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  1. Version 0.1.3

    83 downloads

    OFILb (Obby's Flashpoint Importer for LaunchBox) OFILb (pronounced "Awful-B") is an open-source importer tool for LaunchBox that allows one to add games and playlists from BlueMaxima's Flashpoint project to their collection. It is fully automated and only requires the user to provide the paths to the LaunchBox/Flashpoint installs, choose which Platforms/Playlists they wish to import, and select between a few import mode options. Once the import is started the current progress is displayed and any errors that occur are shown to the user, with resolvable errors including a prompt for what the user would like to do. After the process has completed LaunchBox can be started and the games from Flashpoint can be played like those from any other Platform. For Platforms, the importer is capable of importing each game along with any additional apps, images, and most of the metadata fields (i.e. Title, Description, etc, see below). Function This utility makes use of its sister project CLIFp (Command-line Interface for Flashpoint) to allow LaunchBox to actually start and exit the games correctly. It is automatically deployed into your Flashpoint installation (updated if necessary) at the end of a successful import and the latest version of CLIFp will be included in each release of this utility so it is not generally something the end-user needs to concern themselves with. Before making any changes to your LaunchBox collection any XML files that will be altered are automatically backed up (only one backup is maintained at once so any previous backup will be overwritten) and if any unrecoverable errors occur during the import any partial changes are reverted and the backups are restored; however, while LaunchBox itself also makes periodic backups of your XML data it is strongly suggested that you consider making a manual backup of your LaunchBox\Data folder to be safe. No responsibility is held for the loss of data due to use of this tool. OFILb can safely be used multiple times on the same collection to update the selected Platforms and Playlists if they have already been imported previously. The method with which to handle existing entries is selected within the program before each import. The import time will vary, correlated with how many Platforms/Playlists you have selected. Importing the entire collection usually takes 5-10 minutes but can take longer with a more basic PC. You will still be able to use the standard Flashpoint launcher as normal after completing an import. Compatability Flashpoint Infinity/Flashpoint Ultimate This tool was made with the express purpose of using it with Flashpoint Ultimate (i.e. all games/animations pre-downloaded), but since the 0.2 rewrite of CLIFp it should work with Infinity as well. Just note that use with Infinity is largely untested. General While testing for 100% compatibility is infeasible given the size of Flashpoint, OFILb was designed with full compatibility in mind; however, the importer itself only provides access to the games and their related playlists within Flashpoint, not the animations, since LaunchBox is primarily a games frontend. The ":message:" feature of Flashpoint, commonly used to automatically show usage instructions for some games before they are started, is supported. The entries that use it are added as additional-apps to their respective games as they once were when Flashpoint came packaged with LaunchBox. All messages are displayed in a pop-up dialog via CLIFp. Viewing extras (which are simply a folder) is also supported and the corresponding additional apps that open these folders will be added when importing a platform. Since Flashpoint originally used LaunchBox as its launcher most fields within Flashpoint have a one-to-one equivalent (or close enough equivalent) LaunchBox field. That being said there are a few fields that are unique to Flashpoint that do not have matching field and so they are simply excluded during the import, resulting in a relatively minor loss of information for each game in your collection. Version Matching Each release of this application targets a specific version or versions of BlueMaxima's Flashpoint and while newer releases will sometimes contain general improvements to functionality, they will largely be created to match the changes made between each Flashpoint release and therefore maintain compatibility. These matches are shown below: Using a version of OFILb that does not target the version of Flashpoint you wish to use it with is highly discouraged as some features may not work correctly or at all and in some cases the utility may fail to function entirely or even damage the Flashpoint install it is used with. Metadata Fields Currently the following fields in LaunchBox will be populated for each game, which is limited by what is available within Flashpoint: Title Series Developer Publisher Platform Sort Title Date Added Date Modified Broken Flag Play Mode Status Region Notes Source Release Date Version Usage Primary Usage 1. Ensure Flashpoint and LaunchBox are both not running 2. Manually specify or browse for the path to your LaunchBox install, the utility will let you know if there are any problems. If everything is OK the icon next to the install path will change to a green check 3. Manually specify or browse for the path to your Flashpoint install, the utility will let you know if there are any problems. If everything is OK the icon next to the install path will change to a green check 4. The lists of available Platforms and Playlists will quickly load 5. Select which Platforms and Playlists you want to import. Existing entries that are considered an update will be highlighted in green 5. If any entries you have selected are for updates you may select update mode settings. These are described with the nearby Help button in the program, but here is a basic overview of their differences: (Exclusive) New Only - Only adds new games (Exclusive) New & Existing - Adds new games and updates the non-user specific metadata for games already in your collection (Applies to either of the above) Remove Missing - Removes any games from your collection for the selected Platforms that are no longer in Flashpoint 6. Select a method to handle game images. These are described with the nearby Help button in the program, but here is a basic overview of their differences: LaunchBox Copy - Copies all relevant images from Flashpoint into your LaunchBox install LaunchBox Symlink - Creates a symbolic link to all relevant images from Flashpoint into your LaunchBox install Flashpoint Symlink - Moves all relevant images from Flashpoint into your LaunchBox install and then creates a symbolic link to each of them back in their original locations within your Flashpoint install 7. Press the "Start Import" button The symbolic link related options for handling images require the importer to be run as an administrator or for you to enable Developer Mode within Windows 10 Example: Other Features If for whatever reason you want to only deploy or update CLIFp there is an option for doing so in the Tools menu You can select whether or not you want to include "Explicit" games in each import session using the relevant check-able option in the Tools menu The playlist import feature is "smart" in the sense that it won't include games that you aren't importing. So if you only want to import the Flash platform for example and a couple playlists, you wont have to worry about useless entries in the playlist that point to games from other platforms Limitations Although general compatibility is quite high, compatibility with every single title cannot be assured. Issues with a title or group of titles will be fixed as they are discovered The "smart" feature of the Playlist import portion of the tool has the drawback that only games that were included in the same import will be considered for that playlist. If you previously imported a Platform and now want to import a Playlist that contains games from that Platform you must make sure you select it again for it to be updated/re-imported in order for those games to be added to that Playlist. This is to avoid significantly decreasing Playlist import speed, but a solution to also scan for existing game imports when parsing playlists will likely be added as an opt-in option in the future. If you are using Infinity you will be able to play any game that is imported, even if it hasn't been played yet in Flashpoint; images for the games however will not be present until they've been seen/loaded in Flashpoint at least once and require the importer to be ran again afterwards. The requirement to have the images load in Flashpoint's launcher first is one I can do nothing about, but I hope to eventually make it so you don't need to run the importer again if you're using the LaunchBox symlink option for images. Help/Bugs/Feature requests If you have a bug or feature request I ask that you submit an issue on the GitHub page for this tool, but if you just want to ask a question, discuss the tool in general, or are having issues getting it working for reasons you don't think are due to a bug then please just make a post here. Since sometimes the line between the two can be blurry don't feel afraid to use the wrong system, it isn't a huge deal. GitHub OFILb: https://github.com/oblivioncth/OFILb CLIFp: https://github.com/oblivioncth/CLIFp
