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== User Directories ==
 
== User Directories ==
The "User Directory" is where you should place your BIOS images, where settings are saved to, and memory cards/save states are saved by default. An optional SDL game controller database file can also be placed here.</p>
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The "User Directory" is where you should place your [[BIOS]] images, where settings are saved to, and memory cards/save states are saved by default. An optional SDL game controller database file can also be placed here.</p>
 
This is located in the following places depending on the platform you're using:
 
This is located in the following places depending on the platform you're using:
 
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Revision as of 08:15, 1 January 2021

Installation

Windows

Installing

Download the latest revision from here and extract it.

Upgrading

macOS

Installing

Upgrading

Linux

Installing

Upgrading

Android

Installing

Upgrading

User Directories

The "User Directory" is where you should place your BIOS images, where settings are saved to, and memory cards/save states are saved by default. An optional SDL game controller database file can also be placed here.

This is located in the following places depending on the platform you're using:

Windows Documents\DuckStation
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/duckstation or ~/.local/share/duckstation
macOS ~/Library/Application Support/DuckStation

So, if you were using Linux, you would place your BIOS images in ~/.local/share/duckstation/bios. This directory will be created upon running DuckStation for the first time.

If you wish to use a "portable" build, where the user directory is the same as where the executable is located, create an empty file named portable.txt in the same directory as the DuckStation executable.