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  1. RocketLauncher Transparent Fullscreen Bezel View File So, I just threw this together quick and like it so figured someone else might find it useful. It's essentially just a simple full screen bezel with TV like frame. Basically if you try to use no bezel on full screen like roms or programs (I use it for magazines, books, videos and maybe PC games etc), You usually dont get the same experience as the rest of your roms. It may jerk around before loading and even when it loads you may have an issue with getting it full screen etc. Well this might fix that. Quite simple but just solves a minor problem that I have had. Obviously, there is no need for bezel edges with full screen apps, hence full screen bezel. You might find other reasons for it if you use Rocket Launcher too. Like I said, I hope someone finds it useful. Submitter Retro_Rage Submitted 11/16/2020 Category Platform Bezels/Overlays  
  2. Version 2.0.0

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    So, I just threw this together quick and like it so figured someone else might find it useful. It's essentially just a simple full screen bezel with TV like frame. Basically if you try to use no bezel on full screen like roms or programs (I use it for magazines, books, videos and maybe PC games etc), You usually dont get the same experience as the rest of your roms. It may jerk around before loading and even when it loads you may have an issue with getting it full screen etc. Well this might fix that. Quite simple but just solves a minor problem that I have had. Obviously, there is no need for bezel edges with full screen apps, hence full screen bezel. You might find other reasons for it if you use Rocket Launcher too. Like I said, I hope someone finds it useful.
  3. Version 1.0.0

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    I uploaded a similar set a while ago but figured I would start a new topic since I changed them around quite a bit! I personally use the device logos as my banner for my collection. All well and good but what about the games that really don't have a "device"? This is my set of custom device banners for PC game categories and older game categories that apply to many different systems. If you where using my old pack, I removed the background now so that they are transparent, added many more banners and also created a template for older type computers. I included both psd files with the zip. I think most came out pretty good. Tell me what you think!
  4. "None System" Device Banners View File I uploaded a similar set a while ago but figured I would start a new topic since I changed them around quite a bit! I personally use the device logos as my banner for my collection. All well and good but what about the games that really don't have a "device"? This is my set of custom device banners for PC game categories and older game categories that apply to many different systems. If you where using my old pack, I removed the background now so that they are transparent, added many more banners and also created a template for older type computers. I included both psd files with the zip. I think most came out pretty good. Tell me what you think! Submitter Retro_Rage Submitted 11/09/2020 Category Platform Banners  
  5. Thanks for this, when I get home tonight Im going to try and switch a few to this method and see if it that works better.
  6. Hey guys! I was just typing something in another forum about my collection and realized that (I don't think) anyone ever posted about how it is quite easy to launch directly into a VirtualBox system from a "game" on Launchbox. Forgive me if it does exist but I did a quick search and didn't find anything. I figured this out a while ago because I have a category in my systems named "Operating Systems" that launch directly into the Virtual Machines from LaunchBox. If it's already been discussed than a mod can just delete this. First just setup VirtualBox and make sure that the system that you want to boot into is working perfectly. Then just create a folder somewhere (mine is a directory in the Luanchbox install directory called "Operating Systems"). Now just simply drag from the VirtualBox window directly into that directory and it will automatically create a shortcut to launch that machine. Now all you have to do is setup LaunchBox to import that shortcut as you would a regular PC game, aka without an emulator so it only launches the shortcut. If I remember correctly I believed I had to add them via the add button. Do not import as it follows the link and doesn't start the shortcut directly. Pretty darn easy. Still a few caveats, still working out how to get it full screen and stuff but it works pretty flawlessly. Hope that helps someone, or maybe gives some of ya some other stuff for your collections!
  7. I actually have hundreds more that I have created somewhat recently. I have just been making them as I go for systems that I cant find another logo for. Im going to update this pack in a few days when I finish the rest of what I have. I had also made alot for different system boards and comic books and magazines that I have in my collection. Just made to many to upload 1 by 1.
  8. Not to sure if it's actually needed or not. I'm sure it will work without admin one way or the the other. Just was a minor issue that I ran into after I wrote that so figured I'll add it on. To me it doesn't really seem why it would be needed. I'll play around some more tonight. That really wasn't my point of the guide though lol.