  2. Obby's Flashpoint Importer for LaunchBox View File OFILb (Obby's Flashpoint Importer for LaunchBox) OFILb (pronounced "Awful-B") is an open-source importer tool for LaunchBox that allows one to add games and playlists from BlueMaxima's Flashpoint project to their collection. It is fully automated and only requires the user to provide the paths to the LaunchBox/Flashpoint installs, choose which Platforms/Playlists they wish to import, and select between a few import mode options. Once the import is started the current progress is displayed and any errors that occur are shown to the user, with resolvable errors including a prompt for what the user would like to do. After the process has completed LaunchBox can be started and the games from Flashpoint can be played like those from any other Platform. For Platforms, the importer is capable of importing each game along with any additional apps, images, and most of the metadata fields (i.e. Title, Description, etc, see below). Function This utility makes use of its sister project CLIFp (Command-line Interface for Flashpoint) to allow LaunchBox to actually start and exit the games correctly. It is automatically deployed into your Flashpoint installation (updated if necessary) at the end of a successful import and the latest version of CLIFp will be included in each release of this utility so it is not generally something the end-user needs to concern themselves with. Before making any changes to your LaunchBox collection any XML files that will be altered are automatically backed up (only one backup is maintained at once so any previous backup will be overwritten) and if any unrecoverable errors occur during the import any partial changes are reverted and the backups are restored; however, while LaunchBox itself also makes periodic backups of your XML data it is strongly suggested that you consider making a manual backup of your LaunchBox\Data folder to be safe. No responsibility is held for the loss of data due to use of this tool. OFILb can safely be used multiple times on the same collection to update the selected Platforms and Playlists if they have already been imported previously. The method with which to handle existing entries is selected within the program before each import. The import time will vary, correlated with how many Platforms/Playlists you have selected. Importing the entire collection usually takes 5-10 minutes but can take longer with a more basic PC. You will still be able to use the standard Flashpoint launcher as normal after completing an import. Compatability Flashpoint Infinity/Flashpoint Ultimate This tool was made with the express purpose of using it with Flashpoint Ultimate (i.e. all games/animations pre-downloaded), but since the 0.2 rewrite of CLIFp it should work with Infinity as well. Just note that use with Infinity is largely untested. General While testing for 100% compatibility is infeasible given the size of Flashpoint, OFILb was designed with full compatibility in mind; however, the importer itself only provides access to the games and their related playlists within Flashpoint, not the animations, since LaunchBox is primarily a games frontend. The ":message:" feature of Flashpoint, commonly used to automatically show usage instructions for some games before they are started, is supported. The entries that use it are added as additional-apps to their respective games as they once were when Flashpoint came packaged with LaunchBox. All messages are displayed in a pop-up dialog via CLIFp. Viewing extras (which are simply a folder) is also supported and the corresponding additional apps that open these folders will be added when importing a platform. Since Flashpoint originally used LaunchBox as its launcher most fields within Flashpoint have a one-to-one equivalent (or close enough equivalent) LaunchBox field. That being said there are a few fields that are unique to Flashpoint that do not have matching field and so they are simply excluded during the import, resulting in a relatively minor loss of information for each game in your collection. Version Matching Each release of this application targets a specific version or versions of BlueMaxima's Flashpoint and while newer releases will sometimes contain general improvements to functionality, they will largely be created to match the changes made between each Flashpoint release and therefore maintain compatibility. These matches are shown below: Using a version of OFILb that does not target the version of Flashpoint you wish to use it with is highly discouraged as some features may not work correctly or at all and in some cases the utility may fail to function entirely or even damage the Flashpoint install it is used with. Metadata Fields Currently the following fields in LaunchBox will be populated for each game, which is limited by what is available within Flashpoint: Title Series Developer Publisher Platform Sort Title Date Added Date Modified Broken Flag Play Mode Status Region Notes Source Release Date Version Usage Primary Usage 1. Ensure Flashpoint and LaunchBox are both not running 2. Manually specify or browse for the path to your LaunchBox install, the utility will let you know if there are any problems. If everything is OK the icon next to the install path will change to a green check 3. Manually specify or browse for the path to your Flashpoint install, the utility will let you know if there are any problems. If everything is OK the icon next to the install path will change to a green check 4. The lists of available Platforms and Playlists will quickly load 5. Select which Platforms and Playlists you want to import. Existing entries that are considered an update will be highlighted in green 5. If any entries you have selected are for updates you may select update mode settings. These are described with the nearby Help button in the program, but here is a basic overview of their differences: (Exclusive) New Only - Only adds new games (Exclusive) New & Existing - Adds new games and updates the non-user specific metadata for games already in your collection (Applies to either of the above) Remove Missing - Removes any games from your collection for the selected Platforms that are no longer in Flashpoint 6. Select a method to handle game images. These are described with the nearby Help button in the program, but here is a basic overview of their differences: LaunchBox Copy - Copies all relevant images from Flashpoint into your LaunchBox install LaunchBox Symlink - Creates a symbolic link to all relevant images from Flashpoint into your LaunchBox install Flashpoint Symlink - Moves all relevant images from Flashpoint into your LaunchBox install and then creates a symbolic link to each of them back in their original locations within your Flashpoint install 7. Press the "Start Import" button The symbolic link related options for handling images require the importer to be run as an administrator or for you to enable Developer Mode within Windows 10 Example: Other Features If for whatever reason you want to only deploy or update CLIFp there is an option for doing so in the Tools menu You can select whether or not you want to include "Explicit" games in each import session using the relevant check-able option in the Tools menu The playlist import feature is "smart" in the sense that it won't include games that you aren't importing. So if you only want to import the Flash platform for example and a couple playlists, you wont have to worry about useless entries in the playlist that point to games from other platforms Limitations Although general compatibility is quite high, compatibility with every single title cannot be assured. Issues with a title or group of titles will be fixed as they are discovered The "smart" feature of the Playlist import portion of the tool has the drawback that only games that were included in the same import will be considered for that playlist. If you previously imported a Platform and now want to import a Playlist that contains games from that Platform you must make sure you select it again for it to be updated/re-imported in order for those games to be added to that Playlist. This is to avoid significantly decreasing Playlist import speed, but a solution to also scan for existing game imports when parsing playlists will likely be added as an opt-in option in the future. If you are using Infinity you will be able to play any game that is imported, even if it hasn't been played yet in Flashpoint; images for the games however will not be present until they've been seen/loaded in Flashpoint at least once and require the importer to be ran again afterwards. The requirement to have the images load in Flashpoint's launcher first is one I can do nothing about, but I hope to eventually make it so you don't need to run the importer again if you're using the LaunchBox symlink option for images. Help/Bugs/Feature requests If you have a bug or feature request I ask that you submit an issue on the GitHub page for this tool, but if you just want to ask a question, discuss the tool in general, or are having issues getting it working for reasons you don't think are due to a bug then please just make a post here. Since sometimes the line between the two can be blurry don't feel afraid to use the wrong system, it isn't a huge deal. GitHub OFILb: https://github.com/oblivioncth/OFILb CLIFp: https://github.com/oblivioncth/CLIFp Submitter oblivioncth Submitted 08/27/2020 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  3. Version 4.1.1

