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How to run Atari800 emulator on RetroPie without a keyboard?


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#1 Forrest OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 11:22 PM

I can easily run 2600 games under Stella with just a SNES gamepad under RetroPie, but not having much luck running Atari 8-bit computer games using the same gamepad. I would need to map the Option (F2), Select (f3), Start (F4), Cold Reset (Shift F5) and Exit Emulator (F9) to gamepad buttons. This would allow me to run Atari 8-bit games without a keyboard. There are enough unused buttons on the gamepad for these functions. Any ideas?



#2 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 13, 2019 4:29 AM

It's not just that, some games use other keyboard keys for second and third gameplay actions. There are even a handfull of atari 2600 cartridges that use the console switches for game actions.

You'd have to find a way to map game controller buttons to keyboard keys. There's a joy2key program and another called xboxdrv.
https://github.com/R...g-Using-xboxdrv

#3 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 13, 2019 5:40 AM

Should have said that with some emulators you can map all these functions to controller buttons, e.g. Stella. If you can't do it with the emulator than mapping controller buttons to keyboard keys is a workaround.

#4 ToddL OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 2:10 PM

Are you using lr-atari800 or standalone Atari800?

 

If using lr-atari800, see if this helps: https://docs.libretr...brary/atari800/

 

Option = L1

Select = Select

Start = Start

 

Reset and Exit Emulator should be the same hotkey combinations that you use with other lr emulators.






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