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  1. Pinging... So I have done some testing on my end. My thinking was something like the following steps would be ideal. Update your mame set Run a "scan for missing roms" Do a full import Here's what I have found so far which is stopping the update process. If you have a full set imported, doing a "scan for missing roms" will remove any games that chd only (for example Golden Tee Fore series) or similar. This is not ideal as it removes them from any favorites you have setup, any defaults you have setup for specific games (such as launching some specific version), etc. Doing a full import does get the new full set, but overwrites any changes you have made to the games. This is a major headache as I have taken some time to setup defaults (like mentioned above), made sure certain games that were imported under the wrong name were corrected, etc. Combining these two issues together means that if you want to stay up to date with the latest, you have a lot of manual work to do each time. Additionally, if we wait and instead only update every once in a while, we further increase the number of affected games, making it both more work and harder to find all of the changes. Any thoughts here? Is there something I'm missing to make this process easier?
  2. Now that we have the import full mame set feature, what process is recommended for when I upgrade my rom set? In the past I would do the scan for missing roms followed by a scan for new roms. This missed a lot as I believe at the time LaunchBox was using the database to "verify" a game before it added to my list. Is there a way to do an update that would give the same end result as starting fresh? A related question... with whatever this upgrade process is, does the related playlists (Capcom, 4-Player, etc.) get updated also?
  3. Thanks for the quick reply! Yes both of those I know. For Mame I'm willing to concede defeat on that for now, although when the LB database is updated I'm a little unsure of the process I should go about to make sure all of the games are found. <---- topic for a different day As for consoles, I have the folder set to point to the appropriate place, but it won't find new additional apps. So yes it seems that it is not possible currently to do that.
  4. Let's say I have a game in launchbox for some system, foobar, with one or more rom files associated with it. Then let's say I download a new version of that game (foobar (1.2).rom). If I "scan for added roms" launchbox will say that there is no new roms. The only workaround I have found for this so far is to delete the game entirely and then scan for added roms which always seems to produce separate roms that I then have to merge. This isn't a huge deal when there are only a few roms being updated, but as we know MAME updates can be large and this method isn't feasible. Is there a way to make the "scan for added roms" add rom files that would be considered an additional app?
  5. New to Launchbox/Big Box... but love it so far. Bought premium and everything. Keep up the great work! I have a full mame set that I imported to start. After doing the media download i noticed that I had no where near the number of videos that are available on emumovies. I have done the media download wizard a few times now, and each time it downloads a few new ones. Any ideas why it doesn't pull in all of the media?
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