Originally posted by mykrob
USB is working. THe controller actually works, tested it in SNES9X. Problem is, it seems the digital pad isnt working, only the analog stick. I cant get into any type of joystick configuration to troubleshoot any further.. Any ideas?
The pad does work, it's just that the D-pad is set as the 5th and 6th axis and some programs don't check that far. For example, I know zsnes doesn't, but xmame does. This is also a problem with some arcade machine emulators under windows.
What I do if I want to reassure myself that my gamepad works is running a program called jstest on the device file representing you pad and then pushing the buttons and moving the sticks and d pad. Any changes in the output will say if it's working properly.
One workaround is to use a utility that maps keyboard presses to whatever on your pad and then configure whatever program to use the keyboard. The one I use that works pretty well is qjoypad