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Sega Dreamcast Video Snaps Updated (v1.2)

We have just released a long awaited update for the Sega Dreamcast Video Snaps collection.  This update adds or replaces 184 video snaps bringing our total for the collection to 459 videos.  Huge thanks to DamnedRegistrations and Audi85 for helping with some of these captures.  Now on to the sample, list of changes and links (you know the drill).
 
High Quality Sample
 
Videos Added or Replaced - 185
Captures and Initial Edits - @Circo @DamnedRegistrations @Audi85
Final Edits and Encoding - @Circo
102 Dalmatians - Puppies to the Rescue (USA) 18 Wheeler - American Pro Trucker (USA) 4 Wheel Thunder (USA) 4x4 Evolution (USA) 90 Minutes - Sega Championship Football (Europe) Advanced Daisenryaku 2001 (Japan) (Translated En) Aero Dancing I (Japan) Air (Japan) Alice's Mom's Rescue (World) (Unl) Atari Anniversary Edition (USA) BANG! Gunship Elite (USA) Bangai-O (USA) BassRush Dream - Ecogear PowerWorm Championship (Japan) Biohazard - Code - Veronica - Kanzenban (Japan) (Translated En) (Disc 1) Biohazard - Code - Veronica - Kanzenban (Japan) (Translated En) (Disc 2) Bomber Hehhe! (Japan) Bomberman Online (USA) Border Down (Japan) Breakers (World) (Unl) Buggy Heat (Europe) Bust-A-Move 4 (USA) Caesars Palace 2000 - Millennium Gold Edition (USA) Canary - Kono Omoi wo Uta ni Nosete (Japan) Cannon Spike (USA) Capcom vs. SNK - Millennium Fight 2000 Pro (Japan) Capcom vs. SNK (USA) Capcom vs. SNK 2 - Millionaire Fighting 2001 (Japan) Capcom vs. SNK 2 Fan Disc (Japan) Castle Shikigami 2 (Japan) Chaos Field (Japan) Charge 'N Blast (USA) Chicken Run (USA) Chu Chu Rocket! (USA) Cleopatra Fortune (Japan) Coaster Works (USA) Cool Boarders Burrrn! (Japan) Cool Herders (World) (Unl) Crazy Taxi (USA) Crazy Taxi 2 (USA) Culdcept II (Japan) D2 (USA) (Disc 1) D2 (USA) (Disc 2) D2 (USA) (Disc 3) D2 (USA) (Disc 4) Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix - Dreamcast Edition (Japan) Dance Dance Revolution Club Version - Dreamcast Edition (Japan) Daytona USA (USA) Dead or Alive 2 - Limited Edition (Japan) Dead or Alive 2 Final (Hack) Death Crimson 2 - Meranito no Saidan (Japan) Demolition Racer - No Exit (USA) Densha de Go! 2 - Kousoku-hen 3000 Bandai (Japan) Derby Tsuku - Derby Uma o Tsukurou! (Japan) Doki Doki Idol Star Seeker Remix (Japan) Draconus - Cult of the Wyrm (USA) Dreamkey Version 1.0 (Europe) Dreamkey Version 1.5 (Europe) Dreamkey Version 2.0 (Europe) Dreamkey Version 3.0 (Europe) Dreamon Collection 2 (Europe) Dreamon Collection 3 (Europe) Dreamon Collection 4 (Europe) Dreamon Volume 1 (Europe) DUX - Version 1.5 (World) (Unl) ECW Anarchy Rulz (USA) ECW Hardcore Revolution (USA) Eisei Meijin III - Game Creator Yoshimura Nobuhiro no Zunou (Japan) Elansar (World) (Unl) Escape 2042 - The Truth Defenders (World) (Unl) ESPN NBA 2Night (USA) European Super League (Europe) Evil Dead - Hail to the King (USA) Evolution - The World of Sacred Device (USA) Exhibition of Speed (Europe) Feet of Fury - Mobile Tactical Dancing Action (World) (Unl) Fire ProWrestling D (Japan) (Translated En) Flintstones, The - Viva Rock Vegas (Europe) (Proto) Frame Gride (Japan) (Translated En) Frog Feast (World) (Unl) Fruit'Y (World) (Unl) Fur Fighters (USA) Geist Force (Japan) (Proto) Ghost Blade (World) (Unl) Giga Wing (USA) Giga Wing 2 (USA) Godzilla Generations - Maximum Impact (Japan) Godzilla Generations (Japan) Golem no Maigo (Japan) Golf Shiyouyo - Course Data Shuu - Adventure-hen (Japan) Golf Shiyouyo - Kouryaku Pack (Japan) Golf Shiyouyo 2 - Aratanaru Chousen (Japan) Guilty Gear X (Japan) Half-Life (USA) (Proto) Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2 (Japan) Heisei Mahjong Shou (Japan) Hellgate (USA) (Proto) Hello Kitty - Magical Block (Japan) Hello Kitty no Garden Panic (Japan) Inhabitants (World) (Unl) Irides - Master of Blocks (World) (Unl) Jahmong (Japan) James & Watch - Arm (World) (Unl) James & Watch - Tooth Cracker (World) (Unl) Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu - Dreamcast Edition (Japan) Jissen Pachi Slot Hisshouhou! @Vpachi - Kongdom (Japan) Kidou Senshi Gundam - Renpou vs. Zeon & DX (Japan) (Disc 1) Kidou Senshi Gundam - Renpou vs. Zeon & DX (Japan) (Disc 2) King of Fighters 2000 (Japan) King of Fighters 2001 (Japan) King of Fighters 2002 (Japan) Kitahei Gold (Japan) Lake Masters Pro Dreamcast Plus! (Japan) Last Hope - Pink Bullets (Europe) Last Hope (Japan) Le Mans 24 Hours (Europe) Leona's Tricky Adventures (World) (Unl) Love Hina - Totsuzen no Engeji Happening (Japan) Maqiupai (World) (Unl) Mars Matrix (USA) Marvel vs. Capcom (USA) Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (USA) Millennium Racer - Y2K Fighter (World) (Unl) Monaco Grand Prix (USA) Morita no Saikyo Reversi (Japan) Morita no Saikyo Shougi (Japan) Mortal Kombat Gold (USA) Mr. Driller (USA) NBA 2K (USA) NBA 2K1 (USA) NBA 2K2 (USA) NEO XYX (World) (Unl) Neppachi - 10-ren Chan de Las Vegas Ryokou (Japan) Neppachi II @VPACHI - CR Harenchi Gakuen (Japan) Neppachi III @VPACHI - CR Do Konjou Gaeru 2 - CR Do Konjou Gaeru H (Japan) Neppachi IV @VPACHI - CR Aa!! Hana no Ouendan 3 (Japan) Neppachi V @VPACHI - CR Monster House (Japan) Neppachi VI @VPACHI - CR O Takara Tankentai (Japan) Net Versus - Chess (Japan) Net Versus - Gomoku Narabe to Renju (Japan) Net Versus - Hanafuda (Japan) Net Versus - Igo (Japan) Net Versus - Mahjong (Japan) Net Versus - Reversi (Japan) Net Versus - Shogi (Japan) Nettou Golf (Japan) New Japan Pro Wrestling - Toukon Retsuden 4 (Japan) Nihon Pro Mahjong Renmei Kounin - Tetsuman Menkyokaiden (Japan) O.To.I.Re - Dreamcast Sequencer (Japan) Orion Puzzle Collection (World) (Unl) Pachinko no Dendou - CR Nanasy (Japan) Pachi-Slot Teiou - Dream Slot - Heiwa SP (Japan) Pachi-Slot Teiou - Dream Slot - Olympia SP (Japan) Panzer Front (Japan) PBA Tour Bowling 2001 (USA) (Proto) Philia - The Sequel to Elansar (World) (Unl) Pier Solar and the Great Architects (World) (Unl) Plus Plumb (Japan) Pop'n Music (Japan) Pop'n Music 2 (Japan) Pop'n Music 3 - Append Disc (Japan) Pop'n Music 4 - Append Disc (Japan) Pro Mahjong Kiwame D (Japan) Pro Yakyuu Team de Asobou Net! (Japan) Propeller Arena - Aviation Battle Championship (USA) (Proto) Redux - Dark Matters (World) (Unl) Rush Rush Rally Racing (World) (Unl) Rush Rush Rally Reloaded (World) (Unl) Seaman (USA) Shanghai Dynasty (Japan) Shenmue (USA) (Disc 4) Shin Honkaku Hanafuda (Japan) Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling - Toukon Retsuden 4 (Japan) Soukou no Kihei - Space Griffon (Japan) Space Channel 5 - Part 2 (Japan) (Translated En) Sturmwind (World) (Unl) Super Runabout - San Francisco Edition (USA) Taisen Net Gimmick - Capcom & Psikyo All Stars (Japan) Tanaka Torahiko no Urutoraryu Syougi - Ibisya Anaguma Hen (Japan) Taxi 2 - Le Jeu (Europe) Tokyo Bus Guide (Japan) Volgarr the Viking (World) (Unl) What's Shenmue (Japan) Wind and Water - Puzzle Battles (World) (Unl) Zia & the Goddesses of Magic (World) (Unl)  
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GameEx and PinballX Seasonal Updates

