First and foremost, let me just say I have no idea how mednafen/beetle psx memory card saves work. Shared memory cards or otherwise…
I was trying to figure out how to convert my PSP PSX saves to mednafen .mcr saves when I noticed some of my saves aren’t showing up on the saves folder…
I have memory card (.mcr) saves & various save states on these games:
- Jackie Chan Stuntmaster
- Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
- Thousand Arms
- Megaman 8
- Metal Gear Solid ver. 1.1
- Metal Gear Solid VR Missions
But the only files on my retroarch “saves” folder are these:
- mednafen_psx_libretro_shared.0.mcr (this is memory card slot 1 I think?)
- mednafen_psx_libretro_shared.1.mcr (and this is memory card slot 2?)
- MGS Ver. 1.1
- MGS - VR Missions
- Thousand Arms
So I thought… “wait… where are my other saves? are they inside the ‘mednafen_psx_libretro_shared.0.mcr (Memory Card Slot 1)’ file?”
So I tried to view them using this thing called “memcard rex” which I heard could also convert saves between PSP PSX to Emulator PSX and the contents of Memory Card Slot 1 keep changing depending on what save state I loaded last on retroarch/beetle psx.
For example, I load content MGS v.1.1 on beetle psx, load one of my save states, state 1. When I open ‘mednafen_psx_libretro_shared.0.mcr’ after loading that save state for that game, only my MGS 1.1 Save and Xenogears show up when viewed on memcard rex. None of my other saves for other games are in there.
So then I close MGS 1.1, try running Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear, load save state 0 then open ‘mednafen_psx_libretro_shared.0.mcr’ via memcard rex and the contents change again with absolutely no sign of my MGS / Xenogears saves inside. Only Toy Story 2, Jackie Chan Stuntmaster, Thousand Arms, and Megaman 8 show up…
Why is this happening? Is that normal? I thought if I had shared memory cards switched to ‘on’ in core options all my saves would show up inside the memory card slot one .mcr file? I also have “Don’t overwrite SAVERAM on loading” set to ‘on’ in the settings…
What affects this and how do I consolidate all the saves for all the games into one .mcr file? What steps do I do to get all the saves to all the games to show up in the memory card slot 1 .mcr file? And why are some of my saves showing up as seperate .mcr files instead of being inside the memory card slot 1 .mcr file itself?
I’m sincerely sorry if this is stupid and I’m an idiot that doesn’t know how this works.