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  • #99410
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    footwo
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    I am using the latest 3.0 BETA 2 image for a Pi2.

    After I burn the image, boot up, do initial raspi-config setup such as expanding the file system etc, do I need to run the binary update from within the retropie setup script?

    I’m having some trouble with retroarch and controller configs so I’m wondering if I need to update, or should the image as it is be sufficient?

    Thanks.

    #99428
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    No need to update if you are using the image, you could but I wouldnt say it would benefit you really.

    What problem are you having with the controller configs?

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    #99430
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    Hey! Thanks for replying. Good to know about the update!

    Wrt retroarch, it just doesn’t seem to work. I’ve tried with a generic snes USB pad, and only the d-pad, SELECT, START, A & B work. X, Y & shoulder buttons dont. I’ve also tried a ps3 controller wired and that just goes haywire.

    Both these pads are detected just fine in jstest so I know they work on the pi. Apparently the stock configs that come with the image are causing problems:

    https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/issues/795

    So I’m going to try a fresh install, then delete all the configs, then run retroarch setup.

    Thing is, I’m building this as a birthday present for my niece and I want her to be able to use the right pads for the right systems, or as far as possible anyway. I’m thinking a snes pad would work fine for the 8bit and 16bit consoles (as well as atari, c64 etc) whilst a ps3 controller would suit other systems with more elaborate controllers.

    Is that possible? To configure retroarch as the master controller to use a ps3 pad, but then override individual emulators (nes/snes/megadrive etc) to use the generic snes style pad?

    Retroarchs configs are all over the place and I find it a bit confusing 😀

    #99433
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    Floob
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    If you are using a standard gamepad try this:

    sudo rm /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/configs/Retrolink_USB_SEGA_Saturn_Classic_Controller.cfg

    It will remove a potential duplication issue in that file.

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    #99435
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    I’ll give it a go, thanks.

    So is it possible to specify separate controllers on a per-emulator basis?

    #99436
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    You can do it on a per system basis with the retroarch.cfg files here:
    /opt/retropie/configs/{systemname}/retroarch.cfg

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    #99437
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    Ah right, so those configs will pertain to individual systems. It’s probably a good idea to tailor each one then I’d imagine.

    If the config file that’s created by the retroarch setup ends up as

    /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/configs/SonyPLAYSTATION(R)3Controller.cfg

    and that is used in the event you run an emulator that you haven’t explicitly overridden (by a retroarch.cfg in their respective folders), then what do these files do?

    /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg
    /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/retroarch.cfg
    retroarch-core-options.cfg

    Sorry to bombard you with questions :p

    I’ve just hit up your youtube channel btw, gonna check out these how-tos!

    #99440
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    Floob
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    Watch the very boring one here, as that talks about paths and configs.

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    #99444
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    Sweet, thanks again man!

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