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    @machine_74 said in N64 Controller mappings not working with RetroPie 4.4:

    "mugen" files in the folde

    Who said anything about Mugen ?
    Looking at your .cfg file, the SDL1 is mapped to the SNES controller, while the SDL2 control is mapped to the Dragonrise gamepad (which I assume it's the N64 controller clone). Try switching them in the .cfg file and see if this changes anything.

  • @machine_74 Will be offline for a few hours but will check back. Thank you very much for any help you can provide. I hope we can get something working and that it sticks so I don't have to recreate every time.

  • @mitu It's been a long day, read that wrong.
    I'll switch it and test tonight. Yeah, the DragonRise is that one.
    If this does work, how can I go about playing games with two USB pads, and then switch to two N64 sticks, without changing that mupen64plus.cfg file every time?

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    @machine_74 Are they all connected all the time ? I'm thinking pulling out the SNES controller would make the 2nd one be P1.

  • @mitu Yeah me too. Not all the same time. It just occurred to me that this config file is in the n64 section only, so if this works I could make controller 2 have the same config, and then use the existing configs for the NES/SNES.

    Ideally I would plug in the N64 sticks and the config would work for them, and then swap out and the existing USB pad config would work for them.

    Also, I don't think I ever used it with the regular pad unplugged as it was the only way I could enter the configuration wizard after things got mucked up.

  • @mitu OK, progress. I unplugged the USB pad and

    Now if I go through the config and perform the following mappings:
    D-Pad = directional pad
    Start = Start
    Select = trigger on bottom
    Button A / East = Blue A
    Button B / South = Green B
    Button X / North = n/a
    Button Y / West = n/a
    Left Shoulder = Left Shoulder
    Right Shoulder = Right Shoulder
    Triggers/Thumbs = n/a
    Left Analog Stick (Up/Down/Left Right) = middle stick
    Right Analog Stick = n/a
    Hotkey = Start + Select (trigger)

    Using Mario Kart, I am then left with a working blue B button which is normally A and no button to back out of menus.

    After some experimenting, I mapped the green and blue buttons and the closest c-buttons to be E/S/N/W, i.e.
    Button A / East = C-down
    Button B / South = Blue A button
    Button X / North = C-left
    Button Y / West = Green B button

    I now have to hit C-down to enter menus in the main screen pre-ROM, but after I get into Mario Kart, the A and B buttons function as they should, and I have to just move my thumb to the C-down to fire.
    I hit Start and the trigger and it backs me out. Not bad.


    I backed up this configuration and tried to map A and B where I thought it should go and actually have a functioning C-button set for games like the Ocarina of Time, and no go. I put it back.

    So, I'm going to replicate Joystick #1 to Joystick #2 in the config and give it a whirl, but why is this so hard? There must be an INI with the correct mappings out there, but I have yet to find it, that works on both the menus and the games. Right?

  • Thanks for your help and advice. I got it working on a config that isn't perfect in the menu, but works great in game. With the other system emulators working fine my only concern right now is the speed of the N64 games, and whether or not I want to attempt to overclock my Pi 3 B+.

  • Has anyone ever figured out how to get the mapping for the Dragonrise controller to work properly? I have been at this for a few days and have had no luck. It is starting to drive me mad that I cannot get this controller to work as intended. After much trial and error, I was able to get it to work without a hot key on the L2 trigger so that it will not restart every time, but now the B button still will not work in game. Additionally, the A is the B button in Emulation Station, then it swaps when I load Mario Kart or the Ocarina of time. I am new to this so any help would be appreciated.

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    @pegasus1130 Please open a new topic and add details about your system, as detailed in

  • @pegasus1130
    I am dealing with a similar issue and I am now very, very close to getting it working. I found a post from a year or so ago which suggested that opening the retroarch GUI from within the emulator, then remapping from the "control" menu therein. For me, this involved hitting f1 on a keyboard to bring up the retroarch gui and then switching each button around according to the results of jstest, and finally saving a "core remap file". This let me fix everything but a few buttons. The issue that remains is that there is no listing in that controls menu for buttons 0 and 1, which are my C up and C right.

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