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  1. SteamLauncher View File SteamLauncher A LaunchBox plugin designed to allow roms/emulators to easily be launched with Steam, directly from the LaunchBox/BigBox interface, without any complicated setup or technical know-how. Simply enable SteamLauncher and all LaunchBox/BigBox game/rom launches will be intercepted and launched via Steam. This will provide access to the Steam overlay, custom controller configurations, and will display the game/rom your are currently playing to any of your Steam friends. Features Here are a few of the features provided by SteamLauncher: Allow LaunchBox to do what its good at - be the sole organizer and maintainer of your rom/game collection, without having to duplicate its functionality in Steam (something it was not designed for). Keep the Steam library clean and uncluttered by hundreds of emulator/rom shortcuts. Get all of the benefits of Steam's excellent overlay system while playing any rom or emulator. Take advantage of Steam's infinitely customizable controller configuration (bindings) for both the Steam Controller and nearly all other DirectInput/XInput controllers. Use per-rom/per-emulator/per-game controller configurations that are automatically remembered between gaming sessions (without having to create convoluted Steam shortcuts for every rom). Bypass or improve upon many emulators' extremely limited controller bindings and hotkey options. Share the game/rom currently being played with Steam friends (ex: JohnDoe is currently playing 'Super Metroid (SNES)'). Requirements .NET Core 3.1 Steam for Windows LaunchBox/BigBox Getting Started Installation Download the latest plugin release from the LaunchBox forum plugin download page. This GitHub repository is meant as more of a resource for developers. While test builds and other pre-release packages may occassionally be posted on GitHub, the latest public release builds will always be posted on the LaunchBox forum plugin download page first: LaunchBox Plugin Download: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/972-steamlauncher/ Extract the 'SteamLauncher' directory from the compressed package into your LaunchBox plugins directory. Example: If LaunchBox is located at 'C:\LaunchBox', you would copy the 'SteamLauncher' directory to 'C:\LaunchBox\Plugins'. This would result in 'SteamLauncher.dll' and any additional files being inside the directory 'C:\LaunchBox\Plugins\SteamLauncher'. How to Use Note: Obviously, Steam must be running to launch games via Steam so one can either manually start Steam before opening LaunchBox/BigBox or SteamLauncher will automatically launch Steam when needed. To launch a game/rom/emulator in LaunchBox/BigBox via Steam: Ensure SteamLauncher is enabled by using 1 of the 2 following methods: Selecting the 'Tools' menu item and clicking 'Use SteamLauncher'. When SteamLauncher is enabled the menu item will be labeled '(ON)'. This menu item can also be found in BigBox. Selecting the 'Tools' menu item and clicking 'SteamLauncher Settings', resulting in the SteamLauncher settings dialog being displayed. By then checking the checkbox labeled 'Enable SteamLauncher' and clicking the 'Save' button, SteamLauncher will be enabled. The SteamLauncher settings dialog cannot be accessed in BigBox. Once SteamLauncher is enabled, all games/roms/emulators will be intercepted by SteamLauncher and launched through Steam. Customize Platform Names When games/roms are launched with SteamLauncher enabled, the title and platform of the game/rom will be displayed in one's Steam status in the format of: 'Game Title (Platform Name)'. Example: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System) Friends on Steam will see this title in one's status whenever a particular game/rom is being played. If desired, the platform name displayed can be customized. For example, the platform 'Nintendo Entertainment System' can be changed to 'NES'. This customization can be performed by navigating to the 'Platform Names' tab in the SteamLauncher settings dialog. Note: To entirely omit a platform name from one's Steam status, leave the 'Custom Platform Name' entry blank (as seen in the 'Windows' entry in the screenshot below). Selective Use The 'Selective Use' feature allows one to precisely customize the circumstances under which SteamLauncher will be enabled/disabled. The settings for this feature can be found in the 'Selective Use' tab in the SteamLauncher settings dialog. Filter Mode 'Filter Mode' defines how the entries in the 'Filter List' will be applied. Blacklist: SteamLauncher will always be enabled except when a matching filter is found. Whitelist: SteamLauncher will always be disabled except when a matching filter is found. Off: Disable the 'Selective Use' feature entirely. Filters List The 'Filters