    2,523 downloads

    This is a MASSIVE collection of clear logos focusing on Genres (categories) and with some Collections included. There is a download pack for 40 different platforms. There are 1000'S of clear logos in this collection. They work fine with all the available themes that I've tried. There is a separate download pack for each platform. Each downloaded zip contains 2 folders (one is a folder with the clear logos which is pretty much a drag-n-drop thing, the 2nd is a folder with matching playlists (auto-generated) if you wish to try them, (keep in mind the playlists are far from perfect and still being updated), along with Readme.txt that explains where everything goes. I was inspired to do this when I switched to the Retro Console Theme by cemfundog and some logo work done by scooter1974. It got me started when I wanted to create a couple for myself and well, that couple just keeps growing now.... Thanks to both of you for your help. Per request, I added the complete set in a single file called for easier downloading. It contains everything that's in all the individual downloads. (Problems with LB's website, had to upload to g-drive) Complete Collection v4.1.1.7z You can get the matching videos here: Extreme Gamer Collection (works with COLORFUL and most other themes) Ultimate Playlist Beginner Setup Guide & Starter Collection (with New Video Sets, smaller in size and easier to download) Massive #1 - 100's of Videos that match these clear logos - The screenshots above are NOT using the matching videos Massive #2 - Another set of almost 500 genre/category Videos that match these - Cemfundog and I collaborated on this and using his design I created these to go with his animated Retro Console Theme v2. TV Commercial Platform Videos Download Retro Console Theme: Retro Console Theme or Retro Console Theme V2 These logos really pop if you set BigBox to use Platform Categories as the view. Of course, the better your genres are defined, the better your playlists (and logos) will work for you. That's why I included my matching playlists to help you get started if you have been putting it off like I did for years..haha. Make copies or backups of your files (the one mentioned in the Readme) then you can try these and if you don't like them, you can delete them and easily put things back like you had them. As it stands right now, there are close to 20,000 files in the collection. If you are working with limited storage space, you can always download the systems you need, pick out the ones you want to use and delete the rest. Each system download has the same content concerning the genres/categories, meaning if one system has a clear logo for "Baseball", every system will have a clear logo for "Baseball. I done it this way so if you add a new game and you choose a new genre for it that is new to your setup, and the genre files have already been installed from here, they will be picked up automatically for you. (If I create a new category, genre or collection, it will be added it to all the systems.) Concerning the Play Mode images: I have tried to make all the images that pertain to the # of players, local, online, single player, multiple player, local co-op, split screen, 2-Player Alternating, etc., specific to each individual platform. Like the Xbox 360 images have 360 controllers on them or the Wii U images have a Wii U on one side and the Wii U Controller on the other. Just a added touch. All systems will play mode images for up to 8 players (starting in version 2) in both Simultaneous and Alternating, so I tried to fit many different setups, as we all have have different likes. My objective it to finish through my library with the genres I have, then I will either begin all over again maybe focusing on Collections I have or try to make matching video snaps, not sure yet. I will try to accept requests now for other genres/categories....I ask you be patient as I am only one old feller and I'll do the best I can. PLEASE keep requests to things that will have at least 5-10 games that will pertain to it. I am trying to focus it around single word genre/categories best I can. This is a work-in-progress and on-going I'm sure. The better the metadata, the better searches and organization it makes. Here are the systems included so far: (Updated to v4 on 06-15-20) 3DO Interactive Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Atari 7800 Atari Jaguar Atari Lynx Atari ST ColecoVision Commodore Amiga Mattel Intellivision Microsoft Xbox Microsoft Xbox 360 NEC TurboGrafx-16 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo DS Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy Advance Nintendo Game Boy Color Nintendo GameCube Nintendo Switch Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U ScummVM Sega 32X Sega CD Sega Dreamcast Sega Game Gear Sega Genesis Sega Saturn Sharp X68000 - NEW SNK Neo Geo AES SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color Sony Playstation Sony Playstation 2 Sony Playstation 3 Sony Playstation 4 (no playlists) - New emulators are starting to show progress now so just preparing Sony PSP Super Nintendo Entertainment System Windows Wonderswan Color Feel free to leave comments, questions and suggestions and I will get back as soon as I can.
  4. Version 1.0.1

    381 downloads

    I've recently been clarifying and curating the genre list in my collection to be as intuitive as possible. I eventually simplified it down to 21 categories where each game had 1 genre. Problem is, when it was time to check out the playlist I made, many did not have a clear logo. I decided to try my hand at making some! The idea was to take an iconic game logo/boxart/title screen and turn it into the genre logo. This is my first time taking on a project like this, so comments and criticism is more than welcome! __LogoShowcase.mp4
  5. Iconic Genre Playlist Clear Logo Set View File I've recently been clarifying and curating the genre list in my collection to be as intuitive as possible. I eventually simplified it down to 21 categories where each game had 1 genre. Problem is, when it was time to check out the playlist I made, many did not have a clear logo. I decided to try my hand at making some! The idea was to take an iconic game logo/boxart/title screen and turn it into the genre logo. This is my first time taking on a project like this, so comments and criticism is more than welcome! __LogoShowcase.mp4 Submitter Yorrick36 Submitted 09/08/2020 Category Playlist Clear Logos  
  6. Or... are PlaylistId's even needed in playlists? LB seems to be able to load playlists that don't have a PlaylistId. I'm writing external code to generate playlists and am wondering what to do about the PlaylistId for each playlist. Any suggestions?
  7. Version 1.0.0

    56 downloads

    This logo is useful if you have have configured a Platform Category to hold all of your playlists. It's a small contribution compared to the great works of others on the site, but I thought others could use it too. I found the white version to look better, but you have a choice of white or black.
  8. Playlists (Platform Category) Clear Logo View File This logo is useful if you have have configured a Platform Category to hold all of your playlists. It's a small contribution compared to the great works of others on the site, but I thought others could use it too. I found the white version to look better, but you have a choice of white or black. Submitter Corgan Submitted 05/23/2020 Category Playlist Clear Logos  
  9. Hi there, I'm using version 10.14. I imported a bunch of mame games and then did the "Create Missing Arcade/MAME Playlists". All I have is 1 platform: Arcade. And a bunch of different playlist types. Also did finish the "Download Platform/Playlist Theme Videos." Everything looks fine in Launchbox, I can see the clear logos of each playlist, but when I go to Bigbox and hit the "show Playlists" button, nothing shows up. If I use the arrow keys, it feels like I can scroll through them because I hear the sound of scrolling, but the playlist logos are not showing up. I already did refresh Image cache and force all images. Not sure what else to do. Any help is appreciated. See attached screenshot.
  10. Version 1.0.28

