Depending on what country you live in it may be opposite with the hot/neutral wires. I'm in the U.S. and our wiring is opposite of China in terms of colors. (Here traditionally black is the hot wire; in China red is traditionally the hot wire.) This is for the buttons though.
The terms of hot and neutral only apply to AC. And yes different countries use different color codes. The encoders don’t use AC, but DC (the joystick switches can pass either or ).When it comes to DC, the standard everywhere, as far as I know, is red for positive and black for negative/dc ground. Just look at a car battery
Does anyone have any idea why the mapping for the up motion on joystick would be different for player 1 than player 2? This problem only occurs on ultimate mortal kombat. I'm sure the joysticks are wired properly.
It should always be possible to use the ControlBlock together with any USB controller. You would just need to run the input configuration for each device on EmulationStation. All controller types should be recognised and working afterwards.
Regarding your question about the need for an additional keyboard: What you would need to do is to configure the emulators such that you have full control with your arcade / gamepad controls only. That should be possible.
Hi, firstly, the thing of DragonRise Controller is weird, I have agamepad and is also recognizable as a DragonRise, but I guess it happens when the controller s not officil. Second, arcade joysticks (The ones you bought) are not analog, they are 8-way sticks. Anyway, there are a few N64 games that work with the pad, like Kirby one.
@redrumpanda Some things you can't dumb down much further, and the Wiki is already written (mostly) to be understood by laymen. But you'll need to be willing to learn and that always requires some time and effort.
Let's start by collecting more information:
Which operating system is on your Laptop?
Are your Pi and Laptop connected via network?
@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 :)
If you require 2 players with joystick and up to 8 buttons on each control (equivalent to SNES controller) you could hook up directly to the gpio using mkarcadejoystick module that is in the drivers in Retropie.
@ecks I have no idea what plywood putty is, but if you just use a common wood putty or wood filler there is no need to wear gloves, you just use your finger and or putty knife to apply it. Read the instructions on your wood putty.