@ashpool LOL -- great minds think alike! I tried the virtual keyboard, too, and it works PERFECTLY! For some reason, S, Z, and a couple of other keys don't work on the hardware keyboard, but honesty as long as everything works on the virtual keyboard, I don't mind.
Thanks for helping me figure this out! Off to save Skara Brae...!
Do you still have vice loaded? Did you try Vic 20 games in that?
Yes. It's completely messed up. Most of my games were saved as snapshots to avoid endless messing around with RAM settings etc, and the new one has completely wrecked the snapshot format so none of them work. Cartridges don't work either.
@jamrom2 Yes Space Taxi was definitely the biggest jump to nostalgia for me with the C64. I installed lr-vice from source. It's a bit clunky but ultimately I got it to work. Thank you for your suggestion. Load time was about 2 minutes. Had to hit select/coin to bring up the virtual keyboard just to get past the cheat menu. Then I was finally able to use the joystick.
@buzz Sorry my bad :-( Guess I'm already late for the train since stretch is being removed.
I can survive the rest of the "stretch days" with the vice X64 emulator.. Anyways thanks for all the great work you've done with RetroPie. It is much appreciated :-)
Sorry the quality is so bad. Hopefully you can see the signal blanking out as I switch between the menu and the running system. The monitor's HDMI2 input notification appears in the top-right each time this happens.
The output resolution is 1080p@60 in both the system and the menu (I tried to show this but it's hard to see the monitor's OSD).
It feels more like the SDL window(?) is being recreated as I switch between the system and the menu.
With the FKMS driver, the monitor never blanks out and switching between the running system and the menu is instant.
@RumblinBuffalo Thanks again - I'll look at updating retroarch shortly. Although I'm concerned after reading that thread that it will remove/reset all my IPAC keyboard controller mappings, which took me a long time to get right initially.
When you map keys with "m" on the virtual keyboard, they get stored with the "keymap", not hotkeys or joystick map. You have to "save current keymap to" to save it to a file. Then you have to change the "Active Keymap" to "Positional (user)".
I actually did another step by manually loading the keymap before I quit vice, but I don't think you need to do that. The next time you load up vice, the user keymap you saved should be loaded.