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Good Sunday from Switzerland everyone!

I am basically new to the world of emulators and LaunchBox and whatelse there is out there.
But a friend of mine had Ninendo games on his computer, what triggered me to try it myself this weekend.
So I ended up downloading RetroArch and Launchbox this morning. I followed the steps of a Youtube tutorial.
The next step was to download some games. I just went on Romsmania.cc and got the first game they recommended just to try it out. 
I downloaded and imported the game. Everything seemed to work. 
Now there is just one huge problem: The game won`t start. And I have no clue where I went wrong or which settings aren`t the right ones.
Is there any one or any thing that could help me?

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13 minutes ago, elefantastic said:

Good Sunday from Switzerland everyone!

I am basically new to the world of emulators and LaunchBox and whatelse there is out there.
But a friend of mine had Ninendo games on his computer, what triggered me to try it myself this weekend.
So I ended up downloading RetroArch and Launchbox this morning. I followed the steps of a Youtube tutorial.
The next step was to download some games. I just went on Romsmania.cc and got the first game they recommended just to try it out. 
I downloaded and imported the game. Everything seemed to work. 
Now there is just one huge problem: The game won`t start. And I have no clue where I went wrong or which settings aren`t the right ones.
Is there any one or any thing that could help me?

You need to specify the retroarch core you want to use, have you downloaded any? Retroarch doesnt work out of the box, you need to download the cores in the retroarch UI and then tell Launchbox what core it needs to use for that platform.

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2 minutes ago, elefantastic said:

@neil9000

Yes I did that. I downloaded the Cores in RetroArch, that I need. And it starts a Window but the game won`t start. It is just a white screen.

These are my settings for example.

Screenshot (51).png

That is not a Nintendo DS rom, it ends in .exe so that will not work. Nintendo DS roms should be either .nds or .bin. I would be very careful downloading roms that are actually a .exe file, it could be a virus.

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Just now, elefantastic said:

@neil9000

Oh Thank you for the warning.
Where do you usually download the ROMS from? I am such a noob. So Sorry.

I can not specifically tell you where to download roms, but a google search should find what you need, just make sure its a .nds file.

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1 minute ago, elefantastic said:

@neil9000

Perfect! Thanks alot! 

And if I wanna play other consoles, they will never end on .exe? They will also end on .(whatever console the game is)?

They will never end in .exe, emulators and Windows games will but roms will not. Not all roms are named like the console but a lot are, NES is .nes Snes is .sfc for example, thats super famicom the Japanese name for snes. 

If you google "portal roms nds" you should find what you need, they are torrent files though so make sure you have a torrent client.

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