Author Topic: High Score Question  (Read 343 times)

Offline RandyRVA

  • Newbies
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: +0/-0
High Score Question
« on: May 23, 2022, 08:19:04 AM »
I just had a quick question about high scores.  At what point are the high scores saved?  When they are obtained or upon ROM exit?

Thanks!

Offline dink

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4687
  • Karma: +416/-1
  • pie? I nearly bought one!
Re: High Score Question
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 08:48:34 AM »
Hi RandyRVA,
It saves the highscores when you exit the emulation for the current game (or load another game).

best regards,
- dink

Offline RandyRVA

  • Newbies
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: High Score Question
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2022, 12:25:01 PM »
Thank you!

Offline RandyRVA

  • Newbies
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: High Score Question
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2022, 04:37:43 PM »
Have you guys considered having it update once the high score memory changes?  If you are running a stand alone machine that boots directly into a rom, you don't really exit the emulator, you just power down the machine.

Offline dink

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4687
  • Karma: +416/-1
  • pie? I nearly bought one!
Re: High Score Question
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2022, 05:23:08 PM »
Unfortunately that's not going to be possible, Have you considered shutting down the machine with Hibernate, so it comes back where it left off when you turn it on?

Which OS is your machine running?

best regards,
- dink

Offline Stifu

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 205
  • Karma: +3/-0
Re: High Score Question
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 05:37:07 PM »
Another solution: adding some kind of safe shutdown switch, which will gracefully exit the emulator.
Example: https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2018/03/raspberry-pi-retropie-shutdown-button/

Offline dink

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4687
  • Karma: +416/-1
  • pie? I nearly bought one!
Re: High Score Question
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2022, 08:25:00 PM »
RandyRVA, how's it going?  Were you able to get your system to shut down properly so the highscores get saved?

best regards,
- dink