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Atari 5200 and RetroArch 1.74

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This is more of an FYI, than any real help, but I use RocketLauncher in conjunction with LaunchBox.

There is an issue I've ran into where if you are using the Atari800 core, you're unable to use bezels and well... basically all the stuff that makes RocketLauncher worth using. This is because RocketLauncher will always seek out the config file from the config folder instead of .atari800.cfg. And even if you move the file to the config folder, then RocketLauncher will still ignore it over retroarch.cfg.

Not looking for help, just putting it out there for educational purposes.

Edited by onebadveggie

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On 8/3/2019 at 7:56 PM, onebadveggie said:

There is an issue I've ran into where if you are using the Atari800 core, you're unable to use bezels and well... basically all the stuff that makes RocketLauncher worth using. This is because RocketLauncher will always seek out the config file from the config folder instead of .atari800.cfg. And even if you move the file to the config folder, then RocketLauncher will still ignore it over retroarch.cfg.

Found that as well.

Made the switch to the best 800 emulator, Altirra, and fixed that issue. I use RL for very few systems, and Atari 800 is one, just for the bezel.

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I just dropped in to say that I also had a problem with Atari 5200 and RetoArch. Games would launch from Launchbox, but instead of a game menu/start screen all I got was a shitty sound effect and a black screen. I had the correct bioses in the correct place, games were uncompressed and so on. It turned out that in the .atari800.cfg file there are absolute/full paths to bioses, among other places, that need to be correct for the whole thing to work. Earlier on I changed my HDDs drive letter and was lulled into a false sense of security on account of Launchbox using relative paths for everything... 

I can confirm that Atari 5200 works well with RetroArch Atari - 5200 (Atari800) core on a Windows 7 (x64) with xbox360 wireless controller.

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