pifba trick: custom button configs for different games)
@meleu I'm using joystick, a Dragon Rise USB Controller, I use the same configuration of fba2x.cfg and change the numbers, I make all steps, then I click to lauch the game, black screen, don't load the files like the original way. I try copy the file fba2x.cfg and just change your name, don't work too, same problem.
footnote: You could paste those files in pastebin or something, but I'm behind a restrictive proxy now and it doesn't block codepad.org...
Polezi last edited by Polezi
I think that I found the problem, my folder in retropie/emulators/ is pifba not fba, so I will change this, and now I update the fba in retropie setup but now don't show the option for load the game with pifba-4btns, for update I have to remove and install again? I click in update for the source, I'm so close to make work, now back to zero
@Polezi If you still need my help, please provide the info I asked above.
meleu last edited by meleu
Man, did you get this file from my old blog?! I think it's a bit outdated! I suggest you to use this file:
And for 6 buttons:
This file is lacking these lines (as explained in the first post of this topic):
pifba-4btns = "/opt/retropie/emulators/fba/pifba --config /opt/retropie/configs/fba/pifba-4btns.cfg %ROM%" pifba-6btns = "/opt/retropie/emulators/fba/pifba --config /opt/retropie/configs/fba/pifba-6btns.cfg %ROM%"
This is why the 4btns/6btns options are not being offered in runcommand menu.
EDIT: I noticed that the content of those lines are in only one line. Maybe you're editing the file in Notepad/Windows. If you are editing on a Windows environment, use Wordpad rather than notepad.
@meleu I donT have the folder fba inside emulators, Just pifba, shouldn't I change this LINE in emulators.cfg? And dont have pifba inside the folder pifba, only fba2x
@meleu I donT have the folder fba inside emulators, Just pifba, shouldn't I change this LINE in emulators.cfg?
You're right. The path has changed since I posted this trick. Please, fix it on your end.
@meleu I'm very happy here, the trick works, but I change the line in emulators to pifba-4btns = "/opt/retropie/emulators/pifba/fba2x --config /opt/retropie/configs/fba/pifba-4btns.cfg %ROM%" now let's play KOF
Skinnyboy last edited by
I've tried following the steps as set out by you above, but somehow still cant get my controller to work in a NeoGeo emulator. So far, I only have the one game in that particular emulator and it's because none of the other emulators seem to run it.
It's a pain because I'm in the process of building an arcade machine and I'd really like if my controller (joystick and buttons) could work on all the games.
Is there a possibility you could assist me please and I know nothing of programming?
I'm running a RPI 3 b+ with a Dragon Rise inc. controller board.
Thank you in advance.
@Skinnyboy if you have a pi3b+ there is no reason to run pifba. honestly, your best solution is to obtain the right romset for lr-fbalpha (FBA 0.97.2.43) and then use the game zip from that in lr-fbalpha. it will work and the controls will be all set up by default.
Coin Junkie last edited by
This emulator works perfectly for the PiZero but I couldn't sort out the controller settings until I found this old thread.This worked perfectly after using the update note from Polezi, thank you and huge thank you to Meleu!