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I would like to know this too!

When I imported my Amiga, SNES, NES and MAME games I enabled the download of the "bezels". But there are a few games where these (slightly transparent) bezels cover parts of the game.
So I would like to disable the bezels for these specific games.
I have seen that RetroArch has an "Overlay" setting where I can disable these bezels, however that change does not stick, when I launch the game again then the bezels are there again - saving the config inside of RetroArch while the game is running throws an error that the config cant be saved.

A option to disable bezels entirely or on a game by game basis inside of LaunchBox would be great! (I could not find such an option)

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4 hours ago, dukey3784 said:

I wonder how it can be done in either Launchbox or Mame itself?  

 

LaunchBox currently has no way to disable a bezel. For MAME, just remove the bezel from the artwork folder. Different versions of MAME have an ability to swap bezels, change bezel attributes, etc., and save certain settings, but it is just easier to clean-up the mentioned artwork directory directly.

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6 hours ago, dragon57 said:

Different versions of MAME have an ability to swap bezels, change bezel attributes, etc., and save certain settings, but it is just easier to clean-up the mentioned artwork directory directly.

Do you mean having multiple bezels in different layout files per game that you can flip between? If so, do you know exactly which version?

I mostly use Bezel Project themed bezels, but there are dynamic features and overlay support in some MAME artwork sets and the ability to swap them easily would be super useful just while setting up bezels. Currently I have to swap back and forth between artwork folders, find the features I'm missing that I want and than manually add them to the layout file for the Bezel Project artwork.

Additional question: Would the Bezel Project accept the inclusion of updated layout files that add things as simple as colour overlays, or lit graphics if they were optional and never changed or affected the single bezel image?

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Most any modern version of MAME allows you to flip your bezels via the built-in menu system.

What I do here is to define more than one artwork folder path in the MAME.ini file. That allows you to have files from our project, plus the traditional ones that have additional features.

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1 hour ago, dragon57 said:

What I do here is to define more than one artwork folder path in the MAME.ini file. That allows you to have files from our project, plus the traditional ones that have additional features.

I tried that in the past and it didn't work. Maybe it had some kind of identical naming issue between the sets, I'll check it out again.

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26 minutes ago, Headrush69 said:

I tried that in the past and it didn't work. Maybe it had some kind of identical naming issue between the sets, I'll check it out again.

If you have duplicate names, only one is seen, if I recall correctly.

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20 minutes ago, dragon57 said:

If you have duplicate names, only one is seen, if I recall correctly.

That was indeed the issue. This helps as I can make a folder for my custom layouts and not worry about updates replacing them.

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On 6/24/2022 at 1:52 PM, faeran said:

After disabling overlays in RetroArch, go down to Overrides and save either a Core, Content Directory, or Game override.

THX! That seems to have worked! :)

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On 6/25/2022 at 9:35 AM, dragon57 said:

LaunchBox currently has no way to disable a bezel.

Would be really nice if an option could be added to entirely remove the downloaded bezels again in case that the user realizes that he does not want them. :)

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3 minutes ago, cholzer said:

Would be really nice if an option could be added to entirely remove the downloaded bezels again in case that the user realizes that he does not want them. :)

I can't speak for more options in LaunchBox, but the Bezel Projects app for Windows has a disable and uninstall option.

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4 minutes ago, dragon57 said:

I can't speak for more options in LaunchBox, but the Bezel Projects app for Windows has a disable and uninstall option.

my thinking is that since Launchbox offers an option to download bezels, Launchbox should also provide an option to remove them again. :)

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