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LaunchBox 2019 New Feature Poll

LaunchBox 2019 New Feature Poll  

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  1. 1. Round 1 - Choose all features that you would like to prioritize:

    • New Paid Android Version (Select Games on the Desktop, Export to Android)
      539
    • Platform-specific Zoom and Aspect Ratios for LaunchBox
      332
    • Marquee Video Support, Customization Options for Placement and Image Types
      422
    • Add Alternate Names, Game Type, Max Players, Wikipedia Link, and Video Link fields from the LaunchBox Games Database to LaunchBox
      544
    • Integrated Retroarch Netplay Lobby Browser
      458
    • Display Platform/Playlist/Category Information in the LaunchBox Game Details Sidebar when No Game is Selected
      327
    • Add Sort By Options to Big Box (another item in the alphanumeric list)
      433
    • Integrate MAME High Scores and Show Community Scores
      499
    • Disable Certain Controllers (such as Flight Sticks), Multiple Controllers with Different Bindings
      222
    • Bulk Edit Additional Apps
      294
    • Per-Game AutoHotkey Script Support
      329
    • Previous and Next Buttons in LaunchBox Edit Window
      365
    • Automatic Multi-Disc Playlist Creation for Retroarch
      470
    • Backup and Restore Options for Data and Settings
      687
    • Big Box Wall View Overhaul
      451
    • Game Screenshot Grabber
      410
    • Big Box Theme-Specific Settings (Save and Restore Settings for Each Theme)
      474
    • Indicator/Icon for Games with Multiple Versions Available
      594
    • Bulk Edit Platform and Move Media to Proper Folders
      497
    • Option to Reverse Sort Order in LaunchBox
      217
  2. 2. Round 2 - Choose all features that you would like to prioritize:

    • Amiga WHD Name Conversion (Like MAME)
      325
    • Icons for Types of Controls (Keyboard/Mouse, PS4/Xbox Controller, Wiimote, Nunchuk, etc.)
      746
    • API importer for GOG
      387
    • Option to Force Update Games Database Metadata
      446
    • Option to Manually Check for Updates
      524
    • Retro Achievements Gamer Score, Profile, and Leaderboards
      567
    • Proper Support for Year-Only Release Dates
      250
    • Auditing Overhaul - Add Missing Fields and Allow Full-Library Audits
      434
    • Parsec Integration
      173
    • Allow Launch With for Additional Apps/Versions
      282
    • Media Cleanup Overhaul - Review/Change Items, Move to Folder or Delete
      525
    • Xbox Controller and PS4 Controller Home Button Support
      1062
    • New Document Fields for Hintbooks, Cheats, and Maps
      417
    • Video Clip Grabber for Missing Videos
      608
    • Steam Achievements in Details like Retro Achievements
      422
    • Visual icon/indicator for Broken Games
      535
    • Filter to Games with Missing Media
      590
    • Proper Support for MAME Software Lists
      392
    • Big Box Parental Restrictions (Use Pin Code to Hide Games with Certain Ratings)
      251
    • Option to Name Media via ROM File Name instead of Game Title (where possible, won't work for non-ROM-based platforms)
      235


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On 4/21/2020 at 6:54 PM, Jason Carr said:

It's definitely coming @richardoswald. We'll be tackling all top 20 items before the next poll.

Very hyped for this feature! I've built my own list of coop games for some consoles, but consoles like the Turbographx 16 and some others weren't very popular in my home town back in the early 90s, so I don't know much about those game libraries. Having this feature will surely make me discover new games I've never played before :) 

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I really love Launchbox and I paid a lifetime licence, besides I don't use bigbox at all, just launchbox, I really love it for organizing my games. However I need to say that I care A LOT for the design and the little details and I think in that aspect LB has a lot of room for improvement. I know probably most people use bigbox and I think it could look really fantastic, but for launchbox itself I think a lot of things can be done. There are some beautiful themes, but for someone that isn't a developer it is really complicated to edit an existing one or create a new one. However, no matter what theme do you choose to use, I think there could be some customization options that should be implemented.

My 3 top features that I would like to see in the future are:

- More customization for covers (allow users to round the edges, fill the space with cover so all look the same width and height)

- More customization for game details panel (I can't understand why the cover is not a field in the details panel, so If I choose to use the list view, I can't see any cover of my games, even in the details panel, also, it will be awesome to be able to select the order of the items)

- Some kind of theme creation tool, so anyone can create and modify themes without being an expert on WPF

So, again, I do really love launchbox, and I hope you can consider any of this features for next updates.

 

PD: I already submitted the first 2 as feature requests.

Thank you!

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Did the "show all the other installed versions from different platforms of the same game" make the cut this year? The one like one of the other front ends has where if you go to the details of the game, like space invaders in the arcade section, and it show the apple version, the atari version, etc. ect, and if you click on it, the video runs in a small window and you can run one of the other versions from there.

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8 hours ago, FlightRisk said:

Did the "show all the other installed versions from different platforms of the same game" make the cut this year? The one like one of the other front ends has where if you go to the details of the game, like space invaders in the arcade section, and it show the apple version, the atari version, etc. ect, and if you click on it, the video runs in a small window and you can run one of the other versions from there.

Doesn't look like it made the poll, no. We've had quite a few requests for it, but we've hesitated to implement it because it's not possible to do accurately. For example, we don't 100% know if "Game A" for one platform is actually the same game for another platform, or if it's just a duplicate title. Our best idea though is to use developer, publisher, and release date information to try and line them up. It wouldn't be perfect this way but it will probably end up as an option on the next poll.

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Could anyone clarify what this feature entails --

 Add Sort By Options to Big Box (another item in the alphanumeric list)

Does this mean that when you're in a platform, you'll be able to sort games by genres, playmodes, release year, etc... when invoking the alphanumeric list, instead of just sorting by title?

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1 hour ago, bbweiners said:

Could anyone clarify what this feature entails --

 Add Sort By Options to Big Box (another item in the alphanumeric list)

Does this mean that when you're in a platform, you'll be able to sort games by genres, playmodes, release year, etc... when invoking the alphanumeric list, instead of just sorting by title?

Yes, that is what that item entailed. It just missed the 20-item cutoff though, so it'll probably end up again on the next poll.

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