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  1. Version 1.2.1

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    Added images to the Platform - D&D - Fanart folder so the main title in BigBox has artwork. If you already have the platform installed, instead of downloading the latest version, simply copy a few images you like from the ..\LaunchBox\Images\Playlists folders into the ..\LaunchBox\Images\Platforms\Dungeons & Dragons\Fanart folder. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The latest updates to this Dungeon & Dragons Platform include the following Added new playlists Added descriptions to all playlists Added new images to various playlists. Some minor corrections in the various file descriptions. In order to attach a playlist to the main Dungeons & Dragons Platform, perform the following steps within LaunchBox: On the left drop-down menu select Playlists Right-click on the a playlist and select EDIT. Click the Parents tab Check the box next to Dungeons & Dragons There is no need to place the Box-Front image into the Fanart-Background folder. To have the background image in LaunchBox be the same as the Box-Front image, perform the following steps: Click the Main Menu (the 3 horizontal lines) in the upper left-hand corner. Navigate to TOOL --> OPTIONS Click on Background Priorities and check the BOX-FRONT checkbox. Set the Default Background to Use Blown Up Art If you are missing artwork for the Video Games Playlist, do the following in LaunchBox: Open the D&D Video Games Playlist do CTRL+A to select all items in the playlist. Click the Main Menu (the 3 horizontal lines) in the upper left-hand corner. Select Download Metadata and Media. The D&D Video Games Playlist is by no means complete for every console and arcade title out there. It presently contains mostly PC games. If you have an extensive library, add any and all games you'd like to the playlist. If you want to add a description to the main D&D Platform, do the following in LaunchBox: Right-Click on the Dungeons & Dragons Platform and select EDIT. Click on the Notes tab. Paste the below description: Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro) since 1997. It was derived from miniature wargames with a variation of Chainmail serving as the initial rule system. D&D's publication is commonly recognized as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry. D&D departs from traditional wargaming and allows each player to create their own character to play instead of a military formation. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur, and playing the role of the inhabitants. The characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants, and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. In the process the characters earn experience points in order to rise in levels, and become increasingly powerful over a series of sessions. The early success of Dungeons & Dragons led to a proliferation of similar game systems. Despite the competition, D&D has remained as the market leader in the role-playing game industry. In 1977, the game was split into two branches: the relatively rules-light game system of basic Dungeons & Dragons and the more structured, rules-heavy game system of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as AD&D). AD&D 2nd Edition was published in 1989. In 2000, a new system was released as Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition; a revised version 3.5 was released in June 2003. These rules formed the basis of the d20 System which is available under the Open Game License (OGL) for use by other publishers. D&D 4th edition was released in June 2008. The 5th edition, the most recent, was released during the second half of 2014. As of 2004, Dungeons & Dragons remained the best-known and best-selling role-playing game, with an estimated 20 million people having played the game and more than US$1 billion in book and equipment sales. The game has been supplemented by many pre-made adventures as well as commercial campaign settings suitable for use by regular gaming groups. Dungeons & Dragons is known beyond the game for other D&D-branded products, references in popular culture, and some of the controversies that have surrounded it, particularly a moral panic in the 1980s falsely linking it to Satanism and suicide. The game has won multiple awards and has been translated into many languages beyond the original English. Please let me know if you encounter any issues with the release. Enjoy! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uploaded The FULL Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules LaunchBox Bolt-On file. Simply extract the archive to your Launchbox folder! No need to get it from the MEGA site any longer! Includes the necessary Rocket Launcher files for connecting the D&D platform with Rocket Launcher. This is in case you want to use Soda PDF Reader and Rocket Launcher with the D&D Platform but not necessary to run the D&D platform. Copy and Paste the files from the ..Images/Dungeons & Dragons/Box - Front folder into the Fanart - Background folder for the full D&D Platform layout/effect as seen in the screenshots. This was done to keep the uploaded RAR file smaller. If you're a Dungeons & Dragons player, enjoy reading the mythology, or simply enjoy the artwork, you may enjoy this LaunchBox system. The games within the system consist of Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks, gaming modules, cards, and boardgames from Original D&D all the way through the end of AD&D 2nd Edition (~1972-2000). This is not a video game system but a PDF e-reader system. THERE ARE NO D&D PDFs FOR DOWNLOAD, ONLY IMAGES AND DB FILES FOR USE WITH LAUNCHBOX! I will NOT provide you with PDFs, PC CD ISOs, or links to them. A simple Google search will return a lot of results. If you already possess the PC programs or PDF modules/books, this is simply an art-driven way to collect them all together and make it easy to find and launch for your gaming sessions. Simply put these