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  1. Hello,I don't know if somebody else asked this before ( my search didn't bring any results) ,is there a theme in low resolution for those who use old crt tv's for emulation? And if not ,is it possible to make any?
  2. Kodi addon for LaunchBox View File Launches LaunchBox in Big Box mode from within Kodi - It will close or minimize Kodi, launch LaunchBox in Big Box mode and when Big Box is exited Kodi will restart or maximize, with the option to run programs pre/post LaunchBox. It works with Windows only. Features: BigBox Startup video and splash screen support BigBox Updater support Pre/Post scripts Minimize or close Kodi option Launcher Helper script version check Supports Kodi 16, Kodi 17 and Kodi Windows Store versions. Requirements: Windows PC LaunchBox Premium Kodi 16, 17 or Kodi Windows Store for Windows Known Issues: Due to Windows Store's UWA security restrictions, user must set a save directory under the plugin's Advanced Settings to a directory of the user choice where the plugin's ahk helper script and icon file can be saved. Install instructions: Use 'Install from Zip' in Kodi and browse to the directory the plugin's zip was downloaded to and select it. Configuration: This plugin requires the user to set the location of their LaunchBox directory in the addon settings before first use. eg. C:\Users\<username>\LaunchBox\ PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLUGIN WILL PRODUCE AN ERROR DURING INSTALL IN KODI ON ANY OPERATING SYSTEM THAT CANNOT RUN LAUNCHBOX. SINCE LAUNCHBOX IS CURRENTLY WINDOWS ONLY THAT IS THE ONLY OPERATING SYSTEM THE PLUGIN CURRENTLY SUPPORTS. ATTENTION: WILL NOT WORK ON ANDROID (BOX, SMART TV, ETC.), IOS or MAC AND LINUX. Submitter CoinTos Submitted 01/25/2017 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  3. shro2016

    Modernist

    Version 1.0.0

    406 downloads

    This is my latest theme and has taken many weeks of work to get to this stage. A big thank you to @eatkinola for his assistance with getting the video plugin working. The theme is loosely based on the Netflix interface and is designed to be a clean dark theme with an emphasis on fanart and videos. The plugin is included within the theme for the videos to work correctly. As with Netflix the theme is designed to show the fanart for approx. 4 seconds before then fading in the video. As the videos do not use the inbuilt Launchbox control and instead use the plugin I have found the experience smoother with the video option set to Windows Media Player rather than VLC and have not experienced any issues in doing this though your mileage may vary so if one doesn't work/stutters try the other. There is one platform view in this theme and 7 Game views. The Game views are clear logos vertical, screenshots vertical 4:3 format, screenshots vertical 16:9 format, horizontal clear logos, horizontal screenshots 4:3, horizontal screenshots 16:9 and a two row Wall View. The game details screen includes full controller layout for the various platforms (all major ones covered) and there is a template file included for Gimp GNU in the theme/images/controls folder should you wish to change the control images / styles. As always comments and suggestions welcome. Enjoy!
  4. Basically, mixing a 4K screen and a 1080P screen doesn't work properly. On a stream, @Jason Carr mentioned I should take it to the forums and report it, so I have. What happens is BB actually displays BOTH monitors content on one monitor. If you switch both to be 1080P in Windows, reboot while it is set to 1080P it will work. Then you can actually return one of the monitors to 4K and it will actually work properly. If you have either monitor set to 4K before you reboot then BB will not show anything spanned across monitors. Thing is if you trick it in this way it DOES work properly! This tells me there has got to be something that can be done to make this work reliably. I don't really care to swap back and forth to 1080P and reboot every time I want to turn on my second screen with BB. Thanks for you time! Below is a video showing exactly what is happening. The video includes both monitors. The right hand screen is a 1080P 55inch TV so that is as high as it goes. The leftmost screen is a Vizio e65-01 which is a 65inch 4K TV. They are side by side in my setup.
  5. I have been looking for the feature to select random game in BigBox since day 1. I have been following the BitBucket url @ https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/195/big-box-option-to-random-select-game# . I was very sad and upset to see this had been "accomplished" via the spin wheel feature. This feature does not work on my system, in fact if I have guests, it showcases how laggy it can really be. Does anybody else agree or is this fine for most people? I would like to have this ticket re-opened or a new one created to have this feature implemented. It should be simple, something that takes you directly to a random game with the option to launch it. It should be dependant on the page your on, like if I'm in N64, it should be a random N64 Game. I am not a coder, I can do basic shell scripting, but this seems like an easy feature to implement and the original BitBucket page was created in 2015 :O. I know there are many threads on this on the forums, so it is a sought after feature and would really make the biggest difference in my "day-2-day" gaming as I would love to start playing random games when I have friends over. (One thing at a time, but a feature to filter to only multiplayer games/one player games would be nice in the random games, but really, you could just select "next random game" if the first one is(n't) multiplayer)
  6. Version 0.2.2

