Topic: Hori fightstick Mini
Finally it seems a budget fight/arcade stick is going to make its way to my new setup!
But I was wondering if there would be any reason for this not to work with RetroPie?
It seems it is a regular USB interface so I would not expect a problem but before I spend money on it I would like to make sure.
Any help is greatly appreciated before I order 2 of these babies!
Topic: I forgot how to edit advmame
I run my roms from a usb, and there’s an additional file to edit when running mame from usb, for example in addition to editing the es systems config for mame4all to point to your usb, you have to also edit
I’ve done it once before but I forgot what other file to edit for advmame, can anyone help me out with this?
Sorry if this has been asked before. I have searched and found nothing that can help.
per Floob’s request
Pi Model: 2
RetroPie Version Used: 3.3
Built From: SD image
USB Devices connected: alot… to the RPI, 2 joystick/button arcade set-ups, usb hub link, Edimax EW-7811Un WiFi Adapter. To the usb hub, a fan link, two usb extender cords link
Controller used: 2 joystick/buttons amazon link and ps3 controller using the wire
Error messages received: N/A
Guide used: (Mention if you followed a guide)
File: (File with issue (with FULL path))
Attachment of config files: (or use pastebin.com)
How to replicate the problem: try the set up?
So I have crafted an arcade box to house my raspberry pi which is running 3.3. I have the two joystick/button set-ups directly plugged into the rpi. I have a wifi doggle plugged in as well(for easy ftp of new games). And finally, I have a hub plugged in. The hub is powered so my fan is not pulling power from the rpi and my ps3 controller isn’t pulling power. I noticed if I had too much stuff plugged in, I was getting the underpowered square in the corner.
Here is a picture that may make this easier to understand…
My hope was that when i wasn’t playing games using the joystick set ups I have, I could plug in a ps3 controller to that middle front port that has my usb extender cables in it. I can use the ps3 controller to navigate emulationstation, the main gui, but once I get into a game, it is just using the joysticks.
I have gone into the /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg and change the index for “input_player1_joypad_index” to match my port. Herb made a video recently explaining which ports are tied to which players. So my usb hub is plugged into port 2. So I thought my usb extenders that are coming from the hub would be port 2/index 2. And like I said before, I can navigate the menus, but once I am in the games, nothing works on the ps3 controller.
So then I went further and unplugged both joystick/button set-ups from the rpi and still plugged in my ps3 controller to the extenders. Same results and then I was left with not being able to get out of battle toads. haha.
So then I went further and opened up the back of my arcade and directly plugged in my ps3 controller into port 0 of my rpi and for some reason, it didn’t work. I get the yellow text in the beginning of the game saying my ps3 controller wasn’t configured. I also tried to re-input my buttons through the RGUI of retropie. Same result.
I know this is kind of an odd situation. It would be really cool if I could get it all working the way I want it to. Using a joystick is ok for certain games but others it just becomes clumsy, maybe it is just me.
Here are the rest of the pictures if anyone cares. My marquee is still under construction. Waiting for the sticker to come in for my plexiglass.
New technology doesn't solve all our issues, it changes the issues we have.
Topic: How to Video for IPAC2
It seems the majority of retropie user fall in 2 camps. Those that build arcades with game controller/Pads and those that build traditional joystick and Happ buttons. Would it be possible to have a SETUP Video (Floob) for IPAC2 as it only has 1 USB plug in and shows up as 1 controller when most of us have 2 Joysticks (Player2). There seems to be TONS of infor and Videos on Gamepads but none on IPAC2/4. This would greatly simplify 2 controller or joystick setup of IPAC for non program types.
A Option in setup of Retro Pie in next version for IPAC would be great as well. I know I am not alone as I see questions on this subject continuously.
So I’ve tried just about everything and nothing. Advmame says it can’t find the files for the games..
At first I thought it was my .106 romset so I re-downloaded it from a different source. Nothing.
My setup loads roms from usb but I reinstalled 1.4 and installed roms to its default folder on my microsd.Nothing.
Emulationstation sees the roms in the advmame menu so the rom location is correct.
I’m not running chd’s.
