Help Setting a 4:3 Screen Resolution in PiSNES

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    Hey guys!

    I just switched over to PiSNES as my default SNES emulator in RetroPie and it runs SO much better than PocketSNES! But I was wondering…Is there any way to edit the .cfg to have the screen display in 4:3? I’ve edited the line to tell the emulator to maintain aspect ratio, and it DOES, but it displays in nearly 1:1. The RetroArch emulators I have all running at 1.33 which displays in true 4:3 aspect but I can’t figure out how to get PiSNES to do it. Any advice there would be hugely appreciated!

    Also, is there a way to set up a hotkey like in RetroArch? I uses a SNES replica controller which has exactly 8 buttons so I don’t have any extra to assign for exiting the emulator, saving and loading, etc. Is the hotkey feature available in PiSNES?

    Thanks so much!



    I have the same problem. Tried disabling overscan, but it doesn’t seem to do much. Ideally I’d want a 4:3 picture as well.



    I have settled for running the emulator in full screen and then manually flipping my TV over to 4:3. Its not ideal, as I would prefer to have the emulator do it manually so I don’t have to keep switching back and forth, but it’s better than nothing I suppose 🙂

    I DID manage to get the hotkey function working (though I’m not entirely sure how I did it 😛 ) but I am having trouble getting the second controller to work properly. I cut and pasted a second copy of the controller mapping in snes9x.cfg for controller 1 (JS0) and renamed it to (JS1) but PiSNES seems to be having trouble understanding my second controller. The face buttons and d-pad seem ok but Start and Select don’t respond at all and some games (such as Super Mario World) don’t seem to recognize there even IS a second controller (SMW auto defaults to 1 controller hotseat mode). Even more oddly, when I have the second controller mapped in the config, the button assignments seem to have changed (in game) on my first controller. I have a feeling the two are conflicting with each other somehow in the cfg file but I’m not sure what exactly the issue is.



    typh0id, can you please post your snes9x.cfg? I created one in the pisnes directory (the executable) but doesn’t seem to work. It wouldn’t recognize my PS3 controller’s input (over bluetooth)




    Oddly enough, when I started messing around with PiFBA I noticed it used the same type of configuration file as PiSNES so I copied and pasted the second controller mappings from FBA to SNES and everything is working just fine now! 😀

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