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  • pomme
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    Hello. I’m running RetroPie 3.0, XBOX 360 Controller. I also have a wireless keyboard nearby I use when needed.

    I plugged set up a FLIRC IR receiver and am using an old TV remote to browse Kody, which I have installed in Ports. The remote also works in EmulationStation and I am able to navigate the menu, start games, enter the context menu and so on. One thing I can’t figure out is how to exit a game with a keyboard key, or combo.

    I know people usually ask the opposite question. Right now I am currently exiting all emulators with the input_enable_hotkey_btn + input_exit_emulator_btn for start+select on my XBOX 360 Controller and that works fine.

    In retroarch.cfg there is a line
    input_exit_emulator = space

    so I mapped a button on my FLIRC remote to space, but it doesn’t exit the game. It also doesn’t exit the game if I’m using my actual keyboard. Am I missing something? Is there a way to exit a retroarch game using a remote emulating keystrokes?

    It’s may sound silly, but I’d like to be able to use the remote to browse the game menu, start a game, then exit a game. My current build has thousands of games and sometimes I’m just not sure what I want to play. The 360 controller goes to sleep after some time and the remote would be a cool way to show off the setup to friends.

    Thanks for reading.

    Floob
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    What happens if you hold select, and press space?

    pomme
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    Ah, excellent question, Floob.

    I just tested and the game does exit when I hold select and hit SPACE on the keyboard, or the button I have mapped to SPACE on the remote. Which begs the question, is there a way to set up an additional hotkey button on the keyboard so I don’t have to use the select key? I would still, of course like to continue to use the hotkey on the 360 controller.

    Floob
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    In your
    /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg

    Can you set a key value for this?
    input_enable_hotkey =

    eg
    input_enable_hotkey = alt

    pomme
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    Ahh! Freakin’ sweet. That did the trick. Just a syntax issue that was beyond me. Didn’t know the “input_enable_hotkey” as opposed to the “input_enable_hotkey_btn”.

    Thanks for your help.

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