New user here .. just bought my first Pi today with the sole intent of installing RetroPie. I installed and put some roms in. The roms will play but my controller does not work at all in the games. I’ve tried both NES and SNES.
I am using a Logitech F710. I’m finding some “controller not working” threads around but it seems things have changed a lot with a recent update. Having trouble getting it working.
EDIT: Solution found, scroll down to my next reply.
try tweaking the retroarch.cfg file. Its location is: /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg
There should be some text in the file like:
input_player1_a = x
input_player1_b = z
input_player1_y = a
input_player1_x = s
input_player1_start = enter
input_player1_select = rshift
input_player1_l = q
input_player1_r = w
input_player1_left = left
input_player1_right = right
input_player1_up = up
input_player1_down = down
input_autodetect_enable = true
I like to remote in from a computer using a free program called WinSCP.
You will need to use ROOT as the username and raspberry as the password.
That will allow you to go through and map everything button by button, and it will append the correct mappings to the bottom of your retroarch.cfg file.
Once you have that, include the following two lines in your cfg so you are able to exit your emulators. Obviously use whatever button mappings that you need based on what was appended to your config file.