03/02/2015 at 12:24 #89813
Now that I’ve almost accomplished everything that I wanted to do with my RetroPie, there’s still one issue that bothers me.
Since the Atari 2600 support is great, I’m wondering why there are no emulators for the Atari 5200. Especially because the games are much prettier on the 5200.
I would really appreciate if there could be any way to add an Atari 5200-libretro emulator that supports Retroarch (for an easy input setup). 🙂
Are there any plans to implement that in near future or is the an easy way to do this by yourself?
I already tried it with this way by using the Atari 800:
but it didn’t worked out for me because I always got black screens which led me to hard reset my Pi. Also there was no possibility to use my Xbox 360 controller which works fine in every other emulator. 🙁
Thank you for your help!
Juicebag03/02/2015 at 15:30 #89822
There is Atarai 5200 support via Atarai 800. I haven’t been able to get it to work very smoothly though. For example, I can only launch roms from the emulator menu rather than directly from emulationstation.
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 15:36 #89825
And how does it work? And most importantly: Does it work with a Controller instead of a keyboard? Because otherwise it would have no worth for me. :/03/02/2015 at 15:55 #89829
I have been able to get some games to work in atari 800 with my xbox 360 controller. Admittedly, I haven’t messed with it much yet though, as I only got the roms to launch at all yesterday morning. The difficult part for me, was getting the config file set up correctly. The file is named atari800.cfg, in order to get roms to start, you need to fill in all of the top section of the file manually to point to the BIOS files, like in this example:
There are 5 total BIOS files you need for both atari 800 and atari 5200 roms. So far, playing around with the emulator menu, I can get 5200 roms to launch, but I haven’t figured out how to launch them directly from ES yet. Atari 800 roms so far work perfectly for me.
Did you know that you can have multiple configurations for your xbox 360 controller? it’s possible to map keyboard keys to buttons for example in one configuration, then switch to that configuration by pressing the xbox button.
Take a look at this, particularly where it mentions –next-config and –ui-buttonmap:
I think using something like this when you start up xboxdrv might do it:
--next-config --wid 0 --led 2 --ui-buttonmap dl=KEY_4,dr=KEY_6,du=KEY_8,dd=KEY_2,a=KEY_0,y=KEY_SPACE --deadzone 4000 --silent
…actually, I think you may even be able to tweak that further to be able to navigate the menu to launch 5200 roms. I’ll play with it later tonight and report back
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 20:31 #89879
Hey thanks for your help.
The ROMs really do work with the Atari 800 after I tweaked everything right. 🙂
You can start the ROMs directly from emulation station by modifiing the <extension> in the es_systems.cfg. Just add “.a52 .A52” and you can start them right off the emulationstation.
But I have another question. When I have this command line: “SDL_JOY_0_TRIGGER=305” in the .atari800.cfg, where the number stands for an specific key on the keyboard, how can I figure out which key that is? I really googled my a** off, but I couldn’t find anything. 🙁
And could you please explain a bit more specificly where I have to add the command line to the xboxdrv (in which file). Because I don’t think that I understood that. 😀
I think it maybe also important to know that I configured the Xbox Controller like Step 3 (init script) on this page:
Thank you!03/02/2015 at 20:41 #89885
For me, I need to change the lines in /etc/rc.local to initialize xboxdrv. I haven’t worked out exactly what the change should be, since what I wrote above isn’t exactly working. I’ll try again later tonight though.
the jist of the change is this. in rc.local currently, you probably have something like this:
xboxdrv --trigger-as-button --wid 0 --led 2 --deadzone 4000 --silent &
Adding –next-config you can specify a second controller configuration that can be accessed by hitting the xbox button.
Using –ui-buttonmap, you can map the d-pad and buttons to keyboard buttons. So you should be able to add
--next-config --ui-buttonmapfollowed by the key mapping before the
The part I’m missing, I think, is the correct key mapping.
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 21:02 #89892
Also, the 5200 games only boot to the emulator screen for me, at which point, I have to choose what type of emulation. They boot after that. Could you share your atari800.cfg file changes? and also post the atari 5200 section of your es_systems.cfg?
