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Pimp my cade: Teenage Mutant Ninja Pinto

I am but a drop of water in an ocean full of Arcade1Up modders. Here, I tell the tale of journeying down the rabbit hole.

Coin insert hotkeys

I wanted the ability to use the coin insert buttons as a means of controlling the machine’s state without the need for cycling through menus. To do this, I created a Triggerhappy profile that you can download and save to /etc/triggerhappy/triggers.d/

You’ll also want to download and save the following scripts to /usr/local/bin/:

Then, I disabled the systemd-based loading of Triggerhappy:

    sudo systemctl stop triggerhappy.{service,socket}
    sudo systemctl disable triggerhappy.{service,socket}

Since I’d rather have Retropie launch Triggerhappy to simplify user permissions (systemd ran it as the unprivileged nobody user, while as Retropie will run it as the privileged pi user), I added the following line to the top of /opt/retropie/configs/all/

/usr/sbin/thd --triggers /etc/triggerhappy/triggers.d/ --deviceglob /dev/input/event* &

Then, to have a clean start, I rebooted the machine with sudo reboot.

Now when the machine loads up, the coin insert buttons can be held in varying combinations to trigger a function:

Leonardo (Player 3) coinMichelangelo (Player 1) coinDonatello (Player 2) coinRaphael (Player 4) coinFunction
Exit emulator/program
Reboot machine
Shutdown machine

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