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  • lasergecko
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    Thanks for the help. I dug around and found this, too:

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=582098#p582098

    While I haven’t had a chance to test it yet, I think the combination of the USB cable and the LED switch I used must be dropping the current enough to cause hassles. It ran for quite awhile with just the ControlBlock on top and with the Apple iPad USB charger (2.1A), but now it’s right on the edge of usability.

    lasergecko
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    There is something odd happening that might be the cause of it.

    There is a small flashing graphic in the top right of the screen. It’s a thumbnail of the rainbow screen that appears when you boot. Every time it fades up and down, the Pause function activates.

    I checked all of the ControlBlock inputs with jstest and they work fine. I even got to play a couple of games tonight, but it’s impossible with the constant pausing.

    lasergecko
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    Everything after the hyphen is an explanation

    cd /dev – devices
    cd input
    ls -lah – lists all devices connected to the system
    jstest and the device name, i.e., js0 or the full path from anywhere else /dev/input/js0

    The -lah means

    -l long format, displaying Unix file types, permissions, number of hard links, owner, group, size, last-modified date and filename
    -a lists all files in the given directory, including those whose names start with “.” (which are hidden files in Unix). By default, these files are excluded from the list.
    -h print sizes in human readable format

    lasergecko
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    [quote=89720]hello folks,
    how can I make an adaptor for use Commodore64/Atari2600 joystick?[/quote]

    That would be fairly simple to make and interface to the ControlBlock. You’d just need a DB9 male connector, wires, and any of the diagrams on the internet.

    lasergecko
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    Thank you for the info. I finally got a chance to attach it and found that out.

    lasergecko
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    Yes, they’re all from the 0.37b5 romset. (I also checked out the video yesterday and you replied to my comment.) It’s the version 2.3 RetroPie install.

    I haven’t tried playing with the keyboard yet. Will do that and report back.

    Thanks!

    lasergecko
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    I’ve been doing some research (learned a LOT since I posted this) and I’ll either go with the IL 4/8 switchable joysticks from Paradise Arcade or the Ultimarc Mag-Stik Plus because I can’t imagine trying to play PacMan without that feel.

    Thanks for the reply!

    lasergecko
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    Anything that emulates a USB keyboard will work.

    lasergecko
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    I’m having the same problem.

    The first time I installed RetroPie, it worked, but then I used an image with pre-compiled binaries and it runs the script and exits immediately.

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