    1,238 downloads

    This is a loose port / interpretation of the Aeon MQ7 skin for Kodi. It’s one of my absolute favorite skins for Kodi and was a huge inspiration for my first BigBox theme: CriticalZone After @NJDave71 already brought Aeon Nox to BigBox I thought it would be time to bring Aeon MQ as well. This theme was designed for 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios and tested on 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 resolutions! This is just an early preview version that I built last September. Due to my new job I hadn’t much time to finish it up as an extensive theme like CriticalZone. I used the holidays to polish the Views that I already had as I don’t want to just sit on it any longer and I have definitely planned to add a ton of new Games Views to this, but I don’t know when I will find the time to do it. So for now just take it as it is and tell me what you think about it and what do you wish for potential updates. This theme currently features 4 Platforms and 3 Games Views. It also uses the Current Weather Control plugin by Grila. It shows the weather and temperature of a location of your choice. How to install: 1. Just download the archive and extract it to: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” 2. Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on of the .dll files. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. Repeat that for all .dll files in that folder. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go. 3. Open the Options menu in BigBox -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to "Aeon MQ7". IMPORTANT: This theme requires at least LB v8.0 Beta-2 to work properly! It may run on previous versions as well but some features won't work properly with them. How to change the location and temperature measurement unit for the Weather plugin: 1. Close BigBox in case you have it opened up 2. Visit the website http://www.woeidlookup.com/ and search for a location of your choice 3. Go to the “Plugins” folder inside the Aeon MQ7 theme folder Path: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\Aeon MQ7\Plugins” 4. Open the “GrilaBBWeather.dll.config” with a text editor of your choice. For example: Notepad 5. Copy the WOEID from the website and replace the already existing ID in the config file with it 6. If you want to change the temperature unit from Fahrenheit to Celsius just change the “f” under Units to a “c” 7. Save the config file and you’re done Showcase video of the Game Views by @pipes78 I like to thank the following persons for their indirect help to create this theme: @Grila for his weather plugin @NJDave71 for letting me use his HelperControl plugin that allows horizontal scrolling text in BigBox. @eatkinola for his guide on how to add fonts as a plugin And of course everyone who was working on the original Aeon MQ skin! Known issues: - The navigation for the game boxes doesn’t work in the Horizontal Wheel Platforms View 1 - The available space for the horizontal scrolling text gets smaller the higher the DPI settings are on your PC.
  7. MayorQwert

