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Thanks for the kind words and the show of appreciation. Knowing that the plugin is useful to someone, even if its just 1 or 2 people, is motivation enough for me 😄 Since it appears that at least a couple of you are eager to check out the new version, I think I'm going to change up my release plans a bit. Instead of stressing over getting the initial release as close to perfection as possible, I think I'm going to post a beta for those of you who are interested. @cammelspit has been doing a lot of testing for me, and he has had really good results thus far, with only a few extreme edge cases causing minor issues. I'm going to fix a couple of issues quick I've noted on my "to-fix" list, ask @cammelspit if there is any minor issues he thinks should be fixed before releasing a beta, and then I will compile a beta for you guys. It would actually be really useful to get feedback from y'all if you come across any problems, and it could potentially help make the final release that much more stable. I'll try my best to get the beta out for y'all in the next day or 2... maybe sooner. Thanks again for the interest and support guys.

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1 minute ago, The_Keeper86 said:

Sounds good! I'll be up for beta testing for sure :)

I'm working hard, as I post this, to get the beta out to y'all. Sorry its taking a little longer than I expected. I unexpectedly had to go out of town for about a day and a half, so that kind of put me behind schedule a bit. 

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I just wanted to let everyone know that the beta is up. I actually posted the file a few hours ago, but I just got done updating the associated documentation. Please let me know how you like it or if you have any problems with it! If you want to back up your existing "SteamLauncher" directory prior to installing the beta, MAKE SURE you do NOT leave it inside of the "Plugins" directory OR ANYWHERE ELSE within the directory structure of LaunchBox.. Move it outside of the LaunchBox directory entirely.. Strictly speaking, you probably do not have to delete your existing config.xml file, but if you have any problems, make sure to try deleting your old config.xml file first, and then run LaunchBox again (it will create a new config.xml file when the plugin loads.)

I'm looking forward to hearing yall's input!

If you have ANY problems with the plugin, I want to know about them. While you are free to post here on the plugin thread or send me a PM, the most effective/fastest way to speak with me personally is via Steam. If I am at my computer, I will answer your message immediately. My Steam alias is lahma0. You can click on my alias to open my Steam profile to add me as a friend, or you can click the following link:
Send Friend Request to lahma0 (steam://friends/add/76561198237461630)

Let me say one more thing, just to head off any potential problems. In order to activate the new features included with the beta, you will first have to activate the plugin. These instructions are in the documentation, but I will repost them here for convenience:

In LaunchBox, this toggle can be found at the bottom of the “Tools” menu. In BigBox, this toggle can be found near the bottom of the root system menu (go back one level after starting BigBox). The new functionality is OFF by default. To turn it ON, simply click the menu item. When enabled, the menu item text will end with “(ON)” as displayed in the image below. When this option is turned ON, the old plugin’s “Launch via Steam” context menu item will be unavailable.

LaunchBox

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BigBox

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Edited by Lahma
Adding Steam contact info
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1 minute ago, The_Keeper86 said:

Thanks! Gonna try it out later :)

Great! I'm really looking forward to hearing your feedback. Despite there having been around 15 downloads since I posted it nearly 24 hours ago, I haven't personally heard from anyone as to whether it is working for them or not. It would be great to hear from at least a couple of people about their experience with it. 

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Just a quick FYI: If you have ANY problems with the plugin, I want to know about them, and I would be happy to personally help resolve the issues. While you are free to post here on the plugin thread or send me a PM, the most effective/fastest way to speak with me personally is via Steam. If I am at my computer, I will answer your message immediately. My Steam alias is lahma0. You can click on my alias to open my Steam profile to add me as a friend, or you can click the following link:
Send Friend Request to lahma0 (steam://friends/add/76561198237461630)

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