I’ve been playing a bunch of PS1 games through emulation using the BeetlePSX core, and with Touge MAX G, I completed Gymkhana mode but there was always this niggling feeling that something wasn’t quite right with the handling. Not lag, per se, though there was a little of that… but more sensitivity of the analog stick.
It varies wildly between my DualShock 2 (quite slow response) and my PS1 Analog controller (very rapid reponse) being sure to set input type to the correct type of controller.
It’s even the case with the neGcon - indeed one of the in-game controller setup screens for neGcon is where I noticed something was not quite right.
If I had to guess I would say that the response curve (eg. linear, cubic, quadratic, sinusoidal, etc) is wrong. But I don’t really know for sure.
What I’ve tried:
- polling behaviour: early/mid/late
- analog deadzone:
- analog sensitivity:
- neGcon twist response: (BeetlePSX core option, applies to neGcon only)
What I’ve seen:
- Touge MAX G plays a little odd but I could cope; completed Gymkhana mode.
- Touge MAX and Touge MAX 2 are so twitchy they’re unplayable, even with my “less sensitive” DualShock 2.
- Runbabout 2 I found a tiny bit odd but could cope; completed Story mode.
- comparing Beetle to running on real hardware (PS1 game disc in PS2) the difference is night and day. Real hardware is understandably perfect and Beetle is off in a way that I can’t quite understand or put my finger on.
What I need to try:
- compare other PS1 cores/emulators
- some PS1/PS2 controller debug homebrew
I am using a USB adapter and putting controllers into Analog mode before configuring buttons.
Does this sound familiar to anybody?
Am I missing a specific RetroArch setting? Do I need a different USB adaptor? Should I use a different controller?
Q: why don’t the controls exhibit the same behaviour in BeetlePSX as they do on original hardware?