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I mainly use RetroArch for all my emulation needs. I'll be recieving my two arcade sticks today and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on the easiest way to manage controller setups for retroarch. The optimal setup for me would be if player 1 and 2 could be set up to use both the game-pads i have and the arcade sticks simultaneously and let the player decide what controller he prefers. But from what i have read so far online this seems like it won't be possible. The next idea i had was having custom cfg files for the various setups. (One for gamepads and one for the sticks) what would be the best way to load these when i need them? Any suggestions on what are my best options here? Quick afterthought: If bigbox had any way to add secondary launch options from the game menu i could have an entry "Launch with arcade controllers" that uses the appendconfig function in retroarch to load the correct controller config.

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as i know it is possible to configurate a cfg file for each game when loaded. soooooo if u have games for a stick, you have to tell retroarch to load the cfg file for sticks, and if you have games for a gamepad tell it to load the other cfg file. i know it is a bit of work if u have a lot of games but i guess this is one of the best solutions.... greetz

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Yea, I'm thinking of making it platform specific for now. Or experimenting with some extra config files for controllers. I have also asked on the libretro forums. Whats frustrating is that i have to rebind everything. If it was just a simple matter of selecting the right controller then it would be far less of an issue. What i really would have liked would be a way for me to just choose what controller i want to use at any given time, the best sollution would be if retroarch let me assign more then one controller at the same time. :/ As a workaround i guess a joy2key setup could work.

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Update: I think I might end up setting up several comtroller - config files for each of my "use cases" using the config override function and have a script rename the files when i swap what setup i wan't Going to experiment with autoconfigs first and see if i'm able to produce the wanted results with that first. Thanks for suggestions and replies so far, and feel free to chime in with any other suggestions if you have any. :)

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So it turned out the best way that worked out for me was to set up Autoconfig profiles properly. Now I can swap what controller is connected via USB, and it sets up the correct button configs on the fly. (Important if you want to customize/set up autoconfigs, bind your pad. Save autoconfig, and _clear_ your settings before closing) More info in this thread from the RA forums: http://libretro.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6458

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