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Playlist Auto Generate Tutorial

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This is a feature that while not difficult is semi hidden in Launchbox so here is a guide to help get started with them.

The first thing you want to do is using the drop down menu on the top left hand side of the Launchbox window is to select "Playlists".

59710b56106a3_2017-07-2015_56_58-LaunchBoxPremium-LicensedtoScottSmith.thumb.png.9287e974b4b979a6fcaaeccbf6ae137f.pngNext you will want to press the + button that you see at the top right of the above screencap, this will then bring you to the following window where you will set it all up.

59710bbd84b35_2017-07-2015_58_41-AddPlaylist.thumb.png.dc928da42aa09fa1a9b0ce49fc1bd4f2.pngName it what you want to call it and if you want the playlist to show when viewing platforms check the "Include this Playlist in Platforms Lists" box and if you want it to show in a specific Platform Category choose from the dropdown menu below the checkbox.

Next go to the Auto-Populate tab and check the "Auto-Populate this Playlist" box. You will now be able to set all the different parameters that the list can be generated using.

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59710e7c9e545_2017-07-2016_11_33-EditPlaylist.thumb.png.035bed4b0b7beaa71d620901aa7ab21c.pngClick the Ok button and your playlist should now be showing on the left.

59710eb0de2d4_2017-07-2016_12_20-LaunchBoxPremium-LicensedtoScottSmith.png.d75a01ffc4e3832b51c1513fc227cfbf.pngYou can use the Field, Comparison and Value to customize your playlists quite a lot. If you want to modify a playlist or remove it simply right click it and choose what you want to do from the context menu.

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Great - I totally missed this and exactly what I'm looking for...

Just wondering - is there an easy way to use this to get a Neo Geo (for example) Playlist for Mame?

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Is there a way with Big Box inside the Arcade/MAME playlist to have it display systems and then that display games? In LB it has the option to display the system and I can see the games in that system. But I'm having trouble with BB figuring out what to do.

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Is there a way to add a dynamic filter - i.e. where platform= 'current platform'? I want to create a star rating playlist per platform, but I don't want to manually create one per platform.

Thanks!

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Is there a way to use more than 2 criteria to fill a playlist? For instance, I'm trying to make some Genre playlists for games not in a series; and I also want a catch-all playlist to see any games that are neither in a series nor in one of my genre playlists.

This kind of filtering works with 2 criteria, but not 3 for some reason.
 

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