Dreamcast Controller Not Working
rrdein last edited by rrdein
I have a generic USB controller with the same buttons as a PS2/3 controller. It was set up as the first input device. I try to play a Dreamcast game and am given the dialog to configure the date. I search around on the Internet and I'm not clear on whether this is supposed to be working. The RetroPie wiki or whatever says it uses autoconfig. I confess not knowing anything about autoconfiguration but I assume that means my controller should do something, and it does nothing.
When I start Reicast there is a little command prompt flashing in the lower-left that I can type into with my keyboard. This is the only kind of interaction I am able to perform. On the advice of several forum posts that may or may not be related (I think they are, but I also thought RetroPie would configure my controller for Reicast automatically and it didn't, so I'll just say that I don't know), I changed /opt/retropie/configs/all/autoconf.cfg so that "reicast_input" is equal to every digit from 0-4 (none worked).
Pi Model or other hardware: (Pi 3 Model B)
Power Supply used: (2.5A)
RetroPie Version Used (4.1):
Built From: (Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website, installed about 1 month ago, not sure image name)
USB Devices connected: 1 USB controller, 1 2.4GHz receiver for a mini wireless keyboard/touchpad
Controller used: USB Controller
Error messages received:
Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant):
Guide used: (Mention if you followed a guide)
File: (File with issue - with FULL path)
Emulator: (Name of emulator - if applicable) REICAST
Attachment of config files: TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT
How to replicate the problem: Install RetroPie (for the record this problem was the same with another version I installed using Berryboot), place ANY Dreamcast ISO in the Dreamcast folder, reboot, try to run the game, get frustrated
I want to add that I did the thing about mapping non-standard controllers with Folly. Took me a while to find it since I stopped after reading that RetroPie uses autoconfiguration, because clearly the intended configuration was not working. I went through that process and saved the output in a file that I arbitrarily named /home/pi/.reicast/mappings/gamepad_generic_random.cfg. I don't know if there is some specific name I am supposed to use for this file, because there is nothing anywhere to tell me so, so I'm guessing this random name I use is okay?
Also worth mentioning the other controller I tried this with was an official PS3 controller.
obsidianspider last edited by
You shouldn't have to reconfigure a controller to use Reicast. Do your controllers work with other emulators in RetroPie? The default mappings for Reicast should mimic the ones for standard Libretro controllers.
rrdein last edited by
I'm sorry for the slow reply. My controllers work with all Libretro emulators, and no others. They don't work with Reicast, mupen64, etc.
gocincy last edited by
Have you tried seting up your controller this way, (you will need a keyboard), navigate to Retropie icon, then select Retropie setup, then select configuration / tools, then find and select reicast from the list. This is where you will need your keyboard, select your device ID, (0-3 depending on which usb port you are in, there will also be a breif description of the type of controller it is, like Xbox 360, generic usb, etc), then you will be prompted with something like, 'would you like to select D-Pad Up (y or n)? select y then enter the D-Pad, Up, continue thru the promts to configure your controller, there are some that you may not want to set up, like the c button or z button, for those, just enter n, for no. when finished, (as always) restart the box. I hope this helps.