Not saving to gamelist.xml

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    Profile photo of spiffo

    Ok, I’ve installed a new image of v2.3 followed the setup guide and all is going great but I still have one problem.

    If I Scrape some metadata for my Megadrive Roms it all shows up in Emulation Station nicely but as soon as I reboot all the images and text have gone and I have to start again !

    I’ve used Filezilla to have a look around and the images are all there in the downloaded-images folder but the gamelist.xml is still the blank default one, looks like it just isn’t writing to it for some reason ???

    Profile photo of spiffo

    OK, I’ve solved it !

    The default gamelist.xml files are not formatted correctly, if you open one in a Text Editor it is formatted like this:

    <?xml version=”1.0″?>
    <gameList />

    What you need to do is correctly format the default gamelist.xml like this:

    <?xml version=”1.0″?>

    No idea why they are all wrong as this was built from a 2.3 image and I didn’t alter them ???

    Profile photo of rjanak

    On mine, I’ve found that if I shutdown or restart the Pi from within Emulation Station, it does not save my gamelist.xml files. If I exit Emulation Station, and then shutdown or restart, it does save them.

    From what I can tell, mine are formatted correctly… or at least they don’t have the same error you posted.

    Profile photo of spiffo

    Yep, agreed, mine is the same.

    I need to exit Emulation Station first then do a sudo reboot from the Terminal otherwise any changes aren’t saved !

    Profile photo of scotty

    I had the same issue however the “root” cause was the permissions on the game list.XML file. Since I copied over a new file logged in as root to see the files the owner was now root. I changed the owner to the default login of Pi and it now works without issue.

    Alternatively I could have left the owner and changed the permission to read and write for everyone.

    Hope this helps someone.

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