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On 7/1/2017 at 2:47 PM, Lordmonkus said:

Drag and Drop order of platforms listed in the left had column.
    -Hide/Unhide any platform.

I would love this. I was thinking it would be awesome to be able have the left column listing chronologically, (i.e. Atari 2600, then Colecovision, then NES, then Sega Mastersystem, then Turbografx, etc.) I tried appending the console names with numbers to achieve this, as a workaround since it is listed alphabetically, but it looked like crap and also threw a monkey wrench into importing/scraping.

Also, I have beat the drum for this before but in LB list view, the ability to change the position and width of columns, and remove some columns, and have that saved and opened up that way from then on, would be so useful. I care a lot more about Date Added and Last Played than other columns such as Developer, but those columns are way over to the right out of view and changes to this are wiped out every restart. I think every music player pretty much saves those changes and it would be a big help when I'm in "work mode", refining my collections within LB and also creating playlists, etc.

P.S. Happy New Year to all Launchboxers! 2018 is going to be the best year yet!

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I'd be cool if you could launch Bigbox from Launchbox by pressing a button in your controller, maybe the Guide button like you do in Steam to go from desktop version to Big Picture.

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A password on launchbox as this is where your collections can be deleted , so you have an option to setup a password to edit.

launchbox & bigbox splash screens , ability for community to create a startup splash in jpeg or png format , instead of the loading bar.

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How about showing how many systems you have in your setup somewhere in the top left of Launchbox or anywhere come to that ? e.g. "Total Systems in Collection = 150"

Also only show games that have media (filter out games without) ? Can't see option anywhere if it does exist.

 

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5 hours ago, cataclysm67 said:

Also only show games that have media (filter out games without) ? Can't see option anywhere if it does exist.

You can do this Launchbox mode using the Audit tool.

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You can turn off the Games Details screen in the Big Box options.

Mine always skipped to the letter without a button press.

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I guess you could edit the code for the particular theme you are using. Probably your best bet would be to check with the theme creator on their individual thread in the Big Box Custom Themes forum.

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On 12/12/2017 at 12:17 PM, harryoke said:

C64 .sid music files support

Amiga .mod & tracker music files support.

 

You can use them already with VLC. (Game Music Path: Browse: All files in filter)

Amiga mods can crash VLC/Launchbox, though, if are not named correctly, Windows way.  

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@Jason Carr I have two request for small things that can make managing LB a whole lot easier. The first is adding a "Manual Path" column on the audit platform interface that acts just like the "Video Path" column. I have many game manuals but am also missing plenty and there's currently no easy way to check which manuals I'm missing without painstakingly opening the edit window and checking manual path for every single game. This would be a quick fix I believe.

Secondly,  I have lots of images for games I imported and deleted and also have no way of removing them or the videos and manuals associated with them when I decide to remove games from my library. Can you add an option where once you delete a game from your library on top of the pop-up asking you if you'd like to delete the rom associated with the game, also give an option asking to delete all media associated with the game (images, manual, videos and additional applications)? Maybe another idea would be allowing you to audit your files associated with a platform and any media that isn't associated with a game would then be deleted. Both would be ideal.

Loving 8.0 so far and these two small additions would make managing my LB collection SO much easier. Can't wait to see what features you have on the next poll.

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I would definitely love that deleting a game would actually delete all related stuff of that title, not just images androms but also videos, music, manuals, etc. For MAME games, artwork, nvram, config files, etc. I'm currenlty cleaning up my collection and removing all files for any game takes me a lot of time.

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I would love to see the video music and manuals that LB already manages being deleted but I doubt it will ever delete resources from MAME or any other emulator but if it does that feature will have to be able to be turned off. So I would have to be able to delete the rom from LB without deleting it from my HDD then also be able to purge all the LB resources for said game but not remove anything outside of LB.

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Just like deleting ROMs, removing additional stuff should be optional when deleting games, I agree.

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Shared playlists, with the ability to vote.

 

Would be cool if I could browse popular playlists like 'best 90's shmups' etc. that others have curated, then upvote if I like it. Community could then collaborate to create meaningful playlists together.

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On 1/2/2018 at 1:44 PM, usuallee76 said:

I was thinking it would be awesome to be able have the left column listing chronologically,

I was able to do this by right clicking the platform and editing the sort name to the year when the console was released. Doesn’t seem to affect any folder naming or anything that would screw up your build. 

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Apologize if these have been mentioned as I didn't browse the entire thread:

  • Really been enjoying the retro achievements integration, would it be possible to have games with retro achievements as an option to populate playlists? or as a sort option in the list view in LB?
  • When editing a game in LB it would be nice to have next game and previous game buttons to quickly go through multiple games.
  • A "clean up videos" function like what exists for images

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I'd like to use the "Flip Box" button when in Coverflow mode.

 

  • Flipbox while browsing through Coverflow mode. (Could save on memory by making it default to front cover when you scroll/move the coverflow wheel.

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Cleaned up the list from the 2nd post in this thread; Removed items that have been implemented and created a section for things that are planned as a part of the recent poll. Also skimmed over posts made since the last maintenance and added some items to the list.

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