Emulation System

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  • #107437

    Omnija
    Participant

    I noticed every time i manually updated an emulation from the script it would replace my systems.cfg? I usually have it in order and assigned for specifics but it completely get replaced with the default one? Not sure if it’s a bug or just something with the script.

    #107446

    tipoto
    Participant

    I think ES always creates a backup of your es_systems.cfg file before replacing it. It should be called es_system.cfg.bak, in the same folder (etc/emulationstation), I never checked if the backup was done properly though.
    I personally always keep a copy of all the modified files on my windows PC and for some specific files, like this one, I also create a backup myself on the sd card on the same location, that way it’s easy to switch the files just by renaming them.

    #107489

    Omnija
    Participant

    So basicly it’s not a bug, and it gets annoying to replace/xD

    #107490

    tipoto
    Participant

    Well, sometimes it really needs to modify this file, let’s say you want to update from 3.0 to 3.1, the script will have to modify your es_system.cfg file to add the necessary lines for the new emulators (lr-mame2003, lr-fba-next…), otherwise you wont be able to use them, unless you add the lines manually.
    But I agree with you that it’s sometimes annoying, it would be great if it could just add the new stuffs at the end without touching anything else.

    #107493

    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    The systems configuration gets sorted alphabetically automatically. you can override it with a es_systems.cfg in ~/.emulationstation/ (in home folder)

    and manually merge in stuff as you like – it will never touch that and that will override the system one.

    #107494

    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    It will not replace any customisations unless they use the same “name” – so you can always use a custom name. it will still sort them though,

    #107497

    tipoto
    Participant

    I didn’t know about the es_systems.cfg in ~/.emulationstation/, it’s good to know!

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