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Hello all, I just recently joined the forum, but have been doing research on setting up my first emulation computer. My question has to do with setting up Launchbox on a brand new PC. I bought a bare-bones Dell Optiplex 790 (Small Form Factor) on EBay to start with ($100). Intel Core I7 2600 3.4 Ghz 8 GB memory 500 GB hard Drive on-board video OEM Power supply (225 or 250 as I remember) I will be adding a new install of Windows 10 to this PC. I have several spare Video Cards here that I might add, but that would require that I upgrade the power supply. No a difficult task, but one that I need to research first since the Dell motherboard may not have a standard power harness hookup. If I do upgrade, it seems that 600 watts should be plenty. my question has to do with software installation order for Launchbox. Obviously I need to set up the OS first ( win 10 home vs pro - I'd guess there is no difference on which one I use?). Th n I plan to install Launchbox Premium following your well done YouTube videos. Besides game Roms, do I need anything else to be installed? It sounds like I can set up a pretty bare system if I intend to just use it as an emulator machine. i tried locating this info and generally only found minimum system requirements, or moving Launchbox to a new PC. Thanks in advance. Jim Reed
I've always hated the way the screenshot output from emulators (DOSBox, WinVICE) for older games give you a squashed looking screenshot, and I'm sure many of you do too. There is a technical reason for this that I won't go into, but I do have a solution. I was searching around today so I could try to fix all of my odd sized screenshots and found Fotosizer. I'm not sure of the rules of posting external links, even though it's not my software, but it's free and easy to find. For those of us that contribute screenshots to the database, I believe this will really help with the quality of the shot. I'm going to be uploading my shots with the aspect fixed. All you have to do is drag and drop your shots to the program, set the software to do a stretched output, and set it to 640 width and 480 height. Hit start and they'll look like they're supposed to. I can try to help if anyone needs it, because I really like the uniformity and professional look of the screenshots after correcting their aspect ratio.