Possibility to save state at SD while games are at HDD?
Since i was downloading too many games and my 32 sd card was full, i bought a 1TB HDD and put all the games on it. But now the save states (quick saves) are being saved at the HDD too, what is taking a while (maybe 7 seconds to do a save state). This is too long and basically ends with the save state purpose. Can i config the save states to be save at the micro sd card while the games are at the HDD? Cause when my games were at the SD card, the save state was really fast.
@vahnxdean I haven't done this but it is technically possible, certainly for the RetroArch cores. Go to
retroarch.cfgfile and set the path. By default it is set as
savefile_directory = "default" savestate_directory = "default"
@vahnxdean The save state folder is configured in Retroarch (https://retropie.org.uk/docs/RetroArch-Configuration/#hardcoded-configurations), so you need to modify the save states location in the Retroarch configuration files, either through the RGUI (accessible via
Select + X) or by modifying the config file directly.
i was able to change the save state path, but now the emulator is searching my save state at my new paste, but my save states are on the old paste. What is the easiest way to copy them from the old to the new paste?
i was able to change the save state path, but now the emulator is searching my save state at my new paste (path)
Well, yeah, you just told it to do that.
Any way you want, there are multiple ways to move files.
sorry, i'm a new user, i actually dont know any of them :(
@vahnxdean Use Midnight Commander (type
mcat a command prompt/SSH session) and just copy them from one place to another.
ok, i will try this.
btw, i've tried the bin folder to be my new save state's folder, but now i cannot save state anymore. I try to save state and it just shows " 0%: saving state". I've tried to restart the system, but nothing happen. Is there any problem with the paste i choosed, or must be something else?
@vahnxdean Try choosing a path that's writable for the
piuser, so something inside
initially i was using just my sd card to storage games and save states. In my a SD card i had a game X. Then, my SD card got full, so i bought an big HD to storage the games. I used the retropie-mount option to copy all my games to the HD. But when i plug my HD on my PC, the folders of my old games, those that were (and actually are probably) at the SD card, are empty, and i need to enter in these old game pastes to copy my old save states to the new save state paste. How can i copy those old save states? Cause when i plug my SD card on my PC, it doesn't show the old game pastes, just some DTB, DAT and ELF files.
@vahnxdean Login via SSH or get to a command prompt by closing Emulationstation. Open the File Manager (
mc) and browse the
/home/pi/RetroPie/romsfolder, which will contain your ROMs and save states - under each system (
Copy/move the saves (they have the
Xis a number) to a folder inside
/home/pi/- let's say
Configure the save states folder to be
/home/pi/saves. This way the save folder will be on the SD card, but your ROMs will still stay on the USB HDD.
The reason you're not seeing the ROMs from the SD card is that Windows doesn't know how to read the Linux partition on it, and you're only looking at the
/bootpartition, which only contains the bare minimum to start the RPI system (kernel files and device tree files).