Retropie 3.3.1 wheezy (I’d try jessie but no root login through sftp..)
My .106 romset works in advmame 1.4 in windows. Loads games with no problems.
My other romsets in retropie load just fine, including mame2003
What’s the best way to access folders such as .emulationstation from a computer in order to transfer files back and forth? For instance, I want to change a couple of the images that were scraped with other ones I’ve downloaded. Currently I’m plugging a usb into the computer, copy files to usb, unmount usb, plug usb into pi, ssh into pi, copy files from usb to pi, unmount usb, plug back into computer, repeat. Is there any easier/more streamlined way to do this?
Hello everyone, i’m kind of new to all this, in the past few weeks i’ve done many test to get everything straight to play all my retro games. I think i learn from my mistakes but i have an this reccurent problem.
Here’s my set :
Pi 2 (Overclocked at pi 2 setup)
Fresh retropie 3.3.1 image
Sandisk microsd 64G SDXC
Here’s my problem :
Is it ok to just take plug my card in my pc and manually transfer the roms to the right directory?
All i see on the wiki or on google are usb, FTP and Samba transfer?!
I ask this cause at first it work, i can play games for days, but i have no idea why but after a random reboot i need to run a manual fsck and have some line like:
has 75 multiply-claimed block(s), shared with 3 file(s):
Clone multiply-claimed blocks… i
I’m sure you know that kind of stuff.
Is this related to the way i tranfer roms? Or can i do something basic to avoid that?
So I have had SNES30 a NES30 and my PS3 controllers all working fine for weeks. But Recently all of them stopped pairing. But they work if connected via usb. Every time i try and pair now no matter what controller i get
“ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.1:/: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/bluez-simple-agent”, line 102, in <module>
path = manager.FindAdapter(args)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/proxies.py”, line 70, in __call__
return self._proxy_method(*args, **keywords)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/proxies.py”, line 145, in __call__
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/connection.py”, line 651, in call_blocking
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.”
I get the same error if i try to connect via command line sudo bluez (anything). I have no idea why everything stopped being able to pair but it is driving me INSANE! I even reformatted and started over from a brand new fresh image and the controllers do the EXACT same thing when trying to pair. I have updated the firmware on both NES30/SNES30 controllers. I am confident if I get a 3rd one it will work great the first time I pair but i don’t want to keep throwing money away just to have it work for a week or 2.
My PS3 controllers work working the longest but then I repaired them to my PS3 to play some games and they started doing the exact same thing the SNES30 controllers do.
Pi Model: (2)
RetroPie Version Used: (3)
Built From: (SD Image)
USB Devices connected: Bluetooth,Wifi
Topic: Realtek RTL 8187 problems
Im trying to set up wifi on my Pi for file transfer. I only have 1 ethernet cord and that connects my modem and router so I have to get this thing working to achieve file transfer.
In Wifi Config it works fine, recognizes my networks, but will not connect to a network.
Im sort of new at this so maybe someone has an idea what to do.
USB Id: 0bda:8187
I have 2 player joystick
Joystick (DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick )
I have read everything i can but all point out to ps3 and xbox remote.
when i open the dreamcast the joystick works but not the buttoms
I configure the controller_generic.cfg
mapping_name = Generic Controller
btn_escape = 31
btn_a = 35
btn_b = 33
btn_x = 34
btn_y = 32
btn_start = 30
axis_x = =
axis_y = =
btn_trigger_left = 36
btn_trigger_right = 37
THose are my buttons in hex value, i have done it with the actual buttons as well
like btn_escape = 1 ( my select key)
then i point on emu.cfg
evdev_mapping_1 = /opt/retropie/configs/dreamcast/mappings/controller_generic.cfg
nothing is working
Can someone point me in the right direction please
my controller are working on mame and final burn
its a joystick with 8 buttons
Topic: XBOX ONE CONTROLLER
I have searched everywhere for hours last night trying to find a fix.