  9. Hey everyone! I just figured out an extremely easy way to launch Pinball Arcade game directly to the table that I have not seen anywhere else on the forums. Most posts refer to the old camera mod thing that never really worked for me and was kind of an annoying work around so I found another one that is much simpler, to the point and just works. I figured that I would make this into a bit of a Pinball Arcade guide to help out noobs as well. So here I go. 1) Download the launcher attached to this post and extract it into the Pinball Arcade install directory. Quick disclaimer: I did not create that launcher but the license in the file states that the auther released it as public domain, so it should be good to go. After all, the place that I obtained it from would probably against rules anyway . I did scan it and it is completely safe. Your Pinball Arcade directory really depends on how you installed it. Usually its in Program Files. Right click PinballArcadeLoader.exe, select properties and select the run as administrator box. Click ok to close it. 2) Download the ROMS file from this post, extract to any directory and import to LaunchBox like usual. These are not actual ROM files but just empty files with the correct names. Basically, just renamed txt files. I'm just sharing the hard part so nobody else has to. I personally just extracted the folder into the Pinball Arcade install folder as well to make it simple. 3) Add a new emulator and fill it out exactly as the picture below. Make sure to select the launcher as the emulator and type out the path again with " in the Default command line parameters as well as selecting the right boxes. Make sure the sample command box looks exactly like the picture (obviously with different paths). Also make sure to put Pinball Arcade under Associated platforms and check the box for default like normal. 4) Start playing the tables! If everything was done right, it now simply launches directly to the table with no other app running in the system tray or other garbage. To finish off just search the downloads section for the correct media although it may have to be renamed. Hope this helps some other people. Edit: Because of the access required from the launcher it seems like LaunchBox may need to be started as administrator to start properly. Let me know if anyone can get it running without it. I'm still kind of playing around with it. Pinball_Arcade_Loader_v1.4.7z Pinball Arcade Roms.rar
    These are awesome, thanks a lot! Patched a much needed media hole in my collection. This is one of my oldest systems that I had emulated years ago, a bit strange that nobody ever created media for it. Thanks and they look perfect now!
  10. It looks to me like the emulator just didnt go fullscreen. LaunchBox only launches the emulator, doesnt make it fullscreen. Just do a search on the forums for the correct command line argument for that emulator to make it go fullscreen. There a whole list somewhere on here. Some emus also have an option to make it fullscreen on launch. Never really played around with Snes9x stand alone since I use RetroArch for SNES.
  11. I could be wrong but I dont think this exact way would be possible considering how LaunchBox handles the different lists. If you switch to Platform Categories in LaunchBox though, You can just leave whatever platforms that you want in the root. Anything you do in LaunchBox will show up in BigBox. Just setup the platform category section as you would like and switch BigBox to always show the Platform Category view. If you are talking about only the video, then you can just navigate to your Launchbox/Videos folder and move around the videos anyway you like. The platform videos are in a folder inside that folder called platforms.
  12. I never have really scene anything like this but its a pretty good idea. I have scene an addon for Kodi that runs in Windows and allows you to do pretty much what you said in Kodi, ie run when windows starts, kills windows explorer etc. Just search the Kodi forums for it. A good alternative would be just to use the kodi plugin to launch LaunchBox from the main kodi menu. You can also use Kodi plugins like Advanced Launcher to pretty much launch anything else from the Kodi home screen such as other frontends. I assume it might be somehow possible to even use it to somehow kill Kodi and somehow switch back to the Windows desktop from Kodi. This really isnt a bad idea and might try to setup something like this myself lol Also just to add if you want an easy click screen like you described, I would take a look at the Kodi Titan skin.
  13. This is kind of an old topic, but I do have XEGS working perfectly in Retroarch using the Atari800 core. You need to first make sure the core is setup properly first, check out here https://docs.libretro.com/library/atari800/ then just select XEGS from the retroarch core settings menu. Once you do, just save the setting over ride for content directory so its only saves for the XEGS games and not 5200 etc.
  14. Thanks. Yea I just realized that it wasn't caused by the beta, just seemed to ironically start about the same time that I updated so quickly blamed that lol. When I downgraded to stable, the issues still persist. I think at this point Ill just let it run on updating overnight and see if it eventually finishes. I know that I do not have any internet issues as everything else seems to be working great. I really hope it does as I have hundreds of systems emulated now and really don't want to hose my hole setup. Do you have any suggestions as to anything that could prevent it from updating the games db?
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