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  1. Yeah running a new copy across now (Just put the HDD in a new caddy) just to make sure only have to re-copy 800gb woooo
  2. Right ok thanks for both of your help (wasn't what you said but helped me get closer to the solving it lol), I have managed to solve it by doing the following which was odd. So first i updated the current install on the main pc, and copied the base install files across to the usb drive this got rid of the first error message. Then it just kept freezing on the BIG BOX loading logo. Did some checking and it looks like the custom Startup.mp4 that I had had corrupted in the copy across I replaced the file and now big box seems to be running fine.
  3. I've tried running it straight from the big box mode button from within LB and via the exe in the LB folder. I've also tried it on three different machines (Original pc, gaming laptop, and spare desktop) with the same error appearing.
  4. Hi Ckp, I am using the the exes from the usb folder to launch the launchbox.exe works fine and I can run games from this and all details are correct I just get the error when trying to run bigbox.exe (which is the main thing I want working) Hi Zombeaver, Just to reaffirm this isn't the original install location this is the full current install copied across to a external usb3 drive done by following the offical LB guide. Im just cant seem to run big box.
  5. I have just copied my LB collection to a usb3 ssd external hdd as I'm taking it with me to families as they want to play some old games and sutch xmas day and new years. Launchbox runs fine but will not update and big box will not run and they both give the same error. ( I cant seem to find it on the forum from searching)
  6. Man after much trial and error (could find nearly sweet FA easy to understand guides) I have managed to get this to work with the following AHK script Script to force Intro Video To left Screen Run "F:\Emulators\LaunchBox\bigbox.exe" sleep, 2000 SetTitleMatchMode, 2 WinActivate Startup.mp4 Send {Esc} Send #{Left 3} sleep, 1000 Send {f} With line breakdown Runs my Big box install Waits 2 seconds (for VLC to load) Sets Title Match Mode of AHK to 2 meaning A window's title can contain WinTitle anywhere inside it to be a match Tells AHK what to look for in the windows title Press ESC to force VLC out of fullscreen Press Windows button + left arrow key 3 times (To ensure it is on the left screen) Wait 1 second as sending the next cmd too quickly would bug Press F to maximise VLC Once I had sorted that I decided to add PCSX2 (which also does not have a screen selection option) SO I AHKED THAT AS WELL added the following to ahk settings in launchbox emulation screen bit more basic as PCSX2 forces its emulation screen to be the active window (Which vlc doesn't) Script to force PCSX2 to left screen sleep, 4000 Send !{Enter} Send #{Left 3} Send !{Enter} breakdown again Wait 4 seconds Alt+Enter exit fullscreen Windows button + Left Arrow three times Alt+Enter again for full screen I know there is probably a more advance way to get it to work but forcing key inputs seemed the quickest and easiest to get working. Edit - Spelling yey for dyslexia.
  7. Had a look no luck did a vlc config that forces to 2nd screen copied across no dice. I believe - commands override the config file With the build in AHK i only see settings for dosbox scummvm and windows, Nothing for scrips for on opening big box
  8. I now know how to force VLC to a second screen however I don't think the VLC.cfg file is even used. As a test I deleted it and it just recreated itself it is just an example config file which i believe isn't used as everything within it is just #coments and no actual configuration. The only way to change it is to find out how vlc is being commanded to run on start I presume somewhere is a line of code similar to the following (will be different for each install and so on): Something coded beforehand to check is Startup.mp4 exists then open "F:\Emulators\LaunchBox\VLC\vlc.exe” –started-from-file “F:\Emulators\LaunchBox\Videos\Startup.mp4” –start-time=0 -f " All that would need to be added would be "-directx-device=\\.\DISPLAY2" to force it to display two but I have had no luck finding it im guessing its hardcoded into the .exe If anyone knows anything else i'm missing help would be amazing.
  9. So glad I brought Big box so much easier than mucking around with emulationstation and hyperspin and rocket launch and so on. My next noob question as i'm now mucking around with themes and what not I decided to have a look at intro videos as I think they are a amazing addition. My main issue however is everything I have is set to my screen 2 (big box, retroarch, dolphin, and so on) as it's my 35" TV. However any intro video I run including the default big box startup logo all appear on screen 1 is there anyway to change this. I know it opens VLC to run but had no luck seeing if I could default to screen 2. Thanks again for any help.
  10. Eldith

    Big Box Text sizes

    Yeah as soon as I saw it it made me irrationally mad lol. It was a why do you do this to me moment
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    Big Box Text sizes

    GOD DAM IT! Now I feel stupid. I presumed that the text scale size setting was for the whole system. So was looking here: I was randomly checking my 2nd screen resolution So text scale is screen specific WHO KNEW but yeah that seems to have solved the issue. I feel like a muppet. And Thank you for the help
  12. Eldith

    Big Box Text sizes

    Currently Running windows 10 So tried Fundamental: Center text is better and more appropriately sized However left bar text so game names and menu options are still massive.
  13. Eldith

    Big Box Text sizes

    Hi Eatkinola, It seems to do it on the default theme however I'm currently using CleanBG On this ss you can see on the bottom right it cutting off the end of the text And on this ss it cutting off some menu options This is on a 35 inch 1080p res screen so the text is huge. Talking about 2CM high. Hi DOS76 did a quick check its set at default 100%
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    Big Box Text sizes

    Just got Big box and have started playing with custom themes, However I am having a issue where the text is too large and is getting cut off (this was an issue with text in the default options window in big box before I changed themes) I having big box set to my second monitor (HDMI TV & 1080p) and game descriptions are getting cut short. I can't seem to find font size anywhere, any help would be great. Thanks
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