Raspberry Pi 2, Wheezy, Current emulationstation/retropie (afaik) installed from the binary option during the initial retropie script install when following the setup guide. Using a 360 wireless controller. Most everything functions as intended; stuff launches games, Kodi is listed under ports and working, and I can quit back to the menu most of the time without having to ssh in from somewhere else and issuing a reboot.
I’m somewhat comfortable with Linux, most of my background is in Windows with a little Unix. I picked up a Raspberry Pi 2 as a learning exercise mostly, and found about this project after purchase and am now too far down the rabbit hole to back out. Anyway…
I did the initial 360 controller config during startup, and controller works fine with default controls under everything I’ve tested. However, the controls are backwards from default SNES, NES, etc, plus some controls are missing from some emulators so I’d like to adjust buttons around uniquely on a case by case basis.
I also need to assign different hotkeys like save states, core options menu, etc, but when I change the retroarch.cfg file in the emulator folder it doesn’t seem to have any effect. I’m copying settings either from the 360 config file from /retroarch-joypads/, or the retroarch.cfg file under /opt/retropie/configs/all/. The only thing I’ve been able to successfully do so far is to add:
input_enable_hotkey_btn = “10”
input_exit_emulator_btn = “10”
to the /all/retroarch.cfg to make the xbox button quit back to the menu. I read something about the input_enable_hotkey needing to be set to enable shortcuts, but I couldn’t figure it out based on trial and error.
If I could pull up the options menu once the emulator has launched at the very least, I could do it from there instead of editing files by hand, but I can’t get it to open using any controller buttons or by mashing the keyboard.
I’ve been at this for about a week now and have done a ton of research, and I find conflicting information in places, or suggestions that do not seem to work.
Here are some example links that I’ve been referencing:
Based on everything I’ve seen/read, I’ve found at least 4 separate places where there could be configuration files:
I’ve made changes to all of these, and all I successfully got working was the xbox home button under /all/, however, in the SNES emulator the START button quits the emulator and not the home button like in everything else, so I have no idea what’s going on there.
I know I’m doing something wrong somewhere, but I can’t figure out what it is. Anyone have any suggestions?
Topic: FBA2x.cfg and hotkeys
Hello everyone !
I’m working on building a bartop based on Retropie and Raspberry 2. I’m loving the way Retropie emulates good old times games.
I’m trying to make hotkey work with fba2x.cfg and play Neogeo games. I configured fba2x.cfg and all/retroarch.cfg for other emulators.
I quit emulator when I press Shift + enter, which I have not defined anywhere for NeoGeo Games. I tried to configure fba/retroarch.cfg adding hotkey button with “U” and “Y” key but there is no effect. I’ve understood sometimes there are conflicts between the hotkeys and insert coin buttons but I’m not able to make it for fba.
Is there anyone who can help me fixing this issue ?
Topic: Game Launch Menu
Is there a way to set a specific controller key or disable the game launch menu from activating when “any” button is pressed during game launch?
I’m using a DualShock 4 controller and the gyroscope triggers the game launch menu unless I keep the controller perfectly still (near impossible).
If I could just set the hotkey to a specific controller key rather than ANY key it would make gameplay a little more seamless.
I’m not sure the terminology for this feature or if it’s an EmulationStation or RetroArch setting. I did a ton of digging in the config files but couldn’t find anything.
A little push in the right direction would be most appreciated.
Topic: FBA and hotkeys
Hi all! newbie here! so far loving the project, but i have a problem some of you may have encountered already.
Whenever i try to “insert a coin” in the FBA next games using the select button the game doesn’t recognize it, I’ve been told the problem is that it interferes with the hotkey button command to quit the game (select and start)
My question is, is there a solution to this? how do i configure the hotkeys to other buttons? ( i’m using a PS3 pad, was thinking of mapping to the home button) any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Topic: Quick menu
I’ve searched forums, tried a few different setups but have not been able to find anything that answers this.
I’m using a Buffalo USB SNES controller and playing Street Fighter.
It uses all the controller buttons, so no spares, so I need to find an alternative hotkey button (ie: not on the controller)
Is it possible to setup the hotkey as a keyboard key instead of a Buffalo controller button?
I can’t seem to get it to work using Pii wireless mini keyboard… I always have to setup as a controller button for it to work.