    Shuffling BigBox Background Music

    Hey! So I have my BigBox set up as a front-end for my Multicade, with numerous arcade titles to play, going so far as to add arcade music to the "Launchbox/Music/Background" folder so that it will shuffle through various arcade musics while the game screen is up. It works excellently and I even added album art and info for each game so it displays the song name, game it's from and who the artist is, along with a nice image of the game box art when a new song plays. To make sure the album art is retained for every song, I have each game's music in a different folder within the Background folder. It displays everything fine, but the issue I'm having is it's not shuffling the music, no matter how I set it up. Here's a better description of the problem: When I launch Big Box, it does select a random song, but afterwards it will sequentially play every song from that game (folder), before moving to the next game alphabetically and playing all the music from it as well. If I force it to next song with the BigBox binding, it will indeed select a random song, but afterwards will go back to playing them alphabetically. I have shuffle turned on in settings, but no matter what it won't actually shuffle them if I leave it sitting. It's annoying, as I want it to ideally shuffle every track together, while also retaining album art and info (if I stick them all in a folder together it will mess up the album art). Does anybody have any suggestions?
  8. CriticalZone / CriticalZone - BlueBox View File IMPORTANT: We have recently encountered issues with the background video plugin in V2 which causes BigBox randomly to freeze. We don’t know yet how often this happens and what circumstances triggers them but if you want to make sure to run BigBox with a maximum of stability be sure to either use the FanartOnly versions or V1.8 and wait until these issues are fixed! CriticalZone is a BigBox theme designed for the usage of widescreen platform videos and utilizes videos as backgrounds. This theme was designed for widescreen displays with 16:9 aspect ratios and optimized for a display resolution of 1920x1080. It will also work with other widescreen resolutions and 16:10 aspect ratios but it may not look as polished. Alternative Versions: - CritcalZoneV2 - BlueBox: A blue color variant of CriticalZoneV2. It features blue texts instead of green and has a different Default background created by @SentaiBrad - BackgroundVideoOnly: All Views, except the TextList Views, will only use video loops as backgrounds. Also available as BlueBox version. - BackgroundFanartOnly: All Views will only use Fanart images as backgrounds. Also available as BlueBox version. -> Use this version if you have performance problems! - 1.8: The original and now old version of CriticalZone. It's officially EOL and won't get supported by me in any way. It's just still here for archiving reasons. There’s also a red 80’s/Cyberpunk themed version of CriticalZone called “CityHunter”. It’s maintained by @keltoigael and can be found here: V2 of CriticalZone now features a complete new video engine created by @eatkinola which supports the following: - Multiple background videos and randomized shuffle between them - Individual background videos for all Platforms, Platform Categories and Playlists Check the “Guide - How to set up your own background videos.pdf” file inside the theme folder for further instructions. If you need a great source for generic background videos, than I highly recommend this YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dvdangor2011 How to install: Just download the version of choice and extract the archive into: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on of the .dll files. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. Repeat that for all 3 .dll files in that folder. Open the Options menu in BigBox -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to the version you just have installed. IMPORTANT: CriticalZone V2 requires LaunchBox v7.11 or higher! Known issues: - The star rating won't show up sometimes when you jump too quickly from one game to the next. - The description texts in all Platform Views and CoverFlowWithDetails Games View won’t fill the whole space of the descriptions box when you use CriticalZone with a higher DPI setting than 100% or a lower display resolution than 1902x1080. It gets progressively worse the higher the DPI settings and/or lower the resolution is. Thanks & Credits: Special thanks to @eatkinola for creating the new video engine and helping me with the star rating banners. I also would like to thank @SentaiBrad for creating the new Default background video for the BlueBox variant. Check out his YouTube channel were he continuous his RetroStyleSpotlight video series he once did for the LaunchBox channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/brad2008 Background video of the standard version: In The Deep - FREE Video Background Loop HD 1080p by NIZ.co (http://niz.co/wp/) Submitter CriticalCid Submitted 11/03/2016 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  9. Theme and Plugin complete, used better (not perfect) video borders for testing purposes
  10. Hello all, I'm having a problem with CXBX-reloaded in BigBox. The sound in CXBX will not work when I launch it in BigBox it works for the most part in Launchbox which seems really strange? I use RocketLauncher to launch CXBX but I don't think its a Rocketlauncher issue as the problem only happens in BigBox (Some times in Launchbox but not often) Anyone know what's happening here? Help would be much appreciated.
  11. PlayStation 4 Sound Pack View File A sound pack I made using the PlayStation 4 dashboard navigation sounds. Submitter RetroNi Submitted 03/22/2017 Category Big Box Sound Packs  
  12. Codeman

    Long overdue features for BigBox

    Some Features I haven't heard mentioned but would make great additions to Bigbox: On screen controls/buttons at the bottom of Bigbox. On screen clock RSS Feed (default could be Emulation/Launchbox news ) in the top middle or bottom middle Sub-categories for console addons. Example of the structure: Consoles>N64>N64DD , Consoles>NES>Disk System , Consoles>SuperNintendo>MSU1 , Consoles>Genesis>Sega CD , ect. iTunes/Spotify/Pandora/Youtube music player Steam friends list & messaging integration with either keyboard or controller After these features are added Bigbox would simply be perfect. Thank you guys.
  13. shro2016