Introducing PinballX 2.50, GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 15.00
Big updates for the season.
These are mainly performance improvement related releases with general optimizations to key functions as well as rendering and the executable compiles.
This should hopefully result in better FPS and speed improvements throughout although obviously it will be more noticeable on lower end machines.
With GameEx several other areas have been improved for performance such as the Jukebox, loading Game Info, the Movie Library and getting Meta Data.
In addition the YouTube feature is now working again and the Move Library has been improved significantly. Getting Meta Data for the movie library is now much quicker to and downloading music artist and album images is working again.
I also made the decision to make the Media Library and DVD/BluRays on disk features free for all users and no longer a registered version feature.
I am toying with the idea of releasing a sub version of GameEx without gaming features, purely as a free HTPC solution. Please let me know your thoughts on this.
In preparation for the season I, and behalf of all of my loyal team and friends who work alongside me wish you all the best, happy thanksgiving, happy Hanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa and Merry Christmas!.
-tspeirs
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Atari Lynx Video Snaps Released (v2.0)

Today's release from EmuMovies is a new video snap collection for the Atari Lynx.  DamnedRegistrations is still cranking out updates faster than we can get them posted and this new set again features crisp captures at 60fps.  We also have a new Platform Video as well as some artwork updates.   Continue reading for a listing of the new videos as well as the usual links and samples.
 
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Videos Added - 76 @DamnedRegistrations
A.P.B. - All Points Bulletin (USA, Europe) Awesome Golf (USA, Europe) Baseball Heroes (USA, Europe) Basketbrawl (USA, Europe) Batman Returns (USA, Europe) Battle Wheels (USA, Europe) Battlezone 2000 (USA, Europe) Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (USA, Europe) Block Out (USA, Europe) Blue Lightning (USA, Europe) Bubble Trouble (USA, Europe) California Games (USA, Europe) Checkered Flag (USA, Europe) Chip's Challenge (USA, Europe) Crystal Mines II (USA, Europe) Desert Strike - Return to the Gulf (USA, Europe) Dinolympics (USA, Europe) Dirty Larry - Renegade Cop (USA, Europe) Double Dragon (USA, Europe) Dracula the Undead (USA, Europe) Electrocop (USA, Europe) European Soccer Challenge (USA, Europe) Fat Bobby (USA, Europe) Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge, The (USA, Europe) Gates of Zendocon, The (USA, Europe) Gauntlet - The Third Encounter (USA, Europe) Gordo 106 - The Mutated Lab Monkey (USA, Europe) Hard Drivin' (USA, Europe) Hockey (USA, Europe) Hydra (USA, Europe) Ishido - The Way of Stones (USA, Europe) Jimmy Connors' Tennis (USA, Europe) Joust (USA, Europe) Klax (USA, Europe) Krazy Ace - Miniature Golf (USA, Europe) Kung Food (USA, Europe) Lemmings (USA, Europe) Lexis (USA, Europe) Lynx Casino (USA, Europe) Malibu Bikini Volleyball (USA, Europe) Ms. Pac-Man (USA, Europe) NFL Football (USA, Europe) Ninja Gaiden (USA, Europe) Ninja Gaiden III - The Ancient Ship of Doom (USA, Europe) Pac-Land (USA, Europe) Paperboy (USA, Europe) Pinball Jam (USA, Europe) Pit Fighter - The Ultimate Competition (USA, Europe) Power Factor (USA, Europe) Qix (USA, Europe) Raiden (USA) Rampage (USA, Europe) Rampart (USA, Europe) RoadBlasters (USA, Europe) Robo-Squash (USA, Europe) Robotron 2084 (USA, Europe) Rygar - Legendary Warrior (USA, Europe) S.T.U.N. Runner (USA, Europe) Scrapyard Dog (USA, Europe) Shadow of the Beast (USA, Europe) Shanghai (USA, Europe) Steel Talons (USA, Europe) Super Asteroids, Missile Command (USA, Europe) Super Off-Road (USA, Europe) Super Skweek (USA, Europe) Switchblade II (USA, Europe) Todd's Adventures in Slime World (USA, Europe) Toki (USA, Europe) Tournament Cyberball 2072 (USA, Europe) Turbo Sub (USA, Europe) Viking Child (USA, Europe) Warbirds (USA, Europe) World Class Soccer (USA, Europe) Xenophobe (USA, Europe) Xybots (USA, Europe) Zarlor Mercenary (USA, Europe)  
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Watara Supervision Video Snaps Released (v2.0)

