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Would be cool if guides for the games could be uploaded (ex nintendo power). https://www.retromags.com/magazines/category/usa/nintendo-power/?sort_col=field_20&sort_order=asc&per_page=24#.V1HmdPkrJhE

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Well for the same reason we don't provide links or downloads to games or BIOS, it would be the same idea here. I even see some times get DMCA takedowns for them uploading guides or older magezines. I agree it would be fantastic, but to stay safe saddly that's not something we would be able to do, I'm sorry. I do have a love and appreciation for guides though. I remember using the crap out of my original Ocarina of Time guide for the N64.

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you already upload box art and logos from games, don't see how this is any different really. (copyright law applies in both cases)

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Hey just a little question about magazine, I understand we can't upload them, but how can I import them on a category in Launchbox

Maybe create a platform "magazine" with soda reader as emulator ?

Thank you

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You can definitely do so it basically as simple as you described to add any media to LB you just won't get any images or data for it because it isn't designed to scrape for anything but games.

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Yeah if Jason could add thumbnail support for pdf. cbr and cbz files that would be awesome that would allow you to automatically get covers for comic books and anything PDF

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If it's a magazine that you want specifically tied to a game, either for articles or walkthrough's, you can also use the Additional Apps feature. It wont be as easy as just importing the entire set like roms, but it will be more customized and specific.

 

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Thank you for the reply but I talk about entire magazine «Nintendo Player» or «PlayStation Magazine» but the video is interesting !

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I know what you're talking about, and Additional Applications still apply. As long as you have default programs set up, you can add anything you want. So say you add the mag as the "application", set a name, right click the game and it should be there. If your default programs is set up, it will launch with the program you set it to launch with. If not, you can add the full path to the application as a default command line parameter and it should launch a custom program. If I recall, this is a situation I highlighted in the tutorial as well.

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