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SNES Controller issues? Update your firmware.
« on: 20/Mar/2012 02:28:36 PM »
The latest firmware contains an important fix for the SNES controller part. If you are experiencing problems, make sure to find it here, and install it according to instructions. Mac users, here are instructions for firmware update for you.

Please let us know if this solves your controller troubles. (On a different note, I can't seem to get my mouse to work at the moment. Will be fixed in a future update.)
« Last Edit: 06/Dec/2013 10:03:18 AM by Matthias_H »
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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #1 on: 01/Apr/2012 07:07:30 PM »
Ok, this did not work for me.  I recently bought Retrode and tried to use it for the first time.  Everything works fine, except that the controllers don't work (original SNES controllers).  I have plugged it into a Mac with Snow Leopard (10.6) and a Win 7 (64) box.  I have updated the firmware to v0.17f.  Finally, we hooked the SNES console itself up to a TV and plugged the controllers into it.  The controllers worked fine attached to the original console.  Help.  Does it matter which emulator I use?

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #2 on: 02/Apr/2012 01:40:29 AM »
Sorry to hear about your trouble, let's see what we can do about it. It does matter which emulator you use, especially under unixoid systems such as Linux or Mac OS.

How exactly did you establish that the controllers "don't work"- did you configure the emulator to use them in the first place? (Because you have to).
Under Windows, does the game controller dialog in the Control Panel react to controller input? (The left SNES port should be the first USB controller in the list of four.)

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #3 on: 02/Apr/2012 04:22:27 AM »
Ok, thank you for explaining that I had to configure the emulator.  While, in retrospect, that probably should of been obvious, in my defense, this is my first time using an emulator.  Currently,  I am using bsnes.  Are there any emulators that you would recommend for SNES.  Thanks.

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #4 on: 02/Apr/2012 07:12:49 AM »
Snes9x and ZSNES are both good and popular emulators, and I believe both are multi-platform (though ZSNES contains quite a bit of assembly so works only on x86 platforms - PCs and Macs essentially)

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #5 on: 02/Apr/2012 04:36:28 PM »
Thanks.  I'll give them a try.

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #6 on: 03/Apr/2012 12:28:21 AM »
Muzer's tutorial for Windows 7, ZSNES and Gens is now online! Thanks Muzer for the detailed documentation, and FelixV who edited it for the website.
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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #7 on: 06/Apr/2012 10:40:09 AM »
I just updated the firmware to version 0.17f.
two things I immediately noticed:
  • The config file is now reporting version 0.17e (I never installed 0.17e, I was upgrading directly from 0.17d)
  • The sramReadonly setting is  already set to 0.  Is this suppoed to be disabled by default now?

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #8 on: 06/Apr/2012 03:32:32 PM »
Hi Neelix,

Indeed, v0.17f has a wrong version number embedded. I guess I'll add a note on the firmware page. Updating the firmware does not overwrite your config settings. Did you have [sramReadOnly] set to 0 before the update?

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17f
« Reply #9 on: 06/Apr/2012 03:49:21 PM »
Hi Matthias,

Yeah, but its always reverted to default whenever I've updated the firmware in the past.
So the "sudo dfu-programmer at90usb646 erase"  command doesn't clear the config?

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17g
« Reply #10 on: 03/May/2012 12:07:55 PM »
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sudo dfu-programmer at90usb646 eraseerases the firmware, not the settings file

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17g
« Reply #11 on: 04/May/2012 12:56:51 AM »
The settings are in EEPROM, not in flash. So they should be retained when the firmware is updated.
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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17g
« Reply #12 on: 14/Jun/2012 07:30:06 PM »
Hi,

I just bought the Retrode, so I'm a total noob. Tried to play a game with original SNES-Controller, but it won't work. Already updated to 0.17g with no effect. If i push a button, the Retrode LED lits up, but it won't work in the game.

I tried with zsnesw151 and snes9x-1.53. Configuration seems OK for me (controller activated).

What do I miss?

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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17g
« Reply #13 on: 14/Jun/2012 11:06:42 PM »
Configuration seems OK for me (controller activated).

Are you referring to the RETRODE.CFG file, or controller configuration within the emulator? The tutorials section on retrode.org, http://www.retrode.org/tutorials/, gives a few examples.
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Re: SNES Controller issues? Update to firmware v0.17g
« Reply #14 on: 15/Jun/2012 05:04:13 PM »
Silly me...

I didn't get that I have to press the buttons within emulator configuration. Now everything works perfect. Thank you, have a nice weekend!