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Since bots, for example, or to automate tedious in-game tasks., Dolphin supports automated input using unix named pipes. This can be used to write
This features only works on UNIX systems for now, and needs some setup to work:
Creating the FIFO
First, locate your dolphin-emu user folder (usually in
or ~/.local/share/dolphin-emu/Pipes), then run:
Then you can either perform the task of selecting the pipe input into the controller config dropdown and then sending the button push/release events manually into the configuration dialog (very tedious), or copy the following config section into the Config/GCPadNew.ini file in the user folder.
[GCPad1] Device = Pipe/0/pipe1 Buttons/A = `Button A` Buttons/B = `Button B` Buttons/X = `Button X` Buttons/Y = `Button Y` Buttons/Z = `Button Z` Buttons/Start = `Button START` D-Pad/Up = `Button D_UP` D-Pad/Down = `Button D_DOWN` D-Pad/Left = `Button D_LEFT` D-Pad/Right = `Button D_RIGHT` Triggers/L = `Button L` Triggers/R = `Button R` Main Stick/Up = `Axis MAIN Y -` Main Stick/Down = `Axis MAIN Y +` Main Stick/Left = `Axis MAIN X -` Main Stick/Right = `Axis MAIN X +` C-Stick/Up = `Axis C Y -` C-Stick/Down = `Axis C Y +` C-Stick/Left = `Axis C X -` C-Stick/Right = `Axis C X +`
You can interact with the fifo using standard command-line tools such as echo.
Doing a button push:
echo 'PRESS A' > ~/my-dolphin-directory/pipe1
Doing a button release:
echo 'RELEASE A' > ~/my-dolphin-directory/pipe1
Moving a stick (where stick_name is C or MAIN and X and Y values between 0 and 1):
echo 'SET stick_name X Y' > ~/my-dolphin-directory/pipe1