I recently installed Batocera (64 Bit PC) on an old laptop of mine, and I've been having a few issues regarding my wireless controllers:
The first thing I noticed was that it took many attempts when trying to connect my PS4 Official controller using the controllers settings -> Pair a Bluetooth Controller. The process seemed random and unreliable as when I attempted it again it took around 15 minutes or so of attempts to get it to connect again.
The next issue I noticed was that when the PS4 controller was connected it shows up as 2 controllers: "#0 Wireless Control...nsors" and "#1 Wireless Controller." This poses a problem because some emulators choose to use #1 as player 1 (The SNES one I believe) while the rest use #0, so constantly having to change the order is very tedious and irritating. I've tried forgetting and reconnecting bluetooth devices but nothing has worked.
Another issue is that whenever I am attempting to connect xbox controllers in addition to my ps4 controller it gives me a false "controller connected" popup after I hit the Pair a Bluetooth Controller button. I tried connecting the xbox controllers while the ps4 controller was disconnected and I still got this same message even after several restarts. I tried editing the options in the recalbox.conf file (ex disabling and enabling ps3 controllers and enabling xboxdrv) but nothing has worked.
Useful Info and Specs:
Version: 5.20 (Internal Drive)
Processor: Intel Pentium B980
Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics (3.3 Open GL)
Bluetooth (US😎: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J5WFPXX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - Reviews say this chip has a limit of 7 connected devices
Controllers Attempted: PS4, xbox one, xbox 360 (All wireless)
Wired controllers work fine!
I appreciate any help I can get on this issue, and I will provide any more details if necessary.