How to Save and Load Saved Games in RetroPie
It’s not super apparent how to save games in RetroPie. This short guide will show you how to save and load your saved games, as well as how to utilize RetroPie’s multiple save game slots!
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1 – Automatically saving a game
Some games automatically save your progress if you exit the game correctly. If your game has a built-in save feature, such as the Save Stations in Super Metroid, then the game is automatically saved when you use
Start+Select to exit the game.
2 – Manually saving a game
This is the method you’ll use for most games. To save a game, simply press
3 – Loading a saved game
To load a saved game in RetroPie, launch the game and press
4 – Using multiple save game slots
RetroPie supports multiple game slots! To change a game slot, press
Select+Right on the D-Pad.
5 – Using special controllers and remapping these commands
The instructions here will work for most controllers.
However, If you’re using a keyboard or non-standard controller to play games (and can’t figure out which button/key is mapped to
R1, etc.), you can change the mappings for these commands quite easily to accommodate your particular setup.
To do this, check out the RetroArch configuration section of the RetroPie wiki.