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Changing control map for an Atari 5200 game. How?

  • Can I edit control map for individually games?

    I want to play Moon Patrol for Atari 5200
    The game requires "A" button to fire and "X" button to jump.

    I am using a USB classic NES controller so it has no "X" button. Only "A" and "B".

    I edited "/opt/retropie/configs/atari5200/retroarch.cfg" and added:

    input_player1_a_btn = 0
    input_player1_x_btn = 1

    It works.... But can I just do this for individual games, like just Moon Patrol? How do I do it on a per game basis???

    Retropie 4.4
    RASPi 3B+
    lr-Atarti800 emulator
    Moon Patrol Atari 5200 game

  • Global Moderator

    @hfgx1 Use the RetroArch GUI to re-map your buttons, then save the core remap once you're satisfied with the results - see and the video linked from the page


  • @mitu Thank You
    That led me to it.
    Many thanks.

    I got confused because the NES original controller only has 2 buttons A and B, while all the others have more. But I figured it out now.

    If the mods care to delete this trivial question. It's so obvious.

  • @hfgx1 Even the most trivial question may be searched for by others, too, and now they may find this thread for an answer.

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