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#1 TPR OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:28 PM

I'm working on getting Atari 8-Bit set up in RetroPie using the Atari800 emulator and most everything seems to be working just fine except for this:
 
My WASD keys don't deliver any input at all. I've tried multiple keyboards, checked to make sure they aren't currently bound to joystick controls in the emulator and I assume there is somewhere in the emulator which is binding them to "movement" but I can't seem to find it.
 
So right now, any game that requires pressing "S" to start, like the Scott Adams adventure games, I can't do anything with because my "S" key doesn't work.
 
I've scoured Google looking for solution but it seems there aren't many people who have set up Atari800 on the RetroPie because it most certainly isn't the most user friendly of emulators.
 
Anyone else run into this same issue and found a solution? Thank you in advance for your help!

 

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#2 TPR OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:05 PM

I just figured it out... someone mentioned they must be bound to joystick inputs and at first I was all no, I dont, I have player one set to to the arrow keys, not keyboard keys...

And then it dawned on me... shit... just because Im not thinking about Player 2 or testing with Player 2 doesnt mean they arent mapped to something...

And sure enough, some things that seem like they should be so obvious sometimes arent until someone else mentions it! Works fine now! #RookieMistake

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#3 CyranoJ ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:57 PM

I would love a retropie image with just (no snes, neogeo,etc) the Atari world on it.

2600/a8/5200/7800/st and even the jaguar although I understand it is currently very slow and laggy.

Should all fit nicely on an 8gb card.

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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:51 PM

Got everything sorted out today and I weeded through a ton of games and landed somewhere around 700+ titles.  Can anyone see any obvious omissions that I might have looked past by accident?  Thanks for your input!



#5 E474 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:59 AM

Hi CyranoJ,

Retropie only adds machine emulators to its menu if it finds ROMs for them.

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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:44 AM

I would love a retropie image with just (no snes, neogeo,etc) the Atari world on it.

2600/a8/5200/7800/st and even the jaguar although I understand it is currently very slow and laggy.

Should all fit nicely on an 8gb card.

This is one of the many projects I'm currently working on, even/also including just the Atari arcade titles and a custom theme. I thought a good name would be AtariBOX. That project is taking a while because of the amount of missing gameplay videos I'm having to record.



#7 tane OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:35 AM

Got everything sorted out today and I weeded through a ton of games and landed somewhere around 700+ titles.  Can anyone see any obvious omissions that I might have looked past by accident?  Thanks for your input!

 

About the atari800 emulator, when you press the joystick start button: does it work? or do you need a keyboard with F4?

 

Have you tested the kat5200 emulator? It's has been built with the START mapped to the joystick (you only need a keyboard to configure once, also, there was a 'detail' saving the configuration in the right folder). The Xbox360 controller is the standard joystick for Retropie.

 

https://github.com/f...at5200-Retropie

 

https://retropie.org...r-experimental/

 

 

An Atari theme will also be great.


Edited by tane, Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:36 AM.






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