Yeah, you can physically plug a multisystem joystick (e.g. Zipstik which you mentioned) to a serial port even though the protocols are completely different. There are tons of joysticks available, so I'd recommend selecting one based on what you are going to play with it (atari etc. emu? arcade games?). A large number of different controllers and joysticks can be connected to RPi via GPIO (and used with emulators), so I wouldn't worry about the compatibility as the first thing. USB-joysticks will also work if they act as standard HID game controller devices (most do).dennisreneholm wrote:Could you link to a controller as a example. Or simply what kind of port i need to get the controller with?
db9... i'm thinking serial xD ?
If you can find an original Zip Stik in good condition (and don't mind soldering a few wires to a db9 male connector), I'd go for that. With a 'retro' USB joystick, you'll likely to bump into today's build quality issues after a few rounds of your favourite button masher.dennisreneholm wrote:Hmm, i want to use it with the amiga emulater, as my goal is to get my superfrog on again!
So, what should i choose, USB zipstick, or original DB9 and get the interface.
I've already ordered 2 USB NES and 2 USB SNES controlleres.
I'm using HDMI. I've missed that github issue, but maybe it was opened after I went through the issues on ES. I'll check on the ES build this afternoon, and post an update accordingly.Aloshi wrote:Issue on GitHub. I can't seem to reproduce it myself with the latest build. Are you sure you're using the latest build of ES? (cd into ~/RetroPie/supplementary/EmulationStation and run 'git pull' then 'make' to be sure)
If you are, what's your setup? HDMI/Composite?
Did you find a solution to this? I'm getting the same "error"johnston wrote:Hi folks.
I got this installed tonight but seem to be having 2 problems (So far)
1st one I'm trying to use a DS3 through a powered USB hub for the meantime. I have SNES ones somewhere I will likely use eventually but need to find them first. Anyway when I try to configure them it's not working. I can press the button for say up then down but when I release down it's recognising something for Right(?) as I release the button. It then follows that pattern for the rest where releasing the button is triggering something.
The second problem is after that it keeps going straight into the APPLE emulator.
Only ROMS so far are SNES ROMs and they are in the SNES folder okay.
Any ideas where I went wrong?
Check your ALSA mixer settings. This page might help.NITROgaming wrote:Got the GBA emulator working great, but still cant get mame, neogeo, or sound from HDMI. I get perfect sound through RCA now through some minor changes. Still requesting assistance
The emulator isn't starting at boot, but i can't switch to other emulators.Aloshi wrote:Do you mean the emulator is launching immediately, or that you can't switch to other emulators? There might be something messed up in the input configuration - check "~/.emulationstation/es_input.cfg" in a text editor. The PS3 controllers usually have the sixaxis motion stuff turned on, and that gets picked up as an axis (if this is happening, you should try and turn it off at the driver level).
Pi_Troubleshooting#Sound]This page might help[/url].