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Need help setting up sf30 pro bluetooth with 8 bit do adapter for my retro pie. Used PS3 controller, then USB wireless keyboard first.



  • Okay, So I am probably lame. I hate it when I get stuck on something like this and have probably done things that have been counterproductive. I am new to all of this and have been struggling with the wireless aspect. I have a 8bitdo adapter (ASIN: B07B7LMM52 , Item Model # NT70-XX-2-1). And I have a SF30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad. I can't get my system to recognize my controller.

    I have a Raspberry Pie 3B+ with retro pie. I originally connected a PS3 controller, but could only get it working by connecting with a cord. But the 8bitdo adapter still sees the PS3 controller I think. I also used a USB wireless keyboard to move some files around. But I feel like these things are taking precedence over my new controller. How do I get the system to identify my new controller.

    Under RetroPie Setup Script the version is 4.5.11 (running on Rasbian GNU/Linux 9.9 (stretch))

    I just want to be able to use my wireless controller.

    A secondary problem is that my external hard drive I am using is old and corrupt. So, sometimes the systems don't launch correctly. I think that is why that is happening. I have a large SD card installed. Can I run the ROMs directly from the SD card on my Pie, instead of the usb external hard drive?

    Thank you to anyone for help. I am just slightly good enough at this stuff that I can back myself into the worst corners and hate asking for help.


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    After pairing the USB adapter and the controller, try using Start + B to power up the controller, then check again in EmulationStation if the controller is detected.

    A secondary problem is that my external hard drive I am using is old and corrupt. So, sometimes the systems don't launch correctly. I think that is why that is happening. I have a large SD card installed. Can I run the ROMs directly from the SD card on my Pie, instead of the usb external hard drive?

    Yes, you can remove your disk and then follow the docs on how to transfer your ROMs.



  • If the controller is plugged in with a cord it will detect it, but it will not detect the 8bitdo adapter. I didn't install a heat sink on the internal Bluetooth chip because I had this adapter and planned to use it. I don't know why it can't be detected.



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