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Hi guys, total noob here.

 

I've been setting up Launch Box and I've run into an issue. While batch adding my ROMs I have selected RetroArch as my emulator. This has worked flawlessly for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis but NES games just don't launch. I believe what has happened is that Launch Box has correctly associated the correct cores (the ones I installed in RetroArch) for the SNES and the Sega. I chose and installed the Mesen core for NES which I suspect Launch Box is not correctly pathing my NES roms to.

I tried to see if I could maybe edit my emulator settings by selecting all the NES roms, right clicking them and and selecting "Edit" which leads to "Bulk Edit". When I choose to edit emulator, the only option is RetroArch, the only emulator I have installed. I suppose I could just install Mesen outside of RetroArch, but I don's want to do this so I can keep my hot keys and UI consistent across all my systems.

 

My question is. Is there a way to change which core is used through Launch Box/how do you do it. Worst case scenario is That I can just remove all the NES roms and batch add them again and change some setting in the wizard to direct to the correct core. If I just start over, how do I set Launch Box to use the correct core.

 

I hope my question is clear to you guys. Thanks in advanced for any response. 

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1 minute ago, Scottsps2012 said:

Hi guys, total noob here.

 

I've been setting up Launch Box and I've run into an issue. While batch adding my ROMs I have selected RetroArch as my emulator. This has worked flawlessly for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis but NES games just don't launch. I believe what has happened is that Launch Box has correctly associated the correct cores (the ones I installed in RetroArch) for the SNES and the Sega. I chose and installed the Mesen core for NES which I suspect Launch Box is not correctly pathing my NES roms to.

I tried to see if I could maybe edit my emulator settings by selecting all the NES roms, right clicking them and and selecting "Edit" which leads to "Bulk Edit". When I choose to edit emulator, the only option is RetroArch, the only emulator I have installed. I suppose I could just install Mesen outside of RetroArch, but I don's want to do this so I can keep my hot keys and UI consistent across all my systems.

 

My question is. Is there a way to change which core is used through Launch Box/how do you do it. Worst case scenario is That I can just remove all the NES roms and batch add them again and change some setting in the wizard to direct to the correct core. If I just start over, how do I set Launch Box to use the correct core.

 

I hope my question is clear to you guys. Thanks in advanced for any response. 

You are correct in your assumption,Launchbox has nestopia as the default core for NES, you need to change it to mesen. Go to tools/manage emulators and double click retroarch, go to the associated platform tab and find NES it will say nestopia. Double click that and it will open a dropdown of cores, pick mesen.

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1 minute ago, Scottsps2012 said:

Thank neil9000, it works now and I understand everything much better.

Cool, glad i could help. Those defaults are there for simplicity of getting up and running, and for a lot of systems are the cores i would recommend myself, but not all of them. I use mesen as well for example and Higan for SNES. so if you ever want to change any just head there and pick what you specifically want to use.

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Posted (edited)

You should try the updated version of RetroArch, there are no problems like this in this time.

Edited by warMO
Please do not link to sites that host roms.

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People should be downloading their Retroarch from the official site, there is no need to go to a 3rd party site at all.

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Why you go to the original website when you can download games and emulator from one site. The RetroArch emulators to every site are taken from the official site and put there. I don't agree with your comment.

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2 minutes ago, warMO said:

Why you go to the original website when you can download games and emulator from one site. The RetroArch emulators to every site are taken from the official site and put there. I don't agree with your comment.

Because you do not know what is included if it is not from the official site. Also links to roms are not allowed here so i have removed your link in the previous post.

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And the site you linked to had the 1.7.3 release on Retroarch when the latest is 1.7.7 and if you link to any more sites with roms you will be banned, this is your 2nd time linking to roms in 3 posts here.

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