ColecoVision Joystick rotated 1/4 turn left
Joker last edited by Joker
I have a weird question. Based on my readings on the various topics already posted, I was able to get almost all key mappings to work except the reset. Not sure why but I will leave that for another day.
The joystick under all other emulators works fine however CoolCV decided that
up = left
left = down
right = up
down = right
Effectively if you were to take the joystick and turn it a quarter turn to the left from it's normal orientation you would get proper usage under CoolCV. Any ideas on how to fix this?
Using RPi 3, RetroPie 4.2.1 joystick shows up as DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick when you look at it under
Here is my coolcv_mapping.txt for reference.
' CoolCV mappings for Colecovision controllers to keyboard and joystick up_1 key1073741906 right_1 key1073741903 down_1 key1073741905 left_1 key1073741904 left_button_1 key32 joy0_0 right_button_1 key109 joy0_1 button3_1 key1073741939 button4_1 key1073741939 key1_1 key49 joy0_0 key2_1 key50 joy0_1 key3_1 key51 joy0_2 key4_1 key52 joy0_3 key5_1 key53 joy0_4 key6_1 key54 joy0_5 key7_1 key55 joy0_6 key8_1 key56 joy0_7 key9_1 key57 key*_1 key111 key0_1 key48 key#_1 key112 up_2 key119 right_2 key100 down_2 key115 left_2 key97 left_button_2 key9 joy1_0 right_button_2 key113 joy1_1 button3_2 key1073741939 button4_2 key1073741939 key1_2 key114 joy1_0 key2_2 key116 joy1_1 key3_2 key121 joy1_2 key4_2 key102 joy1_3 key5_2 key103 joy1_4 key6_2 key104 joy1_5 key7_2 key118 joy1_6 key8_2 key98 joy1_7 key9_2 key110 key*_2 key106 key0_2 key107 key#_2 key108 key_save key1073741882 key_restore key1073741883 key_exit key1073741939 joy0_10 key_pause key1073741884 key_reset key8
After looking at an SDL Keycode chart, it appears as though CoolCV has everything mapped correctly. It must be that the DragonRise that is a quarter turn off. When you mapped your controller in Emulation Station, it also mapped several of the emulators automatically based on the button presses you entered. However, any changes to CoolCV need to be made manually in the
coolcv_mapping.txtfile you listed above. To fix your issue, you'll need to rotate the keycodes to match the DragonRise. Based on how you said it's shifted, it should be:
up_1 key1073741903 right_1 key1073741905 down_1 key1073741904 left_1 key1073741906
Joker last edited by
That is what I thought as well. Gave that a go and it definitely made for interesting gameplay from a keyboard but didn't seem to make a difference on the joystick.
That being said, you did bring up a very valid point that i never considered. Maybe I needed to focus on remapping retroarch versus coolCV...
In any case, remapping in retroarch to match coolCV solved the issue.
Well there is a bunch of hours and of clumps of hair I won't get back :(.
Thank for the help.
edmaul69 last edited by edmaul69
@Joker @mediamogul my mapping is different. mine is for the intv-daptor and ulimate pc adapter. however oscar had them mapped differently than what you have. here is my fully working config even with reset button:
' CoolCV mappings for Colecovision controllers to keyboard and joystick up_1 key1073741906 right_1 key1073741903 down_1 key1073741905 left_1 key1073741904 left_button_1 key32 joy0_0 right_button_1 key109 joy0_1 button3_1 key1073741939 joy0_2 button4_1 key1073741939 joy0_3 key1_1 key49 joy0_8 key2_1 key50 joy0_9 key3_1 key51 joy0_10 key4_1 key52 joy0_11 key5_1 key53 joy0_12 key6_1 key54 joy0_13 key7_1 key55 joy0_14 key8_1 key56 joy0_15 key9_1 key57 joy0_16 key*_1 key111 joy0_17 key0_1 key48 joy0_18 key#_1 key112 joy0_19 up_2 key119 right_2 key100 down_2 key115 left_2 key97 left_button_2 key9 joy1_0 right_button_2 key113 joy1_1 button3_2 key1073741939 joy1_2 button4_2 key1073741939 joy1_3 key1_2 key114 joy1_8 key2_2 key116 joy1_9 key3_2 key121 joy1_10 key4_2 key102 joy1_11 key5_2 key103 joy1_12 key6_2 key104 joy1_13 key7_2 key118 joy1_14 key8_2 key98 joy1_15 key9_2 key110 joy1_16 key*_2 key106 joy1_17 key0_2 key107 joy1_18 key#_2 key108 joy1_19 key_save key1073741882 key_restore key1073741883 key_exit key27 joy0_5 key_pause key1073741884 joy0_20 key_reset key8 joy0_4
Mine's whatever the default is. I just mapped an xboxdrv scheme around it for a set of Logitech controllers. I envy your setup though. Playing these games with the original controllers on the Pi is amazing. Do you print out or have repros of the overlays?
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@mediamogul for the intellivision flashback they sold the overlays which is 60 pairs. so i have those plus a few originals. Then i have the overlays for about 80% of the homebrews. Then i have a set for stella for both the intellivision/flashback and coleco flashback controllers. Then for the coleco i only have the 5 pairs that came with the coleco flashback. But i do love using the original controllers. I need to buy the daptor for the 5200 and one for the astrocade and get those controllers and and msx controller and i would be pretty complete. They are on my stuff to get list. I need to finish getting the stuff i need to make my apple iie pi complete first. Most would see it as complete but i am going overboard to the extreme. Cant wait until i finish so i can post pics.
60 pairs... a few originals... i have a set for stella... Then for the coleco i only have the 5 pairs.
Do you store them in any particular way, or do you just pile them up?
Cant wait until i finish so i can post pics.
I look forward to seeing those.
edmaul69 last edited by edmaul69
@mediamogul the flashback ones came in two small ziplock baggies. Then i put my homebrew ones in a small ziplock baggie as well.