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Some games hold a directional key pressed at all times



  • As the title states, some games press a direction at all times for me.
    For instance, F-Zero for N64 always go to the left in some menus and Rock Band for PSP always go up in some menus. This is really tedious since I can't properly choose settings and configure whatever needs configuring in the menu.
    99% of games works fine.

    Could this be rom related or emulator related?

    Thanks



  • @langest I wonder if your controller has some analog drift. Can you run jstest and see if one of the analog stick values is constantly fluctuating?



  • @quicksilver
    Checked, it doesn't.
    If this was the issue, the problem would be present in all games and the direction would be the same for all the games as well.



  • @langest what controller are you using? Which pi, emulator, and version of retropie? I dont have this issue in f-zero.



  • @quicksilver
    Actually, it went away for no reason. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Now it seems to work. I will do some more debugging in case it shows up again.
    Thanks for the help.



  • @langest interesting...I have had controllers that had intermittent issues with the analog stick drifting or sticking. I also remember that on original N64 hardware that if the analog stick was pushed while the game was booting up the crosshair/selector would get stuck trying to go one direction. You had to reset the game to fix it. No idea if that could be related.



  • @quicksilver

    I also remember that on original N64 hardware that if the analog stick was pushed while the game was booting up the crosshair/selector would get stuck trying to go one direction.

    I also remember this, very annoying. But once my N64 joysticks were worn out, I put the analog stick back a bit to not have to press it as much forward to have it react.



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