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Advmame and Dragonrise controller

  • Hello,

    I set up Retropie 4.5 from the standard image, running it on a Raspberry Pi 3B+. I'm using a Dragonrise clone as my arcade joystick. I set up Retroarch with the Dragonrise (and the setup added the correct Dragonrise file in autoconfig) and mapped the joystick and keys as follow ( in \opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg):

    input_player1_a = "x"
    input_player1_b = "z"
    input_player1_y = "a"
    input_player1_x = "s"
    input_player1_start = "enter"
    input_player1_select = "rshift"
    input_player1_l = "q"
    input_player1_r = "w"
    input_player1_left = "left"
    input_player1_right = "right"
    input_player1_up = "up"
    input_player1_down = "down"

    Then I noticed that Atari vector games looked really bad, so I followed a post on this forum to install the optional AdvMame 3.9, downloaded the right roms (106) for Asteroids and tried playing. Since AdvMame doesn't use Retroarch, the input is configured for a keyboard, but doesn't work for my arcade joystick

    I searched everywhere, but short of manually mapping the keys in the "tab menu" for AdvMame 3.9, I could not find an easy way to clone the Retroarch mapping to AdvMame. I'm sure I'm missing something, but I was hoping to be able to copy a cfg file (or insert a portion of one) in "the right place" and be done (so that if in the future I change mapping, I can simply copy again)

    EDIT: to be clear, I can manually set all the joystick presets both for the whole AdvMame emulator and per ROM. I'm just hoping to be able to leverage the libretro settings, if possible (but I know that the name in the cfg file are different)

    Thanks in advance for any pointer, Rob

  • Global Moderator

    @robca There's no automated 'translator' from the RA's auto-config file to AdvMame's configuration syntax. However, MAME 2003(-plus) have support for vector games - you should give them a try.

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