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Cannot save video configs retroarch

  • I recently asked for assistance on a Megadrive sound issue that was successfully solved, now the sound is crackling

    pi 3b
    5v power
    Megadrive emulator
    retropie updated 4 days ago

    I have an issue with all Megadrive games, the sound is crackling and after a while stops working.
    I found the way to solve it by opening retroarch and changing video output settings.
    it seems that it is a mater of Refresh rate or similar. Shortly I am in Europe and I work in 50hz (Estimated Screen Framerate).
    it seems that to solve the issue I only have to change the Vertical Sync (Vsync) to OFF (which by default is ON)
    by doing so, not only the games run slightly faster but the sound is perfect. I guess it is due to the fact that it runs at 60hz

    This change works for every single game in Megadrive (Genesis).

    my problem is that I am not able to save this configuration and I have to do it repeatedly every single time. Even if I put ON in Save Configuration on Exit.

    Is there a way to force the Vsync to stay OFF??

    or, is there another way?

    additional info:
    by now my Video outpu settings are
    Vertical Refresh Rade = 60hz*
    Estimated Screen Framerate = 50hz
    *I tried to change the Vertical Refresh Rate to 50hz but the game wouldn't run properly unless I switch off the Vsync

    Thank you!

  • Global Moderator

    @gioo7 The best way to save this is through an Override - make your changes to the RetroArch's configuration while you have the emulator open, then use the Overrides -> Save Core override in the RGUI.

    About the inability to save - make sure you didn't modify the permissions on the configuration folder (/opt/retropie/configs/megadrive) and it can be written by the pi user.

  • as always, you solved the problem. Thank you @mitu

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