Today we launched the newest additions to our retro gaming
lineup: the Ultimate Atari Fight Stick and Ultimate Atari Fight Stick with
Trackball. We’ve been offering a USB 2
player Atari Fight Stick and 2
player Atari Fight Stick with Track ball for a while now, but the USB
versions only provide the controller. They need to be connected to a Raspberry
Pi, PC, or other system to create a complete gaming set up. This provides more
flexibility at the expense of convenience. The new Ultimate Fight Sticks add a
Raspberry Pi running RetroPie to the cabinet, creating a complete gaming set up
in one unit. In addition, the Ultimate Fight Sticks come loaded with over 100 officially
licensed Atari games on our Atari
Games Card. This allows you to get started gaming without having to track
down games or worry about the legality of downloading ROMs. Everything comes
pre wired and ready to go. You’ll need an internet connection to complete the
initial set up and a TV or monitor with an HDMI input.
The Ultimate Fight Sticks retain all the features of the USB
versions. Both use the same control layout, support single and two player
games, and use the same XinMo Co. USB encoder. We’ve used the same high-
quality buttons, switches, joysticks, cabinets, and track balls as our other
retro gaming products to ensure the Ultimate Fight Sticks will provide a
durable and enjoyable gaming experience. Like the USB Fight Sticks, the
Ultimate Fight Sticks include a hydraulic lifters and a lock. This makes it easy
to access the internals while keeping them secure. You can find the Ultimate
Fight Sticks and USB Fight Sticks at the links above, or check out our Retro
Arcade Builder to design your own Fight Stick or arcade cabinet.
I just purchased the atari fight stick with the trackball. I did not get the one with the built in raspberry pi and wanted to use my own image. However, it's only detecting the one controller even with both USBs inserted. The joystick on player 2 is the only thing that responds. How do I get player 2 to detect and map the controls as well as the trackball functionality. That's also not responsive with games like centipede on arcade. Thank you!
Hello @tommyv1981 thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. You mentioned you are using your own image. What emulator software are you using? You can also check out this post below if using the RetroArch.
@Tpeezy The short answer is no. The Colecovision games were not supposed to be in the image. As soon as we discovered they were we rolled back to the previous version. Which controller are you having issues with? The fight stick and PS2 controller should still work properly, but the Trooper II will require configuration.
@tommyv1981 See this post from the Retropie documentation for instructions on getting the XinMo controller in the fight stick to work properly:
Hello, just purchased the Fight Stick with Trackball Ultimate, and I have it all up and running per instructions. The Trackball USB was not plugged in, so I plugged it in a USB2.0 port under the controller. I fired up Centipede, and the trackball is not tracking correctly left-right...the nuts on the bottom were loose, so I tightened them up...but still not tracking right, and the trackball is not the smoothest rolling.
Any ideas? I love this unit, and I love RetroPie. Do you have the joystick config anywhere if I replace the Rasberry PI 3 with a 4b and redo with my own RetroPi setup?
The Atari Arcade Centipede aspect ratio is a bit off. The top and bottom cut off. Where in the cfgs can I correct this?or is there another area to correct this?
Would anyone know how to update a Retropie SD card that I have for this? It works, the games work, but it won't recognize the trackball. I think the Pi needs to be updated and the Pi to the newest version that may be able to recognize the Atari Fightstick. When I plug it into the Pi400, it recognized the Atari Fight Stick and the trackball worked perfectly. The Pi 4.0 I have won't work on the Atari Fighstick 3b version.
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