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By default, the save files update when you cleanly exit the emulator. You can save the game in-game all you want, but unless you hit the exit emulator combination and it goes cleanly back to the emulation station menu, the progress won’t be recorded.

If this is the case, there’s an easy fix. Get into the retroarch.cfg file (where you set up the controller inputs) and look for:

# autosave_interval =

This will cause the save file to update on an interval of however many seconds you input. Change it to something like:

autosave_interval = 5

This will update the save files every five seconds. The only downside is, if you want to shut down immediately after saving, you’ll have to wait five seconds to make sure it’s updated. So don’t put anything too large in there, or you’ll have to wait three minutes or so.