Controller works in retropie, but not in games?
@Vartaz Hello all, im having problems with my pi3 running retropie 4.1 i cant make my ps3 contollers work in games, they are paired both work by bt in retropie but not in games. It says ps3 controller not configured when start game. I habe the driver set to udev as it should. When i enter retroarch and try to go into settings i cant! When press azxs on keyboard i have hocked up nothing happens if i hit enter it leaves retroarch and return to retropie, how to enter retroarch settings to setup my ps3 for the games? Im pretty noob so any commands i dont really know how to so that.. I have games and so i can play some games with my keyboard.
Pi 3 b
Got image write it to sd.
Original pi3 power supply.
All works exept for the ps3 contollers in games and retroarch works fine in retropie menusystem.. I cannot enter the retroarch settings with usb keyboard somehow?
abarone77 last edited by
I have quite the same issue.
I can use my PS3 controller on RetroPie Menu, through USB and Bluetooth. But for Stella emulator, only USB seems to work.
I appologize if this a repeated post, but i couldn't find a related one.
My problem is that my ps3 bluetooth is coneected perfectly, and works fine in emulationstation menus and so on. But NOT in the emulator/games itself , there is a yellow message that said ps3 controller not configured. Then when i open retroarch from the retropie menu , i can use my keyboard to navigate up and down , but i cannot enter any menus in the retroarch menu. When press a s z x or all other buttons nothing happens, when hit enter it exits retroarch and returns to retropie menu ? How to get into retroarch settings ??
No one know the answer to this? Its bummer i cant play :-\
abarone77 last edited by
I still have problems. But through USB connection it works fine, as I mentioned.
Did you check this out?
sauced101 last edited by
I am seeing the say behavior running retropie on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My controller connects over bluetooth and works in emulationstation, but when I try to load a game I get nothing. The keyboard seems to work though.
goodpi31 last edited by
If you can't enter any menus anymore you might want to reset your input settings.
In emulationstation press F4 to quit emulationstation. In the terminal type:
Navigate to: Manage packages -> Manage core packages -> emulationstation -> Configuration -> and run Clear/Reset Emulation Station input configuration.
Leave the setup and type emulationstation to get back into emulationstation. I think it should ask you to configure the keyboard again. ( fingers crossed ;) )
Now first configure input for your keyboard, then connect the ps3 controllers with bluetooth and configure their input as well. (Press the button you mapped for 'start' in emulation station and choose configure input).
Then, if you run a game while connected with bluetooth and there still is no response, then perhaps you should take a look at this.
Maybe following those steps will help you.
Siliconburn last edited by
I'm running a Pi 3 with version 4.1 and a PS3 controller bluetoothed to it also. Inside emulationstation the controller works fine, but not in any emulators. It does work in Kodi. I have cleared the input setting and set retroarch to use the PS3 controller as default, but I still get no response inside the game emulators.
batesman last edited by
I suppose you all have installed the PS3 controller driver?
dajackal last edited by
I had same problems.
Complete reinstall (image) and did't do any updates worked for me
Only installed PS3 driver from Retropie_setup.sh and all started working.
speedbird747 last edited by speedbird747
I'm new to retropie and had the same issues as described - using a PS4 controller (tried wired/ hardwired) - I could operate the menus with the controllers but not the Stella / Atari2600 emulator (and others) - tried everything suggested and nothing worked until I came across the following video where by the guy tells you to BIND Input Users1 via Retro Arch config then save it - the controllers then worked fine!!!! He shows how to set the HOTKEYs via Binding too - PERFECT!
see around 08:26 mark
Sammy25 last edited by
@speedbird747 tried both options still no luck.