List' is a list of user defined filters that control when SteamLauncher will be enabled/disabled. Enable: This checkbox must be checked for a particular filter list entry to be enabled. If not checked, it will be completely ignored. Description: Used purely as a means of helping the user describe what the filter list entry does. It is entirely optional and has no impact on the actual functionality of the entry. Filter String: This is the string which is matched against the target 'Filter Type', dictating whether or not this entry matches a particular game title, platform name, etc. The filter string is not case sensitive and it supports 2 types of wildcards: '*' Wilcard: matches one or more of any character. '?' Wildcard: matches any single character. Filter Type: Dicates what field the 'Filter String' is compared against. The 'Filter Type' options are: Game Title: Title of the game or rom (ex: Celeste, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, etc). Platform Name: Name of the platform (ex: Windows, Nintendo 64, Sony Playstation, etc). Emulator Title: Title of the emulator (ex: Retroarch, Dolphin, Cemu, etc). Exe Path: The path of the game or emulator EXE file (ex: 'C:\PC_Games\GOG\*', 'D:\*', '*\DOSBox\*', etc). Additional Application Name: Name of an 'Additional App' (a LaunchBox feature which allows you to specify additional commands to run for a game). Status: A field in LaunchBox's metadata for games (right click game, 'Edit' -> 'Edit Metadata') which specifies what platform/launcher/store a game was imported from (ex: '*Xbox*', '*Microsoft Store*', '*GOG*', etc). Ignore Custom Fields: Enabling this feature causes SteamLauncher to ignore all 'SLEnabled' custom field entries. What are 'SLEnabled' custom field entries? Right click on a game in LaunchBox, click 'Edit' -> 'Edit Metadata', and then select the 'Custom Fields' menu item. By adding a new entry named 'SLEnabled' and setting its value to '1' or '0', SteamLauncher can be made to always be enabled for this game (1) or always be disabled for this game (0). This custom field value will always take precedent over all other filtering features (filter strings, filter modes, etc). The only exception to this is when 'Ignore Custom Fields' is enabled (which will cause all 'SLEnabled' custom field entries to be ignored). VTables 'Automatic Online Updates' 'Automatic Online Updates' of vtables definitions can be enabled/disabled in the 'Miscellaneous' tab of the SteamLauncher settings dialog. For SteamLauncher to properly work it has to access internal Steam features that are not meant to be accessed by developers outside of Valve. To access these undocumented, unexported functions, SteamLauncher uses a set of definitions which define what these functions are, their function signatures (their parameters, return values, and how to call them), and where to find them within the Steam client DLL. These definitions can change whenever Valve releases a new Steam update and if they change significantly, they can cause SteamLauncher to stop working correctly. In order for SteamLauncher to continue working properly, without the author manually patching the plugin and releasing a new SteamLauncher update every time this happens, an online database was created that can be updated when one of these changes happens, allowing SteamLauncher to continue functioning normally. If 'Automatic Online Updates' is enabled, SteamLauncher will automatically check for new updates every time LaunchBox/BigBox is launched. If new definitions are available, it will silently update and continue working normally. If automatic updates are not enabled, one can manually check for new updates by clicking the 'Force Update' button. Support If you have ANY problems with the plugin, I want to know about them. If you need help with any technical issue (see 'Logs'), want to suggest a new feature (I'm very open to any ideas), just want to chat, or anything else related to the plugin, visit the support thread at the link below. I am also available to chat on Steam for any urgent issues or if more direct help is needed. Plugin Support Thread: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/43142-steamlauncher/ Logs To provide help with any technical problems or to investigate a bug, I will need a copy of the debug log that is generated whenever 'Log Level' is set to 'Verbose'. To enable and collect 'Verbose' debug logs, do the following: Open the SteamLauncher settings dialog. Click the dropdown box under 'Log Level' and select 'Verbose'. Click the 'Save' button. Restart LaunchBox/BigBox. Now simply repeat whatever behavior was causing the issue and/or bug, and after you're sure you've replicated the behavior, close LaunchBox/BigBox. Look inside of the SteamLauncher directory for a file named 'debug.log' (there may be more than one