Author Topic: High score saving in Metal Slug games  (Read 163 times)

Offline ClessxAlghazanth

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High score saving in Metal Slug games
« on: June 06, 2021, 09:11:22 PM »
Hi

I've been having trouble getting my hiscores saved in Metal Slug & Metal Slug 3

They seem to get resetted every time I close the games (no.hi files are created in hiscores folder)

Other MS games I play (2 & X) remember the scores without issues (.hi files are created and get updated normally)

I am on the latest WIP build

Is it normal or is there a setting for it ?

Thanks and best regards  ;p

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Re: High score saving in Metal Slug games
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 11:17:30 PM »
It turns out only Metal Slug 2 and X have entries in hiscore.dat (the latest one by Leezer). 
At this point only those 2 metal slug games can save hiscores.

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Offline barbudreadmon

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Re: High score saving in Metal Slug games
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 04:36:35 AM »
hi files are only created when the game exists in hiscore.dat.
iirc most neogeo games are supposed to support hiscore saving through their eeprom instead, however i think that support might also depend on selected bios.

Edit : i confirm Metal Slug 1 is properly saving hiscores in eeprom for me, i'm using "MVS Asia/Europe ver. 6 (1 slot)" bios, if you are using another bios then i would expect that bios is somehow missing the hiscore-in-eeprom feature.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2021, 05:05:03 AM by barbudreadmon »