Jump to content
LaunchBox Community Forums

Disabling Startup Themes


Thornback
 Share

Recommended Posts

Is there a way to disable an emulator's startup theme in Big Box only? I can see the option of disabling them all at once or individually turn them off in emulator settings (which would affect both LB and BB). Ideally would like to have a couple of problematic themes disabled in Big Box but not Launchbox. Is that possible?

Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Thornback said:

Is there a way to disable an emulator's startup theme in Big Box only? I can see the option of disabling them all at once or individually turn them off in emulator settings (which would affect both LB and BB). Ideally would like to have a couple of problematic themes disabled in Big Box but not Launchbox. Is that possible?

Thanks!

Currently no. I think this is mainly because if it works in LB it works in BB since they function off of the same structure. However, there have been some outlier users that with some emulators will have an issue in BB and not LB. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

Currently no. I think this is mainly because if it works in LB it works in BB since they function off of the same structure. However, there have been some outlier users that with some emulators will have an issue in BB and not LB. 

No worries, thanks. 

I might be one of those users. Currently there is a chance that when I exit Dolphin in Big Box it gets stuck on a black screen. Similarly, when quitting a game on Mednafen it sometimes returns to an unresponsive menu screen. All I need to do is press a mouse button for it to snap back into place. Naturally, this doesn’t apply to LB since you’re not returning to an application that is in exclusive full screen mode as is the case with BB. 

I believe the above is caused by Windows focus issues but that is anyone’s guess. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Thornback said:

No worries, thanks. 

I might be one of those users. Currently there is a chance that when I exit Dolphin in Big Box it gets stuck on a black screen. Similarly, when quitting a game on Mednafen it sometimes returns to an unresponsive menu screen. All I need to do is press a mouse button for it to snap back into place. Naturally, this doesn’t apply to LB since you’re not returning to an application that is in exclusive full screen mode as is the case with BB. 

I believe the above is caused by Windows focus issues but that is anyone’s guess. 

 

Yes, there are several threads with this same reported issue on focus loss. Jason did advise Startup/Shutdowns would be problematic due to exclusive fullscreen.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey @Thornback 

You could try this plugin/script for your focus issue. Its not very elegant but works well for me.

Download this: focus.zip

Right click .zip, properties, unblock.

Place the .dll in Launchbox/Plugins

Place the .ahk in Launchbox/Autohotkey

 

It "should" work with startup screens enabled or disabled.

The .dll just runs the .ahk on game exit.

the .ahk just activates 1st the start up screen window after that it activates either BB or LB window. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@jayjay

This worked! For Mednafen anyway. Thanks so much. I ended up finding a sweet spot of 5.2 seconds for a seamless transition.

Unfortunately, Dolphin still proves challenging. The issue here is that upon exiting a game the screen fades to black. Your script is able force the shutdown sequence to play eventually but by the time it gets back to the menu it is unresponsive (i.e. out of focus). Mednafen never had this problem and goes straight to the menu so your script works wonders there and can be timed accordingly.

 

Edited by Thornback
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey @Thornback. I'm assuming you downloaded the plugin from the other thread as my attachment in this thread shows 0 downloads. If you did download the other plugin try the plugin in this thread.

The other plugin uses mouse click which will only focus the 1st available window. Where as the plugin on this page uses winActivate. Which should activate the shutdown screen then BB. 

  • The Cake is a Lie 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, jayjay said:

Hey @Thornback. I'm assuming you downloaded the plugin from the other thread as my attachment in this thread shows 0 downloads. If you did download the other plugin try the plugin in this thread.

The other plugin uses mouse click which will only focus the 1st available window. Where as the plugin on this page uses winActivate. Which should activate the shutdown screen then BB. 

You absolute legend! This did the trick!

My bad, I had assumed the plugins were identical but as it turns out this isn't the case.

Thanks heaps mate!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...