Pi Model: Pi 1 B+
RetroPie Version Used: 3.3.1 rpi1
Built From: SD Image
USB Devices connected: wifi dongle, bluetooth keyboard reciever
Controller used: xbox one
Error messages received: none
Guide used: Multiple. None worked
So when i connect my controller turn it on and power the pi. Controller vibrates and I can see it is recognized as it shows during the boot messages (Xbox one pad connected as……..) but the light never goes solid it keeps blinking and goes off after a few seconds but is still recognized. I can run jstest and it gives me all the details of the axis but button presses do not change anything. I tried installing xboxdrv automatically and manually. It just wont recognize my controller. Controller is a wireless controller connected via usb if that helps. It is plugged into top left slot. Has anyone gotten an xbox one controller working? if so what magical powers do you posses?
Would really appreciate a hand 🙂
I’m new to the pi and to linux and could use a hand..
When I choose a video Splashscreen it runs fine but after the vid it pops back to the terminal screen, presumably to give me this error;
rm: cannot remove `/tmp/writable’: No such file or directory
..then goes on to the ES splash as normal.
It goes from any static Splashscreen directly to the ES Splash, but always shows the terminal and error briefly when I use a vid..
I have added a -f command to “rm /tmp/writable” in asplashscreen which is found in;
I thought that might do it, but it didn’t…
I’m on a pi2 running retropie 3.3 built from an image.
Also, I’m dual-booting Retropie and Rasbian with Berryboot and both OS’s are on a USB stick.
Topic: How's your input lag?
So I got RetroPie up and running, copied some ROMs over only to find that the input lag on my setup is horrendous.
To check that it wasn’t my TV causing the issue I made sure it was all set up correctly (HDMI input labeled “PC” and AV mode set to “Game”). Ran a quick 60fps counter video on my laptop (hooked up to the TV) and got the following;
1 frame = 16ms and from what I’ve read my TV has a 31ms lag, so this test seems about right.
However, when running the NES emulator I’m noticing an increased lag. For testing purposes I botched together a circuit consisting of a DPST switch with one set of terminals connected to a powered LED and the other set connect to the A/Ground connections on a SNES pad (which in turn is connected to the Pi via a SmartJoy USB adaptor). This means that when the switch is closed, the LED illuminates at *exactly the same time the jump button is “pressed”.
* or near as damnit!
I set up my camera to record 60fps and this is what I got;
The jumping animation doesn’t trigger until 9 frames have passed, deducting the 2 frames caused by my TV means that something (RetroPie/ES/emulator, or the Pi itself) is creating a 7 frame delay. Also tried a wired keyboard and a BT DualShock 3 and while I wasn’t able to test accurately (my PCB is literally hacked together and thus only works with the SNES pad) the lag ‘felt’ the same.
I also tried SMW on the SNES and got a slightly greater lag (jump triggered at frame 11).
I know input lag has been covered before but I’ve yet to find a solution that works.
Pi 2 w/class 10 mSD and a decent PSU
Latest RetroPie (installed using script)
Overclocked using the “Pi2” setting in raspi-config
So my question is; what’s your setup and how is your input lag? Any suggestions as to how I can reduce this?
Topic: Couple of quick issues
Hey, I have a Pi Zero and Retorpie is running fine and well… however, I have to transfer Via usb which works, kind of. The issue is, it will only transfer around 600 roms per console and randomly, for instance it doesn’t transfer A-C it will do parts of all letters.
1) I have the fullromset for FBA and it only transfers around 618. If I put the roms it wont transfer, into the Neo geo folder then they appear in Neo Geo but I want everything under FBA.
Again, with the SNES it only transfers around 653 of 2100 roms.
2) Retropie/retroarch configs, what is the best video output setting? I tried 1920×1080 60hz? and it ran terrible. So I left it as default
3) Shall I touch the memory split setting at all?
Anyone tried using a Mayflash SNES controller USB adapter with Retropie 3.3.1? (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002IXZ5DE)
If so is it plug and play or does it require any difficult configuring?
Also does it recognise both controllers separately or again does it require any difficult configuring?
Your help is much appreciated.
Topic: My PS1 build
Blown PS1, on the chopping block.
Diced up controller ports, so I could mount USB extensions and have options. I use a variety of controllers, plus keyboard and mouse.
