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Post by nscreated 22/08/21, 05:19 am

Hello! Retrobat is amazing! I am using it to create "Dad's School of Gaming" for my seven year old son, taking him through 1977-2000 of the best games every year.

I had a problem, and actually created an account here to ask about it, but wound up finding the solution so I just wanted to post here in case it helps someone.

I set up Retrobat on a USB drive connected to my laptop, a 2020 i5-1035g7 laptop, and everything pretty much worked out of the box.

When I put the same USB drive into our family PC, the games would not launch. It's an old Thinkcenter with a 4th gen Core i5.

The problem is that that chipset does not support Vulkan. so I discovered it's important for older Intel PCs to go into reotrbat.ini and set the default video output to d3d11 AND the sound to dsound.

That was the fix! By the way, I notice in the FAQ it talks about setting dsound in Retroarch, but actually, with Retrobat it's important to configure this in retrobat.ini. Otherwise your retroarch settings just get overwritten.
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Post by getupor 22/08/21, 12:31 pm

Hello NSCreated

Happy that you like Retrobat, and that it allow you to share you videogame love to your son.
If your using the latest release (4.0.2), you can use the executable "batgui.exe", that help you easily to edit this kind of settings (and many more).

Enjoy Wink


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Post by Lorenzolamas 22/08/21, 01:03 pm

Hello, glad you like Retrobat ;-)

We provide support for the latest version of RETROBAT, currently 4.0.2 and not on previous versions.
Please update your installation and use BatGui.exe
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Post by nscreated 25/08/21, 01:59 am

getupor wrote:Hello NSCreated

Happy that you like Retrobat, and that it allow you to share you videogame love to your son.
If your using the latest release (4.0.2), you can use the executable "batgui.exe", that help you easily to edit this kind of settings (and many more).

Enjoy Wink

Thank you, I totally overlooked that! Very convenient.
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