Do you like emulating on your PC? Check out ROMLaunch!

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  1. Skyline969
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    I started developing this application called ROMLaunch, a simple ROM loader for multiple emulators. It's a simple interface from which you can launch any ROM with any emulator. All you have to do is point ROMLaunch to the executable of the emulator, then the directory that that emulator's ROMs are contained in. Finally, you just choose the file extensions of the ROMs in that directory that you want to launch (useful if you want to see all .GBA files, but no .SAV files, for example), and voila! All emulators are presented in a simple tabbed interface so everything is readily available. Plus it's open-source, feel free to download a copy and modify it to your heart's content! ROMLaunch is licensed under the GPLv3 license. Sorry Linux and Mac users, ROMLaunch is currently Windows-only. However, due to it being written in C# using .NET Framework 4, you should be able to open it up in MonoDevelop and compile a working version for your operating system (some modification may be required).

    You can check out ROMLaunch on SourceForge here.
     
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    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    I tried now. VERY GOOD JOB! It will help me a lot (because I have 1000000 emulator shortcuts on my desktop). I just missed 2 things: Bios choose support and cover support. Anyway, nice laucher!
     
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    Thanks! I might add more features in the future, such as additional arguments to pass to the emulator. This is required for some emulators to even work with this program, such as Dolphin. Currently it's intended for use after you already have your emulators configured the way you want, and I think I'm going to keep it that way as it would be out of the scope of this project to be able to configure an emulator...

    I know! What I can do is add a button to just launch the emulator itself so you can configure it or whatever. Then you can just use the Launch button to launch ROMs (after closing the emulator, if it's open). Speaking of which, it's now incorporated into the next version and will be available in 1.2.
     
  4. DragorianSword

    DragorianSword GBAtemp's #1 Gunter

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    Nice tool.
    Could you make it so that it doesn't show the path and file extension?
    It's just nicer that way.

    Also Dolphin doesn't seem to work through the launcher.
    I get some weird error.
     
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    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    I was thinking the same thing. I may work that into 1.2. Also, I'm aware of the issue with Dolphin, and I already have a solution which will be incorporated into 1.2 as well.
     
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    DragorianSword GBAtemp's #1 Gunter

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    Ok, keep up the good work!