Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Sorgelig » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:11 am

In Menu core there must be bluetooth icon next to ethernet(or wifi) icon if BT dongle is recognized.
Make sure you've updated the linux. Update script by default doesn't update the linux.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby nathanhardie » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 pm

warham wrote:
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Sorgelig wrote:No problems with 8bitdo receivers for me.


I use an older IO board. It's the all in one board (version 5.3 maybe?). And I use the Makerspot usb hub. Could any of that be the cause?



That hub is not powered is it?


I'm back. I got a powered hub and it still doesn't work. I even tried older versions of Linux and Main MiSTer (ones that use to work). All those attempts didn't work either. Do I need to update my sister boards?

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Nuclear3D » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:36 am

I was wondering why i couldn't connect my bluetooth it was becasuse i didnt update with the sd card installer i thought that the script updater did that. Could you maybe add that in the bluetooth wiki that you have to update your linux with the installer or it wont work i know it's obvious now but i wish i knew before. Nathan are you sure your bluetooth usb is using the 2 known bluetooth versions i made sure to buy one that said it was a broadcom BCM20702 https://plugable.com/products/usb-bt4le/

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby nathanhardie » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:31 am

Nuclear3d, I use the 8bitdo receivers?

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Nuclear3D » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:46 am

the 8bitdo receivers and bluetooth receivers arent really the same thing at least concerning the use in this thread.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Locutus73 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:59 am

Nuclear3D wrote:i thought that the script updater did that.

The updater can (if configured to do so) update Linux.
Please read here
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Updater_script_MiSTer
and please read the linked page in the readme with all the user options.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby nathanhardie » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:24 am

Nuclear3D wrote:the 8bitdo receivers and bluetooth receivers arent really the same thing at least concerning the use in this thread.


Their website says it uses Bluetooth 2.1, Class 2 (2.402GHz~2.48GHz). What do you mean by it's not the same thing... concerning this thread? I just want to get my MiSTer working again.

Basically, while I start to map my 8bitdo controller it stops working at the test 1st joystick right step. Then the keyboard acts like it's underpowered.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby WellDodgy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:29 am

I also had only updated the main Mister core and not the boot image. Once I did that bluetooth all worked fine.
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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Nuclear3D » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:47 am

as far as i know with the 8bitdo retro receivers its one controller one receiver while this thread is about using a usb bluetooth for more than one controller at a time. And for the updater script i didn't know it could do that and know i do i'll read the link you posted and figure out how to make the script update linux thanks.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby warham » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:33 am

Locutus73 wrote:
Nuclear3D wrote:i thought that the script updater did that.

The updater can (if configured to do so) update Linux.
Please read here
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Updater_script_MiSTer
and please read the linked page in the readme with all the user options.

Regards.

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When updating Linux with the script does it always require downloading the latest updater script file and uncommenting the line or is there a better way to go about it?

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Locutus73 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:30 am

warham wrote:When updating Linux with the script does it always require downloading the latest updater script file and uncommenting the line or is there a better way to go about it?

Did you read the readme? :wink:
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Updater_script_MiSTer
If there's something that isn't clear, please tell me and help me to improve the readme.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Lightwave » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:11 pm

Locutus73 wrote:
warham wrote:When updating Linux with the script does it always require downloading the latest updater script file and uncommenting the line or is there a better way to go about it?

Did you read the readme? :wink:
https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Updater_script_MiSTer
If there's something that isn't clear, please tell me and help me to improve the readme.

Regards.

Locutus73


For anyone still not sure, the suggestion is to copy and rename update.sh, and then make a matching .ini file containing the desired options (the uncommented line in this case) as an override. Then run the custom updater only when you want to upgrade the full Linux system, and the regular updater otherwise.

You can make as many custom updaters for any purpose as you wish, as mentioned by Locutus73.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby BlockABoots » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:00 pm

So i tired the following Bluetooth dongle....

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Sadly i cant seem to get it to pair with my 8BitDo SNES pad :(

I got it from Amazon a few years ago in a 3 pack and so not sure what make it is, has anyone else had any joy with this type on USB Bluetooth dongle?

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Sorgelig » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 pm

BlockABoots wrote:So i tired the following Bluetooth dongle....

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Sadly i cant seem to get it to pair with my 8BitDo SNES pad :(

I got it from Amazon a few years ago in a 3 pack and so not sure what make it is, has anyone else had any joy with this type on USB Bluetooth dongle?

try to pair on PC with the same dongle first.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby warham » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:00 am

For anyone still not sure, the suggestion is to copy and rename update.sh, and then make a matching .ini file containing the desired options (the uncommented line in this case) as an override. Then run the custom updater only when you want to upgrade the full Linux system, and the regular updater otherwise.



Thank you Lightwave, makes sense now. Locutus73 ^^, Thanks for all the updater work.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby BlockABoots » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:05 pm

Sorgelig wrote:
BlockABoots wrote:So i tired the following Bluetooth dongle....

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Sadly i cant seem to get it to pair with my 8BitDo SNES pad :(

I got it from Amazon a few years ago in a 3 pack and so not sure what make it is, has anyone else had any joy with this type on USB Bluetooth dongle?

try to pair on PC with the same dongle first.


Ok i have successfully pair the 8BitDo pad on my PC and it sees it as a, '*Bitdo SFC30 Gamepad' and works fine in windows but when i connect the usb dongle up to the mister and try and define joystick buttons nothing is registered on pressing buttons on the pad

EDIT: Got it to find the device but got a message saying

'Creating device failed: org.b
Add to trust list....
Connecting...
Done.

but button presses are still not recognised

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Sorgelig » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:26 pm

Try to pair several times.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby BlockABoots » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:57 pm

Sorgelig wrote:Try to pair several times.


Yeah i have it keeps saying it cant find a device

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby BlockABoots » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:48 pm

Fix the issue it seemed the USB dongle for my Rii XB media Keyboard was causing the issue. I had to press F11 on the keyboard then quickly remove the USB dongle for the Keyboard and then it would pair with my pad

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby BlockABoots » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:14 pm

When using a generic USB Bluetooth dongle, how do you enable the PSC OSD button combo as it doesn't seem to be enabled, pressing L+R+Start doesn't bring up the OSD??

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby guvner » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:52 pm

you don't

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby BlockABoots » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:16 pm

guvner wrote:you don't


Sorgelig wrote:
BlockABoots wrote:Also with the latest Bluetooth driver Sorgelig has released does the PSC OSD button combo work (L+R+Start)?

Yes. But you can't enable autofire/mouse mode with this combo. So, it's crippled OSD button.


Sorgelig said you can unless thats changed??

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby Sorgelig » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:28 pm

PSC mode available only in 8bitdo receiver. It doesn't apply to generic BT connection - it's 8bitdo receiver function.

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby BlockABoots » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:35 pm

Sorgelig wrote:PSC mode available only in 8bitdo receiver. It doesn't apply to generic BT connection - it's 8bitdo receiver function.


ah thats a shame, no way to add it to the standard bluetooth?

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Re: Direct Bluetooth gamepad support

Postby killersquirel » Tue May 28, 2019 1:09 am

With the latest updates for MiSTer core from 5/25/19 on I have experienced problems with my BT adapter not seeing my Dual Shock 4 controllers. I had no problems pairing them originally after turning off my cellphone and PC. I tried to do the same after the update and they can't be found. Any idea on how to fix this?


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