    Modernist

    Modernist View File This is my latest theme and has taken many weeks of work to get to this stage. A big thank you to @eatkinola for his assistance with getting the video plugin working. The theme is loosely based on the Netflix interface and is designed to be a clean dark theme with an emphasis on fanart and videos. The plugin is included within the theme for the videos to work correctly. As with Netflix the theme is designed to show the fanart for approx. 4 seconds before then fading in the video. As the videos do not use the inbuilt Launchbox control and instead use the plugin I have found the experience smoother with the video option set to Windows Media Player rather than VLC and have not experienced any issues in doing this though your mileage may vary so if one doesn't work/stutters try the other. There is one platform view in this theme and 7 Game views. The Game views are clear logos vertical, screenshots vertical 4:3 format, screenshots vertical 16:9 format, horizontal clear logos, horizontal screenshots 4:3, horizontal screenshots 16:9 and a two row Wall View. The game details screen includes full controller layout for the various platforms (all major ones covered) and there is a template file included for Gimp GNU in the theme/images/controls folder should you wish to change the control images / styles. As always comments and suggestions welcome. Enjoy! Submitter shro2016 Submitted 05/02/2018 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  14. Version 2.3.0

    451 downloads

    ***** Now Supporting Random Startup Videos ***** Startup Video Manager: A plugin to manage Startup videos for the user through a clean, simple interface. About the Plugin This plugin provides a menu item that will open a window to allow users to manage their startup videos, and optionally, to activate random startup videos. Random startup videos will be switched out as LaunchBox closes and Big Box opens. New and Returning Features: Reads from a "Startups" folder in LaunchBox\Videos to let the user select their desired startup video. Clicking "Preview" will let the user preview the selected Startup video through a custom VLC player with options for play/pause/stop, forward and backward, volume control and full-screen viewing. Double-clicking the video will also take you to and from fullscreen viewing. Pressing Esc while in fullscreen will also take you back to the normal view. Another way to get back while in fullscreen is to move the mouse to the bottom of the screen where a menu with the video name and a back button will appear. Copies the selected video in LaunchBox\VIdeos\Startups to LaunchBox\Videos and renames it to startup.mp4 so that BigBox will recognize it. Before replacing your existing startup.mp4 file, it checks to see whether or not your current startup.mp4 exists in the Startups folder. If not, it will copy your current startup.mp4 to the Startups folder, adding the Unix timestamp to the filename, to make sure you do not lose any startup video you may not have backed up. New in 2.0.0: Optionally lets the user select Randomize Startup Videos to have the plugin randomly select a startup video and adjust the minimum startup duration each time Big Box is started from LaunchBox. New in 2.0.0: With my system, I found that I needed to slightly tweak the minimum startup time from the actual length of the video. If you find you need to do this as well, in PluginConfig.xml for this that will be covered below. New in 2.1.0: Optionally lets the user update a configuration setting to match their actual load time of Big Box so that random videos will be limited to videos that are at least that long (no looping video on startup). Installation Instructions If you have the old version, BigBoxStartupSelector, delete that folder and unzip the new folder into the LaunchBox\Plugins folder. Create a folder named Startups in the LaunchBox\Videos folder and move all of your startup videos there. You may rename the startup videos in this folder to whatever name you prefer to help you remember each video. Optional Configuration These optional configuration settings can be applied by opening the included PluginConfig.xml in your favorite text editor and changing the appropriate number. StartupTimeOffsetInSeconds: In my case, I found that when setting the Minimum Startup Video Duration to the actual length of the video, even for longer videos, caused the video to start to loop for about a couple seconds. To accommodate this, you can tweak the number of seconds being set as the minimum startup duration for videos through this configuration setting. I had to adjust mine by -2 seconds, but this is 0 by default, which will set the minimum startup duration to the actual length of the video. If you notice that after setting a video through this tool, the video either stops early or starts to loop, you can set this time to adjust all videos accordingly. ActualStartupTimeInSeconds: This setting only applies to