Cannot Load Saved Games

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    New to Retropie here. I setup my first Retropie a weekend ago, and I got it to where everything worked fine and I had no issues with it. My problems came in when I decided to get a Bluetooth dongle and setup my PS3 sixaxis controller.

    I originally was able to save all my games and load them with hotkeys by tweaking this into my retroarch.cfg file under the /opt/retropie/configs/all/ location:

    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "0"
    input_exit_emulator_btn = "3"
    input_save_state_btn = "16"
    input_load_state_btn = "5"

    I wanted a wireless controller since I hate sitting close to the TV. So I followed this guide to get my ps3 controller to work:

    After my ps3 controller was recognized by retropie, I realized that my old configurations for my xbox360 usb controller were making it difficult to navigate around. So I ended up deleting the various “input_player” lines in the bottom of the retroarch.cfg file in WINSCP, alt F4ed, and then ran this, which ran me through the process of setting up my ps3 controller mappings:

    sudo chown pi /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg
    cd /opt/retropie/emulators/RetroArch/installdir/bin
    sudo ./retroarch-joyconfig -j 0 >> /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg

    The controller works fines for games and in emulation station. I have no problems with it in terms of functioning as a controller and playing games. My only problem is saving and loading my saved games. When I save a game I seem to get the correct message of “Saved state to slot #0”. But, every time I try load a game I get this message on the bottom of the screen:

    “Failed to load state from “/home/pi/RetroPie/(XYZgame/whatever game I’m playing here, and it cuts off screen so i’m not sure if there’s anything else after that)”

    I also notice that if I attempt to load the game, then proceed to try to save again, the save slot # moves up.

    Also, I don’t see any .srm files being created in my rom folder like I use to. I don’t know what’s going on there. I’m thinking maybe this issue has something to do with permissions but I’m not sure.

    Here is my retroarch.cfg:

    ## Skeleton config file for RetroArch
    
    # Save all save files (*.srm) to this directory. This includes related files like .bsv, .rtc, .psrm, etc ...
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    # savefile_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate
    
    # Save all save states (*.state) to this directory.
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    # savestate_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate
    
    # If set to a directory, Content which is temporarily extracted
    # will be extracted to this directory.
    # extraction_directory =
    
    # Automatically saves a savestate at the end of RetroArch's lifetime.
    # The path is $SRAM_PATH.auto.
    # RetroArch will automatically load any savestate with this path on startup if savestate_auto_load is set.
    # savestate_auto_save = false
    # savestate_auto_load = false
    
    # Load libretro from a dynamic location for dynamically built RetroArch.
    # This option is mandatory.
    
    # Path to a libretro implementation.
    # libretro_path = "/path/to/libretro.so"
    
    # A directory for where to search for libretro core implementations.
    # libretro_directory =
    
    # Sets log level for libretro cores (GET_LOG_INTERFACE).
    # If a log level issued by a libretro core is below libretro_log_level, it is ignored.
    # DEBUG logs are always ignored unless verbose mode is activated (--verbose).
    # DEBUG = 0, INFO = 1, WARN = 2, ERROR = 3.
    # libretro_log_level = 0
    
    # Enable or disable verbosity level of frontend.
    # log_verbosity = false
    
    # Enable or disable RetroArch performance counters
    # perfcnt_enable = false
    
    # Path to core options config file.
    # This config file is used to expose core-specific options.
    # It will be written to by RetroArch.
    # A default path will be assigned if not set.
    core_options_path = /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-core-options.cfg
    
    # Path to content load history file.
    # RetroArch keeps track of all content loaded in the menu and from CLI directly for convenient quick loading.
    # A default path will be assigned if not set.
    # game_history_path =
    
    # Number of entries that will be kept in content history file.
    # game_history_size = 100
    
    # Sets the "system" directory.
    # Implementations can query for this directory to load BIOSes, system-specific configs, etc.
    system_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/../BIOS
    
    # Sets start directory for menu content browser.
    # rgui_browser_directory =
    
    # Content directory. Interacts with RETRO_ENVIRONMENT_GET_CONTENT_DIRECTORY.
    # Usually set by developers who bundle libretro/RetroArch apps to point to assets.
    # content_directory =
    
    # Assets directory. This location is queried by default when menu interfaces try to look for
    # loadable assets, etc.
    # assets_directory =
    
    # Sets start directory for menu config browser.
    # rgui_config_directory =
    
    # Show startup screen in menu.
    # Is automatically set to false when seen for the first time.
    # This is only updated in config if config_save_on_exit is set to true, however.
    # rgui_show_start_screen = true
    
    # Flushes config to disk on exit. Useful for menu as settings can be modified.
    # Overwrites the config. #include's and comments are not preserved.
    config_save_on_exit = false
    
    # Load up a specific config file based on the core being used.
    # core_specific_config = false
    
    #### Video
    
    # Video driver to use. "gl", "xvideo", "sdl"
    # video_driver = "gl"
    
    # Which OpenGL context implementation to use.
    # Possible ones for desktop are: glx, x-egl, kms-egl, sdl-gl, wgl.
    # By default, tries to use first suitable driver.
    # video_gl_context =
    
    # Windowed xscale and yscale
    # (Real x res: base_size * xscale * aspect_ratio, real y res: base_size * yscale)
    # video_xscale = 3.0
    # video_yscale = 3.0
    
    # Fullscreen resolution. Resolution of 0 uses the resolution of the desktop.
    # video_fullscreen_x = 0
    # video_fullscreen_y = 0
    
    # Start in fullscreen. Can be changed at runtime.
    # video_fullscreen = false
    
    # If fullscreen, prefer using a windowed fullscreen mode.
    # video_windowed_fullscreen = true
    
    # Which monitor to prefer. 0 (default) means no particular monitor is preferred, 1 and up (1 being first monitor),
    # suggests RetroArch to use that particular monitor.
    # video_monitor_index = 0
    
    # Forcibly disable composition. Only works in Windows Vista/7 for now.
    # video_disable_composition = false
    
    # Video vsync.
    # video_vsync = true
    
    # Attempts to hard-synchronize CPU and GPU. Can reduce latency at cost of performance.
    # video_hard_sync = false
    
    # Sets how many frames CPU can run ahead of GPU when using video_hard_sync.
    # Maximum is 3.
    # video_hard_sync_frames = 0
    
    # Inserts a black frame inbetween frames.
    # Useful for 120 Hz monitors who want to play 60 Hz material with eliminated ghosting.
    # video_refresh_rate should still be configured as if it is a 60 Hz monitor (divide refresh rate by 2).
    # video_black_frame_insertion = false
    
    # Use threaded video driver. Using this might improve performance at possible cost of latency and more video stuttering.
    video_threaded = true
    
    # Use a shared context for HW rendered libretro cores.
    # Avoids having to assume GL state changes inbetween frames.
    # video_shared_context = false
    
