This Thread contains steps to avoid losing your place in a game just because you can't access the menu, which sometimes happens in DGen 1.3.
!NEW! Added some default config files, in case you can't get into the settings at all.
The only function that gets LOCKED in the emulation is the menu, for example, the R+^ etc for change screen mode still work fine in 99% of L-button freezes.
So, do this:
Delete ALL ini files in the configs folder except the default one.
Start DGEN and load a ROM. Immediately load the menu.
Set all the options how u want them to be, then modify them in the following way:
Go to the controls menu, and set "R + Left" to be "Manual State Save" (do you really need volume controls for buttons, when u have them on the front of the PSP :P)
Tell DGen to Save these settings to default, by pressing triangle in the settings menu, then circle when it gives u a message.
Next, you must go into the Save States menu and change the option at the bottom, where it says "Slots 0-4". Change it to "MS only", this is so it actually saves your state to the memory stick, otherwise it will only save to RAM!
While in the save state menu, press triangle, then circle again to save THESE settings to default also.
Now, all games u load will use these settings by default, and if u need to save or stop, pressing R trigger and left will save the state to memory stick, and u can stop or reset or whatever.
Instructions for the save states:
Download the attached file and read the README. It will tell you all you need to know.
Enjoy not losing your place in the game because you can't get to the menu!