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doanerockParticipant01/06/2015 at 18:51Post count: 29
d3s1, your suggestion worked great. All I did was,
copy the retroPie image to the SD card.
Expand the file system
update retroPie operating system (probably not necessary but I like to update)
follow d3s1 instructions above
use menu to install PS3 drivers.
So only issue I have is that normally when you press the PS button on the controllers(I am able to pair and use two) it will blink all four until it pairs, and then only one light corresponding to the controller number will stay light. The issue is now that the controllers four lights never stop blinking. Everything in retroPie works great but having all four lights on the controller constantly blinking is a bit distracting and you do not know which controller is controller one and which one is controller two.doanerockParticipant12/09/2014 at 21:15Post count: 29
I guess the answer is none of them are easy to set up.
I stopped using my retropie because I could not reliably get ps3 over blue-tooth working in the 2.3 version. I had it working great in a earlier version, but I decided to upgrade because I like new things and can not get it working reliably any more.doanerockParticipant09/02/2014 at 23:51Post count: 29
so I just reinstalled retropie 2.3 and the ps3 controller would not pair with retropie. The only way I can get the ps3 controller to pair with the retropie is with these instructions “https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Setting-up-a-PS3-controller” but I am not able to play because it makes me redo the controls each time.doanerockParticipant09/02/2014 at 02:50Post count: 29
dudleydes I tried that. I reformatted the SD card with retropie 2.3 on it and used ./RetroPie-Setup/retropie_setup.sh and ran “313 Install PS3 controller driver” and followed the directions. I followed the directions and connected the PS3 controller via USB and retropie sad that one controller was connected. Then I rebooted it and tried to pair it up with the PS button, but it never connected via blue tooth.doanerockParticipant09/01/2014 at 18:14Post count: 29
Well I can’t even play the games because I need to program the rest of the buttons like your are instructed in the how to.
Plus I am not able to exit any games because that has not been programed yet.
Is there any work around until the BUG is fixed?doanerockParticipant09/01/2014 at 05:09Post count: 29
Why can I not use the gamepad if it detects the gamepad? I don’t want to configure it each time I start emulation station.doanerockParticipant09/01/2014 at 05:06Post count: 29doanerockParticipant09/01/2014 at 04:56Post count: 29
Ok I followed the instructions above, and the controllers pair with the retropie, I follow the instructions to “Hold a button on your device to configure it” and I do, but asks me to configure it EVERY time I reboot. I also added the es_input.cfg commands from
so that I could use all the buttons and they where mapped properly.
What else do I have to do to make the controller work properly?doanerockParticipant08/30/2014 at 14:37Post count: 29
So you just use the retropie_setup.sh set up ps3 script. I have tried it in the previous 2.x retropie versions with unsuccessful results. I would appreciate a short video showing how you set up the ps3 from start to finish. Does your ps3 controllers do what I liked to the the happy shake, which is once it paired with the retropie it runs the rumble.
ThanksdoanerockParticipant08/07/2014 at 18:13Post count: 29
I would also like some updated documentation on how to par the PS3 controller using blue tooth.
I used to have it working great where once you pushed the PS button all the lights would blink until it paired with the retropie at which time it would light up the number that the controller was and do a quick shake, which I like the call the happy shake because the controller was happy that it paired properly.
I have noticed that there have been a new menu added to retropie for installing the PS3 driver, but the paring does not work.
Please update the documentation when retropie is updated.doanerockParticipant08/06/2014 at 03:03Post count: 29
I would love to see a updated documentation on how to properly setting up PS3 controller to use blue tooth. I would rather not spend weeks testing out different methods that are written for older retropie versions and make no progress when there is a newer and better method that is suppose to be used.
ThanksdoanerockParticipant07/11/2014 at 04:34Post count: 29
smatticus, yes bluetooth. I assumed that was a given for ps3 controllers. Do people really get long usb cables for the ps3 controller?
I used to download sixad and the controller would shake the controller and light up the controller number once it paired with retropie. I would like to get this working in 2.2. I feel like the documentation does not match the option 321 menu item.doanerockParticipant06/25/2014 at 02:05Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/24/2014 at 14:11Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/23/2014 at 15:13Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/18/2014 at 20:01Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/17/2014 at 03:45Post count: 29
jplaj sounds good, because according to this bug report that is what retropie should be running at idle %1.
While I am not having as much luck currently to get it to run at the correct 1%. I would appreciate some help getting my CPU usage down.doanerockParticipant06/17/2014 at 03:29Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/16/2014 at 19:14Post count: 29
I would like to add this tidbit of advise. If you have a wired network, then you can set up the Raspberry Pi using a separate laptop/computer with out a keyboard and or mouse for the Raspberry Pi. Simply ssh to the Raspberry Pi once it boots up and make all your changes that way.
Need to have a way to write the image to the SD card.doanerockParticipant06/15/2014 at 02:39Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/11/2014 at 02:29Post count: 29
I am having similar issues. I recently upgraded to 1.10 image and the games play is sluggish and audio sounds sluggish, and the screen looks pixilated. I wish I could download and install a older version because I did not have any if these issues before.doanerockParticipant06/11/2014 at 02:23Post count: 29
trimmtrabb > Well according to the link that you provided emulationstation has been modified so that after 30 seconds it should go to sleep and only consume 1% of the cpu.doanerockParticipant06/10/2014 at 13:35Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/10/2014 at 01:25Post count: 29doanerockParticipant06/10/2014 at 00:14Post count: 29
I think I might be having similar issues. I am curious when you run “top” how much %CPU does emulationstatio use when idle?
I am also having issues with screen resolution since upgrading also, but I will make a separate post for that.