Sega Saturn USB Setup

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  • #99467
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    bitbytepixelsprite
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    I searched and I couldn’t find specifically a topic on how to set up a Sega Saturn USB controller. I have a SNES USB style one that works flawlessly, however I gotta have that Saturn D-pad for some games, any tips?

    #99658
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    lostmuppet
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    What version of retropie are you using? because I can’t get the D-pad to work on v3.0 beta 3 but works flawlessly on v3.0 beta 2.

    Saturn controller is the best pad ever made 2D games.

    #99660
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    bitbytepixelsprite
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    Im not sure if I am configuring it correctly, when I register it with retro arch it doesn’t allow for the C, and Z buttons, and when I attempted to play with a profile it just scrolled save states and reset when I pressed B.

    #99730
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    lostmuppet
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    Ah ha I think you miss understand, the button prompts on registering a retroarch controller are referring mostly to the snes controller that has A,B,X,Y face buttons only .

    This is the sequence of buttons presses I use for registering a retroarch controller with the saturn pad.

    B
    A
    L-shoulder button (used for select button as the saturn pad does not have one.)
    START
    UP
    DOWN
    LEFT
    RIGHT
    C
    Y
    X
    Z
    The rest of the button prompts I leave blank as they are mostly for the Playstation controls.

    This works well for MEGA CD/SEGA CD, GENESIS/MEGA DRIVE and 32X emulator picodrive. Just don’t forget that you have to enable the 6 button pad in the emulator menu while running a game by holding the L-shoulder button and pressing Y to toggle in and out of the menu, otherwise it will only use the A B and C buttons.

    To save game with this setup hold the L-shoulder button and press Z to save state and X to load state. To change save slot hold the L-shoulder but and press left or right on the D-pad.

    Again I must stress that this was made to be used mainly with Sega games and I’m not sure how well this would work with other emulators.

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    #99734
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    herbfargus
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    See the diagram at the bottom of the page here for which buttons to configure with retroarch:

    https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Saturn

    #99739
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    bitbytepixelsprite
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    Thanks for the help! I was not seeing what the issue was, this is great!

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