches per EXE so does not use an emulator. Would be nice to add additional apps per system as well. But having to add yer xpadder profile per game is very tedious. Bulk edit or add additional apps to a ‘system’ would solve this.
  3. Marquee support at 4.6% in the poll... fingers crossed!
  4. Nice work, that's perfect. Like you mentioned the prioritization if no marquee image existing and having it load logo and static image.... I think would mostly be needed for MAME or arcade systems. IMO the console/handhelds/PC are good with logo and static image... Although some PC games might deserve their own marquee like Tekken 7, SFV, etc...
  5. Hey how is this coming along, this would be great to get this working. I'm no coder at all but I do have a good collection of marquee artwork to share!
  6. Ok so I did try this and at first got an error saying couldn't find Daphne, so I put the full path. start /w "" "D:\RocketLauncher\Profiles\Xpadder\Daphne\_Default\p1.xpadderprofile" /M start /w "" D:\Hyperspin\Roms\Daphne\Daphne.exe %1 vldp -fullscreen -x 1920 -y 1080 -framefile "D:\Hyperspin\Roms\Daphne\framefile\%1.txt" start "" "D:\RocketLauncher\Profiles\Xpadder\_Default\blank.xpadderprofile" /M Got an syntax error from Daphne. Want to thankyou thus far but I should have used the emulator AAE as a better example. I tried the following it looks like the games load but just loses focus to command window and when try to bring game up its blank screen. I think I am getting close. If you have suggestions for the one I'm trying below I would appreciate it. Perhaps AHK works better then batch files? or works the same? AAE doesn't require any command lines to launch... I just need to load a controller profile as the emulator has only default keyboard inputs. start /w "" "D:\RocketLauncher\Profiles\Xpadder\AAE\_Default\p1.xpadderprofile" /M start /w "" D:\Hyperspin\Emulators\AAE\aae.exe %1 "D:\Hyperspin\Roms\AAE\%1.zip" start "" "D:\RocketLauncher\Profiles\Xpadder\_Default\blank.xpadderprofile" /M Default emulator Batch file emulator
  7. Ok so for the script is this the correct syntax for pointing to the profiles needed? Run, D:\RocketLauncher\Profiles\Xpadder\Daphne\_Default\p1.xpadderprofile RunWait, D:\Hyperspin\Emulators\Daphne\Daphne.exe %1 Run, D:\RocketLauncher\Profiles\Xpadder\_Default\blank.xpadderprofile Not at my cabinet at the moment so cant test. Also I have Daphne as an emulator using a Batch file method to launch games. Not sure how this will jive with another script... Daphne.exe %1 vldp -fullscreen -x 1920 -y 1080 -framefile "D:\Hyperspin\Emulators\Daphne\framefile\%1.txt"
  8. Not sure if I follow create new emulator based off script. Are you putting this script under the emulator auto hotkey option. So in this case wouldn't I need to point to the specific xpadder profile. Also I have profiles associated with the xpadder program (p1.xpadderprofile). So essentially I am not launching xpadder.exe directly.... I'm pointing to the profile, which obviously opens xpadder. In the emulator options there is a tab for 'Running AutoHotKey Script' and 'Exit AutoHotKey Script'
  9. Yeah its hit and miss with my experience,.. like you mentioned even in RL pause. So I just disable pause for all my PC games for now.
  10. Anyone know how I can use a script to load a default xpadder profile for Daphne for example, then once exiting the game load a blank xpadder profile. This does work with the 'add application' feature on a per game basis like in the pic below. But obviously wanted to see if I can save some time here as there are a couple other situations like this that will take a lot of time doing per game...
  11. Thanks for quick reply, I got it sorted out. I had wrong button mapped. Now I wish there was a way to add application to a platform that doesn't use an emulator. For example adding a xpadder profile to PopCap games... Load the profile with a mapped Alt-F4 or an escape, then load a blank profile upon quitting the game. I can do this on a per game basis but its time consuming, will do if need to.
  12. Hey I am just starting to map controls to one of my cabs, Im using a xin-mo usb controller which shows up as gamepad. I tried using automation control and mapped a 'hold key' and 'close active window' key to my start and coin buttons. Demul not exiting, what am I doing wrong
  13. Ok that's what I needed to know.. will just have to wait.
  14. Looks like I got LB to display the marquee image I want across all games, image view 'background', with the image placed in the 'fanart' folder. But when in big box the game's boxart is displayed on the marquee rather than the marquee image as seen in LB. Is this not possible in BB?
  15. Ok I see, yah it would take forever to create marquee images for each and every game for the consoles, I know there are some sets out there but a static background with a wheel over it in the front end is the answer. For now I will play with the priorities, trying to just display a static marquee image while scrolling the gamelists, its ok not seeing the wheel as it will be on the main display. Not sure if that's possible?
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