Emulator Issues #11527
Feature Request: Add setting in GUI to change global user directory location
I understand Windows can currently do this by placing portable.txt in the exe's directory, and macOS and Linux have another method involving the Terminal, but neither of these are very user friendly or apparent without checking the Dolphin website.
A setting in the Qt GUI to change the global user directory would make things very simple for average Dolphin users and also be consistent across all platforms.
This setting could be placed in the Paths section of the Config, in the same style as the "Default ISO", "Wii NAND Root", etc fields.
- Status changed from New to Questionable
The problem is: Where should the GUI save the setting for where the user directory is? Saving it in the same folder as the executable is not always possible, since the directory shouldn't be written to if Dolphin is installed to e.g. Program Files on Windows. Saving it in the registry or equivalent is messy and not cross-platform.