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Very recently I've been having problems with my saved games in FF9. I'd play for several hours, saving numerous times along the way, then closed epsxe to do other things. The next time I open the program to load my saved game, I find a save file at a save point HOURS previous to my most recent save. This problem has happened to me on two separate occasions days apart from one another, but what makes this so confusing is that between these two instances I've done the exact same thing without any problems at all. I'm absolutely certain that I saved in a correct manner, as I always wait for several seconds after the save file has written to the memory card. I've even tried saving to two separate memory cards!

Is there any way to solve this problem? Also, is there any specific place I can look to find my lost saves?(other than the memory card folder), I really don't feel like playing through 4 hours of the game again. I'm using epsxe 1.5.2. Thanks for any help.
 

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check your free hard drive space on the drive ePSXe is on. If there isn't at LEAST 25 MB free, try to free up that much. It won't take that much space to save the memcard, but TEMP files build up quickly, so better safe than sorry. Another thing is to make sure you exit the save menu ingame before closing ePSXe rather than just waiting a few seconds after saving.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Bluekirby, those are both good ideas but I don't think they're the problem because I have an 160 GB hard drive and I also close out my save menus before exiting the game(I'm sorry I failed to mention). And no, I haven't been using save states fireblaster.
 

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only other place they could be is in a temp folder. To get to your current user's default temp folder quickly, go to start->Run and type in %TEMP%

Another thing you could do is to do a search of all local drives for *.mcr and see if any show up in weird places. The larger your drives, the longer this will take.

If you can't find it, you may want to consider using another emulator or alternating memcard saves with savestates (or do both at the same time) and if your memcard doesn't work, load the save state. Just don't rely too heavily on the save states and you should be able to significantly reduce the number of times you have to replay something.
 
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