I used the original switch, and threw in a spare LED/15k resistor. I wanted to keep a power-on light, original was junked.
Laying the board and ports. Board is mounted on motherboard risers and original mount holes.
Starting to string my extensions and cabling. I’m keeping room for the HDD and hub.
The final (almost) revision. I have the hub center mounted, so I can reach the two extra ports through the tray if I need them. HDD moved to external power, ethernet ‘extension’ wired up, in the event I don’t have available WIFI.
Ethernet extension has no status lights, but I can pop the lid and see layer 1 and status if I need to.
I’ve been working with my existing XBox 360 controllers and the PC USB Adapter on my RetroPie. I’ve read some people say that the lag they have makes them unusable for faster games. I can’t necessarily say that they lag, but when playing games like Mario Bros, there are some times where certain button presses might be lagging enough to be annoying and make things not go as they should.
Assuming my ‘issues’ are due to lag and not the fact that I’m a ‘bit’ older than I was when I last played on the actual NES system, how do the XBox One controllers compare with RetroPie relative to the 360 controllers? Is the lag I’ve read about (and may be experiencing to a degree) something in the controller itself, or is it in the driver implementation? Does anyone have any firsthand experience with both on the RetroPie?
Worst case maybe I should order a Control Block and figure out the best way to wire up the actual NES, SNES and N64 controllers to the RetroPie.
I Recently built (almost finished) a tabletop arcade machine that uses a Raspberry Pi 2 as a hart and the Xin-Mo Dual Arcade USB-controller for my arcade buttons. But how much I try I can’t get the Xin-mo to work with two players. (And player 1 have “gamepad 2 and player 2 has “gamepad 1” when configured) (This is fixed, see below)
*Raspberry Pi 2 running RetroPie 3.3.1
*This USB Interface & standard Joystick set: http://www.ultracabs.co.uk/usb-interface–standard-joystick-set-109-p.asp
I am not a newbie to RetroPie nor Linux and I have an other setup with a Raspberry Pi 1 running RetroPie hooked up with 4 controllers that works just fine.(MAME, SNES, NES, FBA, SMS, SMD and so on)
First I tried putting usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040 in the /boot/cmdline.txt and then RetroPie recognize Xin-mo as two joypads but the controllers interfere with each other.
So I tried what almost every page links to when they have a problem with the Xin-Mo: http://blog.petrockblock.com/forums/topic/autofire-on-the-axis/ and https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Troubles-with-the-Xin-Mo-Controller
Didn’t get It to work, so I tried this:
I have started to build my first Arcade machine based on retropie over the last few days. I was experiencing some issues with the Xin-mo controller but thanks to the efforts of people like “feederchain” in this thread I have everything up an running.
My setup consists of the following;
– Raspberry Pi B
– Xin-mo dual arcade controller
– 2 x joysticks and 16 buttons (Street Fighter II setup)
– Retropie 3.2.1
My config was working fine using a keyboard and Logitech F310 gamepad but when I added the Xin-mo and my custom joystick I couldn’t see it – this was resolved by installing custom_kernel_1.20150818-1.tar.gz referenced earlier in this thread.
Next issue was not being able to use the 2nd joystick and button setup, this was resolved by modifying /boot/cmdline.txt by adding the following content after a space at the end of the first line “usbhid.quirks=0x16c0:0x05e1:0x040”
I was then able to see two distinct controllers in jstest, configure 2 gamepads in emulationstation, and setup buttons for SFII in Mame.
that is all my technical issues resolved, arcade cabinet is mostly assembled so I am doing some undercoating tomorrow.
Again many thanks to the forum members and particularly contributors to this thread, without your efforts I would still be wondering why I couldn’t see my joystick.
Is it possible to disable scanning usb Controller startup retropie?
Topic: Anyway to use a lightgun
I was messing around with mame playing some of the old 80’s & 90’s arcade games I remember from my childhood.
Loaded up T2 the arcade game but since its a lightgun game couldn’t do much.
anyone know if the various USB lightguns I see around will work or if theres any way to play them with a mouse or controller?