First, when configuring the joystick through emulationstation which set of configuration options should I use to configure the joystick? The first set of directional inputs, or those farther down in the configuration menu?
You can use both to navigate EmulationStation, but most games expect something similar to a D-Pad (the first), so I'd use that.
I am currently using the first set of directional inputs but the joystick is very sensitive. If using the other directional inputs don't make a difference is there a way to adjust the sensitivity of the joystick?
You can try to increase the deadzone for the joystick using evdev-joystick , a command line utility.
@dankcushions thanks mate - i did see the comment on the verbose logs.
In learning about how to trigger them and retrieve them, I went into the RetroPie configuration editor and then notice there was an Aspec ratio setting. I set this to 4:3 and everything is perfect now.
Glad Im solved it and thanks for your time.
Excellent forum by the way
So you were right I only need the rotation part and then needed to set the aspec ratio.
video_allow_rotate = true
video_rotation = 3
This was the magic line:-
aspect_ratio_index = "0"