But at some point the configuration seemed to vanish and I haven’t been able to get it working again.
2. When I am in MAME, I have not been able to get the insert coin and start game key mappings to work.
I’m not particularly tied to this particular joystick/gamepad. If there is another one that is known to work with the items above (exiting the emulator, inserting coin and starting game), could you let me know? Or if there is a solution that would not require me to get a new controller, that’s good too! My goal is to break this down to having a simple Pi box, and a couple of controllers – no keyboard.