RetroArch zx speccy configure.. help


What configuration do people use for the speccy…!?
I get to the start screen and u usually have to press ‘0’ to start… do other people configure the side buttons as a ‘0’ .!?



After much anger I came to the conclusion that if you want to emulate a ZX Spectrum (or an Amiga) on Picade (or any other similar system), the best is to hook up a real keyboard. I use an old bluetooth keyboard with my RasPi 3B.

I think that the main reason is that the real system had a keyboard and it was used in the games. And most games use different keys, so if you have many games, you will spend much time configuring everything.

In lr-fuse, with the following code in /opt/retropie/configs/all/zxspectrum/retroarch.cfg, the Picade joystick works as a “Kempston” and the physical keyboard works too (except the “space” key which still has to be chosen in the virtual keyboard):

  • input_libretro_device_p1 = “513”
  • input_player1_analog_dpad_mode = “0”
  • input_libretro_device_p2 = “0”
  • input_player2_analog_dpad_mode = “0”
  • input_libretro_device_p3 = “259”
  • input_player3_analog_dpad_mode = “0”
  • input_libretro_device_p4 = “0”
  • input_player4_analog_dpad_mode = “0”
  • input_libretro_device_p5 = “0”
  • input_player5_analog_dpad_mode = “0”

But of course, with no supplementary configuration, in “Ant Attack” you still need the physical keyboard and remember which key does what…


ZX-Spectrum joystick configuration (lr-fuse)