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I was playing some of the cartridges last night on my TV, running Chrome on Android 4.4 on the Tronsmart Orion R28 hardware (RK3288 chip),. I had a XBOX 360 USB wired gamepad plugged in. The controllers Left Analog stick AND the D-pad functioned well,. however the only button that worked was the Back button would go back a web page ending the game. It would be great if the action buttons could be mapped as well,. since the browser supports fullscreen and the games play well.

I just tried the 360 controler on my win7 PC and running on Chrome I get no gamepad support,. however running the actual Pico-8 I get movement with the Left Analog Stick and the Action Buttons are mapped and work,. however the D-pad does not work,.

P#10232 2015-04-26 12:22 ( Edited 2016-10-03 20:14)

:: Elven

I just tried my PS3 wireless controller on Mac, which works fine with my Unity games.

In Pico8.app only the left analogue is active, and the x,o,[],^ buttons all work. I believe for this kind of a system, the D-Pad would be preffered.

But on the web nothing works (while in Unity Web Player I don't have any problems).

P#10234 2015-04-26 12:56 ( Edited 2015-04-26 16:56)

It sounds like a problem in the Javascript. Maybe there's no joystick support in JS yet?

P#10268 2015-04-27 21:30 ( Edited 2015-04-28 01:30)

I didn't realize until now that PICO-8 is apparently set to just use the left stick (I have been using a fake NES controller that treats the d-pad as a joystick :) but I just now tried with a PS4 controller and yeah, I agree it would be great if the d-pad were recognized as it makes more sense with non-analogue directional movement such as this.

P#10820 2015-05-20 23:02 ( Edited 2015-05-21 03:02)

@kittenm4ster Are you using an 8bitdo controller? And if so, have you got it working under Windows or OSX?

P#12583 2015-08-11 18:47 ( Edited 2015-08-11 22:47)
:: impbox

Using a PS3 controller on Linux it uses the left analog stick rather than the dpad. Might be able to fix this using the sdl_controllers.txt

P#12587 2015-08-11 22:04 ( Edited 2015-08-12 02:04)

OSX with a Logitech F310 here, uses the left stick also. I've thought about playing with sdlsettings but using the stick doesn't bug me

P#12607 2015-08-12 23:27 ( Edited 2015-08-13 03:27)
:: jbump

@RonnieRoerbak I just got my ancient Microsoft SideWinder controller working, check this http://www.generalarcade.com/gamepadtool/. A little SDL-fu goes a long way.

P#12662 2015-08-14 23:16 ( Edited 2015-08-15 03:16)
:: Pietze

I am using a 8bitdo controller on my Macbook. But I can't get work in chrome and their XPad isn't working for me as well :(

P#13191 2015-08-27 06:16 ( Edited 2015-08-27 10:16)

Did anybody ever find a way to use the dpad? I'm using a ps4 controller on a mac, and it'd be so much nicer to use that instead of the analog stick

P#19855 2016-04-17 19:59 ( Edited 2016-04-17 23:59)

On Linux, I use QJoyPad as a workaround: the D-pad directions are mapped to the arrow keys.

On Mac, I guess Enjoy2 can be used for the same purpose.

P#29894 2016-10-03 16:14 ( Edited 2016-10-03 20:14)

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