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I don't think that there will be any official way to import Gamebases into LaunchBox. It's a niche, hard thing to do it well as every gamebase is slightly different thanks to capabilities of Microsoft

@Ted777 Last time I used Romlist LaunchBox didn't exist, and no newer versions habe been released, so Iassume not. @wirtual82 If you rename the game files they won't be runnable with "gblaunch" a

To be honest, if we put it on the poll, history tells me that it would not be highly voted. Most people would look at it and go "what's GameBase?" and then ignore it, as that's how items like this typ

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2 minutes ago, Pixel said:

This has been on the "list" since 2015, I recall.  But still not on the poll.

What went on the poll was sourced from the community during a live stream. The poll had the top 40 requested features on it, so the fact that this didn't even make that list shows how many people actually want this. You may have to just accept that the people requesting this are a very vocal, but small minority of the overall community.

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9 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

What went on the poll was sourced from the community during a live stream. The poll had the top 40 requested features on it, so the fact that this didn't even make that list shows how many people actually want this. You may have to just accept that the people requesting this are a very vocal, but small minority of the overall community.

Not everyone can catch a livestream etc. Not everyone can be present etc. For instance, I wasn't. Some people could not remember it that day etc. There are many things to do. But Gamebase is a huge, if not the biggest database for some systems like C64 and others. So it's worth it. Only C64 counts almost 27,000 entries.

And it even includes such a detalied info as the length (blocks) etc.

http://www.gamebase64.com/game.php?id=8615&h=0

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To be honest, if we put it on the poll, history tells me that it would not be highly voted. Most people would look at it and go "what's GameBase?" and then ignore it, as that's how items like this typically go. That said, I do see the value in the feature, so hopefully we can add it in eventually.

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On 9/25/2019 at 6:32 PM, Jason Carr said:

To be honest, if we put it on the poll, history tells me that it would not be highly voted. Most people would look at it and go "what's GameBase?" and then ignore it, as that's how items like this typically go. That said, I do see the value in the feature, so hopefully we can add it in eventually.

If they ask it, then you will tell them that it is an older version of LB :)

But many PC users who are interested in retro games know what it is.

It's like saying that few people know what is RocketLauncher, so let's not bother with it etc.

I do not need Gamebase anymore because I managed to import it over the years. I had to use paid apps to do that. Obviously, the  GEMUS scripts won't work, but I used the database at least.

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7 hours ago, Pixel said:

If they ask it, then you will tell them that it is an older version of LB :)

But many PC users who are interested in retro games know what it is.

It's like saying that few people know what is RocketLauncher, so let's not bother with it etc.

I do not need Gamebase anymore because I managed to import it over the years. I had to use paid apps to do that. Obviously, the  GEMUS scripts won't work, but I used the database at least.

So purely out of curiosity how did you do that and what apps did you use for it?

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Ok so I liked Gamebase because it was a good list of files, All the games I remember were on it.  Most of the other lists didn't include a couple of games I remembered.  So all I really wanted it for, was the games.  However the naming makes no sense, so if you look back at page 2, I developed a little script to rename the files to something both I and launchbox likes.  Launchbox still has its issues with some of the games, but....

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