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By Circo

OpenBOR Video Snaps Updated (66 Videos)

Hey guys, actual news updates have been slow here since I was recovering from a car accident but that in no way means progress has stalled here at EmuMovies.  Honestly I just haven't felt like writing them, silly thing to put off really but I am starting to feel more like myself every day.  Anyway, on with the updates! 
First up is a really nice update to the OpenBOR video snap collection.  Big thanks to @BiZzAr721 for submitting these captures.  In this update we have 66 new video snaps bringing the grand total to 223.  As always continue past the preview for and the exciting details.  At least I think it's exciting 😉
OpenBOR (Video Snaps)(EM 1.3)
Added 66 Videos @BiZzAr721
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By Circo

Nintendo NES / Famicom Video Snaps Updated (213 Videos)

Been working on a lot of new captures for the nes/famicom to fill missing games, improve quality as well as get frame rates correct.  In this batch we have 213 new videos.  Big thanks to @Audi85 for the captures he submitted on these.  There are still plenty more on the list of redo's and fills so hopefully we will get another update out soon.  In the meantime you can grab the new videos in all the normal places and after the preview I will add the details.
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Nintendo Entertainment System-USA,World (Video Snaps)(EM 2.3)(No-Intro)
Added / Replaced 63 Videos @Audi85, @Circo
Nintendo Famicom-Europe (Video Snaps)(EM 2.3)(No-Intro)
Replaced 98 Videos @Audi85, @Circo
Nintendo Famicom-Japan (Video Snaps)(EM 2.3)(No-Intro)
Added / Replaced 20 Videos @Circo
Nintendo Famicom-Other (Video Snaps)(EM 2.3)(No-Intro)
Replaced 32 Videos @Audi85, @Circo
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By Circo

Sega Naomi & Naomi 2 Video Snaps Released (v2.0)

Happy New Years everyone, I tried to get this out for Christmas but better late than never.  EmuMovies is happy to release version 2.0 of the Sega Naomi and Naomi 2 video snaps pack.  Version 2.0 includes 266 new video snaps for the arcade systems.  All videos were captured using DEmul 0.7 using both nVidia and AMD graphics cards.  We really hope you enjoy them.
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By Circo

SNK Neo Geo AES Video Snaps Released

Now that Valentine's Day is behind us, it's time to get back to work on our gaming projects.  To help you all out I am happy to announce the release of our SNK Neo GEO AES video snaps.  For those of you who are unaware the AES was the stupidly overpriced home console version of the Neo Geo MVS that was in the arcades.  All videos were recorded using the AES flag in mame and I tried to capture each version that would have a different title screen.  In total the set includes 170 video snaps.  As always we have a preview video followed by all the juicy details.  Enjoy!
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Resolution 320x240 Video Count 170 Total Size 525MB Frame Rate 30 Audio 128 kbit/s  
 
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By Circo

Sega Dreamcast Video Snaps Updated (v1.3)

Hello emulation fans, today we have an update for our Sega Dreamcast video snaps pack. This update includes 46 new video snaps bringing the set to 476 in total.  As always continue past the preview for details on exactly what has changed.
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Resolution 320x240 Video Count 476 Total Size 1.16GB Frame Rate 30 Audio 128 kbit/s  
 
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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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