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XBox 360 dual wireless controller config?

  • Hi,

    I am trying to work out how to configure the Xbox 360 wireless controllers?

    The problem is I cant configure it using the UI. The wiki seems to indicate

    Acroding to this it says to it indicates to map similar things for the same
    buttons. For me if I go through the menu I cant then map "Left Analog Left"

    So I am trying to get some advice.

    Better still is there a config file I can use that should work.



  • @wardh This is a configuration file the you can get at the Retropie Docs,here is the link to the Xbox 360 -Retropie Docs:
    I have copied it here for you:

    Automatic Configuration (Easiest)

    Xpad Driver

    Starting with the RetroPie 4.1 SD image, the Xpad driver is enabled by default and the following steps are unnecessary.

    With the recent kernel issues of xboxdrv rendering images unusable, there is an updated xpad driver which will work just as well for Xbox controllers, it's possible it may also support Xbox One controllers.

    You access the driver through Manage Packages >> Manage Driver Packages >> Xpad Driver and you'll install it from source. Reboot for good measure, reconfigure your controllers and the lights should work properly.

    A complete working config (that was generated from the EmulationStation configuration) is listed below at /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-joypads/Xbox360WirelessReceiver(XBOX).cfg

    input_device = "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver (XBOX)"
    input_driver = "udev"
    input_r_y_plus_axis = "+4"
    input_l3_btn = "9"
    input_r_x_minus_axis = "-3"
    input_l_btn = "4"
    input_load_state_btn = "4"
    input_start_btn = "7"
    input_exit_emulator_btn = "7"
    input_l_y_minus_axis = "-1"
    input_up_btn = "13"
    input_r_y_minus_axis = "-4"
    input_a_btn = "1"
    input_b_btn = "0"
    input_reset_btn = "0"
    input_down_btn = "14"
    input_l_x_plus_axis = "+0"
    input_l_y_plus_axis = "+1"
    input_r_btn = "5"
    input_save_state_btn = "5"
    input_r2_axis = "+5"
    input_r3_btn = "10"
    input_right_btn = "12"
    input_state_slot_increase_btn = "12"
    input_x_btn = "3"
    input_menu_toggle_btn = "3"
    input_select_btn = "6"
    input_enable_hotkey_btn = "6"
    input_l_x_minus_axis = "-0"
    input_y_btn = "2"
    input_left_btn = "11"
    input_state_slot_decrease_btn = "11"
    input_r_x_plus_axis = "+3"
    input_l2_axis = "+2"

    Xboxdrv Driver

    Note! There are known incompatibilities with this driver when used in it's default configuration with the latest kernel. As such, the xpad drive is currently the best option to simply make an Xbox 360 controller operational in RetroPie.

    However, these incompatibilities are not an issue when using xboxdrv as a calibration and key-mapping tool for almost any gamepad, including the Xbox 360 controller. When used this way, it's even possible for both xpad and xboxdrv to coexist together.

    Access the RetroPie Setup Script and navigate to Manage Packages >> Manage Driver Packages >> xboxdrv

    1.Enable xboxdrv: This will install the driver and add a start-up configuration in /etc/rc.local
    2.Disable xboxdrv: This will disable the driver and remove the start-up configuration in /etc/rc.local
    3.Set Number of Controllers To Enable: Default number of controllers is 2 (If you have more than two controllers, set this first before you enable xboxdrv)
    4.Set Analog Stick Deadzone: Smaller number = more responsive, Larger number = less responsive.
    5.Set dwc_otg.speed=1 in /boot/config.txt: May help if controller is being glitchy.
    6.Remove dwc_otg.speed=1 from /boot/config.txt: Removes the config.

    After you have enabled the driver and rebooted you'll need to reconfigure your controller(s) in EmulationStation as described on the first installation page

  • Hi retroprogrammer,

    Great help thanks I will give that a try,


  • is O.K.

  • @wardh Did it work!

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