    # Smoothens picture with bilinear filtering. Should be disabled if using pixel shaders.
    video_smooth = false
    
    # Forces rendering area to stay equal to content aspect ratio or as defined in video_aspect_ratio.
    # video_force_aspect = true
    
    # Only scales video in integer steps.
    # The base size depends on system-reported geometry and aspect ratio.
    # If video_force_aspect is not set, X/Y will be integer scaled independently.
    # video_scale_integer = false
    
    # A floating point value for video aspect ratio (width / height).
    # If this is not set, aspect ratio is assumed to be automatic.
    # Behavior then is defined by video_aspect_ratio_auto.
    video_aspect_ratio = 1.33
    
    # If this is true and video_aspect_ratio is not set,
    # aspect ratio is decided by libretro implementation.
    # If this is false, 1:1 PAR will always be assumed if video_aspect_ratio is not set.
    # video_aspect_ratio_auto = false
    
    # Forces cropping of overscanned frames.
    # Exact behavior of this option is implementation specific.
    # video_crop_overscan = true 
    
    # Path to shader. Shader can be either Cg, CGP (Cg preset) or GLSL, GLSLP (GLSL preset)
    # video_shader = "/path/to/shader.{cg,cgp,glsl,glslp}"
    
    # Load video_shader on startup.
    # Other shaders can still be loaded later in runtime.
    # video_shader_enable = false
    
    # Defines a directory where shaders (Cg, CGP, GLSL) are kept for easy access.
    video_shader_dir = /opt/retropie/emulators/RetroArch/shader/
    
    # CPU-based video filter. Path to a dynamic library.
    # video_filter =
    
    # Path to a font used for rendering messages. This path must be defined to enable fonts.
    # Do note that the _full_ path of the font is necessary!
    # video_font_path = 
    
    # Size of the font rendered.
    # video_font_size = 32
    
    # Enable usage of OSD messages.
    # video_font_enable = true
    
    # Offset for where messages will be placed on screen. Values are in range 0.0 to 1.0 for both x and y values. 
    # [0.0, 0.0] maps to the lower left corner of the screen.
    # video_message_pos_x = 0.05
    # video_message_pos_y = 0.05
    
    # Color for message. The value is treated as a hexadecimal value.
    # It is a regular RGB hex number, i.e. red is "ff0000".
    # video_message_color = ffffff
    
    # Video refresh rate of your monitor.
    # Used to calculate a suitable audio input rate.
    # video_refresh_rate = 59.95
    
    # Allows libretro cores to set rotation modes.
    # Setting this to false will honor, but ignore this request.
    # This is useful for vertically oriented content where one manually rotates the monitor.
    # video_allow_rotate = true
    
    # Forces a certain rotation of the screen.
    # The rotation is added to rotations which the libretro core sets (see video_allow_rotate).
    # The angle is <value> * 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
    # video_rotation = 0
    
    #### Audio
    
    # Enable audio.
    # audio_enable = true
    
    # Audio output samplerate.
    # audio_out_rate = 48000
    
    # Audio resampler backend. Which audio resampler to use.
    # Default will use "sinc".
    # audio_resampler =
    
    # Audio driver backend. Depending on configuration possible candidates are: alsa, pulse, oss, jack, rsound, roar, openal, sdl, xaudio.
    # audio_driver =
    
    # Override the default audio device the audio_driver uses. This is driver dependant. E.g. ALSA wants a PCM device, OSS wants a path (e.g. /dev/dsp), Jack wants portnames (e.g. system:playback1,system:playback_2), and so on ...
    # audio_device =
    
    # Audio DSP plugin that processes audio before it's sent to the driver. Path to a dynamic library.
    # audio_dsp_plugin =
    
    # Will sync (block) on audio. Recommended.
    # audio_sync = true
    
    # Desired audio latency in milliseconds. Might not be honored if driver can't provide given latency.
    # audio_latency = 64
    
    # Enable audio rate control.
    # audio_rate_control = true
    
    # Controls audio rate control delta. Defines how much input rate can be adjusted dynamically.
    # Input rate = in_rate * (1.0 +/- audio_rate_control_delta)
    # audio_rate_control_delta = 0.005
    
    # Audio volume. Volume is expressed in dB.
    # 0 dB is normal volume. No gain will be applied.
    # Gain can be controlled in runtime with input_volume_up/input_volume_down.
    # audio_volume = 0.0
    
    #### Overlay
    
    # Enable overlay.
    # input_overlay_enable = false
    
    # Path to input overlay
    # input_overlay =
    
    # Overlay opacity
    # input_overlay_opacity = 1.0
    
    # Overlay scale
    # input_overlay_scale = 1.0
    
    #### Input
    
    # Input driver. Depending on video driver, it might force a different input driver.
    # input_driver = sdl
    
    # Joypad driver. (Valid: linuxraw, sdl, dinput)
    # input_joypad_driver =
    
    # Keyboard layout for input driver if applicable (udev/evdev for now).
    # Syntax is either just layout (e.g. "no"), or a layout and variant separated with colon ("no:nodeadkeys").
    # input_keyboard_layout =
    
    # Defines axis threshold. Possible values are [0.0, 1.0]
    # input_axis_threshold = 0.5
    
    # Enable input auto-detection. Will attempt to autoconfigure
    # joypads, Plug-and-Play style.
    input_autodetect_enable = true
    
    # Directory for joypad autoconfigs (PC).
    # If a joypad is plugged in, that joypad will be autoconfigured if a config file
    # corresponding to that joypad is present in joypad_autoconfig_dir.
    # Input binds which are made explicit (input_playerN_*_btn/axis) will take priority over autoconfigs.
    # Autoconfigs can be created with retroarch-joyconfig, manually, or with a frontend.
    # Requires input_autodetect_enable to be enabled.
    joypad_autoconfig_dir = /opt/retropie/emulators/RetroArch/configs/
    
    # Enable debug input key reporting on-screen.
    # input_debug_enable = false
    
    # Sets which libretro device is used for a player.
    # Devices are indentified with a number.
    # This is normally saved by the menu.
    # Device IDs are found in libretro.h.
    # These settings are overridden by explicit command-line arguments which refer to input devices.
    # None: 0
    # Joypad (RetroPad): 1
    # Mouse: 2
    # Keyboard: 3
    # Generic Lightgun: 4
    # Joypad w/ Analog (RetroPad + Analog sticks): 5
    # Multitap (SNES specific): 257
    # Super Scope (SNES specific): 260
    # Justifier (SNES specific): 516
    # Justifiers (SNES specific): 772
    
    # input_libretro_device_p1 =
    # input_libretro_device_p2 =
    # input_libretro_device_p3 =
    # input_libretro_device_p4 =
    # input_libretro_device_p5 =
    # input_libretro_device_p6 =
    # input_libretro_device_p7 =
    # input_libretro_device_p8 =
    
