Retro Arena V2.3 : Where does the PSX BIOS files go?

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Retro Arena V2.3 : Where does the PSX BIOS files go?

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I've got the files with the right checksum from here:
https://github.com/zanac/OpenPB4/blob/m ... ibretro.7z

I'm using Paragon's Linux file reader for Windows, and put them in a new "system" folder I created, after reading about it online, here:
J:\home\odroid\.config\retroarch32\system\ BIOS HERE
and
J:\home\odroid\.config\retroarch\system\ BIOS files here (scph1000.bin and so on.......)

When I start the US "Tekken 2" up (I have scph1001.bin for US) , I get a message in a blue box saying there's no BIOS found, so using an unofficial slightly buggy one...

Tekken 2 plays fine, but the warnings I've read say saving to a card slot may not work, amongst other things?

Please help!

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Re: Retro Arena V2.3 : Where does the PSX BIOS files go?

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I found out where! YAAAAAAAAY!

They go in the SAME folder as the "pcsx_rearmed_libretro.so" emulator program.

The location appears to be unique to Retro Arena V2.3 - if you mount the micro SD card with Paragons Linux file read/writer for Windows, the paths will be:

J:\home\odroid\.config\retroarch32\cores\ BIOS FILES HERE (scph1000.bin etc....)
J:\home\odroid\.config\retroarch\cores\

I placed all my BIOS's for PSX in BOTH folders:
scph1000.bin
scph1001.bin
scph1002.bin
SCPH3000.BIN
SCPH3500.BIN
SCPH5000.BIN
scph5500.bin
scph5501.bin
scph5502.bin
SCPH7001.BIN
SCPH7002.BIN
SCPH7003.BIN
SCPH7502.BIN
SCPH9002.BIN

From what I've read - the emulator will choose the latest version of the BIOS it can, so the earlier ones in the list may not even get used. I dropped them all in anyway.
The BIOS's are numbered based on their versions, and what area of the world they're for. For instance Europe, US, Japan have their own.
So if you use some ROMS from "overseas" - you'll need to google those too - hence while you need more than just one. =)

I hope I've helped people out there! Let me know, drop me a comment!
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