    2,446 downloads

    These are redesigned from my other videos that match my Clear Logos packs. Cemfundog and I collaborated on this and using his design I created these to go with his animated Retro Console Theme v2. They may or may not work with other themes, I haven't checked. These are also much smaller in file size. Since they are individual files, you can download just the ones you want. There are a some samples videos below. (screenshots really don't let you experience the "video" portion). Link to the matching Clear Logos: 1000's of Clear Logos focusing on Genres/Categories Other video sets I have made NEW - Extreme Gamer Collection (center based, works with COLORFUL and most other themes) Ultimate Playlist Beginner Setup Guide & Starter Collection (with New Video Sets, smaller in size and easier to download) MASSIVE - 100's of Full Sized Videos focusing on Genre/Categories TV Commercial Platform Videos Download Retro Console Theme: Retro Console Theme or Retro Console Theme V2 (I use this one) The videos look pretty amazing with the Retro Console Theme v2. The videos specs are: 1920x1080 30-40 seconds (looping) Title bounces in at 15 seconds These are simple drag-n-drop into your: "...\Launchbox\Videos\Playlists\" directory. I will be uploading them by letter ("A's", then "B's", etc.) as I get them done. (This time I done the "Play Modes" first as asked for) I hope you enjoy them and a big thanks to cemfundog for his awesome themes. Feel free to leave me some feedback, review, comments, questions and suggestions and I will get back as soon as I can. All Games.mp4 Avatar.mp4 Split Screen.mp4 8-Player Alternating.mp4 Demolition Derby.mp4
  11. Version 1.0.1

