File: RetroArch-1.7.3-x64-setup OS: Windows 10 Pro Controller: iBuffalo USB Gamepad (BSGP815GY)
When installing RetroArch, the default installation file path is “C:\Users[username]\AppData\Roaming\RetroArch” (no quotes). While installing it to that folder works, I don’t want to do that. Almost every program I have ever encountered does not install to there, and most of them install to the following file path: “C:\Program Files (x86)” (no quotes). However, when I try to install it there, it doesn’t actually install. The setup concludes that the installation was successful, but no actual files were created in that folder, nor were they created in the default file path. When “removing” the program via Control Panel, I receive the following message: “An error occurred while trying to uninstall RetroArch 1.7.3. It may have already been uninstalled. Would you like to remove RetroArch 1.7.3 from the Programs and Feature list?”. Long story short, it’s clear to me that the program was never installed, and I don’t understand why. I understand I can just install it to the default file path, but I don’t want to. Any ideas or suggestions on what to do? Any idea why this won’t work? Any help would be appreciated.
When setting up the inputs for my USB gamepad, no matter what I do, the buttons don’t behave properly within the RetroArch UI (haven’t tested within a ROM, but that is not my concern at the moment). Below, I will list how each button functions (this is true for if I manually define the button configuration, or leave at the defaults):
-A: Goes back a menu item (return) -B: Selects menu item (confirm) -X: Either brings up a search function, or jumps to the bottom of the menu category (jumping to the bottom does not work properly ever time) -Y: Jumps to the top of the menu category -Up: Up -Down: Down -Left: Left -Right: Right -Start: Closes RetroArch -Select: Brings up information about menu item -L: Jumps to the top of the menu category -R: Jumps to the bottom of the menu category (does not work properly every time)
TL;DR The A and B buttons are reversed, which is the biggest concern I have (although, with regard to the other buttons, some perform either flat-out weird functions or fail to work properly). What is going on here? Any ideas or suggestions for this? I am aware that I can just use the keyboard to perform these functions (arrow keys, enter, and backspace), but it’s obviously not ideal. This program just strikes me as broken and incomplete (Start should not just close the program instantly, and I can’t figure a way to get rid of the search function whenever I accidentally bring it up).
- When/if I finally get this program working fine, would someone be able to recommend which cores I should install for each system? I want to run the best possible cores for each systems; my PC should be able to run anything (CPU: i7 6700K, RAM: 16 GB DDR4, GPU: GTX 1070).