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    I currently have installed the RetroPieImage_Ver2.3 on my B+ Pi, I have expanded the memory and have mapped my GPIO controllers using this install guide:

    mkdir mkjoystick
    cd mkjoystick
    wget https://github.com/digitalLumberjack/mk_arcade_joystick_rpi/releases/download/0.1.1/install.sh

    sudo sh ./install.sh

    sudo modprobe mk_arcade_joystick_rpi map=1,2

    I then tested with:

    jstest /dev/input/js0


    jstest /dev/input/js1

    and had great results, both controllers gave me this result:


    I then opened /etc/modules:

    sudo nano /etc/modules

    and added the line to load the driver:

    mk_arcade_joystick_rpi map=1,2

    Saved and rebooted. I am now able to use both home made controllers to navigate emulationstation after setting them up in ES BUT I can not seem to figure out how to get them to work with the ROM’s. I have tried hitting F1 when in game, no menu pops up. I have gone into startx GUI and used file manager to view all of the files including the hidden ones and I can not find any evidence of retroarch anywhere in the folders or .cfg files. I have been reading and posting at raspberry.org forums (over 80 posts) to try and get some help on fixing my issue to no avail so I though I would migrate over here and see if any of you good people could lend a hand. My project arcade is now complete with the exception of this issue, here is a few pictures of it:

    RetroPie off grid 1

    RetroPie off grid 2

    RetroPie off grid 3

    Any help would greatly be appreciated! I have been working 8 hours a day for the last 2 weeks trying to resolve this and am about to pull my hair out after spending over 600.00 on components and over 140 hours hand fabricating the RetroPie off grid box.

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    OBTW I found an error (I think) on your how to page located here:


    part way down the page it says:

    Then you can download the latest RetroPie setup script with

    1 cd
    2 git clone git://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie-Setup.git

    which does not work unless you change this:

    git clone git://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie-Setup.git

    to this:

    git clone http://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie-Setup.git

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