    # Keyboard input. Will recognize letters ("a" to "z") and the following special keys (where "kp_"
    # is for keypad keys):
    #
    #   left, right, up, down, enter, kp_enter, tab, insert, del, end, home,
    #   rshift, shift, ctrl, alt, space, escape, add, subtract, kp_plus, kp_minus,
    #   f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f11, f12,
    #   num0, num1, num2, num3, num4, num5, num6, num7, num8, num9, pageup, pagedown,
    #   keypad0, keypad1, keypad2, keypad3, keypad4, keypad5, keypad6, keypad7, keypad8, keypad9,
    #   period, capslock, numlock, backspace, multiply, divide, print_screen, scroll_lock,
    #   tilde, backquote, pause, quote, comma, minus, slash, semicolon, equals, leftbracket,
    #   backslash, rightbracket, kp_period, kp_equals, rctrl, ralt
    #
    # Keyboard input, Joypad and Joyaxis will all obey the "nul" bind, which disables the bind completely, 
    # rather than relying on a default.
    input_player1_a = x
    input_player1_b = z
    input_player1_y = a
    input_player1_x = s
    input_player1_start = enter
    input_player1_select = rshift
    input_player1_l = q
    input_player1_r = w
    input_player1_left = left
    input_player1_right = right
    input_player1_up = up
    input_player1_down = down
    # input_player1_l2 =
    # input_player1_r2 =
    # input_player1_l3 =
    # input_player1_r3 =
    
    # Two analog sticks (DualShock-esque).
    # Bound as usual, however, if a real analog axis is bound,
    # it can be read as a true analog.
    # Positive X axis is right, Positive Y axis is down.
    # input_player1_l_x_plus =
    # input_player1_l_x_minus =
    # input_player1_l_y_plus =
    # input_player1_l_y_minus =
    # input_player1_r_x_plus =
    # input_player1_r_x_minus =
    # input_player1_r_y_plus =
    # input_player1_r_y_minus =
    
    # If desired, it is possible to override which joypads are being used for player 1 through 8.
    # First joypad available is 0.
    # input_player1_joypad_index = 0
    # input_player2_joypad_index = 1
    # input_player3_joypad_index = 2
    # input_player4_joypad_index = 3
    # input_player5_joypad_index = 4
    # input_player6_joypad_index = 5
    # input_player7_joypad_index = 6
    # input_player8_joypad_index = 7
    
    # Joypad buttons.
    # Figure these out by using RetroArch-Phoenix or retroarch-joyconfig.
    # You can use joypad hats with hnxx, where n is the hat, and xx is a string representing direction. 
    # E.g. "h0up"
    # input_player1_a_btn =
    # input_player1_b_btn =
    # input_player1_y_btn =
    # input_player1_x_btn =
    # input_player1_start_btn =
    # input_player1_select_btn =
    # input_player1_l_btn =
    # input_player1_r_btn =
    # input_player1_left_btn =
    # input_player1_right_btn =
    # input_player1_up_btn =
    # input_player1_down_btn =
    # input_player1_l2_btn =
    # input_player1_r2_btn =
    # input_player1_l3_btn =
    # input_player1_r3_btn =
    
    # Axis for RetroArch D-Pad. 
    # Needs to be either '+' or '-' in the first character signaling either positive or negative direction of the axis, then the axis number. 
    # Do note that every other input option has the corresponding _btn and _axis binds as well; they are omitted here for clarity.
    # input_player1_left_axis =
    # input_player1_right_axis =
    # input_player1_up_axis =
    # input_player1_down_axis =
    
    # Holding the turbo while pressing another button will let the button enter a turbo mode
    # where the button state is modulated with a periodic signal.
    # The modulation stops when the button itself (not turbo button) is released.
    # input_player1_turbo =
    
    # Describes the period and how long of that period a turbo-enabled button should behave.
    # Numbers are described in frames.
    # input_turbo_period = 6
    # input_turbo_duty_cycle = 3
    
    # This goes all the way to player 8 (*_player2_*, *_player3_*, etc), but omitted for clarity.
    # All input binds have corresponding binds for keyboard (none), joykeys (_btn) and joyaxes (_axis) as well.
    
    # Toggles fullscreen.
    # input_toggle_fullscreen = f
    
    # Saves state.
    # input_save_state = f2
    # Loads state.
    # input_load_state = f4
    
    # State slots. With slot set to 0, save state name is *.state (or whatever defined on commandline).
    # When slot is != 0, path will be $path%d, where %d is slot number.
    # input_state_slot_increase = f7
    # input_state_slot_decrease = f6
    
    # Toggles between fast-forwarding and normal speed.
    # input_toggle_fast_forward = space
    
    # Hold for fast-forward. Releasing button disables fast-forward.
    # input_hold_fast_forward = l
    
    # Key to exit RetroArch cleanly. 
    # Killing it in any hard way (SIGKILL, etc) will terminate RetroArch without saving RAM, etc.
    # On Unix-likes, SIGINT/SIGTERM allows a clean deinitialization.
    input_exit_emulator = escape
    
    # Applies next and previous shader in directory.
    input_shader_next = m
    input_shader_prev = n
    
    # Hold button down to rewind. Rewinding must be enabled.
    input_rewind = r
    
    # Toggle between recording and not.
    # input_movie_record_toggle = o
    
    # Toggle between paused and non-paused state
    # input_pause_toggle = p
    
    # Frame advance when content is paused
    # input_frame_advance = k
    
    # Reset the content.
    # input_reset = h
    
    # Cheats.
    # input_cheat_index_plus = y
    # input_cheat_index_minus = t
    # input_cheat_toggle = u
    
    # Mute/unmute audio
    # input_audio_mute = f9
    
    # Take screenshot
    # input_screenshot = f8
    
    # Netplay flip players.
    # input_netplay_flip_players = i
    
    # Hold for slowmotion.
    # input_slowmotion = e
    
    # Enable other hotkeys.
    # If this hotkey is bound to either keyboard, joybutton or joyaxis,
    # all other hotkeys will be disabled unless this hotkey is also held at the same time.
    # This is useful for RETRO_KEYBOARD centric implementations
    # which query a large area of the keyboard, where it is not desirable
    # that hotkeys get in the way.
    