sequentially named log file if there was an enormous amount of output but this is unlikely if verbose logging was turned on just briefly). Open this 'debug.log' file in a text editor, copy its entire contents, and paste/upload it to pastebin.com. In the SteamLauncher support thread, provide the PasteBin URL, the details of the problem you encountered, and the particulars of your setup (Windows version, 32-bit or 64-bit, LaunchBox version, Steam version, SteamLauncher plugin version, etc). The more information the better. Contact Information Alias: Lahma Email: lahma0@gmail.com Steam Alias: lahma0 Friend me on Steam: You can click on my alias above or you can copy/paste the following URL into your address bar: steam://friends/add/76561198237461630 GitHub Project URL: https://github.com/lahma0/SteamLauncher LaunchBox Community Forums Profile: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/profile/89710-lahma/ Plugin Support Thread: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/43142-steamlauncher/ Credits ChippiHeppu: Logo m4dengi: steamclient_tracker (unfortunately, no longer updated) cammelspit: Help with developing the idea and direction for the project Nielk1: Initial inspiration for the project and just a talented programmer to bounce ideas off of Helpful members of the LaunchBox community: The_Keeper86, JedExodus, FromLostDays, HTPCei, Corgana, Benuno, Neil9000 (sorry for anyone I'm forgetting) Known Issues MAME Compatibility Fix It has been observed that MAME crashes when launched through a non-Steam shortcut. This problem is not directly related to SteamLauncher, but since SteamLauncher relies on non-Steam shortcuts, launching MAME via SteamLauncher was no longer working. After a lot of investigation and tinkering by some dedicated users on the LaunchBox forums (cammelspit and JedExodus), a fix was eventually found for the issue. Whether launching MAME directly via a non-Steam shortcut or via SteamLauncher using LaunchBox/BigBox, the fix is simply to modify the launch parameters to include the following: -joystickprovider xinput -keyboardprovider win32 If one of these parameters already exists when modifying MAME within LaunchBox, you will obviously need to replace it (don't just add a 2nd instance of '-joystickprovider' or '-keyboardprovider'). You can safely ignore any popups/warnings that LaunchBox displays about pause screen compatibility. Legal Stuff ©2022 Valve Corporation. Steam and the Steam logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Submitter Lahma Submitted 02/11/2018 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  2. Version NETCore 0.9.8.3

    1,897 downloads

    SteamLauncher A LaunchBox plugin designed to allow roms/emulators to easily be launched with Steam, directly from the LaunchBox/BigBox interface, without any complicated setup or technical know-how. Simply enable SteamLauncher and all LaunchBox/BigBox game/rom launches will be intercepted and launched via Steam. This will provide access to the Steam overlay, custom controller configurations, and will display the game/rom your are currently playing to any of your Steam friends. Features Here are a few of the features provided by SteamLauncher: Allow LaunchBox to do what its good at - be the sole organizer and maintainer of your rom/game collection, without having to duplicate its functionality in Steam (something it was not designed for). Keep the Steam library clean and uncluttered by hundreds of emulator/rom shortcuts. Get all of the benefits of Steam's excellent overlay system while playing any rom or emulator. Take advantage of Steam's infinitely customizable controller configuration (bindings) for both the Steam Controller and nearly all other DirectInput/XInput controllers. Use per-rom/per-emulator/per-game controller configurations that are automatically remembered between gaming sessions (without having to create convoluted Steam shortcuts for every rom). Bypass or improve upon many emulators' extremely limited controller bindings and hotkey options. Share the game/rom currently being played with Steam friends (ex: JohnDoe is currently playing 'Super Metroid (SNES)'). Requirements .NET Core 3.1 Steam for Windows LaunchBox/BigBox Getting Started Installation Download the latest plugin release from the LaunchBox forum plugin download page. This GitHub repository is meant as more of a resource for developers. While test builds and other pre-release packages may occassionally be posted on GitHub, the latest public release builds will always be posted on the LaunchBox forum plugin download page first: LaunchBox Plugin Download: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/972-steamlauncher/ Extract the 'SteamLauncher' directory from the compressed package into your LaunchBox plugins directory. Example: If LaunchBox is located at 