Question Recommendations for a wired game controller ?

1cherokee79

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I have a raspberry Pi 4 with the newest version of Retropie. What are some good Xbox game controller for Retropie newest.
 
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I have a raspberry Pi 4 with the newest version of Retropie. What are some good Xbox game controller for Retropie newest.
You should be able to use a standard Xbox controller with an USB-A to microUSB cable to connect to the Pi4. The new Xbox Series X|S controllers come with USB-C ports though and would need a USB-A to USB-C cable. I’ve used it wirelessly with Bluetooth, so using it wired should be easy.
 

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In all fairness, there are some really decent USB X Box controller clones on the market. I can't really see paying so much for the "real" controller for this application. Perhaps even try to find some of the older wired controllers if you just want the branded one.
 

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In all fairness, there are some really decent USB X Box controller clones on the market. I can't really see paying so much for the "real" controller for this application. Perhaps even try to find some of the older wired controllers if you just want the branded one.
I agree that a non-official Xbox controller would probably save a lot of money. I was thinking that if the OP has one already that it could be used with the Pi4. There are plenty of alternatives though.
These are great options:
  1. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WD4TSNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1F1AXSGSAXRXJYCX2RMB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  2. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VAHYQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GY7HNVR3WYEBE3N3PGWM
I think the Logitech one would be great for the price and a reputable brand.
 

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I have one of these wired usb powera Mario controllers
https://www.amazon.com/PowerA-15062...&qid=1653692579&sprefix=wired+,aps,541&sr=8-9 and once that i got it home, i got it at Walmart. but when i got it home. I power on tyhe raspberry Pi 4 with the newest version of retropie 4.8.
It came up asking me to config the controller.
I noticed buttons on the back of the controller One was the located in the middle say Program button and the other two off to the sides says, AGR
So, what, do i hit the Program button to config the controllor
 

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I have one of these wired usb powera Mario controllers
https://www.amazon.com/PowerA-1506261-01-Controller-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B07BRHY1LD/ref=sr_1_9?crid=1XG5RTWA1AAWE&keywords=wired+powera+mario+controller&qid=1653692579&sprefix=wired+,aps,541&sr=8-9 and once that i got it home, i got it at Walmart. but when i got it home. I power on tyhe raspberry Pi 4 with the newest version of retropie 4.8.
It came up asking me to config the controller.
I noticed buttons on the back of the controller One was the located in the middle say Program button and the other two off to the sides says, AGR
So, what, do i hit the Program button to config the controllor
I’m not sure what you mean about the buttons on the back of the controller. I’d say try the button that says Program. Do you have a screenshot or photos of the screen?
 

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I have a powera game controller but when i started the configurating the controller to Retropie, I start to tap the buttons, but some of them still saying (Not Defined-
 
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