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  • bmeowmix
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    Just tried setting up Retropie for the first time and got most things running, but when I use my PS3 controller in game it does not work. I can use it fine in the UI, selecting games, accessing menus, etc. but when I go into a game it quickly flashes “PS3 Controller (1356/616) not configured”. Keyboard works fine. Any ideas on whats wrong?

    thibbs
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    I am also experiencing this issue, have you had any luck since posting this?

    pheonix303
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    I have had the same issue. I thought that i commented twice last night on this post but i checked this morning and my replies were not there so i am posting this one. My solution is only a temporary fix so if anyone has a better and permanent solution please share. I did this last night so i might be a little confusing. If you need clearer instructions i can set up my controller again and write down the exact steps to post on here. The first thing i did was launch a game, in this case it was Super Mario World on the SNES emulator. I had the same error message as you did, “PS3 Controller (1356/616) not configured”. To fix this i used my keyboard pressed F1 to bring up the menu and then i went to settings. For me to continue was to press ‘x’ and to go back was to press ‘z’.From settings i went to driver and made sure that the input driver and the joy pad driver were both set to udev. Then i went back to the first settings page and then down to video and selected full screen. When i say selected it i mean that i pressed the button to choose it, i did not press the arrow keys to turn it on or off, from what i can tell it does not matter if you keep it on or off as long as you press ‘x’ while highlighting the full screen option. Doing this i would get a yellow message in the bottom left of my screen saying that my controller is configured. i then resumed the game. this caused only my PS3 controller to work and not my keyboard but it did seem i had hotkeys on my controller. When i hold down the button i set as select, which in my case was the select button, and then press another button. in my case i pressed select and square, my square was set to ‘x’ for the game pad. This opened another prompt in which i was able to navigate and find something labeled as analog to joy pad driver, you could probably have done this step before you resumed the game. Once i found that i set it to the left analog and this allowed me to use my left analog in game. Again if you want me to have clearly instructions i can run through it again myself this time writing down the steps. Also if anyone else has a better and permanent solution please share.

    rgelb
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    @pheonix303 Somehow I am not able to save the changes that I am making in the F1 menu. Following your instructions, I went into the Settings/Driver, the input driver was already ‘udev’. I then changed the joypad driver to ‘udev’ as well. I went up a level, selected Video, scrolled down to Full Screen option, pressed X and, as you predicted, I got a yellow message stating that the controller was configured. I then went up a level, selected last menu item (‘Quit RetroArch’, I think), went back into the game and still got the “PS3 Controller (1356/616) not configured”.

    I went back into the F1 menu and the joypad driver was NOT ‘udev’. So I repeated the procedure, except this time I also pressed ‘Save Current Config’ and exited the settings via the ‘Quit RetroArch’ menu. And still, i got the “not configured” message in my NES game.

    Sounds like you were actually able to persist/save the settings somehow. Would you mind describing exactly how you did it?

    gizmo98
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    Go to RetroPie-Menu (in emulationstation) and select “Edit RetroPie/RetroArch configurations”. Select option “1 Change common retroarch options” and select “all”. Set “input_joypad_driver” “udev”.

    pheonix303
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    @rgelb I forgot to mention you need to the quick menu and resume game not quit. But gizmo98’s solution works a lot better.

    rgelb
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    Awesome, thank you all. @gizmo98’s answer actually did the trick.

    Anonymous
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    Thanks a bunch gizmo.
    just wish it didn’t take me 3 hours to find this thread…. FML

    ps3 controller not configured

    seanboyu2
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    thanks gizmo98

    strmbwl
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    A big thank you to @Gizmo98 was stuck all last night trying to figure out why it wasnt working!

    peterheater
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    Can anyone clarify how you save these settings after you set them? This can be done through the GUI? Thanks!

    youdoofus
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    im having the same issue. im going to reload the image tonight to see if that helps, and f1 while emulating doesnt do anything for me

    deadward
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    [quote=113697]im having the same issue. im going to reload the image tonight to see if that helps, and f1 while emulating doesnt do anything for me

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    youdoofus(not calling you names… just addressing you. :P ), I don’t think reloading the image is necessary. I noticed that my input_joypad_driver seemed to change when I went updated, udev in 3.2 to sd12 3.3. I tried updating via the screens and “U Update RetroPie-Setup script” but ran into an issue and had to start fresh with a new image. When I loaded my new image and started playing around. I realized my ps3 controller was no longer working for games but was working for emulationstation. I am not sure if maybe the default changed between versions. But as Gizmo89 said:

    Go to RetroPie-Menu (in emulationstation) and select “Edit RetroPie/RetroArch configurations”. Select option “1 Change common retroarch options” and select “all”. Set “input_joypad_driver” “udev”.

    And this will fix your problem. Remember you have to reconfigure your controller again after you make the change.

    youdoofus
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    Thanks for your reply!!! I did all that you had mentioned on the previous image to no avail (been reading the forums for quite a while and am pretty adept in android modding). I reloaded the image and repeated the steps and it worked flawlessly after completing the Select option “1 Change common retroarch options” and select “all”. Set “input_joypad_driver” “udev” portion :D

    youdoofus
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    the retro gaming goodness is now abundant!! :D

    catrinisin
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    I have the same issue but these steps are not helping for me. My input_joypad_driver in the all/retroarch.cfg is set to udev now. I;ve rebooted and reconfigured the controller in emulationstation but still nothing when I launch any game in any emulator.

    I am running 3.3. that I upgraded from 3.2.1 using the binary install option.

    gordonmorgan
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    I am having the same issue but not with all emulators. I changed the input_joypad_driver to udev after the initial set up etc, and this has got the PS3 controller working in the main menu and SNES and NES emulators but I cannot get it to work under MAME. When I checked the settings for MAME the driver was still UNSET so I changed it and it now shows udev but even after reconfiguring the controller and rebooting the device it still does not work. Any ideas?

    * edit this is on 3.3.1 btw

    catrinisin
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    Update: My xbox 360 controller has the same issue. No emulators work, but the UI does. Arg

    catrinisin
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    So as a test I used a spare sdcard and loaded a fresh image of 3.3 as well as trying 3.2.1. In both versions I have the same exact issue, controller works in the UI and not in any games. Both PS3 and xbox controller. I at a loss at this point.

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