Is it possible to bind the useless LightKey middle button to Pause Game in retroarch?
I tried binding it in Retroarch directly but it seems that I can’t bind anything in there, this must be another GREAT effect of this OS v.04…
So, in retroarch.cfg, how can I achieve that exactly.
I don’t think you could bind it in 0.3 or earlier. From my understanding, LK3 acts as a duplicate shift key.
On that note, LK1, 2, 4 and 5 can all be achieved by pushing shift and ABXY. It’s more of a convenience thing. I’ve actually taken to not using it, preferring clean lines and a streamlined system.
It may be possible to reprogram the arduino board, removing use of the shift key altogether. You would only be missing out on the + / - keybinding, which is usually for volume control. But with the universal hotkey to control brightness and volume using select and the D-pad, it becomes redundant.
In short, you could map shift to either + or -, and map that key to whatever you want.
I haven’t checked it, but I assume that LK3 is potentially hardwired to be the same key as whatever shift is, so you would need to have this duplicated.
Yup, just like the shift key on the Gameshell’s fascia inputs.
However, it’s not a shift key in the same sense that shift is a mappable key. It’s more like a laptop’s fn key that doesn’t serve any purpose by itself, but rather a modifier for existing keys.
I haven’t read anything about it not being a modifier, but I could be mistaken! Link it if you find it! I’m curious to read into this.
When you hold LK3 and push ABXY, it gives the same output as if you were pushing the face key shift key and ABXY; ie it outputs the L/R/L2/R2 keys.
Either way, you should be able to program it to be whatever you want flashing the arduino firmware.