    1,004 downloads

    Someone asked me to post this to help them get their playlists set up after seeing one of my rigs. I thought it might be helpful to others as well. If you have ever wanted to get into using the Playlists features in BigBox the easy way, this just might be what you've been looking for. A huge thanks goes out to Viking for giving me permission to use some of his videos to incorporate into these sets. He does absolutely amazing work! Thank you Sir! Here is a short video showing what you will (sorta) have when you are finished (we all have different games): The videos used are a new design and are different from my other sets. There are links to those below. I am using the Retro Console Theme v2 for this guide, but the principles are the same and should work with most of the current themes, but the videos snaps used in the guide are more geared towards those themes that offer left sided Vertical Wheels. If you follow the entire guide, after your finished you will be a Pro with how Launchbox uses the playlists, videos, clear logos, etc.. If you are new to Launchbox or how the playlists, images, videos, etc., work in Launchbox, I strongly suggest that you start out using the Retro Console Theme (or v2) to set everything up. This will give you what is in the sample video. After you have it all set up, and you know everything is working, you can experiment with different themes, video sets, playlists, etc.. Here is how to do it: After you have Launchbox installed and all your games imported, make a backup or a copy of your entire Launchbox folder so you can always go back if you make a mistake. The path should be something like "c:\program files\launchbox", depending on where you installed Launchbox. First thing to do is to download one of the Retro Console Themes, they can be found here: Retro Console Theme or Retro Console Theme V2 After you have the theme installed and working as you like, change your views in the theme to the following: Default Startup View: Platform Categories Games List View: Vertical Wheel 2 Platforms List View: Platform Wheel 4 - (you can always change these later to your personal tastes) - To get to these settings: <ESC> on your keyboard, go down to Options, then Views, then press <ENTER> Next you need to download the following 4 files: Complete Clear Logo Set.zip - (visit the post to download them individually or by set) Complete Ultimate Platforms Video (at the bottom of the Download this file list) Complete Ultimate Platform Categories Video (at the bottom of the Download this file list) Complete Ultimate Playlists Video Set.zip.mp4 (at the bottom of the Download this file list) (All the files can be downloaded individually if you prefer using the Download this file button) After all the files have been downloaded, the first thing you need to do is rename the three downloaded VIDEO files (you need to remove the .mp4 from the end of them). So, "Complete Ultimate Playlists Video Set.zip.mp4" will be renamed to "Complete Ultimate Playlists Video Set.zip" and so on. (I had to do this to allow me to upload the complete set as a zip file. This section of the forums doesn't allow .zip extensions). Make sure to do the 3 of them before trying to extract them. After they have been renamed, extract all 4 files. When you extract the Complete Clear Logo Set.zip, it will be the close to 500 individual sets of zipped files that are .7z and will have to be extracted again. (I had to do this for upload/download size because the forum didn't accept the .7z format) Now using the Readme.txt in the extracted folders, drop-n-drag everything where it needs to go. Once you get everything copied into its proper place, open BigBox and go into the settings and "Refresh All Images" -To get to these settings: <ESC> on your keyboard, go down to Options, then Image Cache, then press <ENTER>, then down to "Refresh All Images" and press <ENTER> Note: BigBox will be a bit slow at first as all the new images need to load and cached, this is normal, after everything is cached up it'll be good-to-go. Don't forget to configure your controller so you can easily switch between Platforms, Platform Categories, Playlists, etc.. This is a super simple way to get started with using playlists and genres/categories. I hope this has been helpful. Now you can fully customize as your heart desires with different themes, modifying your genre/category data of your games, playlists, videos, etc.. If you add new games or have games that are not appearing in your new playlist setup, go to the game in Launchbox, right-click on it and select "edit" and change the genre(s) to match the categories you would like it to appear in from the drop-down. Launchbox should update all your playlists for you! If you add any new genre(s) and create new additional auto-generated playlists, each one will need a new clear logo (for each platform used) and a video snap created for it in order to match this set. I will try to upload all my templates later so you can make your own clear logos and videos after I get everything done. I will try to do requests, but try to make them for genres that have at least 5-10 games through out all the platforms. If you have modified or customized playlists, you can add these, but be careful not to over-write your current ones. Links to my clear logo packs and other videos sets - you can download them individually or by collection: Clear Logo Sets NEW - Extreme Gamer Collection Videos (works with COLORFUL and most other themes) Massive #1 Videos - full screen videos Massive #2 Videos - made for Retro Console Theme V2 using matching fonts, etc. TV Commercial Platform Videos Please leave questions, suggestions, comments & reviews below and I will get back as soon as I can.
