@scampa123 use a mouse to setup standalone stella. Will make things 1000 times easier. Pressing tab on the keyboard will bring up the menu. You can set up your controls there. Also in the controls ui section of controls, setup the exit key. If you want to use paddles setup the analog only. Do not set fire button under the paddle section. Otherwise it disables the joystick fire button. Set the player 2 paddles fire button under the player 2 joystick. If they are set to joystick fire they automatically work for the paddles. If you want to set the paddle dirction dont choose the separate + and - settings. However the 2600-daptor is automatically recognized as the paddles in stella. Just remember, when you set up your controls in stella always plug your controllers in the same usb ports every time you are going to use stella.
Hello and welcome to the RetroPie forums !
First of all, we don't support 3rd party image, especially the ones with illegally distributed ROMs (like the one you mentioned). The only pre-made image we support is the one from retropie.org.uk/download. Also, links to ROMs or ROM sites are also not allowed in the forum, so I've removed the reference in your post to a well known site for such things. Please read again the forum rules before posting such content.
For your questions
Yes, you can use a spinner/trackball to play games - see a detailed explanation on how to configure them here.
Yes, you can use additional gamepads and configure them specifically for a system (i.e. Nes, SNES, etc.). You can use the Retropie joystick selection tool designed by @meleu, from here.
@spud11 Oh! We just replied at the same time. :)
The problem can be easily fixed in reicast (I think), when you start reicast, it has to update the date in the emu.cfg before doing anything else, it has to be the first task it does. Because currently, it just reads the date in the emu.cfg and starts from it while you're playing, then when you exit the game, it saves the date into emu.cfg. But the clock in reicast is never updated with your system and is only "alive" when you play a game. So for instance, if it was 1:30 pm on January 10th the last time you exit a game, and if you don't play for 3 months, the next time you will launch a game, the date will be 3 months late. And if you play for 30 minutes, when you will exit the game, the clock will be 2 pm on January 10th (3 months late). And it seems that when the offset is bigger than about a month, it asks you to update the date.
It's why I wrote this little script to do this task automatically. Some people maybe tried the script that I provided months ago in this thread, but this one wasn't working anymore because of a technical issue with every 32 bit system (too complicated to explain here), but this new script is smaller and doesn't have this issue.
Edit: I want to add that if you don't have an RTC battery or an internet connection, it doesn't matter, the time won't be right with the real time of course, but at least the time between your system and reicast will be perfectly in-sync and so it shouldn't ask to update the date and time anymore.
Which emulator are you using for N64 games ? If it's a non-lr emulator (i.e. Mupen64plus) the mappings are not 100% the same as for lr-mupen64plus (libretro) based emulators. You can check your gamepad mapping in the Mupen64plus configuration file - see https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Nintendo-64/ for a detailed explanation.
The thing is, I've tried everything.
Last night, I had it where the left stick worked, except it would not go up.
The right stick would open the configuration menu, in addition to firing.
Some how I got it reset, but now I can't get the left stick to work, and from what i'm reading, that's the one that should by default?
Hey, i wanted to ask a somewhat related question: what could be the reason that my screensaver never plays genesis snaps when the screensaver is running? Every system i have on my retropie 4.4 makes an appearance as a random video screensaver and it doesnt matter if the snaps are located within the emulationstation folder or in the rom folder for the system itself. I'm just puzzled as to why my genesis games don't show it. Would it have anything to do with having changed all mentions of megadrive to genesis within emulationstation and this having borked whatever emulationstation looks to when seeking random videos?
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