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How can I add an "additional app" for all games in a platform, without editing each one manually and individually? Can I do this by editing the platform XML, or is there any other way?

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There isn't anyway to currently and it is a travesty that this feature didn't get votes on the poll as it really needs to be implemented to improve usability.

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Thanks DOS76. Stuff can get implemented without votes on a poll though can't it? I mean if Jason feels it is worthwhile he can do it, votes or no votes.

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Yeah Jason can do what ever he wants to do but mostly he works off of the poll and what is most popular with the community.

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there you go didn't even know that post was a thing

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Me neither. It's pretty complicated though, and didn't work for me the first time I tried it...but somehow it has just started working for me now (don't ask me how)!

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Any word on this being implemented into future builds?  I could really use this feature

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It may or may not be on the next poll, it was on the last poll but got very few votes.

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It's the type of feature that most people don't think/care about until they need it... and then they really need it; but that also means it isn't likely to get much attention in the polls (which is unfortunate, because I'd love to have it myself).

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Maybe if people knew why it was such an important feature they'd be more willing to vote for it?  

For me personally, I'm currently in AHK hell trying to run a batch file to get my resolution to change back to 640x480 on my arcade monitor when I exit Retroarch.  (I'm using super resolutions). Using the additional apps feature and pointing it to my batch file works perfectly. 

I'm pulling my hair out trying to get it working. 

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Probably the fastest thing to do would be to edit the xml directly, rather than through the actual LB UI. Open up the platform xml in data\platforms in Notepad++ and use the ones that you've already done as an example.

I'd recommend backing up the .xml first...

Alternately, if whatever you using in the script isn't game-specific, you could add it as part of the autohotkey section of your Retroarch emulator entry itself, rather than on a per-game basis.

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Thanks, I just have a simple batch file that runs a command line program to change the resolution.  

It just runs this one command:

changescreenresolution.exe /w=640 /h=480 /f=60 /b=32 /d=0

I'm trying to figure out how to implement either the command itself, or running the batch file when Retroarch exits  as an AHK.  I thought I had it working, but it only worked one time.  I thought maybe the AHK was still running, but even after a reboot it didn't work anymore.

What command/s could I try in the AHK section to run that on exit?  

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