    # Alternatively, all hotkeys for keyboard could be disabled by the user.
    input_enable_hotkey = escape
    
    # Increases audio volume.
    # input_volume_up = kp_plus
    # Decreases audio volume.
    # input_volume_down = kp_minus
    
    # Toggles to next overlay. Wraps around.
    # input_overlay_next =
    
    # Toggles eject for disks. Used for multiple-disk content.
    # input_disk_eject_toggle =
    
    # Cycles through disk images. Use after ejecting.
    # Complete by toggling eject again.
    # input_disk_next =
    
    # Toggles menu.
    # input_menu_toggle = f1
    
    # Toggles mouse grab. When mouse is grabbed, RetroArch hides the mouse,
    # and keeps the mouse pointer inside the window to allow relative mouse input
    # to work better.
    # input_grab_mouse_toggle = f11
    
    #### Menu
    
    # Menu driver to use. "rgui", "lakka", etc. 
    # menu_driver = "rgui"
    
    #### Camera
    
    # Override the default camera device the camera driver uses. This is driver dependant.
    # camera_device =
    
    # Override the default privacy permission for cores that want to access camera services. Is "false" by default.
    # camera_allow = false
    
    #### Location
    
    # Override the default privacy permission for cores that want to access location services. Is "false" by default.
    # location_allow = false
    
    #### Netplay
    
    # When being client over netplay, use keybinds for player 1.
    # netplay_client_swap_input = false
    
    # The nickname being used for playing online.
    # netplay_nickname = 
    
    # The amount of delay frames to use for netplay. Increasing this value will increase
    # performance, but introduce more latency.
    # netplay_delay_frames = 0
    
    # Netplay mode for the current user.
    # false is Server, true is Client.
    # netplay_mode = false
    
    # Enable or disable spectator mode for the player during netplay.
    # netplay_spectator_mode_enable = false
    
    # The IP Address of the host to connect to.
    # netplay_ip_address = 
    
    # The port of the host IP Address. Can be either a TCP or an UDP port.
    # netplay_ip_port = 55435
    
    #### Misc
    
    # Enable rewinding. This will take a performance hit when playing, so it is disabled by default.
    rewind_enable = false
    
    # Rewinding buffer size in megabytes. Bigger rewinding buffer means you can rewind longer.
    # The buffer should be approx. 20MB per minute of buffer time.
    rewind_buffer_size = 10
    
    # Rewind granularity. When rewinding defined number of frames, you can rewind several frames at a time, increasing the rewinding speed.
    rewind_granularity = 2
    
    # Pause gameplay when window focus is lost.
    # pause_nonactive = true
    
    # Autosaves the non-volatile SRAM at a regular interval. This is disabled by default unless set otherwise.
    # The interval is measured in seconds. A value of 0 disables autosave.
    # autosave_interval =
    
    # Path to XML cheat database (as used by bSNES).
    # cheat_database_path =
    
    # Path to XML cheat config, a file which keeps track of which
    # cheat settings are used for individual games.
    # If the file does not exist, it will be created.
    # cheat_settings_path =
    
    # Directory to dump screenshots to.
    # screenshot_directory =
    
    # Records video after CPU video filter.
    # video_post_filter_record = false
    
    # Records output of GPU shaded material if available.
    # video_gpu_record = false
    
    # Screenshots output of GPU shaded material if available.
    video_gpu_screenshot = true
    
    # Block SRAM from being overwritten when loading save states.
    # Might potentially lead to buggy games.
    # block_sram_overwrite = false
    
    # When saving a savestate, save state index is automatically increased before
    # it is saved.
    # Also, when loading content, the index will be set to the highest existing index.
    # There is no upper bound on the index.
    # savestate_auto_index = false
    
    # Slowmotion ratio. When slowmotion, content will slow down by factor.
    # slowmotion_ratio = 3.0
    
    # The maximum rate at which content will be run when using fast forward. (E.g. 5.0 for 60 fps content => 300 fps cap).
    # RetroArch will go to sleep to ensure that the maximum rate will not be exceeded.
    # Do not rely on this cap to be perfectly accurate.
    # A negative ratio equals no FPS cap.
    # fastforward_ratio = -1.0
    
    # Enable stdin/network command interface.
    # network_cmd_enable = false
    # network_cmd_port = 55355
    # stdin_cmd_enable = false
    
    input_player1_joypad_index = "0"
    input_player1_b_btn = "13"
    input_player1_y_btn = "12"
    input_player1_select_btn = "0"
    input_player1_start_btn = "3"
    input_player1_up_btn = "4"
    input_player1_down_btn = "6"
    input_player1_left_btn = "7"
    input_player1_right_btn = "5"
    input_player1_a_btn = "14"
    input_player1_x_btn = "15"
    input_player1_l_btn = "10"
    input_player1_r_btn = "11"
    input_player1_l2_btn = "8"
    input_player1_r2_btn = "9"
    input_player1_l3_btn = "1"
    input_player1_r3_btn = "2"
    input_player1_l_x_plus_axis = "+0"
    input_player1_l_x_minus_axis = "-0"
    input_player1_l_y_plus_axis = "+1"
    input_player1_l_y_minus_axis = "-1"
    input_player1_r_x_plus_axis = "+2"
    input_player1_r_x_minus_axis = "-2"
    input_player1_r_y_plus_axis = "+3"
    input_player1_r_y_minus_axis = "-3"
    
    savefile_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/
    savestate_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/
    
    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "0"
    input_exit_emulator_btn = "3"
    
    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "0"
    input_save_state_btn = "16"
    
    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "0"
    input_load_state_btn = "5"

    #83508
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    Floob
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    Change this line to read 16 so you can at least see the error in full.

    # Size of the font rendered.
    # video_font_size = 32

    This may help

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #83518
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    sludwig
    Participant

    Thanks for the help. I actually saw that video before but nothing in there seems to help. However, I followed your advice and changed the video size font to 16 in order to see the whole screen. Now when I try to save a game this is what happens:

    We will use Doom in this example:

    When I click the hotkey to save, I get:
    “Saved state to slot #0.”

    Cool, okay, now I click the load hotkey on my controller:
    “Failed to load state from “/home/pi/RetroPie/savestate/Doom (U) [!].state 1”

    If I retry to save again I still get:
    “Saved state to slot #0.”
    But if I now try to make another load on my controller it will say:
    “Failed to load state from “/home/pi/RetroPie/savestate/Doom (U) [!].state 2”

    This seems like a red flag. It seems like whenever I try to load, my retropie is loading from one integer too high. Like there is an auto interval change.

    Is there something I need to do with this line of code?

    # State slots. With slot set to 0, save state name is *.state (or whatever defined on commandline).
    # When slot is != 0, path will be $path%d, where %d is slot number.
    # input_state_slot_increase = f7
    # input_state_slot_decrease = f6
    #83529
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    Floob
    Moderator

    Ok – when you make your save state, can you check the directory for the *.state file?
    What is the exact name it uses? You should be able to tell which file it is looking at the from the timestamp.

    I’m presuming permissions are fine here, and the pi user can write and read here:
    /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate (although the line is commented out)

    It looks like when you save it is always using the .auto file, but you are trying to load one with a number at the end?

    I know one of your savestate directories is commented out, but I would get rid of the line so there is no conflict.

    So I’d lose these at the bottom of the file and use the main ones
    savefile_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/
    savestate_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/

    If you simply hit F2 to save, then F4 to load – does that work?