randomly-selected videos. If you set this to something other than the default of 0, only videos with at least this startup time will be considered for random selection. How to find out your actual startup time? Get the stopwatch app on your phone ready, go into the Big Box options and set Minimum Startup Video Duration to "No Delay". Now go back to LaunchBox, and as soon as you click to switch back to Big Box mode, start the stopwatch. Stop the stopwatch as soon as Big Box has finished loading. That time, rounded to the nearest second, is the value you should put as your actual startup time. But again, this only applies to randomly-selected videos. If you leave it as the default of 0, all videos will be considered for randomization, but you may have looping if the randomly-selected video is shorter than your actual load time. Usage Instructions Open LaunchBox or BigBox and browse to the Startup Video Manager plugin. Choose the Startup Video you would like to set, then if desired, click Preview to watch the video and make sure that's the one you want. If you'd like random startup videos going forward, make sure to check Randomize Startup Videos in the bottom-left corner. Note: the random selection setting saves as soon as you check or uncheck it. You can click Cancel or close the window from there. The Save button is only if you want to manually select a video to set as your startup video. Once you've decided on a video, click Save and the magic will happen. Otherwise, click Cancel. Enjoy! Please let me know if you run into any issues. Special thanks to angelobodetti for the random startup video idea! Thanks, Jason, for providing your amazing software and thanks again to Jason, the LaunchBox staff and the community for your support in developing this plugin.
  15. Hi, I'm currently working to make a new BigBox theme, suddenly; I ran into a weird problem; when I changed the platforms wheel from vertical to horizontal (using the code available at the documentation.pdf) whatever image type I choose, I only get blank text, I tried using other image types, but it doesn't work either?! This is the code if you want to take a look: <UserControl xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008" xmlns:transitions="clr-namespace:Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf.Transitions;assembly=Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf" xmlns:coverFlow="clr-namespace:Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf.Controls.CoverFlow;assembly=Unbroken.LaunchBox.Wpf" xmlns:cal="http://www.caliburnproject.org" xmlns:i="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/2010/interactivity" mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignHeight="562" d:DesignWidth="1000" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" Style="{DynamicResource UserControlStyle}"> <Canvas Name="Canvas"> <transitions:TransitionPresenter TransitionSelector="{Binding BackgroundTransitionSelector}" Content="{Binding BackgroundView}" Height="{Binding ElementName=Canvas, Path=ActualHeight}" Width="{Binding ElementName=Canvas, Path=ActualWidth}" IsContentVideo="true" /> <Grid Height="{Binding ElementName=Canvas, Path=ActualHeight}" Width="{Binding ElementName=Canvas, Path=ActualWidth}"> <Grid.Background> <SolidColorBrush Color="Black" Opacity="{Binding BackgroundFade}" /> </Grid.Background> <Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <ColumnDefinition Width="42*" /> <ColumnDefinition Width="4*" /> <ColumnDefinition Width="92*" /> </Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <coverFlow:FlowControl x:Name="FlowControl" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" Grid.Column="0" ImageType="Clear Logo" CurveAmount="0" CameraZPosition="6.0" VisibleCount="14" PageSize="6" ItemZPosition="1.0" SelectedItemZPosition="3.0" Spacing="3.5"> <coverFlow:FlowControl.CoverFactory> <coverFlow:HorizontalWheelCoverFactory /> </coverFlow:FlowControl.CoverFactory> </coverFlow:FlowControl> <Grid Grid.Column="2"> <Grid.RowDefinitions> <RowDefinition Height="5*" /> <RowDefinition Height="50*" /> <RowDefinition Height="2*" /> <RowDefinition Height="50*" /> <RowDefinition Height="5*" /> </Grid.RowDefinitions> <Grid Grid.Row="1"> <Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <ColumnDefinition Width="44*" /> <ColumnDefinition Width="4*" /> <ColumnDefinition Width="57*" /> <ColumnDefinition Width="4*" /> </Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <transitions:TransitionPresenter Grid.Column="0" TransitionSelector="{Binding ImageTransitionSelector}" Content="{Binding ImageView}" /> <transitions:TransitionPresenter Grid.Column="2" TransitionSelector="{Binding DetailsTransitionSelector}" Content="{Binding DetailsView}" /> </Grid> <transitions:TransitionPresenter Grid.Row="3" TransitionSelector="{Binding ImageVideoTransitionSelector}" Content="{Binding ImageVideoView}" IsContentVideo="true" /> </Grid> </Grid> </Canvas> </UserControl> Thank you so much for support.
  16. FingerCramp

