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overlays override not working

  • i have got the overlays to work, but im trying to have Neogeo to have just one system over lay, but i cant get it to come up. it will just come up with the game overlay that FBA uses.

    this is my retroarch.cfg for neogeo

    # Settings made here will only override settings in the global retroarch.cfg if placed above the #include line
    input_remapping_directory = "/opt/retropie/configs/neogeo/"
    input_overlay = "/opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/overlay/neogeo.cfg"
    input_overlay_opacity = "1.000000"
    #include "/opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg"

    as far as i can tell it looks like it should but it will not take.
    any thoughts on why the game overlays are taking priority?

    I think my problem is there is a config overide that is loading.
    i think i already when in a removed the retroarch.cfg from the config\all\ and it is still coming up

    guessing i missed something

  • Global Moderator

    The overrides are stored in ~/.config/retroarch/config, not in the /opt/retropie/configs. Look in that folder for any core/game overrides for the core you're using.

  • @mitu so i got in to the FB Alpha through the way you told me and there is a bunch of .CFG files for all the games that point to the correct path for FBA to display the over lay.

    which is what i want to have when im play a FBA game. not sure what else to look for other then i will just have to deal with it as is

  • Global Moderator

    @ExarKunIv I don't fully understand - you want just 1 overlay for the whole FBA system and RetroArch loads each game with its overlay (and you don't want that) ? Or ... ?

  • @mitu Im good with what FBA is doing, no problem there
    I would like to have just 1 overlay for NeoGeo, but they both use the same core. so when i start a NeoGeo game the over lay for the game will pull up not the single Neogeo over lay i would like

  • Global Moderator

    @ExarKunIv I see. So you have the same games in both fba and neogeo folders ? How did those games get personalized overlays ?

  • Global Moderator

    Try adding

    auto_overrides_enable = "false"

    to the neogeo system's retroarch.cfg, maybe this will stop the automatic loading of game overrides. The bad part is that any game overrides will not work :( for this system.

  • @mitu ok i will give a shot.

    and yes i have the same game in both folders. i only have a few in NeoGeo. like metal slug, etc.

  • @mitu said in overlays override not working:

    auto_overrides_enable = "false"

    Works great.
    thanks for that

  • Global Moderator

    @ExarKunIv Just be aware of the limitation - no game override will load automatically in the neogeo core.
    Another option would be to copy the .cfg override files from the RetroArch's config folder into the fba ROMs folder. RetroPie will automatically load the .cfg file next to the ROM, so the effects will be similar and your overrides folder for lr-fbalpha will be clean.
    The downside is that you'll have the .cfg files in the ROMs folder.

    EDIT: I think RetroPie will load, while the override will only need romname.cfg, so the alternative is not going to work without renaming the .cfg files.

  • @mitu ok

    i dont have anything different with the neogeo core other then the overlay. so adding the line to disable override is going to work for me.

    but still knowing a different way is good to know just in case

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