I use the RPi2 and I have two big problems:
1) Turning on/off:
The ControlBlock is very cool, but something didin’t work:
I’ve installed everything and it might seem to be ok.
So I connect the USB-to power. Then I switch my switch to ON.
The LED fades a lot of times and I see on the screen, that RetroPi is booting. Good
After successful loading I switch to OFF and the RetroPi shutdown. Cool! 🙂 – until here!
When I then try to switch to ON again, the LED fades slow, but I didn’t see anything on the screen. Same when I try again switch to OFF (it fades then only too!)!
When I disconnect the power of the USB and connect it again, then it works again as written above.
I use that switch: http://www.arcadeshop.de/Accessoires-Wippschalter-SDW-5A-grün_924.html
And I use a 2x USB power suply whiuch has 1000mA on port 1 and 2100mA on port2. I use port2.
I attach an image!
2) After the ES is loaded my connected buttons/stick doesn’t work.
I install Mame stick and pushbuttons, I also connect the ground.
Before I install ControlBlock I have connected the IPac2 and it works with changes in “retroarch.cfg” – now I turn that changes into the standard values how they are after a clean installation. But it didn’t work.
I didn’t also know where to connect the buttons for “Pause” and “exit”?!
I remember that I must configure the keys in the ES-Config and then this works.
But when I there config them I have keys which I don’t know how to set them.
I have only that buttons:
4 x 1P-Axis
4 x 2P-Axis
Button 1P 1-5
Button 2P 1-5
Player 1 Start
Player 2 Start
Pause (where must I connect this on the ControlBlog?)
Exit (where must I connect this on the ControlBlog?)
Another feedback from me, hopefully, anyone know an answer!
I noticed another strange situation:
The switch is turned off, then I connect the USB-power-suply and the Raspberry boots! But only until the Retripi-title-splash. Then I see the shutdown-command!
When I then switch it to on, nothing happens, without that fading LED.
If the switch is on and I then connect the USB-power-supy, the Raspberry boots too but then he will not shutdown.
I test all buttons with “jstest” and they work.
But the button I’ve chosen for Coin1, didn’t work in MAME?!
Also I can’t use and Exit-button, because I didn’t know where to connect to on the ControlBlock!
Or must I configure them in a config file?
I found out now that I can set the controls pressing TAB in a game.
When I then change it for all games and change after that controls of a single game, all other controls will not be overwritten from all games?
So with the info of using TAB, I think no shortcuts are really needed.
Sorry, I didn’t know that with the TAB…