Dolphin Memory Card Manager Driving Me Nuts

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  1. MCBarkingSpoon
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    Can someone tell me in a slow way how I can please, oh please find and permanently choose the right Memory Card location, Dolphin keeps wanting to go to my documents. I'm just the type that likes to keep my important things on a partition and away from my operating system. Sometimes it wants to go there and sometimes it wants to go to my dolphin location. Please let me know if you can help me. Thank you all very much for your time.

    Update:
    Ok got two memory cards for US in a and b, but now when I go to the memory card manager, this happens. I keep telling them no and then have to browse to the ones (in my emulator folder).
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  2. Apache Thunder

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    I think Dolphin 4+ (and maybe some of the later builds of 3.0/3.5) might be hard-coded to look there. I don't think there's away around it.
     
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    I really love the work they've done, but why is it the longer software is out the more it takes things hostage. Thank you though so much. ;)
     
  4. Apache Thunder

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    Dolphin has a dedicated forum:

    http://forums.dolphin-emu.org/index.php

    You might have better luck with your question there. There's also alternate dev builds and such you can find there. Maybe someone made a "portable" version that doesn't store user profiles in the My Documents location. Might be worth a check.

    If you did ask the question there and didn't get anywhere, I don't think you'd have any better luck here. :(

    You can also post a suggestion about it for a future release in their General Discussion section if you exhausted all other avenues.
     
  5. MCBarkingSpoon
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    Will do!! Thanks!!
     
  6. Badablek

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    make a new txt file in dolphin folder (sam folder as dolphin.exe)
    name it "portable.txt"


    now dolphin will work like it was in 3.x branch
    Global User Directory is lame, and drove me nuts too ;)


    https://fr.dolphin-emu.org/docs/guides/controlling-global-user-directory/


    You can also play with regedit :

    using the "portable.txt" "fix" is, IMHO, faster and easier. And it works nicely.
     
  7. MCBarkingSpoon
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    Is the portable.txt that simple? And TY.
    Edit: Yes it does, wow it was that simple?
     
  8. Badablek

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    yes, that simple ;)

    portable behavior should be the default one (like 3.x branch), instead of this lame "Global User Directory"...
     
  9. MCBarkingSpoon
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    I know, I don't hate...well yes I do global behavior. Why did they do this? Please tell me the next install will not include an option for "SuperAwesomeSearch" or some garbage.