    RetroPie help guides --> https://goo.gl/Yfy8kj
    Please read this before asking for help --> http://goo.gl/eLErnl

    #84011
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    sludwig
    Participant

    I removed the commented out savestate directory and removed this line from the bottom:

    savefile_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/
    savestate_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/

    So if you look back at my original config, on top, it looks like this:

    ## Skeleton config file for RetroArch
    
    # Save all save files (*.srm) to this directory. This includes related files like .bsv, .rtc, .psrm, etc ...
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    savefile_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate
    
    # Save all save states (*.state) to this directory.
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    savestate_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate
    
    # If set to a directory, Content which is temporarily extracted
    # will be extracted to this directory.
    # extraction_directory =
    
    # Automatically saves a savestate at the end of RetroArch's lifetime.
    # The path is $SRAM_PATH.auto.
    # RetroArch will automatically load any savestate with this path on startup if savestate_auto_load is set.
    savestate_auto_save = false
    savestate_auto_load = false

    Also, I checked my directory for my saved state files. It saves in this folder:

    /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate

    All my games have .state files of their saves in there. However, I can’t load them at all. Even if I try f2 or f4. I keep getting:

    “Failed to load state from “/home/pi/RetroPie/savestate/Doom (U) [!].state 1″

    Again, it will change the name depending on the name of the game.

    I’m just lost as I’ve never taken a coding class or understand comp sci that much, and am literally just following google guides. To make it easier to understand I’m just going to show my entire config again so everyone knows where I am at.

    ## Skeleton config file for RetroArch
    
    # Save all save files (*.srm) to this directory. This includes related files like .bsv, .rtc, .psrm, etc ...
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    savefile_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate
    
    # Save all save states (*.state) to this directory.
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    savestate_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate
    
    # If set to a directory, Content which is temporarily extracted
    # will be extracted to this directory.
    # extraction_directory =
    
    # Automatically saves a savestate at the end of RetroArch's lifetime.
    # The path is $SRAM_PATH.auto.
    # RetroArch will automatically load any savestate with this path on startup if savestate_auto_load is set.
    savestate_auto_save = false
    savestate_auto_load = false
    
    # Load libretro from a dynamic location for dynamically built RetroArch.
    # This option is mandatory.
    
    # Path to a libretro implementation.
    # libretro_path = "/path/to/libretro.so"
    
    # A directory for where to search for libretro core implementations.
    # libretro_directory =
    
    # Sets log level for libretro cores (GET_LOG_INTERFACE).
    # If a log level issued by a libretro core is below libretro_log_level, it is ignored.
    # DEBUG logs are always ignored unless verbose mode is activated (--verbose).
    # DEBUG = 0, INFO = 1, WARN = 2, ERROR = 3.
    # libretro_log_level = 0
    
    # Enable or disable verbosity level of frontend.
    # log_verbosity = false
    
    # Enable or disable RetroArch performance counters
    # perfcnt_enable = false
    
    # Path to core options config file.
    # This config file is used to expose core-specific options.
    # It will be written to by RetroArch.
    # A default path will be assigned if not set.
    core_options_path = /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-core-options.cfg
    
    # Path to content load history file.
    # RetroArch keeps track of all content loaded in the menu and from CLI directly for convenient quick loading.
    # A default path will be assigned if not set.
    # game_history_path =
    
    # Number of entries that will be kept in content history file.
    # game_history_size = 100
    
    # Sets the "system" directory.
    # Implementations can query for this directory to load BIOSes, system-specific configs, etc.
    system_directory = /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/../BIOS
    
    # Sets start directory for menu content browser.
    # rgui_browser_directory =
    
    # Content directory. Interacts with RETRO_ENVIRONMENT_GET_CONTENT_DIRECTORY.
    # Usually set by developers who bundle libretro/RetroArch apps to point to assets.
    # content_directory =
    
    # Assets directory. This location is queried by default when menu interfaces try to look for
    # loadable assets, etc.
    # assets_directory =
    
    # Sets start directory for menu config browser.
    # rgui_config_directory =
    
    # Show startup screen in menu.
    # Is automatically set to false when seen for the first time.
    # This is only updated in config if config_save_on_exit is set to true, however.
    # rgui_show_start_screen = true
    
    # Flushes config to disk on exit. Useful for menu as settings can be modified.
    # Overwrites the config. #include's and comments are not preserved.
    config_save_on_exit = false
    
    # Load up a specific config file based on the core being used.
    # core_specific_config = false
    
    #### Video
    
    # Video driver to use. "gl", "xvideo", "sdl"
    # video_driver = "gl"
    
    # Which OpenGL context implementation to use.
    # Possible ones for desktop are: glx, x-egl, kms-egl, sdl-gl, wgl.
    # By default, tries to use first suitable driver.
    # video_gl_context =
    
    # Windowed xscale and yscale
    # (Real x res: base_size * xscale * aspect_ratio, real y res: base_size * yscale)
    # video_xscale = 3.0
    # video_yscale = 3.0
    
    # Fullscreen resolution. Resolution of 0 uses the resolution of the desktop.
    # video_fullscreen_x = 0
    # video_fullscreen_y = 0
    
    # Start in fullscreen. Can be changed at runtime.
    # video_fullscreen = false
    
    # If fullscreen, prefer using a windowed fullscreen mode.
    # video_windowed_fullscreen = true
    
    # Which monitor to prefer. 0 (default) means no particular monitor is preferred, 1 and up (1 being first monitor),
    # suggests RetroArch to use that particular monitor.
    # video_monitor_index = 0
    
    # Forcibly disable composition. Only works in Windows Vista/7 for now.
    # video_disable_composition = false
    
    # Video vsync.
    # video_vsync = true
    
    # Attempts to hard-synchronize CPU and GPU. Can reduce latency at cost of performance.
    # video_hard_sync = false
    
    # Sets how many frames CPU can run ahead of GPU when using video_hard_sync.
    # Maximum is 3.
    # video_hard_sync_frames = 0
    
    # Inserts a black frame inbetween frames.
    # Useful for 120 Hz monitors who want to play 60 Hz material with eliminated ghosting.
    # video_refresh_rate should still be configured as if it is a 60 Hz monitor (divide refresh rate by 2).
    # video_black_frame_insertion = false
    
    # Use threaded video driver. Using this might improve performance at possible cost of latency and more video stuttering.
    video_threaded = true
    
    # Use a shared context for HW rendered libretro cores.
    # Avoids having to assume GL state changes inbetween frames.
    # video_shared_context = false
    
    # Smoothens picture with bilinear filtering. Should be disabled if using pixel shaders.
    video_smooth = false
    
    # Forces rendering area to stay equal to content aspect ratio or as defined in video_aspect_ratio.
    # video_force_aspect = true
    
    # Only scales video in integer steps.
    # The base size depends on system-reported geometry and aspect ratio.
    # If video_force_aspect is not set, X/Y will be integer scaled independently.
    # video_scale_integer = false
    
    # A floating point value for video aspect ratio (width / height).
    # If this is not set, aspect ratio is assumed to be automatic.
    # Behavior then is defined by video_aspect_ratio_auto.
    video_aspect_ratio = 1.33
    
    # If this is true and video_aspect_ratio is not set,
    # aspect ratio is decided by libretro implementation.
    # If this is false, 1:1 PAR will always be assumed if video_aspect_ratio is not set.
    # video_aspect_ratio_auto = false
    
