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  1. I was just wondering if there's a temp file created or something where I can get the currently running game, Emulator, etc? I noticed everything in the xml files are organized nicely with game id, emulator number etc. If I could retrieve those numbers I should be able to easily parse through the files to get all the information I need from them.
  2. Chadmando

    Game detects Autohotkey and stops.

    I never changed or compiled the scripts. Although I bet if you compiled a script instead of using a hex editor you may bypass it in the same way.
  3. Chadmando

    Game detects Autohotkey and stops.

    I think I used this one here: https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ When using it search AHK's title bar name.
  4. Just adding a little bump here to announce my new updates! I edited the top post with the new download and update information.
  5. Chadmando

    Launchbox suddenly won't open

    So simple, yes this worked thanks!
  6. Chadmando

    Launchbox suddenly won't open

    Launchbox and bigbox suddenly won't open, I haven't added any plugins or anything since the last time. Possible that the update came up and my 5 year old clicked on update without the admin password and messed it up that way. I think I have had this issue before can't remember what I did to fix it.
  7. I am first going to focus on allowing the user to create their own sub menus with the settings program (Like insert a coin for player 1-4 in mame, sync a wii remote for dolphin, etc). I will then look at adding artwork, manuals, controller layouts,etc. If I can get the running game information somehow from launchbox I think it would fairly easy do.
  8. I just released a new version that includes a settings file for retroarch. Please check the top post again with the updated file and installation information.
  9. Thanks, am currently working on the next upgrade. It will have a separate settings program and will allow you to enter your hotkeys much easier for the emulator of choice. The pause menu will know what emulator you have open and will change to the correct hotkeys on its own. I will have 7 days off starting tomorrow and hope to finish the next release. If I have time I will package it with pre-made settings for retroarch, but it should also be easy enough for the users to make their own settings file for it.
  10. UPDATE Super Pause Menu 0.80 DOWNLOAD>>> Super Pause Menu V 0.80.zip Added the option to allow the user to use their own custom AHK code instead of simply sending hotkeys, this new option adds a whole lot more functionality than before. Added full Xinput functionality! I have included an older version of Xinput1_3.dll into this release, you may have to unblock the dll after download. No more Need for external software like Joytokey! Changed the menu "Emulator Hotfixes" to "Emulator Settings. I have added the option to have a delayed start to coincide with Launchbox's Start up screens. This will help prevent any possible interruptions during your loading process. I added a 5 second delay to all my default settings files. I also added a new option to optionally force maximize the running emulator after the pause menu is closed. This way you can use the pause menu with Windowed mode AND full screen mode. -I have added a new Notes section to the main menu Added working settings for PCSX2 and ePSXe, as well adjusted some settings to all the others so most of the default settings will work with either Full Screen or Windowed mode. My preference is full screen mode, so if an emulators default setting doesn't work with windowed mode you may have to play around with the settings. Fixed a lot of annoying bugs. Next on my list is to add options for the user to create their own custom menus/sub menus, maybe I'll try my hand at some nice layouts, (I'm not so much of an artist) but if anyone wants to share their own backgrounds and layouts let me know, I'll include it into the next update! UPDATE Super Pause Menu 0.75 I have been working pretty hard on this pause menu and implemented a lot of changes. I have a few more additions I want to add before putting this into the released section. My major changes: -Optional Fade in when pause button is pressed -Auto finds your emulator and applies the correct hotkeys if a setting file for it exists - Auto adjusting resolution. Your emulator changed your resolution to 800X600? No problem, this menu will adjust for that. -Works with the new launchbox start and gameover screens. - Works with fullscreen mode on emulators - New settings program makes it extremely easy to create and customize the pause menu on a per emulator basis. -Comes with pre-configured emulator settings for Dolphin, Mame, mednafen, Project64, retroarch, SNES 9x, visualboyadvance-m, visualboyadvance-M-WX (with their default hotkeys). Working on epsxe and pcsx2 for the next release. -Limited joystick support for Dpad, and all buttons. Passive mode will require the use of a third party program such as joytokey or controller companion to use a controller. (Thus far it appears the only emulator that absolutely needs passive mode is Project 64). -Works well with the Xbox guide button as a pause key. (Only activated if quick pressed in case the user needs to hold down the button to turn off the controller.) -Simplistic hotkey entry that auto detects the key you hold down (no going through complicated settings files). -Added easy string support in case a a simple key combination doesn't cut it, and you need a sequential key command. Example: To load save state in slot one for Mame you would enter "F7 1" into the hotkey entry) , which would simulate Pressing F7, followed by a pause, and then a press of 1. -Support for 0-4 Save/load slots and an optional reset - The files are now compiled into .exe format rather than autohotkey .ahk for better compatibility. Quick installation and setup (if simply wanting to use a preconfigured emulator): 1. Unzip the folder and all of it's contents wherever you like, I would suggest the launchbox folder. 