    Launchbox/Bigbox + MAME + ServoStik

    All, Lifetime license holder here. I am considering a ServoStik (https://www.ultimarc.com/servostik.html) which has 4-way to 8-way powered restrictor switching. It can be switched from 4-way to 8-way and back via software (command-line or GUI). I spoke to the guy (Andy) at Ultimarc who said the restrictor can be changed automatically depending on the game using certain front ends. I asked about Launchbox/Bigbox, but he wasn't familiar. Has anyone gotten this to work, and if so, how? As this post's title indicates, I'm using Bigbox to run MAME games, and I'd like to have the joystick's restrictor plate to automatically change to 4-way when playing games like Donkey Kong and Pac Man, and change to 8-way when playing Street Fighter, etc. Any and all assistance would be appreciated. Thanks, -Mike
  17. NJDave71

    Aeon Nox Redux

    Version 4.0

    1,347 downloads

    AEON NOX This is modern space theme that i originally designed for RetroFE. I was inspired by other developers and ported it over to BigBox. Those of you that have tried the first few version under Aeon Nox thank you. But I still felt it needed something. Thank you to the incredible work by @keltoigael for the background video and an eye for editing and polish. This theme has been elevated to a whole new level. Features Date and Time Weather Scrolling text Sliding Animation Custom Graphics and Video Full Screen Theme and Game Video Total Game Count (Category, Platforms and Playlist) (Supports all languages) Supported Views Two Platform Views 3 Horizontal Wheel views Cover Flow view two Text Views that have been themed Getting Started Unzip Aeon Nox to your Launchbox Themes folder Enable platform and game videos Before you Launch Big Box 1. Visit the website http://www.woeidlookup.com/ 2. Go to the “Plugins” folder inside the Aeon Nox theme folder 3. Edit the “GrilaBBWeather.dll.config” with your favorite text editor 4. Locate key="Woeid" and change the value with the one you got from the website 5. you can also change your desired temperature units between Celsius and Fahrenheit 6. Save the config file 7 Open Bigbox Switch your View Option to Aeon Nox and enjoy, Special Notes Tested under 1920 X 1080 display You may need to Unblock the following dll's in Windows AeonNox.Resources.dll HelperControl.dll GrilaBBWeather.dll Credits @Grila Weather Plugin @NJDave71 (original design and concept) @keltoigael (background Video, Graphics editing and polished look) @eatkinola (The resource file for font embedding) Starup Video SOUNDS Arcade Playlist Optional Plugins
  18. [Edit: SOLVED (sort of) - see my reply below. Warning: Registry editing involved, high risk variable] This is a question for folks that have experience setting up BigBox as their startup shell, either through regedit, group policy, or other third-party methods. After I set BigBox to my shell variable in regedit, I was pleased to see that it booted directly in, but I quickly discovered that I had lost keyboard control of my volume, and that JoytoKey (in my startup folder) was not working for the one game I have it configured for (Pokemon Uranium). I dug around in the forums and only found one link that even partially referenced my startup program issue near the end of the thread, but there didn't seem to be an answer (or at least a clear enough one for me to follow). My guess is that since explorer.exe isn't running as the default shell, it doesn't run certain services related to it, like volume control via keyboard, startup folder items, etc. Has anyone else run into this issue, and if so, how did you resolve it? Is there some way I can enable services that are native to the default shell to run with BigBox? Thanks in advance for any help or advice regarding this issue!
  19. Here is a video of some custom videos and platform clear logos I have made for the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis which is my favorite console. I like to split some of the systems up into various regions and categories etc. Number 1 and 4 in the list are the standard ones created by @viking and the rest I did myself. The first minute of the video is scrolling down to the MD / Gen. The regions and categories are: SEGA Genesis SEGA Mega Drive (Brazil) SEGA Mega Drive (China) SEGA Mega Drive (Europe) SEGA Mega Drive (Japan) SEGA Mega Drive (Prototypes) SEGA Mega Drive (SEGA Game Toshokan) SEGA Mega Drive (Sonic Hacks) SEGA Mega Drive (SOR Hacks) SEGA Mega Drive (Translations) SEGA Mega Drive (Unlicensed) I have made other custom videos and the likes for other platforms but will show it all off when I have completely finished, probably in fifty years. The video is unlisted on YouTube so if there is any problems viewing it let me know and I will change it.
  20. Version 1.5.3