  12. Ultimate Playlist Beginner Setup Guide & Starter Collection (with New Video Set) View File Someone asked me to post this to help them get their playlists set up after seeing one of my rigs. I thought it might be helpful to others as well. If you have ever wanted to get into using the Playlists features in BigBox the easy way, this just might be what you've been looking for. A huge thanks goes out to Viking for giving me permission to use some of his videos to incorporate into these sets. He does absolutely amazing work! Thank you Sir! Here is a short video showing what you will (sorta) have when you are finished (we all have different games): The videos used are a new design and are different from my other sets. There are links to those below. I am using the Retro Console Theme v2 for this guide, but the principles are the same and should work with most of the current themes, but the videos snaps used in the guide are more geared towards those themes that offer left sided Vertical Wheels. If you follow the entire guide, after your finished you will be a Pro with how Launchbox uses the playlists, videos, clear logos, etc.. If you are new to Launchbox or how the playlists, images, videos, etc., work in Launchbox, I strongly suggest that you start out using the Retro Console Theme (or v2) to set everything up. This will give you what is in the sample video. After you have it all set up, and you know everything is working, you can experiment with different themes, video sets, playlists, etc.. Here is how to do it: After you have Launchbox installed and all your games imported, make a backup or a copy of your entire Launchbox folder so you can always go back if you make a mistake. The path should be something like "c:\program files\launchbox", depending on where you installed Launchbox. First thing to do is to download one of the Retro Console Themes, they can be found here: Retro Console Theme or Retro Console Theme V2 After you have the theme installed and working as you like, change your views in the theme to the following: Default Startup View: Platform Categories Games List View: Vertical Wheel 2 Platforms List View: Platform Wheel 4 - (you can always change these later to your personal tastes) - To get to these settings: <ESC> on your keyboard, go down to Options, then Views, then press <ENTER> Next you need to download the following 4 files: Complete Clear Logo Set.zip - (visit the post to download them individually or by set) Complete Ultimate Platforms Video (at the bottom of the Download this file list) Complete Ultimate Platform Categories Video (at the bottom of the Download this file list) Complete Ultimate Playlists Video Set.zip.mp4 (at the bottom of the Download this file list) (All the files can be downloaded individually if you prefer using the Download this file button) After all the files have been downloaded, the first thing you need to do is rename the three downloaded VIDEO files (you need to remove the .mp4 from the end of them). So, "Complete Ultimate Playlists Video Set.zip.mp4" will be renamed to "Complete Ultimate Playlists Video Set.zip" and so on. (I had to do this to allow me to upload the complete set as a zip file. This section of the forums doesn't allow .zip extensions). Make sure to do the 3 of them before trying to extract them. After they have been renamed, extract all 4 files. When you extract the Complete Clear Logo Set.zip, it will be the close to 500 individual sets of zipped files that are .7z and will have to be extracted again. (I had to do this for upload/download size because the forum didn't accept the .7z format) Now using the Readme.txt in the extracted folders, drop-n-drag everything where it needs to go. Once you get everything copied into its proper place, open BigBox and go into the settings and "Refresh All Images" -To get to these settings: <ESC> on your keyboard, go down to Options, then Image Cache, then press <ENTER>, then down to "Refresh All Images" and press <ENTER> Note: BigBox will be a bit slow at first as all the new images need to load and cached, this is normal, after everything is cached up it'll be good-to-go. Don't forget to configure your controller so you can easily switch between Platforms, Platform Categories, Playlists, etc.. This is a super simple way to get started with using playlists and genres/categories. I hope this has been helpful. Now you can fully customize as your heart desires with different themes, modifying your genre/category data of your games, playlists, videos, etc.. If you add new games or have games that are not appearing in your new playlist setup, go to the game in Launchbox, right-click on it and select "edit" and change the genre(s) to match the categories you would like it to appear in from the drop-down. Launchbox should update all your playlists for you! If you add any new genre(s) and create new additional auto-generated playlists, each one will need a new clear logo (for each platform used) and a video snap created for it in order to match this set. I will try to upload all my templates later so you can make your own clear logos and videos after I get everything done. I will try to do requests, but try to make them for genres that have at least 5-10 games through out all the platforms. If you have modified or customized playlists, you can add these, but be careful not to over-write your current ones. Links to my clear logo packs and other videos sets - you can download them individually or by collection: Clear Logo Sets NEW - Extreme Gamer Collection Videos (works with COLORFUL and most other themes) Massive #1 Videos - full screen videos Massive #2 Videos - made for Retro Console Theme V2 using matching fonts, etc. TV Commercial Platform Videos Please leave questions, suggestions, comments & reviews below and I will get back as soon as I can. Submitter Wanderer189 Submitted 03/27/2020 Category Playlist Theme Videos  
  13. MASSIVE #2 - 100's of Videos focusing on Genre/Categories (part of The Papaw TV Collection) View File These are redesigned from my other videos that match my Clear Logos packs. Cemfundog and I collaborated on this and using his design I created these to go with his animated Retro Console Theme v2. They may or may not work with other themes, I haven't checked. These are also much smaller in file size. Since they are individual files, you can download just the ones you want. There are a some samples videos below. (screenshots really don't let you experience the "video" portion). Link to the matching Clear Logos: 1000's of Clear Logos focusing on Genres/Categories Other video sets I have made NEW - Extreme Gamer Collection (center based, works with COLORFUL and most other themes) Ultimate Playlist Beginner Setup Guide & Starter Collection (with New Video Sets, smaller in size and easier to download) MASSIVE - 100's of Full Sized Videos focusing on Genre/Categories TV Commercial Platform Videos Download Retro Console Theme: Retro Console Theme or Retro Console Theme V2 (I use this one) The videos look pretty amazing with the Retro Console Theme v2. The videos specs are: 1920x1080 30-40 seconds (looping) Title bounces in at 15 seconds These are simple drag-n-drop into your: "...\Launchbox\Videos\Playlists\" directory. I will be uploading them by letter ("A's", then "B's", etc.) as I get them done. (This time I done the "Play Modes" first as asked for) I hope you enjoy them and a big thanks to cemfundog for his awesome themes. Feel free to leave me some feedback, review, comments, questions and suggestions and I will get back as soon as I can. All Games.mp4 Avatar.mp4 Split Screen.mp4 8-Player Alternating.mp4 Demolition Derby.mp4 Submitter Wanderer189 Submitted 03/14/2020 Category Playlist Theme Videos  
