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dankcushions
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Now we are almost up to date, so maybe time for questions if people are struggling with the same issues as me. First one, space invaders does not keep my high scores. After looking around there seem to be two options, either install the hiscore.dat file (which might or might not require me to rebuild retropie which is way beyond me right now) or the easier option seems to be to set autosave on so that the state is saved when I exit. I can do this on the PC by transferring the files, but if I was to try to edit a file on the Pi using my keyboard, how would I do that?

to edit a text file you go to to the command line and type
nano /directory/whatever/filename.whatever
then it opens a text editor. it’s ctrl + x to exit and save.

to enable autosave you need to ensure


savestate_auto_save = true
savestate_auto_load = true

are in the relevant retroarch config file, but without knowing what exact mame emulator you’re running (and if it’s even a libretro/retroarch one), i can’t tell you where that would be.

also, you don’t need to rebuild your retropie to enable hiscore support, but again it depends on what emulator you are using.

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