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08637 Interface Minor Always May 11, 2023, 22:47 May 12, 2023, 14:55
Tester ICEknight View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Won't fix OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Closed Driver
Version 0.254 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 08637: UI: Software List menu doesn't save the latest played game
Description Running a Software List game and then returning to the main menu will automatically select the latest used system, but not its latest played game.
Steps To Reproduce -Select a system with a Software List, such as "nes".
-Select any game, such as "smb".
-Exit emulation.
-"nes" will be selected by default.
-Press Enter.
-"smb" won't be selected by default on the Software List.
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May 12, 2023, 02:19
It's confirmed, however ui.ini has no field to save the last-used software-list item.

It's as if the functionality hasn't been designed into the UI, rather than being a bug.

Probably more of a feature request. Like any feature request, the devs will have to decide if it's worth pursuing.
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May 12, 2023, 11:10
I mean, if it does it for arcade games you'd expect it to do the same for console games.
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May 12, 2023, 14:55
It isn’t supposed to. There’s an option to remember the last launched system, and a corresponding setting in ui.ini where it stores the last launched system, but that has nothing to do with software lists.

In practical terms, it wouldn’t work without adding another more structured/scalable place for storing persistent UI state. INI based options won’t scale out to support this.