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  1. Would this unit be hard to modify for someone with no experience? I've been looking for an all in 1 setup like this to cover all options. If I had both sticks set to 8 way for crazy climber (my favorite), have you ever heard of a controller that would also be able to have another 4 way stick on it for games like pac man also so I would never have to change or mess with controllers?
  2. Is that pretty easy for a lay person without soldering equipment etc. or are there people out there who make custom sticks for a decent price?
  3. Does anyone know of any dual arcade stick units which are a more portable in size? I would want to use it for 1 player at a time for games like Crazy Climber. Thank you.
  4. Thank you. I added firmware first to the adapter on my pc and that was recognized as successful. I'll try the joystick there. After that, would you know how to proceed adding this to retropie system on my tv? Does it need to get configured as a controller on emulation station or any of the individual atari emulators (2600 or 800)? Its all locked up when I try it so I was wondering if something somewhere in the system has to be configured. Also at what point in retropie startup would the adapter be plugged in and at what point would the joystick be plugged in? The 8bitdo analog sticks work perfect with the atari emulators, its just not the same feel as the joystick for those old games. Finally, are there any modifications that could be made to the 8bitdo for 4 way games like mame pacman on the analog sticks? Thank you very much to all who have helped. My system is working great otherwise thanks to all the help from here. My last step has been trying to get a good controller configuration.
  5. Hello. Would anyone know how to properly configure the Ultimate PC Interface V3 with a Hyperkin Trooper 2600 Joystick so it can play Atari 2600 games on Retropie? I also have an 8bitdo sn30 pro plus Bluetooth controller and wireless keyboard for helping to set up and use if necessary. I can't seem to figure out the proper steps to get this going. The system currently works great if only 8bitdo is on. Thank you for any help!
  6. Hello everyone! Still working through finishing setup on my new emulation system. I was looking at the Ultimate PC Interface V3 for old controllers to plug into USB on pi. Mainly want to use it for Intellivision and Atari 2600 and Atari 800 emulators on Raz Pi 3b+ Retropie Emulation Station setup with original controllers. I had a few questions: -Will it work well on that setup? -Will the controllers always be easily recognized by that system as I unplug and swap them or will I have to reconfigure every time? -What effect will the adapter have on my current 8 bit do sn30 pro + bluetooth controller which is the only one I use right now? Will that still be easily recognizable without reconfiguring when I swap it with the adapter? I really appreciate any experience or feedback on this. Or if someone recommends another adapter that might be smoother for this usage. I saw that Bliss Box 4 way adapter might be good also. Thank you!
  7. Hello,

    Was looking at the Ultimate PC Interface V3 on your site. Mainly want to use it for Intellivision and Atari 2600 and Atari 800 emulators on Raz Pi 3b+ Retropie Emulation Station setup with original controllers. I had a few questions:

    -Will it work well on that setup?

    -Will the controllers always be easily recognized by that system as I unplug and swap them or will I have to reconfigure every time?

    -What effect will your adapter have on my current 8 bit do sn30 pro + controller which is the only one I use right now? Will that still be easily recognizable without reconfiguring when I swap it with your adapter?

    I really appreciate your feedback on this. Thank you!

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    2. dualcam

      dualcam

      Sorry, I didn't get a notice for your May 17 message.  To use the Ultimate V3 -

      - set the Ultimate switches all up

      - connect the USB

      - connect the joystick

      - hold the joystick fire button and press the Ultimate button between the cables

      That Ultimate plug (A or B) is now set for that controller.  Repeat on the other plug if you want to use it.

       

      If you have a windows PC, first test it in joy.cpl.  This way you are not having to also worry about emulator settings.  When you see it working in joy.cpl, then try it on the Retropie.

       

    3. lplp

      lplp

      Thank you very much. It all worked perfect on the pc test and then I got it working on my pc emulators. I guess I'll tackle the retropie next. 

      Just to clarify:

      At what point from startup would I plug into into retropie?

      Will it need the button pushes again or now only needs that if I use a different controller?

      The emulators will need to be mapped like on the pc?

       

    4. dualcam

      dualcam

      I don't think matters when you plug in the Ultimate in to the RPi.  The Ultimate remembers the last controller, so you only need to repeat if you want to change to a different one.  There is mapping in Emulation Station and you may need to also map in the individual emulator - depends on the emulator.

  8. Any suggestion for the best source to scrape from for those old systems? I'm running screenscraper since it was on top of the list. Is there ever a need to run from other sources also. It gave 5 or 6 choices on sky scraper.
  9. Hello, I was on here last week and you all gave some great advice about info and input for setting up my first retropie system on raspberry pi 3b+. I'm using old emulators like atari 2600, atari 800, Apple 2 and mame. It's taken a while to figure out but it's mostly up and running. I think my next steps would be scraping and backing up my image. I loaded skyscraper but also heard about Selph scraper. Before I begin, does anyone have a recommendation on which is the best scraper for these older systems? Thank you again!
  10. Hello. As mentioned in thread last week, I ordered a bunch of components to put together Raspberry Pi 3b+ Retropie system. Much has arrived but not controller yet. I'm excited to get started on it and was wondering if I could begin setup with just a USB keyboard since the 8bitdo controller won't be here until later in the week. I have the pi itself with power supply, case, hdmi cable, and mini sd card with reader. Can I circle back later to add the controller or should I just wait for it all at once? Thank you!
  11. Gonna get the 3b+ as recommended above.
  12. Great. Thank you. I guess I will order all the components from the tutorial and pick a controller. I already have some micro SD cards. Is it worth trying a Bluetooth controller with a USB dongle switch or is the straight plug in USB controller better? Is swapping controllers easy for different uses or try to stick with one as much as possible?
  13. Thank you all for the leads! That link has lots of good information and structure. I think that's the sort of thing I was looking for. I started googling around for roms for the older systems (atari 800, atari 2600, mame arcade games, etc) which is all I'm looking for. Is there any good sites to use to find latest versions/sets?
  14. Thank you very much for the help to get this started! I guess l'll give a shot at setting it up myself with Raspberry Pi and RetroPie. My next questions would be: *There is so much stuff online. Does anyone know of a good, solid step by step tutorial that they've used to get this done from beginning to end which would include the specific websites and parts needed and where to get them? *For the older game emulators, which is best version of Raspberry Pi to most avoid frequent glitch issues? *Where exactly would I find the "loaded image" and which ones are best to cover the older systems? *Any specific brand/model usb controllers recommended that cover most of these older games smoothly, especially from a joystick perspective? Seems like many of them don't have joysticks on them. Thank you all again for any leads!
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