'C:\LaunchBox', you would copy the 'SteamLauncher' directory to 'C:\LaunchBox\Plugins'. This would result in 'SteamLauncher.dll' and any additional files being inside the directory 'C:\LaunchBox\Plugins\SteamLauncher'. How to Use Note: Obviously, Steam must be running to launch games via Steam so one can either manually start Steam before opening LaunchBox/BigBox or SteamLauncher will automatically launch Steam when needed. To launch a game/rom/emulator in LaunchBox/BigBox via Steam: Ensure SteamLauncher is enabled by using 1 of the 2 following methods: Selecting the 'Tools' menu item and clicking 'Use SteamLauncher'. When SteamLauncher is enabled the menu item will be labeled '(ON)'. This menu item can also be found in BigBox. Selecting the 'Tools' menu item and clicking 'SteamLauncher Settings', resulting in the SteamLauncher settings dialog being displayed. By then checking the checkbox labeled 'Enable SteamLauncher' and clicking the 'Save' button, SteamLauncher will be enabled. The SteamLauncher settings dialog cannot be accessed in BigBox. Once SteamLauncher is enabled, all games/roms/emulators will be intercepted by SteamLauncher and launched through Steam. Customize Platform Names When games/roms are launched with SteamLauncher enabled, the title and platform of the game/rom will be displayed in one's Steam status in the format of: 'Game Title (Platform Name)'. Example: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System) Friends on Steam will see this title in one's status whenever a particular game/rom is being played. If desired, the platform name displayed can be customized. For example, the platform 'Nintendo Entertainment System' can be changed to 'NES'. This customization can be performed by navigating to the 'Platform Names' tab in the SteamLauncher settings dialog. Note: To entirely omit a platform name from one's Steam status, leave the 'Custom Platform Name' entry blank (as seen in the 'Windows' entry in the screenshot below). Selective Use The 'Selective Use' feature allows one to precisely customize the circumstances under which SteamLauncher will be enabled/disabled. The settings for this feature can be found in the 'Selective Use' tab in the SteamLauncher settings dialog. Filter Mode 'Filter Mode' defines how the entries in the 'Filter List' will be applied. Blacklist: SteamLauncher will always be enabled except when a matching filter is found. Whitelist: SteamLauncher will always be disabled except when a matching filter is found. Off: Disable the 'Selective Use' feature entirely. Filters List The 'Filters List' is a list of user defined filters that control when SteamLauncher will be enabled/disabled. Enable: This checkbox must be checked for a particular filter list entry to be enabled. If not checked, it will be completely ignored. Description: Used purely as a means of helping the user describe what the filter list entry does. It is entirely optional and has no impact on the actual functionality of the entry. Filter String: This is the string which is matched against the target 'Filter Type', dictating whether or not this entry matches a particular game title, platform name, etc. The filter string is not case sensitive and it supports 2 types of wildcards: '*' Wilcard: matches one or more of any character. '?' Wildcard: matches any single character. Filter Type: Dicates what field the 'Filter String' is compared against. The 'Filter Type' options are: Game Title: Title of the game or rom (ex: Celeste, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, etc). Platform Name: Name of the platform (ex: Windows, Nintendo 64, Sony Playstation, etc). Emulator Title: Title of the emulator (ex: Retroarch, Dolphin, Cemu, etc). Exe Path: The path of the game or emulator EXE file (ex: 'C:\PC_Games\GOG\*', 'D:\*', '*\DOSBox\*', etc). Additional Application Name: Name of an 'Additional App' (a LaunchBox feature which allows you to specify additional commands to run for a game). Status: A field in LaunchBox's metadata for games (right click game, 'Edit' -> 'Edit Metadata') which specifies what platform/launcher/store a game was imported from (ex: '*Xbox*', '*Microsoft Store*', '*GOG*', etc). Ignore Custom Fields: Enabling this feature causes SteamLauncher to ignore all 'SLEnabled' custom field entries. What are 'SLEnabled' custom field entries? Right click on a game in LaunchBox, click 'Edit' -> 'Edit Metadata', and then select the 'Custom Fields' menu item. By adding a new entry named 'SLEnabled' and setting its value to '1' or '0', SteamLauncher can be made to always be enabled for this game (1) or always be disabled for this game (0). This custom field value will always take precedent over all other filtering features (filter strings, filter modes, etc). The only exception to this is when 'Ignore Custom Fields' is enabled (which will