I have experienced this as well. Here is the fix: Go into the actual Emulator settings (HotKey + B) and input options. Set Player 3-5 to Disabled or none, then set Player 2 to just a controller or disable it. In the same menu options, about halfway down there is an option to Save Input Config and Save Input Game Config (which I assume will save it to only launch with that game). I just disable it for ALL games as I only intend on having 2 players max. Yoshi's Island and other FX based SNES games do not support Multitap and will fail to load.
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RE: Super Mario RPG
RE: Best Bluetooth controller rpi3?
I have a whole drawer of BT dongles that I have acquired over the years. This is the kind that I found to work with my PS3 controller and other BT controllers: http://www.pccomponentes.com/micro_adaptador_bluetooth_usb.html ^That link is just an example. I had 2 that looked identical, 1 worked and 1 did not. Maybe someone can comment and link which ones specifically work. I have a few Pi's laying around and only 1 working adapter that I move between them.
New ScreenSaver with Random Gameplay Videos
I am looking for, and recently found this: https://github.com/Aloshi/EmulationStation/issues/464 It is basically a new screensaver that will randomly pick and launch random games to display for 60 or so seconds (in theory), but it doesn't ever look to have gone anywhere. I think the idea is brilliant but a little out of my league. The idea is so while the ReCalBox is sitting idle, the screensaver will start a script that launching random games for XX time, displaying the title screen and the little, built-in, inactive demos most have, like a true arcade box would. So if you are walking by, and a game is running, you could be like, "Yea sure I'll give this a go for a few". Since the game is already launched when you wake up the system, you just have to press "Start" and play. An alternative solution would be similar but it doesn't actually have to launch games. There could be a setting to "record demo" option while in-game so you can make your own videos while you play and the video gets saved into a folder that the screensaver could cycle through. Thoughts? I am new to all this but haven't found a solution yet. The link above is the closest thing I have found.
RE: Problems using the SFC30 controller
I will keep hammering on it. Right now, I am actually having a really hard time just pairing the controllers. It detects the MAC, takes an awful long time (the controllers will go into sleep if left alone), and it says it was successful, but going into "Configure" doesn't detect them. Both controllers are acting the same and the only thing I can think of was that ReCalbox updated itself the other day. I have been going through erasing the pairing on the gamepad themselves via online instructions, Forgetting Paired devices within the ReCalbox UI, rebooting, etc with little luck on pairing both successfully. It really takes some tinkering lately for some reason. I haven't reverted back to an older 4.0 build yet (my initial install) to see if they pair easier. When I first got the controller and using the older 4.0 software, I had no issue setting it up with 1 controller. I got it setup perfect with 1 controller (powered on, automatic pairing, and just go). When I bought the second controller, had problems pairing the second one, so I forgot all of the paired devices to set up both as new, now I am having problems getting either to register, even trying one at a time (to keep the confusion down or crossed communication maybe). Once I figure it out, I will write up a good instruction guide with step by step. I use the NES30 Pro controllers, so the button instructions are a little different since it has dedicated power/setting buttons.
RE: Problems using the SFC30 controller
I agree with a "Walkthrough". Essentially once a controller is paired, I always have to go into the Configure buttons page. I have TWO nes30 Pros and I have had success getting them both to pair in two configurations: My best config = Controller1 connected as a straight NES30 Pro using just the power button. Controller2 connected as a keyboard using Power+B, as indicated in the instructions. The system WILL NOT recognize any buttons until I map the keys. Alt Config = Controller1 connected as Keyboard using Power+B Controller2 connected as Keyboard using Power+R+B Neither controller is recognized until I map the keys. I have to use either a keyboard or the virtualpad to get them setup every time. The MAIN problem, I face, is that they don't like to autoconnect and the profiles are lost on reboot too. I would love to manually hard code these in so they stick every boot. I am trying to make this as simple as possible to use without the user having to fiddle around with pairing and configs every time. I've found that while controller 1 is normally fine in the emulators, the 2nd controller has to be remapped IN the emulators themselves. Both controllers have been updated to the latest 1.69 8bitdo Nes30Pro firmware. This is the last little issue I have with the ReCalBox build before I build the housing. Any advise?