[UPDATE] You can skip reading this post as I responded below with a resolution I stumbled upon.
Ok… I think I’m on to something here. Perhaps you may be able to answer the question.
First, I’m using the Attract Mode front end and RetroArch on Windows 11. With Attract Mode the “ESC” key is the default to exit back to the front end from within a game.
So… I launch a C64 d64 image through Attract Mode which launches the RetroArch Vice version and everything works as it should. I tried multiple games but for this example I’ll use Donkey Kong Arcade released in 2016. When the game is over I enter my high score and the message comes up “Saving score to disk”. You also hear the simulated drive noise.
- I then press “ESC” to exit back to Attract Mode which works as it should, but if I then launch the game again nothing was saved in the high score table. This is the issue I’m having with all games that save to disk.
So, I had an idea. I recall seeing an “Quit RetroArch” option within the RetroArch menu. I found it and selected it instead of pressing “ESC”. I then loaded the game back up and the high scores were there. I tried another game doing the same method for exiting and again the high score was saved and showing. So, it appears pressing “ESC” to exit is NOT the same as selecting the “Quit RetroArch” option within the RetroArch menu.
Can you, or anyone else tell me if there is some other key to press to activate the “Quit RetroArch” option without having to go into the RetroArch menu every time to do so? If there is a key combo to press, I can enter that in Attract Mode and see if that works. I did look in the RetroArch menu but haven’t found any menu to set keybinds for the RetroArch menu system.
Sorry for the long past. Thanks again for trying to assist.