cause all 'SLEnabled' custom field entries to be ignored). VTables 'Automatic Online Updates' 'Automatic Online Updates' of vtables definitions can be enabled/disabled in the 'Miscellaneous' tab of the SteamLauncher settings dialog. For SteamLauncher to properly work it has to access internal Steam features that are not meant to be accessed by developers outside of Valve. To access these undocumented, unexported functions, SteamLauncher uses a set of definitions which define what these functions are, their function signatures (their parameters, return values, and how to call them), and where to find them within the Steam client DLL. These definitions can change whenever Valve releases a new Steam update and if they change significantly, they can cause SteamLauncher to stop working correctly. In order for SteamLauncher to continue working properly, without the author manually patching the plugin and releasing a new SteamLauncher update every time this happens, an online database was created that can be updated when one of these changes happens, allowing SteamLauncher to continue functioning normally. If 'Automatic Online Updates' is enabled, SteamLauncher will automatically check for new updates every time LaunchBox/BigBox is launched. If new definitions are available, it will silently update and continue working normally. If automatic updates are not enabled, one can manually check for new updates by clicking the 'Force Update' button. Support If you have ANY problems with the plugin, I want to know about them. If you need help with any technical issue (see 'Logs'), want to suggest a new feature (I'm very open to any ideas), just want to chat, or anything else related to the plugin, visit the support thread at the link below. I am also available to chat on Steam for any urgent issues or if more direct help is needed. Plugin Support Thread: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/43142-steamlauncher/ Logs To provide help with any technical problems or to investigate a bug, I will need a copy of the debug log that is generated whenever 'Log Level' is set to 'Verbose'. To enable and collect 'Verbose' debug logs, do the following: Open the SteamLauncher settings dialog. Click the dropdown box under 'Log Level' and select 'Verbose'. Click the 'Save' button. Restart LaunchBox/BigBox. Now simply repeat whatever behavior was causing the issue and/or bug, and after you're sure you've replicated the behavior, close LaunchBox/BigBox. Look inside of the SteamLauncher directory for a file named 'debug.log' (there may be more than one sequentially named log file if there was an enormous amount of output but this is unlikely if verbose logging was turned on just briefly). Open this 'debug.log' file in a text editor, copy its entire contents, and paste/upload it to pastebin.com. In the SteamLauncher support thread, provide the PasteBin URL, the details of the problem you encountered, and the particulars of your setup (Windows version, 32-bit or 64-bit, LaunchBox version, Steam version, SteamLauncher plugin version, etc). The more information the better. Contact Information Alias: Lahma Email: lahma0@gmail.com Steam Alias: lahma0 Friend me on Steam: You can click on my alias above or you can copy/paste the following URL into your address bar: steam://friends/add/76561198237461630 GitHub Project URL: https://github.com/lahma0/SteamLauncher LaunchBox Community Forums Profile: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/profile/89710-lahma/ Plugin Support Thread: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/43142-steamlauncher/ Credits ChippiHeppu: Logo m4dengi: steamclient_tracker (unfortunately, no longer updated) cammelspit: Help with developing the idea and direction for the project Nielk1: Initial inspiration for the project and just a talented programmer to bounce ideas off of Helpful members of the LaunchBox community: The_Keeper86, JedExodus, FromLostDays, HTPCei, Corgana, Benuno, Neil9000 (sorry for anyone I'm forgetting) Known Issues MAME Compatibility Fix It has been observed that MAME crashes when launched through a non-Steam shortcut. This problem is not directly related to SteamLauncher, but since SteamLauncher relies on non-Steam shortcuts, launching MAME via SteamLauncher was no longer working. After a lot of investigation and tinkering by some dedicated users on the LaunchBox forums (cammelspit and JedExodus), a fix was eventually found for the issue. Whether launching MAME directly via a non-Steam shortcut or via SteamLauncher using LaunchBox/BigBox, the fix is simply to modify the launch parameters to include the following: -joystickprovider xinput -keyboardprovider win32 If one of these parameters already exists when modifying MAME within LaunchBox, you will obviously need to replace it (don't just add a 2nd instance of '-joystickprovider' or '-keyboardprovider'). You can safely ignore any popups/warnings that LaunchBox displays about pause screen compatibility. Legal Stuff ©2022 Valve Corporation. Steam and the Steam logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  3. Flinkken