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 21:23 #89898
I think 305 is the x11 value for the right ctrl key. So try mapping a button to XK_305 using
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 21:47 #89902
My atari800.cfg looks like this:
Atari 800 Emulator, Version 3.1.0 ROM_OS_A_NTSC= ROM_OS_A_PAL= ROM_OS_B_NTSC= ROM_OS_AA00R10= ROM_OS_AA00R11= ROM_OS_BB00R1= ROM_OS_BB01R2=/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/atari800/ATARIXL.ROM ROM_OS_BB02R3= ROM_OS_BB02R3V4= ROM_OS_CC01R4= ROM_OS_BB01R3= ROM_OS_BB01R4= ROM_OS_BB01R59= ROM_OS_BB01R59A= ROM_5200=/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/atari800/5200.rom ROM_5200_A= ROM_BASIC_A= ROM_BASIC_B= ROM_BASIC_C=/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/atari800/ATARIBAS.ROM ROM_XEGAME= ROM_400/800_CUSTOM=/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/atari800/ATARIOSB.ROM ROM_XL/XE_CUSTOM= ROM_5200_CUSTOM= ROM_BASIC_CUSTOM= ROM_XEGAME_CUSTOM= OS_400/800_VERSION=AUTO OS_XL/XE_VERSION=AUTO OS_5200_VERSION=AUTO BASIC_VERSION=AUTO XEGS_GAME_VERSION=AUTO H1_DIR= H2_DIR= H3_DIR= H4_DIR= HD_READ_ONLY=1 PRINT_COMMAND=lpr %s SCREEN_REFRESH_RATIO=1 MACHINE_TYPE=Atari XL/XE RAM_SIZE=64 DEFAULT_TV_MODE=PAL MOSAIC_RAM_NUM_BANKS=0 AXLON_RAM_NUM_BANKS=0 ENABLE_MAPRAM=0 DISABLE_BASIC=1 ENABLE_SIO_PATCH=1 ENABLE_H_PATCH=1 ENABLE_P_PATCH=1 ENABLE_NEW_POKEY=1 STEREO_POKEY=0 SPEAKER_SOUND=1 BUILTIN_BASIC=1 KEYBOARD_LEDS=0 F_KEYS=0 BUILTIN_GAME=0 KEYBOARD_DETACHED=0 1200XL_JUMPER=0 CFG_SAVE_ON_EXIT=0 MIO_ROM= BLACK_BOX_ROM= XLD_D_ROM= XLD_V_ROM= CARTRIDGE_FILENAME= CARTRIDGE_TYPE=0 CARTRIDGE_PIGGYBACK_FILENAME= CARTRIDGE_PIGGYBACK_TYPE=0 CARTRIDGE_AUTOREBOOT=1 CASSETTE_FILENAME= CASSETTE_LOADED=0 CASSETTE_WRITE_PROTECT=0 RTIME=1 COLOURS_NTSC_SATURATION=0 COLOURS_NTSC_CONTRAST=0 COLOURS_NTSC_BRIGHTNESS=0 COLOURS_NTSC_GAMMA=0.3 COLOURS_NTSC_HUE=0 COLOURS_NTSC_GTIA_DELAY=26.8 COLOURS_NTSC_EXTERNAL_PALETTE= COLOURS_NTSC_EXTERNAL_PALETTE_LOADED=0 COLOURS_NTSC_ADJUST_EXTERNAL_PALETTE=0 COLOURS_PAL_SATURATION=0 COLOURS_PAL_CONTRAST=0 COLOURS_PAL_BRIGHTNESS=0 COLOURS_PAL_GAMMA=0.3 COLOURS_PAL_HUE=0 COLOURS_PAL_GTIA_DELAY=23.2 COLOURS_PAL_EXTERNAL_PALETTE= COLOURS_PAL_EXTERNAL_PALETTE_LOADED=0 COLOURS_PAL_ADJUST_EXTERNAL_PALETTE=0 ARTIFACT_NTSC=NONE ARTIFACT_PAL=NONE ARTIFACT_NTSC_MODE=0 SCREEN_SHOW_SPEED=0 SCREEN_SHOW_IO_ACTIVITY=1 SCREEN_SHOW_IO_COUNTER=0 SCREEN_SHOW_1200XL_LEDS=1 SOUND_ENABLED=1 SOUND_RATE=44100 SOUND_BITS=16 SOUND_FRAG_FRAMES=0 SOUND_LATENCY=20 VIDEO_FILTERING=1 VIDEO_ZOOM=1.00 SDL_JOY_0_ENABLED=1 SDL_JOY_0_LEFT=260 SDL_JOY_0_RIGHT=262 SDL_JOY_0_UP=264 SDL_JOY_0_DOWN=261 SDL_JOY_0_TRIGGER=305 SDL_JOY_1_ENABLED=0 SDL_JOY_1_LEFT=97 SDL_JOY_1_RIGHT=100 SDL_JOY_1_UP=119 SDL_JOY_1_DOWN=115 SDL_JOY_1_TRIGGER=306
The part in my es_systems.cfg like this:
<system> <fullname>Atari 800</fullname> <name>atari800</name> <path>~/RetroPie/roms/atari800</path> <extension>.xex .XEX .a52 .A52</extension> <command>/opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh 0 "/opt/retropie/emulators/atari800/bin/atari800 %ROM%" "atari800"</command> <platform>atari800</platform> <theme>atari800</theme> </system>
Or do you mean with the “emulator screen” the cartridge selevtion screen where you have to choose which type of cartridge you wanna start? Because I also see that every time I start a Game.
The problem for me is that every time I try to change something at the xboxdrv, I mess it up, the xboxdrv doesn’t load anymore nothing works and the raspberry pi just loads the xpad driver. 🙁
Did you see that I edited my post before?
I configured my xboxdrv like on this page:
But I did choose Step 3 (init.d script with the daemon -D Option) because of performance advantages. Is there any possibility to configure it that way how I want it to be? And where do I have to do it?
Thank you!03/02/2015 at 21:55 #89908
I could never get the init.d script to work, so I used option 2. You’ll have to edit /etc/default/xboxdrv, I believe. Your changes will have to be just after each iteration of “–dpad-as-button”.