  14. MASSIVE - 1000's of Clear Logos focusing on Genres/Categories (Part of The Papaw TV Collection) View File This is a MASSIVE collection of clear logos focusing on Genres (categories) and with some Collections included. There is a download pack for 40 different platforms. There are 1000'S of clear logos in this collection. They work fine with all the available themes that I've tried. There is a separate download pack for each platform. Each downloaded zip contains 2 folders (one is a folder with the clear logos which is pretty much a drag-n-drop thing, the 2nd is a folder with matching playlists (auto-generated) if you wish to try them, (keep in mind the playlists are far from perfect and still being updated), along with Readme.txt that explains where everything goes. I was inspired to do this when I switched to the Retro Console Theme by cemfundog and some logo work done by scooter1974. It got me started when I wanted to create a couple for myself and well, that couple just keeps growing now.... Thanks to both of you for your help. Per request, I added the complete set in a single file called for easier downloading. It contains everything that's in all the individual downloads. (Problems with LB's website, had to upload to g-drive) Complete Collection v4.1.1.7z You can get the matching videos here: Extreme Gamer Collection (works with COLORFUL and most other themes) Ultimate Playlist Beginner Setup Guide & Starter Collection (with New Video Sets, smaller in size and easier to download) Massive #1 - 100's of Videos that match these clear logos - The screenshots above are NOT using the matching videos Massive #2 - Another set of almost 500 genre/category Videos that match these - Cemfundog and I collaborated on this and using his design I created these to go with his animated Retro Console Theme v2. TV Commercial Platform Videos Download Retro Console Theme: Retro Console Theme or Retro Console Theme V2 These logos really pop if you set BigBox to use Platform Categories as the view. Of course, the better your genres are defined, the better your playlists (and logos) will work for you. That's why I included my matching playlists to help you get started if you have been putting it off like I did for years..haha. Make copies or backups of your files (the one mentioned in the Readme) then you can try these and if you don't like them, you can delete them and easily put things back like you had them. As it stands right now, there are close to 20,000 files in the collection. If you are working with limited storage space, you can always download the systems you need, pick out the ones you want to use and delete the rest. Each system download has the same content concerning the genres/categories, meaning if one system has a clear logo for "Baseball", every system will have a clear logo for "Baseball. I done it this way so if you add a new game and you choose a new genre for it that is new to your setup, and the genre files have already been installed from here, they will be picked up automatically for you. (If I create a new category, genre or collection, it will be added it to all the systems.) Concerning the Play Mode images: I have tried to make all the images that pertain to the # of players, local, online, single player, multiple player, local co-op, split screen, 2-Player Alternating, etc., specific to each individual platform. Like the Xbox 360 images have 360 controllers on them or the Wii U images have a Wii U on one side and the Wii U Controller on the other. Just a added touch. All systems will play mode images for up to 8 players (starting in version 2) in both Simultaneous and Alternating, so I tried to fit many different setups, as we all have have different likes. My objective it to finish through my library with the genres I have, then I will either begin all over again maybe focusing on Collections I have or try to make matching video snaps, not sure yet. I will try to accept requests now for other genres/categories....I ask you be patient as I am only one old feller and I'll do the best I can. PLEASE keep requests to things that will have at least 5-10 games that will pertain to it. I am trying to focus it around single word genre/categories best I can. This is a work-in-progress and on-going I'm sure. The better the metadata, the better searches and organization it makes. Here are the systems included so far: (Updated to v4 on 06-15-20) 3DO Interactive Arcade Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Atari 7800 Atari Jaguar Atari Lynx Atari ST ColecoVision Commodore Amiga Mattel Intellivision Microsoft Xbox Microsoft Xbox 360 NEC TurboGrafx-16 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo DS Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Game Boy Advance Nintendo Game Boy Color Nintendo GameCube Nintendo Switch Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U ScummVM Sega 32X Sega CD Sega Dreamcast Sega Game Gear Sega Genesis Sega Saturn Sharp X68000 - NEW SNK Neo Geo AES SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color Sony Playstation Sony Playstation 2 Sony Playstation 3 Sony Playstation 4 (no playlists) - New emulators are starting to show progress now so just preparing Sony PSP Super Nintendo Entertainment System Windows Wonderswan Color Feel free to leave comments, questions and suggestions and I will get back as soon as I can. Submitter Wanderer189 Submitted 02/21/2020 Category Playlist Clear Logos  
  15. Hi and thank you so much for reading this as I'm going nuts trying to figure this out, I have a TON of games and I'm currently in the process of creating custom playlist for them so I can have them all neatly organized by series, the problem is it's VERY time confusing and prone to error trying to check if I miss a game because of the multiple platforms and over 50 plus custom playlist categories I have created... going to every playslist and right click and then go to the main menu, go to platforms, go to game...... is there's ANY way to check if I ****ALREADY**** put a game on a custom playlist WITHOUT going all the way to that particular playlist one, by one??? please, anyone? if not how can I humbly request this feature for massive neat nerds like me? please and thank you so much!!!! P.S. THANK YOU, AGAIN!
  16. Version 1.0.1

