PS3 pad an mame

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    Hi all

    How do you configure controls for the mame emulator on retropie. 2.6 using a PS3 pad?

    The emaulator loads fine but once a game starts you have no way of controlling it. Is this still the bug with mame4all and the ps3 pad?



    Hi, I just tried this out and everything works fine. Press tab to bring up the config menu and you can go through and set up your buttons. I haven’t set up anything special or edited any config files with my Mame emu because I dont use it very often, it just works.

    Did you make sure to run the built in joypad setup in



    Hi yes i did. just to confirm PSX, N64, NES, SNES etc all work ‘out of the box’

    I seems the mame bindings needs to be configured then by using TAB?



    Thanks Dave. Will give it a try when home from work and report back to confirm working.



    I don’t want to hijack the thread but i do have the same issue, all other emulators seem to work OK (including mame-libretro) but mame (mame4all) doesn’t.

    I notice in the emulationstation es_systems.cfg file that mame4all gets started without specifying the retroarch.cfg file.

    In the same file mame-libretro is started with the retroarch.cfg and my pad works as expected but i have other issues with mame-libretro so would like to use mame4all.

    I’ve tried using the keyboard, TAB, ESC etc but nothing works, i started the mame4all emulator from cli without loading a rom and controls don’t work on the front-end menu and neither does the keyboard.

    Any ideas?

    PS. Oh and thanks for this amazing setup-script I’ve had so much fun these past few days.

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