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I have a version of the 1964 (N64) emulator that allows you to run Goldeneye and Perfect Dark in a silky smooth 60fps, its absolutely the best option for emulating these games but I can't get it to work within Launchbox. When I try to run the game, it simply takes me to the rom browser screen of the emulator but doesn't auto start the game like other emulators do. I'm assuming there is a something I need to do in the command line. Does anyone know how to get this emulator up and running in Launchbox? 

 

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10 minutes ago, Bwade133 said:

I have a version of the 1964 (N64) emulator that allows you to run Goldeneye and Perfect Dark in a silky smooth 60fps, its absolutely the best option for emulating these games but I can't get it to work within Launchbox. When I try to run the game, it simply takes me to the rom browser screen of the emulator but doesn't auto start the game like other emulators do. I'm assuming there is a something I need to do in the command line. Does anyone know how to get this emulator up and running in Launchbox? 

 

Thanks.

Hi and welcome to the community. :) 

I can not help with your specific issue at the moment, although I will look into it. However that is not the only emu that works well, I use the retroarch glupen64 core and I get 60fps at 1080p resolution.

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Just now, Bwade133 said:

Thanks a lot! I will try the wrapper later. If that doesn't work, I'll try tweaking some settings in Project64, apparently its possible to get 60fps on it.

It's not a wrapper, someone in that thread I linked thought they needed one but all they needed was the command line functions. -g should load the game -f should make it full screen etc. you just need to add those specific commands you want to use into the command line section of the manage emulator section for your 1964. Sorry I can't help more than that but I have never used 1964 before I either used project 64 or for a much longer time and currently the Retroarch core.

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  • 4 years later...
UPDATE: Ok I'm writing this for the people in the future who have this problem.
  1. So firstly, download this program called Shift Window http://grismar.net/shiftwindow/
  2. Then install it in the launchbox directory.
  3. Next open it and in the Rule name field type "Fullscreen 1964"
  4. Then in the shift to field click on "Full screen client area" and click on your monitor (or use the coordinates to do a custom resolution if you want)
  5. Then in the "Trigger" field, click Automatically after a 0 second delay.
  6. Then press the "trigger it button". Make sure your 1964 application is open so you can see the magic.
  7. Then in the top right click file and save the .swr file in the 1964 GEPD folder.
  8. Next go to the folder with the .swr file and click on it
  9. Windows will ask what program do you want to open .swr files with. Click browse and find the Shift Window program.
  10. Shift window should now open and you should be able to see your saved profile.
  11. Next close shift window then open launch box.
  12. Go to the game (Perfect Dark or Golden Eye) (if you havent already, add the games).
  13. Right click them and go to edit, then go to aditional apps and press add application.
  14. Then For "application name" name it to what you please or "Fullscreen 1964". Then click on application path, click browse and navigate to the .swr file that you made.
  15. Next click on Automatically run before application. Then Click ok.
  16. Next in launchbox go to tools then manage emulators then click on 1964 and select edit.
  17. Click on running auto Hot key script and copy and paste this:
  18. ; This section closes Project64 when pressing Escape
    $Esc::
    {
        Process, Close, {{{StartupEXE}}}
    }
  19. Then Click on Exit auto Hot key script and copy and paste this:
  20. ; Project64 has a messy exit process; this ensures that it exits cleanly
    Process, Close, {{{StartupEXE}}}
  21. Then click on OK.
     
  22. Now when you click on the game in launchbox or open it in bigbox it will open to a fullscreen version of 1964 and you will have to click on the game and it will launch.
  23. Also when you press the esc key the emulator will close.
  24. Repeat this for any other games and you should be fine.
  25. The reason for this method is that 1964 is an old emulator and doesn't work well with executing command lines.
 
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  • 1 year later...
On 11/1/2017 at 8:55 AM, neil9000 said:

However that is not the only emu that works well, I use the retroarch glupen64 core and I get 60fps at 1080p resolution.

 

I think the OP meant that this emulator includes some overclocking and hacks to make it run 60 FPS in-game. 

Figured out a solution based on the readme file of that emulator (1964 GEPD Edition), assuming Windows is used.

  1. For ROM file, first make sure its extracted and with no spaces in the filename (like "perfectdark.n64").
  2. On the GEPD 1964 emulator, set the ROM directory to be the same as the ROM file.
  3. On Windows Desktop, right-click on an empty space, and create a shortcut. 
  4. Put in the following for the shortcut:  <full path to the GEPD 1964 emulator>\1964 -f -g <name of extracted ROM>
  5. (Note that the link alone will be enough to open the whole emulator with the game in full screen (due to the "-f").)
  6. On Launchbox, add the link as the "ROM" file.
  7. Select any emulator as a temporary stand-in.
  8. Once the file's added, then click on the ROM in launchbox and press CTRL+E to get into the metadata properties.
  9. Then under "Emulation", uncheck the "Use an emulator to play this game" option.
  10. Then click "OK" to save and exit.

Now doubleclicking the game from Launchbox will load the game from that exact GEPD 1964 emulator at full screen.

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