Issue with GBA Emulation? (Possible Filename Issue)

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    Hi all,

    I think I might have a slight issue with certain GBA roms. Under 3.0b2, I was finding that roughly 50% of my roms were segfaulting, and roughly 50% were working. I think I’ve narrowed it down to a point where I found that the ones segfaulting were ones that contained a “#” in the filename. Output of runcommand.log is as follows:

    /opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/ line 671: 2333 Segmentation fault /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/bin/retroarch -L /opt/retropie/libretrocores/lr-gpsp/ --config /opt/retropie/configs/gba/retroarch.cfg "/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gba/Advanced Wars # GBA.GBA" --appendconfig /tmp/retroarch.cfg

    The strange thing is, roms that worked under 2.6 don’t work under 3.0b2 – does it have anything to do with the “#” in the rom name? When I used the “rename” utility to rename these, it seemed to work. Behavior seems to be the same under lr-gpsp and gpsp.

    What does the “#” in a rom name signify, anyway?




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    Why on earth is there a pound sign in the filename? That’s asking for trouble if you ask me. I’d use a bulk renaming tool to remove any of those from any filename.

    Those are commonly used to comment out code, they will cause problems.
    ^^ my other hobby



    I’m not sure – that’s just something about the way they came. Oddly enough, they all worked fine under 2.6 – so I’m not sure what might have changed. I did do a mass-rename and they seem to be working now, I just thought it was noteworthy that they seemed to work under 2.6 and not 3.0b2.

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