Atari 5200 Controller Configuration Project
Used2BeRX last edited by Used2BeRX
I'm currently putting together a spreadsheet that will map all of the controls to a PS3/4 Joystick for all of the official Atari 5200 game releases. I'm using the game manuals to find out what needs to go where.
It's currently very much a work in progress: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VhS4f3RFCzkPeOpyVYaWno3-Ls0EjJnj_I9WjKfvnuI/edit?usp=sharing
My goal is to homogenize as much as possible the button functions on the joystick. For instance I want the same button to fire on every game, the same button to select players on every game and the same button to select difficulty on every game. Because of the way some games were coded, this won't be possible all of the time but it will be good for most of them. Some games that relied heavily on the numberpad will also be a challenge. So far though, this is working out very well.
I don't know how well this would work for the Atari 800 since that was a computer system, but if somebody sees what I'm doing and would be interested in working on adding Atari 800 games, let me know. At this point, I do not have any intention of working on that myself.
Thanks very much to future.child for working on improving this emulator and making this possible in the first place. To see his development on this project, check out this thread originally started by jfroco over a year ago: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/847/atari-5200-new-version-of-atari800-beta-two-triggers-moon-patrol-hat-start-and-exit-buttons
Making Headers on Atari 5200 Roms to Autorun in Retropie: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/10337/making-headers-on-your-atari-5200-game-images-to-auto-run-in-retropie
NON-LIBRETRO CORE CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS:
DGen for Sega Genesis/Megadrive: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/10732/configuring-dgen-controls-how-to-instructions
Osmose for SEGA Master System/Game Gear: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/10733/configuring-osmose-controls-how-to-instructions
Making Pre-Made gamelist.xml With Xtras Media Collection: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/10406/making-premade-gamelist-xml-with-xtra-media-collections/26
Upgrading the Atari 800/5200 Emulator (thanks to future.child and jfroco): https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/847/atari-5200-new-version-of-atari800-beta-two-triggers-moon-patrol-hat-start-and-exit-buttons/126
Atari 5200 Controller Configuration Project: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/10764/atari-5200-controller-configuration-project