Hotkeys question

Hi All,

I just built a new picade console and everything is working great except I cannot get the Load/Save State hotkeys working.

Everything is stock Retropie 4.2 and picade pcb. I’ve mapped Left shoulder to button 3 and Right Shoulder to button 6 in Emulation Station. All other default hotkeys work except when I press “Select+Right Shoulder” or “Select+Left Shoulder” nothing happens. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.



I’ve noticed the same problem yesterday.
The “L” and “R” buttons (3&6) work in games as expected. But together with “Select” the don’t work as “Save” and “Load”.
I’m still running the default firmware on the Picade PCB.



Has anyone found a solution to this issue, please?


I remember having the same trouble. My solution was to change the hotkey configuration so that increase/decrease save slot and save/load state where mapped to select and joystick up/down/left/right. I will check my config and post my solution later or on the weekend. Im on retropie 3.8 but it might work on 4.2.

OK, I checked what I did.

  1. Picade PCB is configured as Keyboard with default firmware
  2. retropie 3.8, but this should work with 4.2 too
  3. manually edited /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg so this config works for all emulators:

input_load_state = "up"
input_load_state_btn = "nul"
input_load_state_axis = "nul"
input_save_state = "down"
input_save_state_btn = "nul"
input_save_state_axis = "nul"
input_state_slot_increase = "right"
input_state_slot_increase_btn = "nul"
input_state_slot_increase_axis = "nul"
input_state_slot_decrease = "left"
input_state_slot_decrease_btn = "nul"
input_state_slot_decrease_axis = “nul”

So I got load state at joystick up, save state at joystick down, increase slot at joystick right and decrease slot at joystick left. Takes a little while to get used to but works like a charm.