    6,057 downloads

    Launches LaunchBox in Big Box mode from within Kodi - It will close or minimize Kodi, launch LaunchBox in Big Box mode and when Big Box is exited Kodi will restart or maximize, with the option to run programs pre/post LaunchBox. It works with Windows only. Features: BigBox Startup video and splash screen support BigBox Updater support Pre/Post scripts Minimize or close Kodi option Launcher Helper script version check Supports Kodi 16, Kodi 17 and Kodi Windows Store versions. Requirements: Windows PC LaunchBox Premium Kodi 16, 17 or Kodi Windows Store for Windows Known Issues: Due to Windows Store's UWA security restrictions, user must set a save directory under the plugin's Advanced Settings to a directory of the user choice where the plugin's ahk helper script and icon file can be saved. Install instructions: Use 'Install from Zip' in Kodi and browse to the directory the plugin's zip was downloaded to and select it. Configuration: This plugin requires the user to set the location of their LaunchBox directory in the addon settings before first use. eg. C:\Users\<username>\LaunchBox\ PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLUGIN WILL PRODUCE AN ERROR DURING INSTALL IN KODI ON ANY OPERATING SYSTEM THAT CANNOT RUN LAUNCHBOX. SINCE LAUNCHBOX IS CURRENTLY WINDOWS ONLY THAT IS THE ONLY OPERATING SYSTEM THE PLUGIN CURRENTLY SUPPORTS. ATTENTION: WILL NOT WORK ON ANDROID (BOX, SMART TV, ETC.), IOS or MAC AND LINUX.
  21. Hi I am trying to remove the box cover image when running in bigbox for the games that have video. When the game is highlighted from my list. The video plays. The game box cover sits over the video. How do I set the options or theme so that for all games with videos the box image does not overlay the game video thanks
  22. Version 1.0.0

