PiFBA/RetroArch – Game-specific control layouts?

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    windjammersfan
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    Is it possible to set up game specific control settings? I’m looking for a way to have PiFBA use it’s default config file for most games but load an alternative config whenever a 6-button game is loaded. Is this possible?

    This would also be great for Mega Drive emulators, as I’d prefer 6 button pad support for everything but the few games that can’t use them.

    #105036
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    windjammersfan
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    So from what I’ve read elsewhere it may be possible to get what I want. First I need to switch from what I think is the default FBA emulator – PiFBA – to the retroarch compatible one – PiFBA libretro.

    Since these use different romsets some work will be required to fix the roms but that’s generally simple, if not quick.

    Once that’s done I need to use per game overrides to force certain games to use alternative button mapping. (http://blog.andressm.org/new-retroarch-features-2/)

    How do I switch from PiFBA to FBA-libretro?

    #105037
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    herbfargus
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    If you are running retropie 3.0 you can press js0 or any button onna keyboard as your ROM loads and you can switch the default emulator from there.

    #105039
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    That seems to have worked, since roms rthat worked fine before are now no longer playable. I noticed that there’s a menu option for specific ra configs for that game too so I’ll have a tinker with that and post here if I have any issues.

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