@w0nderw0rm You can map the dpad to the left joystick in retroarch options. Also if you use LR-MAME2003, there is an option in that emulator to map the face buttons to the right joystick for games like Smash TV and Total carnage. I think it's on by defualt.
Keyboard Defaults for Standalone Stella
F1 > Select Game
F2 > Reset/Start
F3 > Color TV
F4 > B&W TV
F5 > Left Diff A
F6 > Left Diff B
F7 >Right Diff A
F8 > Right Diff B
F9 > Save State
F10 > Change State
F11 > Load State
F12 > Save PNG
Escape > Quit Emulator
Backspace > Fry Cart
Pause > Pause Emulator
Is that pulled from the Internet or does a group of them exist inside the Retropie installation?
Neither. When you configure your gamepad in EmulationStation, an auto-config file is generated automatically by RetroPie and copied into the right place, so it's loaded by each libretro core (RetroArch).
I guess what I'm getting at here is: If I were adventurous, could I create my own autoconfigure entry for my particular controller since it doesn't match up with anything currently in there? I don't plan to do this. It's a curiosity.
Another question: Let's say I want to get an N64-style controller. Is there a way for me to look up whether a particular mfg's controller exists inside RetroArch's known controllers so that wouldn't need to manually remap?
You can look it up in the RetroArch's joypad repository - link posted above.
@mitu That's how I originally started out and it didn't work. I have weeks of work into this image now and don't want to wipe it out on a whim until I know that every avenue has been explored. And as I said earlier, it's happening on multiple different images.
Thanks, I'll try that. It sounds like it is basically a bug since it should automatically invert an axis if I map the controls reversed. Some people want to flip joysticks around and use them left-handed, so the software shouldn't really assume a "correct" orientation.
I have a similar issue:
Having 2 PS 3 controllers, yesterday I performed sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.
After that, the controllers still paired, however auto-logon failed.
Then I chose to update all packages from the Retropie setup.
After that I rebooted, and then the controllers didn't pair anymore.
I will roll back to my last image, anyway I think some mess was being built into the latest update components. Obviously I'm not the only one having logon and controller pairing issues after the recent updates...
Thanks for the quick response. I'll try the autostart and login.
I don't have any custom tags...I just want to make sure that the redone videos aren't overwritten by the original videos. I'm not too worried about the favorite/playcount/etc stuff right now. I just want to get this all up and running. I ordered a replacement SANWA JLF-TP-8YT-SK joystick to swap into my controller. The stock stick is not very accurate, but I got it super-cheap and couldn't pass it up.
I tried to config the buttons through the main input config area while retropie was running and found that retropie recognizes the Ultimate OI board by Ultimarc as one game controller. Seems to me it has to be configured through the script manually. I'm trying it tonight to see if I'm successful. Did you ever get yours working @EspenT ?