As part of my first post, I want to start with a light rant due to the slight frustration I’m experiencing so far with RetroArch and simply ask; Is ANY part of using this software NOT a finicky mess that works the first or third time? p.s. don’t hate me, I actually love this interface so far otherwise
admittedly now that I think about it, some of my issues may be due to Launchbox complicating things
Now onto my issue;
I am using RetroArch 1.15 (on Windows 11) and trying to get some controllers working properly. At the moment, I have an 8bitdo controller that I HAD finally gotten to work in Port 1. Now I am trying to set up 2 Nintendo Online/Switch NES controllers. My pc seems to recognize them both as what they are when connecting to bluetooth. RetroArch however recognized ONE of the two as “NES Controller” the first time I went to change it’s mapping to properly match the NES/rom interfacing. The second controller comes up as “Wireless Controller”. After that, now they both are just “Wireless Controller”.
Now, I mapped controller one as one would map it. Start = Start, A = A, etc. Doesn’t seem to work. When I load a rom, the only button doing anything is that my Start button is acting as some sort of fast-forward. When I go back to the Port 1 definitions and click “Default” and then save the profile, the next time I load into a game the same mapping happens. I then exit and go back to Port 1 settings and ‘default’ is just reset back to my configuration that didn’t work and I’m stuck in that loop. The default will not stay as default. What can I do?