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2player or 1player controllers possible?



  • @unkis17 your all/retroarch.cfg was cursed by the "config_save_on_exit setted to true" curse.

    To break this spell you must summon some magical powers through the following command:

    cp /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg.rp-dist /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg
    

    After this ritual you can try again what you were trying to do. And never enable the config_save_on_exit on RetroPie again. ;-)

    If you wanna know why enabling config_save_on_exit on RetroPie is a bad practice, take a look at this post.



  • @meleu
    I think you have that command backwards? When copying the retroarch.cfg file don't I need to copy the existing file to a new file? I have no file named "retroarch.rp-dist" Please don't take this the wrong way. I am not Linux command guru, but I think your intent was to backup the file with extension .rp-dist? I can certainly be wrong here.

    couldn't I just edit the all/retroarch.cfg and change to "false"?



  • @meleu -

    just checked my /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg and my "config_save_on_exit" is "false"?

    What am i missing here? sorry for any added confusion.



  • @AlexMurphy , @meleu ,

    I started from scratch again from an old image where the only change I did from stock install was to enable the GPIO driver for the NES inputs.

    I copied over my backed-up Controller Files and re-ran the Joystick selection script.

    I am having a different issue now. Controller 1 seems to behaving as controller 1 even once controller 2 has been removed, but I loose the hotkeys to controller 1 once controller two is removed?

    I took a look at the retroarch.cfg in /opt/retropie/configs/all directory and it is different then the one I posed earlier so I though I would include that:

    Original Retroarch.cfg



  • @unkis17

    @meleu
    I think you have that command backwards?

    No. The command is right. The intention wasn't to backup the all/retroarch.cfg. The problem is you don't have the .rp-dist file. My suggestion is to reinstall RetroArch via RetroPie-Setup, this creates that .rp-dist file.

    couldn't I just edit the all/retroarch.cfg and change to "false"?

    No. Your file is already cursed. An "uncursed" retroarch.cfg looks like the last one you've posted.

    I'm not sure if it's the origin of your problem, but if you read this post you'll know why config_save_on_exitshould be avoided in RetroPie.



  • @unkis17 said in 2player or 1player controllers possible?:

    I am having a different issue now. Controller 1 seems to behaving as controller 1 even once controller 2 has been removed, but I loose the hotkeys to controller 1 once controller two is removed?

    Are you removing the controller two while the game is running? (if yes, you shouldn't do it)

    Did you enabled the "joystick selection by name" method? (if not, I suggest it so)



  • @meleu . No, I am not removing the controller while the game is running. I remove the controller before I select and run the game.

    I did not enable "joystick selection by name" method, but I will try that next. I wasn't sure what that would do so I didn't enable it.

    Thank you for your support.



  • @unkis17 said in 2player or 1player controllers possible?:

    I did not enable "joystick selection by name" method, but I will try that next. I wasn't sure what that would do so I didn't enable it.

    The README of the joystick-selection tool says:

    The advantage of the selection by name method is that there is no need to care about the joystick connection order. You can configure your "Generic USB SNES gamepad" to be the player1 no matter what USB port you use. Or, better yet, configure your "Fancy Bluetooth joypad" to be the player1 no matter what was the order it was paired or how many USB joysticks are connected.

    I think it's exactly what you want. ;-)



  • @meleu . I will be honest I did not read the readme, I followed along the website AlexMurphy provided.

    I just tried this option and we are in business! Very happy. Very Appreciative of your and AlexMurphy's help. Thank you again!


  • Banned

    @unkis17 No problem. Glad you got sorted. It's a really handy tool written by @meleu


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