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Retroarch not saving.
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February 28, 2020 - 5:06 pm
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Greeting and My apologies if this has been asked already...i searched the forums,  but nothing specific to my experience showed up.  Here is the issue.

Raspberry pi 3B

256 gig scandisc card

128 bit wolfenoz image.

 

I can configure retroarch to rotate screen 90 degrees and hide overlays for the games that play on vertically orientated screens.  I try to save game override so when i launch again,  it will be correctly orientated.  upon trying to save,  i get a Save Failed.

I found, on the internet, a video showing how to tell Raspberry config to use "entire" size of card (Expand).  I did that and it was successful.  so,  the image was for a 128 bit card,  Raspberry config should see my card as 256.  this eliminates the possibility that the save is failing due to no room on card....or does it?

My question to anyone,  even though i expanded the usable area on the card using the pi config,  does retroarch follow that rule?  or do I need to tell retroarch that there is plenty room on the card.

Other than that, I cannot figure out why it will not save the override...it does not give a reason...just that it failed.

 

Please,  if anyone can point me in the right direction...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!

 

Truly,

Youngjedi

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March 7, 2020 - 3:17 pm
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Quick bump on this.    I spent an hour last night looking and trying every aspect of retroarch to try to save game overrides.   Still cannot get it to save.    Is retroarch locked in someway to prevent alterations?     How do i fix this and be able to save game overrides like orientation, overlays...etc.      i have seen videos where people have no problem saving the overrides.  I try the same process and it fails.

 

help me arcadepunks, your my only hope.

Youngjedi

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March 28, 2020 - 4:31 pm
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Quote from Youngjedi on February 28, 2020, 5:06 pm

ugh i expanded the usable area on the card using the pi config,  does retroarch follow that rule?  or do I need to tell retroarch that there is plenty room on the card.

Other than that, I cannot figure out why it will not save the override...it does not give a reason...just that it failed.

 

Please,  if anyone can point me in the right direction...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!

 

Truly,

Youngjedi

Yes, verify the card is expanded first otherwise nothing you do will save (a few of my images had issues when I packaged it up not realizing at the last minute that it went out not doing what I wanted it to do expand-wise unfortunately).   If not, remove some items from consoles you're not interested in playing from Dreamcast, PS1, etc.  Games that have a lot of size.

First, try going to the retroarch configuration menu to the system you're having an issue with and set everything to Unset, reboot.  Try setting your settings and go back and set everything back to what it was set to before (if you want).

If that doesn't work, try removing the retroarch.cfg file in the directory for the emulator you're having an issue with or wont save for.  (under /opt/retropie/configs/<system here i.e. atari2600>  I find sometimes this cures that problem.  Retroarch isnt perfect but it's better than most emulators on a linux level, for sure.

Good luck!

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