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7 hours ago, Dane said:

It does not work unfortunately, haha. I guess I was looking for your scripty-expertise as I am a Numpty-McNooberson. There is nothing wrong with having to close with with a few keyboard and mouse clicks but I like to be a lazy twat and make everything as easy as humanly possible.

I'm kinda an AutoHotKey noob myself and can only offer solutions to problems that I've already solved. If you can close with the keyboard, you may want to try sending key commands with AutoHotKey in your close routine, the same as we did for the fullscreen routine.

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18 hours ago, ghettoandroid said:

I'm kinda an AutoHotKey noob myself and can only offer solutions to problems that I've already solved. If you can close with the keyboard, you may want to try sending key commands with AutoHotKey in your close routine, the same as we did for the fullscreen routine.

I wouldn't have a clue how to do that as I know absolutely nothing about AutoHotKey stuff. Though as I am using the Archimedes with the keyboard I might as well just close it manually the old fashion way me thinks.

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2 minutes ago, ghettoandroid said:

If that is the case, you're not as lazy as you claim to be.^_^ Or you don't plan to use Archimedes a whole lot. Before LaunchBox, I knew very little about scripting anything and my skills are still quite general.  

I would rather use my controller for everything and if I am using the keyboard for a system that used a keyboard have AutoHotKeys to exit. Though due to my limited knowledge thus far I cannot do a whole lot technically and creatively. I could sit here all day and ask a million questions but I know the information is out there for me to look up and learn. Problem is when I see it it all looks like gobbledygook to me. I am sure I will get there, haha. Thank you.

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3 hours ago, Dane said:

I would rather use my controller for everything and if I am using the keyboard for a system that used a keyboard have AutoHotKeys to exit. Though due to my limited knowledge thus far I cannot do a whole lot technically and creatively. I could sit here all day and ask a million questions but I know the information is out there for me to look up and learn. Problem is when I see it it all looks like gobbledygook to me. I am sure I will get there, haha. Thank you.

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Ya, I felt that way too at first. I guess you have to be technically minded. But I believe most of the problems are caused by psychological barriers. Once you get into it, I swear it is as easy as setting up a stereo system or following a recipe. The key is to be patient and ask good questions, Google is your friend.  The AutoHotKeys docs are pretty good too https://autohotkey.com/docs/AutoHotkey.htm. I'm sure doing everything with a controller is very possible. 

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On 7/8/2019 at 10:57 PM, HallowedTruth said:

I can't seem to get the fullscreen to work no matter what compat setting i tick on or off it just straight spazzes and on top of that ticking the 640x480 thing ended with having to hard restart 

Sorry, I've not been using Launchbox or have been on this forum for a while. I'm not sure if the emulator is using DirectX, but you might want to take a look a program called DxWnd, if you have not already solved your problem.

https://sourceforge.net/p/dxwnd/home/Home/

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idk. I'm using Arculator 0.99. What are the advantages of using Arculator 2.0 over Arculator 0.99? So far the con of using Arculator 2.0 is that the batchfile is not compatible. They should have old versions of Arculator on their website. 

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On 6/24/2020 at 3:56 AM, ghettoandroid said:

idk. I'm using Arculator 0.99. What are the advantages of using Arculator 2.0 over Arculator 0.99? So far the con of using Arculator 2.0 is that the batchfile is not compatible. They should have old versions of Arculator on their website. 

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Thanks for the points. I'm emulating an Archimedes computer with little over a dozen games. Although I never grew up with owing the Archimedes, the games I'm currently emulating seem to emulate well. Better timing emulation, ARM3 and peripherals emulation would be lost on me and wont warrant my time in updating to Arculator 2 and to come up with scripts that work with it.

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On 6/23/2020 at 5:49 AM, BBuser2k said:

Arculator 2.0 is out since 9th November 2019. If i use the batchfile it will only start to the new Configuration Manager. Can i autoload a config?

I am facing the same problem, I haven't found a work around yet.

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On 5/14/2018 at 11:35 PM, ghettoandroid said:

Download the script and place it in the same directory as the Arculator.exe is in.

Under Emulator Application Path in LaunchBox just, switch out "Arculator.exe" with the "arculator.bat". This should automount the game to disk 0. It can't get any simpler than this. :)

 

Let me know if you're having any problems

arculator.batUnavailable

 

code:

::### set paths ###
set DiskName0Path=%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7

::### delete arc.cfg ###
del arc.cfg

::### write arc.cfg ###
echo disc_name_0 = %DiskName0Path% > arc.cfg
(
echo no_borders = 0
echo stereo = 1
echo rom_set = 2
echo fdc_type = 0
echo fast_disc = 1
echo hardware_blit = 1
echo double_scan = 1
echo first_fullscreen = 1
echo full_borders = 0
echo hires = 0
echo fpa = 0
echo cpu_type = 0
echo mem_size = 4096
echo sound_enable = 1
echo limit_speed = 1
) >> arc.cfg

::### run emulator ###
start Arculator.exe

Is there any way to get a copy of this .bat file? I can't get launchbox to load up a game automatically.

 

Many thanks!

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