Retroarch problems

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Hello,

since PCSX-ReARMed for Android only seems to be available inside of Retroarch, I want to use that, because of the way superior performance to ePSXe, unfortunately no matter what I do, I can't save SRAM or SaveStates, so am not able to make any progress at all.
The app is set to have writing privileges in the storage, I have tried several save game and save state locations but no matter how I do it, the Memory card is always empty and the save state writing progress gives me 0% indefinitely.

Also: What do the "Scan Directory" and "Scan File" options do?
I can see it scanning the directories and finding games, but nothing changes, I don't get a list of games anywhere and have to load everything manually (or via "recent").

What did I miss?

PS: I am using the October 2018 version from the apk, hopefully that one is current.
 

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Yes.


After reinstalling that problem fixed itself for some reason though.
I still don't get game lists or thumbnails.
I think Retroarch tests hashes of roms vs 'known good' patterns and won't show any that cannot be uniquely associated with a platform.
You can launch libretro emulators from the commandline, giving it a rom as an argument.
 

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I think Retroarch tests hashes of roms vs 'known good' patterns and won't show any that cannot be uniquely associated with a platform.
You can launch libretro emulators from the commandline, giving it a rom as an argument.
Commandline in Android?
 

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try changing the path of your save states to an internal store directory. My gpd xd needed the save states to be on the internal store where I could have my roms on external. Not sure if it's an android thing or a retroarch thing.
 

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Maybe not the forum to ask this, but can retroarch vary the position of the OSD control mask? I'm worried about OLED burn-in. Well not really but It's keeping me from playing.
 
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