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    Hello All,

    I’ve recently setup my pi with the latest everything as a SNES emulator and everything is peachy. I’ve been using a BT PS3 controller which I setup via the PS3 setup script through /retropie-setup which worked perfectly. My current hang up is I want to be able to use the analog sticks for snes movement (which I feel like is possible) but I have no idea how to go about it. There are a million different instructions on the internet for a million different versions etc. Is there just a simple easy way I can set this up? I am familiar with Linux and CLI so that’s not a barrier.

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    Same here, the PS3 controller can be easily configured to use the analogue sticks in emulation station but the moment I run any of the emulators it reverts to control via the left arrow key pad. Is there a way to map the analogue movement in the configs file?


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    I just got my new Pi 2 and started a fresh install of RetroPie 2.6. Had the same problem with the analog sticks in Retroarch.

    Here’s how it works …

    Go to

    Edit all PS3-Controller related config files and add the following lines:

    input_up_axis = “-1”
    input_down_axis = “+1”
    input_left_axis = “-0”
    input_right_axis = “+0”

    Then the left analog stick works like the D-Pad!

    Have fun!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by Profile photo of killer101 killer101.
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