Adding a USB joystick for player 2


#1

Hi,
I have a USB joystick that I want to add to my Picade as a controller for Player 2. If I plug my joystick into the RP3b+ in my Picade and configure it, it just controls player 1 - exactly like the controls on the Picade itself.

I cannot get it (the USB joystick) to control player 2. I’ve read that if I plug in two USB joysticks it will work, but that’s not an option. I’ve also read that the solution would be to install the Joystick-Selector script for RetroPie and make a global configuration this way. If I try this, however, it just shows “Unset” and “USB 1” (can’t remember the exact name of my USB joystick). If I unplug the USB stick it just writes “Unset” as my only option. I haven’t tried messing with this and setting USB 1 as Player 2 and leaving player 1 as Unset - I’m afraid that I’ll ruin my normal setup.

Can anybody help me out here?

I’d really love to have the extra joystick for some arcade games and NES/SNES games.


#2

Ok, I decided to try leaving Player 1 as unset in “Joystick Selection” and selecting the USB joystick as the controller for Player 2. It works… sort of.

The build in controls on the Picade controls Player 1 and the USB joystick controls Player 2… and player 1.

Any ideas on how to disable the usb joystick for Player 1 and only having it control Player 2?


#3

Hi,

The joystick and controls on the Picade should output as keyboard, so does it work if you select keyboard as the controller for P1 and the USB joystick for P2?


#4

Hi,

Sorry been busy and away from my picade too long.
I can’t Seem to select keyboard for any player? I can select “UNSET” or USB 1 joystick. How do you select keyboard as controls for a player?


#5

Hi,

It should be picked up automatically if you try and configure any of the buttons with a keyboard button, is it just not registering? If not, try exiting to the command line and see if any of the buttons or joystick outputs any letters or directions - joystick should be arrow keys and the buttons should I believe output letters.


#6

On the command line: Some of the buttons output letters (x,z and i), some does nothing and the joystick acts as arrow keys - so everything should work correctly, right?

Really can’t figure this one out. My USB joystick controls player 2 and player 1 at the same time. The build-in Picade controls controls player 1. I just want to have the USB joystick to only control player 2.