    Delicate issue

    Hello, I have a delicate issue which i have tried get my head around for some time now, ive tried googling a solution but allways end up nowhere or generally something about one end of the issue, I have a little Intel Nuc with bluetooth LMP 8 core 4.2 and i have connected 2 Playstation 4 controllers to this NUC, i use retroarch for emulating most of the emulators and two specific ones for gamecube and ps2 (dolphin and pcsx2) I also use Ds4windows Ryochan7 version 3.0.1 currently. Now to my issue, ive been trying to get my ps4 controllers to act as when i start either one of the controller in random order i want the first controller starting up to act as player 1 which i have created a profile named "player 1" in ds4windows and a "player 2" profile aswell, my problem is that whenever i switch to the other controller in one situation because of low battery example, that controller gets profile "player 1" as it should in ds4windows, but in retroarch i will have to remap buttons and reconfigure that controller as "input 1" if i switch controller. Maybe this is an easy configuration or its impossible to get it to work this way, does anyone have some thoughts on approach or ideas to make this happen? Br Flinkken
  4. Description: Tables for Pinball FX2 on Steam are treated similarly to DLC for other games. Therefore, the tables do not have their own launchers in Steam, and are chosen after starting up the main game. However, the following will describe how you can enter each Pinball FX2 table as an individual game in LaunchBox. Note: You may need to get a code from Zen Studios to enable command line support with Pinball FX2. There is a link within the game that will send you to the appropriate form, or you can go to it directly, here: https://blog.zenstudios.com/?page_id=5981 I don't know if this step is necessary, as I had already received a code before I imported the tables to LaunchBox. So check there first if the command line arguments aren't working. Steps: Optional: Navigate to Tools -> Manage Platforms from the LaunchBox menu bar and click the + Add... button to add a new platform. Optional: Enter the following metadata: Title: Pinball FX2 Release Date: 05/10/2013 Developer: Zen Studios Category: Pinball or Arcade Images: (See Image 1 for Clear Logo) Optional: Click the ✔ Ok button and you now have a platform for your Pinball FX2 tables. Note: The previous steps may not be necessary, depending on how you organize your platforms. The Pinball FX2 tables can be added to the platform of your choice — this is just the setup that worked well for me. Navigate to Game -> Add from the LaunchBox menu bar, or press Ctrl+N. Enter any necessary metadata in the Details section (Image 2). Since these titles do not exist as separate games, they are not currently in the LaunchBox Games DB, so I'm unaware of an easy way to scrape metadata at the moment. Beneath the Details section, within the Launcher tab, click the Browse... button next to the Application Path textbox. Note: If you see ROM File (Emulation is enabled) instead of Application Path, you will need to navigate to the Emulation tab, and uncheck Use an emulator to play this game. Navigate to your Steam install folder, select the file named Steam.exe, and click the Open button. The Application Path setting should now be set to something like: ..\Steam\Steam.exe Next, in the Application Command-Line Parameters textbox, enter the following text: -applaunch 226980 "TableName.pxp" Replace TableName in the sample text above with the name of the table you are adding (See below for the list of table names and command line parameters). This parameter will tell Steam to launch the app with the id of 226980, which happens to be Pinball FX2, and it will pass the name of the table we want to run to Pinball FX2. Click the ✔ Ok button and you should now see the game added to your selected platform. Note: Since we are passing the name of the table file to Pinball FX2 through the command line, and not the table file itself, we cannot use the usual Tools -> Import -> ROM Files... method. Images: Pinball FX2 Platform Clear Logo: Adding a Pinball FX2 Table: Table Names and Command-Line Parameters: Note: The names of the tables can be found by navigating to your Pinball FX2 directory within your Steam directory. It will be at the following location: Steam -> SteamApps -> common -> Pinball FX2 -> data_steam Ignore any of the files that are in lower case (game_cfg.pxp, gui.pxp, etc.), as well as the PTSData.dat file, as these are not table files.
