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I've attached images of the issue if that helps things. As you can see from normal LaunchBox I've sorted all my LEGO games so Batman/Marvel/Star Wars are together plus everything else. In .Next they're all over the place despite the settings themselves being retained. 

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15 minutes ago, OzzieMonkey said:

It's sorted by Manual and in the settings they're all in the right order but they don't appear that way in LaunchBox.Next. I'm using Boxes View

I see. It's apparently the Manual sort that's not working properly, though everything else is. Thanks for the details. :)

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Not sure if this has been reported before, but I think I've found a memory issue. By just randomly selecting games in a playlist view (mine was populated by only 15 items) I ran out off free memory rapidly. And starting a game doesn't seem to free it up, only quiting the application.  (Launchbox Next 8.4-beta 5 / Windows 7)

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On 6/21/2018 at 11:42 AM, shadowfire said:

Not sure if this has been reported before, but I think I've found a memory issue. By just randomly selecting games in a playlist view (mine was populated by only 15 items) I ran out off free memory rapidly. And starting a game doesn't seem to free it up, only quiting the application.  (Launchbox Next 8.4-beta 5 / Windows 7)

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I've been monitoring RAM usage carefully and haven't been able to replicate this at all, but I haven't done much testing on Windows 7. I'll have to go back to that once we near the end of .Next development here soon.

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Just put out another beta folks:

Fixed a bunch of stuff and added music playback and a volume control.

Down to five items left:

  • Custom spacing options (with # of text lines too)
  • Controller support
  • Box customization options (colors, placement, visibility, etc.)
  • Mouse cursor popup options
  • Game details translations wrong language in some cases/places

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2 hours ago, Jason Carr said:

I've been monitoring RAM usage carefully and haven't been able to replicate this at all, but I haven't done much testing on Windows 7. I'll have to go back to that once we near the end of .Next development here soon.

Thanks for considering the issue. I've done some additional testing, on my system it seems that most memory increase happens when selecting (newer) Windows games. MAME, Vice and DOSBox games hardly have an impact. (Hope this helps)

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Playlist and Game Details bug is definitely fixed now thankyou.

I have now noticed there is no scroll bar btw. personally not an issue for me usually but my mouse wheel is on it's way out so I just noticed. Presume it's intentional? I do like the clean look, but thought I'd point that out. 

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LBNscrollbar.thumb.png.ff926f8a350dd245e4df5810ff59c07d.pngStrange I have scroll bars all over on my screen one for the games one for the details and one for the platform list

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10 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

LBNscrollbar.thumb.png.ff926f8a350dd245e4df5810ff59c07d.pngStrange I have scroll bars all over on my screen one for the games one for the details and one for the platform list

Sorry I'm an idiot. it's yet another view option toggle we didn't know was there!!!! 

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lol you know what I think I should have known that its was able to be toggled from views but totally forgot about it.

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I can suggest the possibility to disable the start of the games by double clicking on the images of these (sometimes the games I start without hesitation because I click bad on these), maybe you can insert a button / something in the lower right corner of the game box. I would also suggest the possibility to disable the preview of the details of the details together or separately with the color change (again in the details of the games) of the highlighted image that will be displayed. Moreover if you choose not to activate the automatic video playback, you have the possibility to have a preview image of the videos (many videos start with a black screen and it is not visually pleasing to see a black box in case of non-automatic re-production).
Thanks!

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launchbox.next no longer allows playing of .sid files for music. I could reallly do with this feature back as i spent weeks adding the sid music to the individual games!

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On 6/29/2018 at 2:26 AM, Colorman3605 said:

I can suggest the possibility to disable the start of the games by double clicking on the images of these (sometimes the games I start without hesitation because I click bad on these), maybe you can insert a button / something in the lower right corner of the game box. I would also suggest the possibility to disable the preview of the details of the details together or separately with the color change (again in the details of the games) of the highlighted image that will be displayed. Moreover if you choose not to activate the automatic video playback, you have the possibility to have a preview image of the videos (many videos start with a black screen and it is not visually pleasing to see a black box in case of non-automatic re-production).
Thanks!

Some good suggestions for options here, but this thread is specifically for features that are not in .Next that *are* in OG LaunchBox. Our current focus is making sure that .Next is feature-complete.

On 6/30/2018 at 4:46 AM, Solo187 said:

launchbox.next no longer allows playing of .sid files for music. I could reallly do with this feature back as i spent weeks adding the sid music to the individual games!

Wow, I didn't even know that was a thing. ;)

I'll see if there's anything I can do about it.

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Alright folks, new beta is out with lots of new options to handle how boxes are displayed:

image.thumb.png.6a2ea5e31017a29cb4318f515fea3c7f.pngThis should allow you to make .Next look a lot more like the OG LaunchBox if desired, line up the text on the bottom, make all the backgrounds the same color, etc.

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1 hour ago, Jason Carr said:

Wow, I didn't even know that was a thing. ;)

I'll see if there's anything I can do about it.

Yes, it also allows the use of Amiga mods & Nes nsf's as music. Possibly other formats but  those are the ones ive tested. How did you not know? Lol. Its a great feature!

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Will there be option to get rid of the developer name of each game from under the title?

Also will we be able to align the text to the middle instead its over to the left atm

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Mine just got so Unresponsive that even Task Manager couldn't close it. Gonna Restart my PC in hopes things better though

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2 hours ago, RULLUR said:

Mine just got so Unresponsive that even Task Manager couldn't close it. Gonna Restart my PC in hopes things better though

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I had the exact same thing happen to me twice last night. Im going to report it in the beta thread though as this thread isnt for bugs.

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19 hours ago, JOHN30011887 said:

Will there be option to get rid of the developer name of each game from under the title?

Also will we be able to align the text to the middle instead its over to the left atm

I will look into adding those options, yes.

10 hours ago, RULLUR said:

Mine just got so Unresponsive that even Task Manager couldn't close it. Gonna Restart my PC in hopes things better though

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8 hours ago, neil9000 said:

I had the exact same thing happen to me twice last night. Im going to report it in the beta thread though as this thread isnt for bugs.

Were you guys experiencing any of these issues before the latest beta?

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@RULLUR Neil reported in another thread that that error was happening when going to Tools > Options. Is that what you were doing as well when you got that error?

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