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I have posted a screen cap of the core im trying to run.

I have changed my arcade games to run through RA instead of mame in launchbox by hitting Control+A under bulk edit and did that first before adding the core under Associated platforms.

In RA by itself i can get games to run under this core but when plugging it in to launchbox the game wont even try to start or load.

Am i naming something wrong? I thought the defualt name was "arcade" and assume my core is named properly.

 

 

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Do you have retroarch set to unzip roms? Because if so thats the issue, MAME needs a zip file.

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12 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

Do you have retroarch set to unzip roms? Because if so thats the issue, MAME needs a zip file.

Not through launchbox I dont. the extract rom archives before running box isnt checked under the edit emulator tab. Is there a way to check that through retroarch?

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1 minute ago, FakedPotato said:

Not through launchbox I dont. the extract rom archives before running box isnt checked under the edit emulator tab. Is there a way to check that through retroarch?

Retroarch wont do it, i was just checking you didnt have Launchbox extracting zips that shouldnt be.

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Not sure what it could be. For 2 years ive went on and off switching emulator cores to RA for arcade and everytime i attempt to do it i always get this as the same result. The games still run through RA but not RA running through LB :/

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Are you calling the correct core in Launchbox, i see its set to the 2016 core.

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Which core would you suggest? Ive tried Mame and Mame2016 so far.. figured all of the cores would do the same.

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Just now, FakedPotato said:

Which core would you suggest? Ive tried Mame and Mame2016 so far.. figured all of the cores would do the same.

I see your issue, you have 3 L's in dll. You must be using a real old version of Launchbox there, typing in the cores hasnt been needed for a long time, they are just dropdowns now.

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As to the cores all being the same, not in any way shape or form, you need to know what romset you have and use the matching core for it, otherwise you will likely find games that should work dont.

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Usually when I feel like being full of detail and complexities the answer is right in front of me..Face palm. Thanks so much. 😃

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Works great. I have one more question if you dont mind!

most cores run all games EXCEPT the games like Marvel super heros, MVC, etc.

There are two cores that do run those games ( 2016 and standard mame core )

but, I cant insert coin. On all cores I can insert coin and play them like galaga Etc but not fighting games.

Do you have any clue why? In RA theres no way to change arcade controls for any mame core \so i cant just simply fix it myself, and these are my favorite games that i dont have controls on, Ive also pressed every button.

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Oh, i just now saw your other reply about how the romsets/cores will have games that dont work. Does that have anything to do with the controls not working or do you mean the game wont launch at all?

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