Joystick is working in emulation station but can't get it to register in any emulators?
@redrumpanda What emulator are you using ? Can you please give the info asked in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first.
@mitu As far as I'm aware I'm just using retroarch bc thats the mennu that's coming up when I try to configure my input for games. Other thing I saw was libretro emulators. I'm not exactly sure how else I can get a more comprehensive list but I believe that's all I've been using.
@redrumpanda RetroArch is the frontend for running various libretro cores (emulators). Which one are you using - as asked in the 'read-me-first' page - `? If you're opening the RetroArch GUI (with the keyboard), are you able to configure the gamepad as Player1 from the controls menu ?
Launch the game with verbose logging enabled (via the Runcommand launch menu - https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Runcommand/#runcommand-launch-menu), then get the
/dev/shm/runcommand.loglog file and upload it to pastebin.com so we can take a look.
@mitu Sorry I'm kinda dumb with this right now. Umm I'm able to configure the controls for the keyboard or an xbox controller but I cant for the arcade controls. Also, ( and once again sorry I'm dumb) but how do I get that log file and upload it from the Pi?
how do I get that log file and upload it from the Pi
Use WinSCP to transfer files from your PI - see https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Transferring-Roms/#sftp. You'll need to enable SSH on your PI first if you haven't already.
@mitu Is there a way I can just use the micro SD card on my laptop and access what I need from there?
Is there a way I can just use the micro SD card on my laptop and access what I need from there?
Yes, if your laptop is running Linux. But the log folder (
/dev/shm) is not persistent so you need to get the file from your PI while it's still running, after starting the game and not being able to use your gamepad.
@mitu I know this is asking a lot from you but can you dumb this down for me a bit I'm really lost even reading the wiki
@redrumpanda I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I'm not good at 'dumbing it down'. How did you install your system in the first place, if the wiki seems foreign to you ?
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@redrumpanda Some things you can't dumb down much further, and the Wiki is already written (mostly) to be understood by laymen. But you'll need to be willing to learn and that always requires some time and effort.
Let's start by collecting more information:
- Which operating system is on your Laptop?
- Are your Pi and Laptop connected via network?