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RetroArch won't launch from LaunchBox (please read the description)

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Dear LB users,

I know that the problem I bring to you has been fixed so many times and I feel bad for asking again about it, but I'm a little desperate because I'm not finding a solution for my case. I'm a user of launchbox since one year ago and now I can't live without using LB as my main platform for videogames. I did the first installment in my laptop some months ago where it's working at 100% and now I'm having problems in my main computer where I also want to have my game station (so more or less I knew how to configure LB).

The problem is that RetroArch won't launch from LaunchBox when trying to play SNES and GBA games, while without LB they work perfect in Retroarch
 

->Try to install LB and RetroArch in my computer following the LB tutorials (everything done in the same way as this video)
->Configuring retroarch as indicated in the video (see attached pictures)
->Imported the roms with their Associated Platform indicated correctly
->Roms work on RetroArch but they don't get launched in LB, instead of running the game it appears the blue circle spinning and nothing happens


Thank you very much for your time, your help is very valuable to me!!
 

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I'm having the same problem as well.

My LaunchBox is apparently configured correctly but it does not start the games.

Using Retroarch directly games start with no problem.

Just like the colleague I've seen several topics on the subject today and none seems to be the same problem as mine.

Can someone help us? Or if the friend above has already discovered what's the problem can give me a help.

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The screenshots look like they are correct and should work, here are some screenshots of mine for reference:

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Something similar happened in another post with the import images looking good. The user was at a loss for the issue. After lots of troubleshooting what ended up fixing for him was deleting the line with the platform name and core than going to the bottom of the list an entering the data again from scratch. In this thread look on the second page a post from InsideSmoke. Now keep in mind another user tried this in a different post and it did not work for him. So give it a shot and let us know.

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So my problem was easier than it think, it was in my native language.

While Retroarch was in the path "E:\Emulação\LaunchBox\Emulators\RetroArch\retroarch.exe"  the problem was still happening.

For some reason the Launchbox could not make the Retroarch launch the roms, although it can still open Retroarch alone in the option when it is clicked in the game with the Right Button of the mouse.

This is because of the word "Emulação" because of the "ç" and "~" which in the Potuguese language is common have this caracteres in the words.

When I changed the path to "E:\Emulation\LaunchBox Emulators\RetroArch\retroarch.exe" the problem was solved.

I point out that this problem only happened with Retroarch, while using Redream it didn't Happen.

Which was actually the reason why I discovered this problem. As it can be seen in the attachment, it transformed "Emulação" into "Emulao" but still recognized the path and was able to open the game by himself, and the LaunchBox managed to make it launch the Rom, which in the case of retroarch did not happen.

61605319_CapturadeTela(4).thumb.png.e18f95c346b6f5ef74ccb60446ba70fb.pngThis only affects the path of Retroarch in case, if I keep the roms in a folder with these types of characters it can initiate the roms normally.

Clearly the problem lies in how the Launchbox handles those characters when it will start Retroarch along with a rom. For when using only Retroarch it recognizes the path normally (something that even Redream failed, although it still worked normally) and start the rom perfectly as I said earlier.

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I'm really sorry to answer now my own question, but my problem was the same as it was for the user CoOlokey -above this comment- and I wanted to help others if this can happen to them. 

It was because in spanish the word emulation it is written as Emulación, with an accent that the program probably didn't recognize so I removed the ó. thank you very much for the replies I got some months ago, and sorry for being so late.

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On 8/22/2018 at 5:54 PM, ToffanaDogg said:

I'm still launching the games without LB what is hurting me a lot, so I'm still waiting for a solution too xD

Guess I figured it out for those who the solutions above didin't worked out. Your version of Launchbox (as well as mine) was probably considering the old name of the "Mupen64Plus" .dll (mupen64plus libretro).

Changing this value to mupen64plus_next_libretro in Associated Platforms solved my problem.

 

I'm brazilian, so, below is the portuguese translation:

 

Acho que descobri para aqueles que as soluções acima não deram certo. Sua versão do Launchbox (assim como a minha) provavelmente está considerando o nome antigo do DLL "Mupen64Plus"  (mupen64pluslibretro). Alterar esse valor ou qualquer que seja o que está lá para mupen64plus_next_libretro em "plataformas associadas" quando você edita o emulador resolveu meu problema. Tá aí o print anexo de como é preciso deixar.
 

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I had this issue when i re-pointed emulator directory to retroarch.

 

I then deleted it from 'edit emulator' and remade it. that fixed it

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