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  • #100458
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    drneroli
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    It’s seemingly random but on some emulators for some systems games aren’t saving an srm file when I save them in game, for example, Final Fantasy 9, wip3out on the PlayStation and Mario & Luigi on the GBA, i’m using the most recent version of RetroPie on a Raspberry Pi 2, what do you think is the problem?

    Boggins.

    #100460
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    Floob
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    Do you exit cleanly when you quit the game. i.e. with start and select?

    You could also set this in your main retroarch.cfg
    autosave_interval = 5

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    #100461
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    drneroli
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    Yes indeed, I was exiting cleanly on the occasions these gamess weren’t saving

    Boggins.

    #100464
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    Floob
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    Try making that 5 sec change in retroarch.cfg and waiting at least that amount of time after making the in-game save before quitting.
    Failing that, you can always use save states.

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    #100470
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    drneroli
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    Thank you, maybe it’s just a quirk in this install i’ve done of the retropie software, it seems to be peculierly recognizing the XBox gamepad i’m trying to configue with it too, i’ll open a different thread about that though.

    Boggins.

    #100495
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    jamesandjome-com
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    Hi,

    Just in case I will also add that I had recent trouble saving PSX.

    The issue was that I was running games from my USB and the saves/loads were defulted to my roms folder on the USB. Because there were no permissions set to write the saves/loads would not work.

    What I ended up doing was creating a folder called saves in Home/pi/saves.

    I then edited my retroarch.cfg for each system to direct saves and loads to this folder and everything is great.

    #100505
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    drneroli
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    Indeed, I was considering consolidating all the saves into one folder as well, even though I run the roms from the sd card maybe it’ll help.

    Boggins.

    #105993
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    taksoto
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    How did you edit the retroarch.cfg files? What did you add in?

    I moved all the games to a USB drive also. The games won’t save, and the emulators say they can’t save the sateto /media/usb0/roms/{etc}. I’ve tried having the user and group of “pi” take ownership of the roms folder, but it won’t change from root.

    #106013
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    is your USB drive set to FAT32? if it, permissions won’t work that way – you have to set the permissions at the point that it’s mounted: http://superuser.com/questions/617777/how-do-i-auto-mount-a-usb-drive-that-all-users-can-write-to

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