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Joystick Buttons Won't "Enter" (not mapped correctly) in Retropie Setup Script



  • Hi - I feel silly that I can't figure this out, but maybe someone can help.

    When I enter the Retropie Setup Script Page (to do updates) none of my joystick buttons are mapped correctly for "enter". I have a keyboard and a usb joypad also attached which work perfectly, but my joystick button (whichever one is supposed to be "enter") isn't mapped right. This means I have to pull out the keyboard and hit "enter" to navigate through the Setup Script menu.

    My joystick and buttons work perfectly in all emulators and Emulation Station and Retroarch. I probably manually saved a config file by accident when I was setting up Retropie last year and screwed it up.

    Anyway, if anyone knows how to map buttons for the Retropie Setup Script, or where that config file is located, I would appreciate it. Thanks for your help!



  • The enter is button number "0" on a controller. Whichever button on your controller that may be. If you dont have a controller that has a button "0" then you need a keyboard to go through the menu's



  • @tfpHumorBlog you can discover which button is the "0" using jstest utility.



  • Yes, none of my joystick directions or buttons are mapped to "0" - my joysticks and buttons are plugged into a Mini PAC with Harness and mapped all the buttons like a keyboard to 'a' 'b' 'c', etc. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help!

    @meleu said in Joystick Buttons Won't "Enter" (not mapped correctly) in Retropie Setup Script:

    @tfpHumorBlog you can discover which button is the "0" using jstest utility.


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    if you have mapped to keyboard, you will have to either change it so one is mapped to enter, or just use a small wireless keyboard for configuring etc.



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