Atari 2600 Emulation

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  • #95143
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    Anonymous

    First;

    Has anyone gotten this to work at all? I can load a game, but cannot control it.
    I remember the 2600 had a stick for some games and paddles for others. A working cfg file would be a great start.

    Second; I love the Retropie Project, but the Forum could use some organization to reduce redundancy, and make it quicker to find answers to common problems. I understand that costs money, which is why I donated to this endeavor.

    #95147
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    herbfargus
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    I can understand the issue with redundancy which is why I sorted out the wiki as best I could. I created it as I tested each emulator so it should cover for most issues for the basic setup and controls of each emulator.

    https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Atari-2600

    Plus people are just inherently impatient so its easier to throw out a post in frustration than it is to try and find a solution to a problem that was likely already solved in a previous post. But I do agree, the forum could use some better organisation.

    #95173
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    petrockblog
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    I am happy about any suggestions for some organizational restructuring! Which forum organization would you propose?

    #95177
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    Floob
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    It may help if there was a newbie forum, where a sticky emphasizing the Wiki and some help videos was in place. Called “Start Here” or something.
    That might head off the common, repetitive questions?

    Maybe even a few stickies in that forum, or a FAQ post.

    As currently the same questions are asked again and again.

    Separately, it might be an idea to dedicate a forum to controllers as this is one area its tricky to predefine in RetroPie – maybe it would help build more and more configs for known controllers. It could also be used to explain in a sticky what files are read for controller settings.

    If newbie questions and controllers were out of the main forum, maybe that would thin it out a bit?

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    #95189
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    herbfargus
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    I would have to agree with floob- 2 separate sections for new users and controllers would help thin the redundancy. Once you’ve sorted out input station I think that will really help with the controller issues. I think one other issue that’s is pretty common is mame and getting the right romsets- this thread may be useful as a stickie for mame:

    http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/mame-versions-and-romsets-on-retropie/

    #95217
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    iesposta
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    The wiki answers the original poster’s question.
    I would like to add I was able to compile source on the pi2 at version 3.9.3. I could not compile the 4.0 and later sources.
    Last I checked, RetroArch had version 3.9.3 which should run all classic and modern game programs.
    But if any newer version is available let us all know.

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