@mitu got it, thanks! I think for changing emulation station this is a little too intimidating for me to try on the bartop since I have it fully working now without issues - a bit worried something will go wrong and my controls will get all jacked up between all the switches since as you note re-doing the emulation station input config with my ideal setup would regenerate the retropads and even though in theory re-doing it the second time would “reset” the controls I am worried something would glitch. Part of it is I count myself lucky I got all the XinMo stuff working on all emulators pretty easily what with all the posts I read in advance about people’s arcade controls not working for this or that.
But maybe I will at least remap the exit emulator hotkey since it seems I will be able to do that relatively easy across retroarch, reicast and mupen64plus and maybe get save/load working that way as well for retroarch and mupen . Seems a “low tech” solution for my start button to start a game dilemma would be just to create a label on the control panel for the button I have mapped to “a” that says “choose game.”
In time I may use my console-based retropie to try out the emulation station remapping but maybe I will also bide my time and someone will create an easy GUI for custom mapping emulation station menu functions only. Seems from some videos attract mode might have something like that so maybe someday! You guys are always improving this thing!
For my DOSBox setup, I have mouse control set to a toggle. By default my left thumbstick acts as the standard joystick for DOSBox, but with a button press it's able to control mouse movement. I also have it set to change the two joystick buttons to left and right mouse clicks. This works well for the Atari ST and Amiga systems too, as several games need to be launched from an emulated desktop environment. Once the game is launched, I press the toggle button again and it reverts back to being a joystick. All that said, I still use a mouse and keyboard when I feel they're better suited. It all depends on the situation and the game.
@caver01 I second this. On the BYOAC forums there's lot of advice to find regarding the build itself, but note that not everyone thinks very highly of Raspberry Pi's there, so questions regarding this is better asked in this excellent site :)
Keywiz works great on PC but it uses a PS/2 port. Would it work with a PS/2 USB adapter?
-I just got a GPWIZ 40 but it's giving me fits. I can only get one joystick to work and none of the buttons are recognized at all. I'd really like to know what people are using other than a keyboard to play games without having to write your own program to get it to work.
@AlexMurphy Oh I totally understand. I am just sorry I can't provide more. I tried that git hub link but no luck. I have found a work around that was so simple I am almost ashamed I didn't think of it before. I have just swapped the start/select buttons over on P1. Feeling quite silly now!
It is a quirk of the system however. Hopefully my button swapping will last and it wont swap back again once I have put the buttons in the unit.