    189 downloads

    A few custom controls to add extra functionality to BigBox themes. Read the documentation included in the download. Install: Place GrilaBBControlsPlugin.dll and SlimDX.dll in either LaunchBox\Plugins or the plugins folder of a specific theme Initialize: Open a new or existing BigBox theme in Visual Studio and add a reference to the project. Browse to the directory you copied the files to in the first step and select GrilaBBControlsPlugin.dll. Define: In any views you wish to utilize the controls, add the plugin to the namespace. Ex. xmlns:g="clr-namespace:GrilaBBControlsPlugin;assembly=GrilaBBControlsPlugin" Use: Use like any other element by prefixing the namespace defined in the previous step (a quick selection box should appear after typing the namespace prefix) and select the desired control. Customize: There are exposed properties for most of the controls that allow the user to customize their appearance as they wish. Below is a list of all available properties that can be changed: GrilaTime – a more customizable version of the built-in time control: • Any normal TextBlock options like foreground, font family, font style, etc. • GrilaTimeFormat is a string defining the DateTime format. Default is set to “h:mm tt” for 12 hour time with AM/PM indicators and no date. Set this however you wish to get the info you want. Good examples of DateTime formats can be found here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8kb3ddd4(v=vs.110).aspx GrilaPowerStatus – shows device power status, battery charge status, and battery level • GrilaBatteryBorderColor – the color of the battery outline (default Black) • GrilaBatteryBorderThickness – the width of the battery outline (default 15) • GrilaBatteryCornerRadius – the radius of the battery corners (default 5) • GrilaBatteryProgressForeground – the color of the battery level progress bar (default Lime) • GrilaBatteryProgressBackground – the background color of the battery level progress bar (default #111111) • GrilaBatteryProgressMargin – the margin between the battery outline and the battery level progress bar (default 0) • GrilaChargeIconForeground – the color of the charging symbol when the battery is charging (default BatteryOutlineBorderColor) • GrilaPlugIconForeground – the color of the plug symbol when the device has no battery (desktop system) (default BatteryOutlineBorderColor) GrilaControllerStatus – shows the connection state and battery level (if wireless) for up to 4 xinput controllers • GrilaControllerColor – the color of the controller(s) (default Black) • GrilaControllerLightOnColor – the color of the charge level indicator lights when on (default Lime) • GrilaControllerLightOffColor – the color of the charge level indicator lights when off (default Black)
  23. Hey all, BIg fan of Bigbox, and just getting started with it. I have run into a problem that may be an intentional feature, and if so, maybe somebody can help me with an alternate method. I have a bigbox setup with a ton of platforms and games. It is my main system. I would like to set up another system on another machine, but with a curated list of games (Favorites). I want bigbox to load into that list and only show those games. My initial approach was to just copy the whole folder over, open launchbox, select all the games, hide them, then select my favorites and unhide them. This works great when loading into the platform view in bigbox, but when I use the "all games" view, it shows all games regardless of whether or not they are hidden through launchbox. I have made sure the "show hidden games" option in the menu is unselected. Is this an intentional feature - I could understand that "show all" should actually show all regardless of its hidden tag.... Any thoughts or alternate suggestions on how to accomplish my goal of displaying only a curated list of games in bigbox with the entire collection still existing in bigbox. One main requirement is that it boot directly into this view, as I have worked with playlists, filters, etc to accomplish this, but I need it to be easy for the end user - thus the requirement to boot straight into it. Thanks! JK
  24. Startup Video Manager View File ***** Now Supporting Random Startup Videos ***** Startup Video Manager: A plugin to manage Startup videos for the user through a clean, simple interface. About the Plugin This plugin provides a menu item that will open a window to allow users to manage their startup videos, and optionally, to activate random startup videos. Random startup videos will be switched out as LaunchBox closes and Big Box opens. New and Returning Features: Reads from a "Startups" folder in LaunchBox\Videos to let the user select their desired startup video. Clicking "Preview" will let the user preview the selected Startup video through a custom VLC player with options for play/pause/stop, forward and backward, volume control and full-screen viewing. Double-clicking the video will also take you to and from fullscreen viewing. Pressing Esc while in fullscreen will also take you back to the normal view. Another way to get back while in fullscreen is to move the mouse to the bottom of the screen where a menu with the video name and a back button will appear. Copies the selected video in LaunchBox\VIdeos\Startups to LaunchBox\Videos and renames it to startup.mp4 so that BigBox will recognize it. Before replacing your existing startup.mp4 file, it checks to see whether or not your current startup.mp4 exists in the Startups folder. If not, it will copy your current startup.mp4 to the Startups folder, adding the Unix timestamp to the filename, to make sure you do not lose any startup video you may not have backed up. New in 2.0.0: Optionally lets the user select Randomize Startup Videos to have the plugin randomly select a startup video and adjust the minimum startup duration each time Big Box is started from LaunchBox. New in 2.0.0: With my system, I found that I needed to slightly tweak the minimum startup time from the actual length of the video. If you find you need to do this as well, in PluginConfig.xml for this that will be covered below. New in 2.1.0: Optionally lets the user update a configuration setting to match their actual load time of Big Box so that random videos will be limited to videos that are at least that long (no looping video on startup). Installation Instructions If you have the old version, BigBoxStartupSelector, delete that folder and unzip the new folder into the LaunchBox\Plugins folder. Create a folder named Startups in the LaunchBox\Videos folder and move all of your startup videos there. You may rename the startup videos in this folder to whatever name you prefer to help you remember each video. Optional Configuration These optional configuration settings can be applied by opening the included PluginConfig.xml in your favorite text editor and changing the appropriate number. StartupTimeOffsetInSeconds: In my case, I found that when setting the Minimum Startup Video Duration to the actual length of the video, even for longer videos, caused the video to start to loop for about a couple seconds. To accommodate this, you can tweak the number of seconds being set as the minimum startup duration for videos through this configuration setting. I had to adjust mine by -2 seconds, but this is 0 by default, which will set the minimum startup duration to the actual length of the video. If you notice that after setting a video through this tool, the video either stops early or starts to loop, you can set this time to adjust all videos accordingly. ActualStartupTimeInSeconds: This setting only applies to randomly-selected videos. If you set this to something other than the default of 0, only videos with at least this startup time will be considered for random selection. How to find out your actual startup time? Get the stopwatch app on your phone ready, go into the Big Box options and set Minimum Startup Video Duration to "No Delay". Now go back to LaunchBox, and as soon as you click to switch back to Big Box mode, start the stopwatch. Stop the stopwatch as soon as Big Box has finished loading. That time, rounded to the nearest second, is the value you should put as your actual startup time. But again, this only applies to randomly-selected videos. If you leave it as the default of 0, all videos will be considered for randomization, but you may have looping if the randomly-selected video is shorter than your actual load time. Usage Instructions Open LaunchBox or BigBox and browse to the Startup Video Manager plugin. Choose the Startup Video you would like to set, then if desired, click Preview to watch the video and make sure that's the one you want. If you'd like random startup videos going forward, make sure to check Randomize Startup Videos in the bottom-left corner. Note: the random selection setting saves as soon as you check or uncheck it. You can click Cancel or close the window from there. The Save button is only if you want to manually select a video to set as your startup video. Once you've decided on a video, click Save and the magic will happen. Otherwise, click Cancel. Enjoy! Please let me know if you run into any issues. Special thanks to angelobodetti for the random startup video idea! Thanks, Jason, for providing your amazing software and thanks again to Jason, the LaunchBox staff and the community for your support in developing this plugin. Submitter UnderwoodNC Submitted 05/25/2017 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
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