I’m working on my own little project of converting an iCade into a standalone RPi2 emulation machine, and I received my shiny new Controlblock yesterday.
LED, toggle switch and arcade controls all work great so far (thanks petrockblock :)) but I was thinking of adding a couple of SNES ports to the cabinet, to allow 2 player games and a more faithful experience for console games.
So my question is: has anyone here tried that already?
I’m pretty much like Jon Snow as far as retropie is concerned; how could I switch the Controlblock driver from one mode to the other? I assume some command line would be required when launching the SNES emulator to stop the Controlblock service, switch the config file, and restart it. Would that be possible? Can I revert that back to arcade when exiting to ES? Can I do that on a per-game basis?
The best thing would be for the Controlblock driver to detect the SNES controller automatically, or if not possible, to read an extra GPIO pin to decide which mode to use so that I could use a physical switch to toggle between the two modes 🙂