N64 controller setup

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    I am having trouble with a Retrolink N64 Usb controller.

    I tried running the retroarch controller config via script, but i can’t figure out wich default retroarch button mapping pairs with the N64 style buttons. Or in other words, how the core treats the Z and C buttons.

    The script asks for L2, R2, etc. buttons but never asks for an C UP.

    Also, in-game when I press Z the emulators keeps alternating control mode “default and alternate” I don’t want this to happen.

    Anyone have success configuring it?

    Here are how retropie maps my controller.

    B 8
    A 6
    START 9
    Z 7
    C UP 0
    C RIGHT 1
    C DOWN 2
    C LEFT 3
    L 4
    R 5 

    Thanks for the help.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Profile photo of gusgmb gusgmb.

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    The Retroarch configuration will only work with the libretto emulator, which in my experience, is not optimal for N64.

    You can modify/edit/check the Retroarch config – it is kept in opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/configs/ (I think – I cant check, as I’m on the road). If you use the MUPEN64PLUS emulator, then the config file is in the InputAuto.cfg or maybe I got it backwards and it is AutoInput.cfg. Anyway, that file is in the opt/retropie/configs/n64/ folder.

    To figure out the EXACT name of your controller (so you know which configuration to edit), from the terminal, type
    jstest /dev/input/js0 (and check your button map while you are there).

    Hope this helps.

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    Check out this page: https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Nintendo-64
    It shows you what buttons is assigned where on the N64 controller. I am struggling to get this controller work myself, since the games I try to play is launched in Mupen64 (atleast that’s what I think).

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