files/folders into your LauchBox directory. ---------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND ---------------------------------------------- I've been working on a new LB Dungeons & Dragons system, for educational and historical preservation purposes (and for personal enjoyment), for quite some time now. I originally made it for my Hyperspin installation but finally decided to try it out for Launchbox. Once I saw how feature-rich LaunchBox is, I decided to rework this D&D system for LB. The FANART - BACKGROUND images are the SAME as the BOX - FRONT images so you can copy/paste the BOX - FRONT images to the FANART - BACKGROUND folder. There will definitely be updates to the filenames, images, and notes as I find misspellings, omissions, grammatical errors, and other mistakes. I did not type all the notes myself but found a lot of information and back-cover descriptions for each file on sites such as rpggeek.com, tsrbothgunsblazing.com, tomeoftreasures.com, waynesbooks.com, dmsguild.com, worthpoint.com, and several others. Much of the data on these sites had a lot of misspellings, omissions, and grammatical errors so I did my best in refining the data. You may be wondering how it works with a PDF reader. Well, I use Soda PDF with Rocket Launcher and it works amazing. Please search for and download Soda PDF reader (it's FREE!) version 7.2.03 and connect it to RocketLauncher. RocketLauncher already has built-in AHK files for Soda PDF which makes it super easy to run properly. I also like to view the PDFs in 3D as it has the nice page-turning effect. I've included several playlists that make up the various game settings such as Forgotten Realms, Planescape, Ravenloft, and DragonLance. As you can see in the examples, I use the front page of the manual as the background for the selected item. Using the FLIP feature, you may also view the artwork/descriptions from the backs of every item. I also included several background images and logos for the various playlists. It definitely needs more work to reach its full potential but I am happy with how it's turned out so far. I really hope you like the D&D Platform. Please let me know your thoughts on improving what I have already. If any of you awesome artists would like to contribute to this platform, by all means, please do so! NOTE: This system has not been set up with any custom BigBox themes except the 2 that come included with BigBox. If you use a custom theme, you'll need to move the images to the proper folders. I'm hoping, at some point, this D&D system can be part of the automatic downloads one receives when setting up a new platform.
  2. Hey everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful day. I've been working on a new LB Dungeons & Dragons system, mostly for personal enjoyment, for quite some time now. I originally made it for my Hyperspin installation but finally decided to try it out for Launchbox. Once I saw how feature-rich LaunchBox is, I decided to rework this D&D system for LB. I extracted the front and back images from all modules and manuals, reworked almost every filename so they are longer and more descriptive, and added NOTES/Descriptions for all 960 files. This took a LONG time but was totally worth it (it gave me something to do). I think I started on it in September and worked on it as I had time but the 1st draft is finally here for you all to enjoy. If you're a D&D fan or simply enjoy the artwork, I think you may enjoy this system. The games within the system consist of Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks, gaming modules, cards, and boardgames from Original D&D all the way through the end of AD&D 2nd Edition (~1972-2000). This is not a video game system but a PDF e-reader system. Of course, there will definitely be updates to the filenames, images, and notes as I find misspellings, omissions, grammatical errors, and other mistakes. I did not type all the notes myself but found a lot of information and back-cover descriptions for each file on sites such as rpggeek.com, tsrbothgunsblazing.com, tomeoftreasures.com, waynesbooks.com, dmsguild.com, worthpoint.com, and several others. Much of the data on these sites had a lot of misspellings, omissions, and grammatical errors so I did my best in refining the data. The images are quite large so each folder (front, back, background, etc.) of 960 images is around 2.5 GB. I am not sure if the community wants images in this size or if I should run them through some sort of image compression process so they are much smaller. I like having the originals but PLEASE LET ME KNOW how you would like them before I upload them Also, the painstaking effort of naming and describing every file was extremely time consuming. It would be awesome if there was some way to add not only the images but all the filenames (not the PDFs themselves of course) and notes to a online repository so others can simply download these images and notes files through the LB program. Of course, I will upload everything first so people can simply BOLT-ON the system and start enjoying it immediately but I wanted to get the admins' and users' responses for what I have so far. The whole system on my drive is over 8GB so I am sure it will need to be slimmed down quite a bit, You may be wondering how it works with a PDF reader. Well, I use Soda PDF with Rocket Launcher and it works amazing. I will detail how to set all that up once I post the files in the downloads section. I've included several playlists that make up the various game settings such as Forgotten Realms, Planescape, Ravenloft, and DragonLance. As you can see in the examples, I use the front page of the manual as the background for the selected item. Using the FLIP feature, you may also view the artwork/descriptions from the backs of every item. I also included several background images and logos for the various playlists. It definitely needs more work to reach its full potential but I am happy with how it's turned out so far. PLEASE Let me know your thoughts! I will be posting the bolt-on of this system soon. I just need to slim down the size (unless people want the originals). Here are examples of the system so far: Best regards, Larry