Today we over here at EmuMovies are happy to announce a brand new video snap set for the Watara Supervision.  This new pack includes 66 video snaps as well as a new default platform video and gameplay and title snapshots.   Continue after the previews for details and links.
 
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Platform Video Sample (High Quality)
 
Videos Added - 66 @DamnedRegistrations
2 in 1 - Block Buster + Cross High (USA, Europe) 2 in 1 - Hash Blocks + Eagle Plan (USA, Europe) Alien (USA, Europe) Balloon Fight (USA, Europe) Block Buster (USA, Europe) Brain Power (USA, Europe) Bubble World (Asia) Carrier (USA, Europe) Cave Wonders (USA, Europe) Challenger Tank (USA, Europe) Chimera (USA, Europe) Chinese Checkers (USA, Europe) Classic Casino (USA, Europe) Climber (USA, Europe) Crystball (USA, Europe) Dancing Block (Asia) Delta Hero (USA, Europe) Dream World (USA, Europe) Eagle Plan (USA, Europe) Earth Defender (USA, Europe) Fatal Craft (USA, Europe) Final Combat (USA, Europe) Galactic Crusader (USA, Europe) Galaxy Fighter (USA, Europe) Grand Prix (USA, Europe) Happy Pairs (USA, Europe) Happy Race (USA, Europe) Hash Blocks (USA, Europe) Hero Hawk (Asia) Hero Kid (USA, Europe) Honey Bee (USA, Europe) Jacky Lucky (USA, Europe) Jaguar Bomber (USA, Europe) John Adventure (USA, Europe) Journey to the West (Asia) Juggler (USA, Europe) Kabi Island - Gold in Island (USA, Europe) Kitchen War (Asia) Kung-Fu Street (Asia) Linear Racing (USA, Europe) Magincross (USA, Europe) Majong (Asia) Matta Blatta (USA, Europe) Olympic Trials (USA, Europe) P-52 Sea Battle (USA, Europe) PacBoy & Mouse (USA, Europe) Pacific Battle (Asia) Penguin Hideout (USA, Europe) Police Bust (USA, Europe) Popo Team (Asia) Pyramid (USA, Europe) Recycle Design (Asia) Scaffolder (Asia) Soccer Champion (USA, Europe) Sonny Xpress! (Asia) Space Fighter (Asia) SSSnake (USA, Europe) Super Block (USA, Europe) Super Kong (USA, Europe) Super Pang (Asia) Tasac 2010 (USA, Europe) Tennis Pro '92 (USA, Europe) Thunder Shooting (Asia) Treasure Hunter (USA, Europe) Untouchable (Asia) Witty Cat (Asia)  
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Sony Playstation Video Snaps Updated (v1.8)

Today we have a new update for the EmuMovies Sony Playstation Video Snaps Collection.  Audi85 has been sending us quite a few captures of Japanese and unlicensed games and a few more translations were submitted by DamnedRegistrations.  This update takes us to version 1.8 and includes 118 new videos bringing the total number of videos in the collection to 2,072.  Continue reading for samples, changelist and links.
 
