@yfzdude and @dankcushions , thank you for joining the discussion, and glad to have someone who is familiar w/this controller... geez I can't believe all this time that I didn't realize that the Logitech logo was a button as well(!!). I may have to do that controller test again to see what it comes up as, because somehow I missed it even there. So fortunately, I was able to assign it as the HotKey button, although it didn't actually show up the first couple of times I pressed it, which isn't entirely reassuring, but it seems to be working now.
So that said, I may wanna look into getting different controllers moving forward (including possibly that Dualshock that you mentioned), but for the moment this seems to get the job done and pause the game as I'd originally hoped, so yeah, doesn't look like I may wanna return this controller as I'd feared.
But yeah, re: that weird "Mode" button, you're right, it DOES seem to alternate you btwn/enable and disable the cross-shaped directional controls and the thumbstick one, and there'd been a few times during games when one control didn't seem to be working (when I'd pressed Mode without realizing it), and had to switch to the other directional option. Usually I'd end up just resetting the game to get it back to normal, but glad to know now what the purpose of it is.
Welcome to this forum. Please provide more information about your setup:
all the information that's asked for in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first
What do you mean by "not the same"? Are the control settings different or gone? Does the effect happen in Emulation Station (the frontend where you choose the games) and/or in the games themselves?
What kind of "a few things" did you try?
@mitu Alright thank you so much, I've discovered that the reason that my control only worked on Spider-Man was because that game supported Dualshock and not all ps1 games support Dualshock. What happened is when I went into the options menu, I had the pad type originally on standard and moved it to Dualshock, not all ps1 games are compatible with Dualshock and are only playable through Standard pad type. Thanks for the article @mitu I really appreciate it homie ❤.
After not being able to find an answer anywhere I decided to reformat the sd card and do a fresh install with a nespi+ case that I was using before and the same os 4.5.1 and 3b+ pi. I have however run into the following issues.
I have just recently had to reformat and reinstall retropie 4.5.1 on my 3b+ with nespi+ case. Installed the image and the safe shutdown script but for some reason the power button isn't working on the case. If I push it in to turn on the case nothing happens but if I push it again to make it come out the pi boots up but there is of course no power light.
The pi won't power off with the button and the reset button seems to not work at all. I am not sure why this is happening as its a fresh install and previous to the reformatting the case and buttons installed and worked without issue. Any help would be appreciated.
One wrong click and you have a world of problems lol...
As @mitu said, it depends, and most problems can be reset just by editing or deleting the resp. config file. One thing I do like about Linux (since late 2006 in my case) is that plain text config files are the norm – many of which will be just recreated with default values if deleted – and thus, don't require a particular tool to edit them.
Just an onlooker's two cents. I wish you success and fun in your journey to a new operating system. :)
start with the RetroPie image from retropie.org.uk/download. It's a tested and mostly stock Raspbian image and the best baseline system to start experimenting.
make sure you have an adequate power supply and you don't get any under-voltage warnings.
test if the device is detected by the OS by running a few command line utilities
# see what USB devices are connected with
# see what input devices are detected by the OS and what kind (gamepad/keyboard/mouse/etc.)
test if the device inputs are registered in the system by running a few joystick/gamepad testing programs fromt the command line that capture the button/joypad/d-pad presses and show them on the terminal:
# 1st joystick
# 2nd joystick
# another testing utility
@mitu I finally tracked down the issue. When the triggers on the controller were initially set the left triggers release was set as the right triggers pull. The system was registering a constant trigger pull and mucking everything up. Thank you for your help though.
@europadecas Despite my arcade, electronics, Linux, and coding experience I found Retropie to be a very complex and difficult to manage project. Kudos to the devs for integrating this many emulators into a single environment, and kudos to the support forum here for the help!