Xbox One S Bluetooth - ROMs take 45 seconds to load
Finnbee last edited by
Pi Model or other hardware: 4B
Power Supply used: 5.1V / 3AMP 3 pin UK plug to USB C
RetroPie Version Used: 4.6
Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website (retropie-buster-4.6-rpi4.img)
USB Devices connected: Logitech wireless keyboard (have tried unplugging this)
Controller used: Xbox One S connected via Bluetooth
Error messages received: N/A
Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant): https://pastebin.com/nAreMC9M
Guide used: N/A
File: /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/snes/F-Zero (Europe).srm
Emulator: (Name of emulator - if applicable)
Attachment of config files: N/A
How to replicate the problem: Load any ROM
Hi, first post here so apologies if there are any errors.
I've loaded the new RetroPie 4.6 onto my RP4 and have managed to connect my Xbox One S controller via bluetooth. This works fine in both EmulationStation and within Emulators but launching any ROMs takes almost exactly 45 seconds (black screen) then a message pops up saying "Xbox Wireless Controller Connected" follows a split second later by the game starting. The controller functions perfectly.
I can't figure out why it takes so long for this to load. I've pastebinned the runcommand log after trying to launch FZero for the SNES emulator. Grateful for aby advice :)
I've been helping the OP (my bro) and can't find any indication in the es_logs or runcommand (verbose) logs that indicate where the delay is occuring. Very odd. Pretty consistently between 30-60 seconds (usually 45).
This happens on all roms, not just snes. But the snes one is the default 'lr-snes9x'. We've tried others, but it doesn't help.
We thought it might be the Bluetooth controllers, but have changed drivers and that makes no difference.
willinliv last edited by
I noticed something like this using an 8bitdo bt controller. Changing the type of controller to Xinput I think fixed it so there wasn't this excessive delay in loading roms. I don't know if you have this option on the xbox controllers though. If you can connect the controller via USB cable (and have it communicate via that) I wonder if it improves things
Thanks, @willinliv it does work properly (~5 seconds load) when plugged in. So that means it's definitely the bluetooth causing the delay. Just not sure what to do about it. We've tried changing the xboxdriver. Looking into how to set XInput, if that's possible.
I guess there's a handshake or something occurring and it times out, maybe tries different drivers or something. Hard to say. We've re-built this PI already to see if that helped.
I've seen similar reports either in the forums or in the RetroArch's bug tracker - always associated with an Xbox compatible controller. If you have 8Bitdo, they have different modes of communication (Android/Switch/PC) that you can change and it makes a difference.
For an Xbox One S controller, I'd recommend installing a separate driver - https://github.com/atar-axis/xpadneo - it seems to work better.
Awesome, thankyou. That's worked. That's taken 3 evenings of faff, so cheers for the steer. Even got a rumble on startup! :D
fellowcrohnie last edited by
I'm having the same issue as op, but I'm really new to this, so I don't understand what I do with the github link. Do I follow his directions for Raspbian even though I'm running retropie?
quicksilver last edited by quicksilver
@fellowcrohnie from emulationstation, drop to the command line (press f4)
Then run each of these three commands in order:
git clone https://github.com/atar-axis/xpadneo.git cd xpadneo sudo ./install.sh
sudo rebootfor good measure. After reboot re-pair your Xbox one controller and remap if needed.
wmarcio last edited by
This solution worked for me too, thxs.
fellowcrohnie last edited by
@quicksilver thanks so much for this!
UnmaskdInsanity last edited by
Thanks! This worked great. I assumed the driver was causing this. Always saw the Xbox controller connected pop-up after the 45 second loads. As a note for others, I had to reconfigure my controller and keyboard as they were a little wonky after the install.
phenylethylamne last edited by
@quicksilver you are a god man, i have been searching for a solution for this for days and you saved me. Thank you so much.
dav777 last edited by
@quicksilver Brilliant! This worked for me as well.