High Quality Samples
 
Videos Added or Replaced - 118
Captures and Initial Edits - @Audi85 @DamnedRegistrations
Final Edits and Encoding - @Circo
Advanced V.G. 2 (Japan) Armed Fighter (Japan) Arthur To Astaroth Nazo-Makaimura - Incredible Toons (Japan) Athena - Awakening from the Ordinary Life (Japan) Battle Arena Nitoushinden (Japan) Battle Arena Toushinden 2 Plus (Japan) Battle Master (Japan) Blade Arts (Japan) Blue Breaker Burst - Egao no Asu ni (Japan) Blue Breaker Burst - Hohoemi o Anata to (Japan) Bomberman Wars (Japan) (Translated En) Bounty Hunter Sara - Holy Mountain no Teiou (Japan) Break Volley (Japan) Brigandine - Grand Edition (Japan) (Translated En) (Disc 1) Brigandine - Grand Edition (Japan) (Translated En) (Disc 2) Champion Wrestler (Japan) Chou Aniki - Kyuukyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyou Otoko (Japan) Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross - Ai Oboete Imasu ka (Japan) Clock Tower - The First Fear (Japan) (Translated En) Crisis City (Japan) Critical Blow (Japan) Deadheat Road (Japan) Demo One (Version 1) (Europe) Echo Night #2 - Nemuri no Shihaisha (Japan) (Translated En) EOS - Edge of Skyhigh (Japan) Eve - The Fatal Attraction (Japan) Eve - The Lost One (Japan) Eve Zero (Japan) Exector (Japan) Expert (Japan) Extra Bright (Japan) Extreme Power (Japan) Fighters' Impact (Japan) Fighting Network Rings (Japan) Fire Pro Wrestling - Iron Slam '96 (Japan) Fire Pro Wrestling G (Japan) Fist (Japan) Fox Junction (Japan) Funky Boxers (Japan) Gekitotsu Tomarunner (Japan) Genei Tougi - Shadow Struggle (Japan) Goiken Muyou II (Japan) Gunnm - Kasei no Kioku (Japan) Hakai Oh - King Of Crusher (Japan) Hokuto no Ken - Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu (Japan) Hokuto no Ken (Japan) Juusou Kihei Valken 2 (Japan) Kahen Soukou Gunbike (Japan) Kaisoku Tenshi (Japan) Kakugo no Susume (Japan) Kamen Rider (Japan) Kamen Rider Agito (Japan) Kamen Rider Kuga (Japan) Kamen Rider Ryuki (Japan) Kamen Rider V3 (Japan) Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor - Game Edition (Japan) Koutetsu Reiiki - Steeldom (Japan) Lightning Legend - Daigo no Daibouken (Japan) Love Game's Wai Wai Tennis Plus (Japan) Love Love Truck (Japan) LSD - Dream Emulator (Japan) Lucifer Ring (Japan) Mad Stalker - Full Metal Force (Japan) Magical Hoppers (Japan) Makeruna! Makendo 2 (Japan) Master's Fighter, The (Japan) MaxRacer (Japan) Megatudo 2096 (Japan) Mikuzi Shigeru no Yokai Butouden (Japan) Nijiiro Dodgeball (Japan) Ninku (Japan) Pro Wrestling Sengokuden - Hyper Tag Match (Japan) Pro Wrestling Sengokuden (Japan) Pro Wrestling Sengokuden 2 - Kakutou Emaki (Japan) Puzzle Arena Toushinden (Japan) Ranma 1-2 - Battle Renaissance (Japan) Real Bout Special - Dominated Mind (Japan) Rittai Ninja Katsugeki - Tenchu - Shinobi Hyakusen (Japan) Robbit mon Dieu (Japan) Running High (Japan) Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishin Gekitou Hen (Japan) Rurouni Kenshin - Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Juuyuushi Inbou Hen (Japan) Saber Marionette J - Battle Sabers (Japan) Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling - Toukon Retsuden (Japan) Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling - Toukon Retsuden 2 (Japan) Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling - Toukon Retsuden 3 (Japan) Shiritsu Justice Gakuen - Nekketsu Seishun Nikki 2 (Japan) Shura no Mon (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Hello Kitty Vol.01 - Hello Kitty Bowling (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Vol. 22 - The Pro Wrestling (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Vol. 52 - The Pro Wrestling 2 (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Vol. 94 - The Cameraman - Gekisha Boy Omake Tsuki (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Vol.024 - The Gun Shooting (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Vol.056 - The Sniper (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Vol.072 - The Beach Volley (Japan) Simple 1500 Series Vol.099 - The Kendo (Japan) Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol.03 - Kamen Rider - The Bike Race (Japan) Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol.08 - Gatchaman - The Shooting (Japan) Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol.10 - Sakigake!! Otojo Juku - The Dodgeball (Japan) Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol.12 - Kidou Butouden G Gundam The Battle (Japan) Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol.17 - Sentou Mecha Xabungle - Racing Action (Japan) Slam Dragon (Japan) Spriggan - Lunar Verse (Japan) Street Fighter II Movie (Japan) Super Adventure Rockman (Japan) (Disc 1) Super Adventure Rockman (Japan) (Disc 2) Super Adventure Rockman (Japan) (Disc 3) Tatsunoko Fight (Japan) Torneko - The Last Hope (USA) Toshinden Card Quest (Japan) Twin Goddesses (Japan) Virtual Hiryuu no Ken (Japan) Virtual Pro Wrestling (Japan) Yakyuuken Special (Japan) (Disc 1) Yakyuuken Special (Japan) (Disc 2) Zeiramzone (Japan) Zen Nihon Joshi Pro Wrestling - Joou Densetsu - Yume no Taikousen (Japan) Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling - Ouja no Kon (Japan)  
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    Rough Guide to Front-ends


