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C64 Dreams (massive curated C64 collection)

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On 4/3/2019 at 5:42 AM, boon said:

I would like to change theme with the new built in theme manager for Bigbox, but I´m not sure how to do that with your custom entries. Is it as easy as just rename?

I'm not sure what you mean. They work with Big Box already.

On 4/3/2019 at 5:42 AM, boon said:

I also would like to have that controller explaining picture as a startup picture for a few seconds.. How to do that?

You'd have to create an .ahk script or something and add it as an additional app for all of these (and you can't bulk add additional apps) so unless you feel like doing that for over a thousand entries that's not going to happen.

It's not necessary though, because you can already display it in-game. You just press back+start and it will display. Press them again and it'll go back to the game. It shows that in the image - "Combo + Start = Show Controls"

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I guess I´m wondering how to reorganize the games and demo so it will be under Computers/Commodore 64/Games instead of C64 Dreams/Games. Is there a reorganize guide?

I could ofcourse import all "roms" ie .bat files as commodore 64 but that would leave out sid files and such. And if i try that, I can´t filter out .bat from all of the other files?

I missed the combo + start, thanx!

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You'd have to rename the "Games" platform to Commodore 64 in LB and then change its parent to Computers instead of C64 Dreams. I didn't really want this interfering with people's existing C64 libraries because it functions pretty differently.

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As someone who spent countless hours on his Commodore 128 back in the day, I really appreciate the effort here.  I've kicked the tires on trying to get some of my favorites working well through various emus over the years as well, but nothing nearly as well thought out as this.  I'm looking forward to trying this out!

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14 hours ago, Zombeaver said:

You'd have to rename the "Games" platform to Commodore 64 in LB and then change its parent to Computers instead of C64 Dreams. I didn't really want this interfering with people's existing C64 libraries because it functions pretty differently.

Ah, thanx. Is it possible to have sub categories to a platform? would be nice to have demos and mags as a sub. It would be nice to have for the Amiga aswell.

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Sortof - if you consider playlists a subcategory. You can go three layers deep, if you include playlists, which is what this collection does.

Platform category

          |_ Platform

                    |_ Playlist

In this case that's:

C64 Dreams

          |_ Games

                    |_ Best of Vol. 1

                    |_ Best of Vol. 2

          |_ Magazines

                    |_ Zzap!64

etc.

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On 4/7/2019 at 11:14 PM, Zombeaver said:

You'd have to rename the "Games" platform to Commodore 64 in LB and then change its parent to Computers instead of C64 Dreams. I didn't really want this interfering with people's existing C64 libraries because it functions pretty differently.

Quick question Zombeaver - If I already have a platform in my LB setup called "Commodore 64", how can I merge the games platform in C64 dreams into this current one?  

It was relatively easy to change its parent to computers like you suggest, but when I tried to change the name it said "Another platform already exists with the specified title.  Please choose a different title"

Hmmm - Any way to merge platforms?  Or do you have another suggestion to integrate it with my current Launchbox C64 games setup?   Thanks!

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