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[SOLVED] Can't change per-ROM emulator selection - YiorgosH - 12-30-2017

Hello,
I tried to change the per-ROM emulator for some roms, and I had the following issue:
When selecting an emulator for the first time (via the "Select emulator for ROM" option), this emulator is selected, but afterwards I cannot change or remove this selection, as if it's become read-only.

Anyone has experienced the same issue? Can you point me to the relevant file so that I can check it?

Thanks Smile


RE: Can't change per-ROM emulator selection - alexkidd - 12-30-2017

This would only happen if you're using usb roms AND still haven't updated latest ROPi tweaks OR you have a faulty sdcard.


RE: Can't change per-ROM emulator selection - YiorgosH - 12-30-2017

Not USB, and it used to work a few days ago. So probably the SD card got corrupted, probably because of an improper shutdown (my kids did pull the plug once or twice yesterday while playing). Thanks.

I would still like to know if there's a file that keeps this information somewhere. Smile

PS: missing some parentheses in your explanation to be 100% clear. Is it [ usb roms AND ( no update OR faulty SD ) ] or [ ( usb roms AND no update ) OR faulty SD ] ? Tongue


RE: Can't change per-ROM emulator selection - alexkidd - 12-30-2017

Big Grin the latter
Rom default emulators preference should file emulators.cfg in /opt/retropie/configs/all


RE: Can't change per-ROM emulator selection - YiorgosH - 12-30-2017

(12-30-2017, 01:26 PM)alexkidd Wrote: Big Grin the latter
Rom default emulators preference should file emulators.cfg in /opt/retropie/configs/all

Yeah, I'm looking for the per-ROM selections, not the default one. They are not in there, nor in the rom folder.


RE: Can't change per-ROM emulator selection - alexkidd - 12-30-2017

But that's the file that contains per rom preferences


RE: Can't change per-ROM emulator selection - YiorgosH - 12-30-2017

(12-30-2017, 02:05 PM)alexkidd Wrote: But that's the file that contains per rom preferences

Oh man, that's embarrassing Tongue
I was looking under /opt/retropie/configs/arcade/ because that's where my roms are. Thanks Smile

I found a solution. The first line of the emulators.cfg file was corrupt for some reason. It looked like that:

MAMECFG N   �� ...

After deleting it, everything works fine again. Thanks for the help, Alex Smile