@mitu so i just mapped it in ES ( after re-enabling auto save) and then i had to quit ES and i did a system shutdown, performed a reboot and it is WORKING! so far, yes!! i think before, i wasn't exiting ES correctly and it kept remapping the r1 to only the start button as the "y" button. and it was showing up as a keyboard input. I REALLY appreciate your help. thank you!
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