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: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=36621

6 thoughts on “LaunchBox Version 1.2 Released

  1. Sinderan

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

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  2. Jason Carr Post author

    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 thegamesdb.net; I’ve been disappointed so far because I haven’t found a site with a proper api of any kind…

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    1. Sinderan

      Glad I could help! I’m sadly just learning programming so creating such tools are beyond my skillset but I try to help others where I can!

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