Official Retroarch WiiU (wip.)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by aliaspider, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. wiiztec

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    I don't know how one download for every core is "unified" to you but I did find there was a plain retroarch in there with all the unnecessary core specific ones, unfortunately it blackscreens on startup. It's clear that it's actually working I just can't see what I'm doing. I tried both latest versions on https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/nintendo/wiiu/ regular and rpx and same thing
     
  2. Radius4

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    uh...
    I only have one entry in HBL and WiiU menu.
    Just extract the zip in the sdcard, and use the forwarder, that's all you gotta do.
     
  3. QuarkTheAwesome

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    Hey all! gblues has finished up his HID driver, and is looking for people to test it out before it gets merged into the nightlies. Have a look at the code here, if you want.

    Here's what changed:
    • DualShock 3 controllers and the Wii U GameCube Adapter are supported now, we're yet to write drivers for other controllers
    • Controllers other than the gamepad are now placed in the first available slot instead of predefined ones
    • No config file support yet (working on it!)
    The really important things that need testing are general stability (hotplugging weird and wonderful controllers, switching cores, etc.) and analog inputs (sticks etc.) which haven't been confirmed working yet.

    If you'd like to help out, you can download a bunch of test cores with the new HID driver built in here. You can post your results over on GitHub or in this thread, I'll make sure gblues sees it.

    Thanks guys!
     
  4. Billy Acuña

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    Yay! HID is back to Retroarch WiiU!!!
    Thanks for inform us Quarks
     
  5. Maxbeta

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    Does this mean xbox360 arcade controllers like the USB Madkatz Street Fighter ones may work as plug and play someday soon?
     
  6. cruplezone

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    If it's x input probably not.
     
  7. R0B0T0

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    Excellent! I LOVE that controllers will now grab the first open slot.

    Just to be clear, specifically DS3 and the Gamecube adapter need testing, as they are the only HID devices currently supported?

    Looking forward to adding configs for other controllers when that is supported again, as I have a bunch I used to use regularly before HID was removed.
     
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  8. Radius4

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    All xinput pads are just hid devices.
     
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  9. cruplezone

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    Afaik Xbox (3660, one) devices do not use standard usb hid messaging and use the modified xinput as opposed to direct input instead, which most hid implementations never actually support. Yes they're 'hid devices' doesn't mean they'll work
     
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  10. Radius4

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    You can use xinput pads in dinput only games just fine
     
  11. cruplezone

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    Are you talking about on PC? Don't see how that's related. Definitely not without a special driver being installed. Plug your controller into a Linux or mac (without specially isntalled drivers) and watch how they fail to initialize they need special drivers.
     
  12. Radius4

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    Hmmm didn't think about it that way, guess you may be right.
     
  13. Billy Acuña

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    HIDtoVPAD supports xinput.
     
  14. cruplezone

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    It absolutely does not. The network client does, which uses your computer's native drivers for the controllers.
     
  15. ploggy

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    Just tested the hid build with my DS3 and can confirm the controller connects perfectly and works as expected except analog sticks indeed don't work.
    I also tried with my NS magic adapter and tried direct plugging of my PS4 and XBone controllers.. all don't work (probably need custom cfg files) :)
     
  16. QuarkTheAwesome

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    Yeah, only DS3s and the GameCube adapter will work; that's all we have code for at the moment.
    Thanks, I'll pass that along. What core are you using to test?
     
  17. ploggy

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    I was using the FBA Core. :)
     
  18. Murlocking

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    A bit off-topic but what romsets are you using ?
    No sure where to search for a compatible set.
     
  19. ploggy

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    I use the v0.2.97.42 set but it all depends on which FBA Core you want to use..
    FBA2012 uses v0.2.97.30
    FBA uses v0.2.97.42
     
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  20. Murlocking

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    Do you know what romset I need for MAME2003 ?
    I was downloading MAME 0.138 romset but apparently that's for MAME2010 and I was missguided..

    EDIT: Found this documentation, https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/MAME
    It says MAME 0.78u5, is that correct? I think I found the romset for that the other day.
     
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