2. Go into that folder and open up "Settings.exe" 3. Double click the emulator you want to configure for. It will show the emulator information at the top when it loads the settings file.4. Click the "Menu Keys" button on the left. If you are happy with the current menu keys configuration you can move on to the next step. If you would like to change a key, double the form and a hotkey entry will pop up. Hold down the key you would like to use and then click submit. Once you are happy with all your Menu hotkeys press save at the bottom: 5. Click on the "File" button on the left hand and repeat steps 3 - 4 for all the emulators you would like to configure for. 6. Click on the "Installation Notes" button on the left hand side, then click on "Copy to Clipboard" on the bottom. 7. Close the settings program. Open up Launchbox, click on the settings buttons -> Tools -> Manage Emulators 8. Double click you emulator of choice, and then click on the "AutoHotkey Script" tab. Paste the contents of your clipboard (ctrl+V or right click-> Paste) on the first line, then press OK. Repeat this step for all the emulators you would like to use the pause menu with. 9. Launch a game with launchbox or Bigbox. The pause menu will start hidden in your toolbar. Upon launch it will look at all the running executable and match it to it's corresponding settings file. If it does not find a config file it will time out and give you an error message after 30 seconds. After your game loads, press the hotkey button you have configured as your pause button in the previous steps to launch the pause menu. Use your configured navigation keys to navigate the menu. Pressing your pause key again will exit the pause screen and unpause your game. If your emulator closes expected or unexpectedly, the pause menu will detect that and close itself. 10. If you want to change your background, font, font colors, etc etc for any specific emulator, or create a whole new settings file for a different emulator altogether just use the settings program. DOWNLOAD: Super Pause Menu V0.75.zip --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I started doing this as a personal project for my holidays days off. I find myself keep wanting to add more and more, and now I have to go back to work soon, so I thought I'd release this before it never sees the light of day. I hope to continue working on this in my spare time. And if I don't someone can very easily modify and customize to what I have done thus far. I present to you, Chadmando's Super Pause Menu v0.5. (AUTO HOTKEY SCRIPT). Features: Pause, Four Save and Load States, and a Reset. The menu is customizable within the provided settings.ini folder (I tried to make it as straight forward as possible). Customizable settings include custom controls, Background image, Font color, alignment of title text and menu list. By default I am using a resolution of 1920X1080, if you're resolution is any different I have no idea if it will still work, (I hope to fix that in the future). Outside of this, it's just a script, you can modify it all you want. I have only done a configuration for Dolphin, and it works just fine so far with their default hotkey set (Be sure to add SHIFT+ F9 for the Reset hotkey in dolphin settings). I plan on adding separate settings files per emulator in the future and have this one script handle everything. In the mean time if you want to use it for other emulator's you'll probably have to copy this script and rename it to a new one. I was using this in Windows 10, no guarantees it'll work with other versions of Windows. I don't really have any installation notes. As long as everything in the provided zip folder is extracted into the same folder, with the same file structure there should be no issues, simply run Super Pause Menu.ahk , it's up to you to set up to your liking. Upon launch the program hides itself into the notification bar and won't show the pause screen until you press the user defined pause button. By default I set the pause button to the XBOX One guide button. Default buttons are: UP and Down controlled by Arrow keys Select is ENTER DELETE is back Credit for the background image to Rincewind Super Pause Menu V0.5.zip
  11. Chadmando

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    I went back and tried this again, I actually had controller companion disabled when MAME was in use, after I enabled (START + SELECT) to toggle it, it worked completely fine... (for hotkeys).
  12. Chadmando

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    Here's a solution that I tested and works. Open up Launchbox, go to emulator settings for mame> Autohotkey script Enter this code: vk07sc000:: { SetKeyDelay , , 300 send {TAB} } This way you're not running new programs. The "setkeydelay" makes the button push a little longer otherwise it seems to ignore the press. I don't think controller companion will work, and I'm not sure if mame works with XInput, hopefully I am wrong though. If you plan on mapping more controls to the same controller you might have issues.
  13. Chadmando

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    Yes I beleieve there is an option in there that blocks digital inputs, I am looking for it right now. EDIT: Looking at my set up I am using joytokey for mame, I must have had the similar issues as you. I played around with my settings and I can confirm it works within joytokey. All my joysticks are configured to keyboard buttons in mame, and I use Joytokey to send the inputs. I am using mame 0.173
  14. Chadmando

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    Sounds good
  15. Chadmando

    Controllers (and what you dream of)

    PM me your email I'll buy you a copy if you want, it's only $3 =P. The program is awesome it saved me a lot of trouble.