    # Forces cropping of overscanned frames.
    # Exact behavior of this option is implementation specific.
    # video_crop_overscan = true 
    
    # Path to shader. Shader can be either Cg, CGP (Cg preset) or GLSL, GLSLP (GLSL preset)
    # video_shader = "/path/to/shader.{cg,cgp,glsl,glslp}"
    
    # Load video_shader on startup.
    # Other shaders can still be loaded later in runtime.
    # video_shader_enable = false
    
    # Defines a directory where shaders (Cg, CGP, GLSL) are kept for easy access.
    video_shader_dir = /opt/retropie/emulators/RetroArch/shader/
    
    # CPU-based video filter. Path to a dynamic library.
    # video_filter =
    
    # Path to a font used for rendering messages. This path must be defined to enable fonts.
    # Do note that the _full_ path of the font is necessary!
    # video_font_path = 
    
    # Size of the font rendered.
    video_font_size = 16
    
    # Enable usage of OSD messages.
    # video_font_enable = true
    
    # Offset for where messages will be placed on screen. Values are in range 0.0 to 1.0 for both x and y values. 
    # [0.0, 0.0] maps to the lower left corner of the screen.
    # video_message_pos_x = 0.05
    # video_message_pos_y = 0.05
    
    # Color for message. The value is treated as a hexadecimal value.
    # It is a regular RGB hex number, i.e. red is "ff0000".
    # video_message_color = ffffff
    
    # Video refresh rate of your monitor.
    # Used to calculate a suitable audio input rate.
    # video_refresh_rate = 59.95
    
    # Allows libretro cores to set rotation modes.
    # Setting this to false will honor, but ignore this request.
    # This is useful for vertically oriented content where one manually rotates the monitor.
    # video_allow_rotate = true
    
    # Forces a certain rotation of the screen.
    # The rotation is added to rotations which the libretro core sets (see video_allow_rotate).
    # The angle is <value> * 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
    # video_rotation = 0
    
    #### Audio
    
    # Enable audio.
    # audio_enable = true
    
    # Audio output samplerate.
    # audio_out_rate = 48000
    
    # Audio resampler backend. Which audio resampler to use.
    # Default will use "sinc".
    # audio_resampler =
    
    # Audio driver backend. Depending on configuration possible candidates are: alsa, pulse, oss, jack, rsound, roar, openal, sdl, xaudio.
    # audio_driver =
    
    # Override the default audio device the audio_driver uses. This is driver dependant. E.g. ALSA wants a PCM device, OSS wants a path (e.g. /dev/dsp), Jack wants portnames (e.g. system:playback1,system:playback_2), and so on ...
    # audio_device =
    
    # Audio DSP plugin that processes audio before it's sent to the driver. Path to a dynamic library.
    # audio_dsp_plugin =
    
    # Will sync (block) on audio. Recommended.
    # audio_sync = true
    
    # Desired audio latency in milliseconds. Might not be honored if driver can't provide given latency.
    # audio_latency = 64
    
    # Enable audio rate control.
    # audio_rate_control = true
    
    # Controls audio rate control delta. Defines how much input rate can be adjusted dynamically.
    # Input rate = in_rate * (1.0 +/- audio_rate_control_delta)
    # audio_rate_control_delta = 0.005
    
    # Audio volume. Volume is expressed in dB.
    # 0 dB is normal volume. No gain will be applied.
    # Gain can be controlled in runtime with input_volume_up/input_volume_down.
    # audio_volume = 0.0
    
    #### Overlay
    
    # Enable overlay.
    # input_overlay_enable = false
    
    # Path to input overlay
    # input_overlay =
    
    # Overlay opacity
    # input_overlay_opacity = 1.0
    
    # Overlay scale
    # input_overlay_scale = 1.0
    
    #### Input
    
    # Input driver. Depending on video driver, it might force a different input driver.
    # input_driver = sdl
    
    # Joypad driver. (Valid: linuxraw, sdl, dinput)
    # input_joypad_driver =
    
    # Keyboard layout for input driver if applicable (udev/evdev for now).
    # Syntax is either just layout (e.g. "no"), or a layout and variant separated with colon ("no:nodeadkeys").
    # input_keyboard_layout =
    
    # Defines axis threshold. Possible values are [0.0, 1.0]
    # input_axis_threshold = 0.5
    
    # Enable input auto-detection. Will attempt to autoconfigure
    # joypads, Plug-and-Play style.
    input_autodetect_enable = true
    
    # Directory for joypad autoconfigs (PC).
    # If a joypad is plugged in, that joypad will be autoconfigured if a config file
    # corresponding to that joypad is present in joypad_autoconfig_dir.
    # Input binds which are made explicit (input_playerN_*_btn/axis) will take priority over autoconfigs.
    # Autoconfigs can be created with retroarch-joyconfig, manually, or with a frontend.
    # Requires input_autodetect_enable to be enabled.
    joypad_autoconfig_dir = /opt/retropie/emulators/RetroArch/configs/
    
    # Enable debug input key reporting on-screen.
    # input_debug_enable = false
    
    # Sets which libretro device is used for a player.
    # Devices are indentified with a number.
    # This is normally saved by the menu.
    # Device IDs are found in libretro.h.
    # These settings are overridden by explicit command-line arguments which refer to input devices.
    # None: 0
    # Joypad (RetroPad): 1
    # Mouse: 2
    # Keyboard: 3
    # Generic Lightgun: 4
    # Joypad w/ Analog (RetroPad + Analog sticks): 5
    # Multitap (SNES specific): 257
    # Super Scope (SNES specific): 260
    # Justifier (SNES specific): 516
    # Justifiers (SNES specific): 772
    
    # input_libretro_device_p1 =
    # input_libretro_device_p2 =
    # input_libretro_device_p3 =
    # input_libretro_device_p4 =
    # input_libretro_device_p5 =
    # input_libretro_device_p6 =
    # input_libretro_device_p7 =
    # input_libretro_device_p8 =
    
    # Keyboard input. Will recognize letters ("a" to "z") and the following special keys (where "kp_"
    # is for keypad keys):
    #
    #   left, right, up, down, enter, kp_enter, tab, insert, del, end, home,
    #   rshift, shift, ctrl, alt, space, escape, add, subtract, kp_plus, kp_minus,
    #   f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f11, f12,
    #   num0, num1, num2, num3, num4, num5, num6, num7, num8, num9, pageup, pagedown,
    #   keypad0, keypad1, keypad2, keypad3, keypad4, keypad5, keypad6, keypad7, keypad8, keypad9,
    #   period, capslock, numlock, backspace, multiply, divide, print_screen, scroll_lock,
    #   tilde, backquote, pause, quote, comma, minus, slash, semicolon, equals, leftbracket,
    #   backslash, rightbracket, kp_period, kp_equals, rctrl, ralt
    #
    # Keyboard input, Joypad and Joyaxis will all obey the "nul" bind, which disables the bind completely, 
    # rather than relying on a default.
    input_player1_a = x
    input_player1_b = z
    input_player1_y = a
    input_player1_x = s
    input_player1_start = enter
    input_player1_select = rshift
    input_player1_l = q
    input_player1_r = w
    input_player1_left = left
    input_player1_right = right
    input_player1_up = up
    input_player1_down = down
    # input_player1_l2 =
    # input_player1_r2 =
    # input_player1_l3 =
    # input_player1_r3 =
    
