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Hi,

I've been setting up exodos games in LaunchBox via Rocketlauncher.  When running a game directly from RocketLauncher, dosbox opens, launches the game in fullscreen, and the bezel displays correctly.  When launching from Launchbox, the game launches, but it is hidden behind the game startup screen.  I've tried the individual and combinations of startup override settings, but nothing works other than disabling the startup screen, which is a shame as that's a pretty cool feature.  Looks like its some sort of window focus issue.  Would be glad to try any other tweaks/settings if anyone has any ideas.  I'm running Windows 10, Launchbox 9.2

Thx!

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I'm having this same issue. Even if I turn off the loading screen it still shows and hides the emulator. It also shows 2 different loading screens... the one I had and a new one I've never seen before. (I use RocketLaucher with BigBox)

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Actually, that's not entirely accurate. The Startup screens in LB do work if you are not using bezels in RL.  Might also be an issue with overlays, but I haven't tested that independently.  I've decided to go with bezels and no startup screens for MAME and no bezels and startup screens for DOS.  

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Well if it works at all it's entirely by accident, they are not intended to work together at all. The new startup screen feature is meant to give those people who don't use RL the ability to have startup screens without the hassle of setting up RL.

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Similar issue for focus but without rocketlauncher (good riddance = I removed it in favour of LB/BB being 'one to rule them all') .

Focus on exiting games seems to bring launchbox to the front - with the exit screen still playing behind it mostly on standalone emulators like PPSSPP. Retroarch is usually fine exiting, and everything works great with the startup screens - just the exit focus is the problem.

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Found a semi solution that worked for me. In the Launchbox program go into Tools/Manage Emulators. Choose RocketLauncher and click edit. Go to the Game Startup Tab. Then set Startup Load Delay to around  1 second. It has worked so far but no longer displays the game over screen for some reason.  Any further hints or if this helps anyone else figure out a better solution pass it along and thanks again to all those involved in this community. Everyones advise and information has been invaluable in my build.

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thanks mrcleen74, I'll give this a try this weekend. I'm running several emulators through RL so I'll post which this does/does not work for if there are differences, as I noticed some quirks with this as i was working on my system over the holiday.  

Agree, great community that has helped me immensely with my build.  

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I am having the same issue. I run LaunchBox/BigBox with rocket launcher and all games/emulators run behind the launchbox screen. Even disabled the startup screen in 9.2. Downgraded to 9.1 and everything works as advertised. Guess I'll stay with 9.1 until this issue is fixed. 

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On 12/26/2018 at 8:20 PM, mrcleen74 said:

Found a semi solution that worked for me. In the Launchbox program go into Tools/Manage Emulators. Choose RocketLauncher and click edit. Go to the Game Startup Tab. Then set Startup Load Delay to around  1 second. It has worked so far but no longer displays the game over screen for some reason.  Any further hints or if this helps anyone else figure out a better solution pass it along and thanks again to all those involved in this community. Everyones advise and information has been invaluable in my build.

Hey mrcleen74, finally got around to trying your fix of adjusting the delay to around 1 second instead of the default.  Has worked with several MAME games that I tested.  Will further test with other systems as well.  I just upgraded to 9.3 before tryin this, so it works there too.  Nice find, thanks!

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On 12/27/2018 at 12:15 PM, GatorCoop said:

I am having the same issue. I run LaunchBox/BigBox with rocket launcher and all games/emulators run behind the launchbox screen. Even disabled the startup screen in 9.2. Downgraded to 9.1 and everything works as advertised. Guess I'll stay with 9.1 until this issue is fixed. 

All you need to do is disable the new startup screens under Tools > Options > Game Startup in LaunchBox, and Options > Game Startup in Big Box. Support gave me this solution and it works great, no need to downgrade or mess with emulators.

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On 12/26/2018 at 6:20 PM, mrcleen74 said:

Found a semi solution that worked for me. In the Launchbox program go into Tools/Manage Emulators. Choose RocketLauncher and click edit. Go to the Game Startup Tab. Then set Startup Load Delay to around  1 second. It has worked so far but no longer displays the game over screen for some reason.  Any further hints or if this helps anyone else figure out a better solution pass it along and thanks again to all those involved in this community. Everyones advise and information has been invaluable in my build.

This is working for me kinda. My only problem is now the mouse cursor shows while the game is playing

 

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