Hello, Just wanted to start by saying thank you for creating such a well equipped, solid front end. This thing has been working great so far for me. You just can’t ask for much more when it comes to an emu. Simple, intuitive menus and just the options that matter. It’s great!
After playing with it for the past few days and setting up several of the compatible cores on my 360, I came across just 2 issues. I might find another… but 2 small issues is nothing to complain about after seeing what RetroArch can do!
I found with Mednafen PCE Fast v0.9.28 (mednafen_pce_fast.xex)
This same issue has been brought up in the Wii release thread twice for v0.9.8.4 as well; see here and I will post the other link in the next reply I make.
When opening a PC Engine ROM, such as Adventure Island I will almost always have the game start up unresponsive to any user input on the controller (standard Xbox 360 controller) and the joystick stuck in the up position. It doesn’t matter what buttons you press on the controller. Nothing will stop the emulator from thinking the joystick is stuck in the up position. When it occurs I can still always press R3 (the right joystick button) and escape to the RetroArch menus. Once I do that, there is no scrolling or issues with the controller in these menus. But once you return to the game it is just the same as it was when you left it.
This occurs about 90% of the time. If it doesn’t occur immediately, it will get stuck in the up position less than a minute into gameplay.
Testing this core with a SuperGrafx ROM, I got it to work for the first time, but the same issue re-surfaced partway into the games I tried (1941 - Counter Attack and Aldynes)
I have tried the following with no luck:
Disabled D-Pad Emulation in the controllers menu.
Set as many of the controls to “No Button” as I could change.
Ensured my SYSCARD3.PCE was in both the system folder and the folder where the ROMs reside. (Shouldn’t be necessary anyways from my experience so far… I just gave it a shot to see if it made any difference)
Tried many different ROMs
Tried issuing Resets from the Quick Menu
This is hardly important, but I found that I can’t change the assignments for certain buttons to what I’d like them to be set to. It would just be nice to be able to set some of the buttons to my personal preference on some games.
If I want to set RetroPad Button A to X or Y, I am unable to because they are not options in the list of possible buttons to assign.
The same goes for trying to set RetroPad button X to hardware button A or B.
PC Engine would be cool to get figured out. If I knew more about how the controllers interfaced with RetroArch and in turn with the emulator modules, I would try my hand at helping… but my skills are pretty lacking.
Anyways, just figured I’d mention my findings. Meanwhile, I’m going to keep having fun with this thing! Thanks guys!