LaunchBox Version 1.2 Released

LaunchBoxLooks like I’m past the deadline for a true release date of the 17th, but here’s version 1.2. LaunchBox now has an easy-to-use setup (mostly thanks to WinRAR), while still allowing you to manually extract the files using WinRAR or 7-zip instead if you so choose. I’ve tweaked it so that your configuration files are not overwritten, so it is safe to install over your current installations and your configuration and games should remain. It will also make an icon on your desktop and in your Start menu.

LaunchBox Setup

New features for the actual app include an Options dialog with some quick debugging options for games, new Version and Game Manual fields, and even further optimizations that yet again significantly speed up the application.

Give it a run and let me know how it goes! Download LaunchBox 2.6 here.

There is also an active forum post on Vogons about the app here:

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6 Responses to LaunchBox Version 1.2 Released

  1. Sinderan says:

    Would it be possible to implement fetching metadata and boxart from or something similar. I was using DBGL but the metadata fetch broke and I found LaunchBox which is so much better!

  2. Jason Carr says:

    Glad to hear it Sinderan! Yes, I will be implementing some sort of metadata/boxart fetching here soon, but I have not decided on the details. I do realize that needs to be my main focus for the next steps though. I will look into; I’ve been disappointed so far because I haven’t found a site with a proper api of any kind…

  3. Jason Carr says:

    Wow; how did I not know about!? This looks sweet; has an API and everything. I will be implementing it soon. THANK YOU for the tip!

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