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(PS2) This game is not playable videos

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I have several videos in my collections that simply display "This game is not playable" and I am trying to interpret this correctly. It seems possible that a newer version of an emulator might add support for a rom (otherwise why have the rom in my collection in the first place?). In that case, a game might be playable but just have an outdated video. I am still building my system, so I have not been able to test all of these games that have this video yet. I just figured I would remove all videos and roms from my list that display this message.

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I have several videos in my collections that simply display "This game is not playable" and I am trying to interpret this correctly. It seems possible that a newer version of an emulator might add support for a rom (otherwise why have the rom in my collection in the first place?). In that case, a game might be playable but just have an outdated video. I am still building my system, so I have not been able to test all of these games that have this video yet. I just figured I would remove all videos and roms from my list that display this message.

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A lot of them that say not playable do actually play but something is still wrong with them whether it's audio, video or some other bug they are not emulated 100 percent correct as of your latest version of rom/emulator. I usually just get rid of them, they ususally aren't games I would want anyhow.

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A lot of them that say not playable do actually play but something is still wrong with them whether it's audio, video or some other bug they are not emulated 100 percent correct as of your latest version of rom/emulator. I usually just get rid of them, they ususally aren't games I would want anyhow.

Thanks. I will get rid of them. Follow-up question then -- why even include these video stubs in the packs? It is silly. Wouldn't it make more sense to just have videos only for playable games? I can't imagine anyone wants their cabinet to display a "game not playable" video.

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Yeah, I also things it's a bit pointless. You could set your missing default video in the frontend. And that way you know which videos are actually missing.

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the reason i include them is:

#1 they are small

#2 members assumed the videos were just missing.

#3 it makes it easier for me to track when updating a set

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I appreciate them. My HS setup is more than just a "cabinet" of playable games, but also a game encyclopedia of sorts. Even if the rom doesn't play I will have it in my wheel, and it's nice to know at a glance which won't play. Besides, just because they don't play now doesnt mean they won't some day in the future.

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those videos are the first thing I check when going back through mame.

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Thanks. I will get rid of them. Follow-up question then -- why even include these video stubs in the packs? It is silly. Wouldn't it make more sense to just have videos only for playable games? I can't imagine anyone wants their cabinet to display a "game not playable" video.

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its called completeness,and thats not silly.I can personally say I would rather have a video of "this game is not playable"then nothing at all that leaves you wondering...... :)

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I would MUCH rather have a video with a small caption on the bottom such as --------ERROR--------ERROR------- The world changes and so does hardware those that did not work now may work perfectly tomorrow, and some that claim don't work on some systems work on others fully, and I would like to view the gameplay even if I cant play the game due to it's problems and if I like the gameplay I may go out and buy it for the original systems I own.   

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lol what is with random people bumping ancient topics? I don't even know what you're trying to say but you seem very confused.

A video displaying it's not playable has absolutely nothing to do with "hardware" or it not being playable on certain systems. It means the game is not playable in any emulators yet and cannot be recorded.

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While there may be a few left in sets, we don't add these anymore and @DamnedRegistrations has been doing a wonderful job getting true preview vids in place of these

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Its' 2020 and there still a lot of these videos even tho the games works in emulators a long time ago tho...

Sorry for reviving a necro post.

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3 hours ago, rasoft2000 said:

Its' 2020 and there still a lot of these videos even tho the games works in emulators a long time ago tho...

Sorry for reviving a necro post.

What system,. I thought we got all those

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1 hour ago, Circo said:

What system,. I thought we got all those

Please, do check PS2 for example. I remember that system because I double checked the high and low res videos in the FTP for that.

I will check the other system as soon I can get to my place.

Thanks and keep adding videos!!! 😁

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That was the system those really were abused.  It was a bad idea lol, my idea, but not a great one 😂

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I just go into the Launchbox videos directory and sort by size. For example in PS2 these games have 'this game is not playable videos'(even though they are):

Pitfall

Project Snowblind

Silent Hill The Room

Silent Hill Shattered Memories

SOCOM

Tom Clancy Splinter Cell, Double Agent and Pandora

True Crime Streets of LA

Singstar ABBA and FInal Fantasy XI Online have 'HD error''/memory card videos.

Am sure there are others, but amongst the games I have these are the ones that have bad videos.

