Saved and rebooted. I am now able to use both home made controllers to navigate emulationstation after setting them up in ES BUT I can not seem to figure out how to get them to work with the ROM’s. I have tried hitting F1 when in game, no menu pops up. I have gone into startx GUI and used file manager to view all of the files including the hidden ones and I can not find any evidence of retroarch anywhere in the folders or .cfg files. I have been reading and posting at raspberry.org forums (over 80 posts) to try and get some help on fixing my issue to no avail so I though I would migrate over here and see if any of you good people could lend a hand. My project arcade is now complete with the exception of this issue, here is a few pictures of it:
Any help would greatly be appreciated! I have been working 8 hours a day for the last 2 weeks trying to resolve this and am about to pull my hair out after spending over 600.00 on components and over 140 hours hand fabricating the RetroPie off grid box.