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  • #114955
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    spicemuseum
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    Hi all, I’m a Retropie n00b so apologies if this is a silly question, help gratefully received. I’ve searched the forums but I can’t find a similar problem described so here goes…

    I have blown a vanilla v3.4 image for RPi v1 onto my SD card and inserted into my Pi B+’s full-size SD slot. At start-up it asks to configure device because I don’t have a controller connected (correct). So I hold a key on my keyboard and it tells me I have a keyboard (great).
    Then I run through the key mappings, key by key. Until the Okay step – no obvious key mapped to do that – pressed the obvious ones, but I somehow fumble my way through it by pressing everything until it goes away.

    Then I’m into the sidescrolling ES home screen. I can navigate left and right no problem, but none of the keys I have mapped activates the “_ Menu” or “A Select” items.

    (There’s nothing special about the keyboard – it’s a cheapo Dell USB keyboard – works fine at the command line.)

    What am I doing wrong?

    Pointer to another article descibing my problem most welcome. Or whatever help you can provide. Thanks in advance.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Profile photo of spicemuseum spicemuseum.
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    #114965
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    herbfargus
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    Whatever you mapped for the buttons on your keyboard will be the controls you use:

    https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/First-Installation#controller-configurations

    #114976
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    spicemuseum
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    Thanks Herbfargus – yes, that’s the guide I used.

    “Whatever you mapped for the buttons on your keyboard will be the controls you use”
    I wish that were the case, then I’d have no need to post here. But sadly it’s not.

    I wonder if it’s the muddling through the final “Okay” confirmation (after mapping all the keys) which is causing the problem. What key should I be pressing on my keyboard there?

    #114982
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    herbfargus
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    It’s in bold on the page youve looked at twice.

    #115006
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    spicemuseum
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    A little cryptic, but I think you’re referring to this:
    “When you get to OK press the button you have configured as “A”.”

    I tried new mappings using the numeric keypad – avoiding the qwerty keyboard and I think I’m getting there now. Note, I had tried mapping A to A, B to B, X to X and Y to errr, Y, and it simply didn’t work …pressing A didn’t do the “A – Select” or “A – Launch” actions. Imagine my confusion. As I get more proficient I’ll go back and try to debug it.

    #115015
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    cliphead
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    Hey Spicemuseum,
    I’m also a noob, but I try to help:

    Be sure to setup your keyboard in the raspi-config (Emulationstation->RetroPie->Raspi-Config), if it’s not an international one. I use a Quertz-keyboard, so it had to be changed.
    Since I only use my keyboard for setup or ScummVM games, I mapped it like this:

    KeyboardMapping

    Just skip the buttons you don’t need by pressing any button for a long time. If your assigned “A”-Button doesn’t work try the “B”-Button instead. Perhaps they got switched during the process.

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