 

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@Andrewmac, I have uploaded 317 new videos over the last two weeks.  For instance splinter cell vids were uploaded on wednesday.  I have 53 captures left on my list then I will post the list of games I could not get working and we can progress from there.  Also I removed all the game not playable videos completely from the ftp and sync servers on May 15th

 

On singstar and final fantasy do you know of a way to emulate microphones and hard drives?

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Thanks for this!

 

I just did a mass re-download using the Tools/Metadata and Media option and used the recommended option for media. After about 5 hours of downloads the PS2 media mentioned above still shows the 'not playable' video. Do you know if there's a way in Launchbox for it to 'force' download/overwrite to fix these titles? Or is that a question for the Launchbox forum?

Any help much appreciated.

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Actually I noticed that in the case of many of these the status of the rom is 'Imported Rom" = am guessing that's the issue?

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I am honestly not sure 

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@Andrewmac I misspoke, I had not uploaded splinter cell ones yet.  Here is where I am at.

Captured not edited:

  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons - Globs of Doom (USA)
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (USA)
  • Stuntman Ignition (USA)
  • Suffering, The - Ties That Bind (USA)
  • SWAT - Global Strike Team (USA)
  • Syberia (Europe) 
  • Thrillville (USA)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Double Agent (USA)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Pandora Tomorrow (USA)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (USA) 

Still need to capture:

  • Guitar Hero - Metallica (USA)
  • Guitar Hero - Smash Hits (USA)
  • Guitar Hero - Van Halen (USA)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (USA)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (USA)
  • Max Payne (USA)
  • Monster Rancher 3 (USA)
  • Mummy, The - The Animated Series (Europe)
  • Nicktoons Unite! (USA)
  • Peter Jackson's King Kong - The Official Game of the Movie (USA)
  • Peter Pan (Europe)
  • Pilot Down - Behind Enemy Lines (Europe)
  • Pinocchio (Europe)
  • Plan, Th3 (USA)
  • Powerdrome (USA)
  • Primal (USA)
  • Prince of Persia - Warrior Within (USA)
  • Project - Snowblind (USA)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids (USA)
  • Reign of Fire (USA)
  • Reservoir Dogs (USA)
  • Rogue Ops (USA)
  • Ruff Trigger - The Vanocore Conspiracy (USA)
  • Rune - Viking Warlord (USA)
  • SOCOM - U.S. Navy SEALs (USA)
  • SOCOM - U.S. Navy SEALs - Combined Assault (USA)
  • SOCOM 3 - U.S. Navy SEALs (USA)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (USA)
  • Shaman King - Power of Spirit (USA)
  • Shark Tale (USA)
  • Shifters (USA)
  • Shin Megami Tensei - Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army (USA)
  • Shin Megami Tensei - Devil Summoner 2 - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (USA)
  • Silent Hill - Shattered Memories (USA)
  • Silent Hill 2 (Greatest Hits) (USA)
  • Silent Hill 3 (USA)
  • Silent Hill 4 - The Room (USA)
  • Silent Line - Armored Core (USA)
  • Silent Scope 2 - Dark Silhouette (USA)
  • Sims, The - Bustin' Out (USA)
  • Skyscraper (Europe)
  • Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys (Europe)
  • Sonic Gems Collection (Europe)
  • Sopranos, The - Road to Respect (USA)
  • Special Forces (Europe)
  • Spider-Man - Web of Shadows (USA)
  • Spiderwick Chronicles, The (USA)
  • Splashdown - Rides Gone Wild (USA)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - Lights, Camera, Pants! (USA)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (USA)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The (USA)
  • Terminator 3 - The Redemption (USA)
  • Tokobot Plus - Mysteries of the Karakuri (USA)
  • Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury (USA)

Not playable on last attempt:

