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[Solved] Error Updating Driver Package - xpad - xpad patch retropie.diff failed to apply


  • administrators

    @cynital that sounds like an unrelated issue. Please open a new topic and provide system info etc.



  • @buzz Just updated and no errors occurred. Thank you.

    Edit: Well... EmulationStation is working fine, but RetroArch isn't working correctly with xInput controllers. I'll do some tinkering, then report back if I find a fix or need further help.

    Edit 2: Just decided to restore from backup.

    Edit 3: Yeah, it looks like there is still a problem with xpad. Redoing the update on my backup caused the same issues with RetroArch not working correctly with xInput controllers.



  • Thank you @BuZz
    The problem has been resolved. The update went as smooth as it is expected.



  • @eckaji Fully agree. Tried the same. I have posted since right after the initial 4.4 release, if you use the xpad driver (I use a wireless Xbox 360 controller) and update your OS packages, it will completely break your retroarch controller config (emulation station works fine). Restoring from backup myself! If this is ever fixed let me know! But it's been broken since the 4.4 release, so I don't have high hopes of it ever getting fixed. :(

    EDIT: I just updated retropie setup script and did an update WITHOUT the OS. It STILL broke my xbox 360 controller. Seems like something is still not quite right.

    EDIT 2: I uninstalled XPAD and installed XBOXDRV. That seems to work. Something about the current XPAD driver is breaking in retropie 4.4.



  • Just wanted to confirm wht @jasonw said above

    Same config

    • Raspi 3B+
    • Retropie 4.4 "out of the box" (freshly installed) wth a SINGLE game (joust)
    • Xbox 360 wireless broken (cannot use hotkey, amongst other things)

    I'll try to revert to 4.4 without updating.
    Also once uninstalled, it's impossible to install xpad driver ever again (it says error on diff patch)

    I'lll try going back to xboxdrv too


  • Global Moderator

    @sebulba the xpad driver problem has been addressed for quite some time. Update your RetroPie script first and then re-install the xpad driver.



  • I'll try again :)



  • Updating retropie simply killed the entire retroarch (es doesn't even startup anymore )

    As I know forum like this consider new users as idiots whatever their background might be, I won't spend time arguing.

    Retropie4.4 's support of Xbox 360 controllers is broken. Trying to fix it kills Retropie.


  • Global Moderator

    @sebulba said in [Solved] Error Updating Driver Package - xpad - xpad patch retropie.diff failed to apply:

    Retropie4.4 's support of Xbox 360 controllers is broken. Trying to fix it kills Retropie.

    No, its not. Of course, you can argue that the update 'it killed RetroPie', but that's not what other users have experienced. You probably have other problems with your installation.


  • administrators

    Retropie4.4 's support of Xbox 360 controllers is broken

    Xpad works just fine. Xboxdrv has known issues with multiple controllers but that isn't something the retropie project maintains.



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