  3. Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules Platform View File Added images to the Platform - D&D - Fanart folder so the main title in BigBox has artwork. If you already have the platform installed, instead of downloading the latest version, simply copy a few images you like from the ..\LaunchBox\Images\Playlists folders into the ..\LaunchBox\Images\Platforms\Dungeons & Dragons\Fanart folder. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The latest updates to this Dungeon & Dragons Platform include the following Added new playlists Added descriptions to all playlists Added new images to various playlists. Some minor corrections in the various file descriptions. In order to attach a playlist to the main Dungeons & Dragons Platform, perform the following steps within LaunchBox: On the left drop-down menu select Playlists Right-click on the a playlist and select EDIT. Click the Parents tab Check the box next to Dungeons & Dragons There is no need to place the Box-Front image into the Fanart-Background folder. To have the background image in LaunchBox be the same as the Box-Front image, perform the following steps: Click the Main Menu (the 3 horizontal lines) in the upper left-hand corner. Navigate to TOOL --> OPTIONS Click on Background Priorities and check the BOX-FRONT checkbox. Set the Default Background to Use Blown Up Art If you are missing artwork for the Video Games Playlist, do the following in LaunchBox: Open the D&D Video Games Playlist do CTRL+A to select all items in the playlist. Click the Main Menu (the 3 horizontal lines) in the upper left-hand corner. Select Download Metadata and Media. The D&D Video Games Playlist is by no means complete for every console and arcade title out there. It presently contains mostly PC games. If you have an extensive library, add any and all games you'd like to the playlist. If you want to add a description to the main D&D Platform, do the following in LaunchBox: Right-Click on the Dungeons & Dragons Platform and select EDIT. Click on the Notes tab. Paste the below description: Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro) since 1997. It was derived from miniature wargames with a variation of Chainmail serving as the initial rule system. D&D's publication is commonly recognized as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry. D&D departs from traditional wargaming and allows each player to create their own character to play instead of a military formation. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur, and playing the role of the inhabitants. The characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants, and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. In the process the characters earn experience points in order to rise in levels, and become increasingly powerful over a series of sessions. The early success of Dungeons & Dragons led to a proliferation of similar game systems. Despite the competition, D&D has remained as the market leader in the role-playing game industry. In 1977, the game was split into two branches: the relatively rules-light game system of basic Dungeons & Dragons and the more structured, rules-heavy game system of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as AD&D). AD&D 2nd Edition was published in 1989. In 2000, a new system was released as Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition; a revised version 3.5 was released in June 2003. These rules formed the basis of the d20 System which is available under the Open Game License (OGL) for use by other publishers. D&D 4th edition was released in June 2008. The 5th edition, the most recent, was released during the second half of 2014. As of 2004, Dungeons & Dragons remained the best-known and best-selling role-playing game, with an estimated 20 million people having played the game and more than US$1 billion in book and equipment sales. The game has been supplemented by many pre-made adventures as well as commercial campaign settings suitable for use by regular gaming groups. Dungeons & Dragons is known beyond the game for other D&D-branded products, references in popular culture, and some of the controversies that have surrounded it, particularly a moral panic in the 1980s falsely linking it to Satanism and suicide. The game has won multiple awards and has been translated into many languages beyond the original English. Please let me know if you encounter any issues with the release. Enjoy! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uploaded The FULL Dungeons & Dragons Manuals & Modules LaunchBox Bolt-On file. Simply extract the archive to your Launchbox folder! No need to get it from the MEGA site any longer! Includes the necessary Rocket Launcher files for connecting the D&D platform with Rocket Launcher. This is in case you want to use Soda PDF Reader and Rocket Launcher with the D&D Platform but not necessary to run the D&D platform. Copy and Paste the files from the ..Images/Dungeons & Dragons/Box - Front folder into the Fanart - Background folder for the full D&D Platform layout/effect as seen in the screenshots. This was done to keep the uploaded RAR file smaller. If you're a Dungeons & Dragons player, enjoy reading the mythology, or simply enjoy the artwork, you may enjoy this LaunchBox system. The games within the system consist of Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks, gaming modules, cards, and boardgames from Original D&D all the way through the end of AD&D 2nd Edition (~1972-2000). This is not a video game system but a PDF e-reader system. THERE ARE NO D&D PDFs FOR DOWNLOAD, ONLY IMAGES AND DB FILES FOR USE WITH LAUNCHBOX! I will NOT provide you with PDFs, PC CD ISOs, or links to them. A simple Google search will return a lot of results. If you already possess the PC programs or PDF modules/books, this is simply an art-driven way to collect