  • Boogie (USA)
  • Carmen Sandiego - The Secret of the Stolen Drums (USA)
  • Cart Kings (India)
  • Chandragupta - Warrior Prince (India)
  • Cricket 2005 (Europe)
  • David Beckham Soccer (Europe)
  • Deep Water (Europe)
  • Dropship - United Peace Force (USA)
  • Dynamite 100 (Europe)
  • ESPN Major League Baseball (USA)
  • Earache Extreme Metal Racing (Europe)
  • FightBox (Europe)
  • Freaky Flyers (USA)
  • Gumball 3000 (Europe)
  • Hard Rock Casino (USA)
  • Haven - Call of the King (USA)
  • History Channel, The - Great Battles of Rome (Europe)
  • IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005 (USA)
  • Impossible Mission (Europe)
  • Iridium Runners (USA)
  • Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (USA)
  • Junior Sports Basketball (Europe)
  • Kaan - Barbarian's Blade (Europe)
  • King of Fighters Collection, The - The Orochi Saga (USA)
  • Knockout Kings 2001 (USA)
  • K.O. King (Europe)
  • Le Tour de France (Europe)
  • Legend of Herkules (Europe)
  • London Cab Challenge (Europe)
  • Major League Baseball 2K10 (USA)
  • Major League Baseball 2K11 (USA)
  • Major League Baseball 2K12 (USA)
  • Major League Baseball 2K5 (USA)
  • Major League Baseball 2K7 (USA)
  • Major League Baseball 2K9 (USA)
  • Marvel Nemesis - Rise of the Imperfects (USA)
  • Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing (USA)
  • NHL 2K6 (USA)
  • NHL 2K9 (USA)
  • Petz - Horsez 2 (USA)
  • Pinball Fun (Europe)
  • Pitfall - The Lost Expedition (USA)
  • Radio Helicopter II (Europe)
  • Rally Fusion - Race of Champions (USA)
  • Rhythmic Star! (Europe)
  • Robin Hood - Defender of the Crown (USA)
  • Robin Hood - The Siege 2 (Europe)
  • Roland Garros French Open 2002 (Europe)
  • Roland Garros French Open 2003 (Europe)
  • RTL Biathlon 2007 (Germany)
  • RTL Biathlon 2009 (Germany)
  • RTL Ski Jumping 2006 (Germany)
  • RTL Ski Jumping 2007 (Germany)
  • RTL Winter Games 2007 (Germany)
  • RTL Winter Sports 2009 (Germany)
  • Rugby 06 (USA)
  • Rugby 08 (USA)
  • Rugby 2005 (USA)
  • Savage Skies (USA)
  • Scrabble - 2003 Edition (Europe)
  • Second Sight (USA)
  • Shadow Man - 2econd Coming (USA)
  • Shadow of Zorro, The (Europe)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding (USA)
  • Sims, The (USA)
  • Speed Kings (USA)
  • Sprint Cars - Road to Knoxville (USA)
  • Sprint Cars 2 - Showdown at Eldora (USA)
  • Stolen (USA)
  • Super Farm (Europe)
  • Superman Returns (USA)
  • Sven - Goran Eriksson's World Cup Manager (Europe)
  • Test Drive (USA)
  • TD Overdrive (Europe)
  • Telly Addicts (Europe)
  • Tennis Court Smash (Europe)
  • Top Trumps Adventures Vol. 2 - Dogs & Dinosaurs (Europe)
  • Torrente 3 - The Protector (Europe)
  • Totally Spies! Totally Party (USA)
  • Trivial Pursuit (USA)
  • True Crime - Streets of LA (USA)
  • Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray (USA)
  • Winter Sports (Europe)
  • Winter Sports 2 - The Next Challenge (USA)
  • Winter Sports 2008 - The Ultimate Challenge (USA)
  • World Series Baseball 2K3 (USA)
  • WRC 4 (Europe)
  • Urban Freestyle Soccer (Europe)
  • XS Junior League Soccer (Europe)
  • Yanya Caballista - City Skater (USA)
     

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Thanks for the update. You're doing the Lord's work!!

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12 hours ago, Andrewmac said:

Thanks for the update. You're doing the Lord's work!!

Uploaded these today

  • Star Wars The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (USA)
  • Silent Hill 2 (Greatest Hits) (USA)
  • Silent Hill 3 (USA)
  • Silent Hill 4 - The Room (USA)
  • Sims, The - Bustin' Out (USA)
  • SOCOM - U.S. Navy SEALs - Combined Assault (USA)
  • SOCOM - U.S. Navy SEALs (USA)
  • SOCOM 3 - U.S. Navy SEALs (USA)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons - Globs of Doom (USA)
  • Stuntman Ignition (USA)
  • Suffering, The - Ties That Bind (USA)
  • SWAT - Global Strike Team (USA)
  • Syberia (Europe)
  • Thrillville (USA)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Double Agent (USA)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Pandora Tomorrow (USA)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (USA)
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