    # Two analog sticks (DualShock-esque).
    # Bound as usual, however, if a real analog axis is bound,
    # it can be read as a true analog.
    # Positive X axis is right, Positive Y axis is down.
    # input_player1_l_x_plus =
    # input_player1_l_x_minus =
    # input_player1_l_y_plus =
    # input_player1_l_y_minus =
    # input_player1_r_x_plus =
    # input_player1_r_x_minus =
    # input_player1_r_y_plus =
    # input_player1_r_y_minus =
    
    # If desired, it is possible to override which joypads are being used for player 1 through 8.
    # First joypad available is 0.
    # input_player1_joypad_index = 0
    # input_player2_joypad_index = 1
    # input_player3_joypad_index = 2
    # input_player4_joypad_index = 3
    # input_player5_joypad_index = 4
    # input_player6_joypad_index = 5
    # input_player7_joypad_index = 6
    # input_player8_joypad_index = 7
    
    # Joypad buttons.
    # Figure these out by using RetroArch-Phoenix or retroarch-joyconfig.
    # You can use joypad hats with hnxx, where n is the hat, and xx is a string representing direction. 
    # E.g. "h0up"
    # input_player1_a_btn =
    # input_player1_b_btn =
    # input_player1_y_btn =
    # input_player1_x_btn =
    # input_player1_start_btn =
    # input_player1_select_btn =
    # input_player1_l_btn =
    # input_player1_r_btn =
    # input_player1_left_btn =
    # input_player1_right_btn =
    # input_player1_up_btn =
    # input_player1_down_btn =
    # input_player1_l2_btn =
    # input_player1_r2_btn =
    # input_player1_l3_btn =
    # input_player1_r3_btn =
    
    # Axis for RetroArch D-Pad. 
    # Needs to be either '+' or '-' in the first character signaling either positive or negative direction of the axis, then the axis number. 
    # Do note that every other input option has the corresponding _btn and _axis binds as well; they are omitted here for clarity.
    # input_player1_left_axis =
    # input_player1_right_axis =
    # input_player1_up_axis =
    # input_player1_down_axis =
    
    # Holding the turbo while pressing another button will let the button enter a turbo mode
    # where the button state is modulated with a periodic signal.
    # The modulation stops when the button itself (not turbo button) is released.
    # input_player1_turbo =
    
    # Describes the period and how long of that period a turbo-enabled button should behave.
    # Numbers are described in frames.
    # input_turbo_period = 6
    # input_turbo_duty_cycle = 3
    
    # This goes all the way to player 8 (*_player2_*, *_player3_*, etc), but omitted for clarity.
    # All input binds have corresponding binds for keyboard (none), joykeys (_btn) and joyaxes (_axis) as well.
    
    # Toggles fullscreen.
    # input_toggle_fullscreen = f
    
    # Saves state.
    # input_save_state = f2
    # Loads state.
    # input_load_state = f4
    
    # State slots. With slot set to 0, save state name is *.state (or whatever defined on commandline).
    # When slot is != 0, path will be $path%d, where %d is slot number.
    # input_state_slot_increase = f7
    # input_state_slot_decrease = f6
    
    # Toggles between fast-forwarding and normal speed.
    # input_toggle_fast_forward = space
    
    # Hold for fast-forward. Releasing button disables fast-forward.
    # input_hold_fast_forward = l
    
    # Key to exit RetroArch cleanly. 
    # Killing it in any hard way (SIGKILL, etc) will terminate RetroArch without saving RAM, etc.
    # On Unix-likes, SIGINT/SIGTERM allows a clean deinitialization.
    input_exit_emulator = escape
    
    # Applies next and previous shader in directory.
    input_shader_next = m
    input_shader_prev = n
    
    # Hold button down to rewind. Rewinding must be enabled.
    input_rewind = r
    
    # Toggle between recording and not.
    # input_movie_record_toggle = o
    
    # Toggle between paused and non-paused state
    # input_pause_toggle = p
    
    # Frame advance when content is paused
    # input_frame_advance = k
    
    # Reset the content.
    # input_reset = h
    
    # Cheats.
    # input_cheat_index_plus = y
    # input_cheat_index_minus = t
    # input_cheat_toggle = u
    
    # Mute/unmute audio
    # input_audio_mute = f9
    
    # Take screenshot
    # input_screenshot = f8
    
    # Netplay flip players.
    # input_netplay_flip_players = i
    
    # Hold for slowmotion.
    # input_slowmotion = e
    
    # Enable other hotkeys.
    # If this hotkey is bound to either keyboard, joybutton or joyaxis,
    # all other hotkeys will be disabled unless this hotkey is also held at the same time.
    # This is useful for RETRO_KEYBOARD centric implementations
    # which query a large area of the keyboard, where it is not desirable
    # that hotkeys get in the way.
    
    # Alternatively, all hotkeys for keyboard could be disabled by the user.
    input_enable_hotkey = escape
    
    # Increases audio volume.
    # input_volume_up = kp_plus
    # Decreases audio volume.
    # input_volume_down = kp_minus
    
    # Toggles to next overlay. Wraps around.
    # input_overlay_next =
    
    # Toggles eject for disks. Used for multiple-disk content.
    # input_disk_eject_toggle =
    
    # Cycles through disk images. Use after ejecting.
    # Complete by toggling eject again.
    # input_disk_next =
    
    # Toggles menu.
    # input_menu_toggle = f1
    
    # Toggles mouse grab. When mouse is grabbed, RetroArch hides the mouse,
    # and keeps the mouse pointer inside the window to allow relative mouse input
    # to work better.
    # input_grab_mouse_toggle = f11
    
    #### Menu
    
    # Menu driver to use. "rgui", "lakka", etc. 
    # menu_driver = "rgui"
    
    #### Camera
    
    # Override the default camera device the camera driver uses. This is driver dependant.
    # camera_device =
    
    # Override the default privacy permission for cores that want to access camera services. Is "false" by default.
    # camera_allow = false
    
    #### Location
    
    # Override the default privacy permission for cores that want to access location services. Is "false" by default.
    # location_allow = false
    
    #### Netplay
    
    # When being client over netplay, use keybinds for player 1.
    # netplay_client_swap_input = false
    
    # The nickname being used for playing online.
    # netplay_nickname = 
    
    # The amount of delay frames to use for netplay. Increasing this value will increase
    # performance, but introduce more latency.
    # netplay_delay_frames = 0
    
