Reicast controls and remapping not responding

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Reicast controls and remapping not responding

Post by blu3rav3n » Mon May 20, 2019 11:59 am

So reicast is installed along with the bios but when I hit the (start Reicast) I am left at the time and date screen. No input recognized.


Now as for a controller im using the teensyboard in the Wii u gamepad project. This works fine in every other emu so not sure why the hang up on reicast.

I have tried to ssh into pi and manually map the controls but I get hung up on the very first option of "do you want to map a button to exit the emulator? y/n" . If I hit y on my bluetooth keyboard thats paired with the pi, or from a pc over the network I get the next option of "press that button now...." but it freezes up the moment I hit a button on the teensy controller.

Is there a way I can grab the controller mapping file from one emulator and paste it into the reicast folder (after editing the text file im sure)? Anyone else run into this issue?

This is the same method ive been trying for reference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewDhNVK7ook

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Re: Reicast controls and remapping not responding

Post by VeteranGamer » Mon May 20, 2019 2:49 pm

this has been a issue for me as well (very disappointing).....

I think (NOOB thinking) the issue is that the Teensy is NOT setup as a controller....
but as a Keyboard and Mouse (kinda like two devices)

I've tried to setup the Wii U Gamepad, but where I hit a brick wall is with the Analog stick/Joystick....
I've been able to set the Dpad and buttons OK


Hopefully there is someone out there that has configured it .....
(and is willing to share the secret)



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Re: Reicast controls and remapping not responding

Post by blu3rav3n » Tue May 21, 2019 6:34 am

VeteranGamer wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:49 pm
this has been a issue for me as well (very disappointing).....

I've tried to setup the Wii U Gamepad, but where I hit a brick wall is with the Analog stick/Joystick....
I've been able to set the Dpad and buttons OK

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Would you be able to upload your config file? Or even does it create a .cfg file? Im curious to see if it couldn't be edited with the correct id of the teensy.
VeteranGamer wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:49 pm

I think (NOOB thinking) the issue is that the Teensy is NOT setup as a controller....
but as a Keyboard and Mouse (kinda like two devices)
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That's what I was thinking as well but even with a different controller or even keyboard attached I cant get it to map a button. It just locks up and never creates that config file. I disabled the auto config for dreamcast in root but that didnt seem to help either.

Github has a ton of mappings for controllers and I wondered if I followed their thinking and edited the name/controls to match that of the teensy maybe it would work. Here's what I was thinking I would base it off of from their site. Now Id have to also grab lets say the psx config file already on there so that it had the correct values to transfer over but in theory it could work.

[emulator]
mapping_name = Xbox Gamepad (userspace driver)
btn_escape = 0x13a

[dreamcast]
btn_a = 0x130h
btn_b = 0x131h
btn_c =
btn_d = 0x139h
btn_x = 0x133h
btn_y = 0x134h
btn_z = 0x138h
btn_start = 0x13Bh
axis_x = 0x00
axis_y = 0x01
axis_trigger_left = 0x0a
axis_trigger_right = 0x09

[compat]
axis_dpad1_x = 0x10
axis_dpad1_y = 0x11

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Re: Reicast controls and remapping not responding

Post by djobbydjobba » Wed May 22, 2019 12:48 pm

I feel kind of relieved reading this as I experience the same issue. Teensy 2 as well. No way to get joy-config to recognise the analog stick... were you successful at swaping the config files as mentioned in your last post ?

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Re: Reicast controls and remapping not responding

Post by blu3rav3n » Thu May 23, 2019 6:34 am

djobbydjobba wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:48 pm
I feel kind of relieved reading this as I experience the same issue. Teensy 2 as well. No way to get joy-config to recognise the analog stick... were you successful at swaping the config files as mentioned in your last post ?

I havnt heard back yet from VeteranGamer yet on if his emulator was able to create the config file so not sure. I havnt had time yet myself to try and pull a config file from my pi and see if I can edit it. Ill actually get a chance while im at work today so Ill keep you posted if I come across anything.

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Re: Reicast controls and remapping not responding

Post by blu3rav3n » Fri May 31, 2019 5:58 am

So no go so far on creating a config file. From what ive been able to gather theres 2 files that should be in the folders of the dreamcast folder of reicast.

One file in the root directory and one inside the folder called "mappings". The file in the root directory calls on the file in mappings to tell it which controller its using. But since I cant create a button config file ive got nothing to work off of. I tired manual configuring one of the other files with the teensy info in place (device id#, name, button config file from a different emulator). Also no go. The way they teensy seems to have it config file is way different the any of the controller files in the dreamcast mappings folder.

I found this while searching and it seems someone from here had it kinda working ( just inverted ). I dont know if anyone knows anything on why his seems to work? viewtopic.php?t=2285&start=10

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