I did mean the cartridge select screen. I thought perhaps there was a way to get it to not come up. So it looks like we’re at the same point. I’m not at home, but I’ll share my findings for remapping an xbox controller later.
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 22:13 #89914
Hmm ok that was what I was guessing too. :/
I edited the /etc/default/xboxdrv like:
# How many Controllers? (support up to 4 Controllers) CONTROLLER_NUM=1 case $CONTROLLER_NUM in 1) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button --ui-clear --ui-buttonmap a=KEY_RIGHTCTRL,b=KEY_F1,x=KEY_F4,y=KEY_F5 --ui-buttonmap back=ESC --ui-buttonmap dl=KEY_NUM4,dr=KEY_NUM6,du=KEY_NUM8,dd=KEY_NUM5" ;; 2) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button --next-controller -w 1 -l 3 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button" ;; 3) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button --next-controller -w 1 -l 3 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button --next-controller -w 2 -l 4 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button" ;; 4) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button --next-controller -w 1 -l 3 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button --next-controller -w 2 -l 4 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button --next-controller -w 3 -l 5 --trigger-as-button --dpad-as-button" ;; *) CONTROLLER="incorrect amount of controller specified" ;; esac
But after a reboot it seems, that it doesn’t load the xboxdrv anymore but the xpad instead. Really tricky. ^^03/02/2015 at 22:16 #89915
When I tried earlier, I got the same results. Maybe it would work using a config file like is mentioned here:
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 22:23 #89916
Yeah. That could help. Do you know where I have to save that .ini that xboxdrv can recognize it? Unfortunatly he doesn’t write that in his tutorial.03/02/2015 at 22:30 #89919
I think it could be anywhere, you need to put the whole path in the command line for xboxdrv. I’d put it in the /usr/ folder somewhere.
^^ my other hobby03/02/2015 at 23:08 #89925
So I created a xboxdrvcfg.ini with the following content:
[xboxdrv] silent=true deadzone=6000 dpad-as-button=true trigger-as-button=true [ui-buttonmap] a=KEY_RIGHTSHIFT b=KEY_F1 x=KEY_F4 y=KEY_F5 [ui-buttonmap] lb=KEY_TAB rb=KEY_SPACE [ui-buttonmap] lt=KEY_F9 rt=BTN_LEFT [ui-buttonmap] dl=KEY_NUM4 dr=KEY_NUM6 du=KEY_NUM8 dd=KEY_NUM5 [ui-buttonmap] back=KEY_ESC start=KEY_ENTER # EOF #
and saved it at /usr/local/bin/
Then I edited the /etc/default/xboxdrv to:
# How many Controllers? (support up to 4 Controllers) CONTROLLER_NUM=1 case $CONTROLLER_NUM in 1) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini" ;; 2) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini --next-controller -w 1 -l 3 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini" ;; 3) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini --next-controller -w 1 -l 3 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini --next-controller -w 2 -l 4 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini" ;; 4) CONTROLLER="-w 0 -l 2 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini --next-controller -w 1 -l 3 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini --next-controller -w 2 -l 4 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini --next-controller -w 3 -l 5 --config /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini" ;; *) CONTROLLER="incorrect amount of controller specified" ;; esac
but everytime I boot the Pi I get the following error:
[....] Starting XBOX Controller Service: xboxdrv -- [ERROR] ----------------------------------------------- /usr/local/bin/xboxdrvcfg.ini:1:0: error: expected newline . ok
Any ideas what this could mean?03/02/2015 at 23:20 #89927
I’m not really sure. what happens if you add
nevermind, that’s covered by your config file.
^^ my other hobby03/03/2015 at 00:36 #89946
I think i may have it. change this:
[ui-buttonmap] dl=KEY_NUM4 dr=KEY_NUM6 du=KEY_NUM8 dd=KEY_NUM5
[ui-buttonmap] dl=KEY_NUMMERIC_4 dr=KEY_NUMMERIC_6 du=KEY_NUMMERIC_8 dd=KEY_NUMMERIC_5
you can get all the codes like this:
sudo xboxdrv --help-key
Let me know how this worked out for you. It didn’t work correctly for me, but I think that may be because the keyboard I have connected has no numeric keypad. I’m working on finding a work around solution.
^^ my other hobby03/04/2015 at 18:47 #90149
It didn’t work. Everytime I change a little bit in that script, it doesn’t load anymore. 🙁
I think I give up here. I just wanted to play the classics like Pac Man, Space Invaders, Asteroids and so on.
I figured out that you can also play them very good in the mame4all emulator, which works absolutly fine for me and also the config setup for the controls is the best and easiest of all the retropie emulators.
I’m sorry to let you hang there alone. 🙁03/04/2015 at 20:36 #90165
Nah, it’s ok. I got atari 5200 roms to mostly work. Somehow the analog stick just started working for me. I’d rather use the dpad, but at least it’s working. I tried several different ways of faking the number pad inputs, but just made no traction, then I noticed that in one of my other controller setups, the analog stick worked for atari800 and 5200. So right now, I’m calling that good enough.
^^ my other hobby
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