Gearsystem crashes retroarch when trying to launch it

Whenever I try to launch Gearsystem with Retroarch 1.9.0, Retroarch crashes. Is there a way to fix this?

first thing to try would be updating to a newer RetroArch. Other than that, I guess a log may tell us what’s up.

I willingly kept myself from updating to keep my .cg shaders. And I already tried a newer version. Same results

EDIT: I checked the log and the error is “Did not find a valid content patch”

Here is the log:

\[INFO\] \[CORE\]: Loading dynamic libretro core from: "C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\\\cores\\gearsystem\_libretro.dll"\
[INFO\] \[Overrides\]: No core-specific overrides found at C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\config\\Gearsystem\\Gearsystem.cfg.\
[INFO\] \[Overrides\]: No content-dir-specific overrides found at C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\config\\Gearsystem\\mastersystem.cfg.\
[INFO\] \[Overrides\]: No game-specific overrides found at C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\config\\Gearsystem\\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).cfg.\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_LOG\_INTERFACE.\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: SET\_CONTROLLER\_INFO.\
[INFO\] Controller port: 1\
[INFO\]    Sega Master System / Game Gear (ID: 257)\
[INFO\] Controller port: 2\
[INFO\]    Sega Master System / Game Gear (ID: 257)\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: SET\_VARIABLES.\
[INFO\] \[Remaps\]: remap directory: C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\config\\remaps\[INFO\] \[Overrides\]: Redirecting save file to "C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\saves\\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).srm".\
[INFO\] \[Overrides\]: Redirecting save state to "C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\states\\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).state".\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: SYSTEM\_DIRECTORY: "C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\systems\\retroarch\\system".\[INFO\] \[CONTENT LOAD\]: Loading content file: C:\\Users\\tedmi\\.emulationstation\\roms\\mastersystem\\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).sms.\
[INFO\] Did not find a valid content patch.\[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_up\_down\_allowed:	Disabled\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_system:	Auto\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_region:	Auto\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_mapper:	Auto\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_timing:	Auto\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_bios\_sms:	Disabled\
[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_bios\_gg:	Disabled\[INFO\] \[Environ\]: GET\_VARIABLE gearsystem\_glasses:	Both Eyes / OFF

this is only the very beginning of the log, unfortunately. Make sure your logging verbosities are set to 0-debug

How about this?

[INFO] [CORE]: Loading dynamic libretro core from: “C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\\cores\gearsystem_libretro.dll”[INFO] [Overrides]: No core-specific overrides found at C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\Gearsystem\Gearsystem.cfg.[INFO] [Overrides]: No content-dir-specific overrides found at C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\Gearsystem\mastersystem.cfg.[INFO] [Overrides]: No game-specific overrides found at C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\Gearsystem\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).cfg.[INFO] [Environ]: GET_LOG_INTERFACE.[INFO] [Environ]: SET_CONTROLLER_INFO.[INFO] Controller port: 1[INFO] Sega Master System / Game Gear (ID: 257)[INFO] Controller port: 2[INFO] Sega Master System / Game Gear (ID: 257)[INFO] [Environ]: SET_VARIABLES.[INFO] [Remaps]: remap directory: C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\config\remaps[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save file to “C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\saves\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).srm”.[INFO] [Overrides]: Redirecting save state to “C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\states\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).state”.[INFO] [Environ]: SYSTEM_DIRECTORY: “C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\system”.[INFO] [CONTENT LOAD]: Loading content file: C:\Users\tedmi\.emulationstation\roms\mastersystem\Action Fighter (USA, Europe) (Rev 2).sms.[INFO] Did not find a valid content patch.[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_up_down_allowed: Disabled[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_system: Auto[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_region: Auto[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_mapper: Auto[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_timing: Auto[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_bios_sms: Disabled[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_bios_gg: Disabled[INFO] [Environ]: GET_VARIABLE gearsystem_glasses: Both Eyes / OFF

I copied the whole log this time

hmm, looks like the same info, unfortunately.

Issue has been resolved

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what fixed it for you?

I contacted the developer and there was a bug. He took care of it

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