AnonymousInactive07/09/2015 at 22:44Post count: 25
Pretty new to Retropie/RPI in general but I’ve learned a lot the last days.
Thing is, I’ve been playing all sorts of emus & roms with a PS2-clone USB wired joypad “GreenTechAsia”, with nothing to complain about.
Then yesterday I purchased the official “Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console”
(Link: This one: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless controller)
… and used this Youtube-guide:
RetroPie: Xbox wireless controller setup on Raspberry Pi – by Floob
… which refers to these instructions:
Github: Setting up the XBox360 controller
… but with lesser satisfaction.
I know that the USB-reciever which is plugged in to the RPI should “detect” 4 controllers natively, and that’s correct when I check the js*-files in /dev/input/
However after following – the exact – instructions of that Youtube video & the Github instructions, my Emulationstation “detects” 3 joypads instead of only 1 controller (which it’s supposed to be).
A look in the
/dev/inputfolder shows me js0, js1 and js2.
The input js1 is the only one that responds when doing a jtest.
That’s.. well irritating to say the least… since retroarch-joypad configure goes for the js0-input.
All in all:
If I only knew how to “get rid” of the other 2 phantom controllers so Emulationstation only detects 1 (real) controller would be nice.
Even nicer would be if I managed to set my Xbox 360 wireless joypad from js1 to js0 – so I could run the retroarch joypad config properly.
I’m used to having my good ‘ol wired USB pads properly set up via retroarch and then to be found in the
I’ve tested to just remove the phantom js-files, but after reboot they spawn alive those little twitchers… grrr!
It sucks having a brand new USD $50 controller to be collecting dust if I don’t work this out.
The normally refered to retroarch.cfg, es_systems.cfg and es_config.cfg files – for me – are “mysterial” files that I don’t in any way have the slightest grip of.
Besides from switching paths for roms & set video_smooth = true, that is :)
Otherwise I think I’ve got a pretty good platform to build from now, a RPI2 + Retropie 2.6 + loads of roms.
Did the “Binary based” install in RetroPieSetup.
And the “Perform script update” … if that could make it easier for you to help me?
Anyways, thanks in advance.
/Alucard the Swede, hence the rusty English grammatics.FloobMember07/09/2015 at 23:36Post count: 1629AnonymousInactive07/10/2015 at 00:18Post count: 25
Thanks a lot Floob, gave me new hope… but what is this “retroarch autoconfig”, to begin with?
Is it the same as
RetroPie-Setup -> 3. “Setup / Configuration (to be used post install)” -> 316. “Install RetroArch joypad autoconfigs”?
Or what is it, I’m curious :)
Thanks in advance.
/AlucardAnonymousInactive07/10/2015 at 02:15Post count: 25
Got rid of the “phantom” js-devices.
Only 1 (real) joypad is detected in
And the controller is set js0 – which means that I could configure it in the Retroarch setup…
… thanks to the script in the /etc/rc.local file
xboxdrv --trigger-as-button --id 1 --led 3 --deadzone 4000 --silent & sleep 1 xboxdrv --trigger-as-button --id 2 --led 4 --deadzone 4000 --silent & sleep 1
.. posted in the link you put up here.
Thumbs up! :)
However, Retroarch does not map the keys properly and the controls .cfg file is not placed in
/opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/configs/… like they were before.. now it’s some retroarch-joypad folder.
Anyway, thanks for the help and I’ll try to jstest my controller and manually write down the mappings, then manually into the joypads .cfg file :)
/AlucardAnonymousInactive07/10/2015 at 21:47Post count: 25
UPDATE 2: Got it working. *facepalm*
Of course I had to do the command:
sudo cat /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-joypads/XboxGamepad(userspacedriver\).cfg >> /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg
… to get the controller working in the emulators, with input_hotkey_enable_btn and all those features.
I don’t know what’s up with the latest RetroPie 2.6 revision, before I started messing around with “install binary scripts” and stuff my old USB-joypad .cfg-file was defined and ran from the folder:
(Never needed to touch the retroarch.cfg file for setting up my old controller, in other words)
Anyway, problem SOLVED :D
/AlucardFloobMember07/10/2015 at 22:46Post count: 1629
Thats really not a great way to do it as it hard codes all your settings.
If you installed 2.6.0 then did a binary update it may well have issues because of the major path changes. I would recommend starting with 2.6 and not updating it, or use version 3 beta 4. Either should do the trick.
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