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RetroPie - Hotkeys in retroarch emulator

This shows how to set hotkeys in RetroArch, and how to map joypad buttons to make them work. A useful example is to use the joypad to return to the EmulationStation menu, or to save and load games without needing a keyboard.

Check this out for new info:

This is using RetroPie but should work with any RetroArch installation.

RetroPie hotkey script:

Main retroarch.cfg file:

Make sure you keep a keyboard key mapped to enable hotkeys as well as a joypad button version:

NOTE: This guide is for retroarch only, for MAME you can see my video here on how to map joypad buttons to quit the game etc..