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Title: Retrode 2 works with MAME32 and HyperSpin : SNES Controller
Post by: soft-bug on 29/Feb/2012 11:18:06 PM
Well,

Just to report that using Retrode 2 with v0.17d (i do not know with previous firmware), i can play MAME32 games with SNES controllers plugged to my Retrode 2.

The Megadrice Controller Doesn't work ... both on HyperSpin (A frontend program for running emulator) or into MAME32.

My goal was to determinate if i can save buying PC controllers using Retrode 2 + SNES or Megadrive (Genesis) controller.

Best regards from Paris,

Grégory


Title: Re: Retrode 2 works with MAME32 and HyperSpin : SNES Controller
Post by: emuDrache on 01/Mar/2012 12:09:22 AM
i am surprised the MD ports didnt work.

when you go into usb controller mapping , do you see 4 controllers listed or 2 ?
Title: Re: Retrode 2 works with MAME32 and HyperSpin : SNES Controller
Post by: soft-bug on 01/Mar/2012 08:30:10 AM
Well, to be clear, all tests have been done on Windows system

a) Emulator Fusion (Megaddrive / Genesis) :

Mapping ok for Megadrive controllers (all 4 "Retrode" items shown in the controller selection)
Play ok

b) Emulator Snes9X (SNES) :
Mapping ok for SNES controllers
Play ok

c) HyperSpin
Mapping ok for Megadrive controllers
Mapping ok for SNES controllers

Using NOT WORKING CORRECTLY ok for Megadrive controllers with HyperSpin. The Analogic direction are not usable but few buttons can be used (strange behavior !)
Using  ok for SNES controllers with HyperSpin

d) Mame32

You must use TAB key to define controller mapping when a game is launched (Joystick option selected previously into the Mame32 interface)

Possible to do mapping with SNES controllers (it rocks because all buttons are usable !!!)
Impossible to do mapping with Megadrive controllers

e) To conclude

Maybe a new firmware version can allow : Retrode SNES 1, Retrode SNES 2, Retrode SEGA 1, Retrode SEGA 2 instead of the 4 "Retrode" items listed using Fusion selection

Maybe something to dig and to improve into the firmware for Megadrive / Genesis controller ???

Tests done on Windows Vista Family edition and Windows Xp ...

Regards

Grégory
Title: Re: Retrode 2 works with MAME32 and HyperSpin : SNES Controller
Post by: emuDrache on 01/Mar/2012 09:20:25 AM
You could try the USB keyboard mode

Also are you sure your pad is properly working?

Is the voltage selector switch on 5 volts or 3? (you can peek through the slots to check) other than that maybe matthias has some other ideas
Title: Re: Retrode 2 works with MAME32 and HyperSpin : SNES Controller
Post by: Matthias_H on 01/Mar/2012 02:53:00 PM
This all sounds like more of a software problem than something that should be fixed on the Retrode's side. Felix is right - you should definitely try Keyboard Mode, which maps the Sega controllers to the same keys as SNES controllers. You will lose 4-player functionality but it is probably the most compatible mode.