I wanted to thank you properly, it seems like I'm up and running aside from some issues with a few games (NES, SNES, GBA, and N64) blinking. But I'll figure that out on my own (or I'll make a separate post...). Fixed! Needed to uncomment HDMI_drive=2 on /boot/config.txt. Just leaving that behind for anyone else having the issue.
Seriously, thank you very much. Even my saves are going into the drive now!