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Dreamcast reicast not starting

  • @ilkayefe
    I'm sorry, what is it that is resulting.

    I had forgotten.

    There are somethings that I can't know if you tried. Did you use the retropie setup > configure > reicast > input?

  • @ilkayefe
    There is at least some information that is needed from the reicast input config.

    0: Logitech Anywhere MX (/dev/input/event0, usb-3f9800000.usb-1.3:1)
    1: Logitech K400 (/dev/input/event1,
    2: Logitech K350 (/dev/input/event2, ...
    4: Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller (/dev/input/event4, ...
    Please enter the device id:

    I think with the full name of the controller we can use that

    Connect to samba and find the file located at \configs\dreamcast\mappings
    the file will be named something like 'controller_microntek.cfg'
    just change the name to 'evdev_fullnameofcontroller.cfg'

    for example my config is "evdev_Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller.cfg" it includes spaces different from its correspondent.

    Additionally if this doesn't quite work out, then the input mapping will need to be inserted as well, following through with the reicast input config will tell you the button numbers that correspond to the button.

  • @Efriim
    Hi again,
    I entered to the reicast input screen from SSH and i got this screen;

    0: Microntek              USB Joystick           (/dev/input/event0, usb-3f980000.usb1.1.2/input0)
    Please enter the service id:

    And when i enter to the /opt/retropie/configs/dreamcast/mappings/
    i saw a file about my controller named "controller_MicrontekUSBJoystick.cfg"
    So what should i do now?

  • @ilkayefe
    rename the file
    "evdev_Microntek USB Joystick.cfg"
    and try reicast.

  • @Efriim
    Sadly i got the same screen... Also i have updated from source again.

  • @ilkayefe
    I think then that would be the new reicast GUI. If none of the controller buttons work then to add them to the mapping. Start the Reicast Joyconfig and make note of the button numbers add them to the config, editing with a texteditor like notepad++ or programmer's notepad is lighter on resources for older machines.

  • @Efriim
    Only down and up buttons are working.

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    @ilkayefe Can you show a picture/screenshot of the image ?

  • @ilkayefe
    Go ahead and try all the buttons, if you can select the settings then it will be possible to map the controls from within the emulator.

  • @mitu
    Also i tried all buttons to enter settings, but i cant enter.

  • @ilkayefe Open up the mapping file from earlier with edit+ "\configs\dreamcast\mappings\evdev_Microntek USB Joystick.cfg", as a second task start the the reicast input configuration and map each button, after each input press copy the three-digit number of the input into edit+ to replace the three-digit numbers in the map file.

  • @Efriim
    My configs are already this.

    mapping_name = Microntek              USB Joystick          
    btn_escape = 296
    btn_a = 288
    btn_b = 289
    btn_x = 290
    btn_y = 291
    btn_start = 297
    axis_x = 0
    axis_y = 1
    axis_dpad1_x = 17
    axis_dpad1_x_inverted = no
    axis_dpad1_y = 16
    axis_dpad1_y_inverted = no
    btn_trigger_left = 292
    btn_trigger_right = 293
    axis_x_inverted = no
    axis_y_inverted = no

  • @ilkayefe
    If the numbers are the same, then it should work. You could try moving the maps as a temporary backup and then copying this map and renaming, it. It is obvious one of them was working but I can't say for sure what namespace it is actually using.

    evdev_Microntek              USB Joystick          .cfg

  • @Efriim Hi,

    I have good news, its worked. I have entered to settings.Thank you so much for your helps.

  • @ilkayefe
    I had the same problem as you, I followed exactly and managed to get into the "Settings". Would like to check with you whether the controls mapped in this "Settings" works for you when you launch the games? None of the controls worked for me when I launched any games in Reicast, but it works for other emulators.

    If I use lr-flycast, the controller definitely works, just that I have to manually go inside the game to change the buttons mapping each time.

    Just for info:

    Pi Model or other hardware: Pi3 B+
    Power Supply used: 5V, 2.5A
    RetroPie Version Used: ver 4.4.14
    Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website - retropie-4.4-rpi2_rpi3.img
    USB Devices connected: DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick, USB minikeyboard
    Controller used: DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick
    Error messages received:
    Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant):

    Emulator: reicast (I have lr-flycast installed as well)

  • @lordm60
    Most emulators are retroarch cores, which share a common feature of automatic gamepad mapping. The standalone emulators have their own configuration files and control maps, and the recently developed and updated ones fall away from the automatic configuration that is also part of RetroPies scripts.

    I'd say that mapping using the new GUI settings in reicast will most definitely work, as long as you can pull it off with what is given. Good luck though, and have fun.

  • @Efriim
    I will share if I manage to get it to work though, I couldn't get the controller to get into the "Settings" initially till I found this thread and I followed it through. Now the challenge is to get it to work in the games.

  • @ilkayefe said in Dreamcast reicast not starting:

    @Efriim Hi,

    I have good news, its worked. I have entered to settings.Thank you so much for your helps.

    Hi Ilkayefe,
    I have the same issues with the same joystick, please could you tell me how you solved the problem?
    Thank you

  • I am having issues as well. I tried configuring the joystick.cfg by manually mapping as instructed and I also reset my emulation station controller inputs (so it auto configures reicast) and it still didn't work. This has been an ongoing issue for years now, they should update this emulator.

    My only other alternative is to overclock my pi and pray lr-flycast performs better. Otherwise, I am stuck.

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