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  • spawnsworth
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    [quote=103413]I had the same problem. You’ll need to adjust your rom directory in the mame.cfg file to point towards the RetroPie rom path.

    rompath=/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame-mame4all

    Provided you’re using the default location I suppose. Also, you’ll need to point to the RetroPie config path too.

    cfg=/opt/retropie/configs/mame-mame4all

    I hope that helps.

    -Ryan

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    Fantastico! That’s me up and running now! Well ALMOST! I last thing is that it’s not saving my inputs so if I quit the emulator I have to go back in to the TAB menu to configure the controls.

    Guessing this could be a permissions issue perhaps?

    spawnsworth
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    [quote=103217]The mame4all binary only allows 6 axis for each controller, the PS3 sixaxis controller actually has 23 axis so it doesn’t work.

    A workaround was found that fixed this by just removing the bit of code that checks for the axis and recompiling. Later the author of mame4all updated the source to allow up to 23 axis but compiling the latest version of the code didn’t work for me, maybe squid typod or something.

    There is a precompiled version here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2TfYq5Awz_jWExLS2RpMHhnalE/view?usp=sharing that I put in /opt/retropie/emulators/mame4all/ and it works for me (this is retropie 3)

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    Forgive my noobness here but I have got the files from that precompiled version and replaced both files (after backing up of course):

    /opt/retropie/configs/mame-mame4all/mame.cfg
    /opt/retropie/emulators/mame4all/mame

    Is this all I need to do? mame4all isn’t loading though. The screen just goes black when I fire up a rom, then takes me back to the rom selection page.

    I’ve also tried reverting back to the original mame.cfg and using the new ‘mame’ file.

    What am I doing wrong? I’m guessing it’s something stoopid!

    Thanks

    spawnsworth
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    [quote=103220]Does that precompiled version work with two wireless controllers?

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    Hi choccyhobnob,

    Thank you very much indeed that does sound promising. I will give it a try this evening (hopefully).

    I wonder how I couldn’t find this solution anywhere as there seems to be a lot of folk using PS3 controllers on Retropie 3.0? Of all the Google/forum searches and video tutorials I mentioned, there was not a single mention anywhere that the PS3 axis were a problem.

    I saw in the changelog for mame4all that more axis were added a while back so assumed that this would be fixed in newer Retropie build.

    Ah well, I ‘ll give it a blast and let you know how I get on. Thanks again!

    spawnsworth
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    Hi guys. Similar problem to mine though it never worked in 2.6 either. Also see https://www.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/ps3-controller-in-mame4all-does-this-actually-work-please-help/

    Surely someone out there knows the answer? I have scoured the internet and all I can see is a load of people asking the same question but now answer?

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