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39 minutes ago, JaysArcade said:

My experience with the pause screens and RetroArch is they work 100% of the time in Launchbox. In Bigbox however, I can pause 7, 8, or 9 times (Maybe more or less than that, but definitely more than just once) and then Pause will no longer work. Opening and closing a retroarch game has no effect and trying a platform that uses a different core but same retroarch exe has no effect. The only way I've gotten Pause to work again is to close and re-open BigBox where Pause will only work a few times again. Alt Tabbing has no effect.

If there is a game I am spamming save and load states through Pause, I can only do it within Launchbox. But now, I'm kind of over it and just use a key combo through RetroArch to save or load states and skip Pause altogether. Probably should have been doing that to begin with, but yeah. Something not entirely right with Pause in BigBox for me. But I have no issues with this in Launchbox.

This is very similar to the behavior I experience with retroarch and bigbox. And ya it is a bummer cause I’d like to use the LB pause screen but I may have to disable and use retroarch hotkeys. 
 

im using a Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK. 8Gb ram and 120GB ssd. Running LaunchBox on external 2tb mechanical hard drive. 
 

what rig are you running on?

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I5 4460, 8 Gb ram. Mechanical internal drive for windows. External USB drive for Launchbox and emulators. GeForce GTX 750 Ti.

The nice thing for me about using pause instead of retroarch hotkeys for the save and load states, its just easier to hit the pause button on my arcade control panel and use the menu. For the xbone controllers the hotkey key combo method is fine but guests find using the pause key easy once I show it to them. Easier than remembering some key combo.

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Ah indeed. Definitely a task keeping things simple for the guests.


I haven’t messed with it yet but I think LaunchBox supports the Xbox guide button now for single press pause menu invocation no?

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2 minutes ago, JaysArcade said:

I think so but I haven't bothered trying to set it up.

Yea. I haven’t had a chance to tweak that yet. I’ve been too stuck on getting my setup to transition from game to bigbox and back to game with proper controller mappings etc while not losing focus and control so user needs to grab a keyboard or mouse. It’s been a challenge to say the least. I finally caved and set a hot key for alt+tab using xpadder as a fallback in case focus from bigbox gets lost. 

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