Recalbox and emulationstation network share



  • Hello all,
    i am pretty sure that this subject isn't probably in the good section, my apologies for that. I currently run 2 Raspberry Recalbox installation at home, storing all roms and save states on a network share rather than on the SD itself. Like that, i can play my games on my 2 TV sets and get my save states sync without any extra manual work. Also, adding roms is made on my NAS, no need to copy them multiple times. So far, so good. Now the tricky part, i do have my regular computer, running Windows 10, on which i installed Emulationstation because unfortunately, Recalbox can't run as a simple Windows app. I was able to use the same share for the roms and they are visible in my Emulationstation as well, however, it seems that Emulationstation does use the same folder for the save states and therefore, i can't run the roms with my current saves from the Recalbox installations. I wasn't able to find how to achieve that, is someone able to give me a hint about this ? Dual boot is also not a solution for me, the goal is that i have my Windows environment and my 2 screens and when i want to make a break (i work home office) i just launch my Emulationstation and that's it, without having to save all my work and restart the whole computer just to play 15min or so.
    Thanks all for the help.


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    @delpiero23 I must point out that this is not a question about Recalbox itself, its problem apparently is in Windows only, therefore, we do not support it.
    But, I found your situation interesting, and what I think can influence this case:

    • Are you using the same version of Retroarch on Windows that you are using in Recalbox?
    • Are you using the same core in Windows, in the same version that you are using in Recalbox?

    it seems that Emulationstation does use the same folder for the save states

    I'm not sure about that, although I think it is very likely that it is.
    But, you can confirm this, in the Retroarch settings you can select the saves folder.



  • Hi, sorry for the late feedback, quite busy at work these days.
    I am not sure if i am using exactly the same retroarch version on both side, my Recalbox is the latest 7.0.1 and Retroarch is also the latest one or one of the latest i guess, 1.9.0. I checked, the issue is, that retroarch allows only one folder to define where the save states are stored, but in Recalbox, it organises the save states in subfolder by system, therefore i am screwed.
    Any chance to understand how do you fine tune this part in Recalbox ? Thanks.


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    @delpiero23

    retroarch allows only one folder to define where the save states are stored

    I think you are wrong on that point. Retroarch allows you to save a configuration for each core. And in this configuration, you can define the saves folder. You can automatically customize this in Windows.

    Theoretically (as I have never tested), you can customize this in Recalbox in the same way, you just need to navigate the Retroarch menu, and define the saves folder. The path in the Retroarch menu in Recalbox and Windows is the same.

    Apparently you are disregarding the possibility of creating a customized configuration file for each emulator/core, and for that reason you are not succeeding: if you use only one configuration file, there is no way to put more than one path...



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