Map GPIO Arcade button

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    I’m brand new to the Pi, and I’m stuck. I’ve got RetroPie up and running, but now I want to plug my arcade buttons directly into the GPIO pins. I’ve got the wiring mapped, but I need to get the software sorted. What should I be using? Adafruit used “retrogame” to do this, but I don’t know how to get these files onto the same install as RetroPie. Everybody seems to use usb boards for their arcade cabinets (so they can map 2 players), and all the tutorials are for hardware. I’m ready to throw the Pi out the fracking window.

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    i used adafruit’s retrogame aswell with my homemade gpio controller.
    just make sure the script runs on bootup.

    i’m sure there’s a line for emulationstation aswell so just make sure u add the one for retrogame above it.
    (i haven’t tried my own gpio adapter with emulation station, only with MAME4all itself but it should work aswell since ES does no more than start MAME automatically.

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