    jackhammersalm
    • 10/16/2016

    Today's entry into my rough guide is a relative newcomer in terms of front-ends. So without further adieu, its time to introduce you all to

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    LAUNCHBOX

    I've been following this project for a year since I got a registered license for this to see everything and my first impressions of this wasn't the best because certain features wasn't in it yet I made a video which I handed to the developer who in turn ACTUALLY listened to me. The issues I had with 5.2 (that was when I first looked at it). First off, there was no tool tips. which is annoying another thing was its MAME naming conventions (it made 2 mistakes and major ones at that). When I did that last december, I gave a first impressions video to the developer. He used it and worked out the kinks out of it. Right now we are at version 6.11 and boy it has come a long way in a year. First off Jason (the developer) has gone out of his way to fix the glitches from the older version like naming conventions of MAME (which was one of my pet peeves with the project). Made in visual studio and has both ScummVM and DosBOX pre-installed with its configuration tools (I used this for my looking back at sparcade). First thing I noticed when I first fired up LaunchBox its welcome message was quite encouraging.

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    Add dos games, add steam and other platform games (like origin and uplay and considering you get free games off them just jump on them for freebies ir if you game games on their platforms as well). Add ROM files which is pretty self explanatory. finally adding window games themselves. With a introduction like that, There isn't so much stuff you can't do. The use of DOSbox and ScummVM are what makes this front-end different compared to normal front-ends because its a simple point and click or a click and drag. Everything else is self explanatory or automatically found via the game databases the system uses (this includes GamesDB which I have no end of complaints about). But this is only part of the story. If you purchase a license for LaunchBox, you get another mode and this baby is call BIGBOX.

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    BIGBOX is what you really use once you have finished screwing around with everything tinkering with setting and making sure you can play it comfortably. it looks nice and actually is well thought out. While not as flashy as something like Hyperspin or other off the wall Front-ends. LaunchBox's BIGBOX mode was designed for ease of use and true functionality. don't get me wrong, you can launch everything from Launchbox itself but its more designed to actually edit your settings and configure you setup.

    It still has issues but they are few and far between and you can actively see LaunchBox being developed by Jason on twitch.tv. He does a stream every so often when he can and he interacts towards his followers and users of LaunchBox here. You can actually approach him compared to most developers. I have talked to him as well. I have emailed the man myself during the 5.2 issues. The developer is a good person trying to deliver a solid product and but to me it still needs work but given time this is going in the right direction.

    Ok so here are the pros and cons of LaunchBox.

    OK the pros

    • Quite detailed in giving information
    • auto finds the inforamtion to the game you have inserted into the system.
    • DOSBOX and ScummVM Native.
    • Quite feature rich in terms of adding games.
    • constantly updated
    • BIGBOX MODE (on with paid registation)

    Not the cons

    • pay for product that unlocks all features (BIGBOX)
    • The menu can be a bit intimidating if you are not used to it
    • LaunchBox has issues with certain games

    While it has issues with this front-end and its a paid application but I'll be honest it actually worth the money considering the amount of work put into this. and I saw from version 5.2 to now and I see this project going places but it needs to fall into the trap of adding  too much too quickly without compromising the core system. While though it has issue it's still has soo much potential as well and with the developer being so transparent as well help this product immeasurably.

    This is a rough look at it considering I'm a hyperspin-phile and I don't disagree this project is going places. Anyways that it for another part to my rough guide and my next up on the bat is

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    Thats right I will be covering this in my next part of my rough guide.

     

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    Am I right to see two posts in two months?

    Were there supposed to be more?

    Check this out too, maybe we should organize that info.

    And maybe link to your "reviews' (assuming you will make more?)...

     

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