    82 downloads

    Hi, First time uploading here, i made these for my personal arcade machine was inspired by mattyjm1991 to make my own and share them. i only did the ones i needed but if you have a request please let me know.
  17. Citycade MAME Playlist Banners View File Hi, First time uploading here, i made these for my personal arcade machine was inspired by mattyjm1991 to make my own and share them. i only did the ones i needed but if you have a request please let me know. Submitter ksoboh Submitted 07/06/2019 Category Playlist Banners  
  18. Version 1.0.0

    69 downloads

    Needed these. Let me know if there is interest in others.
  19. Adventure Genre Logos View File Needed these. Let me know if there is interest in others. Submitter Mr.Laor Submitted 06/13/2019 Category Playlist Clear Logos  
  20. Hello guys, Am i the only one having problems with populating arcade playlists? My problem is that i have many games missing from playlists that in fact are in my set, like if i search them in the Arcade platform they will show up but they are marked as missing in the playlists they belong. I tried several re-imports and the problem continues to happen, now the CPS II has also disappeared from playlits for no aparent reason. I have 7.8 version with lifetime premium license and a full mame split set. Thank you for your help. Cheers
  21. Is there a way to have a separate theme for playlists? Right now Playlists take on whatever I have set for Platform Categories. This doesn't work in my case as the Platform Categories series uses a full video theme and I don't really have videos for my playlists. It's just a black screen which breaks the presentation. The random video option doesn't seem to apply in the options menu either. Hoping to have a list view for my playlist section. Can this be done? Thanks!
  22. I've run into a kind of weird issue regarding these the two playlists: fighter classic and beat em' up. When I'm in Big Box, their videos take a good 3 seconds to load. This issue does not happen with any of the other playlists (legend of zelda collection, castlevania collection, etc). I've tried reencoding to a lower resolution. I've tried downloading from youtube. I don't think it's the video itself as other videos are longer, shorter, larger, smaller etc. I also looked at the playlist xml file, and I can't find anything obvious. Any thoughts?
  23. Some simple Mix and Match Intro Videos of Snap Collages for Playlists. I used the same font as @JamesBaker does in some of the videos so they can sort of mesh with his videos for now (until James gets around to making a playlist video) They can be Downloaded here:
  24. Quite straight, I just want to know if this is possible. And if it is, please explain me how it is done, like an absolute noob, step by step so I can follow. Thanks to any reply.
  25. I decided to re-post this because my last thread got a bit messy with all the changes I had made to the videos and logos over time, The collection is still not as good as I would like as simple a concept as these videos are but I'm happier with the way it is for now. I will take requests. This is a collection of mostly Console based Genre Intro Videos I have made (Point & Click and Simulation is PC though). The concept is to make the videos fit with @letstalkaboutdune's Arcade Genre collection though there are some slight differences. Big thanks to letstalkaboutdune for his help and his Beat 'em up, Shoot 'em up, Puzzle, Fighting, Platform, Racing, Sports and Run & Gun Logos. Thanks to @Mute64 for his LightGun Logo. The other Logos are either Hyperspin logos or were made by me. Many thanks to the EmuMovies community and the HyperSpin community. The video files are hosted at EmuMovies. Showcase: The Individual Video files can be downloaded here: My Playlists/Genres can be found here, they are not perfect but a good start
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