them all together and make it easy to find and launch for your gaming sessions. Simply put these files/folders into your LauchBox directory. ---------------------------------------------- BACKGROUND ---------------------------------------------- I've been working on a new LB Dungeons & Dragons system, for educational and historical preservation purposes (and for personal enjoyment), for quite some time now. I originally made it for my Hyperspin installation but finally decided to try it out for Launchbox. Once I saw how feature-rich LaunchBox is, I decided to rework this D&D system for LB. The FANART - BACKGROUND images are the SAME as the BOX - FRONT images so you can copy/paste the BOX - FRONT images to the FANART - BACKGROUND folder. There will definitely be updates to the filenames, images, and notes as I find misspellings, omissions, grammatical errors, and other mistakes. I did not type all the notes myself but found a lot of information and back-cover descriptions for each file on sites such as rpggeek.com, tsrbothgunsblazing.com, tomeoftreasures.com, waynesbooks.com, dmsguild.com, worthpoint.com, and several others. Much of the data on these sites had a lot of misspellings, omissions, and grammatical errors so I did my best in refining the data. You may be wondering how it works with a PDF reader. Well, I use Soda PDF with Rocket Launcher and it works amazing. Please search for and download Soda PDF reader (it's FREE!) version 7.2.03 and connect it to RocketLauncher. RocketLauncher already has built-in AHK files for Soda PDF which makes it super easy to run properly. I also like to view the PDFs in 3D as it has the nice page-turning effect. I've included several playlists that make up the various game settings such as Forgotten Realms, Planescape, Ravenloft, and DragonLance. As you can see in the examples, I use the front page of the manual as the background for the selected item. Using the FLIP feature, you may also view the artwork/descriptions from the backs of every item. I also included several background images and logos for the various playlists. It definitely needs more work to reach its full potential but I am happy with how it's turned out so far. I really hope you like the D&D Platform. Please let me know your thoughts on improving what I have already. If any of you awesome artists would like to contribute to this platform, by all means, please do so! NOTE: This system has not been set up with any custom BigBox themes except the 2 that come included with BigBox. If you use a custom theme, you'll need to move the images to the proper folders. I'm hoping, at some point, this D&D system can be part of the automatic downloads one receives when setting up a new platform. Submitter malarrya Submitted 12/25/2018 Category Platform Media  
  4. Hello! From your Bitbucket: So, I'll put my request here. @Jason Carr, could you add a support of multiple manuals, please? A lot of old games have manuals, guides, maps and so on. Thank you for this awesome software!
  5. It took a little investigating to find a pdf viewer that supported both full-screen [upon opening] and a minimal footprint (sorry new Foxit reader versions). It turns out SumatraPDF does all of this with a few quick settings to set. Download (installer / portable zip , 32-bit / 64-bit ) I used the portable version. Put it somewhere you don't mind making it's permanent home. Run it once to create the necessary settings config file. Open the SumatraPDF-settings plain-text config file. Ensure the following settings are set: Set Esc key to escape the program EscToExit = true Under "FixedPageUI"... comment out the background line to turn off what is essentially a colored overlay on the pdf #BackgroundColor = #ffffff The only way to set the actual background behind the pdf is to set the following. I set a slight gradient but a single black #000000 can be set as well. GradientColors = #111111 #000000 A single whole page at a time as the default view DefaultDisplayMode = single page Set fullscreen as the default WindowState = 3 Obviously you'll need to set this as your default PDF viewer. This isn't tremendously difficult, but I'm sure others are looking for a possible solution to a front-end "hands-off"-ish manual viewing in BigBox. Esc is then set for exiting and the arrow keys will change pages. Set these with your controller(s) and your front-end solution should be good until there's a local pdf solution.
  6. This video is basically demonstrating FASM's method of viewing manuals, I did not come up with it though I did do some tweaks. There wasn't any videos of it in action, so.. here ya go! Everything you see is being inputed by my Xbox One controller ONLY. Perfect for that home console feel! Using the guide FASM wrote over at https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topi... but with some tweaks to the interface and I've also added Controller Companion in the background to control .pdf files so it all works seamlessly. Controller companion even auto-opens only on .PDF files and auto closes as well so no background tasks going on when you're not using it. Also, the manuals will fill the entire fullscreen, no borders or anything to show that it's being ran off a .PDF viewer. Another thing, the reason Morrowind doesn't fill the entire screen is because the manual was shaped like a PS2 manual! Final Fantasy VII was a PSX manual shaped like a square Let me know what you think, I can try to write out a detailed tutorial if anyone is interested!
  7. Bedwyr

    GBA Manuals

    I noticed that neither Emumovies or the games database has manuals for the GB Advance. While minor, I thought it odd. I looked on ReplacementDocs and saw that they had many of the library's manuals, though I'm not sure if the content is supposed to be black and white with color cover (at least for the Advance Wars manual I downloaded). Is there a story there or is the platform just behind in getting fully kitted out within the community?
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