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Hi I've been using Launchbox on one of my PCs for quite a while now (since it's the best launcher ever!) and have been running my Atari 2600 games just fine using Stella 3.0 (32-bit). I recently installed Launchbox on a new PC and decided to refresh my emulators to the latest versions, so I downloaded and installed Stella 4.5 (64-bit). However, after associating all my Atari ROMs with the new version of Stella, they just don't seem to want to launch. Stella itself works fine, and it launches my ROMs fine, but when I launch a game through Launchbox my PC just sits there. Nothing happens. No error message, no running in the background, just nothing. I double and triple-checked all my Launchbox settings, and they all match what I had on my other PC. So, I copied and pasted my old Stella 3.0 folder wholesale onto my new PC, and selected its .exe as the emulator for one of the Atari 2600 games on my new PC and it worked instantly. It's no biggie, since I can just continue to use the older version of Stella, but I thought it was really odd that Launchbox can't launch games with Stella 4.5. I feel like I've missed something really obvious (it's been known Wink)! Is it something to do with it being a 64-bit version, perhaps? Should I try the 32-bit version, maybe?
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cunningmunki said Hi I've been using Launchbox on one of my PCs for quite a while now (since it's the best launcher ever!) and have been running my Atari 2600 games just fine using Stella 3.0 (32-bit). I recently installed Launchbox on a new PC and decided to refresh my emulators to the latest versions, so I downloaded and installed Stella 4.5 (64-bit). However, after associating all my Atari ROMs with the new version of Stella, they just don't seem to want to launch. Stella itself works fine, and it launches my ROMs fine, but when I launch a game through Launchbox my PC just sits there. Nothing happens. No error message, no running in the background, just nothing. I double and triple-checked all my Launchbox settings, and they all match what I had on my other PC. So, I copied and pasted my old Stella 3.0 folder wholesale onto my new PC, and selected its .exe as the emulator for one of the Atari 2600 games on my new PC and it worked instantly. It's no biggie, since I can just continue to use the older version of Stella, but I thought it was really odd that Launchbox can't launch games with Stella 4.5. I feel like I've missed something really obvious (it's been known Wink)! Is it something to do with it being a 64-bit version, perhaps? Should I try the 32-bit version, maybe?
Do 2600 games launch in Stella 4.5 out of LB? Another possibility is that the command line usage has changed a bit. I would also say it wouldn't hurt to mess around with it a little bit and see what works, if at all. This is why we have the command-line thread and why LB auto-inserts command lines with the new LaunchBox Emulator Config menu. http://stella.sourceforge.net/docs/#CommandLine When I get the chance I will test Stella 4.5 and see if I can reproduce the same results.
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Bizarrely, Stella 4.5 has suddenly started working fine through LaunchBox. I accidentally launched a game that was still associated with 4.5 and it fired up no problem. I've since reassociated the rest of the 2600 ROMs with 4.5 and they're all working fine! Very strange. Thanks anyway!
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cunningmunki said Bizarrely, Stella 4.5 has suddenly started working fine through LaunchBox. I accidentally launched a game that was still associated with 4.5 and it fired up no problem. I've since reassociated the rest of the 2600 ROMs with 4.5 and they're all working fine! Very strange. Thanks anyway!
Sweet! Happy it worked out then.
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