I decided to replace default Zippy joystick that came with iCade with Sanwa JLF-TP-8Y-MB without mounting plate that fits perfectly into mounting holes in the casing. In order to overcome some configuration issues created by physical mounting of the joystick I needed to look into xboxdrv.
Continue reading “Retropie USB Universal Controller Calibration & Mapping with xboxdrv”
Like I said in my previous post I had to rotate my joystick for 90 degrees so I needed to figure out how to change the controls to fit my new layout.
One thing that annoyed me with AdvMAME was when you map exit from the emulator to Select + Start you get this nagging message asking to “Continue” or “Exit”. Continue reading “Switch axis in advmame and fix exit with start + select”
I recently replaced original icade joystick made by Zippy with the one from Sanwa. In order to fit the new joystick properly in the icade I needed to rotate the base 90 degrees.
This means vertical axis is now horizontal one and vice versa. It’s easy to re-configure this in EmulationStation and all changes will be properly propagated to retroarch configuration files.
Where it fails short is some other emulator configuration files that need to be fixed manually. This was the chase with Final Burn Alpha (pifba) that I use for games like Metal Slug. Continue reading “Switch axis in pifba retropie emulator configuration”
If you like me have for example folder filled with NES rom files that end with .nes extension and you would like to zip them all up in individual files to save some space.
I use this one-liner to zip all my NES collection so that it will take less space on my USB stick when I transfer it to my bartop arcade running RetroPie:
for file in *.nes ; do zip "$file.zip" "$file"; done
Continue reading “Bash zip all files in directory one by one in individual zips”
There is a lot of things you can do with Raspberry Pi, but for retro-game lover it can be a dream project enabler. Continue reading “Ultimate iCade Raspberry Pi bartop arcade mod – Part I – The Hardware”