Thanks for the comment.
For reference, I’m running the Wolfanoz 12K Gold 128GB image (arcadepunks), Batocera v35. The games that I’ve been trying are Area 51/Maximum Force Duo [MAME] & The House of The Dead 2 [Dreamcast]. For Area 51, the only emulator that recognizes both wiimotes is (Libreto: MAME0139). For The House of The Dead the only emulator that works is (FLYCAST). When I’m on the main menu both wiimotes are recognized with different colors and work correctly, but once I select any of the games, they stop working well.
I’m using 2 official wiimotes, 1 IR sensor bar, and 2 separate additional USB controllers as well. An interesting note is that both wiimotes seem to be Player 1–they both show the leftmost blue light (out of the 4 on the bottom of the wiimote), which would make since why the games try to receive the same player 1 signal from both wiimotes.
I’m new to Batocera, and have a novice programming background, so everyone’s here help is very much appreciated!