trizzaneParticipant03/17/2015 at 20:27Post count: 13
Hello, thank you all for all of the work and knowledge to get my project to where it is at this point. Hoping I can cross the finish line soon.
I am running XArcade Solo with Pi2. Previously I had one of the retro controllers and everything ran perfectly. Now, the xArcade is working fine to navigate ES and to play MAME, but I am unable to get RetroArch to recognize the Jotystick in anyway. If I try the ‘register retroarch Controller’, I get a message that no joystick is detected. If I try to adjust the config manually in the code to add the corresponding Xarcade button presses (From the manual where keystrokes are listed per button) I still get no response.
when I ctrl f4 out of ES, I see messages appear that the values I entered for Retroarch are not valid and a few other lines I am not familiar with.
So, what am I missing? I get a bit confused between which retroarch file I should be editing in which directory, but I thought I was in the right spot. Still odd to me that the Solo is not recognized at all, whereas the simple 6$ retro controller worked perfectly.
I appreciate any help you can provide! thanks!petrockblogKeymaster03/17/2015 at 21:05Post count: 1827
the xarcade stick shows up as a keyboard doesn’t it ?
Did you read https://www.petrockblock.com/2014/06/01/xarcade2jstick/ ?
retropie has this as an option in the setup menu.trizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 02:09Post count: 13
if there a character limit? I cant paste in the larger message i wrote earlier.trizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 02:12Post count: 13
I will try to retype in pieces….
-The link you sent, i tried and then nothing at all worked so i rolled it back, thinking maybe it was for TankStick only, and doesn’t for for Solo.trizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 02:15Post count: 13
I did the auto detect setup for ES and it worked perfectly. Did the same for MAME by pressing TAB when in a game, and it also worked in full.
However, when i tried to ‘register retroarch controller’ it is not found at all and tells me no joystick detected. The stick seems invisible to retroarch completely. Do i need to change in the confg file that this is an xarcade device? Or ‘Joystick’ or is it just a keyboard? I am not sure where or how to do this, but what else could it be?petrockblogKeymaster03/18/2015 at 02:33Post count: 1827
you tried the option from the retropie menu as I suggested ? xarcade2jstick – The link was just for some information – try the option xarcade2jstick from the menu.
The controller is not seen as a joystick to the system. It acts like a keyboard. if the above doesn’t work you can manually configure the keys in /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfgtrizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 13:07Post count: 13
Yep, that’s the first think i tried was to run that process from the menu, then try to register the stick for retroarch. It was not recognized at all nor did anything work in ES. At that point i thought maybe it was only for the tankstick and not the Solo, so i uninstalled it form the menu.
Once i got ES and MAME running by manually configuring in ES and in MAME (Tab) i thought i was all good, but i cant find any way to get RetroArch to work.
I did have it running fine with a generic retro/SNES type controller in the past, so maybe there is still something in the config file looking for that and not the xarcade stick? Since i manually configured it, im sure this is possible, but i have no idea what to check.
Thanks for the help!trizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 14:06Post count: 13
I did that also, and it sits in that state now. I changed all of the rows in the config file to match the letters/keys supplied in the Xarcade manual that are pre-configured.trizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 14:08Post count: 13
Saying that, i have to guess something was left over from my old auto-detect setup form the retro controller that i didn’t change? since nothing i do on the Joystick is recognized at all (but is in ES and for MAME) that’s my only guess, but i don’t know what to even look for, or where.petrockblogKeymaster03/18/2015 at 14:14Post count: 1827
please post your retroarch.cfg somewhere for me to check. Make sure the xarcade service is disabled from the retropie setup menu too.trizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 14:16Post count: 13
Ok, will do. I will start a bit above where i made my changes in case something there needs to be adjusted. I am traveling for business so i will post it when i get home on Friday. Thank you for your help!petrockblogKeymaster03/18/2015 at 14:22Post count: 1827
the complete file would be best – please use a 3rd party site like pastebin and share the link. thanks.trizzaneParticipant03/18/2015 at 16:45Post count: 13
Buzz, i just realized, my lack of Linux might hurt me on this one. Can i open the Raspian GUI using ‘startx’ form the command line? Will i then be able to find a file broswer there to locate the config doc and easily be able to copy to pastebin as you mentioned? I haven’t booted to anything but ES in quite sometime. Thanks!petrockblogKeymaster03/18/2015 at 20:48Post count: 1827
not without installing a desktop first – desktop stuff have been removed from the image – unless you installed it on top of raspbian (or you have since installed a desktop environment).
you can use “cp” to copy the file to ~/RetroPie/roms or something and then copy it off via the network share.trizzaneParticipant03/19/2015 at 21:06Post count: 13
trying to copy the file to roms folder, and im not bright enough for it to work. my command is:
cp retroarch.cfg home/pi/retropie/roms
i have tried other variations of this using the ~ for ‘home’ and i always get an error that the directory or file doesn’t exist. If i use only ‘roms’ for my destination i do not get an error, but nothing is copied. I also added ‘sudo’ in front thinking that might help, but no luck. What am i doing wrong?trizzaneParticipant03/19/2015 at 21:10Post count: 13
sorry, finally got it, will post link to it in a mintrizzaneParticipant03/19/2015 at 21:16Post count: 13
ok, think that should work. let me know if not. You may note the spot where i entered the keys for the solo stick, i’m not sure if thats the proper spot or not. I saw a few other places where maybe it should have been entered? Thanks again for your time!
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