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    I have to say a very big thanks for this nice script!

    And I got a question:
    How can i get out of a game, back to emulationstation? Without a keyboard!

    Regards corax


    I am thinking about two ways right now:

    Software approach: You can configure RetroArch such that it uses a combination of a hotkey together with a certain button of the game pad the exit the emulator. There is an entry in the wiki about that at I have not tried that on my own yet, but I would be curious to know if it works as intended!

    Hardware approach: You could attach a momentary push button to one of the GPIO pins, just as the RetroPie GPIO adapter does. You could then poll the state of the button, e.g., with SNESDev ( and perform certain action, when certain events have happened. SNESDev has implemented a three state automaton with this functionality:

    • press and hold: send “r” key (for rewind function of RetroArch)
    • press and release three times: send “ESC”
    • press and release five times: shutdown

    I hope that helps!?


    This helps a lot!

    This one works really fine :)


    The idea is to set a key that must be held to use hot keys (such as select) with “input_enable_hotkey_btn = 1” and then an exit key (such as start), which will now only work if the enable hot key button is held down, with “input_exit_emulator_btn = 2”.[/qoute]

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