Hey! Thanks to you guys and the other linked posts, I found and fixed the same issue. I had some old overrides saved and sure enough, my Multitaps were "auto". Changed to "disabled" and all is well again in PSX land!
@mitu FANTASTIC !!!!
Everythings working with lr-fmsx!!! I focused to much on Lr-BlueMSX. For Lr-BlueMSX, It's only playable with keyboard . The joypad working only for Coleco. Not enough gamepad buttons are associated with basics keyboard fonctions. They should enable the "RetroPad Keyboard Map - Joypad - Awaiting description" option in Control menu in RetroArch for MSX.
@Dj-EKI If you'd like that combo to open the menu, then open RetroArch from the RetroPie system in EmulationStation, set the option and then save your configuration.
To leave a game, you'll have to use either a Hotkey + Start - which you don't want - or disable the Hotkey and choose another button for the exit hotkey. Pressing that button will automatically exit the game.
@mitu one success for us. The edition on that .cfg worked. One interesting thing I've noticed is: every value was 11 more than normal.
If my select button value is 10, on that .cfg he was 21.
If my B button value is 4, there was 15.
On a side note, I've used @Clyde "mc" tip and man, it saved at least 1h of my time.
Again, guys. Thanks for your time, for your effort, for your attention and for caring and sharing your knowledge with us.
I request now my promotion to Private 1st Class Noob.
I have the same awful controller. It tries to detect the device that it's connected to and select mode based on that. If the system is running Windows it will switch to Xbox mode.
I'm still not sure how exactly to switch mode, but last I got I working by holding select+analog. But I also found this on a sellers website:
"press the "home" button for 7 seconds, you can freely switch the mode."
Linux actually seams able to use the gamepad in all 3 modes (it also has an Android mode), but the device sometimes won't fully register before switching the mode a couple of times.
@MajorDangerNine lr-vice has a virtual keyboard and you can control the mouse with your controller. Lr-bluemsx works. Msx does have some games that require some keyboard keys. Linapple works but there might be some games that require a keyboard press. Not sure though. After setting up controls you can play a ton of games in dosbox without a controller. Thats the extent of my computer gaming systems.
@lip9571 The udev rules are an option that you can automatically set in RetroPie-setup. They just write a line of configuration to your bluetooth rules. It is not enabled by default. As long as you haven't enabled them, you don't need to concern yourself with them. If you have enabled it, you can disable it within the Bluetooth setup in RetroPie-Setup.
Thanks for the reply. I got it all working in the end all I need to do was re bind the buttons for Bluetooth in retro arch and it worked perfect
@jamesnj if you want a solution for both, you could use the Virtual Gamepad option within RetroPie. You would use your phone connected to the RetroPie IP address and it gives you an onscreen joypad. That may also work within Kodi if you re-enable the joystick support and setup the gamepad within the Input settings.
@jfrmilner Thanks for the kind praise. My answer about multiplayer games is going to come from the arcade game options, as my build obviously has that emphasis. There is another thread here somewhere that lists all of the 4-player games (4-player MAME lists can also be found online). But I have far far less than a full ROMset loaded on my system--I load games as I learn about them. That said, it is hard to beat a good game of 4-player Gauntlet and Gauntlet 2. Try Xenophobe. Then, there are the fighter games like X-men, or the Simpsons and TMNT. Battletoads has 3 player capability, Rampage is fun. Then there is a handful of sports titles. Stone Ball is super fun! NBA Jam, and a few racing games like Super Sprint.
My build looks like a 4-player cabinet, but remember, many classic arcade games have the CRT oriented vertically, so for those, even though they are not 4-player games, I play them from the vertical sides of the cabinet (players 3 and 4) to get the best, full-screen experience.