    # Netplay mode for the current user.
    # false is Server, true is Client.
    # netplay_mode = false
    
    # Enable or disable spectator mode for the player during netplay.
    # netplay_spectator_mode_enable = false
    
    # The IP Address of the host to connect to.
    # netplay_ip_address = 
    
    # The port of the host IP Address. Can be either a TCP or an UDP port.
    # netplay_ip_port = 55435
    
    #### Misc
    
    # Enable rewinding. This will take a performance hit when playing, so it is disabled by default.
    rewind_enable = false
    
    # Rewinding buffer size in megabytes. Bigger rewinding buffer means you can rewind longer.
    # The buffer should be approx. 20MB per minute of buffer time.
    rewind_buffer_size = 10
    
    # Rewind granularity. When rewinding defined number of frames, you can rewind several frames at a time, increasing the rewinding speed.
    rewind_granularity = 2
    
    # Pause gameplay when window focus is lost.
    # pause_nonactive = true
    
    # Autosaves the non-volatile SRAM at a regular interval. This is disabled by default unless set otherwise.
    # The interval is measured in seconds. A value of 0 disables autosave.
    # autosave_interval =
    
    # Path to XML cheat database (as used by bSNES).
    # cheat_database_path =
    
    # Path to XML cheat config, a file which keeps track of which
    # cheat settings are used for individual games.
    # If the file does not exist, it will be created.
    # cheat_settings_path =
    
    # Directory to dump screenshots to.
    # screenshot_directory =
    
    # Records video after CPU video filter.
    # video_post_filter_record = false
    
    # Records output of GPU shaded material if available.
    # video_gpu_record = false
    
    # Screenshots output of GPU shaded material if available.
    video_gpu_screenshot = true
    
    # Block SRAM from being overwritten when loading save states.
    # Might potentially lead to buggy games.
    # block_sram_overwrite = false
    
    # When saving a savestate, save state index is automatically increased before
    # it is saved.
    # Also, when loading content, the index will be set to the highest existing index.
    # There is no upper bound on the index.
    savestate_auto_index = false
    
    # Slowmotion ratio. When slowmotion, content will slow down by factor.
    # slowmotion_ratio = 3.0
    
    # The maximum rate at which content will be run when using fast forward. (E.g. 5.0 for 60 fps content => 300 fps cap).
    # RetroArch will go to sleep to ensure that the maximum rate will not be exceeded.
    # Do not rely on this cap to be perfectly accurate.
    # A negative ratio equals no FPS cap.
    # fastforward_ratio = -1.0
    
    # Enable stdin/network command interface.
    # network_cmd_enable = false
    # network_cmd_port = 55355
    # stdin_cmd_enable = false
    
    input_player1_joypad_index = "0"
    input_player1_b_btn = "13"
    input_player1_y_btn = "12"
    input_player1_select_btn = "0"
    input_player1_start_btn = "3"
    input_player1_up_btn = "4"
    input_player1_down_btn = "6"
    input_player1_left_btn = "7"
    input_player1_right_btn = "5"
    input_player1_a_btn = "14"
    input_player1_x_btn = "15"
    input_player1_l_btn = "10"
    input_player1_r_btn = "11"
    input_player1_l2_btn = "8"
    input_player1_r2_btn = "9"
    input_player1_l3_btn = "1"
    input_player1_r3_btn = "2"
    input_player1_l_x_plus_axis = "+0"
    input_player1_l_x_minus_axis = "-0"
    input_player1_l_y_plus_axis = "+1"
    input_player1_l_y_minus_axis = "-1"
    input_player1_r_x_plus_axis = "+2"
    input_player1_r_x_minus_axis = "-2"
    input_player1_r_y_plus_axis = "+3"
    input_player1_r_y_minus_axis = "-3"
    
    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "0"
    input_exit_emulator_btn = "3"
    
    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "0"
    input_save_state_btn = "16"
    
    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "0"
    input_load_state_btn = "5"
    
    #84032
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    Floob
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    Can you do a ls -lah command in the /home/pi/RetroPie/savestate diretcory?
    Just to make sure the permissions are ok – can you paste the output here?

    What about if you reset those lines to

    # Save all save files (*.srm) to this directory. This includes related files like .bsv, .rtc, .psrm, etc ...
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    # savefile_directory =
    
    # Save all save states (*.state) to this directory.
    # This will be overridden by explicit command line options.
    # savestate_directory =

    Can you save and load then?

    Although, looking at it, it seems to be trying to load a state file that isnt there – i.e. with a ‘1’ at the end.
    So it maybe related to this

    # State slots. With slot set to 0, save state name is *.state (or whatever defined on commandline).
    # When slot is != 0, path will be $path%d, where %d is slot number.
    # input_state_slot_increase = f7
    # input_state_slot_decrease = f6

    Try pressing f6, to set the slot back to ‘0’ if you see what I mean.

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    #84044
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    sludwig
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    I’m just going to upload a picture of my results when I do the ls -lah command. It will just show the .state files when I do the command, so maybe that’s not what you are asking for…

    And I reset the config as you said, but still not luck. Here’s what it says now when I try to hotkey a save and load:
    “Saved state to slot #0”
    then try to hotkey a load…
    “Failed to load state from “/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/nes/Super Mario.state1”
    I notice that if I keep hitting the hotkey load on my controller, that the “.state1” will increase each time I click it. I can continuously click it, and on the bottom of the screen it will keep on loading from the next state, so “Failed to load… .state51/state52/state53/” It’ll keep going on.

    However, this does not work for the save hotkey button. If I hotkey a save it will say “Saved state to slot #0”. If I keep clicking that hotkey button, it will still say “Saved state to slot #0”. But if I click the hotkey load button, get the failed load state message, and go back and try to save again in the game, it will now go up one and the message will be “Saved state to slot #1”. Most likely a big clue for someone more knowledgeable on how the retropie saves things (.state/.srm) and such.

    Also, couldn’t get anything out of doing f6 on my keyboard. Do I click f6 in game, before I try to load or save? Also, should I remove the # infront of the # input_state_slot_increase = f7? And same for the f6 one? The # mean they are comments right, and need to remove them to make them work, correct? Maybe I should make a hotkey on my controller to replace the f6 and f7?

    #84045
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    sludwig
    Participant

    Here’s the image, had to compress it down since it was too big.

    #84046
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    #84048
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    Floob
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    I’m presuming you dont have any state related config file in your /opt/retropie/configs/{systemname}/retroarch.cfg files that may be overwriting your main file?

    To use F6 / F7 – hold the hotkey down as you do it.
    Also, your cfg says you are autoloading the controller config, but then you specify it at the bottom of your script, I would do one or the other.

    You can also get the GUI to try the options if you press F1 (with hotkey)

    Yes, the # is a comment, but the value shown is a default so it will still work.

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    #84049
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    Floob
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    If you still have issues you could force the slot it should load with this in the relevant retroarch.cfg file

    state_slot = “0”

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