Jump to content
LaunchBox Community Forums

12.7 Beta Testing


faeran

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, Drybonz said:

Same problem with the auto-install of the latest beta hanging at, apparently, 100% progress.

You can check the first post out:

Also, another way I missed is to update via Big Box. That should work too if you have access.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/7/2022 at 6:39 AM, The Papaw said:

v12.7.1 - When I use the "Games Missing Media", allow it to check the metadata, then trying to update what it finds, say box fronts or 3d boxes for the 400+ games, it just hangs on "Initializing process" for me. Cancel isn't working right either. I can close LB and try again, does same thing. Anyone else? 

 

I posted about this a week or so back concerning the "Update Metadata and Media Wizard". I have spent many hours this past week trying to figure it out and still haven't found a solution. I have learned more about the problem and thought maybe if I shared more info, especially the video, someone might be able to help figure it out. 

This time all the testing done was using v12.7.3, v12.6, v12.5 (12.7.3 was used in video) with on a external SSD with Launchbox and ALL paths using default folders. So I have eliminated the NAS side of it

PC Specs:
Intel 8086k
32GB Ram
Nvidea 1080ti FTW
Launchbox installed on 256gb External SSD with nothing but it and media.
No major changes in system in past month or so and all drivers are current.
Win 10 with current updates

I ran into this with beta 12.7.1. (all my media is stored on mapped NAS drives). I hadn't tried using the option for finding "Update Metadata and Media Wizard" feature in a while, and when it failed (just hung on "Initializing"), I went back and tried installing 12.5 and 12.6 over it and got the same results.

I found a copy of my LB folder (v12.3) I made as a backup when I was doing something and I tried it and it works just fine (even using paths to media on NAS drive).

Here is what I am finding with v12.5, v12.6 and all the 12.7 betas. If I select 304 or less games, it appears to works as expected, If I select 310 games or ALL games via <CTRL> + <A>, it just gets stuck on "Initializing". I have even let it sit all night.

I also noticed that if I let it Refresh images, I will come up with a number (notice "Games missing Boxes" in the video finding 481), then after selecting 300 games and running "Update Metadata and Media Wizard", the number will drop to 465. I can close LB, go right back into it, let it refresh again and it will show 481 again. Something isn't updating, downloading or refreshing correctly.

I included logs and the video below (log 1. showing it working with 300 games and log 2. showing it hung on Initializing when I selected 310 games).

1.Debug 2022-01-19 09-27-20 AM.log

2.Debug 2022-01-19 09-34-09 AM.log

I've tried deleting LB Cache, the ListCache.xml file, using Data folder from the working v12.3 copy and all kinds of other things.

Any ideas or help is much appreciated

 

Edited by The Papaw
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Beta 4 is now out with the following changes:

  • New Premium Feature: Added a Documents badge for games with manuals and other documents
  • New Feature: MAME can now be automatically downloaded (or updated) and installed via the MAME Full Set Importer. This makes it super easy to get up and playing just by running the MAME Arcade Full Set Wizard and nothing else.
  • New Feature: Game Details in LaunchBox has been overhauled with a new, modern look
  • New Feature: Added new controls and bindings for use inside of LaunchBox Game Details (for theme devs)

 

For any prospective LaunchBox theme devs, the new view should show off some new functions that you can use in your own themes. Most notably, we added a Media Carousel Control, and an Achievements summary panel.

Tagging previous LaunchBox theme devs, just in case you want to check it out:

@Karoline @Mr. RetroLust @Rincewind @raviol @Natouse @shadowfire @Lordmonkus @Grila @nosh @harryoke 

  • Like 13
Link to comment
Share on other sites

LB Old Default - Right click menu on Game Details has dissapeared 'fullscreen/delete' screenshots, i noticed this in a previous beta.

LB Default - The new Game Details scrolling locks up if you're hovering over the video.

Edited by Rlad
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, faeran said:

Beta 4 is now out with the following changes:

  • New Premium Feature: Added a Documents badge for games with manuals and other documents
  • New Feature: MAME can now be automatically downloaded (or updated) and installed via the MAME Full Set Importer. This makes it super easy to get up and playing just by running the MAME Arcade Full Set Wizard and nothing else.
  • New Feature: Game Details in LaunchBox has been overhauled with a new, modern look
  • New Feature: Added new controls and bindings for use inside of LaunchBox Game Details (for theme devs)

 

For any prospective LaunchBox theme devs, the new view should show off some new functions that you can use in your own themes. Most notably, we added a Media Carousel Control, and an Achievements summary panel.

Tagging previous LaunchBox theme devs, just in case you want to check it out:

@Karoline @Mr. RetroLust @Rincewind @raviol @Natouse @shadowfire @Lordmonkus @Grila @nosh @harryoke 

Wow! The new screenshots tab in the details-area looks really nice! I only wish that this could be applied to other themes, as I use LBPlex most of the time and I noticed this update only applied to the default theme?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Krakerman said:

Yeah old theme looks same no difference. Need to keep supporting that theme best one still in my opinion

+1 on that. While I use LBPlex mostly, I prefer the old default theme too instead of the newer default.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

The new game detail options are awesome, thanks! Only thing I'd like to change is the black bars the video shows for 4:3 and vertical videos to make the bars transparent, I forgot how you fixed that in the past @faeran could you help me out?

Should be able to edit the new GameDetailsView.xaml file and change PreviewBackground to Transparent on line 348.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Kevin_Flynn said:

This is a significant downgrade and a poor copy of the Neptune/Lambda theme.

Faeran, the creator of Neptune also made this new view i believe, so not a copy per se. Sounds like you prefer the other two themes though, so why switch at all?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

Faeran, the creator of Neptune also made this new view i believe, so not a copy per se. Sounds like you prefer the other two themes though, so why switch at all?

I never used them and I prefer the default prior to this beta. It's difficult to read any of the text or ratings that's over the image as there is far too much going on. When compared to Neptune where the content is below the image/fanart.

Edited by Kevin_Flynn
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Kevin_Flynn said:

I never used them and I prefer the default prior to this beta. It's difficult to read any of the text or ratings that's over the image as there is far too much going on.

Unfortunately a theme will never please 100% of people, it's just not possible, but that is why we do have theming as a feature, so someone could make a copy and edit the default theme more to there liking. As this is a new look to the game details, i don't expect it will be immediately changed, and there are no options for that sort of thing built into the UI, so editing the theme will be the only way currently.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...