  5. Retroarch Version: 1.3.6 Mame Core: MAME 0.174 (The core labeled Arcade (MAME) in the Core Updater) Steps: Open Retroarch and pull up the Main Menu (Press F1 if you are in-game). Load the Mame Core if it is not already loaded (check the bottom left of the screen for the currently loaded core). Navigate to Main Menu -> Quick Menu -> Options. In the Options menu, turn ON the following options (Image 1): Hide nag screen Hide gameinfo screen Hide warnings screen Navigate back to the Main Menu and select Save Current Config. Now, when you play an Arcade game with Retroarch, it will begin loading the rom immediately. Note: The nag screens, warning screens, and info screens are the screens that display before the rom is actually loaded (Image 2). These screens usually require a button press before the process is allowed to continue. These settings will not remove the arcade startup screens, display test screens, RAM check screens, hard disk load screens, etc. Images: Settings to change: Nag screen and gameinfo screen example:
  6. I was wondering if anyone has the Daphne core in Retroarch working? I have the daphne program working as a stand alone emulator in my launch box build, but it would be nice to see how this retroarch version works. I don't even know if the same files I'm using with the daphne emulator work with the retroarch core, or if it wants the arcade files.
  7. Hi guys, I have just watched the tutorial on how to play Game Cube and Wii games on LaunchBox and what I don't get is the way to layout the xbox 360 controller. I have done it as in the video but I suspect maybe when selecting "classic" instead of nunchuk you go under a sub-setup, not the main layout on the controller section? I have attached a couple of pics showing my configuration. Hope you guys can help Many thanks in advance!
  8. Hey guys, I have a PS4 controller and a Gamecube controller. I like to play Dolphin with the Gamecube controller, but once it's wired sometimes I give up to play to avoid the chance to fall, hit my head, and die when connecting the cable (or just to avoid fatigue). So I like to play with the wireless PS4 controller sometimes as well. For now I have two separated folders for dolphin (using the portable.txt) and I have 2 emulators set on Launchbox, each one with one config for controller. The problem is: I couldn't figure out how to merge the save files. Does anyone knows any other way that can I have 2 controller settings for dolphin and use on Launchbox/BB quickly?
  9. Please vote for this option here VOTE HERE Enable the ability to assign button combinations Enable assigning multiple buttons to the same hotkey I would like to get more keyboard/Controller/Mouse hotkey options For instance currently there is no hotkey: to go to next system to go to next alphabet letter to go to bottom of list to go to top of list to open options to edit a file **to mark a favorite** disable mouse **INTEGRATE MOUSE AND CONTROLLER** (make them act as 1) record a video take a snapshot Yet we already have a shortcut key to: Show status Show sources Show developers show publishers set star rating And there are odd shortcut keys like: Volume up = + but volume down = n Page down = next (I did check this and it works correctly) Also more abilities to quickly edit the location of image directories, this could be handled by xml, cfg, a built in program, or simply a bulk edit for the root of the images For example I have my Nintendo 64 images on d:\images\Nintendo 64 in all the sorted categories fron, back, clear logo, etc. The default location is d:\frontends\launchbox\images\Nintendo 64\Images, so if I could do a bulk edit feature and put in d:\images\Nintendo 64 and everything moves to that. Please vote for this option here VOTE HERE
  10. Hello all, lurker for a while and decided I better create an account. I did a search and don’t see any mention of a portable app. I been setting up Launchbox/BigBox on my main work PC for testing and configuration. Can I then move this (easily) to my dedicated arcade PC? Is the program a true portable app where I can just copy and paste? Just trying to figure out an easy way to do this.
  11. Hi everyone, I am a complete computer and arcade newbie and am having issues installing MAME onto my Launchbox. I get to the install screen (image 1). I click 'OK' then I get to the emulator screen and click "Close" but the emulator doesn't show up. Am i doing something wrong? Also when I try to add a ROM to launchbox nothing shows up either, it doesn't read the zip file. Can someone help me out or link me to a tutorial for loading MAME. I watched the launchbox video for mame but it doesnt tell me how to install the emulator.
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