Set Up USB Trackball in Recalbox
ranpar1 last edited by ranpar1
Hi, I am new to Recalbox and I installed a USB trackball in my cabinet control panel. The system is running on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. I can access Recalbox through my home computer over the network using the IP address, but I do not see a way to add the trackball setup. I see: Index, Monitoring, Audio, Bios, etc., but I do not see where to add a command for a trackball. It probably needs to be set up as a mouse, but I do not know how. Any help is appreciated and please be courteous to the newbie.
By the way, I already did a search on this forum and found a whole lot of nothing to help. There is nothing about setting up a trackball with recalbox.
I received yesterday a PS2 trackball + usb converter from Alieexpress.
I plugged on my 3b+.
Worked from the first minute using MAME and appropriate games (Centiped, Rampart, etc), nothing to change in parameter. I should now take time to tweak sensibility for each game.
Hi @bernie-ran, may you share the links of your hardware with us ? Thanx.
Yes, @Bernie-ran please share your set up. The trackball I bought has a built in usb encoder, but it does not work in MAME trackball games. Thanks.
Update: I managed to get several of the original trackball MAME games to work with the trackball. The problem was that my build has a few games that say they are MAME games, but are really just bad image copies, so the MAME protocols do not work. I deleted all of the bad copies and kept only the official MAME games.
So, I guess the next question is: Is it possible to make the trackball work for say an Atari 7800 version of Centipede, Millipede, Marble Madness, etc. ?
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@ranpar1 not if those games were not designed for these kind of controller
acris last edited by
Here what I bought (trackball + PS@ to usb adapter);
I saw that promo (cheaper) after I bought:
My setup: Raspi3b+, OC1500, External USBKey 128mb, Recalbox 6.0, ps2 to USB converter => trackball.
Yes, thanks Acris.
I will do that once I’ve finished to clean my MAME romset (again) and sort out all the games I keep.
I used this one. Nothing fancy, but it already has USB plug so no need for extra encoders.
It works good on the MAME games, just was hoping to use it for other systems.