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I have (maybe) a bit of a unique setup and looking for ideas. I am using bigbox on one tv to search through game catalogs, see artwork and manuals but playing games on original hardware on different tv. My issue is that I don't really want to even see the "play" options for games in bigbox. Right now, I have it so it can't find file and a windows box comes up to say file can't be found. Any way to remove play option in code? If not, is there a way to launch manual when click play or anyone have another idea?

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On 11/5/2021 at 11:58 AM, recordguy42 said:

I have (maybe) a bit of a unique setup and looking for ideas. I am using bigbox on one tv to search through game catalogs, see artwork and manuals but playing games on original hardware on different tv. My issue is that I don't really want to even see the "play" options for games in bigbox. Right now, I have it so it can't find file and a windows box comes up to say file can't be found. Any way to remove play option in code? If not, is there a way to launch manual when click play or anyone have another idea?

Big Box just launches whatever 'exe' it points to. If I'm understanding you correctly, you could just point Big Box to some batch file that opens the manual? Not sure of the intricacies of this though... would need all your manuals naming the same as the game I think. 

Other than that, it sounds like Big Box might not be your best option for what you're trying to achieve? It could be a case of using BB to get all the media/manuals etc and then rolling your own front end to display them? Maybe via an offline website arrangement through the browser?

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